Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter - Berry Smoothie
desertrose156 10/2/2012 3:44:00 AM
I liked this more than I thought I would! I'd say it lives up to the hype. The name suits the color, as this is a berry color. A nice rose shade with subtle shimmer. My lips are naturally pigmented, and this shows up darker on me than in most swatches. I like the texture of the formula, it's not sticky or dry at all, it feels more like a gel, actually. It has great shine and is great for work! It makes your look more polished, even if you are just going out to the store. I definitely want to get more shades. The packaging is a huge plus as well, it doesn't feel drugstore or cheap, and it's very cute and luxe looking. Definitely check these out. I think the lip butters are great for any makeup collection.
Primer/ Corrector -Maybelline - Maybelline Coverstick Corrector Concealer
desertrose156 9/29/2012 2:33:00 AM
I've repurchased this for at least 4 years straight. It's a beloved stand by. I don't even feel tempted by HE concealers because it works so well and does it's job. I like the stick formula, as I feel it lasts longer than the liquid types, or in the 'pen' design. You can really keep digging once it runs low. I like to warm it up on my finger before applying it to my under eye area. It also makes a good primer for e/s, and covers up pitted scars. I hope they never discontinue this. This is a holy grail of mine, hands down.
This is my favorite drugstore blush. I didn't expect it to be as great as it is, and I'm very impressed! It lasts ALL day for me, and it's very pigmented. It really brightens up my pale skin and I use it every day. I also like the non shimmery formula and the packaging as well.
Concealers -Maybelline - Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Ivory
desertrose156 7/12/2012 3:35:00 AM
I love the convenience and hygiene that the brush applicator has, and that the formula is non drying, non cakey, and covers so well. The only negative I have for this is that the product got used up quickly, and when the pen stopped 'clicking', you can't break it open to get any leftover in the container. I actually prefer Maybelline's Cover Stick over this, as I feel it lasts longer.
On every level; price, packaging, and performance, this is the best lip gloss I have ever tried. Hands down. The quality is outstanding for it's price. I would even go as far to say that there is no reason to NOT go out and buy this. My favorite shade is "My Favorite Milkshake" which is a non glittery light pink that goes with everything. This formula is very moisturizing, non sticky, but it clings to your lips and definitely lives up to it's long lasting claim. I hope they never discontinue this because I will keep repurchasing it. I am very impressed with this product.
I have been using this since 2004 back when it was called Spotlight gel. After it was discontinued, I was heartbroken, but then I heard they changed the name to this and reworked it into the brunette line. I have baby fine, long blonde hair and this is the ONLY product I have found that won't weigh it down, and adds shine while detangling and making it manageable. I put this on my ends when my hair is wet and it instantly detangles it. This is the NUMBER 1 hair product I never want to be without.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - Precious Metals
desertrose156 6/11/2012 1:41:00 PM
This is a great product for days where I'm rushing in the morning. The shades are great shades and pair together well. The trick of this product is to use a primer underneath; I use e.l.f.'s which is affordable and keeps the shadows long lasting. These also work great as a base for eyeshadow; the gold looks great under browns, and the gray for smoky eye looks. I have brown eyes and the colors here all look good on my eye color. At first, I did not like this palette because I felt it wasn't pigmented enough; then I started using a primer underneath these and changed my mind, so use a primer! All in all, yes I would prepurchase this, because I love how easy this palette makes my mornings.
I am very impressed by this mascara. I have sensitive eyes, and this does not flake on me. I can't even feel it on, which is great. It definitely adds definition and lasts throughout the day. And it has intense pigmentation. It's nice to hear a name of a product and not be let down, because this really does give me 'my blackest lashes'. The only downside? Why isn't this product getting more buzz and publicity? It beats mascaras like Covergirl's Lash Blast out of the water for me.
Concealers -Maybelline - Super Stay 24 Hour Concealer
desertrose156 12/6/2011 4:24:00 AM
Pleased as punch with this. I use it under my eyes every day and it works wonders. I have dark circles and this really does last all day and does not crease or settle into fine lines (which I have). For these reasons it makes an excellent under eye concealer. I'm very fair and the lightest shade matches me. I hope they never discontinue this!!! After searching for a very long time for a great under eye concealer, I definitely found it in this gem.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous in Kiss Me Coral
desertrose156 9/16/2011 10:56:00 PM
This is one of the most stunning lip colors I have had the pleasure of coming across. I think every makeup artist should own this. The 'coral' part of the name is true because this is a coral color. It also has a touch of pink or red so don't expect it to be orange. I have fair skin and this looks STUNNING with it...definitely recommended for paler ladies, but every skin tone would look great in this. The formula is very creamy but doesn't slide off, if that makes sense. You can apply this like a stain and blot or swipe on a full coat; either way, it will look good. I will keep repurchasing this when I run out.
Lip Gloss -L.A. Colors - Glossy Lips lipgloss in Jelly Bean
desertrose156 8/26/2011 9:46:00 PM
What a great product for such a low price! When I first saw the tube, I thought the color would show up a bit more...it is coral/apricot in the tube. However, it shows up very sheer yet manages to be a "my lip but better" with just a hint of color. No shimmer in this which I love. I also like that it is fairly sticky because it surprisingly has good staying power; and like another reviewer said, it's not the kind of sticky that makes strings. It does have a smell *just* like jelly beans, hence the name. At first I was apprehensive about that because I hate jelly beans, but the smell goes away once you put it on. The applicator is a foam doe-foot point and you squeeze instead of dipping. I personally like the doe foot applicators as they are easier to apply without a mirror. It does feel very moisturizing and I love the staying power. I would buy again, absolutely.
This is a very versatile lipstick and you cannot beat the price. It's a wonderful nude, with a slightly frosty shimmery finish and looks fabulous when you layer it over other lipcolors or by itself. I like it when I don't want a strong lip but want to look polished. I also really appreciate that it doesn't feel greasy or oily or waxy like other cheap lip products do. It has pretty good lasting power as well. This has become a staple lipstick for me. If you like this, check out NYC lipstick in Cafe; both are great drugstore nudes.
Conditioner -Garnier - Fructis Leave-In Conditioning Cream, Sleek & Shine
desertrose156 7/21/2011 5:36:00 AM
Will cry if they discontinue. I only took a lippie off because to be perfect in my eyes a product should be paraben free and this isn't. It does however work exceptionally well for my fine dry color treated hair. I put this on when my hair is wet because I feel it spreads easier. I notice in the ingredient list is has both avocado and apricot oils in it which I like. This is one of the few products that makes my hair feel *hydrated* and moisturized from inside the shaft instead of coated. The strands almost feel plumped from the inside. The shine and softness is incredible. It makes me hair feel virgin even though I color it monthly. I can run my fingers down from top to bottom and it defeats frizz and tangles without weighing my hair down. I also like the packaging. I like the green color and I like the squeeze bottle and the cap. Love this so much. It's also super affordable. Go out and try it.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish PRO - Burgundy Flirt
desertrose156 7/14/2011 7:51:00 AM
I work in sales and use my hands a lot. This polish does not chip or fade as quickly as all the other polishes I have used and is the perfect red to complement my skin tone. I get opaque coverage in one swipe. I love the brush and wish every nail polish had it. This really is the best polish I have tried. I absolutely will buy again.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Instant Heat Tamer Spray
desertrose156 7/13/2011 6:56:00 PM
This is one of the rare products that lives up to it's name and the hype it receives. I want to keep using this as long as I am alive. I am in love with it. The packaging is great; it has an 'unlock' or 'lock' feature so you don't lose product which is great for packing or traveling. It sprays out in a mist, not like a jet or stream. You can apply it on damp or dry hair. I choose damp. The smell is not strong, it's pleasant and thank goodness not too sweet or fruity because I hate those. This makes my hair super soft, shiny, and I swear actually detangles it. I have very fine, straight, color treated hair that is fragile. I blow dry every day and this protects it and gives my hair some hold and bounce as well. And it really reduces frizz and fly aways. It's really an amazing product. For the record, I also use Suave Sleek shampoo and conditioner and also use a Revlon hair dryer. Other than this spray, that's all I use on my hair currently. Try it and I think you will be happy with the results.