Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
skagirl 4/13/2012 3:39:00 PM
This primer is really good. Its really creamy and easy to blend. Unlike the wand applicator in other primers, this tube has a tip where you can squeeze out the product. I have to mention, sometimes a clear liquid will come out of the tube. This is from the product separating. I know its normal but its kind of annoying and gross. The primer does a good job of keeping my eyeshadows in place. On occasion I do see some minor creasing after a long day, but its nothing big. This primer does remind me of UD primer potion in effectiveness and creaminess. Too Faced wins though becuase of the simple tube, although I think I saw UD with tubes now instead of the wand applicator recently.
Eyeliner -Cover Girl - Liquiline Blast in Blackfire
skagirl 12/28/2011 3:54:00 PM
I love this liner. I used to wear liquid liner every day, but now I use this more often. This liner glides smoothly like a liquid liner. I love that the color is a matte black, as opposed to most liquid liners that have that 'shine' to them. The best part of this liner (which is why I use it so much) is that it doesn't smudge. Okay, maybe after a very long day at work, I see a few small smudges on my lids, but thats nothing compared to other liners that leave my lids with black smudges all over the place. One thing I don't like, though, is that you have to sharpen it. I wish this was a self-sharpening liner, it would be so much easier, especially when I'm in a hurry to do my makeup in the morning.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum Express The Falsies Flared
skagirl 12/28/2011 3:37:00 PM
Generally I dont like Maybelline mascaras. They're pretty much the low end of drugstore mascaras. But I went ahead and bought this one because it promised a false eyelash look, and I love dramatic lashes. When I first tried it on I was impressed. It gave my lashes alot of volume and a good amount of length. I wouldn’t say my lashes looked like falsies, though. It was more like an upgraded version of original Volume Express. One 'con' I should mention that really turned me off of this mascara is that I noticed that if you let this mascara semi-dry before your next coat, it clumps like crazy. And this stuff dries really fast. And I also noticed that the tips of my lashes would slightly curve down. It was weird, and after it happened on several occasions, I tossed this in the trash. If you want dramatic lashes you have to try L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes. That one is amazing. Of all the mascaras I use, I always return to it.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
skagirl 12/23/2010 10:21:00 PM
First of all, I love that this brand has alot of shades. I actually found a similar match to my Mac C40 (153). This foundation is medium coverage, even though it says med to full coverage. I prefer full coverage make up because I have mild rosacea, so this didn't cover up my redness very well. It also settled into my fine lines, which was very obvious. Overall it's not bad, but I wish it had better coverage.
I didn't expect much from this mascara but this isn't a bad product. This mascara separates and volumizes my lashes. It also lengthens them pretty well.
I think this might be my fave perfume I own right now. The first time I tried it on, I was in love. I found myself smelling my wrists all day. It seriously smells good! At first it has a woody smell to it. But it dries down to a sweet scent. It's definelty a sexy perume, and it makes me feel like a women. I've been complimented many times when wearing this. Usually with perfumes, I get very bored and sick of them after wearing them for a while. But I've been wearing this almost everyday for a year and I haven't gotten tired of it. I love this perfume!
I love this perfume. I bought this because it is supposed to be a lighter version of the EDP. It smells so good and fresh. I smell hints of vanilla and also citrus. It's not overpowering. It's a good daytime perfume. But the staying power isn't that great. But I expected that since it is an EDT. Overall this is a great feminine spray.
I really like this mascara. It holds the curl really well. It also lenghtens and volumizes my lashes. This is one of the best mascaras I've tried since Lash Blast.
I used to use a salicylic acid cleanser but it was drying my face too much during the winter. I decided to try this cleanser and what a difference. The first time I used it, my face didn't feel so dry (alittle dry but not as bad as it used to be). And my face actually felt clean, which I was worried about because I didn't think this would clean off all the dirt and oils from my face. I know this isn't a makeup remover, but this actually took off all my MAC powder foundation. I haven't broken out since I started using this, which is great because now I can use a cleanser without the harsh salicylic acid ingredient.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Wetslicks Amazemint-Red Riot
skagirl 1/22/2010 3:03:00 PM
I love this lip gloss! It's not sticky at all and has a really nice mint flavor. It feels really refreshing. The color is a sheer red, and looks really good on my olive skin tone. This gloss lasts a good amount of time also.
This is the WORST concealer I've ever tried! First of all, it's really liquid-y, so it doesn't even cover up any of may flaws (redness, uneven tone, dark spots). It also settled into my fine lines and accentuated any bumpyness on my face. But worst of all is that it made my face look gray! When I looked at my face outside in my car I was shocked at how gray my face looked. I just wanted to rush back to my house and wash this crap off my face! I really don't understand why this concealer has a gray tone to it. I use the TruBlend Whipped foundation in Soft Honey, so I figured the #4 corresponding shade would match me. But nope! The coloring in these are obvioulsy different from the foundation. Obviously this went straight into the trash. Please don't waste your money on this!
What I liked about this is that its completely matte. But, the black color is not dark enough. It actually looks a little grayish/blueish. Also, the staying power isnt as good as other liquid liners. I get a little smudging on my lids at the end of the day. Also, this is not waterproof or touch proof. Do not touch your eyes when wearing this. I did once and the liner smudged off. I think I will continue to search for my HG liquid liner.
I bought this liner because I am on a search for a completely matte liquid eyeliner. Yes, this liner goes matte when it dries, which I love. The color is also a dark black, which I also love. But, sadly the applicator is crap. And with liquid liners, you need a good applicator. Right when I opened the liner, I could see a loose bristle coming off the brush. Also, as I applied it on my lids, it was difficult to get an even straight line. The brush is way too floppy. Usually I can handle brush or felt tip liquid liners, since I 've been using liquid liner for over 6 years, but this brush is just plain cheap. If it wasnt for the brush, this would have been a great liquid liner.
Eyeliner -Revlon - Beyond Natural Defining Eye Pencil
skagirl 8/9/2008 7:05:00 PM
Meh. This is okay. I bought black and plumberry. The pencils are somewhat thick and glide very smoothly and effortless. But they smudge somewhat. I have only used this on my lower lashes and towards the end of the day, I can see some smudging going on. The color on these are more on the "soft" side. The Black pencil is soft black with tiny silver sparkles. The Plumberry is a nice plum-brown. But its very soft and not that noticeable. I had to apply a brown liner over it. Overall, these are okay, but I'm not too excited about them because of the smudging.
This mascara is horrible. I don know why I bought this in the first place after reading the bad reviews. Well, this didnt do anything for my lashes. I always curl my lashes and this stuff actually took the curl out of my lashes! Whenever a mascara does that, I know the mascara is crap. Not only did it uncurl my lashes, it didnt lengthen at all. This sucks, Dont buy it if you want long lashes.