Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Walking on Eggshells
lost25 3/26/2012 4:02:00 AM
At first, I totally underestimated this palette until I realized its potential. The neutral pink shade in this trio matches my lid colour completely, so if I want to go for that effortless "I was born with perfect skin look," I just conceal any blue and redness, apply the pink colour to my lids, and then define my eyes with the warm brown colour. I, of course, finish the look off with liner and mascara. I don't care for conservative make up, but sometimes you just want to wear make up that doesn't appear super "try hard". I find this palette perfect for those days.
Lipstick -Revlon - Superlustrous lipstick in Cha Cha Cherry
lost25 3/13/2012 10:34:00 PM
I'm around a NC 15 maybe even NC 10. Winter's almost ending, but my skins too pale for most of my reds. This pinky red is perfect for my ivory skin. It's more like cha cha strawberry than cha cha cherry. It doesn't come off fuchsia at all. It veers more warm than cool, but nothing predominately coral at all. Love it.
I wish they would make more lipsticks like this. You definitely don't have to re-apply like crazy with this stuff. While its not "kiss proof," it lasts a long time. The biggest downside to the line are the colours. Some of them are way too frosted. My two favourites that I picked up are Perpetual Peach, and Always Apricot.
This nail polish wore so well. Stayed strong for a week and a half. Gorgeous 'manikin hand' nude. Very chic, professional, and trendy. The only issue with this polish was the streakiness, but after two coats the streaks disappear.
I have all three: the Eye Edition, the Basic Eye Edition, and the Sparkle Eye Edition. I have to state, these are not dupes for the Urban Decay Book of Shadows. Some of the shadows are super soft while others are hard, chalky, and poorly pigmented. I loved the versitilty of the Eye Edition and the plumy fall and antique gold colours of the Basic Eye Edition. All the shadows of these two palettes were really soft. However, they were really powdery with a ton of fallout, and the sparkles in the shadows didn't show up. The Sparkle Eye Edition was horrible. All of the shadows that were hard, chalky, and poorly pigmented were in this palette. As for the packaging, I thought it was cute and convenient even though the plastic seperator annoyed me. My main gripe was there was no cover over the cream eyeshadows so the fallout from the eyeshadows would stick on them. Overall, I don't regret my purchase and I'll continue to use the palettes, but I wouldn't repurchase because of the powdery consistency of the shadows and the fallout.
I was looking for a new brush to replace my old blush brush and liking Ecotools, I bought their brush. I love this brush. It's so soft and you'll never risk over applying a blush with this. It's more rounded than a traditional blush brush, but it makes it easier to blend it into your skin with circular motions.
Even though the bristles flop if you try to swirl the brush, it does the job of stippling on liquid foundation very well. It works really well with pigmented blushes and highlight as well. Also, the bristles are as soft as the rest of the e.l.f. studio line brushes. However, this was the second e.l.f. brush thats ferrule became loose. UPDATE: I found myself liking this brush a lot more, but not for liquid foundation. It sucks for that. I love using this with pigmented bronzer and blushes. Especially during the winter when I've lost my tan.
There are plenty of overpriced eyeliners on the market right now. I loved the L'oreal Lineur Intense first, but it dries out within 3 months and had only a shockingly low 1.5 mls of product. L'oreal? How stupid do you think the customers of your products are? I definitely had nothing to lose purchasing a one dollar liquid liner. With the e.l.f. liner, the tip is sharper, the packaging sleeker, and the amount of product larger. You get 5 mls with the e.l.f. liner. I also found that the e.l.f. liner washed off as easily as with the L'oreal liner.
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Mineral Angled Blush Brush
lost25 12/7/2010 8:35:00 PM
I love this brush. It's perfect for bronzing/contouring. Since it has a lot of surface area length wise, it gives you a nice line along your cheekbone. Then just blend by sweeping the brush side to side over that line. I found width wasn't necessary with the function of this kind of brush.
I love this blush! It's not getting enough love on here. This colour is so useful. Great with nude, peach, red, or orange lipsticks. Even though the blendablity of these blushes aren't the greatest, the pigmentation of this blush was better than 'Candid Coral.' The colour is lighter, but more pigmented. I love both of the colours though.
This blush completely brightens up my face whenever I wear it. It's great for pairing with corally pink and orange lipsticks. Although they named it 'Candid Coral', it's really more of an apricot shade. Really beautiful, though. I could see it working really well on red heads and well ... anyone with fairer skin tones. As for the quality, the pigmentation was acceptable for it's price, but average. Also, the studio line blushes aren't the most blendable, but not anything you couldn't work with. I definitely recommend this blush for an e.l.f. haul.
The colour of this blush is perfect for cooler skin tones. Although its not the best shade for my colouring, it gives me a nice illusion of a healthy flush on my cheeks. My only problem with the blush is the quality. I think it could have been way more pigmented and velvetier. The pigmentation of this blush was the worse of the bunch when swatched on my hands. For the price and it's packaging, I'm not complaining. Would I buy this blush in the colour, 'Tickled Pink,' again? Probably not.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Non-Stop Eye Color -- Butternut
lost25 11/22/2010 4:26:00 PM
This was one of the few e.l.f. items that really disappointed me. The eyeshadow colours were beautiful, especially the warm brown colour, but they were so powdery and difficult to blend. The pigmentation of the darker colours are decent, but when I applied the crease colour, the lid colour rubbed off even though I applied a primer. I can use these, but it takes a lot of work to make it look decent. Plus, the longevity of these shadows aren't great either.
I bought this to pop in my purse for blush and powder touch ups. It's just as densely packed as my e.l.f. studio powder brush, but dome shaped instead. Although I like the brush and it will be handy for touch ups, I kind of wish it was less dense. It picks up a ton of powder, but I really have to work it when buffing it out. Also, I'm not crazy about the casing. It feels cheap as you open and shut it. I still really like it and will use it everytime I go out.
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Mega Shine Top Coat
lost25 11/20/2010 11:44:00 PM
I bought this for $7.50 and within 5-6 days my polish started peeling off in chunks. Sally Hansen promised 10 days of chip free nails. Well thats a lie and $7.50 in the garbage. I could've order the Seche Vite for the same price.