One of my favorite waterproof mascaras. I find most waterproof mascaras get clumpy but not with Cannonball! Really really great mascara and delivers in quality.
This is my go-to natural palette for myself and also on clients. I tend to gravitate towards this palette when I do weddings because many of the colors seem to work for so many different color tones and skin types. There are more taupe warm colors than not so I think the colors are very flattering for most skin types. I love my 28 Neutrals and would buy again. I wish the colors/pans were labeled with numbers or names but I guess that might be asking for too much for the price. Also, the plastic case could use some work...
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Top Secrets Flash Radiance
bicoastalite 3/28/2012 11:49:00 PM
It does a great job under the Kett Hydro and OCC airbrush makeup. I do think the price is prohibitive in me purchasing the product again. I think the smell is very flowery and strong and has been a turn off for some of my clients. Also, I do agree with other reviewers on the brush applicator, it's not very sanitary… and it gets "clogged" often. Wish it came in a squeeze tube or something like that.
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Black
bicoastalite 3/28/2012 11:30:00 PM
I've tried so many so called waterproof gel liners and by far (hands down) the Jet Set is my favorite liner. I get a lot of brides as clients and waterproof and smudgeproof liners are REALLY critical. Once it's on the eyelids, it doesn't flake off or transfer to the lower lids and I love this brand for that. I haven't found anything even remotely close when it comes to staying power. But… I have had it for about 6 months now and have gone through more than half (a little goes a long way) but I have noticed that it's getting dry. And harder to apply… I do wish Jet Set had the consistency of MAC Fluidline and Inglot Gel Liners but none of those are waterproof/smudgeproof!
A must for light and bright colors, as a base to eyeshadows. I wish it didn't crease so much but maybe I'm layering it on too much. I have this in various colors and to this day, Milk is my favorite!
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Shimmer Strips Gel Creamliner (all)
bicoastalite 3/28/2012 10:17:00 PM
It's a great creamy gel liner but not smudge or waterproof. :-(
I wish I read these reviews before I actually bought the set. The packaging is beautiful and the eyeliner colors are SO pretty. BUT, they are not waterproof. Or smudge proof. I put them on my upper eyelids and not too long after, I noticed that they smudged to the lower lid. Major fail. Not sure how they can sell a product like this and mislabel and get away with it?
Misc Beauty Tools -Urban Decay - the revolution eyelash curler
bicoastalite 3/28/2012 10:07:00 PM
I am really disappointed with the Revolution Eyelash Curler. It worked great the first few times but the rubber piece kept falling out. I thought maybe it was that one pieces, but ALL of the extra rubber pieces that came with the curler fell out. It just won't stay in. When the rubber does stay in (which was literally like 3 times), it curls great. No issues with pinching. BUT, if the rubber pad/piece won't stay in the channel? Totally useless.