Arie C.'s (ArieC) Beauty Product Reviews
The winter has been TERRIBLE on my skin. I usually have normal to dry skin, but not dry to the point where my skin is flaky. But for the past month, my cheeks have began to flake so badly that not even wearing a primer with my moisturizer helps. I felt like my moisturizer really wasn't cutting it, so I went out looking for a new one. I saw this and decided to give it a try. From the MOMENT I put this one, my skin improved 70%. When I applied it again in the morning, my skin felt so amazing and smooth! I applied a little more on my cheeks before I did my foundation, and used a buffing brush to really test how it was working, and there wasn't a flake in site. I am so happy with this product! And I love that fact that it really does feel nice and light. My skin doesn't feel or look greasy. It just feels like I have soft, healthy skin! :D
I own three shades of this: Fierce and Tangy, Tough as Taupe, and Pomegranate Punk. I have to say that I love these SO much! I bought these with the intention of using them as bases; fierce and tangy for my Orange e/s from MAC, Tough as Taupe for Satin Taupe from MAC, and Pomegranate Punk for various sort of rusty red eyeshadows I own. I was amazed at the longevity of the product, and how it did not crease or budge once. Fierce and Tangy did stain my lids a tad when I used it without a primer underneath, but I really don't care much about that. The only down side to these is I wish they had just a few more in a Matte Finish. The majority of these are VERY shimmery. I would love it if they came out with a flesh tone Matte, something like Painterly or Soft Ocher. I really hope that these are permanent!
Perhaps I'm doing something wrong, but I've never been able to get these shadows to work well for me. They swatch so pigmented and great, but as soon as I try to use them in a make up look, it just doesn't work. Some of the shadows seem so flaky and chalky, and others take so much effort to pack on and show up. There are individual colors in the palettes I like, but I've never bought a palette and loved every single color. =/
In general, I never use any of the shimmery shadows in these palettes. However, the Matte side I love. The black in these palette is one of the darkest, most blendable blacks I've ever used, and honestly makes these palettes worth it in itself. Love these!
I've never been too impressed with these. I feel as though the pigmentation in most of these are... weird, They apply pretty true to color, but it seems like it fades SO quickly. I find myself having to reapply, and reapply color, and the outcome is never what I want. Some elf products are great, but these quads, meh, I can do without.
This is probably my favorite eyeliner. I love that it's waterproof, but you can still take it off when you're ready for it to come off. My only problem with this is how little product it seems you get. The actual brush part is SO long, and the part containing the actual product it soooo tiny. And I just hate spending so much money on an eyeliner that I can't use on a daily basis, because I feel like I'm wasting product if I mess up and have to start over. Overall, though, I love it.
Great and cheap!
I own three of these, and they are really great. I believe they where 1.99 at my local walgreens. They are long wear and good pigmentation. The shade Fushia goes on almost like a lipstick, it's insane! The only problem I have with them is they're a little on the sticky side. Not nearly as sticky as MAC's lipglass but still sticky.