Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Kashuk Tools Foundation Brush
Tashina 2/14/2012 7:29:00 PM
I use this for my mineral foundation. L.O.V.E it. It blends well, works like a baby buki brush but it is soft so it doesn't scratch or irritate my skin like the BE buki does. I love Sonia Kashuk brushes. They are well constructed and very good quality especially for the price.
Foundations -Maybelline - Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation
Tashina 2/12/2012 10:30:00 PM
I bought this in porcelain 110. The problem. Lending and the fact that the foam came out color streaked and the dry itching I feel after using this is null and void since once I put it on, it was non exsistant. No color, coverage nothing. At first I could see a little color streaks that I blended and then there was nothing. I could feel it but could not see it and not in a good way. So I washed my face waited an hour, shook the can more and tried again. No bueno. The sprayer was hard to press down and I had to give a good push to he any out and then it squirted out way too much, so I thought. I used the entire glob and it just didn't show up. It turns from foam to watery liquid quickly and dries to fast. I feel like this is t making sense to my point but this is the best I can explain.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Infallible Plumping Lip Gloss in Plumping Red
Tashina 2/12/2012 1:28:00 AM
This is a very pretty color. It is rather sheer and pink on. Doesn't go on at all like it looks in the tube unless you layer it a lot. It's sticky though and it gets stickier the longer you have it on and after 30 minutes you can't rub your lips together. I feel like the color is really good though I bought this wanting a RED gloss so I will have to keep looking in that aspect. I like the wand. The shape is different in a good way. I think I will try another color because I do like the length of wear even though it is sticky.
I have this in 5 colors. I don't know what colors they are because the names were printed on theses stickers that were on the side of the tube and they came off really quickly. I have a nudey shimmery pinkish, a pinky berry, a darker wine red/berry, a slightly deeper pink/peach with a slight gold shimmer that reminds me of nars orgasm or Mary Kay fancy nancy and a lavender shade. I like the sheerness and the feel. They are not sticky but they last longer than most gloss. I wouldn't say 6 hours though. My favorite is the pinky nudey color. It is extremely pretty and very flattering. I love all the colors but I can't pull off the lavender shade. My sister is more tan and that one looks good on her. I am going to go out and get the always lovely tomorrow after seeing the picture that is posted.
Lip Gloss -Napoleon Perdis - NP Set Luscious Lip Shine
Tashina 11/28/2011 12:53:00 PM
I would buy this again and again and again. I love it!!! The color is perfect. It can be a bit intimidating looking in the tube but on it is just the right pink. It is not too pale but not too bright and looks like natural pink lips with just a little extra something. It is not a shimmery sparkly shine either which I hate. It is a glossy glass shine and it looks good as a fresh coat and also still looks good as the gloss starts to wear down. I can't say enough about it. It is very moisturizing. I can wear this all day and my lips will be soft and not peely. The moisturizing effect makes my lips fuller too. Love that. I can put this on without a mirror and not worry about how it comes out. I gave the packaging a ding because the tube is kind of weird. It is a wedge shape and the plastic is not very soft so when I get close to the bottom of the tube or the tube is cold it can be hard to squeeze out, but even with that, it is worth it. I gave it 2 dings on the price. It is not the most expensive gloss in the world by far, but I shop drugstore a majority of the time for a reason. I don't have the budget for anything else most of the time and $15 for a drugstore lip gloss is kind of silly. It is worth the price, but I have to squeeze every last drop out of this one because the way I wear lip gloss, the cost will add up.
I have this one in Nude Lily. The color is not so much nude but like a bad beige. It looks bad on. In the tube it looked like it had a little pinkness to it and I like the concept and thought the packaging was great until I opened it. The cap to the lipstick does scrape the product if your not careful and I have had to take it off and put it on again because it doesn't like to twist straight the first time so the cap is ascew which irritates me. The gloss has a small hole to squeeze out onto your finger to apply and I don't like that. I would rather a slanted tip so I don't have to get it on my fingers. The formula is thick in the tube so it is hard to squeeze out but really slippery on. I found it drying on my lips. There is no moisturization at all and it feels awkward just sitting on my lips. It is a great concept, but totally missed the mark with this one.
I guess when Revlon says that their foundation has a luminous effect, it means there are tiny glitter flecks in it. I was not expecting that. It looks tacky on with the tiny little glitters all over. It doesn't blend well and doesn't give coverage. It takes a few layers to get any coverage. The brush is a joke. It feels really gross going on. The wet feeling as it goes on is nasty. The color matched, but in any light it looked ridiculous on. It was streaky. The price was a little much for a drug store foundation, but not the worst price I have seen in a drugstore. I like the packaging but the tiny little brush in the lid was just stupid. I would never buy this again and urge you not to waste your money on it. I am kind of pissed that I spent money on this that I can't get back. I would love to take it back.
I really like the packaging. The pump puts out a nice amount for one sheer layer. The color is a perfect match. I am pale but not quite ginger pale, most foundations I need the lightest shade, but few are too light. I was very pleasently surprised at how well the color matched. I did not like the "Airbrush" name. I didn't feel like it gave that effect AT ALL. I had to do 3 layers just to cover my light freckles and by the time I had the desired coverage it felt horrible. It got oily after only 2 hours even with the translucent finishing powder that is sold with it. The powder went on very obvious. You could absolutely tell I had on powder. It made it hard to blend my blush because it just sits on your skin. The brush that comes with the powder is hillarious. They expect you to use a teeny tiny thing to dust your whole face. I gave this a 3 because it was not the worst foundation I have ever used.
this was no different for me than my cheapie i bought at the drug store. i don't get what all the hype is about. i know $5 isn't a whole lot of money, but when i can get the same thing for $1.99, why spend more.
Concealers -Boots - No7 Radiant Glow Concealer in 01
Tashina 6/29/2007 3:50:00 PM
i bought this even despite the bad reviews i read on here, but i am glad that i did. i really like it. i had tried the YSL version and liked it, only after being made aware that it is not a concealer, it is a highlighter. so taking that into consideration i didn't treat this product like a concealer, but like a highlighter, and it is great. i just dab a bit over my concealer and anywhere else i feel like and it does a great job of brightening without glimmer, and shimmer and glitter, and all that crap that you usually find in highlighters. so that is my suggestion to everyone who might try it. use it as a highlighter with your concealer, not as a concealer.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Juice Stick in Pink Lemonade [DISCONTINUED]
Tashina 6/29/2007 3:26:00 PM
i sampled this on my hand and the color was great. i really liked it and i loved the consistancy and the smell, but when i put it on, i couldn't see the color. just barely in the right light, and my lips are not dark either. i really like some of the other colors though, but what really blew it for me on this is that it didn't show up. and the same problem i had with the other colors, they were too fat and were hard to keep inside the lipline, but other than that with the other colors i had no complaint.
i bought this in tease. i love it. it is the perfect nude lipgloss. it doesn't wash out my lips like a lot of other nude lipglosses do. it is super shiny and i really didn't feel like it wore off all that fast. there is no annoying smell to it. i really like it. it is the best nude gloss i have ever had.
i am seriously loving the Boots product lines. i try one thing and love it, so i try another and love it, and so on... and i keep expecting to find something that i hate, but so far, it has all been pretty good. this lip gloss looks so heavy and opaque and way too dark, but it isn't. when you put it on, it is soooo pretty. the color is more of a deep mauvey brown that is soo sheer but not invisible and has just a little bit of shimmer. i really like it. and it feels good on and isn't sticky at all. i will deffinatly buy it again.
Concealers -Sonia Kashuk - Take Cover Concealing Stick
Tashina 6/28/2007 4:40:00 PM
i really wasn't crazy about this at all. the color was great, and the stick formula was a little more creamy than i anticipated, but other than that, blah. it was easy to blend for the first 3 seconds, then it began to dry and was not fun. and when it dried it reall DRIED. it aged me sooooooo badly, it was ridiculous. i tried it under my eyeshadow as a base, and it even made my eyeshadow look really really creasy and crumbly like if i blinked it would flake off.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Juice Stick- Chai Love You [DISCONTINUED]
Tashina 6/28/2007 1:04:00 PM
i really like this color and texture. i like the sheerness, since i have a hard time with actual lipstick. i don't like the feel of regular lipstick. but this was great and the color is the same as my lips just a bit darker and better with some shine. the only complaint is that the lipstick is so fat it makes it hard to put it on without getting it outside of the lip line.