Eye Shadow -Tarina Tarantino - Sparklicity Gold Palette
LauraJean396 1/12/2011 6:36:00 PM
Update: Do not love. I couldn't ever make these work on my eye. They are great quality as a wash but blended muddy everytime. First impressions: This is a beautiful palette full of warm toned eye shadows. The packaging is sooo gorgeous! Beautiful eye shadows as well! When swatched the shadows don't show up as glitter like they seem they would! I will post more after I use this a little longer!
Will I buy this again? YES, I have bought this over and over! Before I get to the very end of the container I am already purchasing more. I put it on straight outta the shower/bath and it sinks right into my skin! Wonderful hydrating creamy lotion. This is the be-all end-all for my husband! He alerts me when we are getting low!
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Walking on Eggshells
LauraJean396 1/11/2011 9:09:00 AM
I bought this trio thinking that it would be just meh and boring but okay for everyday neutrals! Well boy was I wrong! These are beautiful shimmery shadows. I see that some reviews mentioned they were chalky but I don't find that to be the case. Mine go one smooth and blend like nobody's business. The way I wear it the most is that the eyelid and crease color go where its supposed to and the browbone color is my inner corner highlight. I wear a matte cream (WnW Brulee) on the brow because a shimmery browbone would be too much with this trio. The eyelid shade is a perfect match to Stila's Kitten and a good dupe for Urban Decay's Sin! They both happen to be my favorite colors! I got this half off so I only paid $1.50 for the trio! If you see this don't pass it by!
I must say that I LOVE THESE! They are moisturizing and they give off wonderful color. My favorite shade is in Bronzed Pink. It reminds me a lot of MAC Viva Glam V. It is perfect for everyday wear! They last forever as well! I have had mine going on a year and a half now! I never thought to do a review on them because they are one of those things that slips under the radar but TOTALLY shouldn't. Also I like the fact that they are herbal. I am trying to make an effort to use all natural skincare!
I like this polish because it is sheer! I see other reviewers are complaining about it but I like to be able to see the whites of my nails thru it a bit! I put on a thin thin layer x2! The problem with the streaking comes with trying to lay it on too thick! I work with the public and when people are sitting at my desk signing papers my hands are usually all in their face. I like my nails to look classy and girly at the same time! This polish does that for me.
This is a blush that I was wanting for a long long time due to the hype it recieves. I finally bought it only to realize that I am limited to when I can wear it. I prefer to wear this when I have more of a tan on my cheeks because on my pale (winter) skin it is not flattering. This is the only blush from NARS that I have bought that I cant just slap on and go! But when my coloring is right it is the perfect compliment to dramatic eyes!
Liquid -Christian Dior - Diorskin Nude Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 [DISCONTINUED]
LauraJean396 12/24/2010 9:53:00 AM
I love this foundation for the days that I want a dewy finish. It keeps my oils at bay while also creating the perfect glow to my skin! This foundation is one of the more natural finishes that I have tried in liquid form. It is thin but covers well.
Mascaras are something that are so personal to everyone. What works for me surely may not work for you and vice versa. That being said! This is my favorite mascara that I have ever used. I have went thru 3 tubes of this! The first tube was so great that I did not hesitate to get another one. The second tube was a little too watery at first but after a week it thickened up and turned into my dream mascara. I don't ever buy into the hype of crazy claims like a mascara making your lashes look like they are ACTUAL false lashes but I have been asked a few times while wearing this if I was wearing false lashes! And to me that speaks volumes. Don't go on negative reviews on this mascara alone. Try it out! What works for one person will not work for everyone!
I got this palette a few weeks ago and have used it numerous times since. I love this for doing my makeup on the run! I am a notorious oversleeper so most of the time I finish my makeup at work in the break room. This is awesome for throwing in my bag with some brushes and mascara! The colors suit me well! I love the variety! I can go really basic to really dramatic with no problem!! I get compliments most days while wearing this! If you see this I would pick it up without thinking twice!
I would like to start off by saying that I don't normally love this brand. I do like the smell but usually the products are so so for me and nothing to write home (or MUA) about! This product on the other hand is so great! I use it about once a week to rehydrate my hair after a week long of blow drying and flat ironing and curling... My normal shampoo and conditioner is by LUSH but I wanted something super thick and creamy to deep condition once or twice a week that was fairly cheap. LOOK NO MORE! This is the product! I shampoo my hair normally and then I put this in and leave it there the entire time I am in the shower... rinse it out and wow! L.O.V.E.
This is a wonderful LE shade from NARS. It looks boring, like it is nothing special but it is a gem! It is matte in texture and highly pigmented. Very dark brown, almost black in color! I use this to either line my lashes or darken my outter v! This is one of the nicest shadows I have ever used to define my eyes! It doesnt fade away (which tends to be my problem when I use other name brands darker shades to deepen a look)! If you haven't gotten yours do it before they are gone! Totally worth every penny!
This is an outstanding lipstick. This may not last the full 8 hours it claims but it lasts longer than any of my other lipsticks. I use this when I am going for a warm glowy sort of look! Reallly a fantastic color!
Highlighters -LORAC - Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight
LauraJean396 11/29/2010 9:42:00 AM
This is an excellent highlight. It gives me the effect I want without the glitter! Makes my cheeks look like that dewy/wet, lit from within glow! Wonderful stuff! The one I have is a sample size that was in the Sephora Glitz & Glam kit! When I run low on this I WILL purchase a full size!
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Endless Lipstick - in the buff
LauraJean396 11/23/2010 11:10:00 AM
I love this lipstick! I got it for $2.75 at CVS and it is the perfect nude. I like to wear it with a strong eye and it gives a beautiful finished look to the face. It lasts quite a long time. The smell is very strong and perfumy (which is why I knocked a lippie off)! This will be a go to for a long time to come. I hope they do not discontinue these!
This is a great blush from NARS! I use this on my cheeks every day since I got it in a swap. It is the PERFECT color on me for a natural flush look!