I saw a few youtubers raving about these beauty supply store lipgloss for 2.99 in some nice colors and I decided to try out few for myself and even though I must say they are very pigmented, let me also say they come in opaque colors and some shimmers, and the packaging aint nothing super special but you get a nice amount for the price you pay. So here is what I DONT LIKE about these lipglosses I hate when lipgloss give me this line across the inside of my lips and THIS is what these do I did exfoliate my lips which I do very often due to the fact the I have dry lips but even tried applying these different ways but the effect is still the same for the opaque shades with the shimmers not so bad but all in all these are not on my favourite list of lipglosses but it works for other people just didn't work for me.
BB Cream -Unlisted Brand - Kiss Cosmetics Beauty Balm
susu42 5/17/2013 4:35:00 PM
Hi ladies of color who are looking for a cheap BB cream check out your local Beauty Supply in your area and check out the Kiss Cosmetics display and see if you see the new Beauty Balm that they have, I recently bought a pressed powder and there was a sample of this new Beauty Balm in the color Medium in there which is a dead on match for my skincolor which I wear Maybelline Fit Me foundation in 355 just so you guys have an idea of my skintone, this is very nice its not dewy and its not matte and the texture is pretty thick and it will give some coverage, if you have minor skin issue then this will be perfect but for someone who has acne or dark spots then concealer along with this will give you great coverage, I love it and its only 7.99 at my local store and the other shade is dark which will fit ladies on the deep, deeper color range if you wear like Mac NW/NC 50 and up then this shade will work for you. So ladies Kiss New York Cosmetics is stepping up their game as their Gel Eyeliner is my holy grail until I find something that works better than it.
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Moist Lip Wear Retro Red 308B
susu42 4/1/2013 2:38:00 AM
Im on the bandwagon about this cheapie lipstick and im not a lipstick girl I much prefer a gloss but I have been trying to find a Red lipstick that will suit my undertone and not make my teeth look yellow when I apply it and this did the trick I came across it just browsing around in CVS I absolutely love it, I have dry lips and this is very moisturizing and apply so smooth and creamy. I even bought a back up just in case its discontinued. When ever the occasion calls for it I will have this in my beauty kit, I found on close inspection that it does have a little bit of sparkle in it.
Yes ladies I jumped on the bangwagon and got this mascara and I agree with the other reveiwers, this SUCKS big time, if you have stumpy lashes like me this is not for you, plus the brush is plastic but its very hard and prickly so it irritates my eye area while applying it will poke but if you don't have sensitive eye area then fine,its similar to Benefit There Real mascara, the wand I mean not formula, I used it like two days and took it back to Walmart ,no way. Elf has mascara with a similar type brush for $3 that's a better option in my opinon.
Even though I still have the Fergie/wet N wild eyeshadow primer,i decided give this a try and Im going to say this giving the Wetn Wild a run for its money, it really keep the shadow on longer,no creasing, very easy to apply and the shadow when applying glides on, so im a wait for one of those days when its really warm to test it out to see how it holds up but so far I do like it . I bought the warm beige some people may gripe about the jar but I don't mind people these act like they are afraid of their own fingers, I use brush to dip in the jar and I do prefer this compared to tubes because when they are on the fninishing then you have to squeeze like hell to get the rest of the stuff out.
Eye Primer -Unlisted Brand - Darling Girl Cosmetics
susu42 3/25/2013 12:02:00 PM
So im always reading those beauty blogs about small indie makeup companies and this one called Darling Girl Cosmetics stuck out because she made nice cosmetics at REASONABLE PRICES. I tried out the Eyeshadow Primer and the Face Primer and they are pretty good, I have mentioned it here a few times that I have hooded eyes and this eye primer is of a more "matte" texture and you don't need a lot, it will make your eyeshadow pop,plus do the usual primer thing, she sells sample sizes so you can check it out for yourselves, the face primer is nice also and has no fragrance goes on pretty smooth, for a oily skin person this may or may not work but I have combo skin and in the winter im more dry so this is ok for me.
Eye Primer -Wet 'n' Wild - Fergie Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer
susu42 1/1/2013 5:42:00 AM
Okay so i did a review on the Little Black Dress cream eyeliner and which i shall return, but this eyeshadow primer is a WINNER in my book for now at least, i combo skin and the oiliest eyelids plus i have hooded eyes, so creasing is something that will happen on my eyes and so im always on the hunt for a good eyeshadow primer, i have tried a few top brands in either full size or have gone to Sephora and ask for a sample in other brands and most of those didnt work for me either, anyway i bought this and it comes in a tiny squeeze tube thats a plus, the consistency is very smooth and has a flesh toned hue to it so being darker skinned it doesnt leave a ashy look on my lids it blends in nicely and the shadow went on very easily, now i went to work at 5pm and now its 4.38am in the morning on New Years day no im not sleeping and this primer is still keeping my shadow on my eyes, yes im sleeping with this to see what it will look like when i get up for work im seriously testing out this product, I will also test this on a day when its warm to see how it holds up as that will be the ultimate test part 2 but for now its doing really good in my book. I had to update you guys on this product i took on lippie off because this eyeshadow primer doesnt do very well with shimmer eyeshadows in my experience, it flakes off rather quickly but for Mattes this is a dream come true so its still wonderful primer but just a heads up for the shimmer, what i did was use a nyx base along with a white eyeshadow pencil and my shimmer shadow will not crease like i said before i have oily eyelids plus hooded eyes so i need some serious backup when it comes to eyemakeup. I will get another tube of this but like everyone says recap it as soon as you get what you need otherwise it just keeps oozing out i hope wetnwild will address this issue.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - On The Edge Creme Liner - Little Black Dress
susu42 1/1/2013 5:27:00 AM
After watching all the new buzz about these products on Youtube i got curious and checked out my local Walgreens to see what they had, so i picked up the this eyeliner and the EyeshadowPrimer, i will do a seperate review on that, this eyeliner is not worth the price its selling for, i have used the reg wetn wild cream liner and that is waaay better than this, firstly they didnt lie when they say it goes on like a "liquid" eyeliner so it looks and applies wet on upon drying its not as pigmented on my skin, it more looks like a stain, for more intensity you would have to go back over it again if you are in a rush this will transfer to your upper lids, I have Ruby Kisses cream gel eyeliner and this product wins hands down it goes on matte and drys matte.I will not be keeping this i will return it and maybe get myself another tube of the primer, to each their own i know some people will like it but i dont. I really had better expectation knowing that wet n wild even its cheap they make good products this was a not a winner
I got a sample of the shampoo/conditioner and the hair mask with my target beauty bag and i never would have bought these on their own because i have dry, color treated relaxed hair and i must say im very pleased and this shampoo does leave my hair feeling hydrated, i will definately be buying a full size in these, good job loreal
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Neem, Tea Tree,Sulpher & Bentonite Clay Soap
susu42 12/16/2012 12:40:00 AM
I had to tell you lovely folks on here about this bar soap that i found on ebay, i personally dont like bar soap for either my face or body but i love this one, i suffer from hormonal breakouts and i was searching on here and where ever else to find something that would help with this breakout situation, i was searching on ebay and i came across this soap now i have to tell you that its not a fancy looking or smelling kind of soap and if you dont know anything about neem then do your research because its a great antiseptic but the oil smell terrible, but for the amount in this soap it doesnt smell like the oil, also if you are sensitive to smell then this might not be for you, but i must say i got a sample size and its nowhere done yet and it gives a good lather and thoroughly cleans the skin. If you wear a lot of makeup my suggestion would first to use a makeup wipe to take it off first and then use the neem soap and lather up and work it into your skin for about a minute then rinse. I have combo skin and it doesnt dry out my skin . The ebay sellers name is majesticjus4u. Acne prone people give this a try
Cherry Street Cosmetics i saw reveiws on this small company on Youtube and decided to check them out for myself, i bought the eyeshadow primer it comes in a 5gr jar and its a flesh colored primer which blends out very nicely. I have very oily eyelids and i have tried name brand primers and some no names as well, but ladies if you are looking for a good primer without spending big bucks then give this company a try it really does a nice job of keeping my eyeshadow on without creasing thats a milestone for me as the famous Too faced didnt prevent creasing on me.
Cleansers -Biore - Steam Activated Cleanser with SteamActiv Beads
susu42 6/15/2012 2:20:00 AM
i bought this cleanser from Walmart in the new packaging which sucks cause its a squeeze tube and it can get messy i would prefer a pump type bottle, but anyway its a good cleanser, not great will get rid of makeup and dirt but use a toner afterwards to make certain your face is clean as i dont use this in the shower do i dont know about the steam activated claim as i use my bathroom sink with warm water and i dont feel any steaming sensation with this cleanser, it does have some menthol ingredient as you feel a little tingle when using it but nothing to shout about
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid- Lotion Sunblock SPF 30
susu42 6/15/2012 2:15:00 AM
i use it everyday blends right into my skin, doesnt make it ashy, or greasy, hope they make the spf higher as summer isnt offcially here yet and i know i will need something higher but its a great product i havent experienced any breakouts with this
I have tried a few mineral makeup line from small companies and i liked some and some just didnt work for me as im a dark skinned woman of color, some shades are too red, pink, and brown but anyway i stumbled upon this company on ebay and i must say its my go to foundation for everyday wear, i dont like liquid foundations and thats why i ;prefer minerals plus i breakout very easily, this little company is called Karma-naturals and they have skincare, as well as mineral foundation, eyeshadows.You will find from the lighest shade of mineral makeup to the darkest, and thats what impressed me plus they sell samples which are quite reasonable, you can get full coverage from this foundation if yu use it wet and it can double as a concealer, I will be a return customer and im just passing this info along as i have learnt about many new products from here so, i know there are other ladies like myself who want to have something like this for their face.
this is a pretty good product and the best part is you just need to use a tiny dot and your eyeshadow will stick and stay in place, good quality product and would buy again just follow the instructions on how to apply it.