Like putting a shadow on my face. HG contour.
This may be the softest thing ever. Great for blush, bronzer, or any powder really.
My lips are constantly flaking and peeling, regardless of how much water I drink or what kind of lip balm I use. Exfoliation is a MUST for me before using most lipsticks. Normally I just use olive oil + sugar to exfoliate, but that doesn't really travel well. I saw this on the elf website and said, hey, I could stick that in my purse! Unfortunately the lid doesn't snap into place (though it doesn't fall of easily), so it's probably not something that should be left to tumble about freely at the bottom of a bag. The tube itself is quite sleek and looks like it costs more than $3. The exfoliator works just as well as the olive oil/sugar combo I use. I like it a little better, because it's more moisturizing. There's less mess involved too. It smells very good, like vanilla, and it's tasty. All in all, this is a great product that leaves my lips soft, smooth, and ready for lipstick. :)
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
raspberrie 5/22/2012 10:55:00 PM
Awesome MLBB color. I love the way this feels on my lips. Just wish it lasted longer.
These lashes aren't exactly natural; they're quite long, and obviously false when worn. I still like them quite a bit though; especially since they're available in brown. I've gotten several defective pairs of these now (uneven/choppy lashes), so make sure to inspect them before purchasing them in person, and order multiple pairs if you get them online. The glue is useless, so buy something else.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee
raspberrie 5/14/2012 11:46:00 PM
"Nude" colors generally don't look too good on me (for reference I have dirty blonde hair, blue eyes, and pink toned fair skin), but Creme Brulee doesn't wash me out or make me look ill. I love to pair this with light pink lipliner (like NYX's Nude Pink). My lips are very dry, so I love this formula for how moisturizing it is. I also hate this formula for how messy it is; not on my lips, but in the tube. After it's been warmed up it gets everywhere. If you roll it back down into the tube it oozes over the edges and gets all over the sides of the casing.
Powder -NYX - Stay Matte but not Flat Powder Foundation
raspberrie 5/13/2012 2:41:00 PM
I'm not too crazy about of coverage this foundation gives by itself, but that may just be because I'm so used to creme/liquid ones. It blurs my imperfections, and makes me look polished, so it's nice to use if I want a natural look. I really love using this to set my liquid foundation, and to carry around for touch ups. The case is nice and sturdy, so I never worry about it busting open in my purse. Creamy Natural is a good match to my fair skin (Ivory is very yellow). I've never had problems with it oxidizing, and it doesn't give my face an obvious "powdery" look.
I love this highlighter! This is going to last me for ages, I just need the tiniest amount on my finger to take care of my cheekbones. There are no obvious chunks of glitter, my skin simply glows when I wear this! The colors blend out to where they look almost identical, so none of them are ever too pink/bronze/white for any look.
I picked up Coy because it was such an interesting color, and I own nothing like it, and I'm really glad I did! It's not as pigmented as the Studio line blushes I own, but I think subtle works best for this color. It's a pinkish-mauvey-kind of ever so slightly brown color with some subtle shimmer that just looks awesome. I never understood how a blush could be used as a contour color until I picked this up, but it really brings out my cheekbones! The packaging, while cheap and unattractive is quite sturdy. I'm glad I added this little blush to my collection!
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - megalast nail color - Sugar Coat
raspberrie 5/4/2012 11:06:00 AM
Sugar Coat is a pretty pink color that's great for fair skin tones. I have no problems with chipping, but it is just a bit streaky.
Why did they discontinue these? :( They really do last almost all day and the colors are gorgeous. I favor these over the new 24 hour wear ones, which aren't as long wearing. The the lipcolor is tacky when initially applied, and when the gloss wears off which is a little unpleasant. I have to reapply the gloss end every few hours or after eating or drinking (the color stays on though!) I always run out of the gloss before the color which is irritating. After a while the color does start to crumble, not wear, crumble off, which is rather unattractive. Generally this doesn't happen until at least hour 9 on me. You can still find them on eBay, generally for around $8-10 with shipping.
I love the color, but hate the golden frost, even though it's pretty subtle, because if it wasn't there this would be a perfect natural pink on me. It last about as long as any other lipstick, and is all around a good lipstick, but... the smell... I just can't stand it.
Blush -New York Color - Blushable Creme Stick #645 Big Apple Blush [DISCONTINUED]
raspberrie 12/31/2011 9:23:00 PM
I love this, it's a great color for my skin tone and it lasts a long time. I just wish it was a little softer so I could apply it with a stippling brush or something, I have to warm it up and apply it my fingers. The packaging works for the kind of product it is, and you get A LOT of blush.
I've got nothing but love for these lipsticks. I own four colors now, and I paid less than $5 for all of them! :) The colors are great, the package is super cute and super sturdy, they aren't drying and glide on like a dream. The only downside is that they don't stay on quite as long as other lipsticks do.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst in Soft Rose [DISCONTINUED]
raspberrie 12/12/2011 4:30:00 PM
I recently picked this up on clearance for $2 and some change at CVS. I hope that it's not being discontinued because I'm in love with this lipstick. The color is natural but still makes my lips pop. It's not sheer at all, and it's super creamy. Lasting power is average.