Ummm, so dang sticky, I couldn't get it on my lips evenly. Not a fan. :(
Love the coverage, but gave me horrible big deep pimples. I have dry skin, not oily. Returned. :(
Broke me out so bad. Painful cystic blemishes. Ew. I rturnedit. I now use E.L.F. makeup mist and set.
Pros: Spiky plastic bristles get in between lashes. Formula has decent staying power, doesn't smudge bad Cons: The brush is too large, a skinnier one with same bristles would work better. Too "natural" of a look. Even with 3 coats I don't get more volume of oomph or even more color, just clumps. Will not buy again, I prefer Maybelline colossal volume express waterproof for now.
Eyeliner -NYX - Studio Liquid Liner Extreme Sky Blue
MrsJustie 3/16/2012 1:18:00 PM
It's impossible to get a full line of color payoff with this. I tried drawing it with a better brush, still the color skips. I also tried a lighter hand, nope. This is going in the trash. :(
Mascara -L'Oreal - Waterproof Voluminous Carbon Black
MrsJustie 8/22/2011 11:22:00 PM
Ugh. This flakes so easy, give me raccon eyes, horrible. gets clumpy with just 2 coats. It is really dark black, the darkest I've ever used. Not worth dealing with this coming off my lashes though. I tried everything with this, even Shseidio's lash primer. This will not freakin' work for me. I'm throwing it out. :( Going back to CG Lash Blast for now.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Sexy Little Things Noir
MrsJustie 8/13/2011 4:30:00 PM
I love this scent, BUT, the bottle, the cute black one with the hose pump thingy doesn't work. I had to pour the perfume from that bottle into a spray bottle. If you want this get the lotion or the mini, or the solid one. The reason some people are saying they can't smell it after such a short time is probably because the packaging is defective. Great scent, they need to change the bottle. Also, it dies down to more of a sweet not so great scent so I always reapply with the solid I keep in my purse.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Into the Wild
MrsJustie 8/13/2011 4:23:00 PM
I really like the scent. It's almost a dupe for Victoria's Secret new Pink scent in Fresh & Fierce. When I first put on Into the Wild it doesn't smell like the Pink at all, but after a few minutes it smells almost the same. My husband said they smell alike as well. Overall this scent is great for day time and I'll repurchase when there's a better sale on.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Paris Amour
MrsJustie 8/4/2011 6:01:00 PM
This scent is OK. It's too young smelling for me. I'm sure anyone that likes Sweet Pea and the other sweet/fruity ones will like this.
Eyes -BeneFit Cosmetics - Eye Gotta! the Annie Collection
MrsJustie 8/4/2011 5:35:00 PM
This is a great value! I've been wanting to try the creaseless cream shadow/liners from Benefit for years, but haven't used my MUFE aqua ones enough to justify getting them. This kit was perfect for me! There's 2 ceaseless shadows -Flash: Shimmery golden, I'd compare it to MAC's paint pot in bare study. And the other is -Foiled. This color is great! It's a shimmery taupe with a bit of pink. The 3 powder shadows are -Spiced: bronze mid-tone brown -Purple Haze: warm purple (not red/burgundy looking like some can, it's a good purple) -Canopy: Army green. The ceaseless shadows really are creaseless. I always use Urban Decay primer potion under any eye makeup, but these may not need that to stay all day. These are not full size, but are 0.11 oz, compare to the full at 0.16 oz. This is a great deal I think. The shadows are soft, buttery, and have great payoff. There's not much fallout, and the have the right amount of shimmer. They're not even shimmery, I don't know, just not matte. Kind of like Urban Decay Deluxe shadows, but not as soft. The price for this collection was $36. If I would've bought 2 cream shadows that would be $38. With this kit you are also getting 3 quality shadows. This deal was great and I couldn't pass it up. I was also going to get the Maggie Collection, but that was more cool toned, and I wanted the warmer every day looks for now. If you want to try out the creaseless shadows this is what you should buy. Oh, the Maggie creaseless shadows were more mettalic looking, a little more bold. Oh, the packaging isn't the best. Actually the box it comes in is good quality, and there's a mirror. Inside the part the makeup sits in is light junky cardboard. I cut off the part that holds the cream shadows and just leave them sitting next to the powder shadows. It's fine. When i no longer have the makeup I'll use the box.
Love this blush! I wish it had a bit more pigmentation, but the sheen it gives is so pretty with my paler skin. It's not sparkly really, just a sheen. I am stocking up on these!
Liquid -Shiseido - Sun Protection Liquid Foundation SPF 42 PA+++
MrsJustie 8/4/2011 5:15:00 PM
This foundation was more medium coverage for me. I really like the feel of it, it's easy to use, blend, wear, and overall is a good foundation. I prefer more full coverage, and a longer wear. This did for the most part stay on all day, but not enough for me to ever wear alone at work again. I was more sweaty looking than normal, and my nose was so shiny even before my first break. Which isn't normal for me. So I mix this with other foundations to get the perfect look. My favorite combo for summer is Revlon Colorstay in 200 Nude mixed with equal amounts of Shiseido in shade SP40. This is perfect! I get a little more coverage and staying power from the Revlon, but the protection and more natural skin look from Shiseido! Love it. The price is high for me, but with mixing it with a drugstore foundation I think I'll repurchase next summer. :)
I used this foundation for a couple years on it's own. I was constantly struggling with flaky dry skin around my nose and on the apples of my cheeks. Once I started mixing this with other foundations the problem has stopped! Yey! I love this foundation because it makes others stay on and gives more coverage. My favorite combo for summer is Revlon Colorstay in 200 Nude mixed with equal amounts of Shiseido Sun Protection Liquid Foundation with SPF 42 in shade SP40. It's great cause I'm protected from the UV rays and my makeup actually stays on! Great stuff.
I love these liners. They are creamy and I do set them with a powder usually, but I do with all my liners. They are pigmented also. Theses are great, but you have to buy Sephora's sharpener because they're a little to fat for the standard one. Other than that annoyance I love them!
This was my first real makeup palette. I loved it, but I hate the glitter in some of these. I played and learned with this palette and now am in love with Urban Decay deluxe shadows. This was a good palette to start with, but it was frustrating to have to deal with the crazy glitter fallout. Overall I'm glad I got this but would recommend one of the other palettes at Sephora to try and learn with.