God, I am SOOOOO depressed. When I first put this on I was AMAZED. The color, the pigmentation, the application, all of it was flawless. High coverage and comfortable. But then, maybe an hour later, I glanced in the mirror and I did a double take. This foundation oxydizes horribly. My skin was carrot orange. I thought I had to be imagining things, but I wasn't. It really was that orange. I am seriously so sad. It's been a nightmare my whole life trying to find the perfect foundation and I thought I had, but then there is ONE STUPID FLAW :(
Loooooooove this blush. Wearing hot pink blush like this requires a delicate approach if you want to avoid looking like a clown or chain-smoking hair dresser, but once you learn how much you can pull off, and blend it well, it's so stunning! This blush is very true pigmented, blends well, and you get a significant amount of product for the price (which isn't awful, but also not something you'd want to spend on a lesser product). LORAC blushes don't get enough love! I want to get the other baked matte satin shades so bad!
I really like this mascara. I'm usually a girl into very big, dramatic lashes, but I also hate it when the effect is ruined by clumpiness or "spider"-like product accumulation that screams OH HEY THIS ISN'T NATURAL, I'VE JUST GOT A TON OF MASCARA ON. This mascara manages to achieve a lot of volume (very satisfied on this score) and good length while still appearing natural. It is very feathery, but I find it still builds well. If you want more, put more on, but be sure to start from the very roots of the lashes and go up in continuous strokes to get significant length. I also imagine this mascara will be very comfortable to wear with false lashes because it's so flexible (unlike some other really heavy mascaras) and will "blend in" well because the lashes stay so fine.
I know this is like blasphemy in the makeup world, but I am not an Urban Decay shadow fan. I'm consistently disappointed every time I get a new shadow/palette. The colors are never as pigmented as they appear in the pan, the shadows are blendable but the fallout is always awful and they're...crumbly. Like, they're blendable only because they're ridiculously soft which means it's almost too easy to over-blend and at least for me, they're always breaking! Not to mention 95% of the shadows are too glittery for efficient application and you end up with glitter down to your chin. Anyway, Uzi is no exception. It doesn't even function as an eyeshadow really. HUGE glitter, no pigmentation, no staying power. However, I have found this stuff works beautifully as a loose glitter for glittery accents if you want them on the eyes, collarbones, etc. Because it's pressed, rubbing your finger (using a brush is just a mess) into the product and then applying it to the skin is much easier than, say, a loose glitter pot, and gives you pretty, subtle sparkle. For this reason, I give it three stars instead of 1 or 2.
Lotions/ Creams -Queen Helene - Cocoa Butter Creme
Kayleydid 2/12/2012 4:24:00 PM
I love this stuff. It's true, the product is greasy, so I wouldn't recommend using it on the face, but that's the only downside. The moisturizing power is really, really good for the body. I've been using this stuff since I was a kid, and it's always left my skin soft and supple, even problem areas like elbows and knees. I love the smell- it's a rich, buttery, almost coconut like smell, no strong whiff of cocoa, and I re-buy this product over and over partly just for that! The consistency is very thick but easy to rub in.
This polish is a sweet mauve-pink, and what my sister refers to as 'old lady' pink, which might not please some people, but as someone who loves 'old lady' shades, makes for my favorite pink nailpolish.
Definitely one of my favorite purple shades. It's a fun but classy color that contrasts strikingly, and beautifully, with pale skin.
Lilacism is a lovely fairy lavender. In my experience, most of Essie's light shades are very thin and require many coats to elliminate streaks (still adore them!), but I found this not to be the case with Lilacism. Two coats, and it was peachy. I think this subtle but distinctly purple shade would go great with any skin tone, and be appropriate for all occassions!
Material Girl is my favorite 'vampy' nail polish. It is a deep, dark blood red that manages to actually BE red visually (not like many other vampy polishes that 'might as well be black') under indoor and outdoor lighting. Application is good. I usually apply 2-3 coats to eliminate streaks, and with a top coat the wear is excellent. Despite the darkness of it, I actually think this color appropriate for all kinds of settings and occassions.
Okay, so actually, I think this mascara has a lot of good qualities. It creates lovely long, thick, natural-looking lashes, and is a soft shade of black that will look good against any skin tone.The applicator brush is nice and thick, and I didn't find it too dry, which seems to be a problem a lot of other reviewers had. However, it leaves you with the WORST raccoon eyes, which is a no-go for me, despite all it's redeeming qualities. Hence, 3 stars. (C'mon, Urban Decay, I expect better from you.)
How you feel about this product is really going to depend on what you're looking for in an eyeliner. If you want a fine line with super dark pigment, pass right by this- super thin lines are difficult to achieve and the color is not very saturated. However, if you're looking to acheive more dramatic looks, or want to get creative, and you're okay with a color that is only passably black, this might work for you! I am a fan of the winged/cat's eye look, and the angled applicator is perfect to make this. Also, as a pale blonde chick who looks like a drag queen if her eyeliner is too thick and too dark, this more sheer black color is good. That being said, I don't plan on throwing out my other pencil and liquid liners, though; this product isn't necessarily a go-to. Overall, I think this is an eyeliner that 'serves its purpose'.