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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

No Drought Dry Shampoo by LUSH

No Drought Dry Shampoo by LUSH

"Finally, a dry shampoo! No Drought gives your hair an extra day of not washing it. Just massage it sparingly into your scalp and through your hair, then shake it out (if you've got long hair, you might need a quick brush to make sure you're covered). Corn flour and talc absorb excess oil and leave locks soft to the touch. Lemon, grapefruit and lime oils will give your hair a fresh and fruity fragrance too. No need to wash; just go!" --Lush's website description.

I love everything about this product from the smell to how my hair feels when I use it.  It's probably my favorite dry shampoo!

I'll often use it even when I don't need it because I love the way it makes my hair feel.  It gives it body, but doesn't make it poofy --(something my hair has been prone to do in the past.)

Interested in this amazing hair product?  Visit Lush's USA Website or check out your local Lush store to try it.  It's listed as $12.95 for 4.6 oz.


Monday, February 13, 2012

CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Lipcolor--First Impressions

"Create your one-of-a-kind look with our expertly designed blendable lip duos. Mix and match cream and shimmer shades with the flip of a stick for a unique look with endless possibilities." --CoverGirl's Wesbite

I decided to give these a try.  It's been a while since I bought a CoverGirl lip product; I was just waiting for something to catch my attention.  Initially, I didn't know if this product would be something which would interest me, but I heard good things so I decided to see for myself.

The first one I got was in the color Whisper, which has a light mauve pink side and a mauve side (they are not specified to be light mauve pink and mauve, but this is what I see when I look at it).  I decided to try wearing the shades together, the darker on first with the lighter shade on top just in the center of my lips.  The shades are very pretty and they have nice pigmentation.  They are from CoverGirl's Blast line which claims to be more intense, and I definitely think the pigmentation is worthy of being in the Blast line.

Whisper (pictured above)

I also got one in the color Snap, a bronze color and a golden, pinkish bronze lighter side.  I'm probably not doing a great job at describing the colors, but I am posting a link to view the shades.  Click here to view shades.

The reason I got Snap is because I liked the first one I got (even though I only wore it for a day or two) and I wanted one to wear when I'm doing my makeup more pink or wearing warmer toned clothing.  I'm actually wearing Snap today.
Snap (pictured above)

The color seems to last a good amount of time as well, but it's not something that will stay on all day through eating and drinking.

In photos below I am wearing the color Snap.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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Revlon Color Stay Eye Creme Gel Liner and Shadows

Recently I decided to try some of the new Revlon Color Stay eye products, including the liner and eyeshadow quads.

Revlon Color Stay Creme Gel Eye Liner

I picked up the Color Stay Creme Gel Eye Liner in the color charcoal.  Not having previous expectations, I thought I would try it and just see how it worked.  I've been nothing but pleased with the product!  It really does stay on all day!  The pigmentation is great.  It's easy to apply and comes with an applicator in the top.  (See photo below).  It doesn't tug or pull and it dries nicely.  I would absolutely recommend this product.  It's a great long-wearing eye liner, especially if you're looking for a drugstore one.

Other Information:
  • This product is waterproof
  • Instructions: 
    • Pull out brush and flip to secure into cap. Twist off cap and dip brush into crème gel eye liner. Glide brush in small strokes across lash line. Close tightly after use.
  • I couldn't find my receipt, but I believe it was between $9 and $10 at Walgreens.

 Revlon Color Stay 16 Hour Eye Shadow

"All day luxurious color that doesn't crease, fade or smudge" is how Revlon describes these shadows.

There are 16 quads to choose from, most of which are neutral colors.  There are a few quads with brighter colors.  Overall, I think there's a good variety to choose from because most people tend to wear more neutral colors day-to-day.  If you're looking for more color, they do have some options.

As I mentioned above, they are quads, so they come with four shades.  The sizes of shades range.  There are two larger ones and two smaller ones.  I read that Revlon did this because they did research on colors people wore most, and that's how they decided which shades would be bigger.

The first quad I tried was one of the bright ones-- I decided to step out of my comfort zone.  It's called Inspired (See photo below).  The thing that drew me in was the lighter bright green shade (large shadow, bottom left).

Honestly, I love the colors, especially the green, but the shadow felt a little chalky.  I wouldn't say it was too chalky, but definitely noticeable.  Having said that, they wear beautifully.  It was easy to apply.  I didn't notice much fallout--only minimal amounts.  While I wouldn't say it's the best shadow I've ever tried, it's definitely a good one.  If it felt a little less chalky I would give it an 'A'.  Oh, but they do last all day.  Yes, I use a base with them, but regardless of whether a shadow is long-wearing or not, I always wear a base.  I've worn a base with other shadows and they didn't last all day, so I believe I can conclude the shadows still live up to their claim.  The pigmentation strength varies color to color.  From my experience, there is a decent level of pigmentation, but with Inspired, the green and greenish-blue color weren't as pigmented as they look in the pan.

I've also tried three more quads: Brazen, Bombshell and either Attitude or Addictive (if you look at photos you'll see they're so similar and I don't have it in front of me so it's hard to remember).  I love them!  Bombshell is so unique because of the yellow mixed with grays...but it's such a popular combination for spring.  I decided to try it out because I've never seen a quad like it before.  I really like it, so I'm glad I did.

The colors look velvety on the lids.  It looked like the shadow was airbrushed on.  I'm happy with these quads.

  • These retail for around $7.50 per quad

Visit Revlon 's website for more information and shades.

**I usually either have a coupon and/or there's a buy one, get one half sale going on, so I didn't pay full price for these.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Review: L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Balm

I'm going to be reviewing a semi-new product from L'Oreal, the Color Riche Balms.

There are 8 different shades.  They are meant to be a sheer balm, not intensely pigmented.

Here's my review:

1- First Impressions:
  • I heard these balms were just that, balms...with a hint of color.  Honestly, that's one of the reasons I tried this product before Revlon's Lip Butters.
  • I thought there was a good color selection.  The color I chose, Caramel Comfort, is one of the 2 nude shades available.  I was hoping for a sheer wash of color, mainly something to wear with a nude lipliner.
  • I was happy when I tried on the color after purchasing (there's no way to see the color before hand in the store).  It was exactly what I was looking for.
  • This product is SO moisturizing!
    • Grade: A
    From left to right: Caring Coral and Caramel Comfort
      2- Does it live up to its claim?
      • For me, this product definitely lives up to its claim.  It moisturizes and gives a hint of sheer color.  
      • I was very happy I decided to purchase.
        • Grade: A
      3- Color selection/Pigmentation:
      • I thought they had a good variety of colors.  I'm sure they're waiting to see how the product does before bringing out more colors, but I think for an initial launch there was a good selection.
      • There isn't much pigmentation to these, but they don't claim to be pigmented.  They are described as a tinted SPF lip balm.  Since they aren't supposed to be too pigmented I'm not holding it against L'Oreal.  If someone wants a more pigmented product, they should probably avoid this one.  Since I bought it mainly because it was sheer, I love it.
        • Grade: B +

      4- Overall Thoughts:
      • Love this product!  I'm glad I didn't listen to reviews which urged to pass this product because of it's lack of pigmentation.  It does exactly what it says--it's a tinted balm with SPF which moisturizes lips.  Had I been in the market for a more pigmented product I might've been disappointed, but since I purchased it because I wanted a sheer color I'm very happy.  
      • This product is SPF which is great.
      • I later went on to purchase Caring Coral and absolutely love that, too.
      Overall Grade: A

      For more information: Visit L'Oreal's Website

      From left to right: Caring Coral and Caramel Comfort