Lipstick -Too Faced - La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream - Spice Spice Baby
bimini156 5/7/2013 7:01:00 AM
I have to agree with the rave reviews on this lipstick. The formula is so creamy and luxurious. The packaging is beautiful. I ordered mine from Sephora--I live 2 hrs from the nearest Too Faced products. So I really went back and forth before choosing Spice Spice Baby. Very happy I did. Very natural looking color I will get a lot of use out of. Love. Love. Love. Will definitely be back for more.
Lipstick -Maybelline - colorsensational Pink Satin
bimini156 4/28/2013 4:09:00 PM
I like this lipstick a lot. I would describe it as a medium pink with a touch of pink shimmer. It works well with my warm skin tone. It's pretty without being too bright or over the top. The Color Sensational line is probably my favorite drugstore lipstick. I really like the formula. Not too drying, not too soft.
I own four of these lipsticks. Luminous Lilac and Pearly Pink are both very shimmery. I use a gloss over them which tones down the shimmer quite a bit. Bronze Beam is a bronzey beige with minimal shimmer. I like it but I own several lipsticks that are very close to that color. The last color, however, is one of my very favorite lipsticks--Champagne Shimmer. I plan on buying a backup of this lipstick I like it so much. It's a sheer color with fine shimmer that somehow seems to darken my natural lip color. I don't know how to describe it. It's one of those lipsticks I like to keep in my purse and can just slap on without even looking in a mirror. Especially good for days when I have a more minimal makeup look. I like the formula of these Sensational Lipsticks. I'm constantly looking to see if there is a great color I may have missed.
I had been on the hunt for the perfect highlight color. When I found this I stopped looking. When I put this on it seems like it is same color as my skin with a beautiful, fine shimmer. I LOVE it! I can't help myself. I just really enjoy a shimmery pearly highlight on me. Sometimes I apply this all over the lid up to my brow bone and then a dark color in the crease. Love the packaging also. Although it does tend to get smudged, it looks lovely. So glad I found this. HG status for me. Wouldn't want to ever be without it.
Agree with a lot of the comments already posted. This is a nice light to medium neutral brown..(I'm surprised the Mac website refers to this as a taupe--which I don't see at all.) When I am in a hurry to get out the door, I hurry up and swipe this on my lids, add a highlight color and some mascara and I am good to go. It gives the eye some definition for a good everyday look. It also is a good base for any brown, neutral look. This is a very useful eyeshadow in my collection.
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Colour Surge Eyeshadow Soft Shimmer Champagne
bimini156 3/12/2013 7:08:00 AM
Love this e/s! I have been on the hunt for the perfect brow bone color and now have found two--both Clinique. This is extremely creamy and opaque. Usually I prime the eye with my Mac paint pot. Soft Ocher or Bare Study. Then a matte cream colored e/s all over from lash line to brow bone and then this Clinique shadow as a highlight. Then whatever crease color I feel like using that day. This is a go-to look for me. So happy I found this. The packaging is very pretty also. Will definitely be repurchasing this. Even though spending $15 on one e/s is unusual for me. My other favorite brow bone color is Clinique Super Shimmer in Daybreak. But that one has much more shimmer. I have only recently been exploring the Clinique brand and have not been disappointed in anything so far. See for yourself!
Can't believe I hadn't reviewed this yet. I have ordered at least 4 of these. My 22 year old daughter loves it also. She wears it as a foundation. For me as a foundation it was only so-so. What I love this for is touch ups during the day. I keep one in my purse, one in the downstairs bathroom and one in the upstairs bathroom. I just use the included pad on my T-zone. I think it gives a beautiful finish. I think I usually pay $8 for this on sale. A really great product from Avon. I have the color light beige and this is a good match for my NC25 complexion.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Million Lashes - waterproof
bimini156 12/28/2012 7:39:00 AM
Great mascara. I'm normally not too impressed with L'oreal mascaras. I purchased a bunch of L'oreal makeup at drugstore.com when it as 30% off and this was a pleasant surprise. First of all I have a huge issue with my (aging) eyes watering--particularly my right eye. So finding a good waterproof mascara is a must. This mascara made my lashes look amazing. I let it dry slightly between coats and was surprised how great my lashes looked with very little effort. And I have to say that it held up at least as good as the other waterproof mascaras I have tried. I usually stick to drug store mascaras and I have tried them all. Will definitely repurchase.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational High Shine 820 Mauvilous Shine
bimini156 12/2/2012 8:13:00 AM
Just picked this up the other day on clearance. It appears they might be discontinuing the High Shine colors. I love this color. I agree that it's a MLBB shade and has a nice glossy finish. A great color to go with a more dramatic eye or just for every day. Love these Maybelline lipsticks. Nice formula. Creamy and not drying. Always looking to see if there is a great color I've missed.
Definitely one of my favorite Mac shadows. Very beautiful, unique shade. Opalescent silver duochrome with pink and green. I have silvery gray hair and I wear glasses and I love how this shade brightens up my whole eye area. I wear this from lid to brow In a nice even layer and then a variety of colors in the crease--navy blue, purple, or a matte gray--my favorite. Love, love and love!
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
bimini156 11/12/2012 5:29:00 AM
Hi everyone! Just thought I would hop on this morning. I have the Tarte blush in Exposed which I was wearing yesterday. I pulled this lip butter out of my lipstick drawer and I thought these two looked lovely together. I agree with the others who comment that these are not that moisturizing. I think I own 6 of these but I guess I really do prefer a nice opaque lipstick. But I know that that Tarte blush is extremely popular so I thought I would bring this combo to your attention.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Extra Volume Collagen Mascara (waterproof)
bimini156 9/4/2012 7:32:00 PM
I guess I'll add to the chorus of people that don't like this mascara. I used it again this morning and it really is clumpy and gives my lashes a very spidery look. Not what I am going for. I had to work at it for a while to make it look decent. But it is waterproof. I don't find it any harder to remove than my other waterproof mascaras. (I like the Neutrogena Oil Free) With so many other great mascaras at the d/s I will not repurchase.
I have 3 True Color Blushes that would fit in the rose category. Rose Lustre, Mad About Mauve, and Classic Aura. Rose Lustre is the brightest color. I would describe it as a pinkish red. In the pan it looks like it has some shimmer but on the skin it isn't that noticeable. The pigmentation is very nice. I have light to med skin and I have to use a light hand with this blush. Blends nicely. Great value.
I have recently been discovering some nice Avon makeup products--thanks to Makeup Alley. The quality of these blushes is very good. I have a med to light skin tone and I find I have to use a light hand with this blush. To me it appears an my skin to be a reddish brown. I like to use it more as a contour color with a coordinating blush over it. My daughter has a slightly darker skin tone than me and this looks amazing on her. I now own 5 of these Avon blushes. Very nice for the price. My only complaint is the bulkiness of the packaging. Nice big mirror. Useless brush.
I own 5 of these Milani baked blushes. Red Vino, Fantastico Mauve, Dolce Pink, Berry Amore and Bellisimo Bronze. I have a light to med. warm skin tone and I cannot make this blush work for me. Way too orange. I have tried it by itself and also over or under other blushes. Horrible! I do love these blushes but this particular color was a fail.