Lipstick -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Las Vegas
Mertle88 4/15/2011 10:42:00 PM
This, to me, is a revolutionary lip product! It is a lip pencil and a lipstick all in one. All you have to do is line your lips with the point (there is a sharpener built in at the bottom, too), and then fill them in...easy! This is perfect because your lip liner and lipstick will always match. Also, if you are more of a lip gloss person, I have found that these lipsticks provide as a great base for sheerer lip glosses. It really increases the staying power. "Las Vegas" is a vivid medium pink shade that is great for everyday or for a night out. I also did find that this lipstick plumps your lips a bit. It is not going to be a huge difference, but it does tingle on your lips and makes them look slightly fuller. The finish of this lipstick is also amazing because it doesn't have any shimmer or shine, but it is super moisturizing. I think that if you are thinking about trying it, you should. You won't be disappointed!
This is a very high quality lip gloss. I got the shade "All Night Long" which is a perfect fall and winter lip gloss! I would not suggest this color for spring or summer because it is just a bit too vampy for those seasons. It is kind of like a deep berry shade, but it has a hint of brown in it, as well. I can't decide on what I think about the formula. It is a bit slippery and not as sticky/ thick as a MAC lipglass, so it doesn't stay on for very long. This is part of the reason I only gave it 4 lipsticks, but the other reason is that the gloss smells like plastic....it is actually a really gross smell. I am NOT sensitive to smells at all, but this one is just really odd. It is kind of like an artificial "I just came out of a factory" smell. Otherwise, I really do like this!
This is an awesome cream blush! "Lillium" is a gorgeous rosey color that would be suitable for most skin tones. I find the best way to apply this is with a MAC 188 stippling brush. It just gives a flawless, dewy, airbrushed finish that is super flattering! I also love products with more than one purpose, and with the Stila Convertible Colors, you can also use them as a lipstick. The finished look is just really natural and fresh. The packaging of this product is also ingenious. The design of the compact is very cute, and it opens with a mirror inside which is really useful for touching up. Overall, I would give this product 50 lipsticks if I could!
Blush -L'Oreal - True Match Superblendable Blush in Innocent Flush
Mertle88 4/10/2011 9:33:00 AM
Although this is a nice drugstore product (one of the best drugstore blushes I have tried so far), I probably would not buy it again solely because it is not as good as other brands such as NARS, MAC, etc. I hate to be a snob, but that is just my opinion. I don't think that the pigmentation is as good as some other brands, and the texture is a bit chalky. Also, during the day my cheeks get a bit more oily and this blush just kind of fades away. So, I would say it lasts about 5 hours on me. Overall, this is really not a bad product for the price. I just wouldn't buy it again because there are better blushes out there.
I am totally into this purple lipstick (and every other lipstick form the "Quite Cute" Collection)! I love how the finish is a cremesheen because that way it doesn't apply totally opaque. It is a really fun way to wear purple without going all out (like "Violetta"). If you have any doubts, just try it because I have warm undertones, but this cool-toned lipstick looks just fine!
This is a very daring lipstick! It is super bright (almost glowing) in the tube. However, if you want to wear this lipstick in an everyday look, then just pat the lipstick gently onto your lips for a flush of hot pink color. I really like applying it this way because it actually looks natural! Who would have thought that! Therefore, I think this lipstick is a great deal because you are really getting 2 lipsticks for the price of 1!
This lipstick is perfectly unique! It is strongly blue-based, and I thought that with my warm undertone skin that this would look horrible, but it actually looks "Quite Cute".....I had to say that! I think that this is the perfect shade of lavender lipstick because it is so blue based that it doesn't look wrong on my lips (it is obviously not supposed to look natural, so the strong blue base gets that across). If you have any doubts, I would still say to go out and buy it because you may be surprised just like I was!
I love love love this blush!!! It is really amazing because it doesn't look too lavender on your cheeks. Instead, it just adds a beautiful, healthy glow to the skin. It still has a lavender cast, but it is not strong enough to look like a bruise!
I really love "By Candlelight" Mineralize Skinfinish! It gives a really soft sheen to the cheeks, but for me it is too pink for a highlight, so I use it as a blush. This is a great product if you like shimmery cheek products that give you a glow, but if you are really oily, you might find that this will enhance the natural oils found in your skin (thus giving you a shiny look). I know a lot of people missed this product when it came out (they had about 2 left at my MAC counter when I went to buy one). What I would like to say is that it is a great product, but it is also a bit overrated. There are many dupes for this msf that are permanent in other makeup lines. So, don't stress if you missed out on "By Candlelight." If you do have it, then you are lucky, though, because it is a great item to have in your collection.
This is my favorite cheek product of all time! I really couldn't live without it just because of how natural it looks and how easy it is to apply. I was looking for a really nice cheek tint for when I didn't feel like spending a lot of time applying makeup. This was the first one I tried, and it is still my favorite! Blushing Bride was the second shade I picked up from Tarte's line of cheek stains. It is probably the most universally flattering shade (in my opinion) because it is very plummy and neutral. It just gives a really natural and healthy glow to the cheeks. If you can't decide on a shade, this one would be the one to try first!
This is one of the best lipsticks I have ever bought! I love the texture because it is very light and moisturizing on the lips without sacrificing the matte look. I got this lipstick in the shade "Corset" which is a gorgeous coral-tinged red. It is definitely on the warmer side of red, but I could easily see this as being a universally flattering shade. Everyone should try this lipstick because it really is a great formulation, and there are shades for everyone in this new line!
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss- Trianon Silver
Mertle88 4/4/2011 1:57:00 PM
I love this lip gloss! It is a stunning silver shade in the tube with fine particles of glitter that really add dimension to the base color. On my lips, it gives a really pretty veil of color that is sort of hard to describe. It looks silvery, but it is definitely not opaque. It is also perfect over other lip colors. I like layering it over dark or dramatic lip colors to add extra spice. It is just a really great lip gloss that you need to try! The formula is super smooth and it feels like heaven on my lips. If you ever get tired of makeup and feel like you have tried it all, then I can see this as being a product that will get you excited!