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


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.


Stila Convertible Color in Petunia

Stila Convertible Color
Claims: This versatile favorite brightens cheeks and lips with creamy, translucent color. Tap onto cheeks and press onto lips. The sheer tint adds an inherent glow to the cheeks while lips bloom with fresh, radiant color. Our two-in-one compact holds the key to easy, monochromatic makeup. A must-have in every stila girl’s kit.
Review: Stila Convertible Color is a cream that comes in a variety of 9 beautiful shades. They are clear, rather than muted, and blend nicely into the cheek for a healthy flush of color.

Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara

Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
Claims: Magnifies lashes to twice their size. Thickens them to maximum volume. In minimum time. Unique tapered brush finds every lash. For bigger, better lashes.
Review: This mascara gave me fits, to be honest. It took a long time to achieve an acceptable result with this mascara. The final result was that it did lengthen my lashes somewhat, but gave very little volume, and what I had to go through to get that length!


Essie “Pink Glove Service”

Essie Pink Glove ServiceClaims: A flirty translucent with a hint of petal pink.

Review: I bought “Pink Glove Service” by Essie, thinking I was getting a lovely milky peony color. But it’s almost colorless, giving the barest, almost-clear tint to the nail. And layering multiple coats? Does nothing. Boring and disappointing.

Cost: $8.

Repurchase: No.

Awesomesauce, mediocre, or crapola: Not sure what to call it, since the description, above, isn’t exactly misleading about how sheer it is. HOWEVER. No such description was available at the store when I was buying it. Since all I had to go on was the look of it in the bottle, I think I will call it mediocre because it was misleading in that way.

See what others think of this product: MakeupAlley Review

Nars Orgasm review

Nars Orgasm Lipgloss & Nail Polish

Claims for lip gloss: Orgasm was named “Best Lip Gloss for Fair Skin” 2010 InStyle “Best Beauty Buys”. Ultra-smooth, non-sticky, comfortable wear. Enriched with Vitamin E to help lips feel supple and hydrated.

Claims for nail polish: Fashion-forward and classic NARS Nail Polish shades impart incredible luster and prolonged gloss retention with UV protection to prevent polish discoloration. An advanced polymer system provides extended wear and a durable, chip-resistant finish.


Fresh Supernova Mascara

Fresh Supernova Mascara

Claims: Dress up your lashes with our bestselling SUPERNOVA MASCARA, which defines, thickens, lengthens, and curls in one coat. Our exclusive brush saturates each lash with glossy, jet black color, making them look dramatic, glamorous, and supernatural. An ultra-rich, nourishing formula strengthens lashes and ensures clump-free results that won’t smudge or run.