Thursday, May 24, 2012

Essie Guilty Pleasure Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “a pink strawberry bliss”

Review:

Pros

  • Such a pretty summer color!
  • I’d say it leans more coral with pink undertones!
  • Has a jelly consistency!
  • Goes on very smooth!

Cons

  • None!

Essie Guilty Pleasure

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Urban Decay, Sephora, Ulta

Price: $32.00

Description: A summer palette from Urban Decay for 2011 (you can find it for clearance now places)

Review:

Pros

  • Absolutely love the colors for a summer bronze eye!
  • All colors have shimmer
  • All shadows are nicely pigmented
  • Look great with every eye color
  • Can add a pop of color with the pink
  • Sometimes I like to do just a winged liner and then add the hot pink right above the black to create a bright look

Cons

  • None!

Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Essie Lovie Dovie Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “a perfect true flamingo pink”

Review:

Pros

  • A very true pink
  • Has a warm undertone to it
  • Looks great with everything
  • Isn’t too bright, but great for the spring and summer

Cons

  •  None!

Essie Lovie Dovie

Monday, May 21, 2012

Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Sephora, Ulta, Urban Decay

Price: $20.00

Description: “Vibrant, crease-free color for 24 hours”

Review:

Pros

  • Has a yellow tint to it – evens out the lid
  • Very similar to MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot in color
  • Lasts at least 14 hours on me
  • Dries very fast
  • Allows shadows to blend very easily

Cons

  • I don’t think they should claim this to be 24 hours
  • They need to make a cooler tone version of this for those with pinker skintones

Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $7.49

Description: “Create the smoothest, most even, poreless complexion!”

Review:

Pros

  • Smooths out the face entirely
  • Leaves a very smooth canvas to work with
  • Doesn’t feel greasy
  • No color (unlike the original)
  • Makes the skin feel silky

Cons

  • Not sure if it helps control oil at all, but I would say it controls it better than no primer at all!

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Garnier BB Cream Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $11.99

Description: Adds coverage and correction to the skin

Review:

Pros

  • Adds some coverage to the skin without feeling heavy
  • Looks very glowy on the skin
  • Sinks into the skin
  • Adds moisture back into the skin
  • Includes SPF
  • Changes with your skintone

Cons

  • Doesn’t control oil – but I don’t think it actually makes it worse either

Garnier BB Cream

Friday, May 18, 2012

MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $22.00

Description: “pastel soft pink with sparkles”

Review:

Pros

  • So pretty!
  • One of the prettiest highlighting powders I own!
  • Looks great on cool toned skin!
  • Works great as a cheek highlighter or an inner corner highlight for the eyes
  • Really brightens up the face
  • Powder is very fine – I don’t understand the “sparkles”
  • I found mine at a CCO!

Cons

  • None!

MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Revlon Photoready Pinched Cream Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 4/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $12.99

Description: A light peachy orange

Review:

Pros

  • Love the consistency of the blush
  • Very gel-like
  • Cute packaging!
  • Good for very fair skintones

Cons

  • Way to light for me!
  • I can’t get it to show up – not pigmented enough!

Revlon Photoready Pinched Cream Blush

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

L’Oreal Nude Topaz Bronzer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $11.99

Description: A shimmery golden bronzer

Review:

Pros

  • Works great as a blush!
  • Gives the skin some warmth without adding any extra color to the cheeks
  • Looks great for the summer
  • So pigmented!
  • Very smooth!

Cons

  • Not a good bronzer, just because of the shimmer

L'Oreal Nude Topaz Bronzer

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Maybelline Audacious Asphalt Color Tattoo Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 6/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.99

Description: A dark, smoky grey

Review:

Pros

  • Staying power is fantastic!
  • Very creamy
  • Unique smoky color

Cons

  • Not as pigmented as the others!
  • A little bit grainy (probably from the glitter)

Maybelline Audacious Asphalt Color Tattoo

Monday, May 14, 2012

Revlon Photoready Coral Reef Cream Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $12.99

Description: Bright coral orange

Review:

Pros

  • Looks great for the summer months
  • Beautiful on tan skin
  • Looks very natural
  • Not too pigmented
  • Has a gel-like consistency
  • Cute packaging
  • Sheers out nicely

Cons

  • Could be slightly more pigmented

Revlon Photoready Coral Reef Cream Blush

Sunday, May 13, 2012

MAC Seaside Cream Colour Base Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: MAC

Price: $17.50

Description: “soft peach rose”

Review:

Pros

  • Great highlighter during the summer
  • Looks very warm and bronzy on the skin
  • Could be used as a blush or eyeshadow base
  • Livens up the skin!
  • So pigmented!

Cons

  • I wouldn’t recommend for very light, cool skintones – but other than that it is beautiful!

MAC Seaside Cream Colour Base

Saturday, May 12, 2012

L’Oreal Golden Pearl Bronzer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 4/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $11.99

Description: A yellow gold highlighter

Review:

Pros

  • Great for skintones with warm undertones
  • Good summer highlighter
  • Takes a little bit to get the product to come off
  • Not very pigmented

Cons

  • Should not be labeled as a bronzer!
  • Not worth the price!

L’Oreal Golden Pearl Bronzer

Friday, May 11, 2012

Revlon Bronzed & Chic Bronzer Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $12.99

Description: “Enhances complexion for a naturally sunkissed look”

Review:

Pros

  • MATTE!
  • Works great with all skintones!
  • You can vary the darkness of the bronzer by concentrating on a particular area
  • Great for contouring!
  • Tons of product!
  • Cute detail!
  • Doesn’t look orange by any means
  • So pigmented!

Cons

  • Excessive packaging

Revlon Bronzed & Chic

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Maybelline Too Cool Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $6.99

Description: A frosty white cream shadow

Review:

Pros

  • Great base for light shades
  • Allows colors to pop
  • Great for inner corner highlight
  • Very creamy, but stays on all day
  • No creasing

Cons

  • None!

Maybelline Too Cool Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Essie Lights Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 9/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “an electric pink neon”

Review:

Pros

  • LOVE the color!
  • Bright and summery!
  • Goes on extremely opaque
  • Has a bubblegum pink tone to it

Cons

  • Not a fan of the semi-matte formula
  • Chips easily

Essie Lights

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Revlon Photoready Flushed Cream Blush Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $12.99

Description: A sheer, glowy pink cream blush

Review:

Pros

  • Such a pretty color!
  • New release!
  • Looks like a nice pink flush!
  • Has more of a gel consistency
  • Secure container

Cons

  • Could be slightly more pigmented – it’s difficult to build the color up

Revlon Flushed Cream Blush

Monday, May 7, 2012

Essie Camera Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 8/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: “a brilliant coral pink neon”

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful color for summer
  • Has less of a pink tone and more of a red tone
  • Unique neon shade
  • Dries semi-matte, but still has a little sheen to it
  • Looks very “jelly”-like

Cons

  • Formula seems to chip really easily
  • Turns a little orangey on my skintone

Essie Camera

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Essie Fiji Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Drugstores

Price: $8.00

Description: A pale pink

Review:

Pros

  • One of the prettiest light pinks ever!
  • Goes on very creamy and opaque!
  • Looks great with everything
  • Looks very classy!
  • Very nude, but still pink

Cons

  • None!

Essie Fiji

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

China Glaze Sweet Hook Review, Swatch, & Photos

Rating: 10/10

Sold: Sally’s & Salons

Price: $5.99

Description: A light creamy lilac

Review:

Pros

  • Beautiful color for spring
  • Goes on very smooth
  • Pastel shade
  • Has a hint of pink in it
  • Looks classy

Cons

  • None!

China Glaze Sweet Hook