Thursday, April 28, 2011

La Cross Eyelash Curler Review & Photos

Rating: 7/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $4.00

Description: A standard eyelash curler

Review:

Pros
  • Feels pretty sturdy
  • Comes with extra pads
  • Cheap!
 
Cons
  • I’m a fan of the mechanical lash curlers, so I find this a little harder to use

La Cross Eyelash Curler

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MAC Duo Pencil Sharpener Review & Photos

Rating: 5/10

Sold: MAC Cosmetics, online

Price
: $6.00 - $8.00 – I think!

Description: A standard pencil sharpener with two sides – one for jumbo eye pencils and the other one for small, standard pencils

Review:

Pros
  • Very compact and easy to carry with you
  • Love that it has two sides to work with
  • Sleek looking
 
Cons
  • Doesn’t sharpen the pencils very well – leaves them a little jagged
  • Apparently this is a discontinued item?

MAC Duo Pencil Sharpener

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ELF Mechanical Eyelash Curler Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: ELF, online; some drugstores

Price: $1.00

Description: Special curved design which angles to suit all eye shapes; applies just the right amount of pressure to curl lashes

Review:

Pros
  • The perfect lash curler!
  • Love the how it’s mechanical – I usually pinch myself with other curlers
  • Only $1.00!
 
Cons
  • ELF products in general are a little more difficult to get a hold of because they are primarily sold online – I wish I could find the lash curler in stores

ELF Mechanical Eyelash Curler

Monday, April 25, 2011

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $3.00

Description: Protects skin from the effects of weather and exposure; forms an occlusive barrier to the natural water loss of our skin

Review:

Pros
  • Can be used for so many different things!
  • Can be used on the heels of feet to prevent shoes from rubbing
  • Used as a moisturizing chapstick
  • Use on dry and scaly areas on face and body
  • Used to make own pigmented lipgloss
 
Cons
  • Can tend to be slightly greasy at times

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mary Kay Eye Primer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 7/10

Sold: Mary Kay, online

Price: $12.00

Description: Waterproof formula creates a foundation so your eye colors glide on smoothly and stay perfectly in place longer – without creasing or smudging

Review:

Pros
  • Has a more moisturizing feel than other eye primers
  • Squeeze tube
  • Fairly cheap for .3 oz
 
Cons
  • Only stays put for about 8 hours – not quite as long as my other primers
  • May be a little more difficult to get your hands on, since you have to order online or through a Mary Kay rep

Mary Kay Eye Primer

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 6/10

Sold: Benefit, online; Sephora, online; Ulta, online

Price: $24.00

Description: Stay-put primer for concealers & eyeshadows

Review:

Pros
  • Comes in a neutral nude shade that works as a great base for shadows
  • Comes with a pump
 
Cons
  • I heard the pump doesn’t work very well, and it wastes product
  • High price for only .33 oz!
  • Only stays crease-free for about 6 hours

Benefit Stay Don't Stray

Benefit Stay Don't Stray

Benefit Stay Don't Stray

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Swatch

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Swatch

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Swatch

Benefit at ShopStyle

Friday, April 22, 2011

VS Pro Lasting FX Eye Shadow Primer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Victoria’s Secret, online

Price: $8.00

Description: An eye shadow primer to prevent creasing and keep shadow vibrant all day long

Review:

Pros
  • Shadows stay crease-free for over 10 hours
  • Shadows stay vibrant
  • Tube packaging is sanitary
  • Price is very cheap!
 
Cons
  • Primer comes out watery sometimes (almost like it needs to be shaken)

VS Pro Lasting FX Eye Shadow Primer

VS Pro Lasting FX Eye Shadow Primer

VS Pro Lasting FX Eye Shadow Primer Swatch

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Shimmer Eye Primer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Coastal Scents, online

Price: $14.95

Description: Pearlescent and champagne in color; shadows will apply smoothly like silk, blend well, and dry quickly

Review:

Pros
  • Outstanding color payoff
  • Color is beautiful by itself
  • Tons of product (.676 oz)
  • Can easily be compared to Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin (but cheaper and with more product)
  • Great to use without a shadow
  • Lasts about 12 hours
 
Cons
  • Does not work well with matte shadows (it says it will)

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Shimmer Eye Primer

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Shimmer Eye Primer

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Shimmer Eye Primer

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Shimmer Eye Primer

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Shimmer Eye Primer

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Shimmer Eye Primer Swatch

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Shimmer Eye Primer Swatch

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Shimmer Eye Primer Swatch

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Eye Primer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Coastal Scents, online

Price: $14.95

Description: Shadows will apply smoothly like silk, blend well, and dry quickly; will remain crease-free and vibrant all day

Review:

Pros
  • Better than Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion!
  • Shadows stay on for almost 12 hours – crease-free and vibrant!
  • Only $15.00 for .676 oz! (2x more than UDPP & cheaper)
  • Love the squeeze tube
  • Works with all shadows – matte and shimmer
 
Cons
  • Sometimes the tube can get an air bubble and pop the product out (if that’s even considered a con, hah)

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Eye Primer

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Eye Primer

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Eye Primer

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Eye Primer

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Eye Primer Swatch

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Maybelline Blackest Black Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $9.99

Description: Smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours

Review:

Pros
  • Sleek packaging
  • Good color payoff
  • Lasts all day without smudging
  • Creamy to apply
 
Cons
  • Dried out slightly overtime (but that can be expected)

Maybelline Blackest Black Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

Maybelline Blackest Black Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

Maybelline Blackest Black Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

Maybelline Blackest Black Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Swatch

Maybelline at ShopStyle

Monday, April 18, 2011

Coastal Scents True Black Gel Liner Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 5/10

Sold: Coastal Scents, online

Price: $6.95

Description: A rich black gel liner

Review:

Pros
  • Color is pretty good
  • Normal amount of product
  • Ton of colors to choose from
 
Cons
  • Color payoff isn’t as great as I expected
  • Dried up after first use
  • Flaked into eyes (probably because of how dry it got)
  • Wasn’t creamy – really hard to line the eyes
  • Packaging seems pretty cheap – cap doesn’t feel like it feels the jar very well

Coastal Scents True Black Gel Liner

Coastal Scents True Black Gel Liner

Coastal Scents True Black Gel Liner

Coastal Scents True Black Gel Liner Swatch

Sunday, April 17, 2011

L'Oreal Brown HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: about $10.00

Description: Smudge-proof liner that is loaded with high intensity pigment; creamy smooth formula

Review:

Pros
  • Great color – matte, dark brown
  • Good color payoff – it doesn’t take much to show up, it’s not streaky or anything
  • 4.5 grams of product!
  • Dries to a smudge-proof finish
  • Very creamy – creamier than other cream or gel eyeliners I own
  • Larger opening space than most other eyeliners – easier to get brush in
 
Cons
  • Price is pretty high for drugstore! (but the product will most likely last me forever)
L'Oreal Brown HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner
 
L'Oreal Brown HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner
 
L'Oreal Brown HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner
 
L'Oreal Brown HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner Swatch
 
Ulta at ShopStyle

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Urban Decay, online; Ulta, online; Sephora, online

Price: $18.00 for full size

Description: vibrant shadow, all-day wear, and absolutely no creasing

Review:

Pros
  • Usually a small primer potion always comes with their palettes (good way to try it out)
  • Only need a small dab to cover entire eye
  • Lasts for about 10 to 11 hours
  • Color is nude – dries invisible
 
Cons
  • Price is a little high, especially since the product is hard to get to with the packaging
  • Packaging can be a little unsanitary

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Swatch

Urban Decay at ShopStyle