Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Magic Lumi - Light Infusing Primer
Dractylcat 1/23/2012 4:03:00 PM
This did nothing for me as a primer. I couldn't tell any difference with this on. I also tried using it as a highlighter and with no results.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Beauty Book - Eye Brights Edition
Dractylcat 1/12/2012 1:24:00 PM
The colors aren't very pigmented and there is a lot of fallout. However, if you use an eye shadow base and especially if you apply a white pencil first, they can be very vibrant. I find the lasting power a little hit or miss. I'm not a fan of the packaging due to the fact the applicator and eyeliner are constantly falling out if you pick it up to use the mirror. Also, the plastic inside is necessary due to the fallout, but inconvenient when in use because if it constantly snapping back to covering the eye shadows. I bought all the Beauty books at Target for $2.50 each when they were on clearance. Overall I'd buy again because you can't beat the price.
It applies smooth and even. It's very true to color, if not a little instense. It's going to be difficult to apply it lightly and get the same even finish so make sure you love the color! It goes on very matte. It's not drying at all. I can go all day, including eating and drinking, and have it not wear off. The only downside I found was when I tried to achieve a glossier finish by adding a product on top, the lip stain wore off easily. Being that this particular side effect has nothing to do with the product itself, 5 stars!
The color goes on way too sheer. I thought at first it was just nearly the same color as my lips, but I put it on the back of my hand and it left no color what so ever. Thinking it might be good to just wear for the moisture I wore it anyway, but it lasted 15 minutes at best. I even went out of my way to not touch my lips and drink from a straw. It's such a slippery texture, it does not work well over other lip products and cannot be layered. I definitely won't be buying again.
Lip Liners -L'Oreal - Infallible 6 Hr Never Fail Lipliner - Nude
Dractylcat 1/2/2012 4:15:00 PM
I bought this in brown. The color bleeds outside my lips and does not last. I had this lipliner on for about 5 minutes, checked the mirror, and somehow in the 5 minutes all the color was gone and had smeared everywhere. The only thing I could think of was maybe my shirt had brushed my lips when pulling it over my head. Sometimes most of it wears off where I've blended it into the rest of my lips, leaving only a line on the edge of my lips. I would never buy this again. I will add that after giving it a few more tries, I found it worked better with a super sticky lip gloss that seemed to hold it in place.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin
Dractylcat 12/17/2011 11:30:00 AM
I love it! I was showing a friend the difference with and without it on my hand in the evening. Forgetting it was there, when I woke up the next morning, the eyeshadow was still on the back of my hand the same color as when I originally brushed it on. It's great by itself when you apply more. However, I can apply very little and it still works great even with colors that aren't nudes like blues or greens. I love how true eyeshadow colors are with UDPP. Sin just adds a very subtle shimmer.
I have chronically dry lips and am always looking for a hydrating chapstick/lip gloss. I saw an ad for Baby Lips, thought the packaging was bright and cute, and bought Smoothing Cherry and Peach Kiss. Because my lips are always dry, I have a bad habit of picking at the dry skin, but I found if I didn't touch my lips they stayed moist for hours. The color is light and doesn't last as long as the moisturizer, but it's easily reapplied without a mirror with no risk of making a mess. Since I've been applying it before bed, I no longer wake up with dry flakey lips. I have a drawer full of all kinds of lip products and absolutely love these more than anything I've ever tried!