Ann's Reviews

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Viva Glam Nicki

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

I'd best describe this as a Barbie pink. It's really bright, but not hot pink bright--kind of the like the bright pink of Pepto Bismol. You can wear this alone for a more natural look or over Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick for realllly bright lips. Aside from the stickiness (but this apples to all MAC Lipglasses), this has to be one of my favorite pink lip glosses.

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Fuchsia Flash

Maybelline

Review posted 2 years ago

Fuchsia Flash is best described as a less intense version of MAC Candy Yum Yum, so if you're looking for a more wearable version of that, I'd recommend Fuchsia Flash. Still, this is an intense fuchsia lipstick that is incredibly opaque and buildable. For a light stain, I pat this gently on my lips, but one swipe delivers thick, fuchsia color. It's a great buy (under $10.00), but doesn't fit all skin types...such as mine, unfortunately.

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Electric Orange

Maybelline

Review posted 2 years ago

Electric Orange is a budget-friendly version of many true-orange dupes in the higher end range (like MAC or Illamasqua). This is truly pigmented--one swipe delivers near opaque coverage. This isn't a super bright orange, but it's an intense orange, a bit on the warm side...so it doesn't work well with my skin color. This is a lipstick you'll either like or hate.

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Creme Cup

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

Creme Cup is a nice, blue-pink lipstick that feels creamy but doesn't go on quite as creamy on the lips. If you have any lip imperfections (like lip wrinkles or patchiness) Creme Cup will emphasize it. Otherwise this is an excellent lipstick that creates that perfect, glossy pink lip but looks best with a semi-sheer or sheer lip gloss. I usually pair Creme Cup with with a milky pink lip gloss for perfect lips. :D

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Soft Ochre

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

I've had this baby for nearly a year now (probably should replace it), and it's a godsend if you have oily lids. Soft Ochre is creamy and matte in the jar, but after spreading it on your lids--easy to apply and blend, by the way--it settles down to a dry, matte finish. Soft Ochre is a "light" nude shade, which is just slightly brighter than my NW20 skintone. This paint pot works best as a cream base for eyeshadow.

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Blacktrack

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

Blacktrack is a smooth, matte black gel eyeliner that easily lines eyelids and stays put for most of the day. It can also double as a wet base for eyeshadow to help create really smoky, dramatic looks. On the downside, Blacktrack does not stay put for me when I tightline or line my lower waterline--it migrates instantly and gives me Panda eyes. I find that Maybelline Eyestudio stays on my waterline better than Blacktrack, which terribly disappoints me, given how cheap Eyestudio is.

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Amber Glow

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

This is my go-to blush for that natural, dewy glow. Amber Glow is a perfect match if you're pale, as it really warms up your skin without looking like you've slathered yourself in bronzer. It gives a nice, peachy sheen to your cheeks that I can't get enough of. Texture can be dusty, but blends like a dream.

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Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay

Review posted 2 years ago

Unpopular opinion time, but I'm just not a big fan of this primer. I find that it's a bit sticky and doesn't help intensify my eyeshadow or prevent creasing. The best eyelid primer that works for me is MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, which goes on creamy but sets dry.

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Pink Lemonade

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

Like all MAC Lip Glasses, Pink Lemonade is sticky--but it lasts long and has wonderful opacity. It's a bright flamingo pink with some sheen that makes you lips look plump; it also layers well over lipstick. I like to layer it over MAC Lipstick in Creme Cup to create that perfect glossy pink lip color.

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Fierce & Tangy

Maybelline

Review posted 2 years ago

Out of all of the Color Tattoos, Fierce & Tangy immediately drew my interest. This is a very intense bright orange with just a touch of shimmer (doesn't really translate to lids) and opaque coverage. On my lids, I had no trouble applying this and works best as a base for eyeshadow, because it can crease. It's long-lasting, though definitely not 24-hour long-lasting. A+!

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Black

Milani

Review posted 2 years ago

I love how creamy (it's REALLY creamy) and pigmented this eyeliner is--it's easy to smudge or use as a base for eyeshadow. The price point is very, very nice too. However, once I put this on my waterline my eyes started watering and getting red immediately. Ow ow ow. Apparently this has happened to a lot of other people too...not cool!

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Let's Skate

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

This is a great paint pot that leans more glittery with a hint of color than full-on opaque. Let's Skate adds a soft, pearl-to-gold glittery sheen to your eyelids and helps eyeshadow go on more smoothly. I experience no fall-out (not even a speck of glitter) while wearing this for 12 hours, and this is now my go-to cream base when I wear shimmery eyeshadows (I prefer Soft Ochre for more matte looks).