This is a nude/pink/gold color. It runs more warm then cool but I think it would work on most unless you have a super cool complexion. The previous reviews addressed the lemon scent, but it was reformulated and now it smells like sorbet ice cream. Its not too thick or heavy. It can go on sheer if you want it to but its pretty pigmented. I really like this gloss for everyday and will certainly buy it again if I ever use it up. Its also only $2-$3 so anyone can afford it. There are a lot of other great round lipgloss colors so try those out. I actually have a bunch of pics and swatches in my profile so check those out.
Liquid -Cover Girl - Advanced Radiance Age Defying - Liquid
vintagezombie 10/16/2009 11:41:00 AM
If I didn't haven't oily skin this would be my HG. My mom bought this and I tried it when I ran out of my usual Revlon CS. I haven't bothered to buy new foundation since using this because I like it so much. The pump is great, I hated waiting ages for my CS to come out. I only use half as much of this as I did CS and the coverage is literally twice as great and it doesn't feel heavy to me. Its so much easier to blend, I'm able to finish applying it much faster than I was the CS. It does have a weird floral smell but its growing on me. The only problem I have with this is that it doesn't work to well with oily skin, it would be better for drier skin. I just suck it up and bare it though because I like everything else about it. I wouldn't buy it again for myself just because I need something with more oil control, but it is a good foundation.
God bless the people at ELF who made this product! It is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing, especially for just $3.00! I'll start by saying that I have very oily eyelids. Without a primer my eyeshadow creases within 2-3 hours. With ELF's Mineral Primer my eyeshadow lasts about 8-9 hours (as long as I'm not out in super hot weather) with only a bit of fading. It stays vibrant most of the day. The primer is totally sheer. The tube I got is kind of watery but I don't know if this is the norm (ELF says they put vitamin a,c, & e, in it, maybe thats what it is?). The tube is clear with a doe foot applicator so you can see how much you have left inside. It easy to blend and you don't need to use a whole lot. This is a great alternative to UDPP, it works just as well and is $14 cheaper. ELF-MP has .15 oz & UDPP has .34 oz Below is a photo of ELF-MP on my right eye and UDPP on my left after 5 hours & 10 hours. INGREDIENTS: Isododecane, Cylopentasiloxane, Octyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Triacontanyl PVP, Propylene Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).
For powder foundation it gives great coverage and I've never had powder foundation look so good. It was easy to get the foundation around my nose and everywhere else. Applying liquid foundation with this brush was so much easier then any other brush I've used and quicker then using my fingers. Plus I got a great smooth streak free finish with zero effort in just a minute. Today was really the fastest and easiest time I've ever had applying liquid foundation. This brush is super soft, and it was easy to wash out my stubborn Revlon CS. Also there was very little foundation left on my brush, I expected there to be more on my brush then on my face like with other brushes but that doesn't happen with this brush. Also there is no smell and no shedding.
Eye Shadow -NYX - 10 Color Palette - Champagne & Caviar
vintagezombie 7/14/2009 2:22:00 PM
This new palette from NYX is a must have. It has 10 neutral colors that I think will work for most skin tones. There are 3 matte colors (white, chocolate, black) & the rest are a mix of satin and shimmers. This palette has all the colors you need to make a natural everyday look or a smoky chocolate evening look. The white color is pigmented but sheer enough to work as a brow bone highlighter. All the other colors are very pigmented and have a silky texture. The compact is glossy and chic, but shows finger prints easily. The entire inside lid is a mirror so you can see what you are doing very well. Its about 4.5 inches long but there is plenty of each color. My only complaint about this palette is that its a little hard to open and I'm afraid of breaking my nails. This is really a great product and perfect for traveling, runs between $8 - $10 depending on where you buy it. Here are swatches
Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50
vintagezombie 6/29/2009 9:26:00 PM
I get all warm and fuzy just thinking about this primer. I have very oily skin, I've tried a few primers, different foundations, face powders, whatever, and none have been able to do what MAC's Prep + Prime SPF 50 has done for me. It sounds cheesy to say its changed my life but it has. Oil Control: When I'm not wearing primer my skin becomes oily 4-5 hours after applying foundation (sometimes sooner on bad days), and by 3 or 4 pm I have to blot (I just use tissue). When I wear the Prep+Prime my skin gets a little 'dewy' after a few hours but it rarely gets to the point when I feel like I need to blot. Even if its 10 o'clock at night, my face will still look only dewy or just slightly oily. Foundation Wear: My usual face products are Revlon's Colorstay Foundation, followed by a pressed powder. I apply my foundation right after the primer because it CS is easier to blend with something else underneath. With the Prep + Prime my foundation lasts all day and if there aren't any lines around my nose or mouth (from smiling). Breakouts & Pores: I almost always have one or two new zits everyday, and I don't find this to have affected my skin in that way at all. I usually just use the primer on my forhead, nose, & cheeks, and my breakouts are always around my mouth and cheeks. So this primer hasn't made me breakout more or less. Also its never clogged pores or caused any other skin irritations. Application & Removal: The formula is light and easy to apply. I use to just use a dot on each cheek, nose, and forehead but I've found using a bit more makes it work even better at controlling oil. This washes off just fine with my Olay face cleanser (it has little exfoliating beads), I don't have a problem with this staying on my face when I don't want it there. Packaging: This comes in a little sparkly black tube that is narrow on the top and has the opening on the bottom. Its only 1 ounce, which I think it a rip off for $28. Also I think it will be a pain to get all of the product out when I start getting to the end. I would probably cut it open if not for the fact that I would not be able to take the empty tube back to MAC for a free lipstick or whatever. I only use the primer on days when I know I'm going to be away from home all day, otherwise I feel like I'm wasting it and I don't want to have to rebuy this all the time.
Eye Makeup Remover -E.L.F. - Eye Make-Up Remover Pads
vintagezombie 6/29/2009 9:12:00 PM
I really love these eye makeup remover pads. They are so great at removing makeup and I don't have to rub over the same area again and again to get everything off. It says it doesn't have a fragrance but I think is smells like baby whipes. The pad is very thin but it picks up a lot and its very sturdy. The only thing I would complain about is that after I use it my eyelids are a little sticky (like my eyelid just sticks together a bit) so I need to rinse with water. Also it doesn't 100% remove mascara but I'd say it gets 80-90%. It would be really great if elf made a jumbo or refill pack because it only holds 18 pads.
I really thought this color was going to be amazing because in the bottle its a gorgeous purple with blue & fucshia glitter, but when I put it on I was not impressed. The glitter isn't really glitter in the sense that it doesn't reflect light or change color at all. Its just flat and you can't really see it unless you are upclose. Also without a top coat its not shiny at all. I think with some other sparkly color layered over it it could be great, but I think with a brand like China Glaze you shouldn't have to resort to that. In this photo you can see the glitter but its not that impressive in real life.
Size: 1.5 oz Price: $6.99 Where To Buy: Walgreens, Rite Aid Will I Buy Again: Yes! I saw it at Walgreens and just had to try it. I don't usually do inpulse buys but I figured since I've never use a TM before I could try this out and wear it to the gym at the very least. This is the first tinted moisturizer I've ever tried, so perhaps I don't know what I'm missing but I love this product! I know I'm going to use it tons in the summer when my family has swim/birthday partys (which is very often May-August). This product comes in 4 shades: Fair (very fair, pink or porcelain undertones), Light Warm Tones (beige or yellow undertones), Medium Warm Tones (mediterranean, tanned complexion) and Dark Tones (deep, warm complexion). I use the lightest which is suppose to be for fair/pink toned skin but its great on my light neutral/warm skin. PROS: -SPF 30, protects your skin -paraben free -has green tea and white tea extracts -gives good light to almost medium coverage, I have huge pores, uneven skin, and breakouts but I feel ok going out in just this (i.e the gym, quick errands, or beach/pool) -makes my skin a little glowy -gives light oil control, not as much as my normal foundation but I can just rinse my face mid-day and re apply which is good because you need to touch up sunscreen anyways -makes a nice base for regular foundation, my foundation goes on really nice over it -you get a very good quantity for the price, 1.5 oz for $7 CONS: -strong sunscreen smell when you put it on and take it off, but I kind of like the smell of sunscreen
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Megaliner Liquid Eyeliner- Turquoise
vintagezombie 9/28/2008 1:15:00 AM
Size: 0.12 ounces Price: $2.99 Where To Buy: any drugstore Firstly, the color is called Turquoise, but its actually green. I don't get how WnW made this mistake, but whatever. Secondly, I love, love, LOVE this eyeliner! It is the prettiest shade of green. PROS: -The little brush is fantastic at getting thin, smooth lines with little effort. -Said little brush is good at getting a nice wing, something I've never been able to get before. -The color goes on super bright the first time, and it dries quickly. -It doesn't fade or come off during the day. Even at the end of the day it hasn't moved when the rest of my eye shadow is a oily mess in my crease. -It washes off easily with just water. CONS: -The only thing that bugs me is that the bottle is so small. If you're a person that wears liquid liner everyday and if this was a staple color (like brown or black) then it probably would be used up in 3-4 weeks. Over all I adore this liner, I adore the color, and I plan to get the blue, brown, and black Mega Liners. Here is a photo of me wearing the liner. The gold e/s is Mermaid's Gold from tkbtrading.com
Serengeti is a pretty trio with yellow and two greens. There is a bright neon yellow, and light chartreuse green, and a bright grass green. When I first got this trio I swiped the colors with my fingers and was amazed at the great color payoff. Then I tried applying these with a brush over UDPP and the payoff was sheer and disappointing. However, using these wet or over a NYX jumbo e/s pencil will make them bright like they are in the pan. The eye shadows themselves are satiny and smooth, not chalky at all. There are no sparkles but a very lovely shimmer. The darker green is exactly the same as the single NYX color Kiwi. I think the lighter green may be a close match to MAC's Bitter, but it has less yellow. Here is a photo of the product and swatches done over NYX's jumbo e/s pencil Yogurt. Also a photo of me wearing the product, the yellow is in the inner corner, light green all over the lid, and the dark green in the crease with Fyrinnae's Dragonskin in the outer corner.
Eye Shadow -NYX - Trio TS06 Purple Deep Purple and Prune
vintagezombie 6/28/2008 11:00:00 PM
You know Janice on Friends who does the famous "Oh. My. God" bit? Well thats what I was doing when I used the Purple on this trio. Wow. This is one of the prettiest purples I've used (though it doens't top my favorite No Scruples from theshespace.com). It looks like a shimmery reflective bright purple in the pan, but it applys with a blue sheen that is so pretty. I used it wet and it is even more metallic and gorgeous. The other colors Deep Purple and Prune are both very pretty as well, but Purple is the mind blower. Deep Purple is a pretty dark purple, and Prune is a lovely purple wine color. BTW Purple is said to be a dupe for MAC's Parfait Amour, I haven't compared the two side by side personally but from what I can remember of PA I think they are very similar. Here is a photo of the product and swatches done over NYX Yogurt jumbo e/s pencil. I've also included a photo of me wearing Purple applied wet, it is slighty darker in person.
Anti Diva has a white/cream color, a blue with a touch of teal, and a tanned sandy color. I LOVE the cream as a brow bone highlighter, I've used this every day since I bought it. The blue is very well pigmented and looks very pretty. The tan is also really pretty. These have good lasting power. All of them have slight shimmer, but the blue has the least. These work great over UDPP, and I really love this trio. Here is a product photo and swatches done over NYX Yogurt jumbo e/s pencil. The blue is *slightly* greener in person. Also a photo of me wearing these colors together over just UDPP, they look really good.
Team Spirit is a lovely trio with 3 vibrant colors. First there is a bright blue that is a cross between periwinkle and royal blue, then there is a yellow gold, and last a bright purple. The blue is my favorite color of the three. All the colors are really soft and well pigmented with a slight shimmer. While these are alright over UDPP I like using them over NYX Jumbo e/s pencils better because then they really pop. These colors have good lasting power. I really recommend getting this if you like bright colors. 6/28 EDIT: I've just discovered that the purple in this trio is very similar to the single eye shadow Luxor and the chrome pigment Fuchsia so avoid getting those if you don't want dupes. Also the blue is similar to Lanikai and Bayou (chrome pigment). Here is a product photo and swatches done over NYX Yogurt jumbo e/s pencil.
Shangri-La is the perfect trio to get sunset eyes. It has a bright satin yellow, and shimmery pure dark orange, and a soft shimmery peach. The yellow and peach have decent pigmentation over bare skin but the orange needs UDPP or another base. Once you have a base they are all really bright. They have great lasting power. At first glance Shangri-La looks like the colors would be hard to wear for most people, but I actually think it can work for a lot of skin tones. The orange in this trio is very similar to the single e/s Golden Orange, so avoid getting both if you don't want dupes Here are photos of the product, swatches, and me wearing the trio.