Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review: Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks

These Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks have been around for a while, but I thought I'd share how much I enjoy them. It's always exciting to me to find awesome products at the drugstore, especially for a low price like these!


These lipsticks are usually about $1, but I paid about $1.50 for both of these during a sale. They come in 22 shades, and I think the color range is very nice! Here I have the shades Just Garnet and Fuchsia with Blue Pearl:


(from top to bottom) Fuchsia with Blue Pearl and Just Garnet

Both of these shades are beautiful, and definitely have a silk finish. Fuchsia with Blue Pearl is exactly what the name says; it is a bright, blue-based fuchsia color. Just garnet appears red when it is next to Fuchsia with Blue Pearl, but it is actually a reddish berry color. 

These add slight shine to the lips, and I do not find them drying at all. According to Wet n Wild's website these are "enriched with conditioning ingredients" though I do not find that these add any moisture to my lips. They do feel very comfortable though.

The Silk Finish Lipsticks usually last a few hours on me depending on how much I eat or drink, which is pretty average for non-long-wearing lipsticks. They transfer pretty easily on surfaces that touch the lips, but I expect this since they don't claim to be long wearing. 

I really don't have any major issues with this product, and they are awesome for the price! I do wish they had a bright purple shade, but most people probably aren't obsessed with purple as much as I am or care that there's no purple! The packaging could also be more attractive, but honestly I can't complain much since they only cost $1! If you have not tried these I recommend that you try them out!

Have you tried any of Wet n Wild's lipsticks? What do you think about them?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Review: Inglot Matte Collection AMC Eyeliner Gel

About a month ago I was able to visit an Inglot store, and one of the items I purchased was this AMC Eyeliner Gel in the shade 74. I have always heard amazing reviews on Inglot's gel eyeliners, so I decided to try this out and see if it was worth the hype! 

The gel eyeliners in the matte collection at Inglot come in 19 different shades and come with 5.5g/0.19 oz of product for $12.



Here is a thin and thick swatch of the gel eyeliner using an eyeliner brush:


Pros:
-Nice amount of product for the price
-Goes on smoothly 
-Color shows up dark and pretty opaque although it can be built up to an even darker color
-Very long lasting on both the upper lash line and the waterline 
-Nice packaging
-Large shade selection

Cons:
-Kind of hard to remove

Overall I believe this eyeliner is great, and I especially love the color selection and the lasting power of these liners. These come in pretty much any shade you could possibly want! Seriously, they have a white and bright yellow eyeliner! The only thing is you will need a really good makeup remover to get this off. When I put this on my waterline I need to use a cotton swab and makeup remover to get it to come off. I will definitely try these out in more shades in the future though because I haven't ever used a gel eyeliner that lasts as long as this did! If you are looking for a long lasting gel eyeliner in a variety of shades I would definitely recommend checking this one out!

Have you tried anything from Inglot? What do you think of their gel eyeliners? 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Review: New Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick

When the original Maybelline Fit Me foundation came out, I never purchased it after hearing lots of reviews saying that it doesn't work well for people with oily skin. So, when Maybelline came out with this new Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick I was very excited to try it out! This foundation is unique because of its anti-shine core that claims to dissolve excess oil and give the skin a matte finish.



Here I have the shade 340 Cappuccino which I got from Walgreens for $8.99. It comes with .32 oz of product and comes in 12 shades.




Here you can see the shine free core close up which contains powders to combat oils on the skin.



Pros:
-Decent shade selection
-Blends easily and doesn't feel cakey
-Buildable coverage
-Natural looking matte finish- not overly matte
-Lasts 4-5 hours before I need to blot (which is pretty good for me)
-Stick form is convenient

Cons:
-It is light-med coverage, so I found that the coverage fades before 8hrs of wear
-If I have patches of dry skin it makes those areas more noticeable.

Overall I really enjoy this foundation, and it does do a better job at keeping my skin matte than a lot of foundations. It also is convenient that it's in stick form. It lasted 4-5 hours on me before needing to touch up and blot, but when I use a primer and set it with the Maybelline Fit Me Powder, I do get much better staying power.

 I'm not sure how this would work for someone with dry skin because it clings to the few dry patches on my skin. I noticed that using a primer before using the foundation helps with this. It may also be fine if you make sure your face is moisturized well first. If you have oily skin though, and have been hesitant to try the original fit me foundation, I would give this one a try! I will continue using this, and I am definitely going to repurchase it!

Have you tried this yet? Have you tried the Original Fit Me Foundation?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

NOTD: Blue Ombre Nails

I have tried ombre nails about 3-4 times, and they came out pretty bad every single time. I decided to practice one more time though, and here is the final result:




The colors I used was Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue It, and Pacific Blue, and Mary Kay Blue Lotus. For my topcoat I used Revlon Color Stay.

To get this effect I placed stripes of each color on a sponge and applied it to my nails. I did this twice, but if I were to go back and do this again I would do 3 coats because the dark blue looks kind of sheer on some of my nails.

I'm pretty satisfied with how this came out, but I will definitely keep practicing because there's room for improvement! Have you ever tried ombre nails? Would you wear your nails like this?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review: Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics

I have been using the Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics ever since I received them in my Sunkissed Voxbox from Influenster, and so far I'm pretty happy with how well they work.


This pack comes with 5 ribbon elastics in different colors and cost around $4.


I wasn't sure how well these would work because my hair is very thick, but these hold my hair just as well as a normal hair tie! I also don't get that tight feeling that I normally have when I put my hair up. These also look a lot more attractive in my hair than normal hair ties. I really like that these come in different colors as well. I get the most use out of the purple, pink, and black elastics. 

The material used for these is nice because they don't break, and I feel like they are pretty durable. I think the only slight downside too these is that they stretch out with lots of use, but this is common for pretty much any hair elastic. I don't mind the small amount of stretching because these aren't expensive. 

I recommend trying these Goody Ribbon Elastics especially if you haven't ever tried ribbon elastics because they are priced at a very reasonable price, and they're very comfortable to wear. I already used the regular black Goody hair elastics prior to receiving these, so in the future I will probably just purchase these instead!

Have you tried hair ribbons? What do you think of them?


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments in Potent Purple

Ever since these new Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments came out I have been dying to try them because I love the Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows so much. These come in 12 different shades and cost $6.99.

Here is the shade 15 Potent Purple which I found in a display at Walgreens:



I usually stay away from pigments and other loose products in general, but I was very happy too see that these have a plastic sifter!


Here are some swatches of this pigment (from left to right): the 1st swatch is without a primer, the 2nd is with a primer, the 3rd is over a Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow in Painted Purple, and the 4th is over a Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow in Too Cool.



 I was a little disappointed at how Potent Purple looks on its own. It was kind of sheer and a little patchy. I was happy to see that it is buildable though. It definitely looks better over a primer, and it looks even better over a cream eyeshadow base. I found that it lasts way longer when I use a cream base as well.

Here is a swatch of it applied wet:


I like how it looks wet the best! It is easier to get better color payoff when applied wet, but the only downside is I found it less blendable when applied this way.

Overall I think that this are pretty good. I was disappointed in how it looked on its own, but I really like how is looks with a base and wet. For me it lasts longest with a cream eyeshadow base underneath, but I do get around 8 hours of wear while wearing it wet. When I wore this on its own it faded in less than 2 hours. I do recommend trying these, but definitely play around with all the different ways too wear them and see which one you like best! I will definitely continue using this, but I'm not sure if I would go out and get more shades, because it isn't the most convenient product to wear.

I hope you found this review helpful! Have you tried these before? What do you think about them?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Update: New Name/URL

I have been thinking of changing my blog name and url for the longest time, and I don't know why it has taken me this long to do it! I originally made this blog almost 2 years ago, and when I started posting I just kept the name, even though I didn't really care for it! Then later when I made accounts for this blog on various social media sites I always used the name "shadowlinergirl", and I always liked that better than the name of my blog.

So, today I decided to switch the name and url on this blog to my name on twitter, pinterest, ect., and I'm happy about it. I feel like I've kind of standardized everything instead of having different names on different places. I was kind of nervous about changing my url, but I figured now would be better than later!


Monday, July 8, 2013

Review: Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream

For a few weeks now I have been using the Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream in the shade light to medium that I received in my Sun-kissed Voxbox from Influenster. I'm always excited to try a new BB cream because of all of the claims they make!


This product comes in two shades: fair to light and light to medium. It comes with 2.5 fl of product, and costs around 11-15 dollars.

When I first received it I noticed that on the box after BB Cream it says "skin perfecting tinted moisturizer with sunscreen". So.... is it a BB cream or a Tinted moisturizer? Hmm.... 

Here are the 6 benefits it claims to give:




And here is an unblended swatch of the product:



Now, you're probably thinking, "that shade is definitely not going to match your skin tone", and that is exactly what I said! Then I put it on my face and it blended in flawlessly. At first I was really excited about that, but I realized that the only reason it blended in and matched me is because it has barley any coverage. So, I think this is more like a tinted moisturizer with spf than a BB Cream. 

Anyways here are the things I liked and disliked about the product.

Pros:
-Amazing fresh, slightly fruity smell
-5 out of 6 of the skin perfecting benefits are true; Refreshes, Brightens, Hydrates, Smooths, Protects
-Nice amount of Product

Neutral
-I had to blot the oil on my skin after about 4 hours, which is pretty decent for me

Cons:
-Hardly any coverage
-Kind of overpriced when you think about the lack of coverage
-I couldn't really tell how the staying power was because of the lack of coverage

Tips: If you have combination-oily skin you probably should use this after you wash your face. If you use it after you already have a moisturizer on it will feel sticky and oily in less than an hour! It does feel very nice if you don't already have on a moisturizer. 

Overall, I think this is a decent product. I will continue using it on days where I don't care about coverage and want a moisturizer with spf, but I would not go purchase this when I run out. The smell really is amazing though! I kind of wish all of my makeup smelled like this! I would recommend this if you don't really need much coverage and are looking for a drugstore tinted moisturizer. Also, I think someone with dry skin would appreciate the hydrating qualities of this more than a person with oily skin.

For more information visit www.olayfresheffects.com

Have you tried this BB cream? Do you have a favorite BB cream?


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

NOTD: 4th of July Nail Design!

Every year on 4th of July I focus way more on my makeup than my nails, but this year I saw so many Independence Day manicures that I was inspired to create my own!



The polishes I used were Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polish in Blue it, a limited edition Mary Kay polish in Radiant Red, and a Sinful polish from a beauty supply store called Shirley's Silver.

To make the stripes first I applied a coat of the red or blue. Then I took small pieces nail tape that I got from amazon, and I put them on my nails after they had completely dried. Finally I applied the silver polish and immediately pulled off the tape.

The stars are from a pack of Kiss Nail Artist Metallic Accents. 


 I hope you enjoyed this fairly simple design for the 4th of July! Are you doing anything special with your makeup or nails tomorrow?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sinful Colors: Sinful Shine with Gel Tech

This week I have been wearing this somewhat-new polish by Sinful Colors called Sinful Shine with Gel Tech in the shade Bottoms Up. This line of polishes claims to provide opaque color with a glossy finish. It is sold exclusively at Walgreens for around $3 and comes in 32 shades.


After using this polish I definitely can say that it is opaque and has a beautiful glossy finish! After one coat of this I kept looking at my nails like, "Do I really need another coat?". I even checked different lighting in my house and went outside to look at it in natural light to make sure it was completely opaque after one coat, and it was! Also the finish of the polish was very shiny, and it looked like I had used a top coat when I did not. 

Here you can see it applied with only one coat and no top coat:

And here is the polish after a 5 days of wear. I did not get major chipping with this, but there is a little wear on the tips of my nails.

I wasn't the biggest fan of Sinful Colors nail polishes before only because every shade I own is a little too sheer, and I'm not a huge fan of that look on my nails. I am impressed with this line however, so I am definitely thinking about getting more shades in the line. The only problem is I don't need more nail polish! I must resist buying more!

For more information and to see the other shades click HERE to see Sinful Color's website.

Have you tried Sinful Colors nail polishes?


*Disclaimer: I got these products complimentary from Influenster, and all opinions are honest*