Pressed Powders -New York Color - Pressed Translucent Powder
OutOfLine 1/27/2009 1:02:00 AM
I wish I could understand why everyone loves this stuff.... but I cant =[[[ It makes me look like a ghost, chalky, cakey, and it breaks me out (which NEVER happens). Hell no, I will not be repurchasing.
Highlighters -Rimmel - Underground Dare to Bare Face & Body Luminizer
OutOfLine 1/27/2009 12:59:00 AM
What a joke. All it is is different colored sparkes in a sheer like gel substance thats much too watery. Apslutly no color payoff or highlight.... just glitter. =[
I like a lot of maybelline mascaras but this one honestly disapointed me. Its wand is big (the way i like them) but the bristes are thin and far apart..... and the wand itself isnt as full as I like. It has that awful perfume in it. It flakes a lot. On the clumpy side.... DUSNT VOLUMIZE AT ALL! I believe its a lengthening mascara... its okay...... but theres nothing colossal about it.
Definition of CRAP! Smudges. Flakes. Clumps. Dries out lashes. Dusnt lengthen or volumize. Theres nothing GREAT about crap aka this product.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - EverFresh Pressed Powder
OutOfLine 1/26/2009 12:51:00 AM
My very first powder.... its also probably one of the best I have ever purchased. Made my face matte without looking cakey. Touchuped about twice a day wearing it. Color matched me fine. Did not break me out. Packaging sucked...it broke after the first week of usage =[[[ Probably wont re-purchase though, since I'm expirementing with different formulas and brands.
Best liquid eyeliner of all time. Want that marilyn monroe look? Or a natural daytime look.... well you can achieve both with this great product. Super smooth. Super black. Super rich. Super easy to use. Lasts until YOU decide to take it off, not when IT decides to rub/crack off. I have been using daily for about 3 months and i stil have a bunch left! Because of the shorter applicator sponge thing that is thick and super thin towards the tip.... application is easy and creates many different looks. A MUST have. I will repurchase until I die.
Really soft, pretty, and natural. This is the perfect blush. I have tried sooooo many mac brushes but always come back to this one. I'm not going to get too detailed with the color because many have already. Its a beautiful rosy pink. I'd say it suites most skintones. Its not very pigmented.... but if layered you can achieve the perfect blush. I will continue to rebuy. (the packaging sux... everytime the blush crumbles on me).
Really beautiful color. It makes the orange in my golden brown eyes stand out and appears to make my eyes appear orange (i dunno if its a good thing.. but ppl always tell me my eyes look ridiciculisly stunning when they're that orange color). Its a really intense and rich plum chocolate shade. Its supposidly matte but i definitly detect beautiful golden sparkles in it (not the tacky kind)... which really make my eyes pop. It works beautifully as a liner or crease color... its even suitable for a smokey eye. I will definitly repurchase.
Beautiful metallic copper. The texture is unbelievable.... it feels and looks like your applying copper colored silk. But thats were the pros of this product end... because I got this as a lancome gift (for the third fcuking time O_o) i shouldnt be complaining. It really does not go with my skintone or my eyecolor.... it makes me look like I'm 5 playing around with my mommys makeup! grrrrr.... if only there was a version of this in gold or silver.... I've tried sooooo hard to mkae it work.... but the only purpose i have found for tis... is to sometimes heavely layer over other shadows to make a copper shimmery sheen appear underneath. Or underneath the lashline.
Eye Shadow -Lancome - Color Design Eyeshadow in Mochaccino
OutOfLine 1/12/2009 10:56:00 PM
Like most of the reviewers have noted, this is the perfect light-medium gray based brown (depending on application). Therefore it is very natural... but could create a dramatic look as well. This is a very versatile shadow.... therfore I will definitly rebuy this shadow even though I recieved this as a gift because of my hypnose purchase. Also the texture and pigmentation is great. Its matte and very smooth... its lasting power is also quite remarkable. Its suitable for most skintones and all eyecolors.
As another reviewer had mentioned this is a peachy beige... but I would add that it appears as a pale pink with gold shimmer. This shade is very very sheer so even though its one of lancomes shimmer shades it can be worn during the day as well. I wouldnt recomend it for darker complexions because its likely it wont show up. Although I do see it being a beautiful highlight color for darker complexions. I wear this as either a base e/s on a daily basis and apply darker eyeshadows when going out. Its a shadow that looks great with ANY eycolor because its a gorgeous neutral.... and it really brings out some of the gold in my brown eyes. I won't buy this again... beacause I recieved it as a gift from another lancome purchase. Btw I ust swatched this on my skin... and its the exact color of my skin. The shimmer is the only difference between my skin and this e/s. I think it would work wayyyyyyyy better with a primer or paint pot underneath.
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 6 for Combination/Oily Skin
OutOfLine 1/12/2009 8:28:00 PM
This review is a two in one since my mother also uses it. She tried it once but loved it soooouch she stole it from me lol. Its a tad dark for my coloring in the winter but perfect in the summer and fall. But it works great for my mother throughout the whole year. Even though we have a 25 year difference... this foundation looks great on both of us, and we both have very different and challenging skin. ___________________________________________________________ Mom: Very oily t-zone. Very very very large pores. She needs a foundation that would keep her skin matte and her makeup to stay on for a good 14 hours (she works as a registered nurse). This foundation makes her skin glow. It makes her look younger and healthier. It brightens up her face and keeps it matte through out the day. It certainly does not last 14 hours.... but 6 hours yes. The color stays on for a while.... probably a good 8 hours. This is by far the best foundation for her skin that I've seen so far. I'd say the one problem is that is dusnt seem to hide her pores to well. It dosent acentuate wrinkles. ___________________________________________________________ Me: Makes my skin glow beautifuly... i always get compliments when I wear this. Covers everything that needs to be covered and is prett easy to use. The only foundation that can truly keep my skin matte-dewy for a good 10 hours. Also the only foundation that I can put on at six and check back at 4 and know it'll still look fresh and actually stay on my skin. Blends great. Has not breaked me out. Hides y pores. Does not accentuate fine lines. ___________________________________________________________ But this stuff is pretty darn expensive for a fricken drugstore product..... then again latey ALL drugstore makeup is wayyyyyyyy overpriced. This was 17$ CDN at superstore but sells at shoppers for 24$ I think. That said its lasted my mom and I almost a year so far.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Moisture Extreme Lipstick in True Pink
OutOfLine 1/11/2009 3:42:00 AM
I purchased this lipstick when I was 13?? I think.... I was at my local drugstore and was scanning the rows f lipstick by maybelline, loreal, covergirl and other drugstore brands..... this one caught my eye because it was cheap and the girliest lipstick color in the store! (back then i thought all the other colors were too old looking lol). This is not a true pink. It is far too light. BUT this is a gorgoeus color. Its a baby pink but isnt visible unless i apply aconcealer underneath this stuff. It goes with many looks and suits my colorings really well! Its lasting power is okay... but its alright for me because i like the faded color of the lipstick more... if that makes any sense. At first it applys really shiny.... but soon mattes down a little. It also is VERY moisturizing for a lip stick... but i still wear lip balm with it. It dus not accentuate chapped lips or peeling or anything of that matter..... bu the packaging sucks... i broke my lid the third time i used it.... it cracked.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
OutOfLine 1/10/2009 7:48:00 PM
Amazing! I bought mine in the Dominican Republic from a local when visiting a beautiful island. I've had it for a year and a half and still have some left! Because your relly do need just a little. I use this as a body moisturizer after I get out of the shower.... or an hour before i take a shower i put it into my hair and then wash it out. It happens to smel amazing! Super cheap alternative to body moisturizers/cream.... its also great because you know its good for your skin considering its all pure and from mother nature herself =]] Before I get into the shower I fill up my sink with hot water and let the bottle sit in it..... so it can melt.
The trick to this shadow is..... that its not really meant to be a shadow. I apply a dab to my bare lid and spread evenly... it goes on very sheer that way.... and I use it as a e/s base. It makes my eyeshadows appear brighter and more pigmented. Has the effect of what I would image a mac paint pot would. If you've been applying it very thickly all over your lid... i'd see where you'd have a problem. It has a very thin gel like consistancy so no duh its going to take 5 minutes to dry and by that time will crease. Normally e/s lasts about an hour on me... but with this stuff underneath it should last a good 12 hours. Does not change the color of the e/s i put on top.... simply adds more dimension and pigmentation. As for the color (a spy that loves me... i think)..... its a very frosty baby pink with white frost shimmer. (I hate all things frst.. but surprizingly this worked well). Its also a great cupids bow highighter and brow highlighter.... not sure how it will work as a face highlighter..... cuz it is awfully shimmery to be applied on the cheekbones or nose... it'll give that grease pit look =[[ yuck! But since this is a eyeshadow not hightlighter..... i love it! Oh and the packaging is great cuz u can really control the amount you want to apply. And it seems to last me FOREVER!