Lipstick -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain
Amanda2012 2/7/2012 9:32:00 PM
I tried this in Sephora, in ChaCha--but didn't buy because I wanted to see if it would really stay on throughout the day. It did (and so did all the test stripes I drew on my hand with the various colors, throughout several hand-washings), so I'll probably pick one up next time I'm there. The colors are quite intense, especially at first. ChaCha was the only one that looked remotely natural on me--of course, I was looking for a natural look, something to make my lips look like they actually have some color. So for others the more intense pigment might be perfect.
Misc Beauty Tools -Tarte - Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler
Amanda2012 2/7/2012 9:29:00 PM
I've tried a lot of eyelash curlers, and so far this is the best. It does crimp lashes, and especially just after they've been curled the lashes don't look like they're naturally curly. But, the design is better than most and crimps a bit less harshly. A keeper, for sure.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder
Amanda2012 2/7/2012 9:27:00 PM
I'm kind of on the fence about this powder. I *think* it makes my undereye area look brighter, but I'm definitely not as positive about the effect as some of the other reviewers. And, it's one more step in my now lengthy (thanks, MUA!) makeup routine. On the plus side, the texture is incredibly light, and it doesn't settle into fine lines.
Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Sheer Shine Mist
Amanda2012 2/7/2012 9:20:00 PM
I have straight, fine-ish hair, but a lot of it. So I figured a shine spray would be okay as long as it was lightweight. Did some research and came up with Pureology as a good bet--but couldn't find it anywhere. I tried the Frederic Fekkai in the store and it was nice and light--so I bought it. The second time I used it, the pump broke and dropped into the bottle. Not that big a deal--there's always a dud in every batch--but I've got to say the shine the spray adds is pretty minimal. I really notice very little difference at all. The scent is overwhelming, also. BUT, I gave it a 3 because it is light weight and not greasy.
Great liner for the price. It stays on (and I have oily lids) and doesn't migrate much. I bought it in three colors!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
Amanda2012 2/7/2012 9:14:00 PM
I was an eye primer virgin before buying this product, but now I'm a total convert. It makes a huge difference! My shadow doesn't crease, and my makeup lasts much longer. Great primer.