Lipstick -Revlon - Moon Drops - Lipstick in Earthy 210
MoonCigar 12/9/2010 12:53:00 AM
Bought this for 2 bucks at Big Lots, was a skeptic about it but it's quite lovely on me. Pros: -Amazing color, the brick/clay red is amazingly neutral on the lips. -Cream base leaves a matte finish. -Very nice on the lips, a bit dry but I tend to put on chapstick first anyway. Cons: -The smell is overpowering, it's not fun when I accidentally get it in my mouth.
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Moist Lip Wear in Port
MoonCigar 11/10/2010 12:53:00 AM
Pros: -The color is amazing, it's a dark berry red and it looks amazing with my light skin tone. -Without eating or drinking, lasts about two hours. -Super pigmented and at a great price. -Packaging makes you able to see the color. Cons: -Tastes and smells like a mixture of crayons and playdough. -You need to put chapstick on beforehand because it won't glide on smoothly otherwise. -It will create a "ring" if you eat with it on. -The lipstick doesn't go all the way down, so when you put on the lid, it's easy to nick the lipstick. Overall I do like this lipstick's color and would definitely re-buy.
Pros: -Dirt cheap, about 2 bucks for 15ml. -I find the color to be unique, black with blue/green/purple reflective glitter. -Doesn't apply gray. -Isn't watery like some other cheaper brands. Cons: -Takes about 3 coats to get even coverage -Color in the bottle isn't as vibrant on the nail, the glitter won't show unless it's in good lighting. -Can chip within 3-4 days I'm starting to really like this brand. Regardless of the amount of coats I need to apply, I am in love with this color. Will buy again!
I love this color in the bottle and I was really looking forward to trying it on. However, when I did, I found that the color is much too dark for me. I think this color would look better on older women, or women with darker skin tones.
Polishes -L.A. Colors - Color Craze - Mega Watt NP403
MoonCigar 5/27/2010 6:40:00 PM
Mega Watt is a neutral nude pink with light sparkles. Pros: -I really love this color, the color compliments my skin tone wonderfully. -Didn't chip for a week -It kept my nails stronger than usual. -Super cheap, managed to get it at the Dollar Tree. -Dries super fast. Cons: -It took me 6 to ten coats to get a solid color, it's super sheer, it takes me over and hour to do my nails with this. -The cap can come off, could be a problem if not tightly placed. Will not re-buy again because of how long it takes for application.
I've been looking for a good neutral color so I decided to get Orly's nail polish in coffee break. The polish itself is super pigmented. I used two coats, but it seemed to be a little darker than what was in the bottle. The color is too dark for me, it sort of aged my hands when I applied. This would be great for someone with a darker complexion.
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Superstay Gloss - Beaming Blush #105
MoonCigar 5/6/2010 4:24:00 PM
Bought this for a buck at my local Big Lots. When you apply the color, it seriously drys your lips out. The color is pretty good, but it's too close to my lip color to really do anything. The gloss is ridiculous, it's super sticky and it doesn't moisturize at all for me. I miss my dollar.
Bought this for a dollar at a Big Lots just to try it out. I was shocked that it was called peach because it's more of a sparkly bubble gum pink. When you apply the color, it drys your lips, but that is fixed with the clear chapstick(?), but even then, the chapstick lasts for a small amount of time. Color does last for a long time however. Packaging is good, doesn't leak and is easy to apply, but the color is too bright for me and too drying.
Bought this at the 99 cents store. As others said, the color is a dark cherry red. On my lips i get a tint of color and a nice shine, and I like the cotton candy smell. It's slightly sticky, but it does moisturize. I don't mind having to apply this with my fingers, but I hate that it gets under my nails. I like this product, but the drug store prices keep me away from repurchase. So much money for a tinted lip balm, no thank you.
Lip Gloss -Neutrogena - MoistureShine Gloss in Flirt
MoonCigar 5/2/2010 3:22:00 AM
I got this as a give and I have to say I'm glad I didn't spend money on this. It's very pigmented but the smell and taste bothers me a lot. I don't even know how to explain it, it's almost like play-doh. The color is sort of a raspberry but when I apply it it looks too cartoonish. I use this as a base and then apply L'oreal's Hip balm in Luscious to get it darker.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
MoonCigar 5/2/2010 3:05:00 AM
Pros: -Doesn't leave black residue when you remove it. -Wonderful black color -Applicator is thin but long enough to easily to apply and control the amount you want. -Doesn't irritate your eyes Cons: -Flakes -Not Waterproof -Applicator, though good, can take a while to get used to. -Can smudge if you go too fast -You can't use this on your waterline. I pretty much use this as my backup makeup, whenever I'm in a hurry I do a quick cat eye with plum eyeliner and I'm off. If you have a steady hand and can work the applicator, it's great for on the go!
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure color gloss pink sugar
MoonCigar 4/28/2010 9:24:00 PM
Pros: -Smells great -Isn't too sticky Cons: -It more white than pink (maybe a bad batch?) It goes on frosty and it doesn't suit my pigmented lips very well.
When I first started using this in February, I was really exited. I saw a difference within two weeks. I didn't get any fall out and my lashes did get a tad longer. The formula makes it impossible to apply mascara over, so I only applied only at night after a while. It didn't work as well because of it however. This is a great product if you want to prevent fall out and want that little extra length. You need to be consistent though.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Black
MoonCigar 4/20/2010 1:05:00 AM
Pros: -Long Lasting Wear -Color stays consistent -creamy consistency -easy to apply, meaning i don't have to rub the eye -They finally changed the brush, it's much softer -There is a lot of product for your buck Cons: -Doesn't dry instantly, so wait a while -It will smear, so if you have oily lids, be careful -The brush is softer, but it's harder to handle, I advise using your own. Overall, I like this product, it's great for a drug store brand.
During a trip to China, we went to a hot spring resort that used salt water. After a day of soaking, I found that it was much easier to clean my pores. I draw a bath up once a week, and put about 1- 1/2 cup of salt and let it dissolve Then I soak in it for as long as I need. I use normal table salt that I bought from the dollar store. I also wash my face with salt water, just use a table spoon and dissolve in water. After your done, splash your face with cold water and moisturize! Salt is very dehydrating so you must moisturize. If you don't mind the drying affects, it is an inexpensive way to clean your pores and help clear your acne!