The colors looked so amazing. I was hoping this would be a good product, but it isn't. The glitter doesn't stick very well. It just clumps up. It's not meant to be eyeshadow, but you can apply it over your eyeshadow. Either way, it's still not a good product. It's the kind of makeup that a teenybopper would wear or something you'd find in a Barbie makeup kit. If you want good quality glitter, go to MAC.
Gels/Soaps -Dr. Bronner's - Peppermint Castille Soap
theperoxideprincess 3/6/2013 1:48:00 AM
It's an okay product. And of course it makes you feel "clean", it's peppermint, peppermint makes you feel fresh. Just like when you pop some peppermints in your mouth and it gives you fresh clean breath. But that doesn't mean it cleaned you up. I didn't see a difference between using this product and other soaps. It's too expensive in my opinion. You're better off buying other soaps.
UD Primer Potion helps my eyeshadows look more pigmented and it blends a little better. I will admit one thing, I don't think it makes much of a difference if you wear it or not. But maybe that's because I only wear neutral eyeshadow. Oh and I HATE the container that this stuff comes in. I thought I ran out so I cut mine in half and there was still a ton of product left inside. I think it's ridiculous that they use this kind of packaging. I will buy this product again, but I'm buying the squeeze tube instead.
Eyeliner -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Insider Eyeliner - Pearl
theperoxideprincess 3/6/2013 1:22:00 AM
I've tried a lot of white eyeliners, but none of them satisfied me. This is one isn't so great either, but it's the best I could find. I use it on my waterline and it's not very pigmented. It also looks chalky after a few hours. I'm pretty sure it looks great on other parts of the face though. I would only buy this again because good white eyeliners are hard to find and hey, the packaging is cute. It's also retractable so you don't have to sharpen it.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - DUO eyelash adhesive
theperoxideprincess 3/6/2013 12:54:00 AM
If you wear fake eyelashes, you must buy this. Do not buy any other adhesive because you will waste your money. I first started wearing falsies when I was 17 and I tried so many eyelash adhesives and they all sucked. I almost gave up on wearing falsies. But DUO works wonders. Just apply a small amount to the lash strip, blow on it a little, and apply the falsies to your natural lash line. It only takes a minute to dry up. It doesn't drip and it keeps your lashes on all day. There is one downside though... This stuff smells pretty bad, but once it dries up the smell goes away. It's a small tube, but it can last up to a year even if you use it daily. ------------------------------------ Fun fact: I wore falsies + DUO adhesive to the amusement park and my lashes stayed on even after riding on all the roller coasters. That's how strong this glue is.
Eye Shadow -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Eyeshadow - Chocolate
theperoxideprincess 3/6/2013 12:27:00 AM
I don't use this as an eyeshadow because it's way too dark and will give me raccoon eyes. I actually use it for my brows. I use a small angled brush, dab it into the eyeshadow, and I make small strokes to give my brows a more dramatic arched look.
Lip Treatments -Chapstick - Lip Moisturizer SPF 15 Original Flavor
theperoxideprincess 3/6/2013 12:06:00 AM
Since I always go for the natural look, this chapstick is a must for me. I don't really like wearing lip gloss or lipstick so I use this instead. It gets the job done. Not only does it fix my chapped lips, but it also plumps my lips up.
I cannot live without this moisturizer. I use it everyday. I used to stress over my dry and cakey looking makeup. I went through all kinds of moisturizers, but none of them helped my makeup look smooth and flawless. And then I found this amazing product. I apply it on my body right after showering and I apply it to my face before I do my makeup routine. A little goes a long way. Don't use too much because it can make you look greasy. It helps my concealer and foundation go on sooo smoothly. And I also noticed that since I started using this moisturizer, my acne scars are fading away. My face has never looked so clear.
Dark Angels is alright, but unfortunately it doesn't work so great on my skin. It comes in a cute little tub. It looks like charcoal, but it smells so good like citrus. All you have to do is put a small chunk in your palm, apply a few drops of water, and mix it into a paste. Then you just apply it to your face in small circles. It looks messy, but it comes off easily. It leaves your face very soft, but in my case it made me break out. Again, each person will experience different results from Dark Angels so go try it out for yourself. Lush always gives out samples.
It's a good thing I bought the smallest bottle because this stuff is worthless. I applied all my makeup and sprayed this on my face twice afterwards. It's supposed to make your makeup look matte and stay in place, but it does nothing. My skin isn't that oily, but this spray made my face look sooo shiny. Maybe I applied it the wrong way? Maybe it only works when you're wearing UD makeup? Not sure, but it didn't work for me.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - 144-Piece Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette
theperoxideprincess 3/5/2013 11:00:00 PM
I like to wear natural looking makeup so I bought the neutral version of this palette. For $15 this stuff is pretty good. I would rather buy this than the Urban Decay Naked Palette which costs $50. UD Naked only has 12 colors and I'm pretty sure not all of them will look good on me anyway so it's overpriced, in my opinion. Glad I found this E.L.F. palette instead. The eyeshadows aren't bad quality at all. They're highly pigmented and they're very creamy. You don't even need primer because the shadows stay on all day. But the packaging is pretty cheap and it can break easily if you're not careful. I will definitely buy this again once I use up all the colors which will probably take a long time lol.
I LOVE THIS STUFF! This is the best exfoliator I've ever used. It leaves my face so soft, smooth, and feeling fresh. It smells very citrusy. Of course, you should never use this stuff everyday just like any other exfoliator. And no, it did not burn my face at all. Remember to mix the ocean salt before using it for the first time. And use moisturizer after using this product. If you want to try it out before buying it, just go to your local Lush store and ask them for a small sample and they'll be more than happy to give you some.
I went to Sephora looking for my first nude colored lipstick and the employee referred me to this one. I wasn't worried about the price because I knew YSL wouldn't disappoint me. First of all, the color looks great on my medium fair skin. It's not too dark nor too light. It smells great. The packaging is beautiful and elegant, I can see why the lipstick itself is so expensive. Another thing I loved about it is how creamy it is. You don't need to apply any gloss over it. BUT there is one downside to it, I thought it was a little too creamy. I wanted to love this lipstick. I really did. I take good care of all my lipsticks. I never put them in my purse or leave them in my car. I've only had this lipstick for a month and I always leave it in my cool temp room and somehow it still melted and smudged all over the cap. It's way too messy in my opinion. That's why I gave this product 4 lippys :/