Eye Shadow -Maybelline - COLOR TATTOO barely beige
dkim 9/3/2012 9:57:00 AM
Yeah...I finally have a substitute for my Michael Todd Flutter cream eyeshadow. Just like everyone else has said, this stuff is great. Gives a glow without being glittery or looking too frosty. It's a great champagne color with a neutral base, no pink undertones. I have really oily lids where everything either creases or smudges, but this stuff works well as a base or alone for about 8 hours on me. How come all the best stuff is always LE?
Concealers -Eve Pearl - Dual Salmon Concealer & Treatment
dkim 9/7/2011 11:49:00 PM
This is the creamiest undereye concealer so it doesn't dry out the skin under my eyes. It also doesn't settle into my fine lines around my eyes either. The peachy undertones definately counteracts under-eye darkness. This is a great product but I have to take a lippie off b/c this stuff is so expensive. I'm NC20-25, and have used light and medium. Light is perfect for the winter months and medium has worked out better for the summer when I'm tan (NC25-30).
Holy Moly!!! This stuff is great. I have huge problems with dark circles under my eyes and most concealers settle into the fine lines near my inner corners of my eyes. This stuff doesn't budge once I tap it into my skin AND it doesn't dry out my skin either. I'm NC25 and found Sand Beige to be a good match, its a little on the light side, but the next shade would've been too dark.
I can't believe all the bad reviews. So far this is my HG liquid eye liner. It lasts all day (on my oily lids) and doesn't smudge AT ALL to the lower lid, which is my biggest problem. I agree, it has a slightly shiney finish when it dries (which is quick), but is black enough that I only need to apply one coat. No scent at all. Comes off easily with makeup remover towelettes without raccoon eyes. I don't rub my eyes throughout the day, so I haven't noticed any flaking.
Eye Shadow -Coastal Scents - 88 colors warm palette
dkim 11/13/2010 2:04:00 AM
I'm a neutrals lover and I love this palette. Great colors and majority have great color payoff. Definately use a primer with these because some of the light colors are chalky. Not too much shimmer, but enough mattes. Just wish CS would match some of the colors in this palette to their hotpots. I also got the Shimmer 88, and never use it.
This toner made me get deep cystic acne on my chin, which I've never got before. AND the smell is awful. I totally thought this was going to be a great product because of the high price, so wrong.
I like the color, but that's about it. The color is so sheer that you have to build up layers and layers. Its really creamy so the color slides off and is gone after 2 hours, then leaves behind tones of glitter. No scent. I can only imagine that it may last longer on dry skin since it is so creamy. NYC creamstick blushes are way better pigmented and longer lasting.
Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Colour Rush Quad in Smoky Brun
dkim 11/13/2010 1:47:00 AM
I think Rimmel improved the formula of these shadows with the new packaging. I love these neutral browns, not too gray or too red undertones. Pigmentation and color payoff is good, though I do have to build up the colors sometimes. Some shimmer, but not too much. I always use UDPP so the shadows last all day. Just wished the lightest color was more matte so that it could be a highlight under the brow.
So now I believe the hype. I've never been into bronzers, but want to contour. Most bronzers turn orange (including NYC bronzer in Sunny) or make me look dirty. Laguna is great: nonorange, sheer-but-buildable, not too dark (I'm pretty light NC25-30), longwearing, matte (though has shimmer in the pan) bronzer. Just wish it was a little cheaper (so I took off a lippie), though the product seems to be used up slowly even with daily use.
Not the best, not the worst. No volumizing at all, but definately lengthens. Weird perfume fragrance that should've been left out, but tolerable. Kept my curls well, but also smudges some on the lower lid after 4 hours. I usually have a horrible time with mascaras smudging (drugstore and h/e), but this smudges less than most. Only Blinc and Fiberwig haven't smudged on me, but these don't volumize either. Oh well...Loved the shiny gold tube
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - Nicka K. High Definition Eyeshadow
dkim 11/13/2010 1:26:00 AM
These are better than some of my high-end e/s and so cheap. I got mine for $1.49 at a local dollar store. Most are shimmers and really do show up on the lids, so pass on these if you don't like shimmer. These powders are soft in the pan so use a light hand to pack on the colors. I always use UDPP and the shadows last all day. I highly recommend 3018 (shimmery dark neutral taupey brown without red undertones), 3017 (shimmery light champagne), and 3029 (shimmery gold).
I love this color. I have pigmented lips so its hard to find a light neutral pink that doesn't go on streaky or wash me out. Its got a subtle golden shimmer that's barely noticiable so it warms up my complexion. Love it. I found my at Kohls, but I'm going to check out my local CCO and hope they have the color too. Slightly on the dry side, so make sure lips are moisturized.
I got Socialite, Trendy, Elegant, Confiant, and Celebrity. All great shimmery colors, but my favority is Celebrity. I love this shade. Its my overall lid color most days. Its a beautiful warm golden color...kinda reminds me of Mac Blonde's Gold pigment. Definitely recommend using a primer like UDPP for staying power otherwise it quickly fades off the lid, but didn't end up all over my face. It is also shimmery (not glittery), so not recommended for those who prefer matte.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Mineral Eyeshadow in Celebrity
dkim 6/14/2010 9:52:00 PM
I love this shade. Its my overall lid color most days. Its a beautiful warm golden color...kinda reminds me of Mac Blonde's Gold pigment. Definitely recommend using a primer like UDPP for staying power otherwise it quickly fades off the lid, but didn't end up all over my face. It is also shimmery (not glittery), so not recommended for those who prefer matte.
Liquid -Maybelline - SuperStay Makeup - New Version
dkim 6/14/2010 9:43:00 PM
This is my favorite foundation so far. I have oily skin with dry patches, so other foundations will accentuate the dry skin and creases and then wear off in blotches on the oily areas. This foundation doesn't do either. Love it. No break outs and no weird fragrances. It does leave a slight dewy finish, so if you prefer matte, revlon colorstay would be better. It doesn't stay 24hrs, but about 10hrs on my oily skin.