Rich, Creamy, Smooth……sorry girls, I’m not talking about peanut butter or even chocolate :). These words describe the Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipcolors perfectly!
A few months ago I saw this fancy display at my local drugstore, but chose to bypass it because the lipsticks were $9 USD, and sorry but that was just $5 too much. So for months I kept passing the display, hoping the prices would go down and when they didn’t I finally said, “Gosh darn it!!! I NEED this lipstick!” (I rationalized since I love Drew Barrymore, it was duty as a super fan to try the products she promotes ) 🙂
Packaging: Very sleek. Its simple yet fun and I really appreciate that the color is visible on the bottom on the tube. I keep all my lip products in a drawer and I hate having to open multiple tubes to find the color that I want. However,with the peek of color, its soo much easier, I just open the drawer and BAM there are my colors.
Product: It is pure velvet on the lips! So smooth and silky and in a weird way, the lines on my lips seem more filled in and smooth as well. The lasting power is also great and as the day wore on, for me the color left a really pleasant lip stain effect that I really liked. the only down side is that because the product is so creamy, it has a tendency to slip, so I highly recommend using a lip pencil or maybe even using a light hand when applying.
(Ladies ignore the EPIC stache shadow!!! Trust when I say there is no hair there but apparently my camera wants me to believe I’m rocking a 5 o’clock shadow! haha!)
Price: $5-$10 USD depending on location and availability
Overall: I am really glad I tried this line of lipsticks! The color selection is CRAZY! There are so many fun and vibrant colors that really appeal to the teenage spirit. Usually hesitate to recommend lipsticks for girls in highschool, but these colors are just to fun to skip 🙂
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Continuing on with MASCARA MONDAY, if you read my previous post, then you know that I was purging through my makeup this past weekend. As I was reminiscing and rediscovering some long lost treasures, I found this HORRENDOUS product, so I just had to warn all my fellow bloggers.
This product was advertised as “the next big thing.” With its double twisted brushes, this mascara promised to give oodles of volume while separating and lengthening the lashes. What it really did was make a huge gloopy mess and ended up at the bottom of my makeup drawer 😦
Formulation: The actual formula of the product was soooo wierd! It was thick, dry and chalky. It was messy and got all over the place.
Wand: I think structurally this is where the problem is with this product. While one set of brushes is supposed to add volume the other set is supposed to lengthen. The odd mix of synthetic and rubber bristles was not a good mix.
Overall: NO NO NO NO!!!!!! AVOID AVOID AVOID!! Too buLky, too dry, too messy! Instead of fabulous long lashes it gave 4 goopy spider lashes!!!
If anyone has gotten this product to work for them, please leave a comment below and let me know HOW!!? 🙂
Why oh why do I do this to myself? If I didn’t like the product the first time, what made me think I would like it in a different form?
For those of you that read my post on the Revlon Photoready Foundation, you know that I called it “glitter in a glass bottle.” Well everyone meet that foundations sister “compressed glitter in a can.”
Packaging: It comes in an aerosol type can that you push on top to dispense the product. While this is a great idea for those of us that do not want to be unhygienic, the pump has no control, meaning I push it once and even after I let go, product still oozes out.
Product: The product is a mousse consistency and very airy to the touch. It blends very well into the skin but you have to be quick because it dries fairly quickly and will streak if you try to blend it after its dry
Coverage: I would consider this medium coverage. It covers minor blemishes and discolorations but anything more obvious and it kind of cakes around the blemish and makes it stick out.
Pricing: Too much! I paid $14.99 but I returned it, so if you want to try it, buy it on sale or a BOGO sale.
Overall: I wanted to like this product so much, I really did. It felt great on the skin almost non-existent, but my problem was the darn glitter again. My skin is already oily and shiny so I definitely do not want a product that helps me shine like a disco ball. However, to be fair I tried this product on my sister who has dry skin and it look great on her. My only suggestion for dry skin would be to MOISTURIZE because the foam sticks to ever pore, blemish, and piece of dry skin. This product is best left for the few people who have near perfect skin but just want some minor color and coverage.
Oh yeah, like advertised it looks good in pictures
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It’s big, it’s flashy, and it’s new! Needless to say I got suckered in by the bright bold color, but if you’ve read my previous posts you know that’s nothing new 🙂
So here is Rimmel London’s answer to the new craze of full voluminous eyelashes. It’s called Scandaleyes and it promises to increase your lashes by three times and its supposed to be healthy with all the extra infused keratin in the product.
Yeah….cough….so here’s my review.
Brush: The brush is made up of huge synthetic fibers that slightly taper down towards the front. The one complaint I do have is that the brush is a little too big so you have to be careful when applying the mascara or you will get all over your eyelids, lower lid and nose bridge
Packaging: It is a huge chunky neon orange tube, which kind of looks like the Covergirl Lash Blast (this is the only reason I bought this mascara)
Pricing: $5-$10 USD depending location and availability.
Overall: It was ok. I felt it was nothing spectacular or life-changing as promised in the ads. What I did find it to do was give my lashes a fuller appearance. The small gaps between my lashes were filled and it gave me a fake “natural” appearance .
Before: Kind of chunky and gapy
After: Nothing too dramatic just more filled in
The reason I started this blog was to share some hidden gems with the world that others may have overlooked because the product was too simple. Case in point: the ELF Powder Brush.
This is a brush. This is a black brush. This is a black flat top powder brush. Nothing shiny, nothing glitzy nothing eye-catching or gimmicky, and I think that is what is the best part about this brush.
Designed as a powder brush, I use it as a foundation buffer, and I can honestly say, my makeup application has never been more flawless! I just dab on my foundation and then stipple it on with this brush and then buffer it in. The ELF Powder brush not only helps distribute the color evenly but it also helps give an airbrush finish.
Brush: The bristles are soft synthetic fibers that are attached to a wooden handle.
Price: Online or at Target it is about $3. I got mine at the dollar store for…you guessed it $1 USD!
Overall: Do I think there are better foundation brushes on the market…yes. However, for the price this brush is unbeatable. Definitely a must try if you are just beginning to experiment with makeup or if you are looking for a kabuki style foundation brush.
So as per request from some lovely blog followers, here are swatches of my favorite Wet N’ Wild Blushes!!!
Pearlescent Pink: This is such a soft peachy pink color its great for everyday use. The one that I own has small hints of shimmer but I have also seen some that have no shimmer so definitely look before you buy.
Berry Shimmer: OMG I love this one! The color is so intense, and the swatch you see is only after one swipe! It’s the blue toned red with some sheen and my only advise is that becarful how much you put on the brush because its intense.
Heather Silk: Aww this one is such a baby doll pink. It doesn’t look like much in the container but when you put it on its such a cute pop of color
Mellow Wine: This is my current fav! When I saw it, it looked like such a dud. The color was flat and nothing special to me but I bought it because it was on sale for $1.99! Anyways, I’m soooo glad I did buy it because its awesome! it looks so natural on my skin and especially since its winter, it’s the perfect flush of color without looking overdone.
Sigh…they got me again you guys. Those evil genius’ at Walgreen’s knew I was coming so they put this pretty pink product right on checkout counter because they knew I wouldn’t be able to resist it. But isn’t it so pretty! See so you can’t really blame me for buying something I didn’t need 🙂
Product: What this essentially is, is an overpriced tinted lip balm. it goes on smooth and is VERY moisturizing and the slight hint of color and baby shimmer make the lips look refreshed and pouty. Although the color pay off is very minimal, it can be built up depending on what shade you purchase.
I purchased Mauve, and this is after a few swipes of color.
Container: It comes in a basic lipstick form. There is nothing special with the packaging but the soft color caps make the product not look cute but very sleek as well. It almost looks like the Dior Lip Balm.
Pricing: Ughhh…..Alright I paid $7.99!! I know, I know, but I told you it was an impulse purchase.
Overall: I really like this product! Besides the sleek, high-end look of the packaging, the lip balm is very mositurizing, long-lasting and the color pay off is soft and natural. So my dear readers, if you have the money or if you can find this product on sale, go ahead give it a try
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