Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Essential jumbo lip gloss stick
jkpetite 5/2/2013 4:17:00 PM
I recently purchased this in Sangria Starters. WOW! I love it! Great color - not too intense, almost like a stain but a bit more pigmented. It glides on smooth and is very creamy and moisturizing. I love the packaging. For a buck, I'd definitely repurchase.
Just got these in Night Owl & Trendsetter. I prefer Night Owl - it doesn't have the shimmer that Trendsetter has. That said, I could see myself using Trendsetter over my NYX Natural lip liner for an evening out. Overall, I really like these glosses. They are light, not super sticky and wear well. I would definitely purchase more in Night Owl & the clear.
Why I took so long to buy this palette is beyond me! I am in LURVE! Pigmentation, color payoff, shadow quality, all excellent! Love that it comes with a small tube of UDPP and a fairly decent brush. I can see how the packaging could get tattered over time, but really, as long as the shadows are in tact, that's what matters. Even though it's $50, it's worth it and I would definitely purchase again.
It's not a BB cream, it's a tinted moisturizer. Very disappointing. Should've checked MUA before purchasing. Oh well.
BEST.STUFF.EVER! I cannot live without this product. It is simply amazing. I use it 2-3 times a week, at night, and WOW. I have yet to find an antiperspirant/deodorant that is effective. This product makes it so that it doesn't matter - I just use regular old Suave with no worries. No perspiration, no odor - no worries! Love it. I just roll on a thin layer, make sure you DO NOT shave before, and while there is a little itching, it goes away quickly. Super effective.
Eyeliner -NYX - Studio Effect Liquid Liner (all colors)
jkpetite 2/14/2013 6:56:00 PM
I purchased this in Cobalt Blue and WOW. I am in love. Super easy to apply. Great pigmentation and the price cannot be beat. I've been using gel liners but I find the color runs and smudges by the middle of the day. I don't have this problem with this particular liner. It stays throughout the day and I have to really work my makeup remover cloth to get it off. Love that! I got it at Ulta during their BOGO sale on NYX and am looking forward to going back and grabbing all the colors they carry - love this liner!
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
jkpetite 2/8/2013 2:28:00 PM
I've been using this for over a month now and am IN LOVE. I decided to switch to liquid from EDM for 3 reasons: 1 - EDM discontinued their Intensive formula, which meant I had nothing but the Matte formula, which required multiple layers just to get decent coverage. Intensive only needed 1 layer. 2 - I would need to buy 3 different shades of EDM in order to get a shade match. At $12 each shade, that was $36 - granted, I would end up with 3 large containers of foundation that would last me about 6 months but I digress. 3 - I've begun to notice that the powder foundation settles in to my lines & creases. Not a good look, at all. In fact, it's accentuating them! GAH! Now on to my review - I got medium beige and it is perfect match. At first, I thought it would be too warm and maybe too dark but NOPE, not at all. It's perfect in natural sunlight, where you get the REAL results. I love the pump dispenser - makes it much easier to pump right on to my MAC 190 foundation brush. The product does what it says and I do not need a concealer. I am able to cover any stubborn spots with a small drop of the foundation. It dries to a matte finish but doesn't accentuate my lines. It actually softens them a bit. I will say that the product dries quick, so I have to work fast to make sure it's blended well, but that's not a huge issue for me. I didn't use a powder to set it because it doesn't need it. The price is awesome - $10 at Target and I believe Ulta is having a 50% off sale on all CG products, so you may be able to get it for less there (Ulta tends to charge more for DS MU then Target). I haven't broken out yet, THANK GOD, so if this continues, I believe I may have found my new HG foundation!
Powder -NYX - Stay Matte but not Flat Powder Foundation
jkpetite 1/29/2013 4:43:00 PM
I'm so disappointed. I gave this a try as an alternative to EDM. Big mistake. The coverage is not buildable. It's sheer - at best. I tried buffing it in with a flat top brush, still sheer. Tried using the sponge applicator, still sheer. Tried it wet, still sheer. SIGH. It's definitely NOT good as a foundation but it's decent as a pressed powder, so that's what I use it for. I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for medium-full coverage that is buildable. Back to EDM - my HG.
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
jkpetite 7/13/2012 12:28:00 PM
I am all things elf so why did I wait to grab it? Who knows! I love this stuff. It's definitely super pigmented a little goes a long way, especially with the bronzer. For $3 you can't beat it. Will definitely repurchase.
It's worth about $5, tops. The case is hard to open until you realize that you have to pull it apart. The selection of colors looks nice in the packaging, however, they disappoint when applied. Even with primer and a base, the color didn't even last 3 hours. The shadows are not pigmented at all and don't apply evenly. Most of the product is lost in the fallout. That being said, I do like some of the colors as they're understated enough for me to get away with at work. This palette should last me a while since I barely use it, so I won't need to repurchase in the future.
Cleansers -Olay - Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Revitalizing Foaming Cleanser
jkpetite 6/9/2012 12:54:00 AM
I started using this about a month ago and have definitely seen an improvement in my skin. I'm not a big fan of the perfume-y scent, but I got over that. It cleanses well, removes all my makeup, leaves no residue, and my skin feels clean, but not tight - which is perfect. It's a little pricey, but considering it's effectiveness, it's worth it. I'm repurchasing.
Got this as part of a 4 piece set. Love it! It's a perfect because burnt orange is the color of the season! It's very pigmented, lasts long (one full week before chipping) and the quality is stellar. I would definitely purchase again in the future.
I got this as part of a 4 piece set (I will review the other shades in a bit). Okay, I LOVE this polish! It's very pigmented and has lasted me a whole week without chipping. I have to say, this product has surpassed my expectations and I find myself reaching for it over my China Glaze...I'm very impressed and will definitely repurchase.
Got this recently as part of a smoky eyes promo from EDM. I applied it wet with my SK e/l brush and WOW, it's very pigmented and has some awesome staying power. My biggest issue with e/l is that is tends to run as the day wears on. So far, no issue with this e/l. I am very please and would buy again.
So I've given EDM e/s about as much of a chance as I could. End result, I'm glad all the E/S I have were free samples or part of a promo where they were given to me for free. I would be PISSED if I paid for money for these. It's quite disappointing because I've been a loyal EDM customer since 2007 and am a huge fan of their foundations, blushes, and brushes. I just can't get on board with the rollerball applicator - it makes it too difficult to get an even application not to mention there's a ton of fallout because there is nothing to control how much actual product comes out. The pigmentation is fair, at best, and the shadows do not wear well, even with primer. I've found that within a few hours of applying, the shadows start to look blotchy and uneven. No bueno. These are going up on the swap list.