I received this is a swap. This is MLBB. Really nice peachy nude color. Looks great with or without lip pencil or gloss. I prefer with Berry lip liner by hard candy and a tiny bit of oh baby lip glass.
I bought this because it looks like the same packaging of the define a brow. It's a little darker than the discontinued dark brown, but with a light hand, it can work. I bought several backups of my beloved define a brow at dollar tree, will consider this when I run out.
This is an amazing red! It has replaced Ruby Woo as #1 on my reds list! Great, vampy red. I love the packaging also. I bought from a blog sale for pennies on the dollar because I don't spend this much on 1 cosmetic item. However, this product is making me rethink that.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Haute
seroled 3/6/2013 2:00:00 PM
This is my favorite lipstick of the moment. I had been hearing about it and was able to get it in a swap. Love the pinkish purply-ness of it. You can dress it up or down depending on the lipliner and/or gloss you wear with it.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Lovesick
seroled 3/6/2013 12:20:00 PM
I love this color and I have more revlon lippies than any other brand. They do not disappoint. I apply a little concealer on lips to even out my skin tone and apply NYX lip liner in plum. They look great together. The color is buildable so you can go as sheer or as bright as you like.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
seroled 3/6/2013 12:17:00 PM
I bought this on clearance at Target quite a while ago. I was reading a blog of someone who is NC50 in MAC (like me). She also was N8 in this. I didn't think it would work but it blends nicely with my skin. It's a little oily, but I wear powder anyway so no big deal. Now that I know what shade I am, I plan to repurchase. 1 lippie off because of glass jar and no pump.
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Angled Eyeliner brush
seroled 1/30/2013 1:06:00 PM
I used this to apply liquid liner. The tip on the brush was starting to fray and I didn't want to throw away the liner. It works well. I was able to get a thin line and a cat eye without very much effort. I have the SK one also but haven't used it in a very long time.
Concealers -Victoria's Secret - VS Pro Camouflage FX Concealer Palette
seroled 1/11/2013 11:04:00 AM
I had a hard time using this at first. I bought it for the orange corrector color. It is good for undereye circles. The key is to warm it up and apply with your finger. The green is ok for redness. I plan to use the middle color for something. It is close to my skin color. Don't apply too much or it will cake up on you. Set with powder.
Lipstick -Milani - HD Advanced Lip Color - Premiere Plum
seroled 12/10/2012 11:55:00 AM
I bought this at CVS clearance for under $2. I bought it because I thought it was a great deep purple. Looks are deceiving. It applies sheer and you have to build it to get a dark color. Once you do that, it's very pretty. But it will get all over everything when eating or drinking. Staying power is kind of weak and it smells like watermelon now or laters.
I received this as an extra in a swap. The first Stila lip product I have tried. It's a nice nude, neutral color. You can wear alone for a casual look or use liner to change it up. Not sticky. Not long lasting. I do not intend to purchase.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow Quad - Skinlights
seroled 10/17/2012 9:39:00 AM
I bought this based on review by dddoxie. Always looking for MAC dupes. I never wear cream shadows alone. I always wear udpp and use the cream to change my shadow colors. I like this very much. I just apply a little on lid with my fingers and put a corresponding color on top. The compact isn't easy to open but I love the mirror. I might consider buying again because I can see myself hitting pan.
This is a beautiful warm orange. That's the only way to describe. I'm usually not into bright colors, but trying to step out of the box. It's frosty, so if you don't like that, don't pick this one up. Also settles into lines, so make sure lips are very moisturized or add gloss. I always put no to buy again because I have so many lippies, I'll never run out.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - ExpertWear Eyeshadow Quad in Chai Latte
seroled 10/15/2012 9:21:00 AM
I received this is a swap. It was on my wishlist based on recommendation. I like it a lot. Creates a great neutral everyday eye for me. I love the matte colors. The shimmer color I don't use as much. Only if I'm going out.
Lip Treatments -E.L.F. - Studio Line Lip Primer & Plumper
seroled 10/11/2012 9:15:00 AM
I don't need the plumper. I just use the primer. My top lip is darker than my bottom lip. I use the primer to give me a blank canvas so my lipstick goes on evenly. I do think it gives some additional staying power, but not much. Because I only get elf on sale, I would purchase again.
Received this is a swap in shade Caramel Dark 2. It's ok but nothing to write home about. The coverage appears light but is buildable. I do like the matte finish. It's kind of light for me, but I can make it work. Don't plan to repurchase. Don't mind it because it didn't cost me anything to try it.