Only complaint is that you can't close the lid all the way, or if you try to make it tight, the square packaging doesn't line up. Other than that: fabulous go-to. If I do sloppy eyeliner, I just smooth this over a little and it evens things out. I have extremely oily lids and this has never creased on me. You can layer it. You can use as a base. Absolutely adore this. Can't beat the price.
I adore this scent. I'm a huge fan of the jasmine flower. In college, there were bushes outside my apartment with the little white star-shaped flowers. It was heavenly, and I've been searching for a perfume to replicate this ever since. As another reviewer mentioned, this isn't creamy. For me, that's a beautiful thing. It's crystal clear, reminding me of the flowers perked up after a good drenching that has also cleared the humidity.
Eye Shadow -NYX - I Dream of St. Marteen Eyeshadow Palette
muobsession 2/10/2010 9:10:00 PM
Wow, wow, wow. This is amazing. Not one dud. Even the copper color is really pretty on (my skin does lean warm). Wonderful texture (kicks up a little bit of powder but if you take it easy, it's not too bad). Not too much shimmer. The darkest color is gorgeous... I can't even think of a MAC dupe. I won't use the lightest color much because it's a little pale for my taste, but I think it'd be an excellent highlighter for those who use them.
I like this. The regular Voluminous is really messy for me to work with and smudges like crazy. I have to spend so much time wiping off the excess and then applying 100 coats to get the look to be non-clumpy. This is much easier to work with. It's a toned down, simpler version. I can see why regular (happy) Voluminous users wouldn't like it, since it doesn't provide as much oomph. But I'd rather a clean look and a product that you don't have to spend too much time on fixing.
Eye Shadow -Milani - Eyeshadow Quad 02 Sedona Sunset
muobsession 2/5/2010 7:33:00 AM
WOW! This is on clearance at CVS 75% off. I'm assuming it's being discontinued. I passed it up once, then went back for it. I knew I was risking it. It could have been a frosty mess. But it's much better than that. Lovely for a warmer neutral eye. There is one matte color (the brown), a copper with some shimmer, a peachy pink with some shimmer, and a pale yellow with some shimmer. The quality isn't amazing but it's way better than I expected... and much better than the e/s I've tried in other brands at the drugstore.
Love this lipstick. Nothing bothers me about the smell or consistency. This is like MAC Blankety with a little more pink/mauve, which is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I find the texture to be more moisturizing than MAC Blankety at first, but it does dry. Staying power is pretty. Good. I love this lipstick and will buy a backup soon.... though I don't think NYX will ever DC it... seems pretty popular.
I just bought this at Ulta and used it twice before accidentally dropping it and shattering it. So I'm going online to buy two more. It'll be my HG. It's exactly what I need. Subtle shimmer, perfect match for my NC15-20 skin. Gives a nice glow. I have to use a primer, and at the end of the day there is def. more sheen than the morning. This happens to me with all shadows (same with Shroom and Naked Lunch, etc.).
This is awesome. I lost my first one (or maybe it's in the car somewhere) so I bought another. I will buy again if I lose this one. It's small but it's amazing for tightlining, and getting a precise line, even if you want to build it up for a cat eye. I find it especially good with the cream/gel liners that tend to dry up quickly (WnW, Fluidline, HiP). It's not great with Clinique and ELF, since their consistencies are thinner.... so this brush makes to light of a line, IMO. I feel like this and the MAC 223 (or equiv) are totally different, and both staples.
I got this because I've been drooling over other smokey palettes out there, but couldn't justify the $$$ since a gray/black smokey eye is too harsh for my NC15 skin. I'm really surprised at this! Only $8, and excellent range of colors. My favorite is the peachy pink (upper left corner) and the gray color to its right. It's surprisingly small--fits in the palm of my hand. So the e/s pans are maybe 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch, if even that big. I don't know how deep they go, but looking at the packaging, there IS potential for depth. I swatched all these over a paint pot on my arm and most of the colors are wonderfully pigmented and smooth and blendable. Playing with different looks, this is the most success I've had with a smokey eye. I think it's because of the range of grays available to blend. The black is the only true matte, IMO. The rest are either satin or frost finishes. I'll try to remember to swatch and post again. Oh, and I never had any interest in the lipglosses, but I tried them briefly and they're so-so. Doesn't make or break it for me. The NYX site has good photos of this product.
I'm getting more into satin and matte colors, and this is looking very shimmery on me. Plus, it's too pink/peachy for my skin sometimes. It looks soooo much better on my friends who aren't as pale as me.
Love this color. Which the texture were slightly better (smoother), but it's very pretty. I use in the crease on my NC15-20 skin. And I absolutely LOVE putting a light wash (like Shroom) all over, then smoking out my black e/l with this color.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Trio - Egyptian Sands [DISCONTINUED]
muobsession 1/18/2010 7:22:00 AM
If you're looking for something extremely shimmery, and three good neutral shades to blend together, you've found it. But I hate it. In the store the colors didn't look that shimmery. The first color (cream), shows up too pale and chalky on me. The second color is pretty, but has such a high sheen it's blinding. The last color isn't as smooth as the second, but it's a nice muted antique gold. I can see why people like this, but it's not for me.
Eyeliner -Clinique - Brush-on Cream Liner Smoke Grey
muobsession 1/15/2010 9:20:00 AM
I swapped this. Not very pigmented. Too thin of a formula for me. Looked horrible. Didn't stay put. I liked the idea of the color (MAC doesn't have a gray Fluidline) and neither do the drugstore gel/cream liners. Oh well.
I don't have any problems with this. Maybe my expectations are low because of the price, and because I usually use gel liners, but this has been great for me. I don't expect it to last longer than a few weeks, but we'll see. Really great to keep in a backup MU bag, like in the car. Very quick and easy to use. I have it in black and coffee. Edit: I'm using this practically every day. I freaking love it. You can take your time and go over spots and nothing weird happens (like clumps, flaking, different colors/depths of color). I end up with flawless application in the end, even if I had to do some corrections during the process. I want to buy a ton of these. Final edit: OK, it's drying up after about 6 weeks. I just shake it a little to get more product.
I'm crushed. I was so excited about this I thought I loved it. Two weeks later, I see it for what it is: difficult to apply (pulls like a mo'fo' on your lid; fast to dry (but that's OK); looks cakey; and accentuates every dang wrinkle you may have. It does even out color very nicely, but using it under the eyes and inner eye area (next to the bridge of the nose) has the problems listed above. It stays put all day for me, but I haven't worn it alone (only with shadow, both HE and LE, on top). Color isn't an issue for me. It is very yellow, but I'm about NC20, so it's OK. I just look so much older and like a HAG with this on. I'm so sad, because I have super oily lids and I didn't want to go with UDPP because I've heard about the reactions. I'm either going to have to stick to my Lumene primer (which is DC'd right?), or search for a new one, maybe Too Faced?