Product Reviews by TheItsyBitsy

Highlighters - theBalm Cosmetics - Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Jan/28/2014

I received this as a sample in a beauty subscription and ignored it for months. I recently got into doing contouring and I am so glad I have this now! I use it literally every day for an ultra fast simple low-makeup look.
The texture is super fine so it multitasks well as a highlighter and eyeshadow. The pale honey colour blends beautifully when applied with a light hand and is extremely …
Read more

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Lotions/ Creams - Nubian Heritage - Ivorian Cocoa Butter hand cream

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Jan/23/2012

Both the hand and body cream of this line are my HG moisturizers. If you're into cocoa butter it just doesn't get any better than this. The scent is perfectly chocolate, the texture is rich and silky, and it leaves my skin soft and glowing without being super greasy.
The only downside to this product is I can't just go out and get it whenever I need to stock up, I found it …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Nails - Unlisted Brand - Red Carpet Manicure System

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Jan/23/2012

I received the Ulta kit with the pro light as a holiday gift and so far this has been awesome! I did a pedi as my first try and have done two manis since. I seriously cannot keep regular NP on my natural fingernails and since I stopped doing wraps about a decade ago this is the first time I've had NP last more than literally a few hours.
Due to the care and precision needed to get neat …
Read more

3 of 3 people found this helpful. Did you?


Eyeliner - LORAC - Front of the Line Waterproof Eyeliner

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Sep/13/2011

This specifically refers to the PRO version in black.

edit Jan-2014: I have since re-bought and based on my experience and reports from others I may have initially gotten a somewhat dried out one. My second purchase works great however I do make a point to store it point down.

Probably the nicest liquid liner application brush I've found: precise enough for a lot of …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Deodorants - Dove - Go Fresh - Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Scent

2.0
Created with Sketch.

Sep/13/2011

Steer well clear if musk scents don't work on you.

Started out as a clean pomegranate scent, turned into a direct clone of B&BW Midnight Pomegranate in about two hours and 6 hours later is so overwhelmingly strong I have to wear a sweatshirt to keep from getting a headache.

Seems to work well enough as an antiperspirant which is why I didn't give it a 1 (my …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Blush - benefit Cosmetics - Benetint

1.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/30/2009

This stuff was a complete bust. I don't think I even had it 24 hours before I returned it.
Despite loving the colour, like other darker skinned reviewers I found this way to sheer to to really be at all effective. I wear cheek colour with an extremely light touch and even then it took several heavy layers register as the "wind kissed" look I aim for (I should have taken the …
Read more

2 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?


Mascara - Maybelline New York - XXL Curl Power

2.0
Created with Sketch.

Feb/23/2008

This mascara is a hot mess.
The massive clumping from both layers completely cancels out any positive effects I may have gotten. I have naturally long (but sadly pin straight) lashes and I really just don't need all the extra goop, I just want a bit of curl. For the amount of work I had to do to get everything un-clumped I might as well just stick to my curler + clear mascara + no …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Eye Shadow - REVLON - Color Stay 12 Hour Eye Shadow- Berry Bloom

3.0
Created with Sketch.

Feb/12/2008

I'm in the odd position of not particularly liking pink but looking absolutely awesome in it so I've tried to incorporate more of it into my makeup repertoire.

I like that these colors go a bit towards purple without being boring and mauve-y and there's a nice range with two different intensities of shell pink and two intensities of a more classically berry tone (but …
Read more

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Eye Shadow - REVLON - Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow quad "Spring Moss"

3.0
Created with Sketch.

Feb/11/2008

To me this is a nice general baseline quad. Some great colors (the mossy gold green is my fave) that compliment each other well and all work as great accent/layering colors with a variety of other shadow colors.

On bare lids this isn't going to do much for you, but with some sort of base you can get a bit of color out of these, it's a pretty good shadow quad for the price …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Lip Gloss - JASÖN - Temptations Moisturizing Lip Tint

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Feb/11/2008

I got this in Pink Hope for free from a friend in the natural supplements business and I'm really sad to see that it was a limited edition color as I'm rapidly running out.

It's so nice to have a lip gloss that doesn't feel or taste like you're coated scented plastic and it has a nice slippery non sticky feel which moisturizes really well. It has a nice sheer …
Read more

Is this review helpful?