I LOVE these lip butters so much! They're really smoothe, the texture is great and the color selection is pretty amazing! I don't find I have to reapply as often as a lipstick because it fades gradually and doesn't look super weird and crackly after a few hours... However I have to apply it more than a tinted lip balm because it isn't very hydrating but still pretty pigmented, so it's kinda an in-between of a lipstick and tinted lip balm... The pigmentation of the lip butter depends on which one you get. For example the candy apple is pretty pigmented as for the pink truffle is a little more sheer. The only thing about these that I'm not crazy about is the sparkle. I think all of them have a tiny bit of shimmer which I don't really like. For most of them the sparkle isn't very noticeable but in peach parfait, I think it's a little too much, but that's just my opinion... Overall, I really love these and will definitely buy more (including the new shades!) :)
Polishes -Essie - Turquoise & Caicos (Resort 2010)
claricakes 1/6/2013 2:45:00 AM
I really like this nail polish, I read a lot of negative reviews saying it was runny and really thin, which I mean is the formula for Essie. But honestly I think after the first runny coat, if you let it dry and paint a second one it looks perfect. The trick is do a really thin coat, let it be a little stricky, don't try to fix it, then just let it dry for a bit (usually by the time you do your other hand it should be dry) then just carefully do a second coat and it should look good. I mean it's not that hard, I'm no manicurist but I've gotten tons of compliments on this nail polish. Also the color is super cute, it's very vibrant and eye-catching. I'm really not a colorful person but when I wear boring colored clothes but fun nail polish, it just makes it more awesome! I also thought it'd be hard to match with lots of different clothes but it's actually pretty easy...
This is my favorite mascara! I love it so much! I bought it super randomly at Kohl's cause the whole Flirt! booth looked cute so I just bought it... Anyways, I got really scared when I opened it and saw the wand, it just looked really intimidating so I was a little skeptical at first. However when I tried it, it made my lashes look ten times as long as they really are! I really don't have very long lashes but this stuff makes them look amazing! Super lengthening and the wand combs a perfect layer on my lashes, I only really need like 1 coat. However, the reason I gave it 4 lippies instead of 5 is because it can get really messy. The product doesn't dry fast which can be good if you're going to do many coats but if you open your eyes wide or shut them hard or even blink withing 5 minutes of application it will get EVERYWHERE, and I mean everywhere. But it does clean up easily, just water is enough which is a good thing AND a bad thing. Good because you don't have to scrub like crazy to get it off but bad because if it rains you're screwed. Anyways, I really like this product overall and would def repurchase!
I love this product so much! I like to use as a mask, because it's really thin and dries super easily and makes my skin feel amazing when I rinse it off. I can feel the beads cleansing my face and I just feel so fresh and clean when I use it! The only thing I will say is that it definitely doesn't keep my face matte for 3 days but I guess I didn't really expect that! I got this as a free sample when I bought the moisturizer, and the bottle is really small but I've been using it for almost 5 months and it's still full... Anyways I want to buy the full version it is a little expensive so that's my only complaint...
I love this blush! I actually really like E.L.F products. They're super cheap but the packaging looks nice and the actual product is pretty good quality. Anyways, so I bought this at Target cause it was so cheap and really loved it! It looks super natural but gives a really pretty flush of color. A lot of blushes I have tend to look too much (I end up looking like a doll!) but this one is really great. One thing I will say though is that it doesn't stay for THAT long but it's not bad... Also, I don't know if it's just me but the packaging remind me of the Nars blushes... Anyways, would def repurchase!
I was really disappointed with this product. I had swatched some of it at the pharmacy and loved the texture so i decided to buy it. When I tried it for the first time, I found I really had to put a lot on because it would just fade in but wouldn't cover any of the redness. Also, I have pretty oily skin but when I wore this I found it made it look like I had dry skin?! So, bottom line, it doesn't cover much and when you apply a lot it looks cakey and unnatural and it's really not that cheap, especially for maybelline.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
claricakes 1/6/2013 2:05:00 AM
I have a love/hate relationship with this product. It says that this product is supposed to be super hydrating cause it's made with all natural products blabla, but honestly it's not all that moisturizing, like at all. So if that's what you're looking for because you have super dry lips then I definitely would not recommend this product. However, I did give it 4 lippies because the packaging is super adorable, and it smells AMAZING! It also does feel good on your lips, it just doesn't fix cracking lips. It is a little expensive for a lip balm but it's super addicting and the flavors are great! Would definitely repurchase!