Concealers -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer
veck 10/9/2011 6:50:00 PM
It does cover pretty well-- the redness at least. You'd obviously have to use powder or foundation over it. This does great things for my eye bags too, it doesn't completely cover them but it manages to make them appear lighter, therefore giving an awake appearance. I admit this is a bit drying on my skin, even gently layering it over twice gives a flakey texture. Remember to apply small amounts. Too much of anything on this concealer dries it up.
This is the best lip gloss I've ever used. It doesn't have that gooey/sticky application that everybody dreads but at the same time it still manages to keep your lips shiny and feeling moisturized. I apply it over lipsticks and it hasn't melted or caused clumps, just dab it on minimally.
I'm going to start off by saying this nail polish smells fantastic!! I love the scented nail polishes, because its so much better than smelling the typical nail polish smell! The color is a lovely lavender color with a bit of shimmer. The application is quite simple and it dries quickly. The brush could be better but its not really a problem. Overall, its a pretty good nail polish.
Application - 3/5 Smooth application. I can't quite keep it on my waterline though, it just fades away. I feel you need to reapply it during the day since it doesn't last as long. I'm at school for 6 hours and I think it only lasts about 2-3 hours, once I get home the color is no longer there. Color - 3/5 Very translucent with an almost white shimmer. I keep it below my waterline or at the inner corners of my eyes. I liked it at first because of its shimmer but its hardly even visible.
Not the best liquid eyeliner, but I did like it. My only real problem with this is the application tip, it wasn't a brush at all so it was irritating to use. This eyeliner isn't waterproof and did tend to smudge near the corner of my eyes. It did last a very long time though and was a dark enough black.
Color - 4/5 A flattering color, I think its very lovely on any skin type. Application/texture - 3/5 Smooth application yet it dries up rather annoyingly, to the point where I have to scrape off residue. I recommend applying a hydrating/moisturizing lip balm before adding on the lipstick. You'll probably have to dab the color on gently rather than normally to avoid having the chunky pieces of skin/lipstick. Packaging - 5/5 Nothing much to say about the packaging, I think its quite handy because of its rectangular shape. Rather than having it a cylinder and roll around everywhere.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
veck 7/29/2011 3:14:00 PM
After reading all these reviews, I just had to buy it. I mean its honestly the only gel eyeliner I can find that isn't over $20. I'll start off by saying its not the most amazing product ever, I expected better. The application isn't as nice as I would of wanted it to be, but it's still pretty smooth. I bought Charcoal ( I was actually going to buy the brown but I was worried that it wouldn't be as visible as the black). The brush is another problem, its decent at best. I recommend buying a different one. But if you can't, then make sure you wash the brush by dipping it in a makeup remover liquid (I find that using warm water won't fully remove makeup residue, therefore the brush dries into hard bristles--which is annoying). I will re-buy one more time until I find something better.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Matte Eyeshadow in Vintage Lace
veck 7/28/2011 10:55:00 PM
I adore this eyeshadow. I actually use it as an eyeliner (not on my waterline, but below it). It has a very natural color to it-- especially if you're fair skinned. The color gave me a nice "awake" appearance.
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin
veck 7/28/2011 10:46:00 PM
"Specially formulated for normal or dry skin, this oil-free, moisture-balanced formula gives you flawless looking skin. "--Revlon I have extremely dry skin, especially in the winter. Although it says I have combination skin, I'm more on the dry side. The oily/combination skin formula was /less/ dry than this one. Yet this one says its meant for people /with/ dry skin. Since I've been using the oily/comb. and loved it. I figured this would be 10X better because its meant for dry skin. I was wrong, this made my skin worse, it became so flakey and dull when I applied it. The application process was also irritating, the foundation dried way too fast and it felt too heavy on my skin. This does have a nice variety of colors though... that's all the good I can say. I found that the Ivory is a bit TOO white, especially for someone fair with pink undertones. Overall, I think you can get better with the money you're paying.
I've been using this for 2 weeks now. (The bottle I have is the Garnier Fresh Grape water/vitamin B5 Toner) I'm not sure if its the same one as this, but I'm going to write what this has accomplished for my skin. I'm not sure if its working for my skin on terms of acne, because I've been using a scrub + toner + moisturizer.. and still have a few pimples on my T-zone area. But I have noticed my skin appearing fresher/lighter because of the toner. It really did tone out my skin tone, I think. My skin appears less red than it did before. It also keeps my skin less dry/flakey.
Hydrated my lips, it felt smooth. I agree that its not long lasting, but all I had to do was reapply it a few times during the day. I would use this simply for keeping your lips moisturized. If your lips are constantly dry/cracked I'd recommend you to use something better. I also would of liked some spf, but overall not a bad lip balm.
I thought this color would look ridiculous on me because of my fair skin, but this color almost has a hint of berry in it, which is why it matched my skin very nicely. The smell is also delicious! The application is very smooth and my lips felt creamy (yet it didn't smudge or anything).
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay in Place Lipstick
veck 5/15/2011 12:43:00 PM
I got this lipstick as a gift, I'm really picky about lipstick because my lips are always so dry! When I heard how much this costs I nearly flipped out and hoped that no money was wasted because of my annoying dry lips. Anyway, by far the best lipstick I've ever used. I use #8 Ginger, before applying, you'll notice the color seems somewhat neutral/natural but don't be fooled its actual quite red. I don't know if this is the same for the other colors. The formula is absolutely smooth, my lips did not dry out. It does last long but just be careful when you eat (just as you would with most lipsticks). I also noticed it settles in nicely ( I had no lipstick smudges!).The packaging is very beautiful as well :)
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Lipstick #08 Stay Ginger
veck 5/15/2011 12:39:00 PM
Very smooth application and the smell is great! The packaging is beautiful, although this is very pricey (about $25-$34's). Don't be fooled by this color, it looks somewhat neutral/natural but once it is applied you'll notice that its actually quite a spicy, red color. Still looks great though!
This is probably one of the pencil eyeliners I've used. I bought it on sale for $3.99 (Avon tends to have these on sale). I use liquid eyeliner now, but this eyeliner works well when applied on the water-line. The formula is not the creamiest thing ever but it goes on smoothly. My only issue is the dull tip, for those who apply it on the top-lid this causes an issue because its hard to slide it on without it looking dull. If only they made some kind of sharpener for this. Other than that, the quality is great and the mechanical packaging is very helpful.