My mom bought this for herself but didn't like it so passed it on to me. I don't use it as much now (my pot is nearly empty and currently can't get hold of it so I'm trying to "save it up" ha ha), but at one point it was HG for me. The container is infuriating though, you have to shake so much for such little product to come out. If you're not careful with it you can end up looking really cakey. It seems to wear off really easily so I used it as my finishing powder. If they improved the container I probably would buy it again.
Powder -Avon - Ideal Shade Smooth Mineral Foundation
serahx 1/1/2011 5:39:00 PM
I have this in the lightest shade and it's a little too dark for me. I don't usually wear foundation so I thought I'd try a powder one. It has excellent staying power however the container is awful. Made the mistake of shaking too much (I have another product from Avon which you have to shake loads to get the product out. This is not like that at all) but, unlike the BE containers, it was easy to get back in. The pot is tiny but it's full right to the top which I like. If you're not careful you can end up looking orange. Not sure if I'd buy this again. The colour would put me off from repurchasing. I think there is definitely better out there, but for now this will do.
I use this to set my under eye concealer and I'm only using it to get it out of my collection. I wanted to get the tinted mineral veil but it was sold out so I settled for this instead. I feel that probably would have worked better for me. The packaging on this is AWFUL. Way too much comes out, even when you're tapping it gentley. It makes such a mess, definitely wont be buying this again.
Got this on sale for £16 and I'm so happy I got it. I would have paid full price for it if I knew how great it was. The colours are beautiful, so soft and blend easily. Disappointed with the mascara though. Leading Lady - This is a gorgeous colour which gets used every day. I would definitely buy this on its own. I Know What Boys Want - This isn't as pigmented as the others and is a little glittery. Nowhere near as bad as some of UD's shadows though. Colour payoff isn't great so I wouldn't buy this. :( Lucky Charms - I'm not into bold looks so the pigmentation of this is fine, also on the glittery side. Heaven - This is gorgeous, would definitely buy this alone. Like A Virgin - Perfect crease colour, would also buy this alone. Erotica - Haven't had a chance to use this yet as it's too dark for the daytime for me. Seems to also be on the glittery side, but a gorgeous colour. Shadow Insurance - This is the first time I've tried it, the tube is way smaller than I expected. Like it so far. Lava Gloss - such a lovely colour. Everything I was expecting from UD's 24/7 liners. Mascara - This I'm disappointed in. It's really flakey. I don't like the smell of it, although I like the idea behind it (apparently it goes off when the smell fades). The wand is nice however apparently isn't the same in the full sized tube. Not sure if I'd buy the full sized one if the flakiness is anything to go by. Overall I am very impressed. :)
Concealers -Urban Decay - 24/7 Concealer Pencil (all)
serahx 1/1/2011 4:58:00 PM
If you're looking to cover under eye circles, this probably isn't it. It's perfect on spots/blemishes though. I'm shade CIA which is the lightest. It's a little too light for me (nc20/nw15) but it blends perfectly. The colour selection isn't great, as many have mentioned, however it is workable. Definitely will be buying this again.
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Deluxe Eyeshadow - Ruthless
serahx 1/1/2011 4:50:00 PM
The main reason I bought this was the packaging which is quite possibly the cutest thing ever. The shadow itself is so silky, however the colour pay-off isn't as great as I expected. It's perfect as an all over lid colour for when you're in a rush or simply can't be bothered putting in the effort. Got this for £4.99, so glad I didn't pay the RRP for it or I think I would have been more disappointed. For £4.99 though, I'd buy it again.
Dropped it and it broke. It was easy to fix but since it doesn't work the same. I use it to sharpen my concealer and white flakes go everywhere now. ): I didn't expect it to break so easily either considering I paid £4.50 for it. Selected no for would I buy it again, but at some point I might consider getting a replacement and try not to drop that one.
This is one of my favourite eyeshadows from Urban Decay. It is glittery - but nowhere glittery as some shadows. It's workable. It's such a gorgeous colour too. Have this in BoS III but I would definitely but it on its own.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
serahx 1/1/2011 4:27:00 PM
I have a bunch of these because they put them in palettes. Maybe it's just me but I don't understand the hype. They are creamy and soft, it does give a rich colour but they have no staying power. It's probably just me, but I wouldn't go out and buy a full sized one.
Using this as I type (: I don't usually bother with things like this, but Boots had a good offer going on so I thought why not. The tube it comes in is rather messy, one gentle squeeze and a lot comes out which I don't like. I'm not sure why you're meant to shake before using it either but no matter. You put this on and it goes really hot and tingly but after a while it goes away. My blackheads were reduced and I have definitely noticed my pores are smaller. My face is so much better after using this - definitely will buy again!