Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour eyeshadow quad- Copper Spice
glamstep 5/12/2013 5:55:00 PM
Pretty average, basic palette. Good to have if your starting up/have limited neutral everyday colors. These are 4 total shades with satin finish. There powdery compared to other shadows by Revlon, so don't stab your brush in; itll crumble. BUT they go on smooth & evenly. No fallout/chunky application. MUST use primer for color payoff, especially the lighter top 2 shades. From top to bottom you get: GOLD-with gold micro shimmer; goes on completely sheer. Leaves a sheen to the skin. Best used as a highlighter, very natural on cheeks. PINK-Silver micro shimmer, can be packed on for some pigmentation. Looks great all over the lip (with primer) really neutralizes dark/tired lids COPPERY BRONZE- barely any shimmer. Color can be build up for more punch; good to blend harsh colors out in the crease with. CHOCOLATE BROWN-plummy undertone, barely any shimmer. Great for crease or lining lids. Most pigmented obviously. I much more prefer & recommend Maybelline's sunbaked neutrals, 8 pan colors with satin & matte finishes or CG country woods/shimmer sands for neutral light browns. Ill finish this up though, eventually
This will be THE color for fair skinned pale lips! Im imagining someone with red hair, freckles and rosy lips. It will liven up that sort of complexion and maybe even be considered MLBB for them. Im noticing this is the profile of the ravers here on MUA and Im not surprised. However on my yellow toned, light skin and lightly pigmented lips this is wooooh brightt full on coral. No peachy/pink/nude my lips color about it. Sadly its a tacky barbie kool aid lips look. If I was into the 80 retro bright neon lips trend right now maybe I could pull it off but I like to play it safer personally so I don't mean to discourage all as this is far superior quality than peach parfait. It just much louder intensity as well so keep that in mind. The name was so fun too but it just isn't for me. At all.
I kept reading yellow toned/warm toned/peachy pink everywhere about this so I decide to pick it up. I would have to call myself an expert on warmer yellow tones as I strongly strongly despise cool undertones. I always check shades in outdoor daylight, indoor white tube lights & yellow lamps, magnifying mirror, on the inside of my wrist and on my lips; yes its excessive but I can't stand being caught in the wrong light with yellow appearing teeth or washed out porn lips (thats what cool lippies look on my super yellow light skin & light pink lips) Long story short, let me tell you this shade is 100% COOL baby PINK. It catches the light as a lavendar. The name is well suited if you think of your pink lemonade drink staining your lips; ofcourse this would differ based on pigmentation but lets just say it was opaque full on color thats what it would look like. BTW this is quite sheer in application and waxier in consistency then the other original lip butters. I prefer Cremsicle much more over this which is a peachier neutral undertone
Lips -Sally Hansen - Colorfast Tint + Moisture Balm
glamstep 5/6/2013 10:23:00 PM
These are the cheapest of the clinique chubby stick ds versions Ive found; at right under $5 a piece. There also the most hydrating, no scent, no stickiness truly balm like feel. Far more moisturizing & glossy finish than the Revlon & Neutrogena counterparts. Comes in 10 shades & I assume the darker/brighter shades have more of a pop in color. I picked up the lightest two: 05 Nude N Natural-barely there beige. Sheer color. No shimmer 10 In the Pink-Light mauve,lavendar undertones.Silver/gold micro-glitter. These left my lips superrr soft, like just kissed ;) Because the formula is so awesome the tint stays natural looking, no creeping in lines for settling in or exaggerating dryness. I shall be trying other colors!!
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Bouncy Blush - Candy Coral
glamstep 5/6/2013 9:39:00 PM
Where is this stuff???? Like, no really where is it? Good job Maybelline on the renovational spongy texture, dome shape, good riddance on useless mirrors and brushes in the packaging but did y'all forget to add the pigment in the process??!! This equals to = zilch on my NC25 skin! Its worse than their Fit me blushes. This shouldn't even sell as a highlight, such poor poor color pay off. That swatch you see on image 2 here, you see the indent on that pretty dome next to,it yea that was probably from a one time use to get you that swatch. If you plan on using up $8 worth of blush in 3 applications then by all means you shall notice ''some'' effect on your cheeks. MUA won't let me give this a 0; and sadly that is what its deserving even with the creative new design. DS are just full of pretty coral/nude/peach matte & shimmer shades for same price point, this isn't fair to us consumers. Please don't waste your $.
Blush -Cover Girl - Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach
glamstep 5/5/2013 4:07:00 PM
This isn't just a dupe for NARS orgasm, its actually BETTER. Its minus alll that crazy shimmer thats o so obvious on the sunny days. This is an all year long shade for me for the same color/effect. Thanks for the heads up MUA.
This reminds of Chanels #70 in Tumulte, a pretty pink with a glowy sheen from micro silver sparkles. Gorgeous alone or layered on top of colors.
This is basically a DUPE color wise for MAC's limited edition lipglass in snob. Although this is obviously not a lip gloss, but the moisturizing, hydrated glossy sheen finish gives an appearance of a gloss. MAC snob lipglass was not as dark and true to the actual regular lipstick, so if you have that you may not agree with me. But if you did pick up the gloss version (or missed out & want the same effect), check swatches online and decide for yourself :) Its not the most wearable shade for most MLBB/punch of color that are more trendy currently but its a shade that can be justified to add to a collection!
DUPE ALERT: This is pretty much MACs crosswire repackaged. Its a beautiful coraly pink, best for this time of the year. Its opaque in color, with a golden sheen and super glistening sheen finish. Not too crazy bright, so even they shy mute lippie lovers can give it a go!
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous-- Love That Pink
glamstep 5/5/2013 3:16:00 PM
Perfect spring coral! This is for those gals that want a fun, bold look. Its loud, neon bright and pinky just like my favorite--watermelons :) Reminds me ALOT of MAC's amplified Impassioned.
Best dupe Ive found for MAC's snob. Its a creamyy pink with a lot of cool lavender undertones. It can be a little tricky for in between skin shades to pull off; because it can look chalky. But for either extremes-super fair or darker complexions it will be a good alternative for purples in the spring.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Riche Anti-Aging Serum in Pucker Up Pink
glamstep 5/5/2013 3:05:00 PM
Closest thing to MAC's hot gossip! Its a creme sheen glossy pink with a mauvey undertone. The lasting power is not equivocal sadly but because I wear this type of shade so infrequently (depending on the look I'm going for) its worth the reapplication of this nearly dupe
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Forever Frappe #814 (Infallible Lipstick)
glamstep 5/5/2013 3:01:00 PM
DUPE ALERT: This is MAC's modesty if you apply it with a light hand. Its actually more pigmented then MAC so it may appear darker if you coat it. Lovely creamy texture and staying power!
DUPE ALERT: Once applied on my lips this looks exactly the same as MAC's Honey Love does! MAC is just a matte finish while this lippie is more of a creme sheen. I prefer the glossy finish for my overtly dry lips. The color is a bit too beigey for my everyday preference but I love it paired with a cool toned eye look.
Such a pretty peach with gold shimmer, reminded me of Nars TD. It could've even replaced Revlon's peach petal for me which was too grey but sadly this isn't as opaque as the shorter super lustrous glosses. It goes on practically clear, not even MLBB, leaves a tint of gold. It works over lipstick/stains/concealer even but I bought it for the color not for the enhancement of another lippie. IMO this would work best for PPP, NC10-15 with the slightest pigmentation to lips.