Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipgloss - Nude Lustre
lilyflowers 11/25/2008 4:18:00 AM
Shimmery medium peachy pink lipgloss with an inoffensive scent/taste that goes on smoothly and lightly. I hardly use this at all because the color looks a little too orange on me the formula is a tad thick (I prefer thin glosses). I wouldn't repurchase, but it's overall a good lipgloss, and bonus: the packaging is really nice.
Eyeliner -New York Color - Eye Liner Pencil in 921A (Black)
lilyflowers 11/16/2008 7:13:00 PM
This is an enormous pencil, goes on softly without smudging, and is only 99 cents. The texture is smooth & doesn't pull at the skin around your eye, and the color is a true black. have I mentioned that it's only 99 cents?
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Moist Lip Wear Retro Red 308B
lilyflowers 11/16/2008 7:09:00 PM
As others have said, this is the perfect red lipstick. The color is rich and lasts long without bleeding or a weird taste. The packaging sucks, though.
I actually kind of like Great Lash, especially in this color. it's a bright blue that is royal blue in the light, even on my black lashes. the formula is a little watery, as Great Lash is prone to be, but it's still fairly easy to apply and gives some length. I'd rebuy, if just for the fun color. the fact that it's like dirt cheap helps.
This product was hugely overrated for me. The brush is fine, nothing special (I didn't think it was too big, it was actually pretty easy to use), but the formula is thick and kind of dry, clumps after 2 coats and flakes. the volume and length are decent, so I'll use up this tube but I'm going back to L'Oreal Voluminous after this.
I suck at eyeliner application and for this reason, nearly all of my liners are pencil. but this brush has kind of a stiff pointed tip, which i guess is what makes this so easy to use. the color is a true black and doesn't fade or flake. I don't find myself reaching for it all that often, but it's mostly just because I'm too lazy to spend time applying. it's really a nice liquid eyeliner.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Teal
lilyflowers 5/11/2008 1:40:00 AM
I will preface this review by noting that since this is my only cream eyeliner, there's nothing to compare it to. Anyway: the eyeliner is a rich teal, true to its name, and comes in a little glass container with a stiff brush. It's fairly easy to apply (others have mentioned that this particular color is kind of dry, but mine seems to be ok) but the color sort of fades as the day goes by. This is pricey for a drugstore product but for me, it's been worth it. the color is gorgeous!
I really, really love this. The minty taste, subtle pink tint, and perfect texture (smooth, not sticky or greasy-feeling at all) make this the best lip gloss ever. I also like that this gloss is sufficiently shiny without making my lips overly goopy and reflective. Bath and Body Works has them on sale for $2 sometimes, so it's a great product for the price.
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo
lilyflowers 2/16/2008 11:47:00 PM
I have extremely coarse, wavy hair. This shampoo is as moisturizing as its name indicates; it leaves my hair soft and smells great.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish in Celebrity Bash
lilyflowers 2/12/2008 11:05:00 PM
This is the perfect dark red. It takes 2 or 3 coats to build up, but the quality is great: super shiny, doesn't really chip. I'm very warm-toned but I think the color is neutral enough to work for anyone.
I'm pretty pale in the winter, but like a million other reviews have stated, this is way too light for a bronzer. It's not light enough to use as a highlighter, so it's just kind of a neutral powder with very slight shimmer... kind of useless, but for people with lighter skintones, it will probably work well. The texture is nice and it doesn't make me break out or anything.
This is a super dark, gorgeous shimmering eggplant purple in the bottle. But it comes out almost navy on me; it doesn't look purple until after the third coat. I'm wearing it now and it's definitely cool-toned and can look violet or navy depending on the light. It's not quite as vibrant as I'd hoped, but still pretty. I took a point off for annoying streaky application. EDIT: ugh. I'm taking another point off because the lasting power is not good at all; it chips insanely within a day of application.
Overall, it was good but not amazing. The pros: good if cutesy packaging (I don't really mind), fantastic brush, doesn't smudge or clump. I have medium length, thin lashes and this was excellent at adding length but did nothing for volume so I took a lippie off. I also noticed that this began to flake a little midday.
Lip Gloss -Neutrogena - MoistureShine Lip Soother in Glaze
lilyflowers 6/22/2006 3:09:00 PM
This is nice and tingly but comes out pretty much clear- there's seriously no pigment at all, although it looks like it should be hot pink. $7 for a basically clear gloss is too much for me.
This is a good everyday balm: a little moisture, nice texture, some shine. Not enough to be obnoxiously glossy, but a lovely dewy sheen. There's no color to be seen on my pigmented lips, which doesn't bother me at all. EDIT: Ok, i was wrong. There actually is a slight rosy reddish tint, but it's not easy to see on my lips unless they're super chapped and pale. So in conclusion, I'm raising the rating to a 5.