Sorry!

11 Jun

Just wanted you all to know that I am sorry for the hiatus, it’s a long story. I look forward to giving you new posts next week! Thanks for your patience!

xoxoxo,

Yasmin

COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Very Black

4 Apr

I’ll change it up and do a mascara review!

I wanted to try this when I received a $2 off coupon. I didn’t have much luck with the original LashBlast because it smudged like crazy on me! I hoped the LashBlast Fusion formula wouldn’t be the same.

The brush is huge! Just like the original LashBlast.

I wish they would make the handle smaller.

My bare lashes:

One coat:

Two coats:

Three coats:

Price: $7.98 @ Walmart (I paid $5.98 w/ $2 off coupon)

What it claims:

Experience COVERGIRL’s first ever volume + length mascara!  The fiberstretch formula and oversized brush make every little lash bigger, fuller, longer-looking, and more dramatic.* Also available in Water Resistant!

*vs bare lashes

  • Super volumizing + buildable fiber-strength lengthening
  • Thickens and extends the look of your natural lashes
  • Signature blast brush

My Review:

I like it! Even though it takes a while to get the lashes I desire, it is the best volumizing drugstore mascara I have tried (yet)! I always go through each coat with a clean old mascara wand (I prefer the L’Oreal Voluminous brush). If you are pressed for time though this mascara isn’t for you. It still isn’t perfect/HG (holy grail) for me because the brush is huge so it sometimes gets on the corner of my eyes (nothing a qtip or clean wand can’t fix, but do it when it dries) and the handle is huge for my small hands. I wish it would take less time, sometimes it takes around 10 min just to get it to look right! It doesn’t flake or smear on me, holds my curl, and stays on all day with my oily eyelids. Overall I rate this product a 4 out of 5. If you don’t mind the small hassle you should try it!

wet n wild Mega Last Lip Color in 905D Smokin’ Hot Pink

14 Mar

I purchased this a while back and decided to (finally!) give it a review. I bought it because I had a $5 off $10 coupon and I needed to add some more $ to get my discount.

A swatch of Smokin’ Hot Pink on my Hand:

My bare lips:

Smokin’ Hot Pink on my lips:

Smokin’ Hot Pink w/ Flash:

Price: $2.99 @ GIANT supermarket

What it claims:

Lips take center stage! This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, crème
finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn’t
cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic
Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer
complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts
Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips.

My Review:

I bought it because of its name,  it looked like a dark warm-toned pink. It looks different and more beautiful on the lips. The packaging is pretty sturdy and I wouldn’t worry about it being in the purse. It is an (extremely!) full coverage semi-matte lipstick and lasts as long as it claims and sometimes even longer than 4 hours if you aren’t eating within that time frame. I love this and plan on getting more colors in the future! Overall I rate this product a 5 out of 5!!!! A truly great quality matte lipstick! I can’t believe the price!!

NYC New York Color Ultra Moist LipWear in Ruby

23 Feb

This is the third of all three NYC lipsticks I purchased along with the Revlon ColorBurst lipstick on my birthday. I bought it because the shimmer was beautiful. It looked more on the pink side, which was ok with me since all pinks in the color spectrum look good on me.

A swatch of Ruby on my hand:

My bare lips:

Ruby on my lips:

Price: $0.99 @ Rite Aid

What it claims:

Kissable shine with Vitamin E conditioning.

Make your lips stand out with New York Color Ultra Moist LipWear. A moisturizing lipstick in the trendiest high-shine colors that nourish and soothe your lips.

My Review:

This was the one I was least excited about but quickly became one of my favorite lipsticks in the red color range. As you can see in the pic, it turned more of a red color on my lips, and that was fine by me. It has great pigmentation, very moisturizing and the shimmer is beautiful! It lasted about 2 and a half to 3 hours on me and of course it came off after I ate and drank but it left more of a stain instead of that nasty lipliner look. I love it and definitely will be buying this again. Plus, it smells faintly of raspberries. :D I wish that it would last a bit longer though. Overall I rate this product a 4.5 out of 5. Almost perfect!

NYC New York Color Ultra Moist LipWear in Retro Red

23 Feb

This is the second of the three NYC lipsticks I purchased along with the Revlon ColorBurst lipstick on my birthday. It looked like a good neutral red, so I bought it since it was only $0.99.

A swatch of Retro Red on my hand:

My bare lips:

Retro Red on my lips:Price: $0.99 @ Rite Aid

What it claims:

Kissable shine with Vitamin E conditioning.

Make your lips stand out with New York Color Ultra Moist LipWear. A moisturizing lipstick in the trendiest high-shine colors that nourish and soothe your lips.

My Review:

Ok. So I love the color, the pigmentation, finish and moisturization. It is a full cream with a very slight gloss (no shimmer) and it is not as shiny as the pics make it seem. But….this is NOT a good color for fair-skinned women!!!! This is beautiful and would look amazing on someone with medium/tan to very dark skin. It would last longer than the Sheer Red because the formula stays on your lips. I unfortunately cannot give you the lasting time because I had to take it off right away as it made me look like a clown!! Overall I rate this product a 4 out of 5 for all of you darker skinned women. You are going to love this, especially since it is only $0.99!

NYC New York Color Ultra Moist LipWear in Sheer Red

23 Feb

This is one of the three NYC lipsticks I purchased along with the Revlon ColorBurst lipstick on my birthday. I read rave reviews for this on makeupalley.com so I was the most excited about this one.

A swatch of Sheer Red on my hand:

My bare lips:

Sheer red on my lips:

It was all streaky and ugh so I decided to blot it to possibly see a better result:

And….Nope.

Price: $0.99 @ Rite Aid

What it claims:

Kissable shine with Vitamin E conditioning.

Make your lips stand out with New York Color Ultra Moist LipWear. A moisturizing lipstick in the trendiest high-shine colors that nourish and soothe your lips.

My review:

As much as I wanted to like it with all the rave reviews, I should have known that since it was a sheer in a noticeable color that it would streak on my lips. The formula is moisturizing and comfortable but since it is a sheer it probably won’t last long. Overall I rate this product a 1 out of 5 for the moisturization.

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Mauve

23 Feb

I bought this at Rite Aid when it was 40% off for my birthday in 2010. I love the packaging and I love how Revlon designs their products (a product doesn’t have to look cheap to be cheap!!) I like the design on it that also functions as a good grip. Another good thing to know about this lipstick is that it is sturdy and the cap probably won’t come off in your purse!

A swatch of mauve on my hand:

My bare lips:

Mauve on my lips:

What it claims:

-Instant burst of rich, true color with a featherlight feel
-Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate color release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless color that feels like a second skin
-Available in 20 gorgeous shades, including 5 new shades!

My Review:

I would describe this as a pigmented cream with no shimmer but it has an almost gloss-like finish to it which is its fault in my opinion because that makes it not long-lasting at all. It lasts about an hour to an hour and a half on my lips and comes right off when I eat and drink and leaves that lipliner look that annoys me. If you don’t mind reapplying constantly then you will like it. It is very comfortable and you can’t even feel it on your lips. Since it doesn’t last long at all I will not repurchase it. Overall I rate this product a 3 out of 5 for the color, feel and packaging.

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