Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Revitalift Miracle Blur
tinsel5001 4/21/2013 2:37:00 PM
I've used other primers, but totally don't get this one. Seems like weird junk, that is marketed & positioned in a very weird way. Will not repurchase.
The pink cap is cute, but otherwise I didn't love this mascara. It smeared on me and gave me raccoon eyes. My overall reaction is "meh." Will not repurchase, but I do like Revlon products.
This review is for Petites nail polish color #3 - sapphire. For $2.00 -- this is a good value on cobalt blue shimmer. It's almost like a deep royal blue. I find it applies and dries just fine.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure - Shell We Dance
tinsel5001 4/20/2013 10:37:00 PM
I really like the brush & formula. Gave this a 3 because the pink color was too sheer & too neutral for me. But I'd recommend this polish in general.
Love this. Fun green color. Not too blue, not too yellow. Straight pure kelly / emerald green (creme ). Very "spring."
I had this once. Hated it. Gave me racoon eyes. Quickly. Have no idea why this ever gained popularly. Don't like it.
Liquid -Paula's Choice - Best Face Forward Foundation SPF 25
tinsel5001 4/16/2013 2:39:00 PM
I've sampled a few shades of this & so far I like it. Have received compliments on my skin when I wear it. Will update this review in detail more later... after I do more a comprehensive analysis.
Lips -E.L.F. - E.L.F. Essential Lip Stain - Crimson Crush
tinsel5001 4/16/2013 2:37:00 PM
Awesome color, excellent product for the price. Better than any version I've found in the drugstore or Sephora. If you liked Urban Decay's now discontinued "Bitten" Lip Ink --- you might like this. I only wish the tip of the marker stain was more rounded than pointy. But -- again -- I'm happy with this purchase & would buy again.
The balm packaging is a joke. It broke upon first use for me like everyone else. Who at Revlon thought this was a good idea? It should go up & down so it doesn't break. Worthless. Good idea --- very bad execution. Laughable. The stain is not good either. Very drying, wears unevenly. e.l.f. does a much job with their less expensive stains. Will not repurchase ever. Wouldn't use if it were a gift. Too bad. Wanted to like this.
Top/Base Coats -OPI - Start to Finish Base & Top Coat
tinsel5001 4/16/2013 1:57:00 PM
This is the worst. Expensive & makes tons of bubbles. Bubbles are a nightmare. I wouldn't buy this if it were 25 cents. Avoid. I would give this a zero 0 rating if it let me.
I like this ok. It's better than others I've tried at the drugstore (Revlon, L'Oreal Million Lashes Waterproof)... I'd say this is one of the better ones (easy to get off, didn't give me racoon eyes) -- but I'm not totally sold. I'm going to try the other Accelerator version.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Invisible Loose Setting Powder
tinsel5001 4/30/2011 2:24:00 PM
I received a sample of this at the LM counter, and I wasn't that impressed. I don't think I would buy it. It didn't seem like anything amazing or special (as I may have hoped.) Just sort of "eh."
Tinted Moisturizer -Paula's Choice - Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 20
tinsel5001 4/30/2011 2:11:00 PM
This is not a bad product at all. Good finish, but for me personally, it's just not enough coverage. Seems best for those who just need minor evening out of skin tone. Would be good for young skin. Color range could be better. Maybe they'll ad more later.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 1% BHA Gel Exfoliant
tinsel5001 4/27/2011 1:40:00 PM
This flakes off into little pills, balls, flakes when I apply my foundation. Gross, yuck, all of the above. Wouldn't use this formula again no matter what. I'm leaning towards the PC liquid BHA.
As crazy as it seems... these work for me on my forehead in between the eyes. I don't like going to bed with a triangle on my head... but they have worked.