Greatest highlighter ever! It's so easy to use and blend. I just sweep it onto the top of my cheekbone, blend it out with a dense brush and done! It gives me such a nice, natural glow. But the price is a little too high for a highlighter. I mean, I get that it's high brand but it's quite expensive.. I still say that it's worth the money. And now the packaging, I personally think it looks, sorta tacky and odd. I like the name because it's clever. But I just don't like the way it looks. It's so bulky and weirdly shaped. Either way, I love this product and highly recommend it!
Blush -Physicians Formula - Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in rose
xjayle 4/23/2013 3:37:00 AM
I had my expectations set too high for this blush. The packaging and color was what really caught my eye. I think the color is gorgeous! It's my favorite color. And I absolutely adore the hearts design. It's SUPER cute! Just the overall packaging is beautiful, really. Now onto the bad side... - Blush has no pigmentation whatsoever. It takes 359039 swirls to get enough to apply on one cheek.. - This was HELLA EXPENSIVE. Even on sale. I DO NOT recommend this blush. It's absolutely the worst blush I've ever used.. Not worth the money at all.
Bronzers -New York Color - Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720
xjayle 4/23/2013 3:26:00 AM
Super great bronzer. Especially for the price. I love everything about this bronzer. The color is perfect for me, the packaging is super cute and the price is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. I really suggest blending it well though or else you look weird with brown patches on your face. It's really pigmented so you won't need too much to contour. All in all, amazing product. I definitely recommend it!
Loose Powders -Shiseido - The Makeup Translucent Loose Powder
xjayle 4/23/2013 3:22:00 AM
Even though I gave it a bad rating. I still use it everyday since I have nothing else, lol. Thank God I only have a sample because it would've been a total waste of my money. I have a dry skin. But I do get oily sometimes. That's why I usually need to set my makeup with a powder. I don't think loose powders are for me. I feel like they're too much of a hassle and sometimes make a mess. It doesn't really help control my oilyness. It kinda just goes over it. Not what I expected.. I wouldn't recommend this product..
This is great for inner corners and as a base for eyeshadows. It's so creamy, pigmented and easy to blend. Because it's "jumbo", it might be a bit difficult applying on your waterline but you get the hang of it right away. Don't really like the packaging of it though. The cap started cracking after my second use. It's also not retractable. And you can't sharpen it either. Which means you're left with only a tiny amount to work with but I guess it's okay since it's so pigmented, you won't use too much. I like it and recommend it.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
xjayle 4/23/2013 3:07:00 AM
First of all, the packaging is BEAUTIFUL. Love the genie inspired design of it. But the product itself is what really sold me. I now know why everybody rave(s)(ed) about the UDPP. It's amazing! I had some eyeshadows that were not pigmented at all. But ones I applied the UDPP, they color just showed up magically! It really helps with keep eyeshadows lasting longer and helping them appear brighter. It does exactly what it says it does. I really like the "pointy" end of the tube where the product comes out. It helps control how much product comes out. Especially since you only need a tiny sized amount. It's also great for covering up those minor imperfections on your lids like veins. I myself, don't think it's that expensive. It's definitely worth the money. I recommend this product for sure! It's a must have in a makeup collection.
Love this eyeliner. It really emphasizes on "Colorstay" because it stays on ALL DAY. Possibly more than 24 hours for sure! I use this eyeliner to tightline my eyes & it never comes off. It's so black and creamy. It glides on like butter which definitely helps for those with shaky hands. One of the best! Also love the fact that it's retractable! Highly recommend this eyeliner because it's one of my HGs.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
xjayle 4/23/2013 2:51:00 AM
Great gel liner! It's what got me to fall in love with using gel liner. I don't know if it's just me but this eyeliner starts to smudge on my lids without a primer. That's why I prefer wearing it with a liquid liner on the top. But overall, it's awesome and super easy to use! It has such a creamy texture! Although the black is not completely black. It's more of really dark grey..
Second best eyelash curler! (Behind the Shu Uemera). This is so amazing at curling lashes. It keeps the lashes curled the whole day! One thing I dislike, is the color of it. Because I have black eyelashes. It's hard to see them with the dark grey color behind it. It's hard not to accidentally pinch yourself :/ The price range is alright. It could be a little cheaper but for the quality, it's probably worth the money. I definitely recommend this eyelash curler! 100%.
Mascara -Maybelline - The Rocket Volum' Express Waterproof
xjayle 4/22/2013 9:28:00 PM
Packaging is gorgeous. Love the design of it. I needed a new mascara to separate my lashes. It's pretty okay at doing that. I like to wear this when I'm having a "no makeup" day. It gives a great natural look. And it's also great for bottom lashes. The price is so so so cheap! I got this for like $4 at Walmart (On sale). I like it and recommend trying it out. But I myself, would not repurchase.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Waterproof Voluminous Carbon Black
xjayle 4/22/2013 9:24:00 PM
MY FAVORITE MASCARA OF ALL TIME. This was perfect for my lashes. It did everything I needed a mascara to do. Added length, a bit of volume & separated my lashes at the same time. Another plus is that it's so lightweight. Sometimes, depending on how you apply, it doesn't even feel like you're wearing mascara. I've gotten some many compliments on my lashes when I wore this mascara! :) Super happy with this mascara. Will repurchase it until the day I die. It's a must-have in my collection.
This is the best mascara for my bottom lashes. The bristles make application and separation super easy. Sadly, not for my top lashes. I prefer big wands with close but separated bristles. They work the best for me and actually get product onto my lashes. I really wish there was a waterproof version though. So I could avoid looking like a raccoon by the end of the day. I would recommend this for sure!
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express Colossal Cat Eyes
xjayle 4/22/2013 9:11:00 PM
Packaging is soooooo cute! That's what caught my eye. I thought that since the original Colossal was one of my fave mascaras. This one would be even better. I was wrong. I really really wanted to like it but I just couldn't. It did nothing for my lashes. Of course, I can't hate it because it still works as a mascara. If you want super natural looking flared lashes, this mascara is the one for you.. I'm just not a big fan of skinny curved brushes unless it's for my bottom lashes.. Just wasn't for me :/ Not repurchasing but I would recommend it.
This is a great waterproof mascara. It doesn't smudge or come off at all. The brush is a little weird & leads to a couple of clumps. But it's still a pretty good mascara. Even though it's waterproof, I don't recommend wearing it swimming though. It will smudge.. But either way, it's great. I recommend it.
I have really dry skin. And during cold winters, dry patches are a huge problem for me. My friend recommended Fix+ so I bought it on a whim. It's been great for my skin. But a couple of tips to guarantee satisfaction. 1. Do not spray too close to your face. It will ruin your makeup. 2. Do not touch your face while it's still wet from the spray. 3. Do not spray more than 4-5 times or else you'll look really oily. I like to spray this before my moisturizer & after my face makeup application. This product could be your best friend as long as you know how to use it.