Home » Community » Elite User » pixie_dust's Profile » Reviews
Here are all my reviews:
  • E.L.F. Studio Cream Eyeliner

    There is something about a cream or liquid eyeliner that makes me feel sexy; it is so "date night!" :) I bought this in black at my local store and had so much fun with it. At first, it was a bit tricky for me to apply; it was my first cream eyeliner with a brush. I just dabbed it in and started to press it against my lash line in small "dashes." I then took a q-tip and gently "blurred" the lines, smudging it. After I did that, it looked sooooo good! Until I read GIGISD's review, I had NO idea they came in other colors! I will definitely have to check that out. The price was also right at about $3; that is a 1/3 of the price of most brands! What a steal. The only reason I did not give it a 10 was because I did experience smudging underneath my eyes a few hours later. If anyone has any tips on that, let me know. Maybe next time I will use a bit of powder with it.

    February 11, 2014

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara
    6.0

    Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara

    Made to "wiggle!"

    They always say to wiggle the mascara wand at the base of the lashline to have the most voluminous lashes! This mascara was made to wiggle. :) It has a brush just for that purpose! However, it wasn't a great fit for me. To get the look I need, most mascaras take 2-3 coats, but this mascara required 5. It wasn't particularly lengthening and not particularly voluminous; something in between. I received it as a sample from a beauty store and if I didn't have any of my go-to's I could certainly use it, but I just wasn't as impressed as I thought it would be. In fact, the wand that is so funky and cool, seemed to cause more work for me during the application process.

    February 11, 2014

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • Dove Revival Shampoo

    I, too, am surprised by the other 2 ratings on this product! I have been using the Dove argan oil line and rushed into a store to buy more, and accidentally grabbed this bottle instead. Honestly, I was just too lazy to return and I thought the smell was nice and refreshing! So I decided to give it a try. I definitely agree with Dove; this shampoo is for those with slightly dry hair, but won't be enough moisture for girls with rough, coarse, brittle or extremely dry or frizzy hair; this is stated on the package. However, if your hair is a little dry, maybe color treated and you use some heat products, this is a great option to "revive" lackluster hair. My hair tends to be dryer, but this is perfectly fine for me and I will be finishing the bottle. When I first poured it into my hand, I almost groaned aloud when I saw it was a clear, gel-like formula. Typically, that means the shampoo can be too drying, especially for my hair. But then a drop hit the bottom of my shower and I noticed that the water wasn't washing it away! In other words, it was not your typical gel shampoo that "clarifies" AKA dries hair. This shampoo stands on its own and lathers richly, leaving my hair feeling and smelling wonderful! I would definitely recommend this product. In fact, I already have. :)

    February 11, 2014

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • E.L.F. Baked Blush
    8.0

    E.L.F. Baked Blush

    A solid 8!

    This is a fantastic budget brand baked blush. If you can splurge a few dollars more (well, 3X the amount, really) for a Milani blush (also available in drugstores) you WILL receive more pigment; however, this version is perfectly adequate. I purchased this in Peachy Cheeky, which is similar to the Milani Luminoso which is often compared to Nars ******. I haven't purchased the Nars blush that is so infamous, but when I review the swatches, the ELF is much cooler, with more frost than the Milani; the Milani has more peach. Both are absolutely beautiful spring/summer colors, especially with a tan. This color is incredibly versatile though; I can see it working on fair color tones, medium and also tan, with different looks on each. I would highly recommend this blush. ELF can sometimes be underrated, but some of their products are just as good for 1/3 of the price. There's no need to spend more.

    February 11, 2014

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • N.Y.C. New York Color Eye2Eye Color & Contour Eyeshadows

    I bought a trio in Late Night Latte for an event where I was wearing purple and the eyeshadow was mediocre. I found that the highlight was nicely pigmented but that the other two shades seemed a bit dull when applied. The pigment was lacking. For this price point, I can find better.

    January 19, 2014

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • Maybelline New York EyeStudio Wet Eyeshadow Quad

    I bought this in Give Me Gold for the holidays. The colors are very shimmery and nice for special occasions. I didn't think they were as pigmented as I expected and there was a bit more fallout also, but for those special dates, I thought it was good enough and not bad to work with.

    January 19, 2014

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer
    4.0

    Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer

    Wish I read these reviews first!

    I have wavy hair and have been on an endless journey to find the perfect product; one that enhances my waves and combats the frizz. I can't tell you how much I WANTED to like this product but it just wasn't for me. I thought maybe I needed some hold so I tried mixing it with a light gel or mousse; then I tried letting it air dry; then using a diffuser; then adding shine serum.... The list goes on and on. Some days it worked and other days not; I just found the product to be inconsistent and about as good as an average or below average drugstore product. It just wasn't worth the added expense. Unfortunately, my salon doesn't accept returns. :(

    January 19, 2014

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator
    10.0

    e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator

    The product you never knew you had to have!

    With winter alive in the midwest (albeit early and colder than usual) my normal routine of just using a toothbrush or washcloth was no longer enough. I am obsessed with lip balm but just could not get rid of this dry flaky skin in the center of my lips. This product is a God send!! It comes in a sleek black lipstick tube and the formula is sugar based with a sweet taste. I rub it back and forth for at least a minute as part of my daily evening routine, then top it off with vaseline or a heavy coat of lip balm. Sure, I could use sugar and olive oil but this is so convenient, easy and not the least bit messy! AND for under $3 it is well worth it. This is a happy girl! :)

    January 1, 2014

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio

    I am so glad that everyone else had better luck than I did. :) I love the PF bronzers and I bought a bronzing kit over the summer which came with two free Shimmer Strip eyeliners; one in black and one in brown. I just thought they were ok. I found them to be difficult to smudge and blend, and found myself tugging at my lids during application. It was a fun product to get for free and try but I would not purchase. I threw them in spare makeup bags and grab them in a pinch but would not wear as my main eyeliner.

    December 20, 2013

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • E.L.F. Studio Cream Blush

    Nothing against elf, but I have found that I am just partial to powder blushes. I didn't exactly find it goof proof either. It is highly pigmented and I did apply with a stipple brush but it seems so much harder to blend than a powder is. The quality seemed fine so if you like cream blushes I would give it a try. As a side note though I did find the texture a bit odd; it wasn't quite as creamy and blend able as I thought it would be.

    December 17, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

Welcome to TotalBeauty.com!
Ready to unleash your inner beauty junkie? Enter your email and check the boxes below to get free samples, exclusive deals, discounts at Total Beauty Shops, and expert beauty tips delivered straight to your inbox!
Email to a friend