Eye Shadow -Almay - Almay Intense i-Color Eye Shadow Play Up Trio for Greens
Nell405 10/21/2009 5:33:00 PM
I've tried all the Almay trios for green eyes and this is my favorite. I liked the idea of eyeshadow to bring out your eye color but I hated the purples and greens they kept coming out with. This one comes with "Smoky Rose", "Wine" and "Champagne." It makes my eyes look more green but is pretty neutral and I like the colors way better. As with all Almay shadows, my only complaint is that I wish it were less shimmery, but I would proably still buy it again.
Just did my hair with this in Brazillian Brown or Bronzed Brown, and that's exactly what I got. A beautiful, rich, auburn brown that I love. I think I've tried pretty much every boxed hair color brand on the market by now, my hair has been every color under the sun, and Feria is not my favorite but I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as a lot of these reviews say. You should know that if your hair is not one, solid color, this is not going to fix it for you though. Unfortunately mine wasn't and my roots did turn out somewhat lighter than the rest. I will probably just buy another box and redo the roots - problem solved. Other than that it turned out great though. My hair does feel slightly dry but it's nothing a good conditioner won't fix. I wouldn't recommend using this if your hair is already dry or damaged, but I wouldn't recommend any boxed color if your hair is damaged because let's face it, most of them aren't very kind to hair. I will definitely use this again.
I'm not in love with this shade but I do like it. It's hard to describe - kind of a rosy mauve-brown if that even makes sense. It's nice but I'm not sure that I like it for my skin tone. I'm on the fence about buying it again.
This is an awesome trio. The shadows are soft and blend easily and the colors look great together. You can make it light enough for a day look or dark enough for a night look, and the pink keeps it soft and feminine. I would buy this again.
This is a great neutral-gold sort of color with just the right amount of shimmer. I highly recommend it if you're a fan of Annabelle eyeshadows, which you should be IMO.
I'm not good enough at describing colors to describe this one, so I'll just say that it's very pretty, not like any other eyeshadow I've seen. It's also a great price and very smooth and blendable. Will definitely buy more when I run out.
Four lippies for another great quality eyeshadow from NYX. Unfortunately anything with orange undertones looks awful with my skin tone. If I could find a way to wear this that would look nice on me I would repurchase, but so far I haven't found one. Still a good eyeshadow, just not for me.
Not sure why I bought this - I don't like silver shadow on me. I'm giving it five lippies anyway because it's still awesome like all other NYX shadows. Good pigmentation, smooth and blendable. Still looking for a way to use it that will look good on me though.
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder
Nell405 10/5/2009 7:30:00 PM
I bought this while I was traveling because it was the only brand in the store that I recognized. What a waste of money. I would love to know what's in this stuff that makes the top layer of it keep getting hard and impossible to get onto a brush. I keep having to scrape the top off of it! I have it in transparent, but it's far from it. It goes on chalky looking, but it can work to set foundation if it's applied VERY lightly. Plus the packaging us ugly and never stays closed. Don't buy it.
I've gone through several tubes of this and I still love it. Nice, dark black color, doesn't clump, doesn't flake, stays on all day, nice packaging, good price. No complaints.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - bamboo eye shading brush
Nell405 10/5/2009 7:17:00 PM
Considering the amazing quality of other Ecotools brushes, I was pretty disappointed with this one. It doesn't pick up shadow all that well and I never use it. It probably would be better for concealer, but it's a little too big for that. For me it is, anyway. I highly recommend Ecotools, but not this brush.
I've had the EcoTools blush brush for ages and I love it. It hasn't shed a single hair in the entire time I've owned it, and I use it every day. I finally decided to stop struggling with the useless powder brush I had before and replace it with this brush. It's insanely soft, environmentally friendly, cruelty free, great quality, and it was only $8 at Wal-Mart. What's not to love?
I found these at Wal-Mart, the shadows were $3.26 each and I believe the case to put them in was $4. I got Vanilla Chilla and Buff Naked - which are both nude, mostly matte shades. They're really similar, Buff Naked is just a more peach tone and Vanilla Chilla looks yellow toned in comparison. I also got Bronzed Idol - which is bronze, pretty self explanatory - and Divine Diva, a burgundy color with gold shimmer. The palette is a little bulkier than it needs to be but I still like it. Such a great idea, and you get good quality for a low price.
Eye Shadow -Almay - Pure Blends eyeshadow - 200 Ivory
Nell405 10/5/2009 6:52:00 PM
I got this and Oatmeal together for $8 CAD, which was awesome. Good highlight color, or maybe even all over the lid for a natural look if you're super fair skinned like me. Haven't tried that yet. Plus these shadows are 98.2% natural. I have 5 of them and love them all :) The packaging IS bulky, but personally I don't mind it.
Eye Shadow -Almay - Pure Blends eyeshadow - 230 Oatmeal
Nell405 10/5/2009 6:42:00 PM
If you're like me the name "oatmeal" is a bit offputting, but the color is actually pretty nice. It's a slightly shimmery taupe shade. I already had three of Almay's Pure Blends shadows and I love all of them. They're not insanely pigmented but to me, that makes sense: natural product, natural look. And personally, I like the packaging.