Treatments (Eye) -Garnier - Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
tintedlove 7/13/2012 11:18:00 PM
This product is great for me. It feels so refreshing and cold (how how how do they do it--wizardy?). It reminds me a lot of a thinner version of the Origins GinZing eye cream. They both use caffeine as a main ingredient and have a cooling effect. The product is absorbed into the skin quickly, isn't greasy, and leaves your skin ready for concealer. This will not get rid of your dark circles, but it will make you look fresher and more awake. Great for no make up or little make up days, or if you're just feeling hungover, tired, or sick. It's not SO cheap... Origins GinZing is $30 for .5 oz, but that's just in a bottle. So for half the price you get a fifth of the amount, plus the special roller. But the roller itself is great since you can take it on the go and don't have to keep it in the fridge for the same cooling effect.
The color of this is very unflattering. It's quite grey and powdery. I don't know what magic they use to make these rollerballs always so cold. The roller with no concealer is perfect because you can liberally roller it under your eyes. It feels really nice and the cold plus the caffeine will make your eyes less puffy. I have very, very dark circles, and the awkwardness of this concealer only makes them stand out more. On the other hand, the roller without concealer depuffs and brightens a bit without making me look sickly. If you want good coverage for undereyes, use the depuffing roller plus a better concealer.
Skincare - Body -Kiss My Face - Lavender and Shea Butter Ultra Moisturizer
tintedlove 6/30/2012 4:18:00 PM
I absolutely love this moisturizer. I'm on my third bottle. It's just for summertime though, since it's quite light. It is absorbed into the skin fairly quickly and isn't greasy at all. I use this at night after I've cleansed (I use moisturizers with SPF during the day). Quite a strong smell, but if you love lavender and don't have skin sensitive to perfumes, this is a perfect, light moisturizer. Also, it's quite cheap and natural!
I picked this up at the drugstore on a whim because it was only two dollars and I liked the color (I have sugar plum, which is a bright plum with no shimmer). I certainly got lucky. This stuff is incredible. This says "glossy" but it's really more just a soft shine. It has normal to short wear. The flavor and smell is very strong. It reminds me of candy flavored lipsmackers, which isn't ideal, but makes me feel sort of nostalgic. It's cheap, and yes, very easy. I adore this color. Will definitely be picking up more of these.
Lipstick -BeneFit Cosmetics - full finish lipstick in La La Land
tintedlove 6/30/2012 4:10:00 PM
The texture of this lipstick is unlike anything else I've tried. It's creamy, but it doesn't sink into your lips like other lipsticks. It sits on your lips and feels quite heavy. It also does not last longer than an hour. After the heaviness is gone, you're left with quite a dry and awkward looking stain. Also these colors are quite 90s neutrals. I returned mine to Sephora.
I bought this stain two or three years ago, and am not even halfway through. It will last you a very very long time. I think this is a lovely color. It looks natural on my cheeks, and very bright pink on my lips. My only beef, and it's a big beef, is that it doesn't last very long--an hour or two at most on the lips, maybe two or three on my cheeks. If I'm just popping out for a bit, I'll put this on without a worry, but I do not wear this if I know I'll be out for quite a while.
I love everything about this lipstick. It's matte, but easy to put on. Long lasting. Smells fantastic. It's a gorgeous bricky red. I always get compliments when I wear this. I find that this is even wearable during the day since it's not too bright or too dark. A nice even red. Will definitely repurchase.
I *love* this color. It's a lovely, vibrant red. Easy to wear. Unlike the other matte revlon lipsticks I've tried, it's pretty easy to put on. I can even put it on out of the tube and clean it up with some lipliner. It's nice that revlon makes an affordable, lovely but bright red color. Usually for striking colors I have to go for more expensive brands.
BB Cream -Dr. Jart+ - Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++
tintedlove 6/30/2012 3:58:00 PM
I really like this BB cream. I've only really used tinted moisturizers, but lately all the formulas have become either too shimmery or too powdery. This looks extremely natural on me. When you put it on it looks grey, but it evens out into a natural looking color. My face doesn't get oily, it doesn't melt, and it keeps my face hydrated. I feel like my skin is actually much better after wearing this all day. I don't have many skin problems so I can't say how this is for sensitive skin, but I do have light pigmentation on my cheeks, and this not only covers it, but seems to help get rid of it. I should say that I prefer a dewy finish, and like I said, I don't have many skin problems. If you only need a bit of coverage and you want something that has more skin care than TMs, this is a great product.
What's particularly great about this lipstick is that it is sheer and also buildable. I like bright lipcolors but a lipstick like NARS heat wave I would only wear at night. This is a perfect bright daytime lipstick, because it's creamy and sheer (although you can add layers to make it brighter). Like most revlon lipsticks it has a plastic smell and taste, and like creamy lipsticks, it's not very longlasting. But, it's easy to wear and cheap. Be warned though, this lipstick oxidizes VERY pink. So it sort of alternates between an orange and a hot pink.
This is a decent, cheap lipstick. It's a very dark wine on me. If you're looking for something not so dramatic, I would get fabulous fig (also matte) instead. The texture is pretty bad. It's impossible to get even color without a lip liner. I have the revlon liner in wine and it works perfectly. Since I don't use this dark of a color very often, I don't mind buying the cheaper brand. But lots of other brands have a color like this that has better application.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Matte in Smoked Peach 013
tintedlove 6/30/2012 3:43:00 PM
I bought this lipstick on a whim. It's a very pretty color. I don't normally like shimmers in lipstick, but in this the shimmer is perfect. Unfortunately the texture of this lipstick is terrible. It's extremely difficult to get an even color with this lipstick. Even with exfoliation and balmed lips, the color is very patchy and settles into lines within 10 minutes. For matte lipsticks I think I'll stick with MAC.