Haha, like the last reviewer I have this shadow in "Panic", and it's an AWESOME inner corner highlight. I'll also put a tiny tiny bit on my cheekbones for highlight, and it's beautiful. Great pigmentation, sometimes annoying to work with though because it's a loose powder and is prone to spilling all over the place.
It seems like it's impossible to get any product on your lashes, first of all, and second of all, the product isn't really worth putting on your lashes if you're hoping to get a beautiful, lengthening, dramatic effect. It doesn't hold a curl, it barely shows up on your lashes even after a billion coats, but it does separate your lashes nicely. Too bad you can't see them. This mascara might be nice for someone who's going for a very natural "I'm not wearing makeup" look. Will not repurchase.
Maybe my cleanser is different, because I don't detect any strong, unpleasant scent from mine. Anyway, this cleanser works extremely well and is a great value! It comes in a very convenient spray bottle which allows you to easily get the right amount of product on your brushes without waste. I used it on some of my dirtiest brushes, and the makeup came out with very little scrubbing. It dries very quickly (less than 3 minutes, depending on the size/density of the brush) allowing you to use the same brush in the same makeup application. We all need a cheap way to keep things sanitary in this economy and flu season. Will definitely repurchase over MAC's (no spray bottle, more expensive) brush cleanser.
This is a very nice pressed powder, I would say it's comparable to Benefit's Hello Flawless, which I love. It has a nice, soft consistency, buildable coverage, and great packaging (except it comes with a powder puff, not a sponge, unlike Hello Flawless). This really should be used with a sponge, not a brush, just like Hello Flawless. With a sponge, it applies very smoothly and evenly. My one frustration with it is the color selection. I am VERY fair skinned (Ivory in Revlon Colorstay suits my skin almost perfectly), so I got the lightest shade, porcelain. This shade is too tan for me, oh, and the picture on the website matches the color very well, at least for this shade. Come out with a lighter shade ELF! I'll give you another lippie or two! EDIT: I found good use for this to warm up my complexion by using it as a setting powder. I can't tell if it does much in terms of controlling oiliness, but it's lovely upon application. It has a nice finish. +1 lippie!
Just got this yesterday, but it's already my favorite blush. It gives a beautiful flush of color on the cheeks, especially on fair skin. When I wear it, it looks like I've been out in the cold for a few minutes. Great creamy texture, great color, great staying power (especially when layered with a powder blush), oh, and it's MATTE! No crazy sparkles on my cheeks, but if I do want a litte shine I'll put covergirl's blush in natural on over it. It's a little pricey for drugstore, about $8-$10, but I'll just wait for a BOGO to get it again. :)
I saw that this product only has a 4.0 rating, and it deserves higher. Therefore, here I am doing this review. When you use this mask, you can feel it pulling the oil and the impurities out of your skin. You can even see it! If you look closely, you'll see little brownish dots around your pores. Your skin feels so CLEAN after you use this, and you can use it as spot treatment! To do that, you put a fairly thick amount on a pimple and leave it for 10-15 min, just as you normally would. Then wash it off with warm water. It will dry up your pimples, and you can see a visible difference after you wash it off. Hooray for Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque!
Misc Beauty Tools -New York Color - Eyelash Curler
lectora 10/3/2009 10:33:00 PM
This curler gets the job done, and the curls last (with a good mascara). You have to replace the sponge every month or so though, because the metal will create a divet in the sponge that can get sticky and pull out lashes. I've seen essence of beauty sell replacement sponges at cvs.
UPDATED: I got UDPP, and now I see that ELF's primer is not that great. It's an okay primer, it makes your shadows stand out a little more, last a little longer, crease a little less, but only by a little. I've noticed my shadow will still "travel" with this on, though not as much as if I didn't use a primer. Also, this primer isn't as thick as UDPP. Eh, you get what you pay for. Won't be repurchasing, if I did want to buy another eyeshadow primer from ELF, I'd get the $1 one (not that I've tried it, I'd just save 2 bucks).
This is the best foundation I've ever used. It goes on really quickly and easily and covers up all your imperfections very well. It looks very natural (unless you really cake it on) and has a nice, matte finish. It's not effective unless you use the sponge though, the brush that's included isn't very good and the product doesn't go on well unless the sponge is used. The downsides: -Very pricey ($34) -Only 6 colors available -It runs out fairly quickly