This is an beautiful light violet color, and one of my all-time favorite polishes. It's so saturated and bright it almost looks glowy. I love that it's pastel yet vibrant at the same time. This spring, I've loved admiring how beautiful the flowers look in bloom, and this polish color evokes the same type of marvel.
This is my HG MLBB shade. It has beat out my other love, MAC Syrup. I agree with others' descriptions of this shade as being a mauvey-rose with blue iridescence. This lippie really brightens up my face and gives it a look of health. I really like wearing it to work. The formulation is nice; very moisturizing and comfortable to apply. Overall I love it and will be on the hunt for a dupe because I'm less-than-trilled at spending $22 on a lipstick.
Lipstick -Cover Girl - lip perfection Lipstick in Embrace
lcarrie 4/16/2013 7:43:00 PM
This is an absolutely beautiful purple-y red lipstick. It's quite versatile in the sense that it can be applied lightly for a pretty berry stain, or worn full-force for an electric plum look! I really enjoy wearing it out because it's very long-wearing. Even after a night of eating and drinking, it stayed put for me, which is awesome considering I hate having to re-apply all night. The consistency is smooth and glides on nicely, and the product doesn't dry out my lips. All-in-all I love it and would definitely repurchase!
There is a lot of hype surrounding this lipstick, and all for good reasons. I find that it's very versatile. On me, applied full force, it looks like straight up vivid purple. When blotted, the pink tones really come out and it looks like a bright mauvey color. For work, I use a very light touch for a soft plummy pink look. Formula-wise, it's very creamy, comfortable, and long-wearing. LOVE it.
This polish is, as the name suggests, a gorgeous peacock blue. In some lights it looks like a hunter green, and in others it appears more blue. I love teals and this is one of the most beloved in my collection because it practically applies itself. One thin coat for opacity and you're good to go. The packaging looks sleek and stores nicely. It also serves as a nice base for layering polishes such as Essie Shine of the Times, Pure Ice Heartbreaker, and China Glaze Fairy Dust.
This is my absolute favorite polish right now. It was difficult for me to hunt down because it was sold out at most stores, but I'm very happy to have gotten my hands on it. Everything about it is amazing: the color, the formula, and the price point. Color-wise, it's a gorgeous steel blue that is unique to my collection. It's a pretty neutral color that seems to go with everything in my wardrobe. In terms of formula, I did experience a bit of cuticle flooding, but one coat is all you need for opacity. Dry time is rather fast and I'm on my third day of wear with minor tipwear. And the fact that I got this polish for only 2 bucks makes me love it that much more.
This color is what I wanted Essie Sew Psyched to look like on me. I have cool-toned skin and Sew Psyched was far too warm. This dusty pewter-green creme polish is much more flattering. It's neutral but still interesting - my favorite kind of polish. Excellent formula and wear-time, as well.
This is one of those products that makes your lips more chapped than they were before you used it. It offers temporary relief, but then dries your lips out, forcing you to constantly reapply. I used this product for YEARS and always had the driest lips out of anyone, never realizing that this lip balm was the culprit (oh it's ~natural~ so how bad can it be?). Now that I've stopped using it, my lips are significantly more hydrated.
I'm not a big lipstick person, but I really love this product. It really brightens up my face and adds a look of health to my pasty countenance. So if you're translucently white and cool-toned like me, you might like this. I'd describe this as a mid-toned mauvey pink color. There are definite purple undertones, which are understandably not everyone's cup of tea. It feels very creamy, similar to NYX's Round Tube lippies if you've familiar with that texture. Lasting power is a few hours. I took off one star because I can't stand the smell. I did everything to get rid of the scent--put it in the fridge, aired it out without the cap for a few days--but alas, it lingers.
There are multiple versions of this product floating around. The differing ingredients lists are a testament to this. I've owned three tubes of this lipstick (I lost the first one :() and they've all been very different. The first one - which I'm pictured wearing in pic 9 out of 13 - is more of a mauvey pink, and is scented. Another one I have is a bright pink and unscented. The other one that I have is more of a browny pink and does have a scent. These discrepancies may explain the mixed reviews. My favorite version is the bright pink. It's a nice MLBB shade, brightens up my face, and makes my teeth look whiter. Very natural looking and good for everyday wear.
I hate to bring the reviews down for this product, but it really didn't work for me. I wanted to love it because it's a.) it's dirt cheap, b.) I love the ease of automatic eyeliner, and c.) the blackened brown color is perfect for my complexion. However, for me, the product smudged...a lot. I don't have particularly oily eyelids either. I wore it on my upper eyelid and within a few hours it transferred to my undereye area. I wore it to go out and every time I went to the bathroom, I had to remove more product from under my eyes until there was no product even left! If you're looking for a similar product for a similar price, I'd recommend Ulta automatic eyeliner in black/brown.
I've been using Revlon Colorstay automatic eyeliner for years and I hold every eyeliner to that standard. For me and my eyelids of average oiliness, this performs just as well for a fraction of the price (if on sale, which they often are. I got mine 3 for $9 and the cashier generously gave me a 20% off coupon, so it was 7 bucks for 3 eyeliners!). I got it in black/brown, which, if you're wondering, is just a smidge lighter than Revlon Colorstay in black/brown, but the color payoff is comparable. They're both nicely pigmented. There are a lot of other really fun colors; blue teal, olive, and raisin, just to name a few. I would have picked them up, but I wanted something very natural looking that I could wear to work everyday. Anyway, my criteria for an eyeliner is that I want it to last all day - which for me is basically 8 AM to 8 PM - without smudging or fading. I don't want to have to worry about it after applying it. This does the trick. My sister, who rarely notices these things, actually complimented me on my eye make-up, and this was the only thing I was wearing aside from mascara. Overall, it's dirt cheap, lasts all day, and comes in awesome colors... what's not to love?
Also, I've noticed that a lot of the negative reviews on this page are by people mistakenly reviewing the Ulta *pencil* liner. This is a review for the automatic liner.
I have approximately a zillion taupe eyeshadows (alright, perhaps I'm exaggerating *just* a bit) of varying prices and this is the one I reach for the most. I think that's because it's the most flattering on my cool toned skin. The staying power is great with a primer and I love the silver shimmer - it's pretty but not over-the-top. For me, this is a very versatile color; I like to wear it in the crease, just in the outer V, and/or as an all-over wash. Really great for a smokey eye or a neutral eye, depending on what you're going for. The only downside is that it's a little crumby, but that problem can be easily solved by tapping the excess. All-in-all it's a nifty product and I would definitely repurchase.
I really like using this product as a lip brush. Even though it's designed as a concealer brush, I actually prefer it to some other lip brushes because it's smaller than a lot of them. I find that the small, firm bristles are excellent at getting in the little crevices in my lips and at the corner of my mouth, ensuring a really clean, crisp application. It allows me to really work my lipstick into my lips, which greatly lengthens its staying power. I took off one star because the bristles are pretty firm and I don't care if I'm using this on my lips, undereyes, or cheeks-- I don't want to use a product that feels rough on my skin. But only once in awhile do I wear bold lipstick that necessitates a lip brush, so it doesn't bother me too much. If it was softer, it would be perfect!
I am absolutely thrilled with this product! Thank you MUA for letting me know about it. This lipstick is a cool-toned red that's a little on the berry side, a little on the brick red side. I like to build it up to make it opaque. The formula is creamy and, like the name implies, moisturizing, which is fantastic for someone like me who has dry skin. With my fair skin and dark hair, I think it looks very flattering, and I think that it would look great on a variety of different skin tones. Some people have complained about the staying power, but if you blot with a tissue and then reapply, it lasts several hours. And of course, things like lip liner and lip brushes can help too. What I love about this product is that it's highly versatile and wearable. It's bold but still completely appropriate for daytime. For 93 cents it's an absolute steal!