Beauty Product Reviews
Pink 4 Friday is a fabulous bubble gum pink if you don't already own one
To preface this, I know that there are other "barbie pink" lipsticks that are nearly identical if not completely identical to the limited edition Pink 4 Friday lipstick (ones that are still available), but since I somehow managed to have every shade but this exact shade I have to say I like it. The formula is the same as the other comparable lipsticks--not overly drying, creamy, and pigmented. I tend to wear more fuchsia and read than light pink, but this is something I love to pull out when I want something a bit different from my normal routine. If you can get your hands on a tube of this and don't have a shade just like it, I say do it!
Convenient and effective little spherical lip balm!
I bought this a while ago and have to say, I really like it! I got Sweet Mint because I tend to prefer mint flavors when it comes to lip balms. The mint isn't super strong so it's definitely mild enough for someone that doesn't want to be smacked in the face by peppermint. I find this balm to be pretty effective when it comes to keeping my lips hydrated. It doesn't last quite as long on my lips as other ultra long-lasting balms I've tried, but it's done the trick this spring and summer. We'll have to see what happens this winter ;) I have to say, the spherical shape is actually super convenient. I don't know why I feel as though it's more convenient than a conventional tube, but I love it! I'm also a serious fan of anything natural/organic, so that's another point in my book. For roughly $3 you can't really go wrong.
Impressive for a drugstore mascara!
I am super picky about mascara because I have the world's most pathetic lashes. This has a nice slick formula that doesn't clump and does give you length and volume. It's not the most dramatic mascara I've ever tried, but it's probably one of the most natural looking! Lashes aren't dry or stiff, they're actually quite pliable (which for me is key). If you're not looking for crazy lashes and just want something to give your lashes a little something extra, this is it for drugstore mascaras. If you want to see pictures, you can view my blog for the complete review and images: http://makeupchicliterarygeek.blogs...
A super let-down so far :(
I purchased this as soon as I saw it had been released. I have short, thin lashes and I am on a constant search for that perfect HG mascara! Unfortunately, this wasn't it :( I love Benefit, but this is just not something I'd suggest right now for anyone. Why? For me, it doesn't curl, life, or add volume. It mostly just take quite a few coats and then clumps no matter what. I've been using it for the last week and while I've gotten it to work a TINY bit better, it's not nearly worth the $22 it goes for per tube.
You can see my full review with pics here: http://makeupchicliterarygeek.blogs...
Love Love Love!
I love everything about this--the consistency, payoff, blendability, etc. Worth purchasing! The only downside for me is that I've found that over time so much of it has come through the sifter into the top portion that I almost lose a bit when I open it, but that's not enough of an issue to me by any means to even effect how I feel about this ;)
First true love, but recently MAC's letting me down
MAC was the first high-end makeup company I fell in love with when I was about 14. At the time, nobody else I knew my age was into them . . . or into wearing any and every color available. That being said, MAC has some truly amazing colors. The problem is, I find the consistency and quality of the shadows becoming really unpredictable. To me, with their reputation and the price of their shadows they should be perfection every time. I feel like MAC receives more attention because of their reputation now than their products. The biggest issues I've had with my MAC shadows lately are that the coverage is horrible and they're a bit too hard in my opinion. This isn't every MAC shadow and I have some that I adore, but I've been kind of surprised lately with how many I've felt "eh" about or tried once and left it collecting dust in my train case. And what's up with the new Jeanius collection? Every swatch I've seen has shown it has really questionable coverage. Oh MAC, what's happening to you???