PROS: ~Came in the mail a week ago from coastal scent, nothing was broken, everything was clean and the packaging was very sturdy. ~A great size mirror and 2 applicators. ~Almost all colors are highly pigmented!! ~You can let your imagination go wild with the color selection! CONS: ~Some colors are matte/satin and a few colors are very very shimmery (slightly annoying) ~The shadows are kinda small, even though it is 88 colors, if you really like a color you only have so much of it. Overall its very good for around 21 bucks. I am impressed.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Oil-free eye makeup remover liquid
KuteKora 6/28/2009 3:29:00 PM
What's with all the negative reviews? This removes my eyeliner perfectly. (Trust me, I should be know as the eyeliner whore.) I usually put on a ton of liquid liner with 2 tons of mascara. By the end of the day, I tab some water with the product, brush it across my eyes and with a few wipes, ITS GONE! It's a very gentle formula, never irritates me or stings. I brought it for $1 at a clearance thinking I would hate it, but its been serving me nicely.
This is the first liquid eyeliner I ever purchased. After I lost it somewhere I started exploring other products from drugstore products to higher ended brands. I have just repurchased this eyeliner again. Don't get me wrong, I have tried other great liners just as this but over 3x the price. If I get the same results for less than 3 bucks, why would I waste $15 on another product? Bottom line: ~The color is beautiful and dries very quick. ~Long lasting if you do not get liquid on it, it will transfer to product onto your bottom waterline. ~It is a BREEZE to remove with just water. I have a big pet peeve when a product doesn't come off. ~The brush/applicator is a little too long, giving you less control. But practice makes perfect, once you get the hang of it, its not a big problem.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation Original Glo Formula
KuteKora 6/6/2009 1:21:00 AM
I have decent skin, excusing some acne scars from my early teens. I mix Matte/Intensive formulas in with O glo to give my face a sparkle. First I dust a bit of Intensive fairly light on my face, not too much, just enough to cover my flaws. Then I swiftly 'puffs' O glo on my face using a fluffy face brush. Anymore, my face would be caked and oily end of the day. Its all about balance with O glo. BTW: MAC Fix + is a must with EDM foundations! Not kidding, its wonderful!
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Skunkless Foptic Brush [DISCONTINUED]
KuteKora 6/6/2009 1:09:00 AM
I ordered this brush the day it came out. From the picture on the website, I knew the bristles would be too long and floppy (Call it shopper intuition.) But I had nothing else I wanted so I just added in my cart. 2 weeks later... Guess what?! I was right. The brush was floppy, long, and like other reviews, but it was very very soft. What I did was I tied a rubber band around the bristles to shorten it, giving more control and less floppy-ness. I did see some shedding during washes, however, it has gotten less frequent.
This is a miracle mascara. I swear with my life by this, I can't believe how long I have waited to try this. 1. No weird smell. 2. Extends and builds my lashes with just one coat. Now imagine two! 3. No flakes, long long lasting wear. WOW. 4. Yet, a breezy to remove. Wet towel then wipe then its gone! 5. No lash fallout. 6. Doesn't harden your lashes and weight it down. Very creamy formula. 7. The design is adorable. So cute and so chic. 8. The wand is cool, a hourglass figure. Easy to reach into small corners. However, This mascara is hard to find in stores, I should start a online petition to get NYX in more stores. If you do find this somewhere, GRAB IT! After buying this mascara, I know for sure, I am a Nyx girl.
Powder -Prestige - MultiFinish Wet Dry Powder Foundation
KuteKora 2/16/2009 4:09:00 PM
This was the first powder foundation I have ever owned. I saw this in Walgreens on sale for $2.00 when I was young and new to the world of cosmetics. I still have this foundation and I still use it almost everyday but not as a foundation but as a finishing powder to set my makeup. This powder looks fake on me if I put too much, but it does not cake up. There is no stability! I notice it fading after a hour or two. Pro: ~Cheap. ~The packaging. (with a mirror and sponge puff on the second compartment) ~A lot of product! ~Great for finishing powder. Con ~It is very bulky. ~It does not stay on very long. ~doesn't cover up much of anything. **the picture of me is just me wearing Prestige Powder Foundation and nothing else.** looks good now but it will fade soon, so soon. =[
This is a 2.5-ish mascara, it works and slightly lengthens but there are about 100 mascaras out there that lengthens for a fraction of the price. I use Cover Girl Volume Exact and its tons tons better and cheaper!! I have long, medium full, and very straight lashes. This mascara does not curl AT ALL. nope. zip. nada. none. When I wear this my eyes appear smaller and sadder. The curved mascara wand is hard to work with, I have the hardest time trying to get it in the corners without poking my eyes out. Its not all bad, the packaging is beautiful!! the tube is curved and smooth, beautiful ebony black with golden letters. I love to show it off because of its lovely packaging.
Lip Treatments -SoftLips - Strawberry Sherbet SPF20
KuteKora 2/7/2009 3:29:00 PM
IT IS THE BEST LIP BALM I HAVE NEVER USED! It smells great I want to eat it. It goes on smoothly and its creamy. The shape/tube is slim and tall, very appealing to the eye, its not short and fat like the other lip balms. I use it once in the morning and my soft lips last all day long! <3 My new lippie love!