Primer/ Corrector -Victoria's Secret - PRO Matte FX Blotting Gel
vstpink 2/2/2011 11:40:00 AM
First off, I bought this at a sale. So I got it for 3-4 dollars, which is quite a deal. I mean, I have fairly oily skin, esp. when I have to use a heavy-duty foundation. It comes with a small sponge which is big enough for me, but you can replace it. Yeah, you should also just replace the sponge once in a while as well or wash it because it could get gross. The gel itself is a white and not as heavy as you think it is. However, it requires a bit reapplying. But that is over a four hour course or something. It's great, but I think they could do a little better.
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Polyester Bride eyeshadow
vstpink 2/2/2011 11:30:00 AM
It's a very nice sparkly off-white color. A lot of people say there is fall-out, but mostly along the sides of my packaging. That can get annoying and hard to clean, but it's worth it. If you use only one swipe, there won't be any fall-out and it'll be a perfect highlight color.
I've never been a huge fan of Too Faced, but this is a great product. It comes with little cards telling you where and which eyeshadow to place (I don't generally use them, but they're helpful). I mean, this so is cute. Alright. So Heaven is a pretty solid white color, which is so easily blended and I mostly use it on the brow bone or as a base. Velvet Revolver is a very nice, kind of "sleepy" color. It's good on the crease or on it's own. Sexspresso is the most matte color in here. It's a almost deep, blendable brown which I don't find useful often, but it might make a good eyeliner. Silk Teddy is pretty shimmery. It's nice, but it appears a little white on the lid. Push-Up is one of my favorites, it's sort of a brown slightly-glittered light burgundy. It's perfect, and very good on it's own. Erotica is kind of the less matte and lighter verison of Sexspresso. Nude Beach. What can I say about it. I wish I could wear it. However, the glitters fall out and get onto my dark eye circles. And then people notice my dark eye circles. Honey Pot is gorgeous and a nice, not over the top gold. It's not close to matte, and has the same kind of texture as Push-Up (making it my 2-nd favorite in this palette). Cocoa Puff is very true to it's name. It's a kind of bright brown it's extremely minimal shimmers. All in all, I love it. And it'll take forever to hit pan on.
I got this as a gift for Christmas. Yes, I was excited to experiment with some new colors. If you look at the palette, the colors are gorgeous! However, the quality literally sucks. People say that Sephora shadows are easy to blend and all, but it's untrue with 97% of the colors in this palette. So, first off, they have a few glitter colors. Welp, the glitters are pretty big and the fall-out is kind of massive (esp. with the gray). I really love the burgundy (currently looking for a dupe), but pretentiously enough, I don't want to have rough quality on my eyes. The gold (french riviera) is chunky and hard to get on my eyelid. The pink (tender pink) requires a lot of layering. A lot of them require tons of layering to get a solid color on the eyes. The only good shadow in this palette is the bright blue (carulean). I'm not a huge fan of blues, but it's definitely gorgeous, even if it is impractical. I traveled with it once because I thought I'd use it (and didn't) and the packaging is absolutely sturdy. But Sephora, choose better shadows!
Yes! This is one of my favorite blushes. It's light pink/lavender-mauve (more pink than anything else) that has blue undertones. It looks so gorgeous! It's very light and sheer (of course). In fact, it hardly shows up on my skin tone alone. Therefore I mix it with Nars' Orgasm. It's the perfect combination for me. Another pro is that is the hardest thing to over-do. It's just almost not possible. Anyways, I love it. I will run to the store to get more when I run out.
This is actually a pretty good product. It does a good job whitening. I don't think it's that immediate, but it takes a little time. It tastes like tooth whitener, but it doesn't have the foul smell that Crest White Strips have. The packaging suck, though. I didn't know how to use it until I googled it (it didn't come with instructions). I broke the vial the first time, but it was still good to use. All in all, it's a little expensive, but I think it's worth it.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - Precious Metals
vstpink 11/7/2010 5:36:00 PM
I was actually surprised how good this was for the price. It costs about 5-6$, and there are 4 cream shadows. It's called Precious Metals but they somewhat remind me of the nighttime. So, first off the shadows don't feel heavy. They're pretty light and not watery or solid. I use my finger to apply, since I tried using a brush and it was WAY too hard to get off. I just spin it in a circular motion and put it on my lid. I wouldn't use it lighty since it can make creases. So I put it on relatively dark. All of the shadows have some sort of glitter/shimmer. The silver is shimmery, but still dark if you use a good amount.The yellowish gold is actually just gold and has shimmers. It looks very nice mixed with the bronze, which is natural in a shimmery sort of way (that didn't make sense). The last color is maroon/brown/silver. It look very nice and could look great with thick lashes. The packing is fair enough, but the first time I opened it, I made a dent in the shadows. I think they should put the shadow where the mirror is.
I originally bought this so I could do a Katy Perry inspired look for a contest. She listed it as one of her "favorite" products (isn't she a spokesgirl for Cover Girl??), so I decided to use it. I must say, even though it isn't my favorite, I'm impressed. I have black, and it cost me about 10$ (you can get it for 7$ at Wal-Mart, I think). The brush is big (big pro) but the bristles are small (con :/). It's not lengthening as it claims to be. If your lashes are short, they will stay short. However, the formula looks blacker on lashes than it looks in the bottle. I think that is one of it's best features. Anyway, I like to use it on my lower lashes. I also don't use it alone. I'd use it with Diorshow or MAC's Haute and Naughty. Just to get this out there, I really hate the packaging. I know it's drugstore, but seriously?
I mainly bought this because of the hype. I have to admit, it didn't live up to my expectations, but it did just good enough. The color on me is a rose-y nude brown. It's flattering and quite natural. But it still does look like I'm wearing a lip product and like I put effort in. The formula of the lipstick is a definite hit. It's creamy and matte-looking. It hydrates and never, ever dried out my lips. However, it does get on straws and cups (just laugh it off). The smell of this product is also of roses. It's not a unique smell (most Chanel products smells like it, and Lancome is irritatingly rosey, like a Chanel knock-off or something). It's not bad though. The packing is sleek and iconic. Just a nice thing to have. There are logos on the top of the cap and in the inside. Chanel is engraved on the lipstick. And I do hear a distinct clicking when I close it. I like it.
I don't generally use lip liners, but this is my exception. You don't need lipglass or lipstick to wear it. It's very natural and makes your lips appear bigger. I'm glad it isn't too nude or it'd look like that girl from the Jersey Shore. Anyways, very nice. I'll buy it again if I was to run out.
I really don't like this mascara (I have excessive black, but I'm sure the formula is all the same for every color). That's the simple way to put it. First off, it's extremely watery. So much mascara gets on the brush when I pull it out. It looks like it's going to drip. When you put it on, it does make a nice curl (and holds one). In fact, I love the shape of this brush. It was possibly the only thing I like about it. However, the mascara clumps. Not just little ones, but pretty noticeable ones. If you touch it, it will either smear (it takes a bit to dry) or flake (gross). It isn't what your looking for if you want natural-looking lashes (I wasn't, but this is just a disclaimer). Lastly, it smells so badly. It smells overly rosy mixed with chemicals. This isn't that expensive, but it is expensive considering it's a terrible product.
This is really nice! I have the Lip Polish in Orange Ice, and it is a very sheer (almost no orange), shimmery color applied. In the bottle it just looks extremely orange. The packaging is really nice and small. It doesn't leak and the brush is good. The lipgloss feels a little dry at first, but it gets moist. It also feels (not tastes, it has no taste) a little minty. It smells like orange gum balls (if that makes sense). I could do without it, but I feel the need to try more colors.
Blush -MAC - Satin Blush - Her Blooming Cheek (A Tartan Tale Holiday '10)
vstpink 11/7/2010 2:02:00 PM
I picked this up at Nordstrom, without having an intention to buy it. I thought it was one of those hyper-pigmented blushes and it'd look really bad on my skin. Later I found that it can, if you over-apply. It's fuchsia, but don't be intimidated. One swipe is really all you need. However, I wouldn't suggest it as your first blush. I'd also suggest not just swatching it at the store, but putting a little on your face. It could be hit or miss. I'd suggest it for fair skins. My biggest complaint is that I have a pretty uneven skin tone, so it kind of brings that out. It also highlights any acne I may have. I really wish I could wear this, but it isn't for me. I think it's being returned.
Not my favorite pink. It's relatively light at first application. But as you go deeper, it gets very Barbie-like. Very playful, but not good if your looking for natural. The lipstick is smooth, but you should wear lip balm before you but it on. It can show if you have chapped lips. Even so, it's hardly hydrating, but it also isn't drying. It's like a regular lipstick, it just provides color. It also smells very nice. I'm not sure if it's how all MAC lipsticks smell. It's very sweet and candy-ish, but you only smell it faintly. I couldn't find a dupe for this in lipstick form. However, I found a lipgloss dupe (???). It is Revlon's Pink Pop lipgloss. I mean, they have a different consistency. However, if Revlon's was a lipstick, they'd be 96% similar.
One of my favorite mascaras. Okay, to begin, it is a bit liquid-y, but not too much. At the tip on the wand, there is always dab of it left, which I rub against the tube. I actually read that doing that dries out your mascara faster. However, it does NOT smell good. I mean, it isn't an over-powering scent, but if you bring it close enough to your face you get a whiff. I think that's because it doesn't have synthetic fragrances. It gets a good job catching all my lashes and doesn't clump. It also does not flake off or smudge since it dries relatively fast. I have naturally long, dark lashes, so it looks very natural. The packaging is good quality.... it's recycled aluminum (which I'm glad for... I've dropped it on more than one occasion ). It's a lot of product for, I think, 19 dollars (the life span of mine is 3-4 months, and the sample lasted me 3 months, since I didn't use it as often).