Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F82 Round Top Synthetic Kabuki
PrincessGizmo 11/21/2012 4:28:00 PM
Favorite foundation brush ever! Most people prefer the flat top kabuki, but the round top works better for me. Great design, dense bristles, but extremely soft! I love it.
Highlighters -Hard Candy - Show Girl's Secret Glitter Glue
PrincessGizmo 11/21/2012 4:24:00 PM
I picked this up on a whim, it was only 2 bucks, and I thought I would try it out for my eye shadows. I honestly was not expecting much, but goodness it was amazing! It makes my shadows last extrememly long, more than a normal primer ever has, but the thing that gets me the most is that it makes my eye shadows significantly brighter and more true to pan colors! I have probably swatch side by side my whole collection to just see if it works for all of them. It does. How I apply: I put down a primer on my lid first, usually UD then I apply the glitter glue and let it dry completely. Then all I do is apply my eye shadows. Perfect. <3
I was really excited when this came out for fall and could not wait to try it. I was not disappointed! I love the packing, closes really tight and has a snakeskin like cloth over top of it. The shadows are just perfect predictable LORAC, very smooth, buttery, easy to blend, and with great color payoff. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the shadows, the included brush though...eh not great at all, but that is the only complaint I have.
I absolutely love this blush palette. It has become the only blush that I use anymore. The colors are very intense and extremely pigmented. The texture is smooth and they all apply evenly. With these the only thing I have to say is blend, blend blend. Since they are all very bright and pigmented colors sometimes they can come off very clownish if you do not blend correctly. The matte red is the perfect cheek color for my complexion and I have not been able to find another like it.
Eye Shadow -Sonia Kashuk - Eye on Dazzling Color palette
PrincessGizmo 11/21/2012 4:10:00 PM
When I saw this in stores I was really excited to get it home and try all of the colors, because in the pan they look amazing. But sadly they turned out really really not true to pan color. A lot of the colors for me were hard to even get some color payoff on and with others the color was completely different looking on my skin than in the pan, like the green in the pan turns grey on my skin. I was really disappointed in this product over all. The only reason I gave this a 2 was that there are a couple of shadows that turned out really great and work really well, just the overall palette was a let down, because it looks so beautiful just sitting there, I wish it would have turned out better for me.
It is really hard to truly find a foundation that matches my skin tone since I am a really pale ginger, but this product seems to get really close. The color is honestly what drew me to it. I really enjoy the way it feels, but it is a very heavy foundation, very full coverage. The only real problem I had with this foundation was that it seemed to make my skin a little oily, which does not happen with other products I have used. That is honestly the only problem I have with it, but is easily fixed by using a setting powder. Even though it is a heavy foundation I do not really feel like I am wearing anything on my face at all. I would definitely buy this again and recommend to others.
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
PrincessGizmo 9/27/2012 12:02:00 PM
I bought this a couple of weeks ago and have been wearing it every single day. It feels so smooth and nice on my lips and does not dry them out, but keeps them moisturized longer than anything I have tried short of chap stick. The color matches my skin perfectly and it is a very subtle nice tint it gives to my lips. This lasts a couple of hours on me if I do not eat anything and I really love that, because usually lighter tint lip products seem to fade really fast on me. I am looking forward to trying some of their other honey products!
I was really excited to try this, but was very disappointed when I actually bought it. I returned it a couple days after trying it. The formula does stay very long and seems to have great wear time and does not smudge, but this product just made my lashes extremely heavy and weighted down. I tried different application techniques, yet it was always the same result after it dried. I think it is definitely the formula that did this and I have never had a mascara do this to my eyelashes. I just could not deal with them being weighted down. If that would not bother you this mascara is awesome, the results are very big and long lashes and it lasts all day long, no smudging. I just could not get over how badly it weighed my lashes down. It was very uncomfortable.
I have used this for the past couple of months and absolutely love the way it feels on my skin and also how it almost instantly gets rid of my redness, which my whole face basically has that since I am so pale I get very splotchy. This has been a life saver. When I wear foundation this helps it stay on way more than normally it would and makes the application so much easier. I love the silky texture and how easy it blends out. I would recommend this to anyone with redness at all.
I have really been enjoying using this product since I bought it. The colors come out really true to pan and seem to almost be a buttery silky texture. They are also very intense colors, which just look amazing even without any primer. These are some of the most blendable shadows I have ever used. I love having a big selection of matte and shimmer shadows, that was definitely the selling point for me. The mattes are not chalky or powdery, which I have found some mattes tend to be. The only problem I had with this palette was the packaging, the outside is very nice, but once you open it you realize it is made of a not so sturdy material, almost cardboard like and I did not like this because of how much I paid for this palette and because LORAC has very very soft shadows. So I do not believe this packaging would protect the shadows at all if dropped.
I returned this product yesterday after trying it a few times and every single time, within an hour or sometimes even less it would start to extremely flake off or just melt off almost. It is supposed to be long lasting or even stain like and I found it was neither of these things. It did not stain my lips and definitely was not long lasting. It also applied very unevenly using the provided applicator and 2 other lip brushes. I just cannot find a way to make this work, and this was all done without eating or drinking anything, so just me going about my business and it would start to come off. I was actually completely put off by this since it is by make up for ever and I do love this brand. To me this product was just a flop. The color was amazing on the other hand though, very intense and very true to what was in the tube. If wanted something to come off like this I could have just spent less money and bought something from the drugstore.
Got this lipstick on a whim along with the Lady Gaga one, and along with that one, absolutely loved it. The color is very intense, but just looks so great on. I love the color so much. It also applies very smoothly and evenly and does not leave my lips dry at all. Would definitely recommend this to other people. <3
So, I bought this on a whim, and after looking at it while my order shipped to me, I was thinking oh man it is going to look so bad on me, because of how bright pink it was. Nope, it is so amazing. I love the feeling, it goes on so smoothly and evenly and does not dry out my lips. The color is a very muted bright pink, at least on me and I am very pale. I think the shade is perfect if you do not want an extremely bright pink, but want to venture out into brighter ones. I would call it a starter bright pink lipstick. Overall I love it and do not have anything bad to say about it. <3
I love the color, it is perfect for my skin and just makes my lips look amazing, but the glitter. I do not mind have glitter in my lip glosses or lipsticks, but in this one it just makes it feel so gritty on my lips. The glitter makes it so I cannot apply smoothly at all. I am very sad that it ended up feeling this way, because the color and matteness of it is so amazing.
This is the perfect grey on me. It goes on smoothly and just feels amazing on my lips. I don't even feel the glitter in it like I would in other lipsticks, so it isnt gritty. I love the taste and smell, seems really fruity, but just like all urban decay lipsticks the smell is very strong so if you are sensitive to smells it might not be a good thing to use. <3