I have the L.A. Colors lipstick in the color Flower, and it is very pretty. It is a little bit bright for me, so I try not to apply too much. The color is VERY pink, with a little bit of shimmer. It stays on very nicely. To make the color pop, I've tried dabbing some of the L.A. Colors moisturizing clear lip-gloss in the middle of my lower lip. It makes the color a little bit darker, but also shinier. I don't wear this look a lot, but only because it's a little bit mature for me.
Lip Gloss -L.A. Colors - Moisturizing Lipgloss in Clear
1bro2syd 7/26/2010 11:23:00 AM
I have bought two products from this 'L.A. Colors' brand at the Dollar Store, and have been very pleased with both. This clear lip gloss is perfect for giving my lips extra shine. When I use it, it makes my lips look shiny, plump, and seemingly moisturized. I use it under other lip gloss, and over other lip gloss. I haven't tried this yet, but I think it would work really well over lipstick to make the color glossy and shiny. Be careful when you use this over another color because you don't want much of the other color to rub off on the brush. Overall, great product! I use this a lot!
When I need to run out of the house for a minute or two, it's nice to have this gloss with me. It is a very neutral color, but looks really pretty on my lips. It has a pinky/peachy sheen, is very smooth, and looks glossy. It is a small tube, but you don't need too much. I use this product day-to-day.
Eye Shadow -New York Color - Sparkle Eye Dust - Pink Champagne
1bro2syd 7/26/2010 10:46:00 AM
This product comes in a tiny bottle that holds a large amount of the eyeshadow. A small brush is included that makes it easy to apply the eyeshadow. I LOVE this color - it is very shimmery and gives your eyelids sparkle. It isn't extremely noticeable, but you can definitely tell it is there. It is a very natural-looking color, so it would match any outfit. The only thing I didn't like about the product was that it was so dusty I had to be careful not to spill it. Otherwise, it looks great when it is worn and doesn't need to be used with any other color. Extremely easy!
Lipstick -Unlisted Brand - L.A Colors - 6 Color Lip Palette - Kissable
1bro2syd 7/26/2010 10:41:00 AM
I bought this at the dollar store, wondering if it would be a cheesy product or something I would really use. As it turned out, I like this product very much! At first, I didn't know how to open it, but it is actually very easy. Put one thumb on one side of the clasp and the other thumb on the other side. Pull outwardly and it twists open. There are six tiny shades - two very light colors, two medium pinks, and two brighter colors. A little brush is included but any lip brush will do. You don't need a lot of the color, (but apply it at least twice) because it rubs on very smoothly and is more like lipstick than lip-gloss. For a dollar store purchase, I would buy this again and I do recommend it to others who are looking for a cheap lip palette.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Cream Eyeshadow (duo): Butter Pecan
1bro2syd 7/26/2010 10:32:00 AM
The two shades in the Butter Pecan cream eyeshadow are very pretty and shimmery. One shade is much lighter than the other (it is a bit pinky - the other is a bit more brown) and can be used as a highlight. I love this product because it can be used in many different ways. You could use it as two eyeshadows, or as primer for other eyeshadows. You could use your finger or an eyeshadow brush to rub it in. As an eyeshadow, it looks very shimmery and natural. As a primer, it makes my eyeshadow darker and helps it stay on longer. I'd suggest using the lighter color as a primer, but both colors work. Overall, it is a really great product and makes for a very pretty and natural look.
Crème -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Cream Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
1bro2syd 7/26/2010 10:27:00 AM
I don't know why it says this product is discontinued - my mom bought it for me a couple of months ago, and I've been using it ever since. It is the Instant Age Rewind Cream Compact Foundation in Classic Ivory by Maybelline New York. This is one awesome product! The bottom twists out and holds the circular sponge, and underneath the sponge is a mirror. The top pops open and holds the foundation. I cover my face with it and it blends into my skin very nicely. You can barely tell that I'm wearing it, but it makes my skin look very smooth and it covers my pimples. I do look a little bit paler with it on, but then I use blush to bring color back into my cheeks.
Well, I just bought this product in two colors - Citrus and Camilia. They are both very pretty and shimmery. It can be used as blush, eyeshadow, or lipgloss. I'd recommend it more for your eyes and lips, just because it might be too shimmery on your cheeks, and you want it to look natural. The directions say to use a pearl-sized amount, but you really need even less than that. I'm very pleased with this product, but I have to say this: my package included an extra facial whip in Citrus (I'm not sure why), so now I have three facial whips and I really don't need all of them. I'll have them for a very long time. (That is why I said I wouldn't buy the product again. I have three.) So if you're ordering this product, you only need to order/buy one.