Monday, September 9, 2013

Love it Or Toss it !

I am back !!!

Joyce from BronzerBunny asked me and the lovely Belly head from Wondegondigo to join her in a another edition of LOVE IT OR TOSS IT ! *muhahaha*

You can check out their posts here : BronzerBunny and here : Bellyhead.

I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me to do some final testing on a few makeup products  and give you guys short reviews on each of them . I should forewarn you though ... some of these reviews will not be "nice" but they are honest . Also , this is purely my experience with them and your's may be different .

1. Rouge Bunny Rouge Skin Sanctuary Time Defying Foundation in Linen. 

Rouge Bunny Rouge Skin Sanctuary Time Defying Foundation in Linen


I actually bought this bottle back when it was first released in December and in all honesty I it really didn't like it on my dry winter skin but I decided to hold on it and give it another shot in the Summer months .

Rouge Bunny Rouge Skin Sanctuary Time Defying Foundation in Linen

Rouge Bunny Rouge Skin Sanctuary Time Defying Foundation in Linen

If you are familiar with Rouge Bunny Rouge then you know the packaging almost never disappoints . The Skin Sanctuary Time Defying foundation is housed in a beautiful glass bottle with a pump . The bottle is hefty and looks quite luxe inside its black casing .

Texture wise the foundation is a thick cream that spreads out with little to no effort on the skin and gives a satin finish . Upon initial application , I noticed that my skin looked slightly flat but after a few minutes the foundation seems to warm up and look more natural . Sounds perfect for Summer right ? umm...

This foundation has absolutely no lasting power whatsoever ( ouch! ) .It lasts two hours  in the Summer and 4 hours  in the Winter ! I have normal to combo skin in the Summer and very dry skin the Winter . Most foundations last at least 6-7 hours on my skin but this foundation just slides off my face :( . Normally ,I would immediately toss a foundation with such poor performance but because it is RBR and I absolutely love the company and what that they represent, I spent ALOT of time testing this foundation with different moisturizers and primers . I tested this  foundation with the Hourglass primer , RBR primer ,with setting powder , on top of bare skin and on top moisturized skin and the results were sadly the same . This just doesn't last on me .. sigh

It is now sitting in my blog sale pile :(

2&3 ) Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in 2 and Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc  Lip Gel in 104 Dizzy Spell 




Lets first discuss the Marc Jacobs lipstick In Dizzy Spell .


Dizzy Spell is sheer peachy pink with a jelly finish and looks absolutely beautiful on the lips  . When I first saw the word " gel " in the lipstick name , I knew that it will be drying and I was right . The lipstick has a glossy finish much like the Dior Addicts but unlike them , the MJ Lipsticks do not camouflage dry lips .The lipstick seems to amplify dryness on the lips and makes my them peel  . My lips were left feeling extremely dehydrated when it wore off . The lasting power is between 1-2 hours but reapplication is a nightmare ! My lips were peeling so badly that I had to slather on a layer of Nuxe lipbalm and exfoliate off the dry bits with a cotton bud . 

Bummer ! 

Lets have a look at the HG Nude lip Stylo now ....


The Nude Stylo range is being touted as every nude lip lovers dream collection ! The line consists of of 6 nudes shades that have an opaque satin finish with a slight sheen . I picked up number 2 which is a peachy beige, which looks beautiful with a bronze look . The lipstick stylo's have a decent amount of pigmentation and dry down to a true satin finish on the lips . I really enjoyed the color on its on but I feel like its a little too flat for a pale nude . My lips looked like I had concealer on them and as the as the color was wearing off , I noticed the dreaded white line on my lips *gross * .The wear time was between 3-4 hours and the formula was comfortable to wear but the way this wears off is something I cannot ignore .

It seems quite obvious that I would toss both of these right ? sort of ...

I decided to layer these two on top of each other and viola !



The combination of the two together makes a beautiful pinky peach  lip which is opaque but still has a slight glossiness to it . The HG lips stylo gives the MJ lipstick a base to stick to and prolongs it wear time .Now , is it a hydrating lip combo ? Not by any means but its comfortable and I didn't notice any peeling . Even though I love the combination of these two together, their individual and combined formulas are not worth it to me . I am going to return these and buy myself a By Terry. Armani or Cdp lipstick instead.



Overall , 

RBR foundation ? Toss it !
HG lip stylo ? Toss it !
MJ lipstick ? Toss it !

Please check out 
Joyce's Post HERE !
And Belly's Post HERE!

Have you tried these products ? 

xoxo
A.

22 comments:

  1. I never got that foundation to work for me either! Into case, I couldn't find a good color match and when applied, it was very flat. :(
    But good job tossing!!!

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  2. glad im not alone on this .
    I still love u RBR Lol

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  3. WOO! ALL TOSS! Crazy. Plus now i know to skip the Hourglass and Marc lip thingies :) Bummer about the RBR though!

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  4. Yay I love those tossing posts! I should get to posting one too! :-*

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  5. I haven't gotten as far as tossing, but I did consign a number of lipsticks to the "keepsake" bin over the weekend. It's basically a case I have for shades that I like to keep around for occasional use but that I'm not ever going to use on a regular basis. (Strangely, my Illamasqua bright green gloss remains in the main selection drawer.) I didn't find that the MJ lipsticks were too drying on me, but the wear time is so short that I can't see picking up more unless I really love the colour. The Hourglass pencils all look drab and brown on me... I just need to accept that I'm not a nude lippie girl. Sorry to hear about the RBR, though. Sounds like we have similar skin, so I'll keep that in mind.

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  6. Very courageous of you... its good to know I'm not the only one who comes across products that just dont work for me but everyone else seems to love!

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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  7. Too bad the RBR does not work on you. Have you tried their Milk Aquarelle? Nice job tossing things you don't need: more room for new makeup :-)

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  8. It's funny that you feel that way about the MJ and HG lippies-- I checked both out very carefully at Sephora and was completely unimpressed by them. I didn't buy either. Good for you for getting rid of them. I haven't tried that RBR foundation, but was never able to get a good color match with their foundations-- I have only had good luck with their tinted moisturizer.

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  9. wow wow 3/3!!! Excellent!!! I remember being kind of excited by the HG lippies but ultimately lost interest after seeing swatches. I'm glad to see you weren't amazed by the formula so now I don't feel like I missed anything LOL :-) Yay for more purging!!!

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  10. LOOK AT ME NOW !! i is all grown up lol
    ya I cant seem to find anything from HG worth splurging on .. eh

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  11. Ya im with you all the RBR foundations ... the formulas are odd..this one was horrible
    I didnt like anything from the MJ line actually and I dont remember ever liking anything from HG lol
    I may be in the minority here but both lines are overhyped IMO
    i read ur review on the TM and I will definitely give it try
    xoxox

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  12. I have and it looked ok on my skin ... nothing to write home about
    I think Eliss Faas and By terry foundations have ruined me lol
    i review those next
    xoxo

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  13. ya I knew I would be in the minority on these but hey ! atleast I am being honest with u guys
    xoxox

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  14. YES! Monies. I was just talking to gummy about returning stuff. thumbs up for us!

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  15. LOL!!! Yes, look at lippie!!!!! Woooo!!

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  16. I was thinking of getting the RBR foundation and trying one of the Hourglass lip stylo things, but they don't sound right for me now, so you have saved me money! Must be a first as you are usually make me put things on my wish list ;)

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  17. lol lol I am glad this helped ! I need to do these posts more because I dont always love everything i buy haha ;D
    xoxo

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  18. i've tried samples of this RBR foundation and honestly i prefer their older foundation line!! the skin sanctuary one looks flat and dry on my skin, and i don't like how it sits (very dry) on the face!! good tosses!

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  19. I completely agree with u ;D
    I should do these posts often
    xoxo

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  20. I know :( I really wanted to love the rbr
    oh well more monies for other stuff ;D

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  21. yay !
    id love to see what u toss out
    hugss

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  22. aww hugs :( you look so beautiful in red and bright shades ... I wouldnt even worry about wearing nudes if I were u but if u are loooking for a nice neutral lipstick , I think By terry flirt rosy may be the one for u .. I will put a swatch post up soon


    ya I was really bummed by the RBR one but hey there are more fish in this foundation sea lol you must try the By terry and EF foundation . I am reviewing them next
    xoxox

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