Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - 144-Piece Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette
meowloryp 6/15/2012 12:57:00 PM
I ordered this only at a sale price of $15. Worth every penny! And I usually stick to my MAC and Urban Decay shadows, so that's saying a lot. Pros: Moderately pigmented- within two swipes of the shadow it applied as vividly as it appeared inside the palette Long-lasting (sans primer) Great range of color/shades Cons: Not the best packaging, the lid felt wobbly. But at least within the 2 weeks that I've owned it nothing are cracked or broken on the case. Overall: Impressive. I would definitely buy this again when I run out
My nude-lip workhorse! Almost a complete dupe for MAC's Shy Girl (*Color-wise* only, has a matte finish, whereas Shy Girl is a cremesheen). I love this for my early mornings at uni. All you need is a classic winged eye and a fresh face to really take advantage of this beautiful nude. I'm a NC44 for reference. I think that anybody can wear this color, though. And at this price point I am DEFINITELY stocking some backups in my collection.
It's my HG for subtle, pretty, everyday lips! I'm an NC44 and this shade looks like "my lips, but better". I feel that I look professional at work with this, and that I also look casual and natural enough to run errands or grab lunch. I don't even need a balm or lip conditioner with this since it's a cremesheen! A must have if you're an NC40-44.
Mascara -E.L.F. - Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara
meowloryp 6/9/2012 12:33:00 AM
I use this daily over MAC's Espresso powder on my eyebrows. It sets and grooms my brows very well. The price just can't be beat. BONUS: Since it's soooo cheap, I bought an extra to toss in my gym bag for a nice polished touch on my lashes and brows when I don't want a face full of makeup!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
meowloryp 9/19/2011 11:11:00 AM
Love this, love, love , love! It makes my shadows and liners last all day and it also makes the colors I use on my eyes more powerful and rich. I live in the south AND by the beach, so I needed a primer that would keep up with the crazy humidity here. This has never let me down and I've used it for years.
I recently purchased a MAC 263 eyeliner brush and I wanted to try it out, but wasn't ready to fork over more for fluidline just yet. I really like this e.l.f. eyeliner and the packaging is cute. I think it's a bit too opaque and I find my self using at least 2 coats to get the blackest black winged look that I like. But, given it was only $3, I'm not complaining. Can't say anything much about the brush it came with (since I obv didn't use it) but that it looked way too tiny to be comfortable. I still think I will buy fluidline from MAC, but I like to have this little pot as a back up in my make up stash.
When I don't feel like applying false eyelashes, I reach for this product! Super easy to apply and it lasts all day. I think the 'magic' of the product lies in the primer. The mascara, I feel, is good- but not excellent. I'd buy this again because it's at a good price, and works very well. Ideally, I'd like to purchase the primer separately, though!
Treatments -Ponds - Clarant B3- Normal to Dry skin
meowloryp 9/19/2011 10:38:00 AM
Faded ALL of my dark spots in 1 week!!! I love this and can't believe something so cheap could work wonders. I only buy the travel size ($1.49 USD) because I like to keep in it my cosmetic bag. I use it every morning as a moisturizer and since it leaves my face slightly matte/dewy to the touch, it works wonderfully as a foundation primer!
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Shimmering Nudes Palette
meowloryp 9/19/2011 10:20:00 AM
I use this palette EVERYDAY! Perfect colors for all skin types to achieve a look anywhere from 'natural', to 'nighttime'. I keep this in my purse to turn my daytime look into a going-out look after work. I prefer to use my MAC 275 (primarily) and my MAC 316 (for definition) instead of the brush it came with.
The price is UNREAL for the quality of the product. I paid $9 USD for this at Target. I have very dry skin and I purchased this in Combination/Oily Skin; It works wonders for my skin type. It's very lightweight and when applied with my MAC 187 Stippling brush, my skin looks completely airbrushed. As I have very few imperfections on my skin, a little product goes a long way for me, but when needed, I can build up layers without looking "cakey".The only improvement I'd like to see would be for a pump to be added. To get the product on my brush, I tilt the bottle until it's *about* to pour out, and then lightly dip the bristles of my brush.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
meowloryp 9/18/2011 6:28:00 PM
LOVE this brush. My HG for sure. It makes my face look airbrushed! I can use cheap Revlon foundation and get amazing results otherwise unattainable. HIGHLY recommend to all because it's worth the price.I like that it gives me the option to layer my makeup as thin or thick as I need it all without coming near that "caked-up-face" look. Who would like that? Please buy, you won't regret it!
I really like this brush. I use it around my eyes and to really coverup more troubling spots with liquid foundation. I prefer my MAC 187 Duo Fibre brush to apply my liquid foundation on my entire face and use the 190 to pretty much fine-tune. It's incredibly soft, too!