Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Revitalift Miracle Blur
spearmintstars 2/20/2013 4:15:00 PM
I don't understand this at all. It's the exact same thing as the Loreal Magic Perfecting base primer. It's as if they repackaged it, and renamed it, that's weird.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Colour Caresse Shine Stain / Shine Caresse
spearmintstars 1/24/2013 2:11:00 AM
These take practice to apply correctly. They are a stain so it's not going to go on the same as a lipstick would. It has a watery/oily feeling upon application, and even though it has a sponge applicator, I feel like it's necessary to use your finger to finish the blending properly. It takes a bit to dry, and once it does, it stays put very well. I did apply my regular lip balm over it after some time goes by. The colors aren't true to name, or look really, as I bought the one in red, and it's definitely more of a raspberry color once applied. I feel like you get a very small amount of product, but maybe they did that since you must reapply much less often than a regular lipstick so it all evens out? Also, lips should be in great condition, not chapped in any way or it can hurt or burn when applied.
Mac describes this as warm frosted pink. I think it looks more of a pinky coral but it definitely does have shimmer. Part of the creamsheen + pearl line. It's quite vibrant on NC15. I like the texture, not drying at all, but stays put a decent amount of time. I will repurchase.
These are amazing lipsticks! Not all of them have the same texture, some seem to be softer than others. My favorite so far is brazen berry, it looks purple in the tube, but definitely not on lips. These lipsticks are super color saturated, the pay off is unbelievable. They are about as soft as they can be for a lipstick that you want to stay in place. Not lip butter soft, but not drying matte either. Just soft enough to not feather and travel. There are currently 10 shades that are about $7.49 each, a steal! I do not care for the packaging at all, which is why I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 but, I do love what is inside the package. I will repurchase as long as they make them. Fun, affordable, pigmented, and feels great on the lips! A winner!
Eyes -Tarte - skinny smolder eyes waterproof eyeliner
spearmintstars 1/10/2013 10:21:00 PM
This eyeliner is extremely overpriced, it's a sloppy, mess! It claims to be waterproof but was smeared slopily within 4 hours. I regret buying this, and will never repurchase.
I hate the packaging, but love the product. I do not like that it's in a glass container, makes it difficult to take with you for touch-ups, and I do not apply it as a blush with the nail polish applicator as it dries very fast and can look streaky that way. I find if you tilt the bottle and use your fingers, while working very quickly it's beautiful and lasts all day. I love it as a lip stain and find it looks and stays better when you put on two coats of it. It takes practice to master this product but when you do it's well worth it. i will repurchase.
While I do not like the nail polish brush for application, I just use my fingers, I do love this blush. I feel it provides a very natural look not all cakey like powders. It has a lit from within look. It does take some practice to learn how to apply as it is fast drying and a stain. I feel like some of the negative reviews while valid, did not give it enough time to get used to applying blush in a different way. Sure, you have to work fast, but once you get the hang of it, you will have a vibrant natural look that doesn"t fade all day long. I love this peachy color the best but sometimes wear the original as well.
The staying power is horrible, it's too dry, it doesn't apply dark enough, it's runs in about an hour. I love how skinny it is, and that you don't have to sharpen it, now all they have to do is make a better product to put in the wonderful packaging. Very disappointed will never repurchase.
While I don't mind crunchiness at all if it preserves curls all day.. what I don't like about this product is, that I don't find anything unique about it at all. It's consistency is thinner than your average drug store, yet, it's got the exact same thinness to it as Sebastian "Wet" for instance. So, basically it's a very expenisve gel, with a thin, slick feel to it. I didn't find any extra benefit to it all. I will not repurchase.
I use this almost every day. Mix with cake eyeliner, mix with shadows to create my own long-lasting eyeliners. I foil shadows with it. It is such a wonderful and affordable product. Will repurchase always.
Shampoo -Paul Mitchell - Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lather Shampoo
spearmintstars 11/10/2012 11:24:00 PM
The smell is amazing. The shampoo is very moisturizing, the conditioner provides good detangling. I would not repurchase however because it's about $50.00 for this shampoo condish combo and that is grossly overpriced!! Another complaint is that you need to use much more conditioner than you do the shampoo, yet they are the same size, so I will run out of condish much faster. Should have made that bigger. There are a lot of products this nice, with much less price tag.
I got this as a gift, would never have purchased myself as I am usually disappointed by things with too much hype. I was wrong. All the time I spent with out this palette I was suffering and didn't even know it. I used to have to pull out numerous different shadows to create the looks this palette delivers, a couple of singles, then one color from a huge palette and then one from a trio, etc. With this, it's all you need, the packaging folds back, easy to use, yet durable. The color Virgin is my favorite, it makes lids look candlelit not glittery. I didn't want to love it, too late, it's the best!!
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
spearmintstars 9/5/2012 6:16:00 PM
First application looks nice, but after a couple of hours the color seemed to morph into a different shade. I have never had that happen before with other foundations, and it seemed to highlight my pores much more. The worst part is that I had to get my picture taken for something and I was shocked at how terrible it looks in photographs. It could work for young almost flawless skin that doesn't need their picture taken. I returned it.
Treatments -Garnier - Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment
spearmintstars 9/4/2012 6:56:00 AM
This stuff is silicone perfection. It has a light clean scent, and it's the perfect thickness to combat frizz and hydrate hair. Other oils I have are too thin, or thick, they really got this one right. You can add some to your shampoo, or conditioner, put on damp hair or dry. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I do as it's such a great price, and you get so much product. I will repurchase definitely.
Liquid -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup
spearmintstars 9/4/2012 6:47:00 AM
This feels like a moisturizing gel on the face. I like it a lot. It doesn't provide a lot of coverage, but some days you may not want a lot. It blends in to the skin so effortlessly that the feel of it is more of a tinted moisturizer.