This color is striking and will get second glances if nothing else. Usually people compliment me for it (even a straight guy! lol), though. I'm extremely..let's say...'frugal' when it comes to EVERYTHING, so of course I would like these to be like $4, but they really are actually not expensive for the quality. With this color, though, I feel for the color to look the best I have to put like 2 layers, but then it'll be too thick and more likely to chip off... but wtvr nothing lasts for ever. STILL LIKE IT!!
Bronzers -Revlon - ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder in 020 Suntan Matte
adaeze 4/2/2011 3:22:00 AM
This is a GREAT finishing powder. I usually couple this with Black Opal True Color Creme Stick and get compliments on my skin. It adds extra sparkle that isn't glittery and super obvious. It's a little expensive for my cheap a$$, so to buy again I'd look at ebay or wait for a sale. It lasts a loooooong, though, I've had it for so long...... I might have to throw it out, actually, and get a new one O_o
Stick -Black Opal - True Color Creme Stick Foundation
adaeze 4/2/2011 3:17:00 AM
Pros:FULL coverage! And OMG the PRICE!! For ppl who can't always find m/u for them (i.e. not as much makeup is made for us); good for covering up nasty pimples -__- (I like the tube for spot applications like this) Cons: Not AT ALL transfer resistant; Hard to find my color even in stores that sell Black Opal (My color is Nutmeg) This stuff is awesome!! It's the perfect color for me (I would describe myself as a kind of burnt caramel color; predominantly red undertones, but yellow/golden ones as well). It's not so easy for me to find just the right color for me, even with things that are "for colored girls" (lol), so I was happy when this finally worked. I use this in Nutmeg with Revlon Mineral Finishing Powder in Suntan Matte (I think...lol...the name has worn off). It is a BEAUTIFUL combination. I would get random compliments from strangers walking down the street. This means a lot because my skin is really terrible right now w/o m/u. I have a lot of hyper pigmentation (ugh, teenage skin T__T) and a couple pimples here and there, but this stuff makes my skin look smooth. And for only $10!! AND there's so much it lasts forever! Only thing is, I've stopped using it because I can't find my particular shade (the irony), so I'm using Revlon Colorstay in Caramel for combo/oily skin.
Eyeliner -Black Radiance - Continuous Creme Eyeliner
adaeze 12/16/2009 11:40:00 AM
I had the HIP creme liner in black, but decided to exchange for this one (because of the reviews and the fact that I like to support a lesser known company). It's really good. Just like everyone else says. When I test out the line on my hand, it's extremely hard to get off. Have to use a brillo pad (ironically enough my Rimmel eye m/u remover won't get it off of my hand). I can line my upper water line without eyeliner making its way to my lashline, as per usual. I recently lost my Black Radiance liquid liner, and I used this with a wet eyeliner brush and it was (as Patrick says) AWESOME. Support the underdog. Buy this eyeliner. Don't let my reading/writing-makeup-reviews-instead-of-doing-my-homework be in vain....
I'm fairly new to applying eyeliner and haven't bought many, but I doubt any of them can be better than this.It glided on my top lids like butter; and it easily lined my inner lower rims ( I've actually tried to do that before but it was painful). And when it came time to wipe it off, it took me forever ( I usually just use a wet washcloth to get makeup off), which I take to mean it would last long and be slightly water proof.Only thing bad I could say about it is it seems a little short. I got it for $1 and some change , not in a store, but if I couldn't get any more from the same place I probably would buy it again from a regular store