Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Walking on Eggshells
kikilovesyou 5/22/2012 9:48:00 PM
These shadows are amazing quality. The pigmentation is great, and they have just the right amount of shimmer. HOWEVER, on me (and I imagine anyone else with a neutral skintone), the lid shade often pulls too pink or orange, and it's not really the most flattering look. I docked a lippie for this simply because I think it won't work for everyone, and also because of the compact. The shadows sort of powder up inside the compact and when you open it there's this little puff, and that shouldn't happen with pressed shadows. That, and the color, made me dock one lippie. I did say I'd buy again, because I would, since I do quite like it.
I've had my Wet 2 Straight for about 4 years now, and I don't use it very much since I got my CHI a few months ago. You see, while it's very convenient that I can straighten my hair from when it's wet, it really only dries my hair like a blow dryer and brush would - semi-straight, but dry, and with still a bit of frizz. This is with a heat protectant, mind you. In order to get my hair straight enough to tell that it's been straightened and not just naturally straight (my hair is naturally very wavy but what I mean is that it only gets it straight enough to look like I have naturally semi-straight hair and you can't tell I've done anything) I need to take at least an extra 20 minutes on my dry hair (which is thick and a bit below my shoulders). The time adds up to almost an hour! With that time, I can blow dry my hair and then use my CHI for a much straighter, shinier, less frizzy look - and it takes away the "poof" factor! Plus, I don't have to use nearly as much product with the CHI. I strongly suggest opting for a CHI or even the Revlon 1" straightener, which isn't as a fast as the CHI but eventually gets almost the same results, just a bit less pin-straight. Tl;dr: it takes so long to dry & straighten that it's worth just blowdrying and using a better straightener.
I just bought this gloss today, and I adore it! On my relatively pigment lips, it just amps up the color a bit, and where most MLBB lip colors are more rosy, this just gives it a very nice springy peachy-pink. It is a bit sticky and doesn't have the best smell, but the smell is very light and I don't mind sticky glosses. I think it has the right amount of pigmentation for a gloss - the color shows up but isn't overpowering. It certainly isn't a liquid lipstick though, so if you like that, skip this one. Overall: great buy!