Today I have something a little bit different – mini reviews. I am a little bit behind on reviewing some products I’ve recently purchased, so I though I would knock out several reviews with one post. Thus, short reviews!
First up: Wet n Wild Juicy lip balm in Cherry. This is a chubby balm with slight tint. I love the color it gives my lips, but I absolutely cannot STAND the artificial fruit scent – it actually makes me gag. I will never wear this again!
Second, we have Wet n Wild Coloricon Shimmer eyeliner in 154 Black. This is fairly basic black eyeliner with silver shimmer. I expected it to be fairly hard (because the last generation of Wet n Wild eyeliners were), but it’s quite reasonable – not soft, but light pressure gives a line with medium pigmentation. It works very well on my lower lash line, where I prefer a soft black instead of a very deep black. It’s a little bit to hard to be ideal on my upper lash line, which requires something fairly soft. I bought this for 60 cents during a 40% off sale, and it’s worth that price – or even the full price of $1 – but I wouldn’t pay more for it.
I bought L’oreal Gilded Bronze Eyeshadow single during a sale – I’d never tried L’oreal eyeshadow, and it looks like a lovely deep bronze. It did not disappoint! It’s a lovely color, and is soft, smooth and pigmented. Recommended!
I received NYC Individual Eyes Dark Shadows in an Influenster box. The eyeshadows are very smooth, but a little too soft and prone to crumbling. I re-swatched them this morning, with a fingertip, and they performed significantly better than in the swatches below, which are with a sponge-tip applicator. With a fingertip, the white, silver, and medium grey perform adquately, and only the dark grey lacks pigmentation. However, this palette is still not worth it to me – the colors aren’t unique, and I have much better versions of each shade. The included primer isn’t as good as my other primer, and I’m not really sure what to do with the illuminator – it’s far too sparkly for me to use as a browbone (or face) highlighter.
But, I didn’t want to dismiss all NYC IndividualEyes eyeshadows based on one bad experience. So I picked up the Animal Instinct palette from the Fashion Predator collection – which Nouveau Cheap gave a great review. This palette was definitely superior to the Dark Shadows palette. I found that the first two shades were quite sheer, but the latter two shades (brown and blackened green) had decent, though not great, pigmentation. I will probably depot this one, keeping the brown, blackened green, and maybe the copper, and toss the rest.
And thus concludes today’s mini reviews. Thanks for reading, especially if you made it all the way to the end!
The Dark Shadows palette was provided for consideration by Influenster. All other items in this post were purchased by me. This post includes affiliate links.