Cleansers -Alpha Hydrox - White Basic Care Face Wash
rainbodragon 3/18/2010 3:32:00 PM
good basic cleanser. rinses easily, but when i use toner after, i still get traces of makeup, and it doesn't dissolve waterproof at all.
Eyeliner -Laura Geller - Baked Cake Key Lime/Deep Green Apple
rainbodragon 3/18/2010 3:27:00 PM
This one is a great medium and dark green with some shimmer. i like using the dark on upper lid and the light on the lower lashline. Love this stuff. I have 4 of them, and since i got them i have all but abandoned my pencils, cream and gel liners. i can get a soft smokey look or bold and precise depending on the brush and whether i apply wet or dry and its easy and it wears forever. my lids are super oily. i use updd plus a 2nd base plus a coat of neutral shadow and when i get home my shadow is creased and 3/4 gone, but the liner is STILL THERE! even when used dry. and i cant imagine how long these will last, there is a huge amount.
Eyeliner -Laura Geller - Baked Cake Eyeliner Duo - Plum Pudding/Black Forest
rainbodragon 3/18/2010 3:22:00 PM
The plum color is a great neutral mauve that is so hard to find in e/l, and the black is very intense and is the only one with sparkle. Love this stuff. I have 4 of them, and since i got them i have all but abandoned my pencils, cream and gel liners. i can get a soft smokey look or bold and precise depending on the brush and whether i apply wet or dry and its easy and it wears forever. my lids are super oily. i use updd plus a 2nd base plus a coat of neutral shadow and when i get home my shadow is creased and 3/4 gone, but the liner is STILL THERE! even when used dry. and i cant imagine how long these will last, there is a huge amount.
this is a great combo, the blue is a dark navy, but you can still tell its blue, it doesnt turn black or grey on the lid, and the brown is dark and rich. both have some shimmer, but not at all OTT. Love this stuff. I have 4 of them, and since i got them i have all but abandoned my pencils, cream and gel liners. i can get a soft smokey look or bold and precise depending on the brush and whether i apply wet or dry and its easy and it wears forever. my lids are super oily. i use updd plus a 2nd base plus a coat of neutral shadow and when i get home my shadow is creased and 3/4 gone, but the liner is STILL THERE! even when used dry. and i cant imagine how long these will last, there is a huge amount.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen
rainbodragon 3/4/2010 4:41:00 PM
HATE THIS! the brush design sucks, too short and thick and streaks polish like crazy. the polish itself is cheap and becomes a sheet of plastic that peels right off of nails, with or with out base and top coat. but the thing that i really hate is after it is used once, the applicator brush is gummed up and stuck together and useless and you cant rinse it or clean it properly without ruining the polish. i wasted $ on 3 of these, all of which i threw away after 2 uses.
love these! they are so rich and creamy on the lips, feels like a super moisturizer balm. but unlike the tendertones, or hip jelly balms, these have great color payoff too. i have the wild rose, pomegranate, and quince and love them all. they work if i dont want to bother with l/s or over stain. do not get the wild rose unless you really like the smell of rose though, because its pretty strong and lingers. i love rose so no issue there. only thing is the pot. i do hate putting my finger into product, but what are you gonna do, right?. will probably buy the plum and mango next.
Misc Beauty Tools -Palladio - Rice Powder Blotting Papers
rainbodragon 2/26/2010 3:33:00 PM
loved these when i first got them, but within about a week, they started getting this funky vinegar type smell, not really strong, but nothing i want on my face. yuck!
I got this at my CCO and i love it. this is the perfect pink blush for those of us who cant where a cool pink. this is my first MAC blush and i am very happy with the overall quality, as well as the color, so i will definately be buying other colors. i just wish this wasnt LE.
Powder -Clinique - Perfectly Real Compact Powder Foundation
rainbodragon 2/11/2010 3:43:00 PM
I wish this had a little better coverage, it doesnt cover the acne scars on my cheeks and chin so i do have to use a seperate concealer for that, but the finish is really nice. it isnt cakey, even around the nose, i havent had trouble with it oxidizing at all, and i cant believe the staying power! this stuff stays on without touchup for 12 hours! Plus it makes my pores look smaller. i bought this in 114 and it is a perfect match! one thing i have found is even with oily skin, i need to moisturize, otherwise it shows every line and made my skin look crepey. a little moisturizer fixed this easily enough though. I actually found this at my CCO, but i would probably pay full price, it depends on how quickly i hit pan. EDIT: I finally pulled out my out BE buki and it really helped with getting more coverage, covered most scars and all redness now. bumping up to a 5!
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
rainbodragon 2/11/2010 3:29:00 PM
I love this color, its perfect, especially since i like heavier eye m/u. it is also very moisturizing and feels good, not waxy. I had to take off 1 lippie for lack of staying power, which is the same as most glossy type l/s. all in all the color has me hooked and i will continue to buy it.
This is a pretty shadow, but dont get it if you already have TF Label Whore which is almost an exact dupe, but this has a little more of a rust color with a slightly more aqua duo chrome and i prefer the chocolate brown with true blue duo chrome. Lounge does seem to have a little better staying power though, and it is very soft.
Eye Shadow -Too Faced - Couture Eye Shadow Luxe - Label Whore
rainbodragon 12/31/2009 4:57:00 PM
First let me say If you dont have Lounge, get this! its beautiful. it brings out my brown eyes but isnt too much for day wear. i apply a wide line of it above my upper lash line over a brown e/s and liner. if you have UD Lounge, DO NOT get this, its almost exactly the same, maybe a little less red and a true blue vs the aqua in Lounge, but seriously, save your $.
Eye Shadow -Too Faced - Galaxy Glam in Shooting Star
rainbodragon 12/31/2009 4:37:00 PM
I have all but the blue and green ones, and i love them. i cant get seperate colors really, but when used as a normal e/s you get the most gorgeous duo chrome of the colors in the pot.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in #1 NUDE
rainbodragon 11/30/2009 10:50:00 AM
I bought these on a bogof at cvs and love them. first, if you dont like other longwear liquid l/s you probably wont like this one either. it is kinda drying and a tad tacky for a while. i usually top it with gloss when its dry or a sheer l/s to make it more comfortable, but i like that i can choose a matte lip if i want as welland these colors are a bit more like a stain which i like. it is buildable too. i do like this color, a pretty neutral pinky brown, but i think its a bit too brown to be a true nude. it is very flattering though. not a big fan of doe foot applicators in general, but this one is pretty small and easy to control, and there is always the option of a lipbrush if needed. this have good staying power, lasts a good 6 hrs on me, and thats huge for my lips, since i am constantly rubbing them together. also this wears pretty evenly, no ring around the outside of the lips.
i love the shadows in this. very wearable, and different from most of the shadows i already own. soft, blendable, and pigmented, the shadows get an A. unfortunately the packaging gets a C. cheapy cardboard with a thin plastic window. there is no way to travel with this without it being damaged and i worry about it even in my e/s drawer. i can tell that if the corner of another shadow hit it it could pop that little window right out. whats up stila? better packaging or drop the price!