Sadly, I absolutely hated this product! It felt so greasy even using just a pencil dot amount under my eyes. It also broke me out! Great coverage but I felt like I was putting on cooking oil. Ugh.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Silent Treatment
jukeb0xnc0ke 1/12/2011 8:22:00 PM
I have been searching for an every day neutral eye palette that wasn't expensive but still does the job. I have been using my lancome and l'oreal hip duos mixed so I can get what I want. However, this palette does it all and only in 3 colors. I agree with the others, the bottom color labeled eyelid is GORGEOUS! The crease color IMO is very pigmented so I only need a little bit. I do use a DS eye primer (L'oreal decreaser, I believe) since I have very dry skin there (go figure) but oily every where else.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
jukeb0xnc0ke 1/12/2011 1:54:00 PM
Edit 04/19/11: I don't know if the formula has changed, but I have noticed the last couple of weeks that the liner just gets chunky from where my eyes water up and it rubs off. It makes me really depressed b/c it's so cheap and I loved it so much! :( Original Post: I really do love this! This is great for every day use and it's cheap. I happen to really like the brush once I kind of "dull" the end a bit. It's like using a pencil. I put it on at 9AM and take it off sometimes past midnight. It stays where I've placed it. I wear contacts and have very sensitive eyes that constantly waters. This works and stays in place if you don't go haywire and rub the crap out of your eyes which I think would smudge with any type of liner! The color payoff for me was great. One pot lasts me a few months. The only downside is when it dries up towards the bottom of the pot. ;(
Overall, I believe the quality of the product is the same for me as my MAC foundation. For reference, I am NC35-37 and I use Early Tan in the Combo/Oily and Medium to Medium/Deep in the powder. I find that the Revlon color suits me way better than my MAC does. The staying power for both is about the same and so are the end results. This foundation is a true full-cover foundation. When applied correctly (as it does dry quickly) is beautiful. When applied with a heavy hand, with any foundation, it can look cakey so you have to work quickly. I also use Monistat Chafing Gel as a primer and let it set before applying the foundation. Without a primer, it can settle into wrinkles and scars even further. Thus, the primer softens the flaws.I find that if I use a sponge it cakes up and looks uneven. But instead of my fingers or a sponge, I use Meow's Cosmetics Jumbo Flat Top brush and work from my forehead down to my neck. For photos, I find that both MAC/REVLON gives off a slight white cast, not noticeable and can be reduced by using a good setting powder and/or bronzer. I do believe that my indented scars are more noticeable with MAC since it tends to "pool" or cake up.
EDIT 04/19/11: I've quit using this as I think it was breaking me out and looked patchy after I started to oil up. I am very greasy & this just looked horrible after I did oil up. It also faded :( ORIGINAL POST: The color for me (MACNC35-37/REVLON COLORSTAY EARLY TAN) is beautiful when used for contouring or just an all-over glow. The fall out is horrible if you swish your brush around it. However, I just tap my powder brush on it to get just a tint and work my way up from there. It's pretty cheap and if you get it on BOGO at Walgreens that's even better ;D
Foundations -Meow Cosmetics - Pampered Puss Mineral Foundation
jukeb0xnc0ke 7/7/2010 10:01:00 PM
EDIT 04/19/11: I have since stopped using this as I believe it was giving me clogged pores. It seemed like the more I used it the more it just kind of looked chalky where it didn't meld into my skin as much as it used to. I am now using Shiseido's Dual Balancing Foundation in O60. EDIT 01/12/11: This foundation is great during the summer months when I am more oily and the humidity is sickening. However, I found that it was very drying the winter months and switched back to my liquid foundations until the summer hits again. ORIGINAL POST: I am IN LOVE with this foundation and it is definitely my HG! I have worn this for over 2 months already and I will have to say it is one of the best foundations I have ever used whether it be liquid or mineral! I have suffered from severe acne and now have several pit scars all over my face and even my neck. I've used MAC studio fix, lancome, clinique, several drugstore foundations, and I have never found one that did not accentuate (oiling up and sinking into the scar) although scarring cannot be invisible no matter the product. However, PP in Naughty Korat matched my MAC NC 35 perfectly and was mostly a matte finish until 6-7 hours of wear even in this heat & humidity! I used a flat top brush and stippled two layers on. If I have some slight blemishing, I will lightly go over it but not completely covering it to give it a natural look. I also have applied this wet...I dampened my kabuki brush and sort of dab into the powder and swirl onto my face for a heavier coverage if need be. I then go over it with my oily finish primer on my t-zone and voila! I get this glow to my face that isn't oily nor heavy. I love this!