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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Avon superSHOCK Intense Mascara Review

Ok the last of the superSHOCK stuff. The colored mascara. This is my first experience with a colored mascara, and it's goin' good. Purple really flatters my med. green eyes, so the purple mascara came in the mail. It's the same formula as the superSHOCK, (so you could count this as a review of the original superSHOCK mascara also) but with color. (I really love my superSHOCK, I love having almost-fake looking lashes, they're so big!) It's a really nice subtle color too. Its purple, but so dark it's almost black with a tiny bit of shimmer. Pic! w/flash

And the formula is really nice. I really don't like really wet or really dry mascaras, but this one sits right in the middle. (A little tip when applying this mascara, twirl the wand on your lashes, this gets rid of clumps and adds a little more drama)
So, it's properties:
Lengthening: not bragging, but it seems that guys just have longer lashes than girls? Well my dad does, and somehow I got his genes for lashes. With my eyes open my lashes touch my eyebrows. So I don't really need something to lengthen.
Volume: WOW, baby! I love the volume I get from this mascara. I don't even apply two coats! Also, how long you take applying this mascara makes a difference. It you want a more natural look, then just do a quick swipe. If you want more vavooom, then wiggle and twirl the wand, and voila!
Here is a pic. of the tube (w/flash)

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad

I'm just cranking out reviews today! So, next up is the superSHOCK eyeshadow quad in electric purple. I really like this quad, the colors are bright, but wearable. There are (duh!) four shades:
top left "Nude" top right "electric purple" bottom left "limeade" bottom right "gold"

let me just tell what's not so good. These shadows do crease. I'm sure that with the right primer, there would really work. Good news is that it doesn't start to crease till hour 3, with is about the longest I'm out and about, so that doesn't bother me. (that much) If anyone can recommend an inexpensive eye primer, I'm desperate!!
Now, the good stuff: So, the colors are kinda funky. Nude. A color that matches my skin exactly! (Again!) It's a wonderful color for softening brighter, harsher colors. Electric Purple. It's not really electric. It's more of a deep plum. With a tiny bit of shimmer. I really like it for a crease color. Or somedays I'll use it along my lower lashline for a pop of color. Limeade. A really pretty sheer light shimmer lime green. It's not really lime as, light green. It's a good all-over lid color, or an adventurous highlight color. Gold. that pretty much nails it. A shimmery med. gold. Swatches!
(top to bottom) Nude, Limeade, Gold, Electric Purple.

See? Fun colors, but not overdone! I love it! There is another special edition palette "Aquadelic" A nude color (bit darker then the one in this palette) Bright coral, aqua blue, and black. retail: $7.99 (intro special)
Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Avon superSHOCK Gel Eyeliner Pencil (warning this is a rave!)

Oh. My. Goodness. I love this eyeliner. I LOVE this eyeliner. I LOVE THIS EYELINER! It is ahmazing. It is so smooooth. And creamy. And it lasts all day. And doesn't smudge. And is $5!
One: This eyeliner is smooth, oh the glide you get! No skipping, tugging or smudging. I can't stop singing it's praises. (ok, maybe now I'm done with my rave) Ok, has anyone ever used a gel/cream eyeliner? Don't you just love the smoothness, and how easy it applies? But how annoying when (like me) your brush makes super-thick lines? Look no more.
Two: The pigmentation is great! I received Plumful. A really pretty deep plum with shimmer, as the name implies. There are three other shades. They are Steel (light grey shimmer) Bronze (bronze shimmer) Khaki Shimmer (um, duh!) I'm trying to save my money (I have vet bills to pay) So I probably won't buy any other shades, but I have my eye on Khaki Shimmer, but not sure how khaki will work with my green eyes.
Overall: BUY THIS NOW!!!
Pencil with flash

Pencil no flash

End of the pencil. *pretty purple* no flash

the tip with flash (I know, I've used it soo much)

the tip no flash

have a wonderful day!
p.s. readers request. It completely slipped my mind to swatch! Here's one!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The rest of my avon haul

Ok, so here is what else I hauled:
Most of the new superSHOCK line, (this was offered as a bundle to us Avon reps, so I got all this much cheaper than usual, or else I wouldn't have bought it) the gel liner in pencil form, an eyeshadow quad, a colored mascara, nail polish and one of the new lipsticks. The nail polish and lipstick I'm going to sell, so I won't swatch those. I'm really loving the gel-in-a-pencil idea, the super-smooth creaminess of a gel liner, and the convenience of application of a pencil. The eyeshadow has some pretty scary colors, but nicely sheer. (It's not like I can't-see-it-sheer, but not garishly pigmented.) The colored mascara is the first I've ever tried. It's supposed to be purple, but on your lashes it comes across as a blackish purple with a little shimmer. Not over the top, but a little pizazz. Can't say much about the nail polish, except that at first glance it comes across as fuchsia, but when you look closer there is purple shimmer. The lipstick is one of the new Ultra Color Rich, the lipstick that is faceted.
The new Cashmere Finish Liquid Foundation- I'm currently using this to cover my blemishes because I've found that concealer is way too heavy for my skin, but this is really nice.
Two Mark. juice gems-they were on BOGO free and I've been dying to try them, so reviews are coming soon
So, here are pictures!
Here is the eyeliner


Eyeshadow Quad


Juice Gems

makeup love,

Revlon Matte Luxurious Color Kohl Eyeliner Pencil

Here is the last review of my Revlon haul. I bought a white eyeliner for my waterline to use on days I stayed up too late the night before, or I'm so exited I can't sleep. With me, you can really tell when I've had a hard night. Partly because I have super-pale skin, so dark circles really show up, and I also am yawning all day. *Note. Is this just me, or does if just look weird to line your top lid with white liner? Something I just don't do* I really like this pencil. I've tried different brands, but some have bugged my eyes, other disappear seconds after I apply. Ok so the eyeliner itself is in the color "Pure White" no shimmer, just straight up white. This eyeliner does have a smudger on one end, but I just use it with my other eyeliners. The application is very easy and smooth. For the sake of review before I removed my makeup I did apply this on the top lid, and I had no tugging or skipping. Waterline is the same. It also says pretty well on my waterline also. My one complaint is the price. I bought this at a warehouse sale so it was fairly inexpensive, but at a drugstore I've seen the same product going for $10-$12. If you can get it on sale, I would really recommend this, but $10? Not so sure.
The name, nice and clear

The tip of the pencil


Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mark. Pretty Wild Lipgloss

Ok, so I was kinda bummed about the pretty wild palette, but I remembered I still have the gloss to review!!! This is a tube-in-a-tube packaging. You get 12 ml/.40 fl oz. I removed the top and squeezed near the base (the place closest to the applicator) Clear gloss came out. I squeezed higher up. Clear gloss came out. By then, my lips were very glossy. So I went on my way to try again once this gloss had worn off. When I tried again, the same thing happened. So I took an empty eyeshadow pan, and just SQUEEZED that gloss into it. About a second later, color came out!!! Moral of the story: just keep squeezing, because once you get it going, if you squeeze different places on the tube, different color/gloss combos come out. On to the gloss itself. It smells like watermelon. That's a good thing because watermelon is my fave fruit. The gloss has a plastic slant-tipped applicator that is smaller than most. I bought it in the color "Hey Baby" It's a really nice watermelon color (are you surprised?) It's much brighter on your lips than in the tube, but that was a nice change, because we all know that spring is around the corner. You kinda have to work the color around on your lips to get full coverage. It's a very light gloss, and really smooth. Overall, I would recommend this gloss. Don't give up at first, the color will come. Pics:



Swatch (top to bottom) half clear half color, all clear, mostly color.

have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mark. pretty wild palette review *updated*

Ok, I promised to review the Mark. stuff first (I'm really busy, so I'll post pics of the rest of my haul tomorrow) so here goes. I bought the Pretty Wild Palette. It has 4 eye lip and cheek colors, and 3 lip glosses. So, the palette is nicely packaged.

keeping up with the "wild side" of things
opened up:

Here it is with flash

no flash

Swatches (from top to bottom) Smoked, Glammed, Bronzed, Shimmered, Lovie, Bitten, Tease
It's like minus 20 (C) here so when my stuff arrived it was a bit chilly. When I went to swatch you could see that the heat from my finger was warming up the layer of cold.
The consistency is very smooth and buttery. Be careful not to press to hard. I haven't had time to wear this all day, so I can't say what the staying power is yet. I will update once I've have time to wear all day. *updated* *I wore the cream shades for about an hour before they creased. I tried layering a powder shadow over top, but nothing worked. I'm sad to say that after 2 hours it was gone completely. Good thing for me that the only color I won't be able to wear on my lips is the the black but that's ok.* The colors are really pretty. The dark navy/black color (smoked) I'm planning on using as a eyeliner. The pinks (glammed and shimmered) would make nice eye and lip colors, but not sure about the cheek thing. I like the gold (bronzed) Ahh, now the lipglosses. Remember me sayin I have a thing for pinky-golds? that lipgloss color in middle in the middle row? (bitten) That sure delivers. It doesn't look like much in the pan, but as soon as I put it on, I knew I have something special. It has ittty bitty gold shimmer in it! It's just soo beautiful I could go on and on (but I won't) The color to the left (lovie) is a nice sheer raspberry (perfect for when you want a punch of color, but don't want to over-do it) the white shimmer (tease) has tiny specks of pink in it, I'd say it's the sheerest color in the palette. But it still gives a nice shimmer, and I probably end up using it over lipstick for some extra oomf. So, here is my over all reaction: cute palette, gorgeous lip colors and awesome price! (it's the cheapest mark palette I've seen running at $12)