i had high hopes when I bought this at $22, which goes against my principles to spend so much for a lippie. It goes on beautifully and smoothly, and the wear the first couple of hours was fine. Then about hour four or so, it started to feel dry and got more so. oy! I applied more product, and it helped a bit, then got dry again. Other than that, the wear and look of it was fabulous. But I don't have that problem with other MAC lippies, like the satins, mattenes, lustres or cremesheens, so why with this one? So I'm returning it. For $22, I expect better.
This shadow is gorgeous! I bought it because i love all of the marbling and different shades that are found in these, which gives more options for applying. I think they are very pricey, and the only other thing I don't like is that they are a bit too shimmery, but I can deal with it. They also wear very well, for several hours.
Liquid -Urban Decay - Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
Carmen 3/10/2013 1:20:00 PM
I was disappointed in the matteness of this makeup. I have combo skin but no breakouts and this was way too matte for an over 50 woman. it screams "I'm wearing makeup", which I dont need. Thank goodness it was a sample I got. Threw out out after 2 uses.
Got this in a swap and thought it was lovely to look at, but on my NC25 skin, it barely shows up, and the gold shimmer is a bit much. I think it would work alot better on lighter-skinned gals, or maybe even darker ladies as more of a highlighter. I have two others - Ring of Saturn (which I LOVE) and the Magenta and gold one (forgot name) and I love that one too. Other than that, the texture on these was fabulous, and I wish it would have worked!
Oh my gosh this blush is heaven in a compact. I almost cried when I got it. It gives a lovely flushed deep pink glow, and I got a great one with the right amount of magenta pink and gold swirls. Love it! NC 25 for reference.
Ah, Rose D Oro, I have recently discovered you and love you already. Girls this it's almost better than overpriced Nars Orgasm, which I also have. This is a perfect blend of shimmery coral that makes your skin glow. And these are made in Italy, where the best blushes are made, imo. Get this now! PS you can buff it out to make the shimmer less sparkly.
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - Styling Lotion
Carmen 8/28/2012 2:18:00 PM
made my curly hair very dull and didnt' do a thing for it. glad it was just a tester and I didnt' buy a while bottle. Overpriced hype.
I LOVE the swirlies in the Heavenly Creatures collection! the SA at MAC applied ths on me, and at first I thought the shade was kind of blah and similar to what I had, but when I saw other pots of the shadow and realized that I could get one with more veining of what I wanted (the goldish shade), I had to have it. I really like it, especially grabbing some of the gold veining and patting that on the inner lid. The type of brush you use to apply also matters, and how it's applied - swirled together or patted on separately. That's why I love going to a MAC store to have the SA's show me how to apply - they really know their stuff and are true makeup artists.
I was pleasantly surprised that I liked these more than I thought I would. I have Peach Parfait and like it as a sheer and casual lip color. I personally prefer more color payoof, but for the price, I do like it. The wear is short, but I expected that. Plus, I like reapplying lip products, since I rarely use stuff up anyway! I rarely if ever use DS lip products except for lip pencils. I might try a couple of other shades...
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Perversion
Carmen 6/20/2012 3:20:00 PM
This is one of the best pencil liners I've ever used - it's so good that I foolishly try to "save" it for special occasions, which is dumb! It goes on smoothly, and once it is set, it does not budge, and I love that it is SO black! Goes well with my dark brown eyes and NC25 complexion. A definite keeper!
I really like this mascara! It gives good length and thickness to my sparse lashes. It delivers what is promises, and the price is reasonable. I often get them as GWP's, so the price is right!
Mascara -Tarina Tarantino - Fleur De Lash in Black Opal
Carmen 6/2/2012 2:12:00 PM
Big FAIL by Tarina. The brush delivers hardly any product, and the brush is too thick to properly apply on the lashes. Not the worse I've tried, but definitely not one of the better ones, either. Got this as a 100 point gift from Sephora.
i tried a nice sample given to me by the SA at Macy's and I'm quite impressed! I wanted something with light to medium coverage, and this does the job. Geat color match,and it doesn't settle into my fine lines. It gives nice and natural coverage.
Bought this product two seasons ago and still love it. A very versatile palette with both warm and cool shades and varying textures. I love palettes and this was perfect. It was on sale at Sephora, so I bought two and gave one as a gift. Love the lippies!
Blush -MAC - Sheertone Shimmer Blush in X-Rocks (Neo Sci-Fi 2008) [DISCONTINUED]
Carmen 3/11/2012 7:48:00 PM
This is a lovely blush but a but tricky to wear. You need a light hand if you are lighter than maybe NC 35. It doesn't get as much use as I should give it.