This liner is crap. Good concept, bad execution. Its smudges in like an hour, and thats with a primer. I have oily skin, and have used the Stila and Kat Von D pens and they last all day long, the 3-way liner ended up smudged in my inner and outer corners of eyes. Very disapointed. You can find a better drugstore liquid felt tip liner, I like the Maybelline Line Stilleto.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - 8-pan Palette "Comfort Zone"
Manda7focus 4/11/2013 2:27:00 AM
I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought a Wet & Wild eyeshadow pallet. And I couldn't believe the quality when I swatched the "Comfort Zone" pallet. The eyeshadows are super soft and buttery, and really pigmented!!! You cannot beat the price and the quality is excellent. My only complaint is the packaging, its just ghetto and cheap, but hey! I'd rather pay for an eyeshadow pallet that has great shadows and crap packaging than vice versa.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude
Manda7focus 4/11/2013 2:16:00 AM
Just got this eyeliner today, and I can say the wear time is about 2-3 hours on the waterline. This is an exact dupe for the Stila kajal eyeliner in Topaz (I own both)! And like a quarter of the price! It definitely gives you that bright eyed look and is well worth the money! I totally recommend this product, but be aware that you will have to reapply after about 3 hours.
Powder -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Powder
Manda7focus 1/28/2013 3:37:00 AM
I LOVE this powder! I have been using it for YEARS! I work at a major beauty distributor as a consultant, and have access to tons of high-end powders, and this is by far my favorite. The only thing that drives me nuts is that the power is transferable. If I hug my BF it always seems to get on his shoulder, but besides that, this powder looks great on the skin, not chalky, blends in like a dream. I am the shade W2- and a Mac NC20-25. I get the warm shade and to me its nuetral, the cool is too pink and the neutral is ok. This one matches me perfect even though I have pink undertones. The only thing I have noticed recently is target stopped carrying W1 & W2, don't worry, they still make it, get it from Walmart!
OMG, This kit is complete crap. And that is saying a lot since I got it for free (I am a makeup consultant of a popular beauty distributor). The texture of the 3 creams is slightly greasy,thin, accentuates fine lines under the eyes and doesn't sit well on the skin. Its so thin that it doesn't conceal a thing! You're better off getting Benefit's "Erase Paste" (so amazing!) or even getting a drugstore corrector/concealer. The only thing that i liked from the kit was the mini brush applicator it came with. I just passed this product on to a friend :)
Lime Crime lipsticks are the best! Long lasting, moisturizing, and really opaque;you only need 1 swipe and its amazing! Packaging is to die for! I love the Countessa color, I also have Centrifuscia, and they are my fave! Many of there other colors are quite hard to pull off and are not very wearable: like grey, baby blue and yellow! But besides that, Lime Crime are my fave lipstick formulas!
LOVE LOVE LOVE Lime Crime Lipsticks! They not only last long, but they are super opaque. You only need like 1 swipe and you're good to go. And they are quite moisturizing! Typically the more glossy a lipstick is they less time it lasts, but not with these! Price is ok, but they are totally worth it!
Just picked up 3 colors this evening!! Electric Orange 880, Vibrant Mandarin 885, & Shocking Coral 870. These colors are gorgeous, super moisturizing, and bright. They are not opaque, so they need a few swipes, and they are NOT Matte (pretty glossy) but for $5.50 you get what you pay for... These lipsticks are perfect for spring/summer.
Primer/ Corrector -Urban Decay - De-Slick in a Tube Mattifying Gel
Manda7focus 1/10/2013 5:12:00 PM
This product has truly been the only product that has kept my oil away the longest. I have very only skin and have tried a million in one products most of them higher end, since I work for a cosmetics retailer I have access to many, and this is the one that has worked best for me. It feels sort of like a paste, and when it dries on the skin it feels kind of tight, but its totally worth it! I used to have to blot and powder my face every 2-3 hours, but with this product, I can go like 6hrs! Love this! It is truly my holy grail! Also: I use Benefit's Pore-Fessional primer on top. Foundation glides on like a dream <3
Every time I go and try a new face wash, I always come back to this (or the target generic version). Its not a miracle worker, but it works. My face always feels clean and like this product stripped everything from it, with that being said it is very drying! BUT if you have super oily acne prone skin then sometimes that's a good thing, you can always moisturize afterwards. This product has always just seemed to be one of those tried and true products for me. And obviously if I keep coming back to it for years and years then I must like it.
This spot treatment is pretty decent for the price. On my skin, I find that it reduces the acne thats above the surface, but I also tend to get the kind of acne that doesn't come to a head and is under the surface, which this does nothing for. It is drying, but so is every other acne spot treatment, so I don't mind. Overall, i keep buying this stuff because it works better than a lot of other stuff out there (like the neutrogena spot treatment- that stuff SUCKS)!
After reading great reviews and watching Nicole (U-Tube Beauty Blogger) use this lipstick, I was on a mission to ULTA to get "Nude Delight"!! Got it home, tried it on, and was sad :( I wanted to like this lipcolor so much b/c I really need a nude, BUT on MY skin tone (medium, light, & slightly cool) it looks ORANGEY BROWN! OH NO! (I see an exchange in my future). * On a positive note; I like the feel, light, moisturizing, slightly glossy and I personally didnt think it had a scent. This Lipstick is definetly meant for the tanner crowd!