Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Smitten
CristiK 8/30/2012 9:49:00 PM
Love this product! The colour is just lovely, and it feels good to put on. The crayon shape and feel of the balm makes it fun, too. I would like to try more colours.
Pressed Powders -Cover Girl - Clean Pressed Powder Fragrance Free
CristiK 7/7/2012 4:43:00 PM
I really like this powder. I am a big fan of all the Cover Girl pressed powders. The compact is just perfect-easy to use, good size, sturdy, nice soft puff, good mirror, etc. The powder is soft and smooth and does what I want it to do-set my foundation, eliminate shine, etc. A great product, even at twice the price.
Lip Gloss -Elizabeth Arden - High Shine Lipgloss (All)
CristiK 7/7/2012 3:42:00 PM
I received three of these lip glosses in a gift set and I don't know if any of them will be keepers. Golden Pearl is a very pale pink with a golden shimmer. Maple is a warm rosy brown with the same golden shimmer. And Berrylicious is a medium rosy pink with he same shimmer. All three shades are too shimmery for me-reminds me of the frosty lipstick shades popular in the 1980s. All three have the same plasticky smell that other reviewers have commented on. Of the three, only Berrylicious is something I can see myself wearing. The consistency of the glosses is thick and sticky. Not a bad product-I'm sure if I could choose other colours I would like them better.
I got three shades of this lipstick in a gift set: Soft Rose, Desert Rose, and Lush Red. The lightest of the colours, Soft Rose, is way too light for my lips, so I will give it to a relative who likes pastels. Desert Rose is a pretty, soft, classic rose shade. And Lush Red is is a dark red with a bit of brown. All three shades are soft and creamy, and the finish is almost matte-just a hint of shine. The lipsticks have an "old lady" fragrance to them, but that doesn't bother me. Overall, I like the consistency and the high quality of the pigmentation and packaging. I doubt I would pay full price for them, but I am enjoying two of the three lipsticks.
I needed a classic red lip liner to wear under my red lipsticks, so I tried this one in "Ravish." The colour is a little dark, but there weren't many options to choose from. And although I like the packaging and the creamy consistency, it did crumble a bit on me the second time I used it. I will have to be more careful applying it from now on. I like the liner enough to buy it in another colour. The price is great.
I really like the brush applicator to this concealer. It is so easy to apply, and the coverage is good when I blend it lightly with my fingertips. A nice product at a good price.
Pressed Powders -mark - Matte-Nificent oil absorbing powder in matte light
CristiK 6/25/2012 10:12:00 PM
A nice pressed powder, but the included sponge applicator is worthless and the packaging is a little difficult. Use a brush to apply this powder and you'll get better results.
This mascara is large! The brush is huge and unwieldy, making application difficult. And the results were less than stellar. I needed too many coats to achieve nice lashes, and the huge brush just kept getting in the way.
I don't know how it works, but it works!
This is just about the perfect eye shadow. Great colour, makes my green eyes "pop," and very versatile for every day wear. Highly recommended.
I have this gloss in "Paiette," a pretty pink with lots of glitter. It's very pretty, but a bit "young" for my taste. If I were 15 years younger, I think I'd love it. But my glitter days are behind me.
"Majesty" is a great shade-a dark pinky plum. Like all Stila lip glazes, it has a nice texture-a bit sticky, but long lasting and smooth. A great addition to my gloss collection!
This is not my favourite lip glaze. The colour is very pale and shimmery, a bit too much for every day wear in my opinion. The fragrance is nice and it has a good texture. But I prefer less shimmer.
This is a good lip gloss for those who like subtle colour. The colours are very sheer and the texture is sticky, but I like it that way. The gloss lasts and lasts. I like the applicator and don't mind the fragrance. It reminds me of Stila lip gloss, but at a much lower price!
I love this mascara! Goes on smooth, one coat, no clumps. It isn't readily available in Canada, so I have been trying in vain to find a similar formula, but nothing yet comes close.