Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Stormy Pink
The formula is dry, it makes your lips feel dry, and it applies sheerly, unevenly, and chalky. Yes, I understand it's a matte formula but this one is just terrible. Lip balm is a necessity under this lipstick to make it more comfortable on the lips and not appear as dry, but it still does not help the chalky application. While Stormy Pink is a pretty pink, it's not a revolutionary or "special" pink shade, and I absolutely think you can find a very similar pink lipstick with much better quality and texture.
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YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks
Gasp! No, this is not a mistake. I may be alone in this one, but I'm totally okay with that :) Rouge Voluptes are creamy, ridiculously pigmented lipsticks that smell nice and come in gorgeous packaging. However, they have such a slick consistency that they tend to slip and slide on your lips, making the wear time less than 2 hours. In addition, as a result of the creamy formulation, they tend to settle into fine lines and make your lips appear rather dry. Of course, these issues can be dealt with but for $34 a pop, should you really have to put in that much extra effort?
Revlon Color Stay Foundation Combination/Oily Skin
I liked this at first but my distaste for it developed rather quickly after the initial infatuation wore off. It provides good coverage and really does last a long time but that's really where the good qualities end for me, I'm afraid. It's smells horrific, dries down to feel like a mask on your face, and although the foundation does not smear off as a result of my oily skin, my t-zone still manages to look disgustingly slick within 3 hours of application. No thanks, Color Stay. No thanks.
Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Pink Frosting
Not terrible, but definitely not great. The mousse-y texture blends into the skin easily but ends up looking powdery. Most of the powder blushes I use don't even look powdery after I blend them in, so I was definitely not impressed by this at all.
Swiped and blended
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
I know that this pepperminty balm is a favorite of many, but I wouldn't include myself in that bunch anytime soon. While it does a fine job at moisturizing dry lips, it's drier consistency makes the application take a bit of work and coaxing to not feel uneven on the lips. It's difficult to explain if you've never used it before :-/
L'Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner
It's easy to apply and is pretty black, although I'd be hesitant to say it's a really intense black. My issue with Lineur Intense is that it does not wear well. If my eye waters a bit and I carefully dab my eye with a tissue, it flakes off. Even if my eye has had a completely uneventful day, I'll find that after a few hours my eyeliner has started to flake off at the ends where I tend to wing it out. It doesn't fade nicely...it flakes off.
Korres Vitamin E Face Primer
Not much to say about this one really. It smells really nice and refreshing but it doesn't do much. I don't expect it to control oil production throughout the day like some other primers because it doesn't claim to do so. However, it does claim to minimize pore size and create a perfect canvas for makeup application, neither of which I can attest to.
Have you tried any of these products? If so, do you agree or disagree? I'd love to hear your thoughts!