These...are...amazing. I have to admit, I didn't expect much just picking up two random ones at Walmart. I wasn't overly excited to try them but very long love affair story short, I own all six of these. I slip them in my pocket and carry them around with me everywhere I go. Quenched and Peppermint are my favorites and most-used because they are clear, but I like to use Peach Kiss (a LOVELY sparkly nude), Cherry Me (simple blue-toned light red wash) and Grape Vine (a dark purple that looks scary in the tube but a nice tint on my pigmented lips) as well for lighter eye makeup days. I don't use Pink Punch nearly as much as the other 5 because I feel like it's too pigmented and makes my lips look Barbie-plastic and fake - I think the pink is too blue toned, or something. I love the smell of it though. Overall I give these 5 lippies because I use them all the time and the colors aren't scary! I feel like they're more of a lip protectant, though, instead of a moisture-rich balm. If you have dead, dry, chapped lips they won't help you too much if you want to achieve softer ones, but these will help them stay that way once you do. All in all, awesome product I do NOT want to leave home without!
I got really excited to try this lipstick when I saw a picture of it on Pinterest. I was looking for a good nude lipstick - I didn't understand the idea of a nude lipstick until I started loving the Peach Kiss baby lips and I thought this would look nice. However, it kind of makes me look like a dead fish! I'm not sure if it's because it's matte or just the that the shade completely clashes with my skintone...I think it's a little darker than my skin but it's just got too much brown in it to make me look like I'm still living. It's super pigmented and there's a ton of product left, so I will not be repurchasing. There's better colors (and nude colors, at that) in this line. I did like the price though.
Love love love love LOVE THIS!( Can you tell I like it yet?) Ack. This stuff smells soooooo good. And I love the packaging!! This was one of my first perfumes. It's fruity and floral but not overly girly. I like that it just smells classy and feminine, but not teenie bopper. It's a hard fragrance to describe but it smells sooooo good. It lasts long too! Will repurchase.
First one lippie review...sad that it has to be Mary Kay because I love them, but I did not like this at all. Essentially, I'm not easy to please when it comes to my concealer. And typically, I've found with Mary Kay, that I either love (and I mean L-O-V-E) their products, or despise them and want to chuck it away at first use. Unfortunately, in this case, it's the latter. I...hated this. It went on cakey, rough, and flakey. Good coverage, but horrifically unnatural and heavy. It made me look like a cross between a motorcycle-riding 50 year old that wears thick concealer as foundation and a half melted plastic Barbie doll with yellow splotches all over her face. I normally love Mary Kay, but this? Crap. Will not repurchase.
Concealers -Cover Girl - fresh complexion concealer
ellielane119 8/1/2012 5:45:00 PM
First of all, I'd like to say I'm not really hard to please in general. Shadow, liner, mascara, blush, lipstick...it's all good to me. Except concealer. I am very picky when it comes to concealers. I hate looking fake; unnatural or like I'm wearing concealer at all. I look for a good concealer for under eye/redness/blemish coverage. But in saying that I hate looking unnatural and fake, it seems to kill most concealers for me. In that regards though, not this one. It was actually super easy to find my shade (buff beige for reference) however I do not feel it provides adequate coverage for the sides of my nose and under eye. Overall I like it okay and will use it I until it's gone, but it's nothing special and I will continue my look for a better concealer.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized
ellielane119 8/1/2012 5:31:00 PM
Mines in carbon frost. One of my most reached-for eyeshadows, which is surprising to me, as I'm not really into pinks and blacks, much less pink and black together. However, with the marbleized pink shade, you never really know exactly what you'll get with it. Often, I get a gray shade with a pinkish cast, sometimes a purpley undertoned pink, sometimes a light, warm pink. I kinda like the random sporadicness of it- interesting mixup every time. The black is absolutely beautiful. I reach for it even when not using the pink! It has gorgeous multi-color small glitter - but not chunky, nor does it produce fallout! So happy with that. Ehh, pigmentation could be better on the pink but layering helps. Just makes a bit more of a dent in the hump. Ha. I have no complaints whatsoever about the black. This duo doesn't fade. A little pricey for maybelline, but I'd repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Quad - Coffee Shop
ellielane119 8/1/2012 5:17:00 PM
So...so so so so sad they discontinued this. At least, it's still in stores but no longer on the website (it's under "discontinued products") - so grab them before they're gone! Love love love love this. It's the palette that started my gold/copper/brown obsessions. It features a nice matte white, an insane yellow gold, a reddish copper, and a matte red-toned brown. It is perfect, absolutely perfect for blue/gray eyes. I like using this palette together with the shadows, which is rare for me as I mix and match all the time. Anyway...I use it with gold on the inner 2/3 of lid, copper on outer 1/3, brown as liner and outer V, and the white as a brow highlight. Great colors, longevity, texture, and wear. No fallout - amazing. A little bit lacking in pigmentation, but a nice sticky cream base fixes that, attracts the pigment, and creates a 5 lippie look. Will repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - I'm Getting Sunburned
ellielane119 8/1/2012 5:08:00 PM
My very first wet n wild trio. The gold, bronzey, shimmery shade drew me in relentlessly. For the flabbergasting dirt-cheap price, I picked it up. In addition to the gold, there is a super dark brown and a cool-toned frosty pink. IMO, the pink doesn't really belong there - would've preferred a matte neutral, similar to brûlée) but I would never wear that pink on my browbone anyway - hello 80s robot! But the gold is beautiful. So rich and pigmented. Does amazing things to my blue eyes, but I would imagine it'd be great for green eyes as well with the brownish undertones. I have experienced quite a bit of fallout (mostly with the gold and brown shades) so minus a lippie for that, but when we're talking pigmentation, value, wear time, and color selection? Wet n wild icon trios. Every. Single. Time. Going to repurchase soon, my pans getting too visible.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert Eyes Duo - Lasting Lilac
ellielane119 8/1/2012 5:00:00 PM
Theeeeee very first eyeshadow I ever bought. Was a good one to start off my fanatic collection - ha. Two very wearable shades, the lighter a frosty, pearl-like lavender and the second a very blue-toned (almost duo chrome) medium violet. Have hit pan on the darker one - which is amazing for me. I will repurchase. In terms of quality, I find this to have great pigmentation and lasting power - I love that it does not fade! I've experienced no fallout, however the texture seems a bit hard, especially in the lighter shade, making it sometims hard to apply. But other than that, I love this duo and will repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - expertwear eyeshadow in night sky
ellielane119 7/31/2012 6:00:00 PM
One of the first eyeshadows I ever bought and I don't regret it at all! To those talking about poor pigmentation and short wear time, please. This stands up next to my Mac Beauty Marked. Frankly I reach for this more just because it goes with more shadows than Beauty Marked, but that's only because they're different in color. They're comparable in quality, wear, and pigmentation. This does have a bit of fallout, but I'd like to see a shadow with as much glitter as this one has NOT have fallout. Overall, it's great. A little intense for everyday unless you're darker haired, but for night it would be really nice, applied wet for even more drama.
I have Beach blonde and try to use it as a base like my infamous love of the Revlon Illuminance. I've had this for about 3-4 months now but every time I use it as a base, my shadow I layer over it fades or smudges, or repels it somehow and I have fallout city on my undereye area to create disco-ball undereyes - NOT cute! It works a little better as a stand-alone cream shadow, but Beach Blonde, besides the glitter, blends in almost exactly with my skin tone - so that doesn't work! Again, as a primer/base I really don't like this, I suppose as a stand-alone shade it would work better, but it doesn't work for my skintone. I'd probably repurchase in a different shade, like the pink or gray, but this one I'm not a big fan of.
Eye Makeup Remover -Mary Kay - Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover
ellielane119 5/23/2012 9:46:00 PM
I'm on my third - fourth? - bottle of this stuff already. Imagine that! Haha. I love this stuff! It takes off eyeshadow and eyeliner so easy, even waterproof/24hr/long-lasting ones. Mascara's not quite one-swipe-and-done, but I haven't found any removers that can do that, so in my book, it's the best I've found so far. Between this and a little swipe of vaseline for heavier mascara days, it's my go-to and will keep repurchasing even though the price ticket is a little bit more than I'm used to paying.
Love almost all of these trios that I have, but this one was a slight miss for me. Worth the $3 definitely, but the shades are a little less pigmented than what I've come to expect in the Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon trios. I loooove the eyelid shade - that emerald green shade is very pretty, but takes some pretty good layering over a sticky base (like Revlon Creme Illuminance!) to get it to show pretty good. I also love the purple too - it's more unique on, darker than in the pain - though again, it takes a sticky base and a pretty heavy hand to get it to show nice. I'd buy it again if I ran out...but I probably wouldn't, even with heavy hand application - these pans are huge and the value is even bigger.
Only con I have to this is that it makes your hair pretty stiff and greasy towards the very end of the day but that's okay because I only really use it on second day hair anyway and then wash it immediately that night or the next morning. I have horrifically stubborn straight hair that only likes to curl if...if...pigs fly. Hahahaha. I put quite a bit of this in my long (very very thick) dark hair and massage it around. I also scrunch it a bit and cover it in some medium-strong hairspray, and voila! I have more-than-wavy-but-not-quite-curly, which is much better than I can get with even hot rollers in overnight. Nicee! Recommended (:
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! Can't say anything bad about this product, though before I go further - they are BASES. As eyeshadows, they crease horrifically whether you're oily or dry. You can use them as eyeshadows, but only if you apply them suuuper thinly over a decent primer. And even then they aren't that pigmented with such thin layers...and when you try to layer them more, they'll crease and sometimes smudge. But enough with the fail as eyeshadows - ha. As bases, these things are great - especially for the price. For $4, you get 4 eyeshadows that are tinted bases that you can line up with your powder eyeshadows. They are very sticky and make your powder eyeshadow so much more vibrant and longer lasting. I have five of these - which is amazing since I almost never re-purchase certain products because there's lots more to try out. They have a huuuuuge color selection which is a huge plus since these are so much better when they match up with your shadows. My favorite is Va Va Bloom but I also own: Wild Orchids, Precious Metals, Black Magic, and Electric Pop. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for eyeshadow freaks (: