Blush -Maybelline - Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush, all colors
htownpnai 11/16/2008 1:31:00 PM
I LOVE blush! And I have this thing where if I buy something from a certain brand, I need to have all of them. So I waited for Maybelline to have a BOGOF at CVS or Walgreens so I can get all of these. Well I love the colors, pigmentation, packaging, and availability, the only thing I don't like is the fact that colors are repeated. Like I said I have to have all of something from a line so I was able to compare all of them. For example, there is Original Rose & Original Rose II. There is a 1 & 2 "version" of the blushes (not just Original Rose, others too) and they're exactly the same. At first I tried to convince myself that there is a slight difference to make myself feel better since I bought all of them, but there's no use, they're the same. I say I won't buy this product again just for the simple fact that it'll last me a LONG time since I have all of them and some of the colors are repeated. But as a blush, I love this stuff!
Eyeliner -Jordana - Fabu Liner Liquid Eyeliner Pen
htownpnai 11/16/2008 1:23:00 PM
I bought this product bc I used to use liquid liner all the time until I started using gel/cream liners. I wanted to buy a liquid liner again bc it's faster to apply in the morning when i'm in a rush. Although I used to always use brush tip applicators and I was horrible at using felt tip, this liner was GREAT for me! The applicator is stiff, but has just enough give in it to make it easy to apply. I got it in black for $1.99 and got another one for $1.01, and it was the best $1.99 I ever spent on eyeliner. This week there's a buy 2/$1 @ Walgreens, and i'm totally stocking up!!
Although this smells weird (lemon airfreshener) I love the texture of this. This is my go to nude gloss. It's silky, not thick or sticky. It runs for about $2 USD, depending on where you purchase it. The packaging is a simple sleek cylinder tube. I eventually got used to the smell, and it goes away after a few minutes. I'm actually in the process of ordering more, including a backup of this one.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Paint Pot in Pharaoh (Alexander McQueen coll.)
htownpnai 10/19/2008 11:10:00 PM
I am so lucky that I found this at my CCO along with the other 2 McQueen paint pots!! This is my absolute favorite paint pot ever!! The color is such a pretty apple green. This is going to last me forever and a day, but if it's still available at the CCO when I run out, then i'll definitely repurchase!
I really like this foundation, it's my favorite overall. It has just the right amount of coverage, and when I don't want too much coverage, I just mix it with my moisturizer and i'm good to go. With the 187, this foundation covers with easy. I'm definitely buying this over and over again!
The colors of the tube of this mascara totally got me! I love the bright yellow and purple! Well I got this at Walmart as a 2 for 1 deal for about $5.96 plus I had a $1 off Maybelline mascara coupon, so I thought, get I got 2 mascaras for $5. This does have a really weird gross smell, but I got over it, because I mainly smelled it when applying it, once it was on I didn't smell it anymore. This mascara does wonders for my dinky asian lashes! I absolutely love the formula/brush of this mascara! It smells horrible, but works like magic for me!! I will definitely but this again once I run out of my 2 tubes!
I cannot rave enough about these glosses!! First of all I would say that these are highly pigments, so I would consider them to be liquid lipsticks rather than a gloss. I love how the color is buildable with these. They come in a rectangular tube rather than a cylinder. They newer formula has a cherry scent (not taste) that is really nice. I have one in Beige that is made of the old formula and it has a floral scent to it. These have a longer sponge tip applicator which IMO isn't as precise, but still love this stuff. I already own 7 and plan on more!! At the moment, Natural is my HG.
First of all, I LOVE NYX Cosmetics!! And these blushes are exactly what I expected, AWESOME!!! The packaging is just like like a larger version of the e/s singles, square black pot with a clear top. I've read that it is similar to Chanel. The only downfall I have found is that crumbles/breaks easily. I have 5 of the powder blushes, 2 cream blushes, and 1 mosaic blush and love them all. The variety of colors & shades allows you to get a natural color, natural flush, dramatic. The colors are buildable so you can adjust the amount of color easily. I found that using a small skunk brush (MAC 188, FLIRT Feather Dust-her) is the best brush to use on both the powder AND cream blushes. I will definitely buy more of these, since I have so many I don't think I will be repurchasing because they last so long!! But when I have to, I will definitely buy again!!
My HG natural L/G!! I love this gloss over the NYX Circe Round L/S. It is a natural color with a slight pink hue that if worn alone is very pretty and not overwhelming in color. When layered on top of Circe it gives a very pretty nude lip color. It isn't sticky at all, has a very nice cherry scent (but not taste so you dont eat it), has a longer slanted sponge tip applicator, and the packaging is rectangular which I like so it doesnt roll around. It is very simple in packaging with an overall clear "tube" so you can see the pretty color and you get exactly that color on your lips. Will definitely repurchase, I might go out and get another one as a backup!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!!! The packaging kinda sucks because of the small opening of the jar, but fortunately I have a really small brush that I actually prefer using with loose pigments, so it works out for me. But these colors are magnificant!! I wish they came out with more shades of colors, like a more saturated pink and purple, but either way these are so great!!!
I can't express enough how much I love these shadows!! The packaging is very simple yet classy. The presentation is a very nice quilted design. The only downside I found is that the best place to find them is online. It is really hard to find all the shades in stores. I currently own roughly 33 of these and love each and every one of them!! I will definitely buy more!!
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - On the Loose Shimmering Powders [DISCONTINUED]
htownpnai 1/9/2008 6:59:00 PM
I first received Raisin' Cane as a throw in from a swap and I fell in love with the texture and color of it. Afterwards I read on the reviews that they were discontinued and I was so sad!! So I did the next best thing, I looked into swapping for them!! Well I was able to get 6 of them and in the process of getting 2 more colors. I love these e/s!! They are finely milled, comes in really cute little jars and the colors are so beautiful. My personal favorites so far are Night Fever, Diva Down, and Five Alarm. I read that some people have found these at Dollar Stores, but when I tried I had no luck. But these are wonderful shadows!!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
htownpnai 12/8/2007 6:31:00 AM
i love the bottle, it's so pretty. i liked this product more than i disliked it. i found that on myself, when i use it, it's much MUCH more difficult to blend the colors because it adheres so well. that's a good thing and a bad thing, it's good if u are doing a quick one all over color, but if u wanna use more than one color and plan on blending them, then good luck! but overall, i will buy this again, but in the mean time, i will also use another base if i plan on shading.
i love love love these e/s! at first i was at Sallys to buy hair color and while i was waiting for the sales person i looked to the side and all the colors just caught my eye. there are many different colors to choose from and there are matte and shimmer. i have quite a few and hope to get all of them. i currently have: onyx, midnight, blue marine, sky, olive, emerald, green apple, rose, purple passion, purple haze, copper, orange crush, peach, chocolate, brick, and auburn. (16) i have to say that my faves so far are blue marine, emerald (i think this is more of an "green apple color") and orange crush, but i love them all!! i love how they interlock, i HAVE made my own palettes with these, from a matching highlighter to all over lid color to a crease color, since the variety of colors is wide. but definitely use a base with these and you will get a true color.
Lipstick -BeneFit Cosmetics - Silky-Finish Lipstick
htownpnai 12/5/2007 3:53:00 AM
Oh I love love love this lipstick!! I dont normally wear l/s anyway, i'm more of a l/g kinda girl, but i couldnt resist! I went to Sephora today just to pick up some more UDPP and I was waiting for a woman to bring some more out so I started looking around. I went to the Benefit area and saw these l/s bc for some reason when I saw them I initially thought of MAC's Mattene line. I saw My Treat and fell in love. I got one of those disposable lip brush things and swiped some one it (after wiping the top layer with a tissue). I loved how creamy it was. When I went to put it back I saw Rocket Pop and had to try that one. So I kept My Treat on my top lip and tried Rocket Pop on the bottom lip and loved them both. I was trying to debate which one I wanted and should by....well being the girl that I am, I couldnt choose, so I got both and love them both!! Oh yea, I eventually got my UDPP during this love session!!