Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood
misskittycharms 2/1/2011 6:26:00 AM
i have not purchased this product. i do, however, work for benefit... and always, ALWAYS recommend the porefessional over this. hard to apply, pills when dragged, tugs the skin and the tin is a nightmare to open with freshly moisturised hands. it does feel heavy on the skin as well, only seems to work alone or under makeup and contains vitamin c, which my counter manager (also a licensed dermatologist) told me is actually a stimulant when ON the skin, which causes breakouts! yuck. +2 points for feeling nice though
stupid. i work for benefit and the only time i would show this to anyone is if they asked! works well to erase the lip colour though it doesn't even plump as far as i can tell & is quite tacky. oh well, came in handy when a girl asked me for assistance in zombie makeup.
THIS IS A REVIEW FOR BOTH THE LOOSE AND PRESSED SHADOWS! i'm a biiiiiiig fan of sugarpill! bright punchy colours, a hell of a lot of product, and a pink with green accents- i'm in love!! these go on smoothly and blend super nicely however they don't last the longest on my lids, eventually disappearing even if i use a primer. the containers also tend to spill a bit and aren't completely shut when you think they are, but for the quality and the price, i'll gladly put up with it. i love the chromalusts, but the pressed ones are my favourite- get on those first! the pressed ones, oh my god. these shadows are after every spare square cm in my makeup kit. they are SO bright and vibrant and last forever, even without a primer! i have all of them except the black and they are all amazing, except poison plum is a little chalkier than the rest. but still! here's swatches of the sugarpill products i have. top w/o primer, bottom with. flamepoint/buttercupcake/love+/poison plum/midori afterparty/dollipop/tako lumi/decora/absinthe
got the little sample size in justine case and i actually like this. works wonders when i've pulled an all nighter or have been crying and makes me look wide awake, although isnt that what ooh la lift is supposed to do? whatever, it works! even though i tear up a little when i first apply its all good when i pat it in. niiiiice
Price and Packaging are 3's because I rec'd this as a sample with my order. As a fan of AL's eyeshadows, I tore gleefully into the little sample baggie of shesaknockout, slapped it on and looked fabulous. Like ate a lemon an hour ago, or something. Cute, red tinted lips and the formula was nice and creamy. So why the 2? It looked nice, but after a while it didn't feel nice. it started feeling like eating a lemon and lets my lips feeling tingly, raw, and actually a little bit dry. Glad i didn't drop the money for a full tube of this stuff, not a fan.
EDITED 11 OCT 2010: the magic dusts have since been reformulated and shades have changed. they are no longer dupes for TKB trading mica and are, indeed, a new unique formula. review, swatches and comparisions at the blog post here: http://misskittycharms.blogspot.com/2010/09/lime-crime-makeup-review-swatches-of.html ORIGINAL POST: i'm one of those people that actually love lime crime and looking at the reviews, i'm in the minority! for me, it stays on well [esp. wet/over a primer] and lasts longer than another mineral makeup brand i've tried. the colours are pigmented and i don't experience much fallout. i have to admit i did have problems with the old packaging because the lids didn't screw on right, but since they've changed it it's much better. the sifters come with stickers, the lids now screw on right and there's a readable label with the colour on the bottom. i am a return customer and plan to get all the colours. if you're one of those pointing the repackaging finger at xenia, it's not your money i'm spending!
Primer/ Corrector -Napoleon Perdis - Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer
misskittycharms 11/25/2009 9:45:00 PM
I got a sample of this at the NP counter so I can't comment on the packaging or the price, but i can comment on the actual primer. Didn't do anything noticeable to my skin at all. It felt nice on, so i didn't give it a 1, but my foundation looked pretty much the same with or without Auto Pilot. Do not want.
i got a sleek gloss in 29a [clear] so i can't comment on the pigmentation. it comes in a test tubey kinda container with a brush applicator, which is nice and picks up a decent mout of gloss. i can cover my whole mouth in one shot. its not sticky or tacky and so far i've found its brilliant for mixing with pigments, but one downside is the smell. smells like cheap fake cherry lollies or sweet cough syrup!! i can't notice it when it's on my lips though which is good though. v. interested in trying some coloured glosses though, so will buy again and make use of my MUA discount!
i have this in 77, matte black. it's sooo smooth and pigmented and stays on for ages, at least on me. i've done some makeup for a costume party where i put massive black bars over my fce- and i mean MASSIVE- and there's only the tiniest dent in my gel liner. it'll takeme ages to use this up! <333333