Ah! I absolutely am in LOVE with this blush. I picked it up at TJ Maxx about a year ago and have been utterly addicted since. It is pigmented, matte, and has decent staying power. The packaging is overall good although I feel like since it is cardboard, it could peel, but I've had no issues so far. In fact, I really love the packaging. I think the size of the mirror is decent and there is enough product but it's still compact enough to take with you. Aside from its use as a blush, I am a huge fan of using it as a shadow. I think its a phenomenal transition color and even a lid color if layered under a sheer peachy-gold (one from Almay that I use constantly). I highly recommend this for those who enjoy NYC Sunny as the combination makes your skin glow without looking shiny because it has NO shimmer. Overall, it's a fantastic product and I'm extremely interested in trying some of their other blushes!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - COLOR TATTOO barely beige
gabiiricooo 11/12/2012 3:19:00 PM
After having been highly disappointed with the Tough As Taupe shade (which was completely my fault being that I don't really find the color flattering on myself) I went on a wild goose chase on the hunt for another. This limited edition color seemed to be the perfect slightly shimmery, pinky-nude, everyday base for my favorite shadows. Once again, I was let down. Although the color was stunning, the wear was not. I had read multitudes of reviews comparing them to MAC paint pots. People said they wore well and did not crease. Being that I have extremely oily lids and am not ready to dish out $20 or more for the Nars primer (which I've been lusting after) I decided to give it a shot. I had noticed some creasing with the taupe one I already owned, but felt optimistic anyway. No matter how sheerly I apply it (or how heavily; I thought maybe it wasn't enough) I still have creases after just 2 hours! The only people I would recommend this to are those who, a) don't have an oil slick on their eyelids, b) don't have hooded lids, or c) generally don't have problems with creasing. On the upside, this product did keep my eyeliner in place beautifully and acted as a gorgeous brow-bone highlight. It's not a complete flop, but don't read into the "creaseless" claims, it does crease!
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Creamsicle
gabiiricooo 11/12/2012 3:09:00 PM
Although I thoroughly enjoy the texture and general color of the product, I have an extremely hard time with the wear! I was disappointed when I applied it for the first time. At a distance, it was a gorgeous peachy-nude, but up close, it seemed to settle a bit into the lines on my lips and even clung to any dry areas. I couldn't believe it, so I took it off, re-exfoliated and tried again. I've continually had issues with application as it seems the color lends itself to looking clingy and really accentuating dryness despite the moisturizing qualities of the formula. I also didn't like the way it wore off, actually gathering on the inner area of my lip creating a white film. It was quite embarrassing. I highly recommend the Peach Parfait or Berry Smoothie shades however. They have a better wear and overall more flattering color for more skin tones.