I am absolutely in love. I think that this would work with any skin tone.. especially since I'm a super pale girl and even I find ways to use all of the darker shades without looking ridiculous. AMAZING. Oh, and whiskey and virgin.. I hope these both become available outside of the palette. Because they're great.
I received this as a sample and I'm very shocked by the negative comments. First of all, people said it left them feeling greasy. I have combination skin, and none of my skin was left feeling greasy. I have blackheads on my chin and it took away the rough, uneven feeling down there. I'm excited to see if it will be the first product to actually clear them away. Also, it left my skin looking radiant. Overall, I thought this was a great product. Maybe it just doesn't work for some skin types. Lucky for me, it works wonders. Oh, and yes.. kind of sandpapery. But I'm okay with sandpapery if my skin feels and looks better after the process is over. Once I'm fully done with the sample, I might go ahead and buy the full size.
This is not what I expected. It wasn't true to it's color. It was a lot lighter on my eyelids. I returned it because it was so light and blah. I was hoping for a good contouring color. The formula was good though. The blahness stayed on all day.
While the color was great, as well as the UD formula.. man there was a lot of fall out! I'm way too old to be walking around with glitter all over my cheeks! I'm not 12! And yes, I've seen the videos where they hold up a piece of paper to catch the fall out. I'm not doing that. That's just.. pushing it.
While the formula is great, the color is far from fabulous. I couldn't see it on my eyelids at all. I returned it. What a dud.
I use this every day as a highlighter. The color is such a beautiful shimmery color! It's well pigmented, it stays on all day, there is no fall out, and the color is easily picked up by the brush. I adore it! Very creamy too! I don't know though, I still prefer Smashbox eyeshadows over Urban Decay.. they feel a slight bit more smoother and I like the colors more. I'm a bit on the conservative side with eyeshadow.
Eye Makeup Remover -Clinique - Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover
nikkichristine 4/10/2010 1:44:00 AM
I was expecting a miracle in a bottle with all of the raving reviews I've heard. It takes forever to get my waterproof CLINIQUE! mascara off. You would think their OWN mascara would be removable with their own makeup remover. *UPDATE: After using this while, I realized there's a trick. I put it on with a cotton ball, let it sit for like 5-10 seconds, and THEN it removes wonderfully. This should be apart of the directions, because without doing that, this product isn't great. Now I actually like the product and I think I'll consider buying it again. I raised my rating a bit.
I know this is a premature post because I just got the product today.. but I am just so happy. I'm 22 and realized a few days ago that I'm forming my first fine lines! (Not to mention the dark circles that I've had for awhile now). I put some on tonight and VOILA! Everything is gone! My eyes are so smooth and gorgeous! However, I'll update this post in the future if the results change. I see a lot of negative reviews for this. All I gotta say is that everyone has different skin. It definitely worked for me tonight! It probably doesn't work that well on mature skin. The lady at the counter told me that this is more of a preventative product that helps out with early aging. My lines were very fine and my circles weren't that bad to begin with. Maybe it's good that I started early with this. Young ladies.. give this a try! One thing I don't like is the packaging. I got too much on my finger and then got some in my eye because there was too much on my finger. Which made my eye water a bit (No burning though, which is great). Maybe a squeeze tube with a small hole would work better.
Skincare - Face -Avon - Clearskin Professional 3 Step System
nikkichristine 2/25/2010 12:44:00 AM
I use this all the time! It keeps my skin clear without drying it out. However, during my period I still tend to break out with 2 or 3 pimples.. but it doesn't matter what face products I use, that always happens. One bad thing: It tastes bad. My boyfriend refuses to kiss me after I put it on, so I gotta load up on kisses before I use it! *UPDATE: I've been using this for a LONG time and I must say, after repeated use, if you use a good makeup brand that does not clog pores (Bare Escentuals), it works wonders! I used to get pimples during my period, now I get, at most, 1. This is the first time since I was about 10 (I'm now 22) that I've had the perfectly clear, smooth, radiant skin that I always wanted! I always have an extra set handy in case I forget to reorder before it runs out! **2nd UPDATE: You might think this is crazy.. but if your skin is feeling dull, this also seconds as an amazing mask. I wet my skin a little bit, apply a thin coat evenly and scrub scrub scrub! I let it sit for about 2 minutes and there is this awesome cooling feel. Afterwards you feel really refreshed and your skin is amazingly radiant.
This is a great product. There's one downside.. it's kind of weak colored. Sometimes I have to put a second coat on some parts. But overall, one of my favorite liquid eyeliners. I would buy it again, but I'd like to try some other brands too. *UPDATE: This has become my favorite liquid eyeliner and I always have a second one handy just in case. I absolutely adore it and it stays on all day. It is extremely easy to apply and it has a moderately good safety rating for liquid eyeliner. LOVE IT.
Eye Shadow -Smashbox - Single Eye Shadow- Smashing Wrap
nikkichristine 2/19/2010 5:16:00 PM
While I love Smashbox's eyeshadows.. I just don't like this color. It looks all right, if you're going for something bland.. but it's just so light. You can hardly see it. It stays on though...
I would buy it again, yes, but it didn't give me that much volume. Maybe I should try putting on more coats. I love how there's no clumping and my lashes are nice and separate. *UPDATE: If you apply more coats, you get better volume. I absolutely adore it and will most definitely buy it again. I use it every day.
I absolutely adore this lipstick! I wear it every single day. When it first came out, I saw pictures of her wearing it, and I wasn't a fan of what it looked like. Then I saw her on Good Morning America and it looked different because she wasn't wearing any crazy lipliner or anything. Maybe just some gloss over top. But yeah, this color is amazing and it makes me sad that it's going to be discontinued after a year!
Lipstick -Maybelline - Moisture Extreme - Born With It [DISCONTINUED]
nikkichristine 1/16/2010 10:35:00 PM
I adore the color! It goes very well with my light skin, without being too dark or too light. An issue with fair skinned girls is finding a lipstick that doesn't look non-existent or doesn't make you look like a clown. This is a happy middle! I only wore it once and I was concerned that it wouldn't last because it's filled with moisture to the point where it feels like gloss. So far it has lasted fine, I'll edit this if I find out otherwise.
Eyeliner -Avon - Eyewriter liquid eyeliner in Beaming Bronze
nikkichristine 1/15/2010 8:49:00 PM
Stays on all day, great color, great wand that provides very easy application and a thin line. I have bought this many times, and I never regret it!