My friend Brittany has really been encouraging me to do a haul of products. So, I attempted it! I went to Kmart this weekend while I was waiting to get my oil changed at the Sears Auto that was attached. By the way if you live in my area, avoid that place! This is the second time they have screwed something up with my truck. Anyway!
|Left: NYC Cafe, Top: NYC Retro Red , Middle: Wet n Wild 519A , Right: NYC Sheer Red, Bottom: NYC 16 Hour Lip Stain in Endless Spice|
Let me start off by saying, I am not make-up savvy so please bear with me!
I have read that there is the right shade of red for everyone when it comes to lipsticks. Well, I went into the make-up section and got the 3 kinds that I knew of: a bright cherry red, a rich darker red and a standard red. Well, yea. Unsuccessful attempt! I can't get into red shades on my thin lips. Anyway, here are the swatches!
|natural light. Top to Bottom:|
NYC Retro Red
NYC Sheer Red
Wet N Wild 519A
NYC 16 Hour Lipstain Endless Spice
I am also a sucker for a nude lippy especially with some shimmer, so I snatched NYC Cafe and it ended up being my favorite out of all the products I picked up! Overall, Cafe was the only one I liked and plan on putting in my purse for regular use. The 16 Hour Lipstain has a funny smell to it and wasn't as much of a brown shade as I had hoped.
Next, I picked up a Wet N Wild eye shadow trio called 'Spoiled Brat'. I happened to see the pink and automatically picked it up. I didn't realize until I got home that it was called Spoiled Brat and I laughed at the irony. I LOVE the pink color. It's a really bright, almost fuchsia pink when applied correctly and the brightest pink I have in my little collection.
What I didn't like was the crease color. I don't know if because it's a matte color that the application was hard or if it was because it was black, but I could not get a good swatch and even trying to create an eye look with it was a disaster. The sparkle in the black shade was next to non-existent on my swatch and on my eyes. Together the silver and pink look great, but I won't use the crease color. Here are the swatches:
I also picked up Maybelline's Eye Studio Color Tattoo cream eye shadow in Tenacious Teal. I really wanted Pomegranate Punk or Painted Purple, but of course they didn't have those colors!
Overall, I LOVED this eye shadow. It's so easy to apply and I love anything that sparkles! This is definitely good for those shower, blow dry, make-up, RUN kind of nights when you don't have time to put together an elaborate face or stick your eyelashes on.