When I first got this, I wasn't very impressed, it felt drying and it seemed to fade away after a few hours. However, I mixed it with some of my face moisturizer, and it's fantastic, and it lasts longer. I think it's just too drying to be used alone. The coverage is really nice though, and I've never had it cake up.
This is such a wonderful natural looking color. It does have a teensy bit of shimmer in it, but you really have to get up close to see it. The staying power lasts about 3 hours for me, and then it starts to fade a bit. But at the end of the day I can still see it, which is pretty amazing for $3 blush.
This stuff is amazing. My lips feel wonderful, and they look so much healthier. It's not as greasy and regular vaseline, so it doesn't leave a yucky residue, but it still moisturizes like crazy. I really also really like the smell because it's not overpowering, but still noticeable. I do wish it came in a stick form instead of a little jar though, just for the sanitary factor.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational - Born With It
xvivifyx 6/17/2012 3:36:00 PM
I was really excited about this color when I first bought, it looked like a nice neutral pink with very little shimmer. However, when I put it on, on my pigmented lips it barely showed up. The shimmer how ever did, I am not a big fan of glittery and boy was this glittery. It was also a bit drying, eek.
I wear this every single day under my makeup, and it's great. No smell, doesn't break me out, it has SPF, and it moisturizes well. It's a very light moisturizer, which I like since I put on a heavier moisturizer at night and I don't need it during the day as well.
Pressed Powders -E.L.F. - Translucent Mattifying Powder
xvivifyx 6/14/2012 4:28:00 PM
So when I first put this on, it's great. It mattyfies like it claims, and my skin looks poreless. buuutt, after about 20 minutes of wear, it does some crazy oxidation thing. I get this weird pinkish orange color all over my face and it's just not good. Oh, and it's also not translucent, even when I first put it on I can tell it was meant for someone more tan.
BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
xvivifyx 6/11/2012 1:57:00 PM
I actually like this more than I thought I would. I expected it too be too dark or orange for my skin, but it blends nicely. The smells had me worried since it's a bit strong, but it goes away after a few minutes. The coverage isn't too great, but it does an ok job of evening out my skin. I wear this with a bit of undereye concealer and setting powder, and I'm good to go. For me the setting powder isn't necessarily for making the bb cream stay on, but it's to tone down the dewey look. That's really my biggest issue with this, the shine is a bit much, but it's easily fixed so no biggie. EDIT: This made me break out horribly.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Creamsicle
xvivifyx 6/11/2012 1:49:00 PM
I've been looking for a nude lipstick lately, and this is not it. I don't regret buying it, but it's not my favorite. The color is good, it doesn't wash my fair skin out. But, I've been wanting something to tone done my pigmented lips and this really only lightens them about a shade, if that. So overall, it's a fairly good lipstick, it's just more sheer than I'd like.
I love love love this color,it's absolutely gorgeous. The medium peachy rose gives a very nice natural and pretty look on my fair skin. I also am very thrilled that it's not glittery or shimmery. Usually I swipe it on with a brush, but if I'm lazy it applies will with fingers too.
Mascara -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
xvivifyx 6/7/2012 3:24:00 PM
I was surprised at how much I like this mascara. The brush is great, it's big but not overly huge. I don't have any smudging or flaking issues with this ,even in the summer, and it holds a curl pretty well. Overall I'm pretty satisfied.
I got this in the espresso since they were out of black. I'm glad I did, I love this color. This stuff stays on really well throughout the day, even with my allergies and the humid weather. It does fade a bit, but not as much as other eyeliners that I've tried. By the end of the day it's certainly faded, but I can still tell it's there. Even when I tightline it stays put pretty well. I might keep looking for a HG liner, but until I find one, this will be great
I used this for a while and I really wanted to like it, but I just couldn't. Even the lightest shade was too dark for me, and I'm not THAT fair. It oxidized like crazy, and the amount of color that would rub off onto my clothes was crazy. Anything that touched my face would get nasty orange stuff on it, and I didn't even put that much on my face to begin with. Oh, and if you have ANY dry skin at all, this will make those places stand out. I thought my skin was fairly good until I wore this stuff, it made every little flaw stand out.
So, I bought this planning on using it as a bronzer. However, the moment I put it on I knew it was not right for me. The highlighting color is nice, and I love the pinky blush color. But there's just too much shimmer for my personal taste. On anybody else I'd think it would be fine, I just prefer a matte finish. That said, this little thing has become my favorite eyeshadow palette. It's great on my eyes, just not on my face.
Eyeliner -Cover Girl - Perfect Point Plus Eyeliners - Grey-Khaki
xvivifyx 6/6/2012 10:11:00 AM
I liked the color, and I liked that it was easy to apply. It wasn't too waxy, or too hard, or too soft. Also, it didn't run. However, it did fade quite a bit. A couple of hours after application I could barely tell I had anything on. So overall it was fairly good, just not for me.
I love this! It smells yummy and cleans my skin so well. I don't find it over drying either, which is nice since I've had that problem with other masks in the past. I do find that it stings a bit, but that goes away after the first few minutes. It's much thicker than I expected, when I was buying it I was a bit scared that it was dried up because the tube felt so hard and crunchy. But fortunately it goes on smoothly and comes off easily.