Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
paradoxia1234 7/7/2011 12:13:00 PM
This really kicks UDPP's butt . I first got UDPP because thats the more famous one but I'd rather use no eye primer than UDPP because it looks ashy and chalky on my lids ( I'm NC43 ) . althought TFSI is the same beige colour, it doesn't look as bad and it makes my eyeshadow look better and stay on all day ( its also easier to remove than UDPP) . definitely would recommend this especially for darker skintones .
I'm very cheap uni student and At first I felt really guilty and irresponsible for having just spent 11.50 GBP on an eyeshadow that was basically carbon with a faint bit of purple shimmer in it. but I'm glad I bought it, I like it :) . It goes on less harsh and blotchy than carbon and it gives me this great 'bombshell' look if I put it on my lids alone, which is how I usually wear it. Its very wearable ( I'm NC43 ) Best of all that purple shimmer doesn't end up all over you face ( *cough* *cough* urban decay. ) . make sure you try it on/ swatch because you're in for a surprise... that purple shimmer is barely noticable.. its basically just a purprish black ! x
H.G ! I usually hate glosses and end up just wiping them off literally 2 minutes after i put them on, but this jellyish texture feels comfortable on my lips and doesn't transfer outside my lipline easily. I'm NC43 and I keep repurchasing 'flirt'. I think I'll keep repurchasing this over and over . Flirt is the perfect everyday color for me and the formula is AMAZING. I will say that I got a bunch of other colors but they didn't suit me and smelled like cheap artifical flavouring .
The shadows are good compared to drugstore brands I've tried but I still prefer Mac shadows as they are more opaque, etc, but these are less expensive and the colours are a wide wearable selection , the one thing I don't get is why they insist on putting chunks of glitter in a some of the shadows as it could be kind of tacky for daytime plus it falls onto the face and looks horrible and its a pain to remove. Still, it was a good buy and I love the colours . Also the 24/7 liner in black is my h.g.
If you get one thing from this review it is do NOT, i repeat NOT go putting this all over your face after you pass the allergy test. I did the test on my wrist, nothing , it was fine . I continued to use it for 4 days on my forehead then suffered a horrible allergic reaction for a week, now 2 weeks after it died down ( it was ugly , my whole face swelled up ), I have a scar on my forehead, I can't imagine what I would've done if I had used this all over my face. Please PLEASE use it on a little area first before you put it all over your face.
This product is horrible but addictive. I have long natural afro hair which is a pain to detangle but this makes it so so easy to do in the shower because it gives hair a lot of slip- but as far as a conditioner, it didn't work for my dry hair, it left it feeling dry, frizzy, brittle and like plastic- and made straightening results look worse dry hair=frizzy hair . still it was really hard to quit because it made detangling such a breeze. I literally had to throw mine out because i couldn't stop using it - I would only repurchase in a detangling emergency.
sorry, i know nail polish is very subjective but although its cool that it changes color at different angles, and its very unique. I hate green nail polish . when it looks like a silver its alright but when its metallic greenish silver it just looks gross to me, kinda like you have some sort of illness .
I really wanted to love this product,. It would've been perfect if only it didn't slightly irritate my eyes and most importaly, Im pretty sure it broke me out so I have to stop using it, which is a shame becase Im tired of being scared of the bright sun like a vampire. Pro -skin feels soft -doesn't irritate my skin too much like the neutrogena dry touch , only slightly irritating once i apply it , but this dissipates after 10 min Con -If you use slightly too much, it leaves a white cast and balls up, which looks gross and like you're shedding skin -irritates my eyes slightly so I can't use it near me eyes ( delicate undereye and lid area that especially need protection) -It broke me out
Just as I was about to take the plunge and buy this, I swallowed my pride and asked to try it on first, so glad I did because It was horrible. Im NC43 and it left an obvious lavender tint on my face that looked horrible (literally looked like a light dusting of lavender eyeshadow all over my face), it creased on my eyelid, plus it balled up under my eye and looked like eye crust ( ew). Try before you buy !!
My first liquidy eye liner and I keep going back to it, I tired maybelline and bobbi brown gel liners but I keep going back to this , what i like most is that its easy to wash off at the end of the day and easy to clean up a mistake, which usually happens when I do a flicked eyeliner. but it doesn't smudge or fade throughout the day- in my experience.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
paradoxia1234 4/28/2011 10:45:00 PM
Finally a product worth the hype, it goes on smooth, very pigmented smudges slightly so you don't have that harsh 'sharpie' look but doesn't give you panda eyes at the end of the day and is isn't very stubborn to get off . H.G.
this is one of those where've-you-been-all-my-life products. It instantly heals chapped lips in a way I didn't even think was possible . you MUST try it !
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream
paradoxia1234 3/1/2011 7:59:00 PM
this was really over rated, it leaves an oily residue and leaves oil marks on papers. wouldn't recommend.
for purely cosmetic reasons, it hydrates them well without leaving your hands oily, smells of bubblegum a tad bit too strong, but ok. However, if you give your hands a good wash with soap and let them dry, they'll go back to being their chapped, grey, creepy sand-papery selves. Its purely cosmetic . but I'd still use it just to make them look better short term . Im still looking for something to heal and protect my chapped hands though .
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Nail Polish (any color)
paradoxia1234 2/19/2011 6:42:00 AM
I love this nail polish, it dries quick so you don't have to worry about bed sheet marks on it and it has a smooth finish.. it isn't streaky . I have it in 270 hot shot which is a lovely hot pink . my fav formula, I prefer it to opi , barry m and revlon.