Lipgloss had always been the kind of thing I didn't think was worth spending $$ on. Greek Holiday changed it all for me! I received this as a gift and am so impressed. It's not sticky, the glitter in it is super fine (if there were such a thing as CLASSY glitter, this would be it!), and it's great alone or on top of other lip products. I will definitely repurchase.
I certainly don't hate this product, but the truth is that there are TONS of really excellent drugstore mascaras, so to pay the same amount for a mediocre product is a bit daft. This mascara does lengthen and I like the extreme black shade, but it really doesn't volumize and it doesn't hold a curl any better than good drugstore mascaras (CG LashBlast, L'oreal Voluminous). I'll use this up for day to day wear, but would never reach for this when I want "sexy curves" for a dramatic night look.
Mascara -Make Up For Ever - Aqua Smoky Lash - Extra Black
kam6761 9/16/2010 12:07:00 PM
It's love! I generally don't go for waterproof mascaras as I find them difficult to remove (and that happens to be my ONLY complaint about this one!), but for how amazing this mascara is the extra work for removal is totally worth it!! I got this in the Beauty in a Box Kit from Sephora, making it a much better deal than on its own. This mascara is jet black, volumizes and lengthens, and HOLDS A CURL like no mascara I've tried before! Seriously, I put this on the other day before my 18 hours of travel from Singapore to San Fran-- when I landed in SF, the mascara had not flaked or smudged, and STILL held a curl. Needless to say, I would not hesitate to repurchase!
Very underwhelming product. It certainly doesn't lengthen my lashes anymore than other drugstore mascaras, and it absolutely does not hold a curl. I will hang onto it for when I want very natural looking lashes, but will definitely not repurchase.
LOVE this eyeshadow! I have been pairing this with UD's Baked recently for the perfect bronzey/gold eyes. It is a great antique gold/bronze shade with an excellent texture and the perfect amount of shimmer. It blends very easily and looks great on my NW15 skin.
One of the best mascaras I've ever used, high end products included! This mascara adds great volume and holds a curl all day. No flaking or smudging throughout the day. I find myself always coming back to this mascara!
Wow, I am literally shocked by the love this has gotten! I purchased this after hearing good things on the boards, and saying this stuff is a HOT MESS on me is an understatement! The formula is incredibly watery, and it is SHINE CITY once it's on! This is the only tinted moisturizer I've ever felt the need to set with powder, not to mention these shades run incredibly orange and dark (NW20 and the lightest shade is still too orange and dark for me!). I think this baby is going up for swap!
Very mediocre product, in my opinion. This does not work as an undereye concealer, as it does not have peachy undertones to cancel out blue undereye circles. It gives very little coverage for blemishes as well, but does okay for evening out skintone around the nose. I'll use it up, but will definitely not repurchase.
This shadow, like all NYX shadows, is excellent quality at a fantastic price. It is a shimmery champagne/silvery color, great as an overall wash on fairer skintones or a highlight on deeper skintones.
Blush -Rock & Republic - Contrived Blush - Call Me [DISCONTINUED]
kam6761 7/9/2010 2:39:00 PM
Amazing corally peachy pink blush! Reminds me a bit of Orgasm, but with finer shimmer. This blush, like all R&R blushes, is super finely milled and applies like a dream. An added bonus is that this brand is constantly on sale at one of the private shopping sites (hautelook, editor's closet, etc.) for around 50% off!
Love this color!! It's a bright pink, but with a hint of berry tones. Perfect pop of color for summer, and the amplified formula is moisturizing. Unfortunately, it also has the tendency to feather a bit outside of the lips, but a good lipliner and lots of blotting should cut down on any serious problems. Would definitely repurchase!!
I love love LOVE UD shadows. They are so pigmented and easy to blend. This is a lovely pale purple, but there is straight up chunks of glitter all throughout this. If that's a deal breaker for you, stay away. I know that the glitter e/s is part of what makes UD UD, but I can't help but feel that their stuff would be so much better without the copious amounts of glitter fallout.
Blush -Rock & Republic - Contrived Blush - All Nighter
kam6761 4/24/2010 11:33:00 PM
Wow. I NEVER would have thought this would work on my NW15 skin, but after reading one of the reviews on here, and thinking of the measly $16 pricetag at Nordstrom Rack, I decided to pick this up. I'm SO glad I did. I apply this with a VERY light hand (no joke, I tap the 187 into the blush like two times lightly, and then very lightly apply to my face-- this blush will last me FOREVER) with my 187, and it's gorgeous. Thank goodness for Pville, because I NEVER would have considered this otherwise. The only downside for me is the packaging-- it's very heavy and cumbersome, but I guess they're just trying to make you feel like you're getting your $40 worth.
What a FUN lippie for the summer! I just received this in a swap a few weeks ago, and have worn it a couple of times a week since then. It's REALLY bright, and looks great on fair skin (NW15, but I bet this would look great on most skintones) with a nude eye with some winged out black eyeliner. The consistency is excellent and the pigmentation is unbeatable. This is seriously better than most of my HE lippies, and I will definitely be buying another when I run out of mine!
Makeup Brushes -Coastal Scents - Pink Duo Fiber Powder Stippler
kam6761 4/23/2010 9:14:00 AM
Maybe this is an unfair rating, but I am rating this as a 187 dupe, which it seems that Coastal Scents was having all these "gurus" claim. When I first started my brush collection, I just bought a bunch of cheapies, and this was among them. With time I've collected a ton of MAC brushes, and I can say without hesitation that the 187 is worth splurging on (I also hear that the Sigma version is excellent, and is cheaper than MAC). This CS version sheds like crazy, is significantly bigger (making blush application a little ridiculous), and the hairs are much more flexible, making it difficult to get a nice application. I love how pretty this brush is, but it just doesn't deliver when it comes to using it.