It's kind of expensive for what it is. It's definitely very glamorous and moisturizing. I like how pigmented the color is (even though the color I own is neutral pink). The applicator helps control how much you want on, but I found to be somewhat thick. I would have these glumps of gloss, which required a lip pencil to even out. It didn't last very long.
It's a creamy pale pink with a faint shimmer - very Barbie. If I apply it with a light hand, it doesn't look that bad. However, it looks awful when I layer it up. I think it's because I have no pink undertones and am neutral.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational Vivids - Electric Orange
mararum 5/3/2013 3:43:00 PM
Pros: it's a true orange. It was easy to work to with. You can increase the intensity with a few swipes. It was moisturizing. Cons: It didn't apply evenly. I could see my true lip color even with one heavy swipe. I don't think it lasted very long. The color traveled. It didn't stay put. I thought it worked better when I mixed the orange as a gradient.
I was very tempted to give this a lower rating. The colors are very sparky, and there was an insane amount of fall out. Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy helped somewhat. The colors lasted for a few hours but not as long as my Naked palette. Also, I thought they weren't as smooth and easy to work with.
Lip Liners -NYX - Jumbo Lip Pencil - Soft Fuschia 721
mararum 5/3/2013 3:28:00 PM
I would say it's pink with brown undertones. It's not exactly suitable for summer, but it's very, very neutral. I liked how easy it was work with. The color applied smoothly and did not feather. It's fairly moisturizing and creamy - but not overly so as to be uncomfortable. I've had this for a year, and it hasn't gone bad (which I found to be a problem with the other products I brought from NYX). There's no smell. The packaging's not that great, but it's definitely serviceable.
Lips -Maybelline - Color Whisper in Mad for Magenta
mararum 5/3/2013 3:20:00 PM
I really loved this. The color was opaque with one swipe. It stained my lips. The smell's not as awful as the Vivids. I liked how it was fairly moisturizing though there was a faint taint of alcohol. I liked how light it was; compared to Revlon's lip butters, it was like I wasn't wearing lipstick at all. I would say it left my lips a little dry after the color wore off. The color's fairly long lasting. I would say it lasted longer than Orange Attitude (the other Color Whisper I own).
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Whisper - Orange Attitude
mararum 5/3/2013 3:15:00 PM
If you apply with a light hand, the color's more coral than orange. It's very moisturizing and gives your lips a shiny look. It didn't stain. I thought there was a faint smell when I applied it, but it wasn't overly noticeable. I would estimate that it lasted two hours before I had to reapply. I liked how light it felt compared to Revlon's lip butters. The packaging's very convenient. The lid is supposed to match the color, but it's not exact - at least in this case. However, it's noticeable enough that you can easily find it in a sea of lipsticks.
I have lips close in color to Posh Tone and Glamour Era. Glamour Era made my lips seem fuller and shiner. I liked how moisturizing it was. It felt very light - as if I wasn't wearing lipstick at all. The packaging's neat, but I prefer the typical bullet form. I'm not entirely sure if I would re-buy this. On other hand, it was very flattering. On the other hand, I've never actually finished a lipstick. The extra premium's not necessary worth it in my case.
It's a very warm coral. I liked the creaminess. However, the color was harder to work with than the other MAC lipsticks I owned. The lipstick emphasized any lines or dryness I had (whereas that was never a problem with the amplified finishes).
I liked it. The colors lasted a long time even without primer. The colors were very pigmented but blended like a dream. I thought it was very coordinated - a range of blue with white thrown in.
The color was a nice pink. The smell was awful. The lipstick sat on my lips. It was fairly moisturizing. The problem was that it was too creamy - it melted.
From what I recalled, the other was a nice summery shade. However, the lipstick melted two months later; and I had stored it in a cool place.
The color is a watermelon red. It's warmer than MAC's Russian Red. It's fairly moisturizing. However, it tends to feather - which I found it to be a problem with all my NYXs.
There's no order in this palette; the choices remind me of an art project gone wrong. The colors are extremely sparky / frosty. I didn't like how dry they were since it made them hard to work with.
Eye Shadow -TheBalm - Shady Lady Eyeshadow Palette
mararum 5/3/2013 2:43:00 PM
This one was more coordinated than Shady Lady 3. Some of the colors from this palette didn't last very long without primer. Others were not true to pan. I had two, which barely showed up on my eyes.