First eyeliner I've ever been happy with! Creamy, applies easily. Thick line and needs careful sharpening though. Lasts forever, nice black color, good for everyday.
Concealers -Smashbox - Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer
kschmiddy 7/27/2009 1:43:00 AM
Applies well and doesn't crease, but doesn't last. Also way too little in the tube for the amount of money.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
kschmiddy 7/27/2009 1:41:00 AM
Pretty good for a liquid concealer. I have it in "yellow" and it definitely helps brighten up the undereye area, but it's pretty thin so I use it under a cream concealer.
Lip Gloss -New York Color - Liquid Lip Shine- 555B Iced Orchid
kschmiddy 7/27/2009 1:34:00 AM
Dirt cheap and smells delicious, tastes like cotton candy! Nice consistency and applies well. Also, the color is a bit too bubblegum pink for everyday wear but can be fun as a sort of lip balm because it wears off pretty fast anyway. For the money, it was a pretty good deal.
Lip Gloss -New York Color - Liquid Lip Shine Dusty Rose 549A
kschmiddy 7/27/2009 1:32:00 AM
Dirt cheap gloss that can't be distinguished from many of the ridiculously overpriced glosses on the market. Pretty neutral everyday muted rose color, nice bit of metallic shimmer to it. I use a bit of this over lipstick daily. It applies very well and there's a good amount for the price, but it wears off your lips pretty fast and smells a bit weird, not bad enough for me to notice once it's on though.
Very pretty muted rose color without as much brown as can typically be expected in this color range. Good everyday color for my very pale coloring, applies well and lasts a good while. Doesn't break off in the tube. My only complaint is with the velvety-matte NARS packaging that refuses to stay clean!
Lipstick -Maybelline - Moisture Extreme - Desert Bloom [DISCONTINUED]
kschmiddy 7/27/2009 1:25:00 AM
Very beautiful everyday color for my pale coloring, a light muted rose. Applies silky smooth and lasts a good time, doesn't break off in the tube. Hooray!
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipstick Ginger Rose
kschmiddy 7/27/2009 1:16:00 AM
Very nice color, a muted rose that works well with my very pale coloring. It applies pretty well, lasts pretty well, and doesn't break off in the tube. However, my one complaint is that it's a little too thick and creamy in a way that sits on top of the surface of your lips unless you blot heavily. Not my HG but pretty close for everyday wear.
Orly Country Club Khaki is from Orly's Spring 2009 Prepster collection. It's a taupe creme darker than Essie Jazz and RBL Grunge but still a fairly medium-light hue. The color is best described as a greyish brown that has a very slight lavender tint in some lighting. I love this color because it's in between edgy and chic nude. It applied well for me, two coats for full coverage, went on smoothly and dried fast. Love Orly's bottle with the rubber grip cap as always.
I'm one of very few people who don't like Ruby Pumps, but just to give you the alternative opinion here's why. The color is a little too bright red for me, and all the glitter makes it lumpy and hard to apply evenly. It's a three coater and even then you need a coat of shiny top coat to even it out. And for some reason the glitter in this just seems too metallic-y for my tastes...hard to explain! Anyway I much prefer Revlon Firecracker for a glittery red.
Polishes -OPI - Don't toy with me- Holiday in toyland
kschmiddy 1/10/2009 7:36:00 PM
Don't Toy With Me is a beautiful color, a sort of almost-red, almost-fuschia (looks more red or more fuschia in different lighting) with lots of gorgeous silver shimmer. It's totally unique as far as I can tell. The formula is also really good- OPI can be hit or miss sometimes but this one goes on very smoothly even with the pro-wide brush and takes two coats to be opaque. I also found that it lasted without chipping a long time. It is also super shiny! So pretty for the holidays or any time.
Cut the Cake is a pretty sheer from Orly, a sparkly white that almost looks like frosting (hence the name). It's super saturated with tiny silvery-white glitter and shimmer particles in a sheer white base with a slight blue flash to it. The polish applies very easily and smoothly and is not at all streaky. One light coat looks fantastic, makes nails look naturally shiny and glowy and white, is subtle but interesting unlike more boring sheers, and is super easy. Two coats makes the polish almost opaque and I personally think TOO blingy, it starts looking like white glitter all over the nail instead of sheer. This is one of my favorite sheers to reach for for an easy polished look (pun intended :p )and one of the few one coaters I own.
A lovely deep green jelly with green glitter. Emerald Sparkle is similar to NYX Las Vegas but with more (and larger) glitter and slightly less of a jelly texture. It's a green version of China Glaze Ruby Pumps. Needs only two coats to be opaque, applies and dries very smooth. Very pretty green for green lovers, Christmas manicures, or St. Patrick's Day!
Tinsel is a festive silver polish! It's actually small silver glitter pieces suspended in clear polish. The polish applies well and goes on smoothly. The glitter is not too sparse but needs three coats to be fully opaque. It dries to a rough texture so it's best to use a topcoat to make it smooth and glossy. Surprisingly, Tinsel doesn't look too blingy or too glittery with three coats, but just looks like a nice pretty sparkly silver. Perfect for the holidays.
This milk chocolate brown creme Revlon from winter 2008 is gorgeous! A bit similar to Misa Moody Model but slightly darker and richer. It's a unique brown because it's not as vampy as most browns but it's still really flattering. Basically it's the exact color of milk chocolate! Also it applied well and only needed two coats.