Tiffany F.'s (pinkahaulic) Beauty Product Reviews
Wanna be a Cullen??? I DO!
This is a makeup product that is a MUST HAVE in all makeup junkies kits! Whether you are a Total Twihard or *gasp* don't even know who Edward Cullen is...this highlighter is so super gorgeous! It goes on so smooth and creamy, and it gives the most amazingly fantasic, sparkly highlight!! I must say...this highlighter is not for the faint of heart! It is NOT natural in any way, shape or form...but it IS a stunner and for that reason I have 3 backups of BOTH colors because I adore this highlight and I wear it constantly!! xo
Amazing BB Cream
I went on a mission to find the perfect BB Cream to meet MY needs and this BB Cream by Lioele does it!!! I have very dry skin, and this product does not enhance any of my dry patches, instead it heals them, & it doesn't sit in any fine lines or small wrinkles that I have (or THINK that I have ;). I have very fair skin, I'm a NC15 at MAC and this BB Cream in the lightest shade matches my skintone perfectly. I believe it only comes in 2 different skin tones, so it will only work for very light to medium skinned people which is unfortunate, because its a beautiful product. It doesn't go gray like some of the other asian BB's. It is VERY long lasting on the skin with or without setting powder. I apply it in the morning, and come evening my makeup still looks fantastic, even in the heat & humidity here in Florida. There is no strong smell w/ this BB Cream, it has a very light fragrance and its almost unnoticeable, which is amazing considering the high SPF. After going through 6 different BB Creams I finally landed on this one and I couldn't be happer! This will definiately be a staple item in my makeup kit!
My Holy Grail Stink Stick :)
After years of using Secret and being totally pissed off and unhappy because it would ruin my bras and shirts, I went on a mission to find the perfect deodorant/anti-persperant for me. I found it in this product! Not only does it keep me smelling good, and dry as a bone...but it doesn't ruin my clothes, and it also keeps my armpits very very soft - I haven't had those red shaving bumps since I started using this product. It also slows down the time inbetween shaving, so you don't have to stress if you miss a day. I know its a strange subject or thing to talk about, but my armpits have never looked so nice. I don't get selfconcious when I'm wearing strapless or sleeveless shirts because I know I'm going to be protected from smelling bad, and that my armpits are going to be smooth and soft.
I think I might be one of the only people who just does not like this new "magnetic polish" trend. I think its ugly, and the colors that the polishes come in aren't my favorite at ALL, and it seems as if every single brand carries the exact same hideous shades. Plus, I just think its a pain to do. And if you put that magnet just a little too close and bump your nail, *bam* start over time...You have to take the polish off and do it all over again. I can see why people would like this trend, but personally I just do not like it at ALL! Maybe if they came out with some prettier colors with the polish...No, who am I kidding? I wouldn't even like it then. This is just a huge Fail for me.
Luxury Product at Drugstore Price
In my opinion, these shadows are one of the BEST S/S '12 makeup releases! And I'm not just saying drugstore makeup...I'm saying across the board. They definitely made my "Top 5 New Product" releases of S/S '12 for sure! I own every single color, and I was THRILLED when they just released 2 more shades in the summer releases! These shadows are a dream come true! They have all of the amazing pigmentation of a loose pigment eyeshadow, but in a pressed eyeshadow form. They glide on so smoothly and effortlessly and blend like a dream. If you tap off your brush, you will have little to no fallout with this product, unlike loose pigments, which can be a terrible mess...and if you want to pack a MAJOR punch, apply them wet! I have told everyone I know about these shadows, and TONS of people that I DON'T know about them as well ;) If I see someone eyeing them hesitantly in a store, I will go over and launch into my passionate speech about how much I love them, and 9 times out of 10 they buy at least one! Loreal SHOULD be paying me ;P I honestly, with all my heart, love these shadows to death! And I cannot find one thing to complain about with them either...I really really do love them THAT much!
Real Techniques SUPERFAN
WOW...where do I even begin? Naturally, like most people, I purchased my 1st Real Techniques brushes because I am a huge fan of Pixiwoo and I wanted to support them. But...from the very 1st moment that I used these brushes I fell in LOVE! I'm a makeup artist, and so I have hundreds of brushes. I mainly use MAC brushes, but I honestly have fallen in love with these Real Techniques brushes and I bought the entire line. They do NOT seem like "drugstore" brushes to me. First off, they do not shed...ever! Plus, they are so incredibly soft, I LOVE to feel them on my skin. Also, they are synthetic, so I can use them with my cream products as well as powder products and they won't get ruined...and they wash up so easily it isn't even funny!! Sam Chapman did an amazing job on this brush line! I would truthfully pay double for some of the brushes in the collection because I use them so much and they are so invaluable to me, especially the face brushes! I would recommend these brushes to beginners as well as pros! A lot of other brush companies *ahem* Sigma should take note from these brushes! They have it all...and adorable design, excellent quality and amazing value for money!!
My favorite Sleek palette
I am a Sleek eyeshadow palette superfan! I own them all and this is my favorite palette out of the entire lot! As a whole the entire line of eyeshadows are so creamy and blend beautifully and the pigmentation is beyond impressive! And, with this palette I love how their is a nice mix of matte and shimmer eyeshadows, as well as cool and warm shades. Plus, it is so versatile. You can do light, girlie daytime looks, or deep, sultry nightime looks. I do not wear very much pink/peach eyeshadow, but i found the pinks/peaches in this palette extremely flattering and fun to wear. I WISH this entire line would come to the US, because I haven't purchased anything from them yet that I've been disappointed with. These eyeshadows are better than some highend shadows that I've purchased (*ahem* Nars Daphne anyone :( ) and for only around $10 per palette, for 12 eyeshadows, they are fantastic value for money! I will continue to purchase Sleek palettes for as long as they make them because I am addicted and I cannot get enough!
My fav matte highlight
This is my hands down, ALL TIME, favorite matte highlight shade! I use this color almost daily and it is the perfect color for my fair skintone. Not ALL of these little Wet N Wild singles are fantastic, for example I got 2 (black & blue w/ LOTS of glitter) in a Limited Edition S/S '12 collection, & BOTH were total crap. BUT, the core line of these shadows like Brulee & Nutty are gorgeous! They are extremely pigmented, almost creamy shadows and I don't find the core line to be chalky at all. Plus, they are so darned inexpensive its unreal! EXCELLENT value for money! I think Wet n Wild has really upped their game in the last couple of years and I'm excited to see what they will put out next!
Very pretty highlighter
I've used this product for years, and it is always a product i repurchase because its such a beautiful liquid highlighter. (Although, you don't have to repurchase it often because a bottle lasts forever!!) I personally love to use it underneath my makeup, as well as on my cupids bow. It gives a beautiful, glowy, natural sheen to my skin when I wear it underneath my foundation. And when I trace my rather thin lips with it, it makes them look SO much fuller! I didn't give it 5 stars only because I think that there are newer products, with newer technology that I am loving a little bit more...BUT, I will ALWAYS have a bottle of this in my kit and personal collection! Its a Holy Grail/Must Have product for sure!
Best Lash Glue Ever!
I used Duo lash glue for years, but for some reason I developed an allergy to latex, and was unable to wear false lashes anymore :(...That is, until I found this gem! I LOVE this stuff!! Personally, I think it works on me better than any lash glue that I've ever used! I love the precision applicator, and how it dries super fast and clear. Once the glue has dried, your lashes stay put (even when I went out to a very smokey bar and my eyes were watering TERRIBLY, to the point where the rest of my makeup came off...but the lashes did NOT move) all day/night long without any lifting in the corners. I am super impressed with this product and couldn't be happier that I found a latex free adhesive that works like a charm! I use it exclusively in my kit now, because it saves me from having to carry multiple glues for people with latex allergies like me. And I also have faith that it will last through the tears on my brides, because I've tested it out on my own watery eyes! Bravo Revlon!!