I love this, but hardly ever wear it because I'm kinda shy about my lid colors, lol. However, if you really want to bring out the green in it, I highly recommend trying BareMinerals Prime Time in Racing Green underneath. It is amazing.
Bummer for the reviewer below. I personally really like this color. It isn't my favorite of all time, but it's very nice. It is a medium rosy pink on me and I get about 2 hours wear without eating or drinking. I don't have really pigmented lips so the color shows up very well on me. It is a little bit deeper than Boy for reference, but still very brightening and pretty. So far, this is my favorite color of the RC Shine line. Will continue to buy more in other colors, but may buy this in the future.
Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
live4rn 8/16/2011 6:10:00 PM
Feels nice, but is ridiculously expensive and doesn't do anything to improve the appearance or lasting power of my makeup. I agree that it feels really silky, but the pump dispenser "shoots out" too much product each time. It is nearly impossible to control it. I don't get the hype. I much prefer Amazing Cosmetics Anti-Aging Primer over this stuff. Good thing I only bought the sample sized bottle.
I have to give these a 1 until I figure out how to use them. If anyone using these sees my post and can send me a message about how to use them, I will gladly update my review! :) I have 4 of the large ones and I have tried all methods from 1 by itself, to 2 together and all the way up to all 4 at once. My hair doesn't hold at all. It doesn't even secure them temporarily. I put them in, my hair comes unraveled and it's over just like that. My hair is about 3 inches below my shoulders and very dense (not thick, as I have been told my individual hairs are "fine" but A LOT of them). Someone please help me! Thank you, thank you! :) EDIT 8/9/11: An MUAer was kind enough to send me a message with some suggestions. I like doing casual buns for work at the hospital and did this: Pulled my hair back as if to do a pony, then wrapped it around itself into a little bun. I inserted the 1st spin pin at the "base" of the bun, where it sits against my head. I made sure to twist in a bit of the hair outside the bun along with about 1/2 thickness of the bun hair. This secured it to my head relatively well. Then I twisted a 2nd pin up from the bottom, this time not focusing on securing to my head but only to secure the "body" of the bun in place. This method worked and it held my bun in place for about 10 hours until I had to take it down and redo. I can see how these would be great for certain hair types, but I don't think I have ideal hair for them. They are OK, but like another reviewer said, nothing I can't do with a few bobby pins and an elastic.
No, no, no. NYX Black blows this out of the water for me. No comparison at all. Luckily I don't wear black that often and returned this one long ago. There are many positive reviews on this so apparently it works for some, but I recommend picking up NYX Black 1st for only a fraction of the cost. It is a smooth texture and goes on much blacker.
UPDATE: It seems that some people have MAJOR reactions to this cream. I can only imagine there is something in it that causes bad allergies in some. In light of this, it would be a good idea to do a patch test on a small area and buy from a retailer that accepts used returns. Although I have not had any bad reaction, or burning or itching or anything, my SO tried it and it burned his arms horribly! I will continue to use because it is the best thing I've discovered for my KP. ORIGINAL REVIEW: Surprised at the negatives! I LOVE this stuff. I admit my KP (mostly on arms) is in the moderate range, not extreme at all, but still I've tried many other things and nothing else has worked. I saw a difference in 3 applications with this cream, seriously!! It helps mostly with the bumps, but it doesn't really help with the redness. I apply about a 1/2 squeeze (maybe a dime size?) per arm. I plan on trying the KP scrub too as I've heard amazing things, but this cream is certainly a keeper and I will buy it over and over again! You need to be sure to either keep the area covered or apply a very good sunscreen because there are ingredients that will cause photosensitivity. There is no cure for KP that I know of, but this cream is definitely helping me to manage mine.
I'm surprised no one took off a lippie for staying power! I have to do it, and it is really my only complaint (besides price of course). On me, this is a sheer tawny/peachy color. I love the texture, the color, the smell/taste and everything about this lipstick besides the staying power. It literally lasts 1 hour on me if I'm lucky. It won't discourage me from buying again, but I know what I'm getting going into it lol.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - 8-pan Palette "Comfort Zone"
live4rn 7/7/2011 11:21:00 AM
NOTE: The far upper right shade (light taupe) is a dead on dupe for MAC Dalliance on me - if you missed that in Peacocky check it out in this pallette!!! :) This is great as far the definition of "great" shadows goes...very pigmented, very blendable/buildable, beautiful colors, inexpensive, but for some reason I never use it. I think I just have too much in my stash and I do find myself to be a makeup snob so I will reach for MAC and Chanel before I reach for this. May swap it to be sure it gets the love it deserves, but I'm afraid it will crumble in transit (the shadows are VERY soft!). I really dislike the darkest shades (the define shades as presented by WnW). On me, they are indistinguishable from just black and that spells poor quality to me. I do like the light green, the rust, the light taupe and the cream shades the most.
Very nice, but DAMN this is expensive. Just picked this up yesterday with the matching nail color. I believe it was released with the Fall 2011 collection? Anyway, I tried hard not to like this and I've been trying to talk myself out of keeping it since I got it home but I don't think I can, lol. I see this being a staple in my lipstick collection as it will likely go with anything. I already envision myself wearing it with no or minimal eye makeup or full on eye with greens, browns, taupes, etc. I put yes for repurchase but I'm not sure yet.
Like the reviewer below, I had trouble getting this to work for me. I don't have overly pigmented lids though. It just seemed much more sparkly than I'm personally comfortable with. I tried with many different brushes, many different bases/primers, etc. but couldn't get it to work. I ended up returning mine. Such a shame, because it is gorgeous in pan! :(
I have this in the original holo version and it an all-time fave HG shade for me! Wish they would re-promote!!!
Eye Shadow -MAC - Bloggers Obsession Jealousy Wakes
live4rn 7/5/2011 10:16:00 PM
Agree with the reviewer below - this one's a winner in my book. I don't get all of the negativity on MUA concerning JW, but whatever. It IS pigmented, it IS a very special complex green and it IS easy to work with. It isn't easily dupable at all. I don't think it's worth outrageous prices on eBay unless you feel like you have to have it, but it is fully worth the $14.50 retail and more. I know I have paid crazy prices for a couple makeup items in the past, LOL. Anyway, I would advise anyone thinking of getting this in the restock to go to google and check out the looks and reviews of it out there. Seems to be much more balanced feedback overall. NOTE: Photo above belongs to Temptalia: http://www.temptalia.com/mac-bloggers-obsessions-eyeshadows-swatches-photos
I have to say, I agree with a lot of what the reviewer below me stated. This blush didn't really work for me, although I have seen it look beautiful on others. I like The Balm Hot Mama muuuuuccchhh better for a shimmery peachy pink glow, but that one is not full on GLITTER like I felt this was. Check it out if Orgasm doesn't work for you - it is buttery soft, very pigmented, and very long lasting. Overall, this was just "ok" for me, I swapped it away and would never buy it again.
I've been using this for a little over 2 years. Love it, love it, love it. But I must say the texture is very different from the other Tarte blushes I've used (I own Tipsy, Blushing Bride, Bronze Goddess, Dollface, etc., etc., lol). This is an HG peach for me. Not too sparkly or overdone, perfectly work appropriate and long lasting. It is amazing on my neutral-leaning-warm fair skin. Try it - it's super cheap on eBay and other resellers now!
*That's my pic of my toes, hehe* This is right after I finished, before I was able to do any clean up around the edges. Hmmm...I don't think Crackle or Shatter work for me in general. Or perhaps I'm just not applying correctly. Who knows. Anyway, I was surprised to find that the formula of the CG Lightning Bolt actually worked better than OPI Black Shatter. In fact, I think I'm the only person that is true for based on all of the reviews I've been reading lol. This is not my favorite look but it is cute and different. I cannot see myself using this on my fingernails because I like "neat looking" nails, but I will definitely wear it over different colors on my toenails. In the photo above, I'm wearing a single thin layer of Lightning Bolt over CG Shower Together. I'll probably use this up but I would not repurchase.