This is a beautiful color and a great product for the price! It looks great on my NC42 skin. It doesn't last quite as long as the more expensive MAC or NARS blushes, but good enough for daily use or a night out. I must say this is NOT a dupe for NARS taj mahal. It's much more pink and coral toned.
I have to say this looks much better in the pan. It's pretty, but poor quality. Its not very pigmented and you really have to build the color. It's a beautiful color though.
The color Hollywood is great for darker skin tones. It's perfect for summer because it really makes your face glow. I apply and blend with a duo fiber stippling brush bc it picks up just the right amount of product. You get a lot of product for the price. I don't see myself ever running out!
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
bttrflyrose 4/10/2012 8:55:00 PM
I absolutely love these lip butters! Pink truffle is my favorite out of the ones I own. They are very pigmented for not being actual lipsticks. I have NC42 skin tone and this color looks great. I reach for these more than I reach for my lipsticks. I think I'll be picking up a few more shades :)
Foundations -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation
bttrflyrose 12/21/2011 11:34:00 AM
I really like this foundation! It's definitely light to medium coverage and to me it feels more like a tinted moisturizer than a foundation. It goes on very light and silky. I love the dewy effect it gives, but I usually apply a powder over it to make it a bit more matte. It smells great too! I don't think this would work for people with oily skin however.Also, they don't have a very big selection for darker skin tones. The shade 355 (suede) is a perfect match for me. This is one of those foundations that you can blend and make work even if the shade is a little off. It is a bit pricey for a drugstore foundation, but buy it on sale when its B1 G1 1/2 off. It doesn't last as long as high end foundations and my face gets a little oily at the end of the day, but it's pretty decent for a drugstore brand!
Cleansers -Burt's Bees - Deep Cleansing Cream with Soap Bark and Chamomile
bttrflyrose 12/18/2011 2:02:00 PM
I used to love this cleanser up until they changed the formulation of it. Kudos to Burt's Bees for making this 100% natural (the previous formulation was 97% natural), but I actually prefer the old one. This one does not lather well. And I agree with the other reviewers about the menthol being too strong and burning my eyes. Even if I don't wash anywhere near my eye area I still get a burning sensation. The old formulation did not have as much menthol and lathered a little bit better. I'll purchase again if I can find any old ones :(
These work alright, but my skin really isn't that oily. I just use it mid-day on my nose area. They have the consistency of tissue paper and they don't absorb as well as the clean & clear sheets. I've also noticed that they do take off makeup so you really have to blot very gently. Next time I'll spend the extra few dollars and get Clean & Clear.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - eye studio color explosion in pink punch
bttrflyrose 11/21/2011 1:41:00 PM
These eyeshadows looked sooo pretty I had to pick one up. They were sold out of all the other colors, so I picked up the pink one. The colors are actually pretty nice. With the exception of one, they are more plum like than pink. The shadows themselves are pigmented and apply nicely, but they have a lot of fall out! I ended up with glitter flakes all underneath my eye, even with a primer applied first. I love shimmery shadows, but I wish it would actually stay put.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Golden Gaze Mineralize Eyeshadow
bttrflyrose 11/21/2011 1:34:00 PM
LOVE this shadow! I'm a sucker for anything black and gold, so I had to have this the minute I laid eyes on it. It was sold out online and at all the MAC counters, so I ended up buying it on ebay for more than the MAC price :( But once MAC products sell out they are hard to find and who knows if they'll relaunch a collection. The shadow glides on so smoothly like butter. I love that it's mineralized so you can make it as black or as gold as you like. Gilt by Association (from the Style Black collection) is similar, but it disappointed me b/c it was so sheer. This looks amazing layered under Gilt by Association. Definitely buy it if you can find it!
Bought this mascara on a whim at Sephora. Wasn't expecting much, but it's actually pretty decent. It's not the most volumizing mascara, but it gives great length. I love the brush. The dense bristles at the tip are great for the inner corner. I've noticed it looks really nice if you rotate the wand slightly when applying. It doesn't clump or flake on me. A few cons: it's not waterproof. I haven't had any problems, but it could be a problem for those with allergies. And $20 is not a reasonable price for a mascara. Probably would purchase again if it wasn't for the price.
I have to agree with everyone else. I glanced over this blush countless times, but finally decided to try it. It's absolutely gorgeous! It gives your cheeks the perfect flush. I think it looks fantastic on darker skin tones, but I think it would also look nice on fair skinned people if applied with a VERY light hand. I can't imagine ever running out of this because it's so pigmented it only takes a small amount
Didn't work. Tough to get on and they do absolutely nothing! Waste of money. Biore pore strips are MUCH better.
These are great. I'm always surprised at how much gunk they pull out. I wouldn't use them more than once a week though because they can make your pores appear larger.
Cleansers -E.L.F. - Studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths
bttrflyrose 7/3/2010 1:55:00 AM
They do an alright job. If you're going to wash your face afterwards anyway, then these are great. They don't work quite as well as the Neutrogena ones in my opinion. I find myself having to scrub harder and it definitely doesn't work on waterproof mascara. I don't mind not getting all my makeup off though since I always wash my face afterwards. And its nice because these don't leave an oily residue like same makeup remover wipes.
This color is gorgeous! I use it as an all over lid color with MAC's embark in the crease and outer V. I absolutely love the way it looks. This shade is very versatile because you can pair it with darker colors for a seductive nighttime look, and you can pair it with more neutral shades for an everyday look. Not only does it look great on the eyes, but it is the perfect shade for me for contouring cheekbones! Will definitely purchase again once I hit pan.