Thursday, December 22, 2011

Full Review: ROC Multi-Correxon Eye Treatment

ROC Multi-Correxion Eye Treatment

I never used to be much an eye cream person until about a year ago when I noticed my eye area started getting dry, my dark circles were getting worse and started noticing some fine lines. Now I have to say I was pretty upset seeing these fine lines appearing at such a young age of 20! So I was shopping in Walmart for an eye cream for all these problems and the brand ROC just jumped out to me. I have been using this now for about 7 months and have been pleasantly surprised by the results it has given me. Now I went into this thinking that an eye cream won't do much for me certainly not when it comes to my fine lines. 
I have to say the packaging of the product is cute and really caught my eye in the store. This has very pleasant fresh scent that is not over powering. Something I really like about this cream is that you only need a little bit of it so this small tube lasts you a long time. I apply this just about every night after washing my face, I admit I do forget to apply it some nights due to being so tired. I apply some in my under eye area and a little bit from my crease to my brow since that area gets dry.

This is what ROC claims on their website that this product will do- "Dark circles and puffiness are noticeably diminished and wrinkles appear visibly smoothed in just eight weeks, revealing newer, younger-looking skin."

 I love how good of a job this did with getting rid of the dry skin in my eye area. My make-up goes on a lot smoother and looks better. This cream really smooths yours skin out and makes it nice and soft. ROC claims that this product reduces puffiness but I have not noticed that at all. I have noticed that it helps with dark circles tho. After using this for about a month I started noticing the blueish tone in my under eye area had faded a little. Don't expect this to completely get rid of your dark circles tho, no product can really do that. As for fine lines, I haven't seen much a of change. It has just made them a little less noticeable, but I really don't expect an eye cream to get rid of them. Overall I really like this product and I would buy it again, it has made a difference.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Full Review: Maybelline Baby Lips

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm
I received Maybelline's Baby Lips lip balm from BzzAgent for the purpose of trying and reviewing. Tho I did get the product for free, I will always be truthful about how I feel about a product. If I don't like a product I won't hold back just because it was free.

The packaging is so eye catching and stylish. The colors are fun, and the writing on the cap looks cool. I like that the cap is clear so you can see the color of the balms when browsing in the store. They roll up and down with no problems, which with most lip balms they don't like to roll back down. 

I love that you can choose between translucent or tinted lip balms, I use the translucent ones under lipsticks to keep my lips nice and moisturized but be able to add whatever color I want to my lips or just wear it alone to enhance my lips. I own 3 of the tinted ones Peach, Pink Punch and Grape Vine. 

Peach has a little bit of tint to it but not much, it gives you that perfect nude lip and it has a little bit of shimmer to it so it catches the light and looks like you are wearing lip gloss. 

Pink Punch is the most pigmented one of the 3 that I own. Pink Punch is pretty bright and vibrant, it almost looks to me like it has a blue undertone to it. This probably has to be my favorite one, it looks like you are wearing a lipstick and a gloss but your not and it's so moisturizing which most lipsticks lack. 

I went out and bought Grape Vine after using the other 2 for a day because I like purple shades on me. Grape Vine is more of a deeper wine color than the full on purple I was looking for, also this one like the Peach isn't as pigmented as I was expecting since the pink one was so pigmented. 

All in all I really love these lip balms and plan on getting the other ones I don't own and will be using them for years to come most likely. These are more moisturizing than just about any lip balm I've tried. The scents of these lip balms are so yummy tho they have a gross taste, which is good since licking your lips drys them out. The colors are beautiful and last about as long as you would expect a lipstick to. If you haven't tried these I really recommend you do so, I have terribly dry lips and no other lip balm has done what these have for my lips, plus the price isn't too bad either.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Full Review: Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes

Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes
I received Maybelline's new Great Lash mascara, Lots Of Lashes, from BzzAgent for the purpose of trying and reviewing. Tho I did get the product for free, I will always be truthful about how I feel about a product. If I don't like a product I won't hold back just because it was free.

I have been using this mascara since I got it three weeks ago, to test it thoroughly. I tried it alone, pairing it with other mascaras and different application methods to see how best to apply the mascara. To me the formula in this mascara seems like it's different than the original Great Lash, but I could be wrong. To me tho I feel like this one holds curl way better and the formula drys faster. The formula starts off pretty wet but once it drys it gets really stiff, which I find makes the curl you put in you lashes stay and not droop down later on. I have seen other reviews where people say that flaking is a major problem, but I have only had flaking when I rub my eyes a lot but I expect that and its easy to just wipe off my cheek. I have noticed a lot of people with short lashes don't like this mascara.

On my long lashes this mascara works wonders. It gives the most length that I have ever gotten with any other mascara I have tried. It also at the same time gives volume and the brush really grabs and coats every tiny lash you may have. I have had no trouble at all with clumping, the bristles on this brush separate the lashes beautifully. With the shape of the brush I can actually get my lashes in my inner corner of my eye without them getting all clumpy and them drooping, which has happened with just about every other mascara. Again with the brush shape it is great for getting the bottom lashes, which is where I usually make a mess and get mascara everywhere. One thing tho, do not let this dry in-between coats. When it drys the mascara gets pretty hard and you won't be able to work your brush through them very well and may get some flaking while trying to do so. This mascara is very build-able when wet so there is no need to wait for the first coat to dry before packing on more. This is a great mascara as long as you know how to use it right, give it a try it may become your new favorite as it has become mine.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Full Review: Wet n Wild Natural Blend Lip Shimmer

Wet n Wild Natural Blend Lip Shimmer
Shade: 104 Berry

Price: $1.99
Available At: Local Rite-Aid, CVS, Walgreens

I wanted to try one of these lip shimmers because I just cannot wear many lipsticks due to them drying my lips out, so I wanted to try something that had color but also didn't make my lips look all dry and gross. I am so glad I picked the Wet N Wild lip shimmer, I should of picked a lighter color tho knowing that darker colors don't look that good on me. Surprisingly these lip shimmers are actually very moisturizing, I kinda feel like it does a better job than a good majority of my lip balms, and I own tons of lip balms from many different brands. I love that these are made from natural ingredients too, who really likes to put scary chemicals all over their lips? The packing is just adorable, it has cute little leaves all over it and the cap that shows the color of the product, which the cap is pretty true to color. There so a lot of product in the tube and since it's only $1.99 and sometimes even cheaper if you can find a sale, I would say that this is a great value. 

The shade Berry is a deep pinkish color with very fine shimmer in it. I wish I could pull off this color better, because it is seriously a beautiful color! The swatch on my hand in the picture makes it look sheer, but it is very pigmented, it was just the light washing it out a little.

would I recommend this? Yes, just make sure you choose a color that you know compliments you.

Full Review: Avon Ergonomic Rounded Eyeshadow Brush

Avon Ergonomic Rounded Eyeshadow Brush
Price: $2.99
Available At: Avon's Online store or a local representative

This was the first brush I ever bought and have had it for 3 years, it's still in great condition and I use it everyday. The ferrule fell apart a few months ago but I just super glued it and it's back to normal. The handle is a nice glossy black, I think it's plastic not sure tho, but it doesn't feel cheap. The brush is comfortable in my hand and I have great control over it. The bristles on this brush are so soft and are tapered into a dome shape, also there has been very little shedding in the 3 years I have had this brush. This is a great brush for all eye shapes, I have a small eyelid area and this brush comes to a pretty small point at the top so it can really concentrate in a small space, but it also can cover a bigger area easily also. Now what I mainly use this for is adding color to crease and as a blending brush, since I don't have a proper blending brush, and it does the job perfectly. I have to say tho it can be used to do your whole eye look and this is what I used to have to do before I got my other brushes.

Would I recommend this? Yes, this has been my go to brush for years and it has never let me down, plus it's a good price point too. You won't be let down if you buy this brush.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Full Review: Rite-Aid Renewal Flat Eyeliner Brush

Rite-Aid Renewal Flat Eyeliner Brush

Price: $3.99
Available At: Your local Rite-Aid

I was so excited to see the Rite-Aid brand brushes, they all look so sleek and beautiful, plus the prices are great, I was drooling over them for awhile before deciding. I finally decided on the Flat Eyeliner brush because the only eyeliner brush I owned was the one you get with the Maybelline gel liner, haha. Let me just say I am so glad I picked this brush. First off it only cost $4.00 but you would think it cost a lot more because of the sleek and expensive looking quality of the brush. it has a matte black handle, so classy, the handle feels so cool if you touch it lightly it has like a soft rubbery feel. Of course it has the classic silver colored ferrule, and the bristles are 2/3 black and the top 1/3 is white. The bristles are synthetic for all you animal lovers, and I personal though since they were synthetic they wouldn't be soft, but boy was I wrong, they are indeed soft and silky feeling. The bristles also aren't too stiff or too flexible, they are only flexible enough that they will follow the curve of your eye in one smooth swipe. It is the perfect width also, I thought there was no way I could pull off a thin line with this brush, but once again I was wrong. I must say I am super impressed by this brush and will be getting the rest of the line and reviewing it for you all.

Would I recommend this? Without a doubt, the price is great and so is the quality.

Full Review: E.L.F Blushing, Bronzing and Blending Brush

E.L.F Blushing, Bronzing and Blending Brush
Price: $1.00
Available At: or your local Target

I ordered this on the E.L.F website, there were some good and bad reviews but I like to see for myself if something is good. Now I must say I don't have many brushes at all and most of them are from E.L.F so I can't really compare it to much. But I do have another brush just like this from E.L.F that comes with their mineral foundation. This is an angled face brush, what I use it for is contouring and highlighting my face and truthfully if I had a better brush I would probably just throw this one away. It does the job, just not that well because it's not very dense at all and the bristles are very flimsy. I usually have to hold the bristles so they don't move too much while I'm trying to contour, I think it's great for highlighting tho because you don't want to much product which can make your face look too shiny. Another downside is that the bristles are a little bit scratchy, which can make your face red. The top has not fallen off the handle surprisingly and the brush wasn't shedding until I had it for like 8 or so months, now it sheds bad and that sucks because it already doesn't have enough hairs to start with.

Would I recommend this? No, spend the extra $2.00 from their studio line of brushes, all of them are so soft and just wonderful!

Full Review: E.L.F Nourishing Cuticle Pen

E.L.F Nourishing Cuticle Pen

Price: $1.00
Available At: or your local Target

I like to wear the fake nails you can get at Wal-Mart, the kiss ones, but the downside is when they come off or you take them off the glue completely drys out my nails so I have dry patches all over my nails. So I bought this product not expecting it to really make the dry patches go away, but within 2 or 3 days you could not see them anymore and my nails looked a lot more healthy. I love the tip on this, I sometimes push my cuticles back with it too. The tip is that of which you would find on a marker, a felt tip, it is angled and thinner at the tip. The tip applies the perfect amount to the area you choose to apply it, so product doesn't get wasted. So far it has lasted me about 8 months and seems like there's still a good amount left and for a dollar I would say that's crazy good. It is fortified with Vitamins E, A, C, Pro-Vitamin B5 and Aloe, plus Avocado and Almond Oils that help to condition nails and cuticles for improved appearance. I find that applying this to your nails then buffing it off with a nail buffer before painting your nails makes the polish go on less streaky and just easier, and it could be just me but I find my nail polish last longer when I do this.

Would I recommend this? Yes, If you are someone who does your nails a lot and your nails get dried out, then this is a tool I think you should give a try.

Full Review: E.L.F Defining Eye Brush

E.L.F Defining Eye Brush

Price: $1.00
Available At: or at you local Target

This brush is such a great value, at only $1 a piece I would recommend getting a few because this brush can be used a few different ways. My favorite way to use this brush it for setting my under eye concealer with powder, it's perfect for this because it fits in the under eye area perfect and it doesn't pick up too much product. Another use is highlighting, I use this for highlighting the inner corner of eye, brow bone, the nose and cupid's bow. Lastly, I use this for applying a darker color to the outer V and defining the crease, it fit perfectly into the crease. I really enjoy this brush and it helps my make-up just look amazing. I do find that this brush could be a little more dense but that's the only downfall. Other than that I have had no problems with the brush shedding or the handle coming loose, which happens to some of the E.L.F brushes. The bristles are soft, in no way are they scratchy. The one thing I want to mention is that with E.L.F's items sometimes you will get a bad one that is just made badly due to mass production, so if buy an item that has so many good reviews and something seems off about it just contact customer service and they will most likely fix the problem.

Would I recommend this? Yes of course,  I would recommend this to just about anyone. Mostly people on a budget or beginners trying to build a brush collection.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Review: EOS Lip Balm

Review: EOS Lip Balm- Summer Fruit

I bought this lip balm because of a lot of the youtube people I watch said how much they love it and how good it worked for them. Just like any other product tho, it's not going to work the same for everyone. Me for instance, a lot of lip balms don't do anything for me and my lips get dry very easily. I love the unique packing, but a good product isn't just in the packing, the packing should be the added extra. I wish they would have put as much thought and energy into the lip balm itself, because that of course is the most important thing. Now the one I have, summer fruit, is just horrible smelling to the point that I don't want it on my lips. If I had to describe the smell, I would say it smells like cat pee, for real tho. The balm also is not moisturizing at all, on my it actually makes them dryer and made them peel more. I wouldn't recommend these to people just because they are so hit and miss.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lipsticks I Love!

To me, lipstick is an essential when it comes to make-up. Lipstick can either really pull a look together or it could break it. I'm going to share with y'all some lipsticks I am just in love with! Some of them are discontinued ones, but I just happen to love a lot of discontinued lipsticks. I hope this helps some of you find a new lipstick that you might love too. If you have questions just comment below, thanks loves :)

1. Victoria's Secret Perfect Lipstick- Kiss Me (Discontinued)
First off, I love love love the packaging, not cheaply made at all! This has to be the most creamy lipstick I have tried, which means you gotta be careful tho because it breaks easy, makes your lips very soft and healthy looking and feeling. This lipstick is just a really pretty hot pink color with tiny pink reflects all through it. I like to wear this with a really simple eye, just eyeliner on the top lash line and a little bit of mascara.

2. Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick- Dark Pink Frost
I already did a post on this lipstick, yes I am that in love with it! I wear this almost everyday, its just the perfect pink lipstick and looks great with just about any look. It's so moisturizing, your lips become so soft after wearing this for about 10 minutes. For me, the color lasts for about 2-3 hours. So what I really love about this lipstick is it starts off a sorta darkish pink, then fades into a beautiful pinky nude color.

3. E.L.F Lipstick- Classy
This is just the most beautiful color and it flatters my lips so well, its like a mauve/rose color in darker lighting but when your outside in the daylight or in certain lighting it looks like a very light barbie pink. It may not be as moisturizing as some of my other favorite lipsticks but it doesn't not in any way dry them out or sink into the lines you may have on your lips, just make you put on lip balm first like with every lipstick. These are matte lipsticks, they are long lasting in book.

4. Revlon Super Lustrous, Pearl Finish- Blushed
I love this lipstick so much because just about every time I apply it the color looks somewhat different from the last time. When i swatch it on my hand its a dark pink color, when i put it on  my bare lips it looks very dark pink too, close to my normal lip color. When I use this over my e.l.f lip primer, omg, it turns out this gorgeous light peachy pink. I don't like the way it looks on my bare lips but with a lip primer wow, so for girls with pigmented lips like mine you will probably not like it, but if you have lighter lip you will fall in love with this color. It has a frosty look to it, doesn't dry my lips out.

5, L'Oreal Infallible LipColor- Azalea
 I know this is more of a lip-stain than a lipstick but I felt I needed to add it anyway. This is the best long lasting lipstick type product I have come across. Unlike a regular lip-stain these are very true to color, normal lip-stains come out usually darker than you think they will. These will not come off much when eating and I have tried removing this off my lips with water, no does not move! Another great thing is the smell of the conditioner it comes with, I don't know how to describe it i just love it,it doesn't just smell good it does what it needs to. Since this is a long lasting lip product it does dry the lips so you do need to apply the conditioner through out the day. Now this color, Azalea, is my favorite one so far. Its a very pretty blue toned pink color and shows up wonderful on my darkly pigmented lips, which is rare when it comes to lighter colors. LOVE IT and recommend it to those of you who like the blue toned pink look on your lips.

6. Rimmel Lasting Finish- Pink Champagne
If you like pink lipsticks, like I do, then you need this color. It's just a really pretty barbie pink color, you can build it up to be a brighter kinda hot pink color too tho. Feels moisturizing on my lips but not a greasy feeling like some other lipsticks can. This is one of my favorite lipsticks for the summer, love wearing it to the beach when I don't have much makeup on. It's pretty long lasting from what I can tell, I don't know if it lasts through eating because I always take my lip products off before eating. I actually kinda like the smell of this, it doesn't smell all chemically which is great. Yup, just a wonderful lipstick, so go out and try it ladies.

7. Revlon Shiny Sheers- Honey Drizzle (Discontinued)
This is the most unique lipstick I own or have tried really. Revlon really needs to bring this back because I think the formula of this lipstick is amazing! This lipstick glides right on and feels like silk on your lips, and it looks like you wearing lipstick & gloss. This color is such a gorgeous natural color and is perfect for summer time. The name completely describes the color, its a honey color, or a light tan nude color with bronze reflects in it. If you can find this lipstick seriously buy it, its my favorite lipstick ever.

8. Maybelline ColorSensational- Born With It
At first I didn't like this, because as you all know I have pigmented lips and light colors don't show up good on me, but with a primer it comes out the color it should. This is a neutral colored pale pink, it has this awful glitter in it that just does not come off unless you scrub your lips tho. This is one of them colors that would look beautiful with any skin tone. This lipstick is nice and creamy and feels like a lustre from MAC. The staying power on this is great and holds up pretty well through eating, from the one time I ate with it on.Has a really nice, kinda fruity scent to it ad packaging is cute. Only bad thing is the glitter part I mentioned but I can live with it.

9.  Avon Pro-To-Go Lipstick- Lilac Glam (Limited Edition)
 The packaging says limited edition on this but I have heard it may be discontinued I'm not sure. But I love this one so much I had to put it on here, its worth tracking down and buying. First of the case is amazing, especially for traveling and multi-taskers, its in a silver tube that has a flip top and when you slide the slider on the side of the tube the lipstick pops out of the top. It casing doesn't feel cheap and I have had no problems with it. Now the color is just as cool, its called lilac glam, but i would say its more of a mauve based color and when light hits it you can see hints of lilac. But I have noticed when it fades after wearing it for a bit it turns more lilac. Love the texture, feels just like a gloss or balm on your lips. overall an amazing lipstick and wish Avon would bring it back soon.

Friday, May 20, 2011

ELF 100 Eyeshadow Palette

Love, Hate Relationship
By Melissa from East Millinocket, ME on 5/20/2011
3out of 5
Pros: Versatile, Good Value
Cons: Messy
Best Uses: Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Daily Use, Oily Skin
Describe Yourself: Classic Style
Skin Tone: Fair
Age: 16-24
I bought this because of how much everyone raved about it, so i expected a lot from this. I must say overall the pigmentation is good, but there are some in this color that give off no pigmentation at all unless you crush the eyeshadow and use it like a pigment, but still then not that good. As with any eyeshadow, if you use a primer, the staying power is good. I love that it comes with a decent sized mirror. The eyeshadows have a gross smell to them that throws me off tho. I'm still on the fence with this one, I don't find myself using it much. I make an effort to but just end up going to other eyeshadows.

So Excitedd!!

I was just checking out ELF because i haven't been on the site for a while now. I looked in the new section and just about  fell out of my seat, so many new colors in old items, PLUS all new items that look fantastic. I don't know about you but i'm so excited to try out all the new stuff and put up some reviews for y'all.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick Review

I want to talk to you today about a new favorite lipstick collection I been using from Wet N Wild. Now I only have two colors of these, but I am just so impressed by them that I plan to get a lot more. I have been using these for about 5 days, switching between them and trying different looks, I really wanted to get a good feel for them to give y'all a in depth review. The best thing about these lipsticks is how moisturizing they are, when you apply them it does not make dry skin on your lips noticeable and it works like a lip balm after wearing it for about 5-10 minutes you lips feel so smooth and just healthy. Another great thing is you don't really need to wear a lip gloss with these, when you put it on your lips it looks like your wearing a gloss, they just look very gorgeous. So one thing I don't like is the packaging, they just look and feel cheap, but also the lipstick doesn't roll down all the way so you have to be very careful opening these or you will nic or break the lipstick. They also don't have the name on the packaging, its on the seal that you take off after purchasing, it just has a number on the bottom which I personally don't like. There isn't really a smell to it, it just smells like lipstick normally does. Now I'm going to talk about the two colors I have and give you pictures of it on my lip and swatches.

502A- Dark Pink Frost
 This is my favorite of all the lipsticks I own, this lipstick is cool toned and the color to best describe it is like a mauve/pinkish frosty color. I think this would look flattering on just about anyone, I have very pigmented lips and this shows up great on them unlike most lipsticks I try. When you first apply this its a brighter kinda of barbie pink color with a gold shimmer, when you've been wearing it a little while and it wears off some it turns into a beautiful nude! Just so in love with this shade. Here are some pictures for you :)

514A- Cherry Frost
So I bought this because I didn't own any red lipsticks due to the point that most red lipsticks look horrid on me. I am so happy i picked this red, I can actually pull this shade off and it look amazing with a very neutral eye. The coolest thing about this color is if you put this on light its a very pretty dark pink/fuchsia color and if you put it on a little but thicker its a beautiful sorta bright frosty red color. Oh, and i just ate some oatmeal with this on and it's still there and looking good. I can't put into words how amazing this lipstick is, so here are some pictures :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Products That I Dislike!

This post will be about products that I own that I dislike, some may be newer products, but some may not be available anymore. I may hate it simply just because I didn't like the color I got or just because the product was all around poor quality, I will be sure to let you know what i didn't like about the items.

Revlon Powder Blush

I hate to say this, because I love Revlon, but this has to be the worst blush I've tried. I am very light skinned, so I usually have no problem with blushes showing up on me. This blush I have to put on about 5-7 layers to even see the slightest tint of color on my cheeks! Who has time to sit there and layer and layer on blush? Not me. When trying to swatch this with my finger I have to push down very hard and run my finger over it so many times and still can't really see it, what I'm saying is the pigmentation is horrible. Sorry Revlon but you failed on these blushes, maybe reformulate them?

Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara
 I usually love Neutrogena products but this mascara just really does not do it for me. So I go and curl my lashes then put this on and ya it looks fine, then I look in the mirror about 5 minutes later and my eyelashes look all droopy, this mascara is just to heavy to hold any curl. The brush on this does not separate my lashes good at all, like when I'm brushing this on I will notice like about 4 lashes clump together looking like one big one, and this does this all through my lashes. It does add the tiniest bit of length, but not much, and it really adds no volume, and I hate using two different mascaras to get both volume and length. Just not my cup of tea, but it may work for you, who knows.

Maybelline Cool Effect Cooling Shadow/Liner
I realllly regret buying this, this broke in 2 ways after only having it for less than a week, but I kept trying to use it anyway so I could see the quality of the product.  So how this broke is that the center (the shadow) fell out of the pencil, then the shadow broke right in half! This product is not creamy at all, its very hard, and you have to push down hard and go over your eye many times to get it to go on and go on evenly. Mine tends to kinda go on chunky, which can be blended with my finger, but it shouldn't do that in the first place. Plus this "pencil" is very hard to find a sharpener that works good on it. Would rather go buy a Nyx Jumbo pencil.

L'Oreal One Sweep Eyeshadow
 For the price that these cost I would expect these to be a lot better than they are. Now I mostly bought this because what they claim the brush does, which is apply the perfect eyeshadow look with one sweep, but the brush is a total fail no matter how I try to use the brush it just doesn't work for me. This also should have came with a lot more of the eyeshadow, the small little strips can be hard to get at without accidentally dipping into 2 colors. Did I mention how hard my case was to open?? I literally was trying to pry it open for about a half hour, so not fun. Now I love the eyeshadows themselves and wish they made these trios without the brush and with more product and of course cheaper.

L'Oreal H.I.P Kohl Eyeliner
This is a product I would be in love with if they fixed a few things. I love the way these look on my eyes and they are so easy to apply, because the applicator is amazzzzing. But this has some really bad qualities to it that make it so I can't use it. The worst thing about this is that it has NO staying powder at all, it smudges soo easy and fades fast. I put this on and about 20 minutes later its all over above my crease. Surprisingly this last long on the water line, but when applying this to my water line the product gets all over my eye and it just hurts and my eyes get all red.  Another downfall is that the fallout on this is bad. I really wish L'Oreal would reformulate this because I love the colors and how it looks and how easy it is to apply but the staying powder being poor ruins it for me :(.

Covergirl Outlast Lipstain
This has to be one of the worst lip products I have tried. As soon as you start applying this the cracks in your lips instantly start to stand out, which is NEVER attractive and is every girls worst nightmare. The color selection is just not there, there are 10 shades to choose from and they are all a lot darker on your lips than they appear they would be. The nude kiss one is no where near nude! Plus the product itself drys out very fast even if you don't leave the cap off, it also drys out your lips, which is a no no in my book. This just looks so streaky on my lips too, it doesn't matter what I do. I might as well just go out and buy a marker and draw on my lips, atleast i would have a better color selection ha.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer
This has to be the worst primer ever, either that or I got a defected one. First thing I hate about this is that it feels very greasy on my face, and I have oily skin and this just makes it worse. The worst thing about this is that when I am rubbing/blending this into my skin it kinda peels and once it drys it makes me look like I have dry patches all over my face! Plus this has the most disgusting smell to it. I threw this out and will NEVER use it again.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup
The one thing that disappoints me most about this product is the shade selection, I have the lightest one and its just too dark to use on my skin.  But I kept trying it anyway because I hate to let make-up go to waste and I wanted to see how good it works. This foundation just is way too heavy feeling on my face and feels and can look greasy. You have to twist this thing soo many times to get enough product going, and a lot gets absorbed into the applicator and is wasted, which isn't good because you already don't get as much as you would with a regular foundation. You have to use a brush, your finger or a sponge to blend this out because the applicator it comes with makes it go on streaky. I would never buy this again.

Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance Foundation
 So this foundation claims to match your skin tone when you blend it in, which is why I bought it because I can never find a light enough shade for my face, so I bought this in the lightest color. Let me just say this does not in anyway come close to matching my skin tone when I get it all blended in, it is way to dark and its even kinda tinted orange. It looks like I put self tanner on my face or something. This foundation also drys pretty fast even tho its very wet when it comes out, which this makes it hard to blend, and the coverage is light which isn't good for women like me who have acne. Overall not worth the money, it may be a good foundation when I get a tan, we will see.

Max Factor Eyeshadow Trios
 So this has been the only product from Max Factor that I didn't like. So the colors in these trios look very pretty when your picking them out, and they are all matte, but once you get home and swatch them and use them you realize there is like barely any pigmentation to them at all. This really surprises me because on the back the company that makes them is Procter & Gamble, the same company that makes Covergirl! So when I was swatching these I had to press down really hard on them to get color and then they just got really chalky and crumbly. So sad because I bought about 7 of these because I needed some good matte colors, but ended up wasting a lot of cash on something that really I have no use for.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Review Of ELF Products I Own

This will be a very honest review of all the ELF products that I own. I have had all these products for at least 2 weeks, some for over a month. So I have had time to really get to know the products.

1. ELF Eyelid Primer ($1 one)

Of course the thing I love most about this primer is that is only $1. I personally have fell in love with this primer, I find that it works better than my MaryKay one, which costs a good amount more. This primer looks kinda like a peach, skin-tone color but once you blend it out on your eye is totally translucent. My eyelids get pretty oily throughout the day but this primer really holds up, about 8 hours after I apply my make-up it still looks amazing. I heard the mineral one is better, so I'm very excited to get that one because this one is great. I even bought my mom one for Mother's Day ;)

2. ELF Lip Primer & Plumper
This product gets an average rating from me. I don't like the plump side, it stings my lips very badly and I don't see any plumping happening. I only use the plump side if I don't have a lip balm on my and my lips are feeling a little dry. Now the primer side I do like, I have very dark pinkish colored lips so nude colors on my don't tend to work or look nude at all, but i put this on under my lipstick and I get the perfect nude lip. This can also be used as a concealer on the face if you happen to not have yours on you. But I could just simply use a concealer on my lips to get the same effect on my lips as the primer side gives me.

3. ELF Zit Zapper
I would give this 4 out of 5 stars. It would be 5 stars but I HATE the smell of this product, it smells like pine needles mixed with alcohol. But besides the smell, the products works good for me. As soon as I notice a new zit forming I roll this right over it, within about 15-30 minutes, the swelling and redness does go down and makes the zit cover-able with make-up. My zits do seem to go away a little faster when I use this, but of course it won't go away overnight. I do find that this does dry out the skin, so do not roll this all over your face, its meant to be a spot treatment.

4. ELF Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo
I am so shocked that this is only $1! I have tried just about every drugstore mascara out there, and I like this better then most of them and will continue to buy this over them considering its cheaper and works just as good. Now I only use the waterproof side if I go swimming, if its raining or if i know I might be crying that day ha. I find that waterproof mascara is a hassle to remove so I use regular mascara just about everyday. Both sides of these have the same brush and work the same. This mascara does a great job at separating the lashes, it doesn't clump on me, it holds curl and I only need 1-2 coats. Overall a great product.

5. ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
This is my favorite liquid eyeliner so far. I only bought this in black because I wanted to make sure it was good before I got more colors. I know a lot of people say that they didn't like it because they got a dried out one, but mine wasn't dried out at all. This eyeliner is so great, i have a very shaky hand so using liquid eyeliner is so hard for me, but this very thin tip makes it very easy for me to apply. The black is the perfect black, its not like a dark grey like some others I have tried are, this is veryy black. i wouldn't call it waterproof tho, more like water resistant. But I think everyone should at least try this eyeliner, its only $1 and you might end up saving money by replacing an expensive one like I did.

6. ELF Eye Widener & Shimmer Eyeliner
The eye widener is pretty much just your basic, matte white, eyeliner pencil. I use this everyday for highlighting the inner corner of my eyes or some times put a dark shadow on then line my top lash line with this. Overall its a good product, love the price.
The Shimmer eyeliners I am in love with. The colors are great, I love doing a very basic light color eyeshadow, then lining my lash line with these to add a little pop of color, it looks so amazing. These eyeliners are so creamy and go on very easily. I love that they come with a sharpener on the cap, just pop on the cap and twist it and its sharpened, how cool is that? I have 2 of these at the moment, but I plan on getting 2 of each color.

7. ELF All Over Color Stick

I have this in Lilac Petal & hope to own all them soon. It comes in a small tube but a little goes a long way and its only $1. This is one of my favorite ELF products. I use this as a cheek color, lipstick & eye primer. This works great on me for a lipstick, the lilac petal one looks like a pinkish nude on my lips and it doesn't look dry on my lips. This works great as a shimmery cream blush. But I love to use this mostly as an eye primer, I sometimes like this more then the ELF eyelid primer, which is saying a lot because I like the eyelid primer a lot! it smells good too which is always a plus.

8. ELF Lipstick ($1 one)

I only bought one so i could see if I liked it or not, and I bought the color Classy. Classy is kinda of like a light rose color, and I think it looks beautiful on the lips. As with any lipstick you need to use lip balm before applying or you will see all the dry skin on your lips, this does seem to sink into the cracks of my lips more than most drugstore lipsticks. Not my favorite lipstick but for the price its ok.

9. ELF Tinted Moisturizer & Mineral Foundation

The $1 tinted moisturizer and $5 mineral foundation are pretty similar. They both have SPF 15 & both are very light coverage. The only real difference is that one is a liquid and one is a powder. The liquid one is better for people with dryer skin & the powder is better for oily skin. I like them both for days that i don't need much coverage. I like the powder one for the summer time & the liquid for in the winter. Overall good products for the price, worth a try.

10. ELF Shimmering Facial Whip

I was very disappointed with this item, I was hoping it would be a good highlighter for my face. First off I hate the tiny tube it comes in, it feels greasy on your face, it doesn't look natural and takes work to blend in.Sorry ELF but there is nothing I like about this product, a total fail in my book.

11. ELF High Definition Powder

The HD powder is one of my favorite ELF products. The puff that this comes with is sooo smooth and silky feeling, even tho i don't use it. When I put the powder on I don't see any difference, but then I take pictures of myself and wow, it makes me look radiant almost. You can not feel this powder on your face at all. This powder is completely translucent so women of all color can use this, should be in everyone's bag just incase someone decides to snap pictures of you.

12. ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder

I use these bronzers everyday, I love them soo much and they save me a lot of money! The luminance one is great as a face highlighter, i use it everyday. I use the sun kissed one everyday for an all over face and neck bronzer. The warm tan one i use as a contour on my face and on my chest to make my cleavage look better and fuller. These are very silky to the touch, and yes they can get powdery, but you just have to be careful when picking up the product with the brush just touch it very lightly to the product. These blend out just fine for me, I find nothing wrong with them and will repurchase foreverrr.

13. ELF Natural Radiance Blusher

First off let me just say I HATE the packaging, wayy to small to even fit a brush in, and i had to break one open because it was stuck. These are very powdery and messy. The one in innocence does not even show up on my, its sooo light, it may show up on someone with darker skin but I'm very pale, I could only use this to tone down a cheek color if I used too much. The shy color is the only one that looks good on me, its a pretty pink color and its not to vibrant and in your face. Coy is like a dark mauve color, it looked horrid on me! I find that applying these with my fingers is the best way since the packaging is so small and its easier to blend that way. Overall i wouldn't buy these again.

14. ELF Brightening Eye Color Quads

Let me start off with the bad things about these quads. the triangle shape of the eyeshadows and the size of them makes it hard for me to pick up the product with my brushes. Plus these can get powdery and messy if you are not careful. Now I love that these are cute and compact so you can take them with you. The colors are great and very pigmented and true to color. These are a steal for $1!