This is a great buy for the price and will last forever! I love that it's pigmented and lasts on my oily lids unlike Prestige's liquid liner which I read great reviews on but creased badly on me! Because of the brush it took some getting used to but now the key for me is to use small short strokes. Also the formula is very wet and I would get it all over my eyes from it touching my lashes and then opening my eyes too soon so it takes a bit for it to set. I tried this on my bottom which didn't work since my eyes water and it smudges. Took some trial and error but for the price this is pretty awesome!
This is a pretty good liner, affordable and the black is pigmented. I do like how the felt tip has softened up with some usage because at first I didn't like the rough and stiff feel of it; just my personal preference. Also even with an eye primer, it smudges and I see the dark crease mark halfway through the day. Isn't too noticeable when I wear darker or a smokier look though lol
I love this product and almost done with my 2nd pot! It doubles as an eyeshadow and primer for me. It seems a little pricey but this has lasted over a year for me and is still smooth and creamy. Easy when I'm in a hurry and a great color to brighten up my eyes!
This brush is awesome! I just tested it out for my brows, highlighting the inner tear ducts, and to line the top and bottom of my eyes. As for concealer, it's only great for spot or precision work and not for large areas. If you look at the brush, it's pretty obvious. So not sure why a lot of people are complaining about that lol
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Last Lip Wear in Brandy Sparkle
CrZyGrrrL479 3/26/2010 2:40:00 AM
This is a gorgeous color, a frosty/metallic berry bronze color. I find it closely resembles MAC's Plum Dandy but not as plummy. This lipstick has great pigment and is longwearing and for less than $2, it's such a great buy!!
Lipstick -Too Faced - Lip of Luxury - Celebrity Meltdown
CrZyGrrrL479 3/26/2010 2:12:00 AM
One of my favorite lipsticks!! This is such a unique color - a beautiful rosey gold plummy color. It has a nice creamy, metallic finish and is longwearing. When I worked at Sephora, I always got tons of compliments when I wear this and would always sell out of this! lol
Although I do like this color, I wish it was a tad bit lighter and more pastel. In my opinion, it is a pastel purple but more of a darker pastel purple with a touch of gray. The polish went on pretty opaque and you would only need 2 coats at the most.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Pro - Steel Grey
CrZyGrrrL479 3/21/2010 4:38:00 PM
Thank you MUA for helping find out about this color! When I heard that this was a knockoff of one of my favorite nail color, Sephora's Metro Chic, I had to check it out and the color is pretty right on! With Metro Chic, the formula is more opaque but with Rimmel's you will need 2 coats to get the needed color. I did like the concept of the brush with the rounded tip and how it was wider and flat but did find it was just a little too wide. It was a bit annoying dipping the wand back in because it would touch the sides and get a bit messy. Also, it was hard to get the side edges of my nails and either I could not get close enough or ended up getting them all over my nails. lol If the brush was a little thinner, it would be perfect!
Polishes -Sephora - Sephora by OPI - Opening Night
CrZyGrrrL479 3/21/2010 4:24:00 PM
This is a great metallic, navy/black blue. It goes on opaque so you can just apply with one coat and your nails will look fab! Lasts for a long time if you use their base and top coat...lasted about a week with minimal chipping.
I'm in love with this color! I'm all about fun, edgy colors and this is one of my favorites! This is a very wearable taupey grey color and I always get compliments every time I wear it. These nailpolishes are great if you wear their base and top coat...lasts me up to a week or longer with very minimal chipping. Thumbs up!
Polishes -New York Color - Long Wearing Nail Enamel - Skintight Denim 115
CrZyGrrrL479 3/21/2010 4:09:00 PM
Absolutely love this color! But as for as quality, is not that great. For me, I had to build with 2 or 3 coats because the color went on streaky. If you do not apply right, you will get uneven patches because of the texture if that makes sense. Also, it chipped horribly on me and stained my nails blue big time. I would rather get a nice, quality nailpolish than hassle with the chipping and extra time putting this on. Opening Night by Sephora OPI is comparable and so much better quality!
Concealers -Smashbox - Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
CrZyGrrrL479 1/7/2010 11:53:00 PM
I understand that this is not a concealer but is a brightener or a highlighter. This product barely does anything and the results are non-existent. I've worn it several times hoping that somehow I would see different results but still disappointed. I put some on my hand and looked at it in different lights and saw microflecks of sparkle and barely-there brightening. I'm glad I got this as gratis while working at Sephora. Some great brighteners in my opinion are: Fresh Twilight, Givenchy Mister Bright, Benefit High Beam, NARS The Multiple in Copacabana, YSL Touche Eclat in Radiance, Laura Mercier Secret Brightener.
This is the best primer for oily skin hands down!! I work at Sephora and got this free for gratis. The first time I tried this, I decided to lay out and was too lazy to wash off my face. I was out in the hot and humid heat for an hour and a half and my makeup did not move! This is also great with controling oil and gives your foundation a great matte finish. I would definitely recommend this makeup primer for all those gals with oily skin...a definite holy grail item in my book!
**Edit 9/15/08: Some people may find that their foundation is hard to blend with this primer. Also, very little is needed which may be the cause of this. More emollient and creamier foundations will blend better with this primer, whereas, other foundations which are not as blendable will be more difficult and you will have to work with it more at blending. Even though this may be the case, a little more effort is worth it to me when my makeup looks this good and lasts this well!! Hope this helps!!
Decent product which does smooth out your hair leaving it soft and shiny. I love the texture of this which is a gel and does not weigh down your hair. Beyond the Zone Straight Shot is the same product for about $5.
Liquid -Laura Mercier - Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation
CrZyGrrrL479 10/30/2007 10:50:00 PM
This foundation made my skin look terrible. It emphasized my pores and make them look huge (even when I applied with a primer.) Also it does not work well in humid areas as it seemed to sweat off my face. Yes, it does provide nice coverage but it was somewhat difficult to blend. It may work on someone else's skin...just not mine. I prefer her Silk Creme and Tinted Moisturizer instead.