Amanda K.'s (amandakevins) Beauty Product Reviews | Page 3
nice shape, great price, great while it lasts, BUT..
this sheds, loses its hairs, and the ferrule [metal] part that contains the hairs always breaks off the handle.. i cant really complain though because it actually deposits colour quite well.. ive repurchased this a few times for the mere fact that its 1.25 here in canada.. and ive had brushes that were twenty bucks that werent as good as this one..but as i said, it sheds, breaks [i think its the glue that holds the metal to the wood giving up], and sometimes youll find a stray brush hair in your eye or eye makeup, but for the price, you cant go wrong.. it really is a decent brush... not just "decent for the price..", but actually good. the only other thing i would mention is that the hairs are a bit scratchy at times, but the colour payoff you get while using it is great.. it even works for blending :D will rebuy [after this one breaks] haha.. if anything just get one for your purse!
a must have
i bought both mineralize palettes from this collection, pink power and this.. this is slightly more bronze, as the names would suggest.. they are very fun, unique products... theyre made in italy, HUGE, and so much fun.. i blend all the shades together for a perfectly bronzed/shimmered/highlit look.. or once in a while i will just use a certain section depending on how much colouring i want. a great product, especially for a mac junkie like me =]
i just purchased the Mercury shade of this.. ive used it alone, over e/s, under it, waterline, as a base, everything.. i should also mention that i was extremely surprised by its blendability.. is that a word? lol.. its super versatile and a great purchase =] i havent got any complaints just yet.. but if i have them in the future, i will post =]
Luster is a great multitasker
i bought this after first trying on a LE shade, that just didnt show up on me, when the clerk at sephora recommended i try luster. what a winner!
i would describe this as a pretty shade that is a mix of a bronzer and a rosy blush. it is perfect for light skin tones that arent suited totally to very pink blushes but are too light for brown tones, but feel that this would definitely be beautiful on medium skin tones and add great dimension to deep skin tones. just the right hint of pink, brown, and sparkle.
in addition, you can use it to add some depth to your eye makeup in the crease or outer corner, or even as a wash all over the lid.. very pretty colour and great if youre trying to buy multitasking products!
sadly, mine broke in my purse, so i will have to rebuy when i can.. until then i will use every shattered little piece to the best of my ability!
im sorry but there was nothing more to this [for me, at least] than the fact that it is all in all just plain terrible
first, let me tell you, it BURNED. not just like, the way lip venom or any other lip plumper should. not just a tingle, not even a stinging feeling. BURN. still, i left it on to see what the result would be.
then theres that. after i waited... checked.. tried multiple times.. nada.. no colour change, just puffed lips. same colour, just burnt. let me say i have never had a reaction to any makeup, so its not my skin. i actually have quite tolerant skin!
the price was ridiculous. unfortunately i couldnt return it so i gave it away to a friend to see if she'd have better luck with it.
the cheek version of this was only better because it didnt burn the crap out of me. miss.
keeps oil in check, but not for dry skin!!
first, i really like the fact that the packaging gives you many ways to apply, depending on the degree of coverage you are looking for.. i.e with fan brush for light coverage, damp sponge [which i had never heard before for using a powder] for heavier coverage, etc etc.
this did offer quite a bit of coverage, but is definitely for oily, or at lest combination normal and oily skin.. definitely not for dry or even combination dry.. flake city.. other than that if you are a powder user and like heavy coverage, this is great, i would say even better than studio fix if you really like coverage.
not worth the price
i have owned two or three of these when iw as very gung-ho on trying them all after reading about the shade "lava" as being the perfect bedroom eye shade.. upon application i found that they werent as smooth as i had expected them to be-more of a cake liner than a cream, and definitely nowhere near as nice feeling as a gel.. but they were nice regardless... a few hours later, gone was the colour! =[
very dry and very flaky on the lids... also, i found that within about a month of opening these, they had dried and began to crumble. determined, i scraped the top layer off and kept trying. same result. i just threw these out. i cant imagine a drugstore version being worse, especially after reading the maybelline reviews.
i recommend trying these at sephora, walking around the mall for a bit, then seeing how you like them.. these were big disappointments for me especially since smashbox is usually impeccable quality to me! maybe ill try again in the future, see if the formula has changed, but until then, i will definitely keep my fluidline.
THE fanbrush to have
I love this fanbrush.. i have tried many, and thought, what is the purpose of this stupid brush? this is crap.. i later realized it was the brushes themselves.. too dense, too fluffy, too short too long you know how it is.. this has a perfect density, deposits colour beautifully along the cheekbones, has yet to shed, and feels amazing. i use it for everything!
beautiful, natural finish
i have colours 5 and 13, both are gorgeous. 13 is very bubblegummish.. i saw it and i knew i had to have it.. its like the first gaga viva glam.. its very unique and pretty! number 13 is more natural but just as gorgeous... you need very little product.. i like to put some on the back of my hand, then put about two spots of it low on each cheek, then use my stippling brush to blend. definitely a rebuy, although im sure it will last me ages!!
i havent found anything like she-laq, so i havent got much to go by with regards to comparisons, but it is the only makeup sealant i have tried and ive used it over my red lipstick a few times to prevent bleeding.. it worked.. the only problem is it can leave a peely kinda film.. think how you peel after a sinburn [gross i know] or how glue peels? which is essentially what this is.. but as i said its unique, and it comes with a few brushes for the different uses.. plus a cute little drawstring bag to store it all in. very good!