Thursday, December 23, 2010

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow

I really wanted to like this palette, but I can't make myself do anything. This yeah my father doesn't want to celebrate Christmas, or even be in town because it reminds him of my mom too much, so he bought me a new T.V and gave me some money because he felt bad that I don't get Christmas. So what did I do? I bought other people presents and bought stuff for myself, and by stuff I mean makeup. This palette was one of the pieces I picked up. 
The colors are beautiful in the pan, and the colors are coordinated wonderfully, but its just... bleh. The colors are so SHEER. Its ridiculous. And annoying. They're sheer, glittery and have glitter fallout. 
The colors are super soft and incredibly blendable, but without primer, they blend right into one color, one mud color. There is so much potential with this quad it drives me nuts. I'm not losing hope though. I'm going to try this using wet brushes, and hopefully I like it better. 
(Green With Envy)

(Green With Envy)

(Green With Envy)

Pros: blendable. soft. wet/dry application.
Cons: sheer. glittery. fallout. needs primer.
I'm going to keep trying this product until I get fed up enough. I've also heard good things about the other quads, so I might try those. 
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Makeup Haul!

Ulta, Target and Walgreens did me well today. 
1. Too Faced French Kissing Collection which includes:
Full-Size Perfect Lips Pencil
Full-Size Lip of Luxury in Totally Nude
Deluxe Glamour Gloss in Pillow Talk
Deluxe Lip Insurance Primer
Deluxe Lip Injection Extreme
Chic pink-and-black damask clutch
2. NYX Glitter Cream Palette in:
 Sweet Chocolate Browns
3. CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4 Kit Shadows in:
Pure Romance
Country Woods
4. Rimmel London Sexy Curves Mascara
5. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in:
Born With It
6. Maybelline Eye Studio Cream Shadow Trio in:
Rose Revolution
7. Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in:
8. Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Palette in:
9. E.L.F. Professional Eye Brushes in:
#1809 Defining Eye Brush
#1815 Shadow Brush

I LOVE the Too Face kit I got. I walked into Ulta and immediately grabbed it. The colors of the lipstick, liner and gloss are nude, which is what I was looking for and I liked how they looked on me. The lip primer works and the bag is adorable. 
I got the NYX cream palette to do holiday looks or just party looks. The glitter is chunky and a tad gritty, but I like the colors and I'm sure I can make it work. Especially if I do Emilynoel83's tutorial. :)
I heard good things about the CoverGirl 4 shadow kits so i picked up 2, the colors are very light, more shadow where i have to pack on the shadow to get color and they feel a tad gritty. I guess I have to actually use before I can judge.
Can't really say anything about the mascara yet. I haven't used it but I've heard some great things about it.
I really enjoy the Maybelline lipstick. Born With It is a good nude/pinky color with some shimmer. 
The Maybelline and Revlon cream shadows are amazing. They feel great and are super pigmented! And the colors look amazing. I am very pleased with this buy.
I've been looking for more of the Wet 'n' Wild palettes and have been having now luck, because they are so wanted, they're always sold out. But today all but Lust was sold out, which was good for me because that is one of the ones I wanted! :)
I just wanted more eye brushes so i didn't have to clean mine after every use. These were a dollar and are soft and seem sturdy. Good buy.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Eye Shadow

I bought this because I am obsessed with the new trend of complementing shadows in a palette that are suppose to make your eye color pop. I love my hazel eyes so anything to help them shine I have to try. 
I convinced my cousin to get this and saw how the colors were on her and decided I should get one for myself. She had the Vibrant Browns, and the instructions on the back of the case works for that color, for the hazels on the other hand, its better to find your own way to put it on because the instructions make it look awful. (on me at least)
I like the two lightest shades, the green and then a butter-cream color. The colors are sheer and shimmery, but the green looks amazing in the corner of my eye and the butter-cream is a good highlight. The light brown/taupe is just blah. Its boring and doesn't really do anything for me. And the darker brown/red brown is a beautiful pigmented color but has too much fallout to be the liner shade its intended to be. You also definitely need a primer unless you like your eyeshadow fading away.
(Majestic Hazel)

(Majestic Hazel)

(Majestic Hazel)

Pros: pigmented. beautiful colors. makes you eyes pop
Cons: fallout. needs primer. bad instructions.
I will keep using this, but not how CoverGirl is instructing to use it. And with a primer the colors are great.
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