Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Shiny Licious - Lolly Pink
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:14:00 AM
I would give this a three, but the smell is nauseating, so I have to give it a two. It smells just like children's motrin, which I have always hated. It is really thick and sticky and I hate the applicator. The color looks nice in the tube, but it goes on really sheer and light.
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Shiny-Licious in Coral Heat
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:12:00 AM
I found this at Big Lots for $2. In the tube it looks like a really bright coral, almost red. The tube is cute, but I really don't like the applicator. It is white and made out of a felt like material, and as soon as you dispense product, it looks dirty. It smells kind of plasticy but a lot better than another tube I have that smells horrible, like children's motrin. I really like this but I am kind of disappointed that it goes on more sheer than I would have liked. It basically makes my lips look a littler darker and shiny.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Mellow Yellow
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:07:00 AM
This has a really great formula for a yellow. Usually yellows are super streaky, goopy, or sheer, but this was none of those. I did three coats but I could have gotten away with two. It lasts pretty well, even through showers.
Gels/Soaps -C.O. Bigelow - Mentha Body Vitamin Body Wash
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:05:00 AM
I love this stuff! It's kind of expensive, but I got it half-off for $6. It's really refreshing and I like to use it to either wake up in the morning or to cool down after a hot day.
Palettes -BeneFit Cosmetics - Weather Girl [DISCONTINUED]
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:02:00 AM
It really sucks that this was discontinued because my friend has it and I've used it but cannot get one myself. The browns are all gorgeous. Neither of us really had any use for the lip glosses, and they got kind of dirty from being near the shadows. The packaging is cute, as always with Benefit.
The eyeshadows are all super flattering on anyone and coordinate well together. The concealer was too dark for me, though. The packaging is cute, but it's fairly expensive.
I bought this for $21 at Sephora. I first received a sample of it and it made my skin feel super soft so I decided to purchase an actual bottle. It is probably just silicone or something that makes my skin feel really smooth, so I don't know if it really does anything for my makeup, but it seems like it. I'm pretty much out now...I have to take the pump off and get some product off of the stick when I want to use it. I think I'll try buying that Monistat chafing gel stuff that has really good reviews on here and put it in the bottle and see how I like that before I buy another bottle of this.
These are really cheap, but not worth it. I have four, all have black on one side, and then teal, purple, silver, and gold on the other. They are really inconsistent. The black works fine on a couple, but not at all on others. The colored sides are completely useless. The color does not show up at all and they are all really dry and the point just breaks.
I would probably give this more of a 3.5. I believe it was $10. The amount appears to be a lot. I think it would be a good everyday bronzer, but I have better ones that I use instead. It's a light/medium bronze color with small gold shimmers. The shimmer isn't too overpowering when applied, which I like. It starts off really sheer/subtle, but you could build the color. An annoying thing is that when you swirl some product onto a brush, a lot of loose powder is left.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 1:07:00 AM
This is really cheap at $3.99. It gives a super dark black line and it really stays on. I put some on my hand and it did not smudge when I wiped my finger over it, or when I put water on it. That could also be a bad thing when it comes time to take it off, but mostly good. The brush it comes with isn't the best, but it's actually not too bad...it just makes a thicker line than I'd like, so I use my own brush.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Megaliner Liquid Eyeliner- Turquoise
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 1:03:00 AM
I bought this for only $2.99 and it was buy one get one free. The color is very nice and true to the color of the bottle. The brush is super thin which is good for a small precise line. Although I really love the color, I don't think it suits my blue eyes. It is fun to wear occasionally, though. It also stays on very well.
I bought this for only $2.99 and it was also buy one get one free. It looks hot pink and kind of scary in the pan, but although it is pretty pigmented, it goes on to a nice rosy pink color. It looks like a natural flush. I like that it is matte because I don't like lots of shimmer in my cheek products. It seems to last pretty well. The packaging isn't the best, but I won't complain for $3.
This gives me nice clean defined lashes without any clumps, but I don't really like it because I prefer a more dramatic look. It also dries out kind of quickly.
I would actually give this a 3.5. I've seen some people obtain really dramatic results with this mascara, but it just doesn't work that well for me. I can get pretty nice results, but I have to reaaally work with it and build it up while trying to not clump at the same time. I don't like the way the brush feels. The brush is big, but the texture is weird and doesn't feel nice on my lashes. The smell is also annoying. I think they were trying to make it smell like DiorShow, but it just smells cheap and the smell lingers.
I didn't like this the first time I tried it, but I tried it a couple more times and I actually like it. It can clump, so you just have the work with it, but it's worth it. It gives me super dark and defined lashes.