Thursday, May 19, 2011

MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: MAC, online

Price: $16.50 for .24 oz

Description: Lightweight, creamy, discreetly opaque concealer

Review:

Pros
  • SPF 35
  • Amazing coverage!
  • Doesn’t become too cakey!
  • Covers all blemishes, undereye circles, everything!
  • Lasts forever (I’ve had my pot for almost 2 years)
  • Price isn’t bad for the amount of product and the quality of it
  • Shade selection is great – has both pink and yellow undertones
 
Cons
  • Don’t apply too much under the eyes – it could become a tad cakey

MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Benefit Erase Paste Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 2/10

Sold: Benefit, online; Sephora, online

Price: $26.00 for .15 oz

Description: Brightening camouflage for eyes & face

Review:

Pros
  • Does a great job of brightening the undereye area
  • Has a peachy tone
 
Cons
  • Expensive!
  • Very sticky
  • Doesn’t blend very well
  • Never really sinks into the skin

Benefit Erase Paste

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Up & Up Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Target

Price: Around $3.50 for 25 count

Description: Removal and cleansing action that gently removes all types of makeup, including waterproof mascara

Review:

Pros
  • Compared to Neutrogena Make-Up Remover
  • Removes makeup like a charm!
  • So cheap compared to Neutrogena wipes!
  • Easily accessible
  • Stay moist forever!
  • No problems with breakouts of any kind
 
Cons
  • [Neutral] I have not used these on my eyes (I prefer to use an eye makeup remover)

Up & Up Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Monday, May 16, 2011

Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 6/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.00 - $7.00

Description: Whipped mousse concealer provides air-soft, matte finish coverage with a weightless feel; Shade: Ivory

Review:

Pros
  • Conceals very well
  • High pigmentation
  • Good shade range
  • Yellow based undertones (what what I could tell)
 
Cons
  • Accentuates dry areas (very badly!!)
  • Can become cakey

Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer

Thursday, May 12, 2011

OPI My Chihuahua Bites! Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores, or salons

Price: $8.00 - $8.50

Description: Bright orange-red

Review:

Pros
  • Love the large brush
  • Formula is good – not streaky
  • Beautiful color
  • Great for summer/spring
 
Cons
  • OPI is a little pricey
  • May be hard to find

OPI My Chihuahua Bites!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blistex Complete Moisture Review & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: Around $2.00

Description: Moisturizing ingredients that actually penetrate into dry lips

Review:

Pros
  • SPF 15 – originally why I got the chapstick
  • Very refreshing lemon scent
  • .15 oz
  • Cheap
  • Great for days out in the sun
 
Cons
  • Has more of an oily feel to it
  • Not as moisturizing as I would like it to be

Blistex Complete Moisture

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: Around $3.00

Description: Antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil

Review:

Pros
  • Cute packaging
  • Compact in size
  • Great overall scent – can’t go wrong with mint
  • Not as creamy as Lemon Drop – doesn’t feel as greasy
  • Top closes easily and securely
 
Cons
  • None!

EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm

Monday, May 9, 2011

EOS Summer Fruit Lip Balm Review & Photos

Rating: 7/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: Around $3.00

Description: Antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil

Review:

Pros
  • Cute packaging
  • Compact in size
  • Good summer scent – very fruity
  • Not as creamy as Lemon Drop – doesn’t feel as greasy
  • Top closes easily and securely
 
Cons
  • Scent kind of makes me sick after a while, definitely not my favorite

EOS Summer Fruit Lip Balm

Sunday, May 8, 2011

EOS Lemon Drop Lip Balm Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: Around $3.00

Description: Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth

Review:

Pros

  • SPF 15
    !
  • Creamy consistency
  • Very convenient and small
  • Extremely cute!
  • Top closes tightly – no need to worry about it opening!
  • Affordable
  • Pretty moisturizing – more than the other EOS lip balms
 
Cons
  • Can seem a little oily in consistency

EOS Lemon Drop Lip Balm

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Carmex Original Stick Review & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores; Carmex, online

Price: Around $3.00

Description: Moisturizing lip balm with an SPF 15

Review
:

Pros
  • Keeps lips completely moisturized
  • Great for a ‘night” lip balm – lips will be soft and smooth by morning
  • Not too sticky
  • Fairly thick
 
Cons
  • Some people may not enjoy the smell of Carmex – it doesn’t bug me, I’ve been using it for about 5 years
  • Thick consistency may be a little much for some

Carmex Original Stick

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Korres Jasmine Lip Butter Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Korres, online; Sephora, online; Ulta, online

Price: $10.00

Description: Sheer neutral pink lip butter

Review:

Pros
  • Great soft pinky lip
  • So moisturizing!
  • Very silky and smooth, not sticky at all!
  • Great if lips are burnt or very chapped
 
Cons
  • Can leave a film around the lips sometimes

Korres Jasmine Lip Butter

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Korres Guava Lip Butter Review & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Korres, online; Sephora, online; Ulta, online

Price: $10.00

Description: Clear lip butter

Review:

Pros
  • Mutes out the lip
  • So moisturizing!
  • Very silky and smooth, not sticky at all!
  • Great if lips are burnt or very chapped
 
Cons
  • Can leave a film around the lips sometimes

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Revlon Jaded Top Speed Nail Enamel Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $3.99

Description: A fresh mint colored nail polish!

Review:

Pros
  • Excellent drying time! So quick!
  • Amazing, gorgeous color! Perfect for the spring!
  • Application went smoothly
  • Brush is fairly large, but not too large!
 
Cons
  • None!

Revlon Jaded