Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Single in Brulee
sunflower1221 11/1/2010 2:44:00 PM
This is another product I bought solely because of the reviews on MUA. It did not disappoint. On me this provides the perfect base on which to build other colors. It's my skintone but better. This shadow covers the natural purple tones on my lids and lightens ever so slightly. I can imagine using this alone with black liner and mascara for a classic look, and as a base for neutral day-time office makeup (which I did today).
I bought this because of the comments here on MUA and I am not disappointed. I was hoping this would be a similar color to Tapestry Taupe, but with better color payoff. It is!!! I can use this in my crease with TT on the lid and I have a perfect work-appropriate look with enough shimmer in it that helps me look awake. I can see myself using this forever. It's cheap, there's lots of product in the container, and it makes my grey eyes pop.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Sweet as Candy
sunflower1221 11/1/2010 2:37:00 PM
I received this as part of a beauty traincase of Wet 'n Wild products (it was a great deal!) and I can't comment on packaging because of that. This is a gorgeous trio of neutrals but I see myself reserving it for weekends and nights out due to its shimmer factor. I would not purchase it individually because I don't need my neutrals to have shimmer, but this is nice to have so I will keep it. On me the white is really sheer and provides light shimmer. The pink barely shows on my lids, I mostly see a warm pink/salmon shine. The brown is great for my crease, it's not too dark and so it blends well with the 2 lighter colors and even toned down the pink shine.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Don't Steal My Thunder
sunflower1221 11/1/2010 2:26:00 PM
I can't comment on packaging as I received this trio within a Wet 'n Wild promotional beauty traincase. I would wear this trio for a night out, for daytime I would not use the darkest color. The white provides a slightly shimmery wash on me, lighter than skintone but very sheer. The grey shows quite silvery and flashy on me. The black is very pigmented, I used the slightest tap of my brush against my crease and it deposited plenty of eyeshadow, enough to create a smokey look. I would not purchase this individually because 1) I doubt I'll ever use it up, and 2) I prefer satins/mattes because they photograph better.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers - Brown Smolder #740
sunflower1221 11/1/2010 2:20:00 PM
This is a beautiful almost-matte brown. I wear it as a wash underneath Tapestry Taupe and it provides the depth of color that TT is missing. I was afraid this would be too dark for my skintone but it's perfect if applied with a brush (the sponge applicator deposits more product for a heavier/smokier look). This brown also appears neutral on me, it doesn't show any reddish, coppery, or ashy tones.
I've wanted a dark 1920's lipstick since I saw some vintage fashion bloggers pick up that trend. First I tried Revlon's Super Lustrous line, but on me the shimmer/shine in the dark plum colors just looked like I was trying too hard to be vampy, plus the color wore off the first time I'd brush a finger against my lips or take a drink. Wine Not provides me with the perfect vampy pout, it doesn't look black or purple. It feels like suede on my lips and there's something about it that doesn't make my lips look shriveled up and tiny as if I had aged. This is my first dark lipstick and I'm completely satisfied, I won't need another unless I decide to go on a "dark berry" or "dark brown" kick some day (which is doubtful).
Since the weather turned cooler I've been craving a red lipstick to brighten my days. I purchased this after reading rave reviews on MUA and various fashion blogs. I was afraid this would appear too tomato-red on me, but it imparts a gorgeous true red color, which I can make look very retro/pin-up or work appropriate (with blotting). I never wore bright or dark lipstick before because - was afraid of immediate color transfer and fading, leaving me with a ring around the lips. But, I tested this last night side by side with Zuzu Luxe in Starlet. I moisturized, applied clear liner, dabbed on the lipsticks, pressed powder over the color, then swiped both on full strength. Revlon's lasted through 2 glasses of wine and dinner. Win!
I bought this on a whim. I've never had a true nude lipstick, I always go for work appropriate rose colors. This glides smoothly over my lips with no scent or taste--which I love. The color looks like concealer at first, but then softens into a nude that covers my light-medium lips completely. This gives me a very 60's Mod look and - cannot wait for a night out so I can wear this with dark smokey eye makeup.
Lipstick -Unlisted Brand - Zuzu Luxe Lipstick - Starlet
sunflower1221 10/21/2010 7:41:00 PM
I tried this on in Wholefoods today and loved it. I returned 10 minutes after leaving to store in order to purchase this lipstick. It is a bright clear true matte red. On my lips it feels like baby powder (moist, kinda smooth). There's no taste and no scent. Worn full strength, swiped straight from the tube, it is perfect for a night out. Blotting tones it down to a beautiful clear light red, perfect for daytime. The tube is small and it was wrapped just like a Revlon lipstick which was easy to remove.
Tried this on in Wholefoods today and I fell in love. This gloss has COLOR, is not super sticky, glides smoothly over my lips, and shines without using glitter or shimmer, slight taste (mineral-y, not bad), no scent. I tried it alone and over lipstick. On it's own it's just as colorful as a red lipstick and could be worn on a night out. I was able to blot it and the color toned down but kept it's "redness" and some stickiness, perfect for daytime. I bought a lipstick instead because I am not a gloss person...but Caliente is gorgeous. Packaging Quality I rated a 4 because I used a tester that was already open and the sponge-tip applicator worked great, I just don't know how a brand new one might be wrapped/boxed.
I use this every day in between lipstick applications...because I tend to be lazy. This is a great product, keeps me moisturized and adds a hint of nede color and shimmer, I don't detect a taste and I do detect a hint of vanilla smell. Compared to Nivea's Kiss of Flavor in Cherry, the Blistex provides me with more a slightly more visible color. I was hoping to switch to the Nivea for a redder tinted balm, but no luck as it was too light to show up on my lips.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipstick Ginger Rose
sunflower1221 10/18/2010 7:48:00 PM
I love this, so much. On me it's a MLBB with a dash of coral, I guess that's the ginger? I wear it to work when I'm not feeling a rose lipcolor--maybe I wore brown that day and want to mix things up. It's a dewy color that lasts, my lips don't dry out and I don't have to reapply.
I LOVE this lipstick. The color is MLBB, a soft rose. It doesn't dry out my lips and the color stays "moist" in appearance. I wear this to work on a daily basis.
I'm so confused...where is the color??? I bought this because of the reviews. I was hoping for a Chapstick replacement, something in between a red lipstick (those are too high-maintenence for me) and clear balm. I agree with almost everything in the prior reviews: the price is right, the texture is amazing (soft, not-waxy, some sheen but not "gloss"), cherry scent is not like cough syrup, there's a faint taste like LipSmackers, leaves the faintest of faint hint of pink on my lips...for these reasons I will rebuy because it's a step up from regular clear Chapstick which leaves my ghostly pale lips, well, still ghostly. But with this I don't get a wash of rose, a fresh raspberry, or a clown-like red. Am I doing something wrong? I layered twice, I layered then blotted then reapplied, I layered 10 times all with the same result.
**Update, I don't use this. I think I stopped because I didn't want that extra step before bed.** My nighttime routine of Ystheal Gel was working quite nicely when I decided to introduce Rare Minerals in Clear. I'm in my early 20's and mild Rosacea means I always have persistent redness on my nose, cheeks, and chin despite a gentle skin care regimen. The Ystheal had noticeably smoothed my skin but I was hoping Rare Minerals could give it that extra boost. After a month of nightly treatments using the sponge applicator (over or sometimes instead of my other treatment), I found there was a remarkable difference in my skin color and the powder wasn't drying as I thought it would be. I could wake up in the morning and forgo my standard tinted moisturizer and mineral makeup powder because my redness was lightened to a "glow." I could wash my face in the morning and apply a light dusting of Rare Minerals (hey--why not?) and at work I didn't get comments like, "Jen your face is red, are you sick/angry/stressed out?" I'm nowhere near using this up so for $60 two or three times a year I can definitely live with these results, Rare Minerals is going on my Christmas wish list!