indie G.'s (girliereview) Beauty Product Reviews | Page 2
Love this brush
This is a quality brush. It is super soft and does not shed at all. It's got a great shape, slightly more rounded than a tulip head brush, but still very multi-purpose. It's got a slightly pointed tip so you can definitely use it for blush, but also for contour and/or highlighting. It is a sizeable brush though, so if you wanted to use it for all over powder, it would be great for that as well.
The handle has a flat bottom, so this brush will actually stand up on its end with little effort.
Overall, great brush, well worth the price!
Not worth the price - turns orangey
I'm less than impressed with this foundation. It goes on nicely and it looks okay when you first apply. But as the day goes on, it turns really orangey on me. At this price point, I find that completely unacceptable.
Dupe for Nars Sheer Glow at a fraction of the price.
I am in love with this foundation. In my opinion, it is a very close dupe for the Nars Sheer Glow foundation, but much more affordable. It has good coverage and it goes on super smooth. It has a beautiful dewey finish that lasts all day.
Troublesome application, but great payoff
I picked up Wallis a couple of weeks ago. It is my first polish from Butter London, so I'm not sure if it's the type of polish (lots of glitter) or if it's the "3 free" formula, but it is a total pain to apply. It does not go on smoothly at all. It's like you try and brush it on and the product just goes nowhere.
That said, when I do finally get it applied, it looks fan-tas-tic. The color is absolutely stunning.
The wear time is so-so. I'd say with a base coat and a top coat (seche vite) it lasts similarly to most other polishes, which on me is about 2 days before it starts chipping.
Butter London does have some incredibly unique colors, but at twice the price of most other drug store nail polishes, it will definitely be a special occasion purchase for me.
Perfect combo of lip balm and lip butter
I love, love, love the Revelon Colorburst Lip Butters. I have 5 or 6 of them and the texture of all of them is fabulous. Some of them, like the Pink Truffle, are more pigmented. For me, these are the perfect blend of a lip balm and a lipstick.
More blue than teal, but awesome regardless
For a drug store product, this knocks it out of the park.
Packaging: The product packaging is good. It comes in a heavy glass pot. The lid isn't rubberized, which does make me wonder if the product is going to dry out quickly, but only time will tell.
Application: This does have fantastic color payoff. The color on the lid is true to the color in the pot. It is a little shimmery from some micro-glitter, but I really didn't have any issues with fallout during application.
Wearability: I had no issues with this product creasing. It dried very quickly as well, so it wasn't like I had to sit there with my eyes closed waiting for it to set. The color is buildable and blendable as well, so you can fairly easily control the intensity of the look. And it seems very long wearing. I had it on for probably 6 hours, but when I removed it, it looked just as good as when I applied it.
Gold is my least favorite of the Color Tattoos
I have color tattoos in a couple of colors and I was really impressed with them until I tried the gold. It has a ton of glitter in it. A lot of that glitter ended up falling out. Not cool. I love the other colors, but I would skip the gold.
High end product at drug store prices
I LOVE the L'Oreal infallible eyeshadows. I have them in 7 different colors with finishes in matte, metallic and glitter. Their pigmentation is out of this world. I've heard that they're the same formulation as the Armani Eyes To Kill shadows at a fraction of the cost. I don't have any of the Armani shadows, so I can't say for sure, but these shadows are so awesome I'm inclined to believe it. The range of colors and finishes is great. They are a little tricky to work with at first, but I find the results are well worth spending a couple extra minutes.
What a waste of money
I have never been as disappointed in a product as I was with the Origins VitaZing. One of my favorite YouTube gurus talked it up so much as being so fabulous and I was totally sucked in. It's a moisturizer with little tiny beads of pigment that break open when you rub it into the skin. The color did not suit me at all and in my experience, it isn't a "universal" shade that will work for anybody. Also, the level of SPF in this product is nowhere near high enough for me.
Excellent moisturizer for a drug store brand
I have super dry skin, so in night creams, I want something super moisturizing. I can't say that I've noticed any particularly lifting or anti-wrinkle properties, but it moisturizes really well. It reminds me a lot of the Clinique RepairWear moisturizer, but at a fraction of the cost.