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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. 😀 I wish that it would last a bit longer though. Overall I rate this product a 4.5 out of 5. Almost perfect!

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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.

Review: ApHogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer

15 Apr

aphogee2Price: $5.49 (with my Sally’s Card @ Sally Beauty Supply)

Every now and then they have Buy 1 get 1 Free Sales!

Size: 8 fl oz.

What it claims:

Prevents breakage and split ends
Protects from the harsh effects of chemical services.
Anti-oxidant green tea protects hair
Adds body for easier styling
Convenience of leave-in conditioning spray
Protects hair color
Alcohol-Free formula

ApHOGEE Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer is the ultimate one-step strengthening treatment. This one step formula combines the strengthening properties of keratin protein with the antioxidant benefits of green tea. It helps reduce breakage and split ends and adds body to limp, lifeless hair. Active ingredients bond into the hair shaft with natural body heat or heat from styling tools. ApHogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer is especially recommended for at home care of relaxed or permed hair and may be used between shampoos during touch up styling. It also protects hair color.

My Review:

This stuff is great! I find that it helps my hair color stay in, and it really does strengthen my hair due to the wonderful ingredients it contains.  I use this as a leave-in conditioner/protector in the morning when my hair is dry as to not cause acne while I am sleeping.  I mainly use shampoo and no conditioner because it is too heavy for my fine hair, and I get acne from conditioners. If I do use conditioner, it will only be once or twice a week mainly as a treatment.

I also use the ApHogee Balancing Moisturizer and it makes my hair silky and soft. The Essential Oils for Hair is amazing too, I use it every now and then when I need something extra. This  is not a good product if you just freshly dyed your hair because it will strip the color out due to the oil content in it.  Overall I like all of the ApHogee line except for the shampoos because they contain harsh detergents. The really great thing is that the whole ApHogee line is under $10!!!

Ingredients:

Water, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Extract, Glycine Alanine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cetrimonium Chloride, PVP, Citric Acid, Fragrance, FD&C Red #40, D&C Green #5, FD&C Yellow #6.

Overall I rate this Product a 5 out of 5.

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