Eye Shadow -Sonia Kashuk - Instructional Eye on Neutral Palette
cetoyant23 4/25/2013 6:56:00 PM
This palette isn't perfect for everyone, but it sure is for me :). I'll admit there's some shades that feel a little chalky & dry *cough* #4. But for the price & the variety you get, it's phenomenal. I've used it EVERYDAY since I got it last October. I prefer a slightly messy soft smokey eye, & the middle rows make it so easy to blend colors together, #7 is so beautiful as a transition shade & warms up my look just enough. & I don't think I'm gonna be running out of the colors anytime soon. I have officially fallen in love with shades 9 & 12, especially for filling in brows. Idk about you, but I love bringing Disney villain realness to my brows. & the colors are just pigmented enough for me to rock it out. Ok stop reading this review & go get the palette! :D
I've had this concealer for quite some time now. To start off I've never used MAC but I think I'm around an NC37-40 depending on the season. I use 05 Medium Beige. I have read that this concealer is ONLY meant for the eyes, hence its name & that the oil in it can cause breakouts. However, I'm stubborn & used it on my face. I have actually mixed it with moisturizer & smoothed it all over my face numerous times with no problem. On the eyes I love that it has enough of a peach tone to help with my horrible dark circles. But it DOES crease unfortunately, even with very little powder. I have a lot of tiny wrinkles under my eyes & all concealers tend to age me but it is what it is. I prefer this to spot conceal blemishes before applying foundation. I won't buy this again because I've found cheaper ones that do the same thing.
Blush -Hard Candy - Blush Crush Baked Blush- Bombshell
cetoyant23 3/17/2013 4:47:00 PM
I can't believe I haven't written a review for this yet. This is probably my favorite blush of all time, & that's saying a lot considering how many I own :P. This is the only blush I've gotten compliments on. I bought this blush back in 2010, & I still have it. I know it sounds gross but even after wiping down the surface consistently it has still lasted this long from continuous use. A little goes a long way with this product. I use the Complexion Brush by ELF(studio). I find that the fluffiness of the brush really controls the application & gives me the soft glow I'm aiming for. This blush is close to a bronzer so I never really wear bronzer with it, I enjoy the convenience of having a blush and bronzer in one product, if I'm in a hurry. I even find that it enhances other blushes if I decide to layer colors. I've never used MAC but I'd say I'm around an NC37-42 depending on the season. I think this blush would look great on anybody if they apply it correctly. The packaging kinda sucks for clumsy people like yours truly. & Yes, I have repurchased a back up :)
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow in Fierce & Tangy
cetoyant23 1/18/2012 9:41:00 PM
I was hearing about these just about everywhere online, so I was hoping to find the bright orange one to try. At Target, all of them were sold out EXCEPT this one :). There were two left & I was so excited, I didn't care if anyone saw my happy dance at the front of the aisle. ANYWAYS. I wanted the orange one mainly because I heard how these beauties don't crease at all, plus, I've been looking for an orange base to use under my concealer. I know it sounds kinda nuts if you aren't familiar with it. But if you look it up. there's a lot out there about color correcting under the eyes. So I used it VERY lightly under my concealer. There are teeny teeny tiny bits of shimmer but its hardly noticeable in my opinion & you won't see it at all after you've put your regular concealer. CONCLUSION: the texture is great, the color is great, the staying power is great, and the lack of creasing is fantastic. I don't own any paint pots so I can't compare for you. But IF I ever run out one day, I am definitely repurchasing. I may even buy the other colors (I'm not even a much of an eyeshadow wearer *gasps*) GO GET IT NOW
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 - Malt Shake
cetoyant23 12/23/2011 1:22:00 AM
I had been wanting to try this out for a while & I'm glad I finally added it to my last order. I am definitely not a lip gloss kinda girl at all, I hate the stickiness of it, the glitters & shimmers in some are just too much for me but after emilynoel83 on youtube raved about this for the longest time, I finally caved in. The texture is even better than some lipbalms I've tried, it is not sticky at all and amazingly the color shows up quite well on my very pigmented lips ( I was kinda shocked).I am completely in love with this product. Plus, the smell is so nice and fruity, very tolerable in my opinion unlike many others. The packaging makes it look cheap because it IS very cheap, but it works so well that I would definitely buy this product again & keep it in every bag I own. My favorite lip combo right now is Wet n Wild Lip Liner in Chestnut(711), with ELF lipstick in Voodoo sheered out with this ELF gloss. No regrets man, just love :).
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
cetoyant23 2/1/2011 7:45:00 PM
The first time i bought this back in '09, applied with the ecotools angled liner brush because the brush it came with was scratchy. I liked it at first, but it really smudged all over the place after a few hours, so i stopped using it & it dried out a bit and become a little "gummy" i guess is the word. But i decided to give it another try and bought a new one. I noticed a few things the second time around, the product seemed a lot creamier and less oily than before, & the brush that everyone was hatin on seems to be a lot softer with longer bristles than the one from almost 2 years ago. I do remember to keep my gel liner jars upside down like advised so that they don't dry out and maybe i just got a "bad" one last time from what others have talked about. But whatever with that, I can definitely see an improvement and i am VERY happy about this purchase this time around & will most likely repurchase.
Lipstick -Clinique - Different Lipstick - Spiced Apple
cetoyant23 3/12/2010 1:35:00 AM
i got this as a gwp and i love love love it, i apply it with my co bigelow mentha lip shine first and the lipstick just glides on sooo sheer and nice, it gives my lips that pop of color without looking too obvious and red, I love how i can just even it out, and match my already darkly pigmented lips, i find this just excellent on my nc37 skin. & it looks really cute in photos as well.
Lipstick -Clinique - Different Lipstick - Tenderheart
cetoyant23 3/6/2010 1:59:00 AM
this stuff is definite MLBB status for me, i would have to say that this is my favorite lipstick, because it is a color i can wear everyday, matches everything i decide to wear, never looks like too much and overly done. I use the C.O. bigelow mentha lip shines as a balm before i apply and it just makes my lips look fantastic, no need for lip liner really, it doesn't last very long but the color fades on my lips to where its not so obvious i just had lipstick on and its gone :p,
i LOVE this stuff, i've gone through 4 different tubes of C.O. Bigelow mentha lip shines and have loved them all, i usually apply them before i use lipstick and find that they always give my lips the perfect amount of shine with my lipstick giving off a nice tint of color, that just looks fantastic and never overly done
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Monistat - Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
cetoyant23 3/3/2010 1:05:00 AM
i am SO GLAD i discovered this through some gurus on youtube, this stuff is just amazing, buying it was a little awkward because of the name i won't lie ;), but ZOMG does it do a bad ass job at making my pressed powder look absolutely airbrushed and perfect. I use clinique pressed powder and i mix it w/ nyc translucent loose powder just a bit on my forehead and nose. But here's the trick, i apply this after my moisturizer, but i wait for it to dry a bit and kinda seep/blend a bit into my skin, so it gets comfortable and stays, so while waiting i'll apply my eyeliner and concealer, & then using my wonderful studio tools skunk brush i just swirl away, and beautiful skin all day :) try it i am sooo repurchasing when i run out, which will definitely be a while from now, cuz you really don't need a lot, because then for sure you will obviously get greasy if there's too much product to spread out
i finally caved in after walking past this great product, i knew about all the great reviews for it and it was only a buck, so i went for it and i do not regret it at all. It sooo pigmented, i don't even swish my brush into the product, i just tap the side of the brush and its suuper easy to blend as well, i like to center the color & help blend it out using my regular face powder, & it gives a beautiful natural finish, i think everyone should at least try this, the colors seem like they would suit lots of skintones, since i only use a dab because of the pigmentation it may take a while to repurchase but i definitely would
i bought this a while back because i heard it was good from a friend, and i still regret it until now. I have barely used it because the few times i have the color oxidized, and made my face wayy too orange in comparison to my neck, looking just plain ugleh. I thought maybe i wasn't shaking it enough, but it still oxidized, and i tried applying it to just one side of my face to see the difference,and i saw how it truly made my skin look bad and wayyy too tan. i find it nice that it does blend out, but it gives the ugliest gray cast on my face just disgusting stuff, never again ugghsss
i think this stuff is amazing it doesn't look too white going on, the product isn't too thick at all or too wet, i apply it, wait a bit while setting my brows, and theenn i apply my full n soft or my oscillation mascara & find that my asian eyelashes look waayyy too good to be true, it does get a bit clumpy sometimes, so its always good to comb them out a bit towards the tip, unless you like that spidery look, but i like to use old mascara wands that i rinse out, cuz the bristles do an excellent job at separating :)
i've been using this for about a month now. I bought it in glow and it matched my nc35-40, depending on the season, my dark circles are pretty bad & i found that glow does a great job at correcting the dark purplish tones. The texture is a very thick creamy consistency, its offers really great coverage cuz of it's thickness, but i find it so thick it creases verryy easily under my eyes, making me look wayy older. The smell is kinda funkeh too, a bit like old cheap lipstick if you ask me. i've tried using it to cover my broken capillaries but the pinky/peach tones are obvious on my skintone so i have to use another concealer on top of it so it isn't too obvious, and in flash photography you can definitely tell what the undertones are w/ this concealer, which is unflattering, the staying power is whatever on me, but for the price, it actually does to what its supposed to do, conceal :) i plan on trying other stuff, so i might not repurchase
So this was my first liquid eyeliner, i learned to use this before gel/cream & always loved it, my mother would spoil me with this stuff, i don't even know how many tubes i've gone through but this stuff is too amazing. The felt applicator is just perfection, it has a very pretty sheen to the black, & brown is just as gorgeous with little gold flecks that won't get in your eye or anything, my favorite thing about this eyeliner is the fact that you don't really need eyemakeup remover, it comes off in the shower without rubbing, for a skinny teeny tube that yes, it is pricey it actually has lots of product in it that will last a good amount of time, just make sure you shake it :)