Latia C.'s (shunarae) Beauty Product Reviews | Page 5
Love in a Bottle
I LOVE THIS TOPCOAT! The two gurus that I heard talking about this top coat were Queenofblending and MizzChievouz. I had gotten so tired of my nail color chipping, so I finally buckled down and picked this up on a random trip to Sally's. This HAS to be one of the best purchases I've made, polish wise. It dries very fast and makes my nail shine. Just make that you buy the thinner from the Seche brand because this top coat will get thick and you will need to thin it out to get it back to the right consistency.
I bought this on a recommendation from my best friend who had it before I did. I liked the way it would length her lashes and because I wear contacts, I wanted something that would bring more attention to my eyes since they were not hidden under my glasses. I liked this mascara, but I felt like it would flake and land in my eyes on some occasions. I wasn't too fond of the wand, but the formula was good for me, especially on those days I needed something to dress up my eyes quickly. I would buy this again.
Very nice for a base
I love these for a base, especially black bean for smoky eyes and milk to brighten up my eyeshadows. Used alone, these do not crease on me, but I find that they last way longer with a primer underneath. I get these from my local beauty supply and I try to stock up while I can. Word of advice: either find a very good sharpener that can handle the size of the pencil or look up ways on YouTube to depot them. All in all, the jumbo eyeshadow pencils are a good buy and should be in every aspiring makeup artists' kit in my opinion.
When I really began to get into makeup, I didn't have a lot of colors to really work with except the makeup from the drugstore, which wasn't that good. I don't remember the guru I was watching at the time but through them I discovered Coastal Scents. My first palette from them was the shimmer palette and the matte one soon followed.
I have to say that I honestly love these palettes because of the 88 colors, the mirror, and the pigmentation. The one thing negative I can say about this product is that it is not durable for travel or any mistakes that cause it to fall. Not only have both of my palettes lost their tops, some of my colors have fallen out as well.
I think it'll be better for the company to invest in a more durable casing for their 88 palettes, but other than that, I would recommend these palettes to anyone just starting in makeup, anyone who just wants more color in their collection, and anyone on a budget. Just keep it at home, stored somewhere that it can't fall or break!
I love these lipsticks so much. There are so creamy and so pigmented. I own the colors: Rose, Spellbound, Doll, Snow White, Herades, Iced Honey, Electra, Hero, Medusa, Pandora, Opal, Chloe, Hebe, Ceto, and Raisin; 15 lipsticks in total. I can't really pick a favorite lipstick, but I can say that Snow White is my favorite red for the winter time, and for the summer I'm loving Spellbound and Doll. My fall favorites are Medusa and Pandora since they are nice purple shades, perfect for the fall. I love the feel of these on my lips; they go on like a dream for me. I plan on purchasing more of their lipsticks soon. I can't live without them =).
Own all nearly all of the polishes.
I love these polishes. For me, they dry fast and last longer than my CG nail polishes. I own nearly all of the polishes, but I can tell you that my favorites are the darker colors. But I will be wearing more of the pinks and lighter colors for the spring/summer and whipping out the dark colors as soon as the weather gets cold.
Dragon's Egg = ♥
I LOOOVVVEEEEEEE this bath bomb. Every time I see it, I buy at least 4. It's almost a problem lol. I love how this smells and how it looks in my bath water. The only thing that I dislike is how easy it breaks. BUT, the breaking does not affect how the product works. Just smelling this bath bomb makes me happy haha. My favorite thing to buy from Lush hands down!
I like it.
So, this was my first MAC lipstick and since I missed out on the first Viva Glam Gaga, I decided to give this one a try. Before buying this lipstick, I looked at the face chart for her look and saw that before applying the lipstick, the makeup artist used a lip liner on her, which can alter the true color of the lipstick and I was anxious to see how it would look without one. I was super excited when I got it and tried it on right away. True, it looks a little concealer-ish on my skintone, but I like that it is moisturizing for my lips, though it can show imperfections on my lips.
My little tips to wear this lipstick:
*wear this with a slightly darker lip liner
*just dab a little on your lips if you're going to wear it alone (make sure you moisturize and exfoliate your lips first!)
*Top it with a gloss. Not a clear one though, or you'll get that nasty looking lip lol. I usually use my Mayfair lip gloss from Eyeko on top of it. I think a pinky one would be okay.
* Just experiment w/ different lip liners and see which one works best!
I would repurchase this mainly because I like the color, but also because it goes toward a good cause.
I absolutely love this palette. It's a staple in my makeup bag and I rarely take it out. I use this palette mainly for when I wear makeup to school and don't want anything too bright on my eyes. My top colors in this palette is Virgin, Sidecar, Sin, Naked, Half-Baked, Smog, and Dark Horse. This is a lovely palette for those who love neutral colors and it's good for any occasion: work, school, or a fun night out. Next time Urban Decay has this palette in stock, I think I'm going to order another one, just so I don't run out of it.