I bought this in lover and exhilarating. Lover is a rich deep red, exhilarating is a bright 'florescent' hot pink. Love them both! They are not too long wearing, but I'm okay with that, since I like to blend it in a little bit into my lip line after I apply it to soften the look. it's not drying, and goes on creamy, and lasts for about 4-6 hrs, which again, I do not mind reapplying. I think it would last longer if I applied a lip primer beforehand. I'll update on that later. I plan to get this is more colours. A bit pricey, but I LOVE the colours offered in this line!!
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil
chocolate_cupcake 3/23/2011 11:51:00 PM
This stuff is awesome! It lasts all day, glides on smoothly. My go-to shadow when I'm in a rush. I bought this in Midnight cowboy. It's the same champagne shade as it's powder shadow counterpart. When I tried the sample @ the store the sparkles were not too noticeable, but they really do stand out.. It does seem to cake in the crease at the end of the day (after 10 hours of wear) but I think that's due to my eyelids being a bit oily and I haven't worn it with eyeshadow primer. All in all a great product and I'm planning on getting this in other colours. It's a bit pricey but well worth the time it saves me when I get ready in the morning.
These shadows are awesome! of course they are not the best quality out there, but they give u a good bang for your buck. I bought a kit that contained about 50 shadows and I have been experimenting with all the colors. I find that they are powdery; but with a primer underneath, the color 'blooms' and becomes more intense. As the day goes by find that my natural skin oils make the color more intense and beautiful, and it lasts all day!! With a primer the colour is build able to a higher intensity. Will definitely repurchase my favorite shades once I run out!! =)
Eyeliner -mark - On the Edge Hook Up Eyeliner - Cleo
chocolate_cupcake 10/31/2008 7:40:00 PM
This is my go-to eyeliner!!! I buy plenty so I don't run out. It's got great staying power (lasts all day). And the tiny brush makes it so easy to apply. I lay the brush sideways and 'tug'. It's fast and easy!! I also recommend this eyeliner in Callisto, it's a beautiful shade of peacock teal- a must-try!
I got this in a set along with my order of Mark Pure. It doesn't really smell like it's perfume counterpart. It smells like plain old Ivory soap. I really wish it smelled like the perfume so that I could layer the scent. It's not a 'wow' moisturizer, just an okay regular one. I wouldn't buy this on its own though.
I decided to order this on a whim, and boy, was it a great purchase! I love the soapy-clean smell, kind of with a hint of baby powder (not too strong, though). It's a great everyday fragrance and is not too overwhelming. Makes you smell like you just stepped out of the shower! The packaging is so cute too!-it's a petite cube bottle. The staying power is about 3 to four hours, not too long, but it's a good buy for the price. One of my new favorites!
The packaging makes it nearly impossible to get the powder out of it. I had to remove the top sifter so that I could get a bit of powder, but ended up getting it all over myself after I did. Besides that, the shade of "Buff/Natural" ended up looking too orangey-tan on me.
I did not really like this concealer. It feels very oily to the touch and it doesn't stay in place like a concealer should. I used to use this before and I remember it being a bit thicker than what it was this time. Luckily, I found someone who liked it and gave it to them. Maybe it'll be better for a person with dry skin. (I have combo skin).
I used to use this in a shade called Light/Medium, but since I didn't find the shade that I used to use, I emailed them and they replied that my corresponding shade would be a color called "Buff". It turns out that this was totally NOT my shade. It was an orangey shade on me, and it was too dark. I don't know if I need to order a lighter shade or if all of mark's shades are orangey, but this is definitely not a foundation for me. I wasn't too fond of the coverage either, it ended up mostly melting off by the end of the day, even though I had set it with some powder. It's nice if you want some sheer coverage for a few blemishes, or for a young teenager. I don't think I will be buying this again, even though I am a mark. representative, but I might give it another try at some other time.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Professional Ineral Hair Fixer
chocolate_cupcake 8/7/2008 11:51:00 AM
I decided to give this product a try after I read some good reviews on the internet. This stuff really works! I wasn't really expecting too much from it, since my hair was like straw (literally!!) from a double process I had done on it. It was completely burned at the ends. I can now say that my hair is in better condition (though not completely recovered) after using this product. I used one series of treatments (6 in one box) and I am now on my second series. I have been using it everyday so far. I wish I had known about this product before, since it says in the directions that you can use it right before you colour hair, and also right after. It's definitely worth the price that you pay for it. Again, it hasn't completely repaired my hair, but it has significantly improved it's condition from being straw. I will continue to use this product after my hair is recovered, since it's also good for thin hair (which I have).