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RK by Kiss Perfect Precision Lip Liner Review

I have small lips and lip lines, as a result I seldom wear lipstick and when I have been bold enough to try it, it seems to run out of the lips and give me a “ring mouth”. Years ago I found that I didn’t need lipstick anyway when I have a good lip liner. Older women all seem to have the same complaints when it comes to lips, lip lines, colors, etc when you have lip lines surrounding the lips the colors bleed up and down into the lines and away from the lips.

PROS:  This liner cost me less than $3.00 and it’s just as good as the nineteen dollar ones. It’s not too soft to where it will just bend and smear all over your face and isn’t like cement hard where it’ll pull skin, cause more lines and may leave a scratch or welt! The liner will last a decent amount of time, especially for how cheap in price it is. This cool stick actually has a tiny, stiff brush on the other end incase you wan’t a more natural line or don’t wan’t drawn on lips.

CONS:  The con would have to be that they don’t have a big selection of colors available yet,

BOTTOM LINE:  Buy this lip liner, it is cheap and it is great all the way around.

TIP:  What I do is to use lip liner as my lipstick, it lasts three times longer and usually holds up through eating, drinking or kissing, for those of you that have access to someone that you want to kiss. Now you older women that have never tried replacing lipstick with lip liner, try it one time and you will never go back, the lip liner will not bleed outside of the lips if applied correctly that is. And another plus is that lipstick currently is so disgustingly overpriced and liners are five times cheaper, the ONLY downside is that you will be more limited with shades but you will look so much better and it just makes more sense, since it holds up through almost anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on November 9, 2018 in Makeup & Beauty Mania

 

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Hard Candy Instant Lip Fix Treatment Duo Review

Most women are fanatical (especially as we age) with their faces and eyes, caught up in a never ending quest to combat the signs of aging, before and after father time has already laid the smack down on them. What I have never understood though is why few of them pay the same attention to the neck and chest, it’s like faithfully using hand cream but never doing anything with the skin of the feet, or body for that matter. Nearly every last inch of my body is moisturized daily, age gracefully my ass (pardon the French), father time won’t take me without my kicking and screaming! Okay, now that I have had my rant on the matter I will get back to the review, I am always trying different lip treatments and use lip balm every day, all through the day, as I’m sure you know though it isn’t enough and does nothing at all for lip lines. I have tried several costly lip treatments and have never had any luck with them, Hard Candy is a brand that I am very familiar with and of course the fact that it was only seven dollars and change, after trying the ridiculously expensive ones, I figured why not.

PROS:  The stick has the lip scrub on one end and the treatment on the other, so everything is compact and you can’t use step one and then loose step two, like I probably would. The scrub is certainly ex-foliating and the treatment really does seem to moisturize. The price is on point when compared to the other out there and is worth it for it’s performance. It doesn’t have a lot of fragrance to it as it is more like a lip gloss, so don’t worry you won’t have to try and outrun yourself to escape any stench filled product applied an inch from your nostrils, don’t laugh it’s happened to me.

CONS:  I don’t usually care for sponge tipped wand applicators for lips, like the treatment end of the stick but it works well enough that it’s not a deal breaker. I also never wear lip gloss, I just don’t think that older women wear it well but being this is more like a liquefied moisturizing balm, that too can be overlooked. I know that these are “sort of” cons but am being honest here.

BOTTOM LINE:  Yes, I would say that the Hard Candy Instant Lip Fix Treatment Duo is worth the money, it performs well enough and with continued use, you will absolutely see results.

TIP:  Those of you that have the distinct DISpleasure of having to deal with lip lines, I know you feel my pain. I use this stick to treat my lips but also for the lines above and any below the lips too. The ex-foliater is heavy and you may feel like it leaves a coating, no worries it’s all part of it’s job, naturally I can’t use the “treatment” part above or below the lips, I think I’d look pretty damned silly wearing gloss all over the bottom of my face. What I do is to use Step One on and around my lips and then afterward I use a heavy lip balm and pat it in. Believe it or not, it will make quite a difference.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2018 in Makeup & Beauty Mania

 

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elf Eyebrow Lifter & Filler Pencil Review

I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with elf cosmetics, for the most part, I love that the company doesn’t use animals as lab rats to test their products too. The line is affordable for those of us that aren’t in a position to spend hundreds of dollars on high end cosmetics (that often don’t work any better than cheaper ones), even if I was rich I wouldn’t spend that kind of money anyway, why should you if you could afford Botox or fillers! Just kidding, well partly anyway! Okay back to the review here.

PROS:  As always with elf the biggest plus is that this one costs three dollars. I like the idea of an under brow hilighter built into a dual pencil like this. I love that there is a sharpener built into the cap of the pencil to make sharpening a breeze.

CONS:  The pencil I got is Ivory/Light and they mean it when they labeled it LIGHT, at least one end anyway. One end is an eyebrow pencil and the other is supposed to hi-light under your eyebrows, as far as the hilighter goes, it doesn’t even show on me and I am fair. The complaint I’ve always had with nearly every eyebrow color is that they do not make them light enough, if you are a blond you don’t want to walk around looking like you drew eyebrows on with a black sharpie! Blonds are lucky to find anything for their brows that don’t make look like they’ve dyed their hair because the brows are so dark, that said I’m sure those women that do dye their hair blond don’t want their brows even darker than they already may be! The brow pencil is far too dark and the hi-lighter is far too light!

BOTTOM LINE:  elf is indeed affordable but they need to work on this idea a little bit more, they need to improve their colors to make this a great little pencil.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2018 in Makeup & Beauty Mania

 

Wet n Wild Coloricon Brow Shaper Review

Wet n Wild is one of the cheapest brands of cosmetics on the market, no matter how many new products they add to their line they remain cheap all the way around, might want to be careful with which products you try when it comes to the el cheapo ones though, because they are made with the cheapest of ingredients.

 

PROS:  This eyebrow stick will only set you back about three bucks. It doesn’t hold eyebrows in place all day long but will hold them in place for a short time.

CONS:  The stick is one that needs to be sharpened and is not a regular eyeliner/lip liner stick size, so you’d better have a bigger sharpener if you hope to use it more than a few times. The stick isn’t the hard wax that many competitors out there use, it’s a softer wax that seems almost greasy on the eyebrows. If you try this stick then you’d better hope that it isn’t on a hot day or not only might the stick melt but your eyebrows may melt and smear too!

BOTTOM LINE:  Good if you’re out in the middle of nowhere without a scrap of makeup with you and you come across this, by the same token if you’re out in the middle of nowhere, unless you’re with Brad Pitt, what would you care what you look like! May want to skip this one.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2018 in Makeup & Beauty Mania

 

elf Eye Shadow Primer Review

I’ve had good luck with many of the elf cosmetics for the most part, so when I came across their eye shadow primer I just couldn’t resist trying it out. I figured for $2.00 even if it was so-so it would be worth it because God knows the competitors are at least five times the price.

PROS:  Not to state the obvious but the price would be a definite pro.The sponge tipped applicator is kind of nice as opposed to a stick.

CONS:  On the bottom of the applicator it reads sheer and they aren’t kidding, so if you like so sheer that you have to wonder if you got any on your eyelids, you’ll like this. It dries to an almost powdery finish, so much so that it will accentuate dry eyelids and under brow to eyelid areas. I don’t care for anything that looks cakey and even if you don’t put a lot on, it still appears powdery. Now as for staying power for your eye shadows, it didn’t do much for keeping mine in place, I would also recommend that if you do use this primer you steer clear of cream shadows, you just might end up with crease lines and eye shadow smears all over like a patchwork quilt.

Bottom Line: I love that elf cosmetics are affordable and their ingredients aren’t as low budget as other low end lines.As I’m sure you’d expect though you’re going to get elf products here and there (as with any brand), that just aren’t up to snuff but the bright side is that at least you aren’t out all that much money when you do try this brand.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2018 in Makeup & Beauty Mania

 

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Revlon ColorStay Under Eye Concealer Review

Face it ladies, we all need under eye concealer, even if only after a night of going without sleep for those purple/black rings that seem to go hand in hand with an all nighter. The truth is, all of us need concealer for the rest of our faces too, blemishes of all kinds, scars, etc. so I think that a concealer should go both ways, no need to specify under eyes as if that’s the only place we’ll use it. Anyway, Revlon seems to have been around forever so it is a well known, trusted name to many women, which is why I often try out their products when I can afford them!

PROS: I really like this concealer, it covers very well and isn’t greasy. I got the Light/Pale shade and it matched perfectly, didn’t make it look like I only had a tan under my eyes and didn’t make it look like I had white paint under them either. I used it on my facial blemishes (mainly a scar by my eye) and it covered equally well, a little bit goes a long way with this one. This particular concealer is definitely one you’ll want to have in your cosmetic bag, an absolute keeper.

CONS:  As with many other Revlon products, the biggest con is the price, it cost me nearly $11.00 for it. Also, while I love the idea of a sponge on the tip of this wind up concealer, a sponge does waste product and the fact that the applicator tube is only slightly better than half filled to begin with, you don’t want to waste product.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2018 in Makeup & Beauty Mania

 

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Revlon Photoready Eye Primer/Brightener Review

According to Revlon’s description about this Eye Primer/Brightener, it smooths, perfects and brightens and for $11.99 it should.

PROS:  I like the consistency of the primer, there isn’t really any color to it to speak of but it does go on eyelids nicely. My eyeshadow did stay on all day and didn’t crease and I liked that the primer wasn’t greasy.

CONS:  This primer did not, in any way, shape or form brighten my eyes in the least, and while it does go on nicely and keep shadow in place, I don’t think that the product justifies the price. I tried the primer above eyelids (under brows) too and it enhanced the fact that my skin isn’t that of a “spring chicken”, you younger gals may not have the same issue but us older ladies don’t appreciate that.

BOTTOM LINE: If you have around $12.00 to burn and are in the younger crowd then maybe this primer will be a good back up for you, in case you run out of your favorite or aren’t glamming it up and just want to throw a little bit of makeup on. If you are older or have exceptionally dry skin, you may want to pass on this one.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2018 in Makeup & Beauty Mania

 

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