I was expecting the worst w/ this lipstick b/c of the reviews, and honestly, this lipstick isn't bad at all. I like it! However, I do not wear it alone. I always pair it with a gloss or lip liner as it looks a little funny on me with just the lipstick on, it's too bold. But like all my other lipsticks, they are rarely worn alone, I like to coat them with a glossy top layer of gloss. This is the first bright pink lipstick I've purchased and glad I did. It's an alright lipstick. The packaging should have been unique, it's too plain for a LE l/s. Generally I am not a fan of the color pink; I usually stick to neutrals, browns, tan, etc... I'd give this lipstick a 3 1/2 lippies but since I can't I'll give it a 4. Overall, it was a good spur-of-the moment buy!
Blush -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Brunette Degradé (Brunette Blonde Redhead)
Ritagal09 12/11/2010 5:33:00 PM
I love this MSF. It's very pretty on the cheeks; nice subtle shimmer, overall, great product!
Blush -MAC - Matte Blush - Bite Of An Apple (Venomous Villains)
Ritagal09 12/8/2010 5:10:00 AM
Nice blush, pigmentation can be increased with more swipes or can be worn as a nice sheer wash over cheeks. It isn't overwhelming. It looks super bright in the pan but it isn't as red as it appears. It's a coral-pink-red color lol. It's unlike anything I own.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
Ritagal09 12/8/2010 5:01:00 AM
What a great product! It keeps my oil at bay! The best face primer I've tried so far. I like it's odd texture; it isn't oily nor is it dry...the perfect medium. I will def repurchase this product.
My favorite mascara ever! I've tried all types from many brands but always find myself returning to this one. It gets the job done. I really like the wand, not fat and not too slim; perfect size. My lashes are coated, long and dark. Love this mascara! Will repurchase again.
Deep Truth is one of my favorite eye shadows. It's the only blue I really wear. It's a frost described as "True dark blue." It can be worn for a subtle look or full on dramatic. Will buy again when I run out.
I really like these new lip lacquer pots; these are available in 12 colors but my favorite one is Caramel Fudge (LLP-02). On the NYX swatch it appears to be a dark chocolate color than it really is. It's a pretty brown color with a deep rosy-pink undertone, not too dark, not too light, it is MLBB. They are smooth, last pretty long, delivers a nice glossy shine. On days I do not feel like wearing lipstick this gloss comes in handy. It has a semi thick, creamy texture. No taste or smell to them. The only downside is that the pots are too small. I use a lip brush rather than my finger b/c my nail would dig in. These are comparable to NARS Lip Lacquers but for a lot cheaper as they retail for $6 each, 0.14oz (4g). I highly recommend these little suckers. I will purchase this again once I run out!
I'm not a huge nail polish fan despite the fact that I keep buying them, odd. Anyhow, I was about to checkout on the ELF site when I decided to try their nail polishes. I threw 2 into my cart, a purple and blue. So glad I did. They are both beautiful. I have applied both since and I was expecting them to chip the same day as I've seen some negative reviews on them but it lasted me a week! I removed them but could have lasted longer, only one nail chipped. I used a clear coat over them so that's probably why it did not budge, but I do that for every polish from every brand. I'm really impressed with these e.l.f. polishes. It's cheap, dries fast, pretty colors, and last a sufficient amount of time. Good!
I gave it some time before rating this. I've been wearing this a few days of the week since I've purchased it. It's a great foundation for me. I do not find it heavy, and it does not make me look oily as a lot of foundations tend to do after a few hours. It last a pretty long time; it didn't feel like a mask, my skin can 'breathe' and it gave me a nice finish. I do not like that it did not come with a pump. I have yet to purchase one. Other than that, will repurchase when I run out. Great foundation!
I use Ricepaper as my brow highlight. It's not shimmery and unbearably intense as a lot of highlight colors are but it's not dull either. I also use this on my entire lid sometimes. Great eye shadow.
Blush -Rock & Republic - Contrived Blush in Immoral
Ritagal09 9/18/2010 8:47:00 AM
I love this blush. Have been reaching for it everyday since I got it. Although it looks quite overwhelming it is a beautiful color . It applies smooth, last long and gives my cheeks a nice tint.
Having all these great colors in one palette is very convenient. The days when I want to go neutral this is handy. Love it!
Love this lipstick in Spicy Pink! The color is really pretty, it's def MLBB. The formula is smooth. Sometimes I wear it alone or pair it with a lip gloss (really do not need a lip gloss as this is very creamy/moisturizing) and the packaging is beautiful; the mirror on the top is very helpful. Overall, pretty color, great product. Pricey but well worth it. Will repurchase.
Liquid -Maybelline - SuperStay Makeup - New Version
Ritagal09 9/6/2010 4:42:00 AM
I really like this! I find myself choosing this more often than the others. It gives me a nice, even coverage; it isn't heavy and it's blendable. Should have had a pump though. Overall, great foundation.
1 key word, garbage! Made me oily, messy, and just blah. Would not repurchase. The only thing I liked about this is the convenient packaging.