I received this in one of my Birchboxes and have since fallen in love with it. I don't normally like bronzers because I am pale and I find that they tend to look really unnatural on me, but this is an exception. I don't use it as a primer (I don't really understand how that would work honestly, if you put any kind of foundation on after.) Instead, I use it after I apply BB cream to give my face and all-over, natural glow. It works really well, doesn't slip off my face, and doesn't break me out. It is shimmery, but I notice it more on my hands after I apply it than on my face. Plus, I don't mind a little shimmer in the summer. When this runs out I will definitely repurchase it.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
pandaspear 1/2/2012 4:26:00 PM
I have these in Smog, Perversion and Sabbath. I love them, even though they are on the pricey side! The color selection is awesome, they are easy to apply and they wear without fading for a long time. I have noticed a light amount of flaking with Perversion, but nothing that is truly terrible. Smog is a really great color for a more understated liner. It's a brown with some shimmer that doesn't overwhelm. Sabbath is my favorite color out of the three. It's a deep navy blue (matte) that makes a great cat eye color. Perversion is your basic deep black and works for a really classic look. These are very easy to apply (I'm pretty clumsy and don't have trouble with these.) The only complaint I have is that there is a lot less product than you would think. The product is located in the short part of the package, so you don't get a lot.
I got this blush in the color "Plum Wine". It has a weird consistency but I do like the color and feel like it blends flawlessly into my skin, giving me the perfect plum flush. I haven't really tested how long this lasts, but I did wear it to work and didn't feel like I looked totally blah by the end of the day. I think the packaging on this is pretty cheap, but it is a drugstore product. It's not as substantial as the Dream Mousse Blush (which I love!). The only reason I wouldn't buy this again is because there are so many blushes to try, I don't often buy the same one twice.
I didn't really love this at first, but after I used it for a month or so I found that it is the only foundation type product I own that really makes my skin look flawless. It smooths into my skin so well and helps to hide blemishes, without being too thick or looking flaky. It's wonderfully moisturizing and it doesn't break me out at all. The color works really well for me, but since it only comes in one shade, it may not work for others. I love the packaging because it is compact and easy to use. I would definitely buy this again!
Blush -New York Color - Blushable Creme Stick [DISCONTINUED]
pandaspear 9/26/2011 2:04:00 AM
I love love love this blush! I have it in the color "Big Apple Blush." It's a deep, rosy pink that blends out to a nice rose finish. It's easy to blend with your fingers, so it's great for quick makeup or putting in your travel bag. I like the packaging because it's slim and stands upright. The blush comes out when you twist it and there's quite a bit of product. I imagine it will last me a really long time. However, it is a cream product so it won't last as long as a powder. Overall I really love this blush.
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Liplicious Bitten and Smitten
pandaspear 9/26/2011 1:58:00 AM
I love the smell/taste of this lipgloss. It smells exactly like how caramel apples taste. It's essentially a white, shimmer gloss with a very faint pink tint. I love the package because graphic on the front mixes elegance and spooky. The only problem I have with this gloss is that it's quite sticky. However, because of the thickness of the formula it does last a long time. My lips feel nice and moisturized after I wear this all day.
Probably the worst eyeliner I've ever used. It was difficult to apply because of the density of the product and the type of brush that came with it. Product gooped onto the end of the brush and didn't distribute evenly on my lids. It took forever to dry and, even after over an hour of wearing it, it still smudged on my upper eyelid. I'll stick to my Stila Smudge Pots and MAC 266 brush for eyeliner.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational - Peachy Scene
pandaspear 4/3/2010 1:14:00 AM
This color reminds me a lot of MAC's Fresh Salmon. It's a nice coral-y pink color. For a drugstore lipstick it's great. If you missed out on Fresh Salmon, I would pick this up.
Lipstick -Mary Kay - Signature Series in Paradise Pink
pandaspear 4/3/2010 1:08:00 AM
This is the perfect pink for me! The only annoying thing is the smell. It's kind of waxy.
Lipstick -Mary Kay - Signature Cream Lipstick in Frosted Rose
pandaspear 4/3/2010 1:07:00 AM
This is a beautiful warm rose lipstick that looks sophisticated with a neutral eye look. I think this is a fairly unusual color, I haven't seen a dupe from MAC. The only things I don't like about this lipstick is that it smells kind of waxy and dries out my lips.
I think this is a nice product. My biggest problem with my lips is that they get really dry and flaky. I used to put a chapstick on before my lipstick but it ended up making the lipstick slide around. This is a good alternative. It moisturizers my lips and fills in the fine lines so that the lipstick color goes on smooth. My only problem with this product is the smell. Unlike MAC lipsticks (which smell like cupcakes) this smells kind of chemically, yuck. It's not so strong that I won't wear it, but it is definitely a turn off.
Lip Gloss -Korres - Cherry Full Colour Gloss in 11 Light Pink
pandaspear 4/3/2010 12:58:00 AM
I love this lip gloss. It smells great, like fresh cherries and has a nice soft pink color. When you put it on the pigmentation isn't great, but this is a good gloss to put over lipstick because it doesn't overpower it. It's also moisturizing and I don't need to reapply often. The main selling point for me with this gloss is the smell, sometimes I open it just to smell it!
Lip Gloss -Korres - Cherry Full Lip Gloss in Beige Pink 32
pandaspear 4/3/2010 12:54:00 AM
I love how this product smells and the color but that is about all I like. The glitter in it is so chunky that it grinds my lips and feels like sand. It also looks way too sparkly. Will not buy again.
Way way better than Lavender Wind! I don't know why everyone isn't raving about this one instead. This is a bright fuchsia with blue sparkles. The shimmer is so awesome that it almost looks holographic. If you want a really fun lipglass that you won't find anywhere else, get this!
Honestly, I don't see what everyone loves about this lipglass. It's a sheer purple with shimmer. When you put it on your lips it doesn't look purple and really isn't all that striking. When I first got it I hardly wore it at all because it felt pretty plain and I have other lipglasses that I like more. However, lately I've been wearing it over MAC's Fabby lipstick and it looks nice. This is a decent lipglass but nothing to worry about if you missed it.