Love love love these brushes! So soft and so freaking cheap! The only thing is the bristles are sometimes cut badly or not really in a symmetrical shape, it doesn't affect the products usability. It's sooooo soft and perfect for applying shadows; picks colors very well!
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
doriseses 6/13/2010 7:34:00 PM
MOVE ASIDE MAC FLUIDLINE! This is a great, great gel/cream liner! It's so pigmented and creamy! Black is BLACK, not grey or some spotty black. What I love most about this is that it STAYS on my waterline! No smudging or fading! I don't know if this matters to anyone but the opening to the pot is big enough for any brush to go in. The only thing I don't like is the brush that it comes with. Invest in your own liner brush.
Very pigmented and dark. It's like a burgundy, wine-y color, very pretty and good for a night out rather than every day wear. It lasts long but will need reapplication after eating, face it, it's a gloss, that's how it is. Other than that, it's no better than any other lip gloss. The packaging is the same as any other typical lip gloss, but the color is great.
Great color, and the sparkles/glitter is not so big that you can feel it on your lips. The color is very sheer, like a dark fuchsia color. It lasts as long as any other lip gloss and will need reapplication after you eat. I wouldn't buy it at the original price, but on sale it's more worth it. It's a bit drying, but nothing crazy. It feels dry on your lips though so it's not sticky, or super thick or really runny.
I got these because they were on sale and most of the reviews sounded good. First of all, color is GREAT! Great pigmentation. It's a cute, light pink without being frosty and gross. I guess you can consider a bit of a nude-pink. This does not go on thick or sticky. The weird thing is that this gloss feels dry on my lips, but it doesn't dry out my lips. It feels like a lipstick, but it's a gloss. It'll last you in between your meals but, as with any other gloss, you'll have to reapply after you eat. No weird smell or taste, if it does smell like anything it's a bit vanilla-y. I don't know if it's just me, but my sponge tip applicator is strangely long. I bought 3 total and two of them have the weird long applicator while one has a regular one...Doesn't really matter but I wanted to just mention that in case.
Lip Gloss -Burt's Bees - Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss in SWEET PINK
doriseses 5/12/2010 10:22:00 PM
I bought this because I really wanted a tinted lip gloss and after hearing/reading all the great things about Burt's Bees products I thought, hey, why not. It was $7 for a tube and the packaging is just like any other lip gloss with the slanted top and small hole that deposits gloss. There is NO pigmentation whatsoever with this color, or it might just be that my lips are too pigmented but either way, no color for me. The gloss itself is light, not extremely sticky or thick when on the lips and I guess it feels more like lip balm on my lips than a gloss. (Maybe I got a defective tube but my gloss, in the tube, is very thick and not fluid-y) It lasts a good while, couple hours, but then I feel like my lips are dry but they're not. It has a citrus-y, lemon-y scent but the taste is...not so great. It's not sweet and you wouldn't want to lick your lips; I think it's because of the ingredients though so... Overall, a good gloss but I much prefer C.O. Bigelow's products and they're almost the same price too.
I have this in the black and cosmic brown. Both colors are pigmented and go on very smoothly without any tugging. It's a very creamy liner! But if you want to use this on your waterline, look elsewhere! This does NOT stay on the waterline at all and if you put it on your lower lash line, it'll smudge by the end of the day. It's great for the lids though. I don't like that when I'm applying it, sometimes it twists the liner back down into the tube...And it's not really "self-sharpening", but you can still get a thin line.
Makeup Brushes -Coastal Scents - Sable Contour Brush
doriseses 5/3/2010 9:04:00 PM
This is THE crease brush! It's extremely soft and picks up color fantastically. It's great for getting the color right where you want it, especially in that outer v area. There's no shedding at all and the hairs maintain it's shape after washing. This brush is also great for blending out colors too! Perfect brush! This is far better than the Pink Round Crease Brush, which is stiff and doesn't put the color exactly where I want.
Makeup Brushes -Coastal Scents - Black Sable Shadow
doriseses 5/3/2010 9:01:00 PM
Soft, soft, soft brush! Picks up color well and I love the design. It's very sleek and looks professional. It's pretty much the exact same brush as the Pink Oval Fluff, except for the color. It's a large shadow brush, which sucks a bit for me because my fold area is rather small and I don't like to put shadow above my fold too. Great brush, definitely worth the $!
Eye Makeup Remover -Clinique - Naturally Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
doriseses 5/3/2010 2:51:00 AM
This remover is great for eyeshadows and liners but not so much for mascara because you have to rub it in, which gets it into my eyes and blurs up my contacts. And when I first used it, it would burn but after a couple times, the burning stopped. Rather than applying it directly onto your lids, use it on a cotton swab or a tissue, then wipe your make up off.
Eye Makeup Remover -Clean & Clear - Oil free Soothing Eye Makeup Remover
doriseses 5/3/2010 2:49:00 AM
I really liked this remover because it takes everything off almost instantly but then comes the waterproof mascara. It takes a lot more rubbing and more cotton pads to remove waterproof mascara, and sometimes even regular mascara. I also don't like that it leaves white streaks, which would mean you can't really use it to correct any make up without going through again and using water to clean that same spot.
Eyeliner -Avon - Perfect Wear Eyewriter Liquid Eye Liner
doriseses 5/3/2010 2:29:00 AM
This was my first liquid eyeliner and it was good enough to get me into liquid liners. I got it in Beaming Bronze, which is this beautiful metallic deep brown color that goes great with natural shadows. This liner does not smudge or crack at all, which is great. The felt tip bothers me in that when the liner dries up, it clumps and sometimes sticks to the felt tip applicator.
I had such high hopes after hearing all the good things about Sonia Kashuk brushes...I decided to buy this instead of the full-sized brushes just to test them out. The case is very cute and convenient, especially the little mirror. The brushes themselves are disappointing. The large eyeshadow brush and the crease brush are prickly and rough! I have to be so gentle and light when using them. The angled shadow brush and the smudge/liner brush are fine though. I don't know if the full sized-brushes are any different but I would not recommend this.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Lineur Intense liquid liner - brush tip
doriseses 5/3/2010 2:22:00 AM
I just got this liner today and I'm already in love with it! The brush applicator is perfect for getting the exact line you want, whether it be a thin line or a thick line! The formula is not thick at all and is dark! One swipe is enough to get the black you need.
One of my first eyeliners because it was cheap haha. It works good enough for me for my lids but it does fade on for my waterline/lower lash line. I do find that you need to go over maybe once to get a darker color but overall, it's a good eyeliner for the price.