I don't hand out raves like candy. Yeah, I know I always write good reviews of products here but before I get to that point, I first must sift through a small mountain of products to find things that I would actually love and use. I receive at least two press kits everyday so imagine all of 'em just piling up! I feel hopeless sometimes, I'm not kidding.
Every so often though I receive something that's just too good to be true. Like right now, I am currently head over heels the Prestige Total Intensity Collection, which launched just last week in Beauty Bar! I remember Prestige from my college days when it was the only thing I could afford in BB, haha. I'm glad that everything still remains pocket-friendly, but with amazing, unbelievable quality - at least, in the Total Intense line.
I shall pour out all my observations about the products that I have in one massive post. I've been using most of them almost everyday since I got them. Are you ready? Here goes!
You guys, believe me when I say that the Velvety Smoky Eye Pencil (~P300) and the Line & Style Ink Pen (~P300) are totally worth the price of admission. The pencil smudges beautifully to create an intense yet quick smoky eye, and better yet - it sets completely. This does not fall apart even after I've worn it for seven hours!
Same goes for the pen. This has a felt tip - something I normally dislike to use - but it's actually quite easy to apply since only the base is stiff. The tip is bendy, thus allowing me to create effortless, even lines that do not skid. What I love most about it is just how black it is! It's matte, too. It's one of the blackest liquid liners I've ever come across.
I've worn both all day in humid weather and they do not smudge or fade on my normal lids.
The Makeup Eraser Pen is a liquid remover for booboos while the Magic Pen is supposed to be a lip and eye primer. Haven't really tested them, so I'll probably feature them in another post.
The Total Intensity Total Wear Lip Crayon (price to follow) is buttery, smooth, pigmented, and lasts a decent amount of time (3-4 hours). Red My Mind is an elegant true red with a glossy finish, while Bare It All is a browny nude with pink undertones. Really pretty! I wouldn't say the colors are super unique but they are very wearable and has a lovely formula.
I'm crazy about the Long Lasting Intense Color Eyeliner in Outrageous Emerald (~P300). It is SO SMOOTH! And so pigmented! I only need one swipe to get it to look that brilliant. You'll see it in my FOTD later. It also pretty much stays on until I take it off! I might purchase a couple more ones since it's inexpensive and the colors are like jewels.
And then there are the Total Intensity Eyeshadows. The True Metals (left most) are, well, like liquid metal, the Bold Trio are excellent combinations, while the Long Term Relationship singles (right most) are indeed long-wearing. I don't even use a primer for these; they crease only minimally during the day and are intense at first swipe.
Here are the swatches!
And now, the fun part. ^_^ Here are a couple of FOTDs I have wearing some of the things above.
Here I've got the Bold Trio in Fantasia on - are you seeing that beautiful duochrome effect? That's the middle green shade! I also have Outrageous Emerald as the eyeliner, topped with a thin line of the black Line & Style Ink Pen to make my lashes look even thicker.
On my lips is Bare It All, just to mellow down the outre eye look. I wore this to a dinner out with friends. It might be a bit much for a daytime engagement.
And here is something I did wear during the day - a classic and super quick red lip look! I wore the Total Intensity Shadow Stick in Sand Frost, a sandy beige, all over my lids just to brighten 'em up. Again, I didn't need a primer. This doesn't crease! I then lined my eyes with the Line & Style Ink Pen and finished the look with Red My Mind. Easy, right? It's glamour without a ton of effort.
So there you have it. Overall, I love LOVE the Prestige Total Intensity line and I'm looking forward to see more of the collection the next time I'm in Beauty Bar. I highly recommend the Line & Style Ink Pen, the Long Lasting Intense Color Eyeliner, and the eyeshadows in particular. You must check these out, they're so affordable yet so good! If I remember correctly, nothing is above 600 bucks.
I mean really now.
Let me know what you're looking forward to see the most! You can find Prestige in all Beauty Bar stores.