I thought i'd do a little review of some of the stuff i got last week, i do have a mac haul coming up i'm just waiting for some pressed pigments & stuff to come so i can do it all at once rather than broken up & i'll review the products & any sellers i used as well so it gives me time to test them out for you in the meantime & give you a proper tried & tested review.
Colour Rush mono eyeshadow in 010 - envy
After seeing a pixiwoo tutorial on Rimmel i was impressed & so thought i'd try out a few of their products. In her tutorial she used this colour & i've no idea what she did to get the colour on her lid because it certainly didn't apply well at all on mine, i tried it over a white & dark base & on its own & nothing gave me the colour that's in the pan. i find it so chalky & hard to work with so really not impressed with this shadow or the pigmentation of it. If anybody has this & knows what to do with it to make it apply better let me know otherwise its gonna be put at the back of the makeup drawer unloved & neglected!
Exaggerate waterproof eyeliner 250 - emerald sparkle
Love the colour of this eyeliner, basically if its turquoise or green i'll buy it! (you may have picked up on this already, if not you will) but this has tiny gold glitter in it & i find it a little scratchy which you don't want near your eye but i am willing to put up with it. Its very creamy so could be used as a base as it spreads well & is good as an eyeliner as well of course, i haven't tested the waterproofness of it yet but it lasted well on my eye when i applied it, so i would consider repurchasing this but would look for an alternative without the glitter first.
Moisture shine lipstick - Rose Petal
I got 3 natural collection products for £5 so at that price my expectations weren't great, & i have to say i'm really surprised how good they are, now they're not as good quality as mac or a higher brand but taking into account the price & comparing it to the Rimmel stuff i'm pleasantly surprised. The lipstick is a lovely shade for me, a creamy pink/peach shade & it doesn't dry my lips out which is great & the staying power is ok, so for a cheap lipstick i like it!
Blushed Cheeks - Sweet cheeks
The above picture is the blush to the left & the lipstick to the right!
So i bought this blush mainly because of the name, yes i am that pathetic that i bought a blush because its the name my man friends calls me! anyway i didn't think i would wear this blush, but its cheapness & lack of pigmentation i consider a good think as it allows you to apply a subtle hint of colour or build it to however strong a colour you like!
Loose Powder - neutral translucent
this wasn't my final item for the £5, i bought a clear mascara which i use for my brows which does what it says on the box & is fine! i purchased this a while ago & though i'd offer my opinion, its not the best powder & certainly isn't translucent as it leaves you with a slight peachish tinge but not bad for the price, to use under the eyes as a finishing powder is a no no as it leaves you cakey but on the rest of the face to set your foundation its ok!
So that's about it for the reviews, i'm not a massive drug store makeup user but will definitely trying more, thanks to our little Georgie guru & her love love love for Maybelline lipstick i'm going to buy one as there was a lovely looking peach one she had bought & i dont think i've actually tried a Maybelline product! so i'll let you know how i get on. I would like to try out a new skin care regime as well but not spend fortunes like i usually do, so if you guys know of any good things for combination skin let me know & i'll check it out!!
Hope you're having a lovely weeekend, how nice is the weather & i'm stuck in revising or more accurately avoiding revising by writing blogs! ha ha!
Thanks for reading & i'll cya soon
Saturday, 18 April 2009