This is one of my all-time favorite eyeshadows. I started using Mink when I was 15, and three years later I still love it! Like other reviewers have said before, it's a very versatile golden brown, slightly sparkly shade that can be worn to create a natural look or a dramatic look for a night out. This is a mainstay in my makeup bag. If you haven't tried it yet get it now! For the price (about $3.99 at my local drugstore), it's definitely worth it.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Brown
skysobleu 4/5/2009 3:03:00 PM
Love this! I picked this up on a BOGO deal and I am so glad I did. I've never used a brown liquid eyeliner (I always go with black), but this made me change my mind. The felt tip makes it very easy to make a precise line, and the color is wonderful. I wore it to class and a party, and this eyeliner stayed put, color intact, all day and night! For the price and surprising high quality, this is definitely worth a try.
Lips -Cover Girl - Outlast Lipstain - 440 Wild Berry Wink
skysobleu 3/23/2009 10:02:00 PM
This product really surprised me. I originally bought this color because I thought it would be a pinky-berry shade. I was surprised to find out it was yet another red lip color to add to my collection! This is a very pigmented, bold red, something I probably wouldn't wear every day, but nonetheless I love the 50's pin-up look and am always open to more red lippies. I only gave this a 4 out of 5, however, because of the packaging. It is the worst! The felt tip marker dries out so fast, and it can make the product go on streaky at times. For the most part, I love it and would definitely buy again. I like to pair this with Revlon Certainly Red lipstick for a classic glam look that won't break the bank!
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - HIP Jelly Balm [DISCONTINUED]
skysobleu 1/26/2009 7:06:00 PM
These are my current favorite lip product! I have three of these, in Ripe (a sheer melon-red color), Succulent (a pinky-berry) and Luscious (a dark bing cherry shade). The colors are beautiful although they do go on fairly sheer. However, this makes them easily buildable, and the colors are so versatile that you can even blend them together to create your own shade. The price is pretty steep for a drugstore product, but if you spot them as a buy-one-get-one-free deal, they are a great buy! The texture isn't as sticky as most glosses or balms, and they smell amazing (vanilla and caramel, yum). I only took off a lippie because they do not last as long as I would like them to, but there's nothing wrong with a little reapplying every once in awhile. I'm simply in love and will continue to buy these. :)
What a great drugstore find! I picked this up after someone in the Yahoo community suggested it to me. This is a really flattering pinky-peachy-caramel color on my fair-medium skin. The only gripe I have about this product is that the fragrance smells awful, think cough syrup. But it's not horrible enough that I wouldn't buy it again. I love this lipstick--it's the only one I ever wear and a staple in my makeup bag.
This eyeliner is so underrated! I bought this as a buy-one-get-one free and purchased this in Black Sparkle along with the Define-a-Lash mascara (these are a perfect pair by the way). True, it is a little brittle and tends to break (this is the reason I took off a lippie), but once you figure out how much pressure to use it works great. The pencil is so soft that it is easy to draw a thin or thick line without pressing too hard. I especially love the Black Sparkle because it is subtly glittery and so pretty for an everyday look. The staying power is fantastic also, this is my first day wearing it and it has lasted me all day with no touch-ups. I will definitely be buying more colors in the future!
This is probably one of my favorite lip products of all time. I agree with another reviewer of this product that I would much rather play up my eyes and not my lips. I normally highly dislike lipglosses of any kind due to the shine and sometimes tackiness of the colors. But this color is so pretty and youthful and peachy. Just perfect! I don't even mind the glitter in it, and like every MAC product it is packaged wonderfully. If I ever run out of this stuff I will most definitely buy again. Love it.
I absolutely love this lip balm. This has been a mainstay in my lip product collection since my elementary school days! I love everything about it minus the taste--but I don't plan on taking a bite out of my lip balm any time soon, so I don't mind it. The tint is a sheer cherry red that I adore. The consistency isn't sticky or slimy like some chapsticks. And for the dirt cheap price, I would say everyone should at least give this product a shot!
This blush is my favorite for the spring and summertime when I want a flushed, rosy glow. The little container is so cute, and it is the exact same color as the product inside (minus the sparkle of course). This is a candy pink color with gold sparkle--perfect for daytime and nighttime. I love it.
I love this palette! This is my essential drugstore item for fall and winter, there are so many possibilities with this amazing find. I believe I bought this for $4.99 at Walgreen's, and for 8 beautiful and subtly shimmery eyeshadow colors you can't beat the price. Here's a color breakdown: Top left: pale shimmery pinky-mauve (I rarely use this color, but when I do use this it makes a great highlight) Bottom left: light mauve, perfect for a light wash of color on the lid for a purple smokey eye Top center: dark lavender (although on my skin, it appears almost a light plum when I apply it over the brown highlight colors) Second from top center: burgundy-plum (LOVE this color) Second from bottom center: light taupe, looks very similar to a Veluxe Pearl from MAC Bottom center: sparkling chocolate brown (great for the crease) Top right: sandy shimmering champagne (my most used highlight color, so pretty) Bottom right: similar to the champagne color above it, but darker and more peachy (love this color for a more natural look with no crease color) Some people have complained about the packaging, but I actually like the fact that it's kind of bulky. That just means it's easier to find in my messy purse! :) It also comes with a built-in mirror, which I find to be very handy for when I'm in a hurry. These shadows last all day even without UDPP. Overall, the Paradise Cove palette is simply amazing. And other customers at my local Walgreen's seem to love it. I grabbed the last one on the shelf! I bought this on a whim and am so glad I did. It's definitely worth giving a try.
This product is doing wonders for my skin. I have suffered with mild to moderate acne for about three years now and this stuff is amazing. I've been on it for almost two months, and use this every night before I go to bed. The first few weeks were agonizing. My skin was red and inflamed, but it calmed down over time and adjusted to the medication. I used to have horrible breakouts on my cheeks, but now all that's left are red marks. Hopefully those will start to fade soon, but I cannot thank this product enough for stopping my breakouts.
This color is so...eh. I don't know what possessed me to buy it, but at the time I was striving to achieve a natural, "no-makeup" look while still adding some subtle color to my face. Bamboo is a typical matte peachy-tan eyeshadow. I thought this would be more versatile on my fair to medium skin tone, but it just looked too brown on me. I think one can find a shade just like this for a much cheaper price. However, I do like the way all MAC shadows apply evenly with a velvety smooth finish, so I will give this product 3 lippies.
Finally, a plum I can wear! This is my favorite lipgloss for the fall and wintertime. I received this as a Christmas gift last year and still have yet to run out. I would describe the shade as a warm plum. In my opinion, it is perfect on any skin tone. It is a very versatile color, great for daytime or layered over a similar shade of lipstick for a nighttime look.