I have one Fashion Fair lipstick. I have the color Burnt Almond. I really like the lipstick. The color is fun. It's kind of like an orangey tan. I did not give this 5 lippies because I feel like the wear time is a little bit shorter than other lipsticks, like Bobbi Brown or even Revlon. One thing that I do love is the packaging. It's a beautiful dark copper metal tube. I just think it is so pretty. I really hope people start taking notice of Fashion Fair soon, because they offer some really nice products.
This is a nice brush. In general, I usually prefer natural hairs on my brushes. However, the bristles are nice and soft. I use this to apply touchups of my pressed powder. It works well and the cap makes is nice and portable. So far I have not noticed any shedding during washing.
Pressed Powders -Bobbi Brown - Sheer Finish Pressed Powder
NYCBeauty99 5/4/2013 8:22:00 AM
I've been using the loose version of this for a little while. I decided to get the in the pressed version to carry around. The powder itself is fine. The color matches me well. It does an okay job of oil control. What I don't like is the packaging. I find it way too bulky. The packaging should have been like the bronzing powder.
Bronzers -Laura Mercier - Baked Blush Bronze - Ritual
NYCBeauty99 5/4/2013 8:19:00 AM
This is a nice color blush for medium to deep skin tones. The pink and shimmer keep it from becoming too muddy. It is nicely pigmented and blends well. It also looks really pretty in the pan. packaging is a bit bulky.
Lips -Revlon - Moon Drops Frost - Bamboo Bronze 200
NYCBeauty99 5/4/2013 8:13:00 AM
I really like the formula of the lipstick. It's nice and light. The scent doesn't bother me. The Moon Drops lip conditioner is my HG conditioner, so I'm used to it. I did like the color. It's a fun coppery bronze.
Frivole is a pretty blush. It's peach with the slightest hint of pink. The pigmentation is fine, so is the wear time. Let's face it, with this blush you are paying for the name. I don't think I will be buying anymore Chanel blushes. The scent is lovely, but the blushes are too expensive for my budget. Luckily, you can find great blushes for half the price.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
NYCBeauty99 4/15/2013 8:07:00 PM
I've been battling with pretty severe eczema for months. My dermatologist recommended I try this. It's been pretty effective. You have to use this at night with gloves on. You can't really use this as a lotion, because it's too thick and it will get everywhere. I do find it a bit on the pricey side. I believe it was $18 for the tub.
The brush is quite nice. I got this is blackest-black, which is quite dark. I found the actual formula of the mascara somewhat sticky. So, have a metal lash comb handy when using this. However, I will say it does deliver a lot of volume as promised.
I'm kind of torn with this product. The shades are nice, but I don't really find myself reaching for this. The colors are plummy browns and taupes. It could be that I'm just lazy and have not really been wearing a lot of makeup.
Moving on...the shadows themselves are quite nice. The pigmentation is good and the texture is buttery. Normally, I don't wear shadow without primer because I have oily hooded eyes. I was doing a quick run through using this quad one day, so I skipped primer. The colors creased quite quickly when I used them. So, I would say there is nothing special about the lasting power.
I used a gift card to buy this. If I had paid cash, I probably wouldn't have kept this. How great this is probably depends on your stash.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover Pads
NYCBeauty99 4/1/2013 8:09:00 PM
I don't know if I got a bad batch, but these were so dry. I tried to when I had on nothing but regular washable mascara. They did nothing. I actually bought these accidentally from drugstore.com. I meant to buy the moisturizing pads, which are my HG makeup removers.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Power Volume 24H (waterproof)
NYCBeauty99 3/23/2013 3:18:00 PM
My review is for the black smoke version. I really like it. It's a dark matte color. It does make my lashes look very plush. It's surprising that I like this because I've tried the regular version in very black and I hated it.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze, Forever Fig 510
NYCBeauty99 2/5/2013 7:06:00 PM
The color is great. It's a bronzy nude with a hint of pink. At first I thought it might be close in color to something I already had, but it wasn't. For a gloss, I think the lasting power is quite good. The only drawback is that the smell is quite bothersome. Luckily it fades pretty quickly.
I hate this lipstick color. There is not hint of rose at all. It just looks like a grayish brown to me. I didn't find it flattering at all.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Sandalwood Beige
NYCBeauty99 2/3/2013 6:18:00 PM
I'm really impressed with this color. It's an peachy nude that leans a little orange. Like other lipsticks in this line, the formula is quite nice. It wears very well. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.
I love this blush. It's one of my favorites. It one of only two blushes that I've hit pan on. It's a beautiful bronzy rose color. The pigmentation is great and it lasts long. I believe this might also be a dupe for Nars Lovejoy.