I’ve been dying to get some products from the H.I.P. High Intensity Pigments line from Loreal, and I’ve been told that using a mascara with blue in it can help bring out blue eyes. (BeneFit Badgal Blue started the craze.) This mascara comes in Blue Black, which I figured would be more sensible than electric blue and the like. (I had a bad experience with pinkmascara once – never again.)
The mascara came in a brown tube. Although this may be nitpicky of me, I’d prefer the container for a blue-black mascara to be blue, black, or some combination thereof, not brown. It’s kind of misleading since the makeup junkie in me who loves intense eyes runs screaming away from brown mascara. (We’re all told when we’re young that brown is the only mascara color to wear that won’t make you look like a prostitute. Lies! Go black, ladies!)
I’ve been trying to get ahold of all of the Revlon Limited Edition Collection makeup, so here’s a review for one of my latest acquisitions. These eyeshadows come in delectably feminine pastels, and the first one I got was Pillow Talk Pink – what an adorable name, huh? It’s actually not my favorite of the colors available; the White Hot, Grab Me Gold and Bedroom Bronze are all much more flattering and useful.
The shadows are touchably soft when you apply them, but they aren’t the most intense in either shine or color. It’s a more shimmery finish than it is glittery, which makes the application smoother and less likely to smudge, but the shine is minimal.
My recent ULTA shopping trip didn’t end with the Neutrogena miracle; I actually got what I went for, which was pressed powder (and I may have picked up another tube of Telescopic mascara – I’m an addict). My coupon didn’t apply to any of the fancier brand name powders, so I went cheap and grabbed Ulta’s own. I felt dubious as I had a rather negative experience with an Ulta-brand concealer once, but the label says “Mineral”, which is all the rage in makeup and a big selling point for me, as mineral makeup tends to produce a smooth, seamless look. The limited color choices added to my concerns: they only offer “Light to Medium” and “Fair to Light”. Diverse!
I finally chose Light to Medium since I don’t like the geisha look, and my skin has warm yellow undertones. (I’m not weird for knowing that, right? You really should know these things about your skin.)
I admit: I have a sick obsession with Victoria’s Secret. However, I rarely make it to the beauty side of the store. But when the Very Sexy line debuted, I was intrigued. It seemed more professional and high-end than Vicky’s previous sort of impulse-buy-with-your-panties makeup.
I tried the Very Sexy Face Illuminator in Glow, and I was impressed. It’s a light shimmer creme that’s about the texture of concealer. A perfect highlighter that complements best spread high on the cheekbones, it’s also excellent on the bridge and tip of your nose, apples of your cheeks, or the browbone. Continue reading “Review: Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Face Illuminator” »
This is one of those drugstore products I’m always recommending, so I figured I should officially review it. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Serum is a great all-in-one product for a good price: it reduces frizz, adds shine, and gives hair a generally polished look. One of the reasons I love it is that it’s great on a multitude of hair types – curly, straight, wavy, Carrot Top… the list goes on.