Victoria D.'s (ToriBiohazard) Beauty Product Reviews | Page 2
I love VS lipsticks, because they give you options. Each color has the ability to be worn light, and sheered down, or you can apply it super opaque for full coverage. I also find them to be not as drying as other lipsticks. Not exactly hydrating, but I my lips don't feel like I've spent hours in a desert after I wear them. Also, you can add a gloss if you want, but you definitely don't have to. It's really an all-in-one lipstick!
I have quite a few of these shadows (as well as the deluxe shadow palette) and I haven't been disappointed yet!
While UD's regular shadows are incredibly creamy, well pigmented, and easy to work with, they deluxe eyeshadows are all of that times ten! I didn''t think it was possible, but UD out did themselves on these!
All of the colors I have are gorgeous, and have amazing depth to them. There's not a single flat-looking, single colored shadow in the collection.
First of all, I think these shadows are GORGEOUS! The micro-glitter looks amazing, simply mesmerizing! However, they are a bit tricky to apply.
I also find that I get s LOT of fall out from these. It's not just glitter, the color itself just does not want to stick. Blending is nearly impossible, because it all just comes off when you try to blend it out!
Once you manage to get it applied (however that happens to work out) they look so pretty. And another noteworthy feature is the unique packaging! You squeeze the sides and the plastic top pops open! I'm a sucker for little features and details like that!
This is basically everything I didn't want. I wanted a powder highlighter, in a pearly white color, not champagne.
However, I got a mini of it with my Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gift, and it turns out I actually love it. A lot! Typical 'champagne' colors tend to be too dark as a highlight for me, since I am extremely fair. But this one is so sheer and light, it works. It's easy to glide on exactly where you want it, rub it in with your finger, and it disappears, and gorgeously reflects light.
A universally flattering highlighter, I can see myself forgetting what I thought I wanted, and sticking with this product!
As soon as I saw this advertised, I knew It needed to be in my collection.
However, while these are all 'new' shadows from UD, they are all pretty similar to some of their other, or past shadows. I don't see anything that shouts 'WHOA I'VE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE' in this palette. Buttt, my collection is quite extensive. lol.
Anyways, I quite enjoy using this palette, but I don't reach for it as much as I thought I would. I'll usually go to do my makeup, pick something up, and go 'oh, I could use my Vice palette for this'
I do love the mix of colors and finishes in this. I've never been able to really say this before, but I think I could travel with JUST this palette, and be able to do whatever I wanted and be happy with it. I've noticed a few shades, (Penny Lane, Junkie, Provocateur) apply insanely different than they look in the pan, color wise, which was a surprise to me. However all of them seem to blend okay, which is one of my main concerns.
I wish it had come with either one brush, two brushes, or not a brush at all though. Double ended brushes are extremely annoying. While it works just fine, I never reach for it, because I can't keep it in my brush cup! Argh!
All in all though, This is a beautiful palette. I love having it in my collection!
Applies like a dream.
I am loving every minute of this foundation. It's so light, and applies like a dream. Plus they make a shade that actually matches me quite well! Which is extremely difficult for me to find! It'll give you a gorgeous, airbrushed looking finish, without any heavy feeling makeup.
I love that I can buff it into my skin, and it dries down almost within seconds. The coverage is pretty medium, but it can be layered and made into a heavier coverage foundation, without it looking like you have layers of makeup on. I actually DID purchase the full size of this foundation after trying out a sample, and it's been one of my best purchases recently!
It also does not make my skin oily, or transfer/fade through out the day. I do prefer a matte finish, and I'd say this is more of a satin finish, but applying a matte finishing powder makes it exactly what I want in a foundation.
I haven't had any problems with my skin reacting to this since I've started using it, and my skin is extremely sensitive.
Loving this so much!
So, I pretty much knew I was going to be purchasing this blush as soon as I saw it, because it is so CUTE. And I am a massive sucker for cute packaging!
The trio of colors inside is pretty universal, I'd say. I'm extremely fair, but the mix of pinks, and peachy colors is a perfect shade of blush on me. I don't bother using the shades individually, I just mix them all together, but using them independently is definitely an option with this.I was hesitant with the price, but I think this is a great amount of blush for the price, now that I have it. It's shimmery, but it's not sparkly. It's able to be worn lightly, or built up for more color, which is also a great quality.
My only problem with this, is the fact that the container is cardboard. Which just doesn't feel high end. It's super cute, but a metal tin, or something other than cardboard would've made it feel so much better for me!
I like it, but I dont like it.
As many of you ladies out there, I was sooo excited to hear that this was part of Sephora's beauty insiders birthday gift this year. I couldn't wait to try it out from all the great things I've heard. Well, I don't think it was all it's cracked up to be.
What it does do, is lengthen and separate my lashes amazingly. I don't get too much in the volume department from this, but I usually layer another mascara to add volume. And, I don't get clumps, UNLESS I try to do more than one coat. If I try that, it's instant clump city. I also feel that this mascara makes my lashes feel drier than normal.
I'll continue to work with it until my sample is gone, but I can't see myself paying for a full sized version of this. Wanted to love it, but it's just okay for me.
Not a fan!
I've really been looking for a good mascara, and had high hopes for this one, but it fell completely flat once I wore it.
It's quite clumpy, and something about the texture is almost, sticky feeling. I wore it for 12 hours today, and through the day it felt like it almost never completely dried. It felt heavy, and kind of gooey on my lashes, which really irritated my eyes. I'm not sure if I just got a bad batch or what, but even thinking about putting it on my lashes again nearly makes my eyes water and itch. I think this is what it would feel like if one were to put straight up tar on their lashes.
It was also difficult to remove for me, even though my normal remover (Purity by Philosophy) normally takes of everything in one swipe. I'll never mistreat my eyeballs with this again!
I got a sample of this, and I really REALLY wanted to try it. But after using it at least a dozen times now, I don't really think it does ENOUGH.
It smells great, and gently exfoliates, but my lips still feel dry and peely after I've used it, and followed with a lip balm. The actually exfoliating granules seem very sparse in the product itself. And using more, doesn't mean it works better. I love Fresh, but unfortunately, this was a mediocre product for me.
I would definitely not pay the price to buy the full size of this.