Although the packaging is very modern, this product failed on multiple levels. I get clumps every time I use it, even after wiping off the wand several times on the edge of the tube. I had to use an eye lash comb several times to try to remove clumps. This product does deliver volume, but with all these clumps-it's just not worth it.
Lip Gloss -NARS - Lip Gloss/ Lip stain gloss in sandpiper / daredevil
Amellion 12/11/2008 10:53:00 AM
This is an amazing product if you are looking for a stain that won't budge or make your lips chapped. The sandpiper gloss is nice to layer over the stain to tone it down. The gloss can also be worn alone and has great staying power. The stain is very deep, so when I wear it to work I use only a dap and rub chap stick over it. This product is well worth the price.
The sales person promised that once I applied this product, it would not move without make up remover. This was not true for me. I don't have oily skin but this product began to bleed after about 30 minutes. I was very disappointed...some of my drug store brands can outlast this pencil.The color is nice, but I wouldn't purchase this again.
Bronzers -Physicians Formula - Multi-Colored Bronzer
Amellion 6/25/2008 12:40:00 AM
I brought this after reading MUA reviews...(I love this site)! This is a nice bronzer for the summer because it leaves a matte finish which helps control shine. You can customize the color using various shades, which hold true to the marketing claims. There is no kind of shimmer, which I did not like, but if all you want is a good natural looking bronzer that lasts through a full work day, then this is your product. The packaging is alright, but you should use a real blush brush or a bronzer brush to distribute the color evenly.
I was disappointed by the lack of color in this product and I did not see a hint of plumper lips after using it for more than a week. It stays on fairly well and smells a little strange, BUT the applicator brush is phenomenal! I might buy this again because of the glossiness and the brush. This would probably be nice over a pigmented lipstick.
Lipstick -NARS - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine
Amellion 6/25/2008 12:21:00 AM
I have been searching high and low for a nice understated pink lip color that complients my brown skin. My search is over! I use this as a lip stick and it has a wonderful texture, amazing staying power, and doesn't make my lips dry. It's worth every cent and I'll definitely buy this again!
Top/Base Coats -Orly - Orly Won't Chip- Polish Shield
Amellion 2/3/2008 4:17:00 PM
Don't believe the hype ladies...I used this product with the Orly Bonder and my nails chipped in less than 24 hours! I was quite disappointed :( I prefer Sally Henson Diamond Strength top coat.
Tinted Moisturizer -Neutrogena - Healthy Defense Tinted Moisturizer in Light SPF 30
Amellion 12/29/2007 12:20:00 PM
This is an awesome pick me up in the winter. The product provides great coverage and a nice glow for your complexion. The coverage is very subtle yet effective for pulling off a natural look. It goes on light and is not greasy at all. I love the healthy defense line but the tinted version of their sunscreen is a definite upgrade.
This product is awesome for a night out...it really makes your cheeks pop! I am a med brown skinned woman and it looks lovely on my complexion...it is a truly universal product as promised. I find the packaging to be a bit cumbersome...and the highlighter blinds in with the bronzer over time...but it's definitely worth repurchasing.
Polishes -Revlon - ColorStay Always On Nail Enamel [DISCONTINUED]
Amellion 5/16/2007 10:24:00 AM
This polish keeps it's promise to last for at least a week. My only complaint is that after about a month it gets very very thick and difficult to apply. I'd still buy it again because I haven't found anything that lasts as long on my nails.
I am so in love with this shadow!!! The colors blend together very well. I've been throwing money away on department store shadows for years but Wet n Wild has the best staying power of any thing I've ever used. I find the compact to be a bit bulky, but the mirror is pretty handy. I was very impressed overall!
It smells great, and it has lots of good-for-your-skin ingredients. However, it left my T zone very shiny and I have normal skin. I'm sticking to Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer sunscreen.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Protective Moisture Lotion SPF 25
Amellion 10/12/2006 2:12:00 PM
I used this product once and it made me look gray and ashy. It's very thick doesn't absord well.
This review is for Benetint. It's an awesome blush that also doubles as a lip stain. When the sales rep told me that it was a universally flattering color I was skeptical. I'm a brown skinned AfAm and this blush was perfect. It's very subtle so you can't put on too much. It blends in so well and looks very natural. The lip stain goes well under any lip gloss I use. It also comes in a jar and will last forever! LOVE IT!!!