UD has done it again! Venus is my new go to shadow for an every day look. Naked 2 is perfect for adding depth to the crease. These are the only mattes that don't look/feel chalky. Urban Decay just makes the dreamiest eye shadows!
My lips get dry very easily and require deep moisture. This stuff was like wax just sitting on top of my lips and not soaking in and hydrating. Plus, it smells icky!
This works great for a very subtle look. I like to look very natural, so this works for me. Only complaint I have is that the sharpener on the top is useless and it once cut my finger a little.
I actually really like this liner! I got the purple one, and it isn't super pigmented. It makes my greenish gold eyes pop without looking like I tried too hard. No raccoon eyes and it sharpens like a dream. For the low price, I will repurchase over and over again!
This is my favorite plumping gloss! It really does add fullness to my lips (they don't need much plumping, but its always nice!) the cooling sensation is so nice. It's extremely moisturizing, which is important, as my lips get dry and chap frequently. This particular color is perfect. It adds just a hint of sparkle without looking gloppy, frosty, or plasticky. The price is steep for my broke budget, but it lasts a long time, so it's worth it! :)
Mascara -Cover Girl - Professional All-in-One Curved Brush Mascara
shelbysahara 1/4/2013 11:27:00 PM
I like this for a natural look. For me, it just makes my already thick and long lashes look darker and more defined. Nothing spectacular, but for the price, I'll definitely repurchase on days when I'm not looking for a dramatic look! :)
I was disappointed. Coverage sucks if you're looking for maximum coverage. It's a shame because the shade "medium" matches my skin perfectly.this can be built up for medium-full coverage, but I feel like that's wasting a lot of product. Luckily, I got this on sale. Glad I didn't pay full price!!!
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Bouncy Blush in Plum Wine
shelbysahara 12/28/2012 11:09:00 PM
I like the Dream Bouncy Blush in Coffee Cake, but I wanted something more pigmented. This was not for me. Beautiful color, just doesn't look right in me, it's too obviously "made up" looking and I don't like that. Hope this works for others because these blushes have a great texture and finish. Packaging is cute, but product can get squished around the edges and can get messy.
Best highlighter ever! Got it as a sample. Adds the prettiest glow, without being too glittery or making it seem like you have a bunch of crap on your face. Previously, I was using drugstore highlighters and was unimpressed with any of them. I'm not sure what the price of this is, but when my sample is out, I will buy a regular sized thing of it. I rarely spend money on higher end makeup, as I don't see much of a difference, but this is one of those products I will absolutely spend the extra money on!!!
These are among my favorite lipsticks!!! Moisturizing, long lasting, and the color selection rocks! All for a very budget friendly price. This particular color is my favorite lip color of all time. It's not too brown, not too red, not too overbearing. It compliments my olive tones very well. It was on sale for 50% off at CVS, so I stocked up just in case they're discontinuing. I sure hope they don't because its my favorite!!!!
I like the natural look of this stain, and it isn't drying. Unfortunately, it doesn't do much staining, and that's the wheel point of a lip stain. Fades very quickly. Will not repurchase.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
shelbysahara 12/28/2012 10:48:00 PM
I actually really like this moisturizer. I don't mind the smell one bit. It leaves my face very soft without feeling greasy and has not caused any breakouts. It's expensive though, and a jar seems a bit unsanitary, but hey, nothing is perfect.
Gels/Soaps -Archipelago Botanicals - Soy Milk Body Wash
shelbysahara 12/28/2012 10:41:00 PM
Love this! Got a sample of its long with the lotion. The scent is clean and comforting. I'm just about to order full sizes of both right now!!!!
Lotions/ Creams -Archipelago Botanicals - Milk Oat Lotion #12
shelbysahara 12/28/2012 10:38:00 PM
I received this as a sample and loveeeee it. It's such a nice, clean scent. Works well to keep skin soft and smelling great. I am going to order a full size bottle right after I knish this review!!!
I was highly disappointed in this face wash. I love the moisturizer so I thought the cleanser would deliver equally amazing results. Wrong. Cystic acne, blackheads (which I never get), made my face more oily, and did not deliver a deep clean. Maybe for someone with extremely dry skin, but this is not for anyone with oily, combo, or acne prone skin.