Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Silk Finish Blush - Mellow Wine 833D
acutina 8/25/2012 1:55:00 AM
I love this blush. It is such a beautiful color that gives a really nice flushed look and doesn't have any sparkle (major plus). Good color payoff. I have yet to find a blush (cheap or expensive) that lasts a long time on my skin, so I won't comment on it's lasting power. The packaging is cheap feeling, but it's a fine tradeoff for the quality of product that you get.
I bought this to try out a plum colored eyeliner before spending more money on a better quality eyeliner. Within hours it had completely smudged and made a mess, especially on my lower line. I even tried setting it with eyeshadow which just resulted in a bigger mess. I don't really feel a lot of regret since it was only $1, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Mascara -Almay - Intense i-color w/ Light Interplay Technology
acutina 8/25/2012 1:42:00 AM
I love this mascara. I used to be a diehard Maybelline user. Almay was on super sale one day and I decided I had nothing to lose by trying it. I haven't looked back once! It made my lashes really thick and long. I originally purchased the Emerald Black but didn't like the color especially in the sun. When it was time to replace it, I got Black Flash and love it. It takes two coats to really get the result I want, but I rarely get unwanted clumps.
I was super excited about this palette because of all of the amazing reviews, but I have been a little disappointed. I find that I only use a fraction of the shades as most of them, in my opinion, are too shimmery/glittery for everyday use. The glitter in Sidecar and Half Baked is way too intense for daytime use. I do love Gunmetal and Hustle for night looks and Virgin is an awesome highlight color. The color payoff is great and the shadows have a velvety texture that is very easy to blend. I guess I was hoping for a palette that I would grab everyday, but I find myself only going for it on special occasions. PROS: -Great color payoff -Easy to blend -A lot of options CONS: -Too much glitter in some shades
I have been very happy with this eyeshadow. I use it to set my black eyeliner and it works very well. I haven't had the fallout problem that a lot of reviewers have mentioned. The color is a very dark black with no shimmer or sparkles. I had originally wanted to buy MAC Carbon, but decided to try this first and I'm glad I did. Much cheaper and does the job.
Self Tanners -Banana Boat - Summer Color Sunless Lotion Deep Dark
acutina 8/22/2012 10:10:00 PM
I love this product. I have tried many different self tanners and this one is my favorite. The consistency of the lotion is nice and easy to apply evenly. There is a slight tint that helps you see where you've applied. I was a little nervous about getting Deep Dark, but the color came out really nice on my very pale skin. Looked totally natural and not at all orange. I also loved that there was very little smell. I applied this product two days in a row and now I apply every few days to keep up the color. PROS: Cheap Nice, natural looking color (even for pale skin) Hardly any smell Easy to apply CONS: Difficult to find in stores (most stores had the mist, but I wanted the lotion)