Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - 8-pan Palette "Comfort Zone"
abipk 6/12/2012 10:53:00 PM
Oh my God these shadows are ridiculously fantastic! Absolutely love this palette, all eye combinations look fantastic on my green eyes, especially anything with the bronze-y eyelid colour, an absolutely stunning colour. So buttery and smooth. Definitely want to try others like Walking on Eggshells and Knock on Wood, especially for this price. Love it.
This is an ok mascara if you don't like a lot of volume. But this is supposed to make your lashes very thick, and I found I had to apply a couple coats and work pretty hard to get my lashes like that. Don't like the smell, smells like wall paint. I like the packaging, I've heard bad things about Cover Girl mascara and how these wands are hard to manoeuvre, but I had no issue. I liked the brush. I liked that it came off easily with water, if I got it on my eyelid by accident I wouldn't have to get a Q-tip and makeup remover, I could just wet my finger and it came off easily. A little stiff, and I find myself picking it off at the end of the day, like I always do with stiffer mascaras, but that's just me. Overall, it has alright volume that's buildable, but nothing very special.
I quite like this blush. I've just started really getting into blushes and I wanted a more summery colour than my everyday powder blush, and I liked the colour Hot Tamale, which I believe was one of the brightest shades. I was a little nervous that the colour would be too bright for my fair skin (NC15-20) but it sheered out nicely and is a nice summery flush. Really smooth and cool feeling blush, very soft. Plan on getting it in the plum shade for the autumn. Not a big fan of the packaging, looks kind of childish, and I like more classic packaging, like Revlon for example. Not tons of product for the price, but I don't see myself using it up overly fast though, since you don't need a lot of product.
Loved it in the store, but at home to me it smelled almost spicy. I had a friend sniff it who normally wears Pink Sugar, and she said it smelled like it should: sweet and sugary. Gave it to her. I guess it just didn't work with my body chemistry.
I wrote a review when I first got it, and didn't like it, but now I've warmed up to the mascara. For years I had been using Clinique High Impact Mascara and absolutely loved it! I decided I needed to spend a little less on mascara though, and heard good reviews about this one. Didn't like it at first, seemed a little gummy even after a couple hours, like you could rub your eye and it would all smudge. I wasn't used to it, but now I can build it up to the thickness I like, and I like it better than Clinique's I think because it doesn't leave my lashes stiff, they feel softer, and I don't find myself picking off mascara at the end of the day. A little hard to remove, I liked that High Impact came off with just a gentle cleanser, but this actually needs makeup remover and a bit of time to get it all off.
Love this lipstain! It's my favourite from Joe Fresh, because it's a nice bright pink that goes with everything when you're not quite sure what lip colour to wear. Unlike things I've heard about other lipstains, I've had this one for 7 months and it has yet to dry out. Granted, I don't use it everyday, but it hasn't dried out in a week like I've heard people say about the Cover Girl lipstains. Great lipstain, nice packaging, nice low price. Can't go wrong with it.
I've used this mascara for years, starting out with the samples my mum would get from the gift with purchase and as I got older eventually breaking down and buying the full size. I absolutely love this mascara, but I recently decided to branch out and see if I could find one that I love equally for a lower price. I have light brown/blond lashes and the mascara really makes them defined, longer, and you can build it up to make it clumpy if you like. The formula isn't watery, and lasts me a long time. Overall a great mascara! If I don't find a lower priced mascara I like, I'm definitely going back to Clinique.
Great beginner blush, a nice everyday pink. I'm very pale and it adds a nice bit of colour to my complexion, and at $3, I will definitely repurchase. I find I need to load up my brush a couple times, so you don't need to be lighthanded with this blush. I thought it might be a good low price dupe for MAC's Well Dressed, but when looking at Tickled Pink swatched next to WD, it looked like a yellow pink, almost. Interesting, but I definitely like it. Not tons of staying power, but lasts a couple hours.
Lips -Tarte - LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain in Lively
abipk 3/2/2012 12:31:00 AM
I love this lip stain! I'm rather pale and it's a beautiful colour on. It's very pigmented and lasts me a good 7-8 hours without touchups, and at that point it looks rather fresh, and this had been with a bit of careful eating and drinking. Doesn't feather at all or dry lips out. Not sure it lives up to 6000% more moisture claim, but it definitely doesn't leave your lips feeling dry. I'd apply a light balm before applying though just to smooth out your lips, like one would before any lip colour, really. Overall, it's a great product, it looks like it will last a while for it's price. It's not a HG product, it's bright and a bit dark for everyday wear, so I'll wear it once every one or two weeks. A kind of menthol-minty taste that tingles the lips a bit, kind of like the Bigelow lip glosses from Bath and Body Works. (I believe those are the ones I'm thinking of.) Beautiful colour, long lasting.
I have the lip crayon in berry, a very pretty sheer shade on the lips that looks rather natural. It's nice and moisturising on the lips, and it lasted a fair amount of time. The cons I have with this are that it's a little messy to sharpen, unlike a Tarte crayon that you twist up and when I rubbed my lips together, the colour wasn't overly even when looked at closely, because it had moved around a bit, but since it's sheer it isn't noticeable. I got it for a dollar-fifty on sale, so for that price I think it was worth it, but for the full price I might not repurchase this specific one, but perhaps try a matte one in hopes of finding a low-price dupe for Nars or Tarte crayons.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Rose Lip Treatment SPF 15
abipk 3/2/2012 12:20:00 AM
I received this as my Beauty Insider birthday gift from Sephora and I love the packaging and the scent, and it feels smooth on my lips. Can't say I'll buy it again though, the price is rather steep for a product you could get for maybe four dollars, like Softlips or something.