Friday, July 20, 2018

FAKE vs Real Dermacol (on eBay and Amazon)

I bought extreme coverage foundation from 3 different sellers and I think only 1 sent me authentic Dermacol ☹️ WTF?! And what upsets me most is that these sellers had excellent feedback- so hundreds of people have been suckered! They're putting a potentially dangerous mystery makeup on their skin, that's BAD!!
Look at the front of the boxes: the floral design should not be so bright.
Look at the back: the hologram should not be a sticker, and the white sticker should be perfectly centered.
Look at the side: too much Arabic writing.
Dermacol does not individually wrap.
The sellers who sold me fakes shipped from Racine, WI and Glendora, CA.
I think I paid around $9/each. So stupid 💩

Monday, July 16, 2018

(review) ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Maximum Cover Foundation

Ok, so I've obviously been beaten with the ugly stick this past year-- I need EXTREME coverage foundation ASAP! I was patiently dealing with the struggle but today I had a breakdown prompted by a stupid Mac saleslady who wouldn't mind her own buisness. So here we are, trying:Estee Lauder Double Wear MAXIMUM Cover Camouflage Makeup For Face and Body SPF 15
  
1C1 Cool Bone (palest color)
It is super heavy coverage.
WARNING! this stuff dries & sets quickly so you have to do one area of your face at a time. This stuff stays put! LoL touch your face as much as you want, *amazing*!
The best tool I found to apply this foundation was a brush, dab! dab! dab! Don't swipe. Then I dabbed more foundation onto spots that needed it.It dries matte. And cakey on me- I need to find a better primer.You don't have to use a setting powder. You shouldn't because that makes it super cakey!It did not work well as an under eye concealer on me.
Try #2:
 
Final conclusion: good enough but not a miracle. It keeps my redness covered all day but it makes me look like I have bad makeup skills because it's so darn cakey. It's not covering dry skin or textured bumps/dips well.Estee Lauder Maximum Double Wear matches my color better than Laura Geller foundation BUT Laura Geller looks smoother on my skin.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

(consistency review) Laura Geller "Star Performers"

Star Performers: Balance-n-Brighten & Balance-n-Bronze
I bought 6 sets so we can compare the color consistency. Baked Laura Geller products are always a swirled combination of colors.
Some of these Balance-n-Brighten compacts are definitely darker than others...
And WHY did the FAIR foundations come in a set with MEDIUM bronzers??
Some of these Balance-n-Bronze compacts have a little pink, that's cute.

Friday, April 13, 2018

(review) Laura Geller balance-n-brighten "Porcelain"

Now that it's winter "fair" is a tad dark on me and I bought "porcelain"- but I'm having this weird STROBING effect on my face. Wtf?
The powder is matte in the pan. Here I took a pic with no primer, no moisturizer and you can see this highlight be *Poppin*! on my nose and cheek. I'm not seeing other girls complain about this lol am I just weird? What's going on? This *glow* does not appear on my skin with "fair" balance-n-brighten foundation.
 (and yes I know my skin is dry, rosacea/acne is bad, but Laura Geller foundations are usually amazing for me to cover up redness)
PS- it's Friday the 13th so I should have expected crazy crap to happen 💩 just my luck!
(it's finally been snowing here in Colorado haha, spring snowstorms = "winter")

Thursday, March 29, 2018

(haul) high end makeup at Marshalls & TJ Maxx

Bite watercolors lipgloss set (12 travel size)
Cargo "essentials on the go" set: eyeshadow trio & mascara
Borghese color + shine lipgloss trio
Nature's Remedy essential oils: lavender, peppermint, orange, calm, sweet dreams, protect
YBF "Rock the Crock" eyeshadow palette
ANASTASIA contour cream kit "fair"
this didn't come with directions... I'm in trouble...
Heartful chiffon cream lipstick by Holika Holika in "plum choux" (Korean brand)
Derma E firming DMAE eye lift cream
NYX liquid suede + velvet matte lipsticks
Real Techniques brushes: silicon eyeliner, eyeshadow, triangle foundation

Thursday, March 8, 2018

(review) Revlon eyeshadow quad 580 FREE SPIRIT

I had to go over these swatches (rubbing) a few times to get color payoff, they apply splotchy.

I used these colors over NYX "eyeshadow base with pearl" (there's a little shimmer). I used the tan color on my brow bone, black in crease, blue on my lid and light blue in my inner corner.
WARNING: trying to blend any of these colors will make the pigment disappear and you will be left with a "smoky" eye mess!
I even tried applying the eyeshadows with a damp brush and the color payoff sucked.

The black is usable but not blendable; it goes on strong so use a light hand.
The darker blue has some pigment but it doesn't blend well, very patchy!
The tan color is barely pigmented, invisible on my pasty skin... WTF
The light blue color blends out to a chalky greyish hue. Ugly.
Revlon ColorStay 16 hour eye shadow palette

Monday, March 5, 2018

(review) Maybelline palettes: "Concrete Runway", "Crown Jewels"

I bought this eyeshadow palette at my grocery store for half-off. The colors look beautiful in the pan but they are not very pigmented. Lame, right?
I applied the blue with a wet brush over my regular black eyeliner. I used a dry brush to put purple in my crease, metallic gold on my lid, and white on my brow bone. This was an ok, relatively natural look and I was happy... Until...

The second pic is 6hours later- NO color left! LoL ridiculous! You can almost tell I had the purple in my crease, but even the blue on my eyeliner disappeared WTF?!
The City Mini Palette "Concrete Runway"
LMAO it ran away, that's for sure!!
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Maybelline "Crown Jewels" eyeshadow trio:
Try #1 with NYX "pearl" eyeshadow base:
The color pigment is crappy. I took this photo after applying multiple layers- even the darkest color in my crease is barely visible WTF!

Try #2 below I did not use eyeshadow base just to show you honest  pigmentation quality. It was so terrible I then tried to pack on extra color with a damp brush ☹️ omg still too "natural" for my liking:
This took me like 20min and it's barely visible!
Maybelline is a terrible brand.