Brows -Bloom - Brow definer pencil-Alluringly Arched
meadowmaker 12/19/2011 12:59:00 AM
I got this half off at Sears. I actually have the medium brown. It'sa slim retractable pencil with a spoolie on the other end. I love this color. Best I've ever had and I've tried a lot. So many powders and brown pencils have a red cast to them that I don't need.This isa cool taupe/gray/brown deep enough to fill in gaps on my dark brown/black brows but not so dark as to stand out. The lead is quite thin, thinner than the Mac pencil, but firmer. No waxy feel and stays put. When it runs out I would hope to find it again for half price but I would pay full- $18.
Wish I'd seen the waterproof version of this because the only negative to me is flaking. I have the black/brown shade and for the first time I'm thickening my lashes with a product that is my color . Black can look wrong on me because I like to keep things natural. So I love the look. The flaking is minor and can only be seen on closeup inspection, but still, these days a mascara shouldn't flake.
Concealers -Nuance by Salma Hayek - Front and Center Concealer
meadowmaker 12/16/2011 7:29:00 PM
Really like this concealer. First of all I like that you can see the shade of the actual product in the packaging. I was pleased with the smoothness of application if used directly out of the tube.Texture is creamy yet matte and very easy to blend.I first got Light/Medium which is nice, warm , creamy brightener. The next shade is too orange for me but I got Deep. This is good as a cheek contour for day when a bronzer feels like too much. Not as creamy as the light one but still quite blendable.
Lip Treatments -L'Oreal - Infallible Le Rouge - Unending Kiss 112
meadowmaker 12/16/2011 6:47:00 PM
This is first and foremost an excellent pink for olive toned skin. Not too cool, not too light. Then the benefit: goes on soft and velvety, matte yet not drying. Really comfortable as it dries down, nice stain effect. You'll need to reapply after eating. But who doesn't love to do that? Another plus is this product is virtually unscented and flavorless--bravo, L'Oreal.I gave it a 3 for packaging because I don't find it pretty or cool at all. But I can live with that as long as the contents are a 5.
Great nude color for olive tone skin. wear alone for a matte look. Great as a foundation for lips to build other tints on.I like to top mine with a bit of shine---like NYC pigmented gloss.Also try it as a cream blush-surprisingly perfect.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner - Ultra Black
meadowmaker 2/26/2010 12:33:00 AM
i usually use good old fashioned cake liner but i decided i wanted something portable so i picked this up for 4 bucks. well, don't bother! the brush is extremely stiff and the liquid doesn't cover well. then, once you've got a solid line when dry it feels so sticky it's very uncomfortable. i had to keep it on all night at work and couldn't wait to get home to wash it off. i have other w 'n' w products i adore but this isn't one!
"sheer mocha". totally surpassed my expectations colorwise -- makes my lips look so fresh! used it w/a lip liner and glossed right on top of it. so the shiny edge made my lips look fuller. love the tingle -- very refreshing. on my third tube now--permanent spot in my traveling makeup bag.
So my mom said i could right a review for my lip-gloss. I have light brown hair skin is fair and i am 18 and under. i would say this is the most fantastic lip-gloss i have ever had in my whole lifetime. I would use this when i go to school or going out on a special occasion because it is very glittery and i say that it seems to make your teethe look whiter. I would recommend this lip-gloss for people that have any kind of skin tone. This because it would make any face shin like the night stars. I you have very sensitive lip's i would say to not put on too much because it is minty and the first time i put it on and it stung.
this is one of my new very favorite eye products for many reasons. The shadow color, a champagne, is perfect for my lids or as a highlighter--i absolutely love it on my brow bone. it also works on cheekbones, center of lid and inner corners. one stop shopping for highlighting for med-tone skin. only drawback, and for 4 bucks i can't complain, is the shadow stick is not securely attached to the tube. the brown creamy liner on the other end is fine but kinda thick, so hard to control marks. but it does the job with a bit of smudging and powder control. update: i now have 3 of these. the shadow end is great. the liners just never dry down so you have to fix them with powdered shadow.
Foundations -Wet 'n' Wild - Natural Wear Mineral Foundation
meadowmaker 2/22/2010 6:41:00 PM
I started my beauty product journey at Benefit and here I am at W'nW lovin life. The mineral foundation for 5 bucks at CVS is small but beautiful. As an aging girl with tan olive skin tone that's lighter in the center i have a hard time finding a foundation color that doesn't make me look like I'm wearing a mask. This lovely little jar o' powder has the right creaminess of tone I've been seeking for years. There's enough of a golden undertone that it doesn't look like someone else's skin yet in the highlight spots it reflects light so I don't look like one allover color. Add a touch of blush and contour for some real facial excellence.