Eyeliner -Rimmel - Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude
Telly90 5/22/2013 1:45:00 AM
I love this pencil! It's just a tad light for my NC35 skintone, but it works. I love that it glides on so smoothly. It was my first nude pencil and I'm glad I purchased it. I'd definitely buy again!
I bought this in Medium and Deep. I used Medium in the waterline and Deep as a nude lipliner. In the waterline these are a little dry and takes a few passes for the color to show up. It doesn't last too long, but I like the natural eye brightening effect it gives. Using Deep as a nude lipliner is just ok as well. It's not as creamy as a typical lipliner, but I like the way it nudes out my lips. I like that there are a few color choices for the wonder pencil but the dry consistency isn't ideal.
I bought Dance the Tides and Skinny Dip. Dance the Tides is a warm brown. It makes a wonderful transition color. Skinny Dip is a muted purple. I like to use it as an outer corner color along with Dance the Tides in the crease. I find these shades very smooth and easily blendable.
Blush -FLOWER Beauty - Ready Set Glow! blush/bronzer duo - shimmering goddess
Telly90 5/22/2013 1:27:00 AM
I bought this shade in BD3 Shimmering Goddess. The blush is stunning. It's a beautiful bright pink with a hint of coral undertones. The color just makes your skin pop. Now the bronzer was a bit of a disappointment. It turned out very muddy on me. The bronzer just wasn't suitable for my skintone. I don't think I'd repurchase because I only like it for the blush and there are many similar blushes out there.
I bought this blush during the 50% sale off TheBalm website. It's a beautiful reddish-plum with golden shimmer. The shimmer is very refined and gives the blush a beautiful golden sheen. The blush is very smooth. All you need to do is lightly tap your brush and you'll get enough product to apply onto both of your cheeks.
Concealers -L'Oreal - True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer
Telly90 12/27/2012 8:40:00 PM
This review is for the new L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer. I bought this two days ago from Walmart for $8 each. The colors I have are in W4-5 and W6-7-8. These come in a twist-up tube with the packaging matching the same color as the concealer. You get 0.1oz or 2.8g of product. The concealer comes in with a sharpened point which I assume will dwindle down as you use it. Now, I've used this concealer on both my face and under eye area. For my undereyes I feel like this is not as creamy as I'd like. There was some slight tugging in order for me to get this product onto my undereyes straight from the tube. I'd probably suggest rubbing it onto your finger and then tapping it under your eyes. You'll probably have to put on a few layers but it won't tug as much if you would put it on straight from the tube. For my face I can draw the concealer on and blend with ease. The pigmentation this product is not full-coverage. It took a few layers to cover up my acne scars. The finish is a semi-matte. It's not particularly hydrating or drying on my skin. I think this would be great for on the go and touch ups during the day. I give this 3.5 stars because I dislike that the crayon does not twist all the way down which can cause some people to scrap their concealer. The pigmentation of this concealer is light to medium and the finish can accentuate fine lines under the eyes.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
Telly90 10/17/2012 5:14:00 AM
So for reference I am a MAC NC30-35. I picked up W5 Sand Beige and W6 Sun Beige because it was a BOGO 1/2 off and with the changing seasons I thought it would be nice to have two shades to mix together. It has an SPF of 20. The foundation blends smoothly with the Ecotools Buffing Brush. The wear of the foundation is pretty decent. I put this on at 10:30am and by 7pm I could still see it lasting on my face. It did fade on my cheeks but that was also in part of me leaning on my hands. Now for the bad news... I have dry skin and I found that throughout the day I became shiny and greasy. I seriously never get oily so I know it's not me. I could just tell that the natural dewiness I get when I first put this on becomes a greaseball as the day progressed. It's the strangest thing ever. I set my foundation with UD All Nighter Setting Spray. I never use powder because it clings to my flaky areas, but I just might have to in order to combat the greasiness I get as I wear this foundation. So as a recap, the color match is nice, the coverage is good for me, and the lasting power is pretty good. However the greasy feeling I get with this foundation is not my cup of tea. I'm thinking that this would be good for winter time because the oil/shine I get can bring moisture to my skin. All in all, this is an okay foundation. I'll keeping testing it throughout the seasons to find the best time to wear it. ***Just to compare to the Neutrogena Health Skin Liquid Makeup. I wear Natural Beige 60 and it's just a tad lighter than Loreal's W5 Sand Beige. They both are supposed to give you a "natural dewy" look. I feel that Neutrogena really looks like skin. However, I'm stuck with one shade because if I go any darker in the Neutrogena Line I'll look weird because they have pink and gray undertones. Neutrogena also doesn't come with a pump. Which makes Loreal's pump a plus. Although Loreal blends smoothly I can still tell that there's foundation on my skin. I'd personally go with Neutrogena. If you have one, you don't really need the other.
This is a sythetic flat top brush. The surface diameter of the brush head is about 1.25 inches and the height is about 1 inch. It sounds small, but it's not too small. I use this with my liquid foundation. It blends my foundation very smoothly. The synthetic bristles are dense enough to move the product around, but not too dense where it can't blend. I hope that makes sense. I haven't had any fall out which is usually typical with ecotools brushes. I think this is a great purchase. It's affordable and eco-friendly! I purchased this brush at Ulta.
I bought this Kate Moss Lipstick in 04 on a whim. It's a purple with a cool grayish undertone. Definitely not an everyday lipstick, but I thought it would be nice color for fall and winter. It is very pigmented, but I will wear it as a stain by warming up the product with my finger and then dabbing it onto my lips. However, I find that it settles into the lines of my lips and emphasizes my lip lines because it's a dark color. Also, it tends to rollover itself. What I mean by that is when you try to layer this product or even try to blend it in it will sort of clump together. My tips would be to exfoliate your lips, use a lip balm before hand, line your lips with a lip pencil, and lightly dab this color onto your lips. Just a fun tip for a berry lip, pair it with a fuchsia lipliner and lipgloss. It will brighten the lip color up. I don't think I'll repurchase because it will probably take awhile for me to use it up since I won't wear it very often.
This is such a beautiful dark terracotta shade. I love it for days where I want just a hint of color on my cheeks. It really compliments my tan and it's one of those blushes that can go with anything. I definitely recommend it. It's discontinued, but you can buy it from cherryculture.com
Blush -Milani - Minerals Blush - 203 - Mai Tai [DISCONTINUED]
Telly90 5/11/2012 4:25:00 AM
This blush is a matte pinky-coral shade that I absolutely love! It gives you that beautiful healthy glow look. It's perfect. I just wish that I didn't have to wait until it was discontinued to discover it. I'll definitely repurchase from cherryculture. =)
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Synthetic Buffing Brush
Telly90 3/25/2012 5:03:00 AM
Sonia Kashuk released a few new brushes for Spring 2012. This particular brush is in their core collection and costs about 12.99. A little expensive, but that is the typical pricing for a Sonia Kashuk brush. The brush is synthetic which is great for liquid products. The surface of the brush initially has a slight oval shape which I assume is from being smashed in the packaging. The brush will probably round out after a few washes but just for reference the two radii are about 1.5 inches or 3.81 cm and 1.25 inches or 2.54 cm. The bristles are densely packed, but not too packed to where they don't move. It has enough flexibility to move product around. This didn't shed and there was no bleeding. This is my first buffing brush and I'd recommend you buy it. Hope this helped. =)
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Duo Fiber Fan Brush
Telly90 3/25/2012 4:42:00 AM
Oh Sonia Kashuk! You've done it again! I was on a hunt for a fan brush for highlighting. I've searched and read reviews about a few fan brushes, but they were flimsy and didn't have enough bristles for my liking. I saw this particular fan brush while I was walking through the Sonia Kashuk section in cosmetics. The surface width of the bristles are about a centimeter which is great for picking up product. The length that the fan spreads out to is about 2 inches. This brush is perfect. It's not too small or too big! The bristles didn't shed or bleed while cleaning so that's a plus. I picked up this baby for 7.99! It's lovely for highlighting and contouring if you'd like. There isn't anything like it out there in the drugstores so picked it up! Hope this helped. =)
This was just released in the US and I really wanted to try it. This is my first toner I've ever used, and I like it. It smoothes, hydrates, and refreshes my skin. I haven't had any skin irritations or anything like that. So it's a lovely purchase in my book. =)
This was just released in the US so I was very excited to try it. I actually like it. It's not what I consider a "scrub", but I do like that it. I like the creaminess and the smell is nice. I can't exfoliate to much because my skin is dry and it turns really red after I scrub/exfoliate. I use this in the shower and it does a decent job. I did notice that my pores were smaller and my skin was softer. I'd suggest this for people with already decent skin.