I like these a lot for the price. Um...not much to say about them, they're great, sheer lipglosses and look awesome on top of lipsticks. I have one in Bubble Babe (isn't that just the most awkward name), which looks frosty pink in the tube but goes on practically clear. Very lightweight and not sticky at all. They don't stay on forever, but this product cannot make you feel guilty about reapplying. Oh, yeah, these things are super cheap, too, only $1, and you get a LOT of product for the price. So...yup, these are great.
Love this concealer!! I have had problems with many concealers in the past, since ones like Laura Geller's Real Deal and Hard Candy Glamouflage have broken me out badly. I have been reluctant to try new concealers for a while. I have heard great reviews about this on YouTube from several gurus, so I bought it and it works wonders! This concealer is a stick concealer that you apply either with a brush, if you like, or directly onto the problem area. It covered any blemishes I had, from "almost covered by foundation" to "Mount Pimple". It is very creamy and applies very easily, and doesn't tug. I have seen many shades featured, and they are on the warmer-neutral scale, which works great for me. The finish on this concealer is not quite matte- rather, it is kind of satin-y, and it actually reflects a little bit of light if you don't put powder on top. I do not mind that, personally. Photoready has pretty good staying power with some powder and a good foundation, and cooperates with your other face makeup. I have skin on the oilier side, and it stayed on pretty well. However, just to be safe, I would not recommend this concealer to people on the far end of the "oily skin" spectrum, since it is a creamy product. The packaging annoyed me a bit, just because the cap didn't stay on very well, but I like how it is a twist-up product. It is also fairly cheap, for around $8! Definitely recommend to whoever is looking for an amazing, yet affordable, concealer!
This mascara is kind of in the middle for me; it turned out to be dead average. I got this mascara in a set along with some other Smashbox products, and have been using it for about a month now. It works very similarly to BeneFit's BadGal; if you are familiar with that mascara, then you know the feel. The brush is massive- about 1 1/3 inches long, half an inch wide and super dense. So, if you have short lashes, like me, you may want to be careful when using just so that the mascara won't smear on your eyelids! Because of its size, it holds a ton of product and doesn't get a ton on the lashes, giving them a very natural look. It is a great thing if you love natural lashes, because this mascara achieves it really well! It gave me good length, but not much volume- with my barely-there lashes, it didn't seem to do the trick I had hoped. No clumping at all, though. I do like the formula- very black, creamy, and smooth to put on and comes off really easily at the end of the day. Oh yeah- that kind of contributed to some flaking problems I had experienced with it. It is a high end product, so it is pricey. Overall, I did not love this- I will continue to use it, but I did not find it to be anything special.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - Wear Infinite Eye Quad-Hopeful Bouquet
VegetaFanGirl 3/31/2013 1:00:00 AM
I bought this quad and Hopeful Blossom on a whim just to try out something new. Personally, I found these quads kind of ordinary. I am not the biggest fan of L'Oreal's eyeshadows (except for Infallible- those are amazing!) so I was not expecting much. Sadly, I was right- yeah, the colors are nice, and they do look like a nicely arranged color scheme for a bouquet of flowers. The shadows themselves have decent quality and do go on well- however, some of the shades in the quads lack consistent pigmentation. The texture is also something that varies- some could be all plush and pigmented, and another could be crumbly and sheer. It depends on the quad, really. I will not repurchase, just because I did not see anything super special in these quads, but I got it on sale, so I cannot complain. My final advice- you can find some nicer eyeshadows in the market. These are okay, just not the best.
This is not yet a very popular product from Revlon, and it probably will not be Revlon's best, but it is still one to try if you are a fan of Revlon (and curious). I did not like this duo very much. Expressionist duos are nail "art" polishes in a double-ended set- one color on one side, another on the other. The color duos are not very well- matched- the colors are modern, I agree, but not the most tastefully picked. They are mostly all bright colors randomly paired with each other. As for the polish itself, I was also disappointed. It is very liquidy in consistency- it took a solid four layers to get the color to become opaque, and even then it looked uneven. It stayed on okay for a few days (with a good topcoat), but chipped easily and was gone in the course of a week. I honestly just did not think that this particular duo was good- it did not perform to my expectations, especially for the $7 or so that I paid. I bet that there are some better ones, but this one just didn't work well. I probably will not use this often and won't repurchase.
Great eyeliner, it really works well! Not my HG, but it is definitely something that is a nice pick-me up. The Onyx one is great- it is a nice, dark matte black that glides on very smoothly! It works great for both upper and lower lashlines, and it stays well. It doesn't perform super well on the waterline, though. Limitless is an awesome eyeliner if you want a smoky or smudgy look! The only downside here is that it refuses to work in cold conditions- it just does not want to transfer on any product into my eyes when the temperature is below 70 degrees! It is what caused me to mark it down, but it is not a huge deal. Limitless is not too expensive, but it still has a formidable cost. I would recommend it to anyone who does not live in super cold weather!
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Pink Perfection
VegetaFanGirl 3/30/2013 9:49:00 PM
Meh, this is not a good lipgloss. It looks (kind of) promising when you first get it- it is more of a peachy pink, though, so it's not quite what should be called "Pink Perfection". The color does not show up at all, even over lipstick. It is just sheer, colorless gloss that is a bit on the thick side. Not buildable at all. It does not have good staying power- you can wipe it off, no problem. I had to constantly reapply it! The only upside was that I got it on an insane sale and it smells fruity, like a peach. Overall, there are much better lipglosses out there- don't waste your money on this one.
Great trio! Not my favorites, but these are really good shadows that are definitely worth trying. I have the one in Digital- got one in a set of Smashbox products. The colors itself are nothing special, but the quality and texture here is unbelievable. They are so smooth and plush- seriously, they are so easy to work with. Very versatile color combinations. The color payoff is amazing, and they blend like a dream! Expect a little initial fallout, though. Staying power is really good with a primer. So, yeah, the quality is unmatched of any eyeshadows I have tried so far, so I am extremely happy to have this in my collection! Alone, they are a bit pricey (not sure of the exact price) but they are completely worth trying. I wholeheartedly recommend these to you!
Personally, I really loved this blush. I was super excited to try it- there is so much hype around it, so I finally decided to spend the astounding amount of $30 on it. It was totally worth it! For the insane price, you get a great amount of product and it has a cute little mirror on the inside! The color itself is gorgeous and looks really good on my light skintone, and what I really love it that the golden undertones on the blush make it act as a highlighter. It is so pretty when the sun hits the cheek- the blush kinda glows in this subtle way :) The color is very buildable and a little goes a long way, so there is no question about whether or not there is enough product. It stays very well, if you apply it evenly. Overall, I think this is an AMAZING blush, and I will definitely buy more from NARS!
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
VegetaFanGirl 3/30/2013 9:14:00 PM
This is definitely my HG foundation! I have heard really positive reviews on it from many websites, videos and gurus, so I finally decided to splurge some money in this product. I loved it!! The thing is, I was also looking for a shade that was in-between two foundations, and I immediately found the perfect match from this product! There are two categories that divide the shades- pink undertones and yellow undertones, but the yellow ones are more neutral. However, this foundation matched me absolutely perfectly! I have never had a product that got THIS close to my skintone! It also went on smoothly, covered a lot, and looked VERY natural. The wear was decent- if you use a good primer, this product will work wonders :) It also is pretty good about staying- but be careful, it does react a little with certain powders (oxidization). It is also very pricey- $44! However, it is totally worth the splurge. The packaging is very sleek and light- plus, it has a very convenient pump. Really happy I bought this- it is now my HG, and I will definitely repurchase!!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized
VegetaFanGirl 3/20/2013 7:06:00 PM
*SILVER STARLET* Maybelline's marbleized eyeshadows intrigued me- I love any eyeshadow that claims to be as vibrant as this. After watching tutorials on Maybelline's website, it seemed like an insanely pigmented and amazing product! So, of course, I had to buy one. I got one on sale at Target and it's called Silver Starlet- one side contains a medium silver, and the other side has a marbled swirl of rose pink, white and light brown. They looked absolutely gorgeous together! However, when I first tried them, I was completely disappointed! I was unaware that they are best used wet! So, after several tries of getting to use them dry, they ultimately gave out. Don't use them dry. Next, I tried using them wet- they did do a much better job in pigmentation than before, so I was pleased. However, when they are wet, they are extremely difficult to blend. I tried to blend them, but instead, the eyeshadows either wouldn't budge or would all be scraped off by the brush. They also crease a little if you don't let them dry completely. Staying power was amazing with primer, so that's a plus! Also, they are relatively cheap products and can be found in your local drugstore. Ultimately, these are not going to be my favorite eyeshadows, but I will still use them because they are flattering.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Smoke Alarm
VegetaFanGirl 2/6/2013 5:17:00 PM
Great trio! The colors here are extremely wearable, despite how they may initially look and have the title "Smoke Alarm". The one on the left, a dark grey, is very blendable and great for a crease. The one in the middle, a light grey, is a perfect highlight. The one on the right, a satin grey-taupe, is an awesome base color. I would actually wear these every day! I love the blendability of this quad, the wearability, and its staying power (with primer). It's only $6 too, and you get a lot of product (in rather cheap packaging tho), and I surely recommend!
Awesome, awesome product! This is classified here as an eyeliner, but I'd more go for "shadow pencil" as the classification. SmolderEyes is a very blendable shadow pencil- I own one in Bronze. It is a gorgeous brown, more of a copper brown, and is very metallic. It comes in a thick package, and the pencil itself is quite thick. I love using it as top-lid eyeshadow for darker looks. However, if used carefully, it can be used on the bottom lid. I absolutely love the blendability of it!! It comes with one of those little foam tips and blends like a dream! It loses it metallic shine though, but it still looks gorgeous. SmolderEyes is a bit pricey, somewhere around $20, but totally worth it! The colors are gorgeous and the quality is amazing, Definetely recommend!
I will never have a clear comprehension of why this product was made. It is extremely cumbersome and stubborn to work with! When I first bought it, it looked like your regular twist-top pencil eyeliner. I have the purple one, by the way, which is actually a nice color. I tried applying it several times and it just came out like, as someone else below me said, butter in a stick. It tends to break A LOT, so don't dispense much. It also looks very watered down and is not very pigmented. What you can do, though, is apply it in small clumps and redistribute them with a liner brush. Also, apply two layers. It won't make the eyeliner any less stubborn, but it can make it look less horrible. Since it breaks a lot, you probably won't have it for long- or you'll throw it away instead. I have had flaking issues with it too. Either way. It is pretty pricey, around $19, which you should not give up for an 11.5cm liner!!! What is good about it is the staying power- waterproof indeed. Still, I would absolutely not recommend this eyeliner! Save yourself a good $20!
Another eyeliner that seriously deserves some love! I, for one, love silver eyeliners and this was just what I was looking for! I got this in a holiday set of three eyeliners for $3- awesome bargain, so this eyeliner cost approximately a dollar. Nobody can complain about that price. The packaging is cheap-looking- a lot like Revlon Colorstay's liquid eyeliner- a conic tube, and it feels cheap too. Now, for the actual eyeliner. The brush is very thin, and the stopper is very tight, so it is not possible to get a ton of product on it. I do admit that it is a more sheer silver eyeliner. Wearing it by itself will not do you any good! It does have a nice, reflective sheen with one coat, and with maybe two coats it will do wonders. I suggest wearing it on top of black liquid eyeliner or very dark eyeshadow- trust me, it looks gorgeous!! I have not had any staying power issues with this eyeliner. I would repurchase and recommend to everybody!