Review: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows

Review: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows

Review: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows

Claim: Layer and blend translucent shadows for amazing multi-color luminosity. Crease-resistant color glides on smoothly and stays on all day.

Review: Hm. Well, the colors are very pretty. I have the “Wild Orchids” palette, which consists of 4 small wells of cream shadow (blue-pink with silver shimmer, hyacinth blue-purple with silver shimmer, warm lavender with gold shimmer, and a dark burgundy-rose with gold shimmer. When I put them on, I was struck by how lovely the shades are– such a pretty, shimmery glow of color.

HOWEVER. Within a half-hour (yes, 30 minutes or less) of application,  it fades and creases like mad. Except for the sheerest wash of color, every speck of it migrates to your crease, where it forms long, thick stringlike clots. Sexy, eh? I’ve tried all four colors, and it’s the same for all of them.

I also tried them over Urban Decay Primer Potion, with only slight improvement. Finally, I layered powder shadow over them, and that resulted in not only feeling like I had a pound of crap on each eyelid, it also made the creasing worse, as there was then so much more stuff to wander from where I wanted it over to where I didn’t!

Cost: ~$5.25. I think they might be discontinued, which is no tragedy. Even at the low price point, it’s not worth it.

Repurchase: Nah.

Awesomesauce, mediocre, or crapola: mediocre. It only misses being “crapola” because of how very pretty the colors are. I’m a sucker for good purples.

See what others think of this product: MakeupAlley Review


Review: Urban Decay Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara

Urban Decay Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara

Urban Decay Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara

Claim: Reach new heights with our drastically improved, six-in-one Skyscraper Mascara. Our innovative formula will lengthen, strengthen, separate, curl, brighten and thicken your lashes without even a hint of clumping or flaking. The state-of-the-art, new generation brush features a flexible shaft and multiple rows of tapered bristles to comb through lashes from root to tip. Skyscraper gives you that “come hither” look that gets ’em every time

Review: Generally, I love Urban Decay’s products. Their Primer Potion is the bomb, their eyeshadows are fabulous. So I leapt at the opportunity to use this mascara, and boy did it suck balls. I don’t think there’s a single positive thing I can say about it.


Review: Benefit You Rebel Tinted Moisturizer

HardlyFatal's Review of Benefit's You Rebel Tinted MoisturizerClaim: Our defiantly different tinted moisturizers give your complexion coverage, moisture and SPF 15 protection all in one.

Review: This shit is awful. The texture is weird and at the same time pasty and greasy. It also separates, so you have to either massage the tube prior to dispensing, or squirt some out and blend it well prior to application. And with a metal tube, you KNOW it will eventually crack and stuff will ooze out. More

Review: MAC Cremesheen Glass

MAC Creamsheen Glass

MAC Creamsheen Glass

Claim: A lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of M∙A∙C Lipglass. Soft, comfortable, non-sticky. Applies with a doe-foot applicator. Use as a top layer to its namesake Lipstick or on its own.

Review: Ah, how do I love thee, Cremesheen Glass? Let me count the ways. (spoiler: four. I love it four ways) More

Review: ULTA Extreme Wear Cream Eyeshadow

ULTA Extreme Wear Cream Eyeshadow

ULTA Extreme Wear Cream Eyeshadow

Claim: ULTA Cream Eye Shadow and Eye Liner offers the benefit of two products in one small portable package.  The creamy formula goes on smoothly and evenly, while the sponge applicator makes it easy to shade the entire lid as a shadow or create a fine line as a liner.

Review: This eyeshadow is more like a liquid than a cream– its consistency is very fluid, not creamy at all. That’s not to say it’s not a good product; it is! More

Review: e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner

e.l.f. cream eyeliner in Charcoal

e.l.f. cream eyeliner in Charcoal

Claim: The cream formula creates smooth lines that are defined and precise. Smudge-proof, budge-proof and water-resistant coverage for all day wear to combat against sweat, tears or rain! Achieve thin or bold lines with ease. Slanted Eyeliner Brush included.

Review: Honestly, this shit is the bomb. More

Stila One Step Correcting Primer

Claims: Swirl your way to perfect skin in one step! This innovative, triple-swirled helix serum instantly color-corrects, brightens and covers skin imperfections for a flawless face with no fuss.

Review: Today’s review is about Stila’s One Step Correcting Primer. The feedbacks on MakeupAlley are pretty positive, but my own experience with this primer were not. Alas.


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