This is a really good mascara, and I have tried tons of them, it's not perfect but it is really really good. Adds lots of length and is super dark but I think the best part is that it involves ZERO clumps although I also use a lash comb just to fan it out more, it looks intense... but believable because you can't see any evidence of mascara goop unless you look very closely. Cons are that it is REALLY unwaterproof get caught in the rain with this and you're screwed, other problem is that it's not the best for curling doesn't hold super well.
This is pretty awful, but just because it isn't pigmented at all, it reminds me of purple water colors it's purple.... but barely so it's useless doesn't define my eyes at all. This ones awful but I also own the espresso one and it's very good so I guess this liner is hit or miss with the colors. Anyway I got it very cheap on sale for like two dollars so it's no big deal.
This is my absolute favorite nail polish and I own A LOT of them, even several from the newest OPI collection. This polish looks like rubies it's very shiny and the purest red color formula is amazing unlike other reds I've tried (I'm looking at you essie scarlett o'hara) it goes on perfect and dries in no time. Might have to stock up... totally worth the money!
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin
cking2013 7/13/2012 9:17:00 PM
I stopped using this about a month ago and I am so sorry I did. To be honest, I'm kind of a makeup snob so after using this for months I switched back to clinique superbalanced, because I like the pretty packaging and the fancy brand. Very stupid of me, I broke out like crazy and I probably won't stray from colorstay again for a long long time. I have very fair neutral skin that is acne prone and has a lot of old acne scars, so I use a moderate to full coverage foundation, this one does a great job and STAYS I am convinced that as long as they make this I'll be buying it. And I'm 17 that could be a longggggg time. The bottle is ugly and plain nothing as chic as clinique but that's really not what matters.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
cking2013 7/8/2012 1:17:00 AM
To start off, I'm a big clinique fan I feel like in general they have high quality products that are developed to be healthy for your skin (even the makeup), with classy packaging and well priced for a HE brand. That said, most of my cosmetics come from clinique and I get a bottle of this in basically EVERY free gift so I've probably acquired 50 dollars worth in mini bottles. I have acne prone skin, which I know must mean it's oily but I don't really have a shine problem so I don't consider myself oily, I would say I am normal but acne prone. Even though I don't usually have dry skin I use this whenever I have a small dry patch and this clears it up right away. (I'm currently using it on my sun burned face because it's moisturizing and doesn't clog pores, important for a teenager with an acne problem. ) Even so, it's advertised that this lotion absorbs fast and that is an all out lie, it takes forever to absorb I'll put it on at night and still have it sitting on top in the morning in a thin layer. I don't have a lot of experience in moisturizers but this one works for me, definitely none of the major problems other reviewers have voiced it's just pretty average. I also have to note though that it has a nice light texture not greasy or sticky at all it feels clean.
I really can't decide how I feel about this product. I really like how you only need to use a small amount, the matte finish and how it STAYS on. However this concealer has a horrible color range the 01 matte light I was matched with is super orange and atleast 3 shades darker than anything I use should be and while I cover it with my clinique superbalanced foundation and superpower double facemakeup which are the right color match so that fixes the color problem but it still bothers me since I can't use it alone. Also while the concealer covers acne scars and blackheads great it doesn't do the best job at covering zits it looks cakey and uneven.
I am so in love with this powder, it's amazing. I've been looking for a powder with it's own decent coveradge ever since I tried pur minerals 3 in 1 powder and really liked it but I wanted a cheaper alternative and this is it, I like high end makeup but the pur prices are just too high. This powder is great, I wear it over my usual foundation and concealer if needed ( clinique superbalanced and clinique advanced concealer) it's amazing because its my PERFECT for my skin tone ( I wear it in matte bisque) and a great color match is really important to me. The powder gives a really nice finish, matte but with a glow to it so it's not dull and it's great for touch ups because it gives light coverage on it's own. Personally I don't use this on it's own because I have acne scars, black heads and zits to hide but if you only need light coverage I really recomend this and if you need a good powder over something else this is great too. The packaging is elegant and at 21 dollars a compact it's a good price especially if you can get a gwp.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
cking2013 7/2/2012 7:29:00 PM
I admitI originally bought this product because of the adorable packaging (which I still love) but it's great stuff! First off it smells AMAZING kind of like peaches even though it says summer fruit. The formula itself kind of waxy but after using it for a couple days I noticed an improvement in my lips and I prefer it to other lip treatments like carmax, blistex and vasilene because it isn't glossy and it's light weight. I will repurchase and I want to try all the different colors they've come out with!
Eyeliner -Clinique - Quickliner for Eyes in Dark Chocolate
cking2013 7/2/2012 7:17:00 PM
I recently got this in a gwp and I really like it! This liner is really easy to apply and the color is perfect for my really pale skin. I'm a fan of clinique products because I think they aim to enhance natural beautey and are usually pretty natural looking so while this eyeliner was great for me because it was natural if you like a more intense eye look this won't be for you. The staying power was pretty good, better than the clinique gel liner that I usually use and I could touch my eyes without getting eyeliner all over my face, yay! Not holy grail worthy but I like it, it's a good product if you're a clinique fan you'll like this.
Blush -Physicians Formula - Mineral Glow Pearls - Rose Pearl
cking2013 7/2/2012 7:11:00 PM
I really thought this was a very aveadge product, not worth the price or hype at all. The color is a pretty intense pink, especially if you're like me and have pale skin it looks really fake and I didn't notice any highlighting effects to it. I'm really dissapointed in the packaging though it's cheap tacky plastic and comes with a really cheap brush. At around 10 dollars a compact, I really don't think this is worth it.
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker
cking2013 7/2/2012 7:02:00 PM
I recently bought this eyeliner becuase of the it's supposed to last for 24 hours and I used it on my spring break trip to Germany where I didn't have time for touch ups. It stays on great, comes out in a nice inky black and it's easy to achieve a thin or thick line and it never smudges! Only bad part is that even if you keep the cap on all the time it dries out really fast like 2-3 weeks and that can get really expensive at 7 dollars a pen.
I actually bought this on accident at ULTA when I was looking for the new maybelline pen because I usually like a thin line, so when I got home and realized my mistake I figured I'd hate this, but it's really good! I have it in midnight master which is VERY black,which actually isn't very good for me cause I'm really pale but I know most people prefer a dark black. The formula glides on nicely without tugging at your eyelids and gives a pretty thick line. The only problem with it is that it smudges like crazy and unfortunatly for me thats a deal breaker.
I bought this based on all the good reviews on here, and I really disagree. The color was too dark for my pale skin and this was the only neutral color available but what I was really dissapointed in was the staying power I ended up using this just in the crease of my eyelid because it was so dark and it faded, was greasy all day and strayed all over my eyelid, not impressed . I have to say though the packaging is beautiful REAL glass jar not the crappy plastic stuff lots of companys are using now, its a very sophisticated pretty jar.
Conditioner -John Frieda - Go Blonder Lightening Conditioner
cking2013 7/2/2012 6:31:00 PM
I've been using this shampoo combined with the conditioner off and on for a couple months and I really liked it! I have blonde hair ranging in colors because in the summer it gets a lot lighter from the sun and occasional sun in use :) but during the fall and winter I get dirty blonde roots and this lightened them to a point where they blended in nicely. This works over time so it's subtle and won't do anything crazy but it's great for blending in dark blonde roots. The conditioner is very thick and does a great job at adding shine and moisturizing. Even this though can't fix the damage of the go blonder lightening spray its awful and turns your hair to straw and I don't mean in color. Use sun in instead if you need a more dramatic change if you have blonde/ light brown hair it doesn't damage for me at all.
Shampoo -John Frieda - Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo
cking2013 7/2/2012 6:27:00 PM
I've been using this shampoo combined with the conditioner off and on for a couple months and I really liked it! I have blonde hair ranging in colors because in the summer it gets a lot lighter from the sun and occasional sun in use :) but during the fall and winter I get dirty blonde roots and this lightened them to a point where they blended in nicely. This works over time so it's subtle and won't do anything crazy but it's great for blending in dark blonde roots. The shampoo itself is really pretty its a bright gold color and cleans nicely, nothing extaordinary but it adds a lot of shine. DONT use the lightening spray from this line though it dries out your hair like crazy, try Sun In if you're looking for a slightly more dramatic change it will give you a faster a more dramatic change.