This is probably my most used Urban Decay shadow. It's a pretty gold with pinky-peach duochrome. It looks good as a lid color and blended into the crease since the duochrome makes it look like more than 1 shade on the lid. I'll often pair this shadow with a pink color and it looks amazing. I love the texture of it also. It blends like a dream, and is very pigmented. Absolutely my favorite gold eye shadow. Love it!!
I like this eyeshadow. I rarely wear it however. I fell in love with it in Sephora and bought it without realizing how hard it is to wear. It looks good on it's own as a bold lid color and blended a little into the crease (although blending it is not very easy, and if I over blend it, it turns into a bit of a muddy black-eye color). It is hard to work with, which is why I only wear it on its own. It makes a very interesting, almost smokey looking purple eye with gold shimmers. The gold only shows up if I pack the color on my lid instead of swiping it on with the brush. I put a bit of gold eye liner on the inner part of my bottom lash line and it looks amazing. It brings out the gold in the shadow. This is definitely not an every day shade but is great for when I want to do a little bit of a bolder look without using a super bright color. I probably won't repurchase this as I doubt I'll ever use the entire thing up.
This is my go to pink lip gloss. I wear this pretty much every day when I don't want to think about what to put on my lips. It goes with most eye looks when worn on it's own (when paired with a pink lipstick like Revlon Carnation, it makes a very nice bold pink lip that looks great with cat-eye liner). I find it lasts a lot longer than most of my other lip glosses, although it is a bit stickier too. I don't like how expensive it was but it was definitely worth it. I'll have to go back to Sephora and buy a back-up!
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lipstick in Carnation
Aubrini 6/26/2012 3:13:00 AM
This is one of my favorite lipsticks. It is a bright-ish blue toned pink that looks great with my pale skin. I usually wear this lipstick if I want a pop of color in my look but don't feel like/have time to wear a lot of eye make up. It is not such an overwhelming bright pink that I feel like my lips stand out way to much though. It was a little on the expensive side as far as drug store lipsticks go but it was totally worth the $10.00 CAN.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst in 070 Soft Nude [DISCONTINUED]
Aubrini 6/26/2012 3:04:00 AM
I thought this lipstick was decent for the price (I bought it on sale for $4.99 CAN, but it think it normally costs around $9 or $10). It had a smooth texture and felt nice on the lips but I thought the color on its own washed me out a little (I am quite pale). I needed to have some kind of light pink or peach lip gloss over top. The lipstick does a good job of covering up my natural lip color instead of putting concealer on them however. It is also necessary to scrub the lips fairly well before putting it on as it will highlight any dry patches. It looks really good with a peachy nude lip gloss (I use Revlon's Colorburst lip gloss in Pink Peony) layered over top and paired with a smokey eye).
This is probably one of the worst mascaras I have used. I found it to be quite flaky and I'd often end up with streaks of mascara on my brow bone part way through the day. It didn't clump which was good but I found that it didn't really make my eyelashes any thicker or fuller. I've never tried the original Voluminous so maybe these issues are just unique to the Carbon Black one? Edit: I tried the non-waterproof one and it works a lot better. After a couple weeks when the formula dried a little I found the mascara to make my lashes look very thick and black, no clumping. Glad I gave it another try.
I've been using this foundation for Oily/Combo skin in the color Buff, which is an almost perfect match to my skintone. This is definately the best foundation I have ever used and the only one that gives me the coverage and lasting power that I need. Pro's: -Lasts all day long (even in humid weather) -Covers all of my blemishes and scarring. I suffered (and still do occassionally) from pretty bad acne that left scars and discolorations on my face, and this foundation covers them almost completely. -Doesn't break me out -Inexpensive Con's: -No pump. I don't mind having to pour it out when the bottle is relatively full but when I get down to the last bits of product it takes a while for it to drip down to the opening. I also feel like I waste a little bit because of this. -Drys very fast and doesn't blend amazingly well. I use a damp sponge to solve this issue for me but I have to be very careful with application so that it doesn't get cakey. -Takes SO much scrubbing to get it off my face. It comes off better if I use a cleanser with microbeads. For me the Pro's outweigh the Con's, however, I don't wear this foundation every day.
I really love the great smokey eye looks I can create with this palette. The shadows are very pigmented and blend easily. I especially love the browns, they work really well with my skin tone and eyes. I have a couple of issues with this palette which is why I only gave it a 4/5; I tend to get quite a bit off fallout from the glitter. I'm not quite sure if that is because of my brushes (I have not yet gotten around to splurging on some really good MAC brushes, but the ones I have are decent quality) or because of the softness of the shadow but it's a little annoying. Primer is also a must because they crease like crazy on my oily lids after only a couple of hours. The packaging is gorgeous but it seems to attract dust/dirt/glitter. It was a little on the expensive side but not totally unreasonable (I think around $40 but I can't rembemer exactly). All in all, I think this is a fantastic palette and I'm considering buying Kat's Beethoven one as well.
I got a sample of this mascara from Sephora and I absolutely love it. It makes my lashes super thick and full without clumping. It doesn't flake or rub off onto my brow bone like other mascaras have in the past. Once I ran out of the sample I went and bought the full sized product. The only bad things I find with this mascara is the price (I paid $32 CAN for full size), and it has an odd smell. I will definately be repurchasing this as it is the best mascara I have found so far.