YUK.... what a waste of money. I was recommended Viva Glam V by an online MA, as I was looking for a good mlbb shade for everyday. Let me say, I hate pale lipstick, I'm so pale and if I apply a lipstick that's actually lighter than my natural lip shade, my lips look totally washed out which is HORRID. I hated the Patisserie, and had the same disappointing experience with the Viva Glam V. Had I seen it at a MAC counter, I'd never have bought it. I was misled by the website's swatches and a couple of pics on google.
Sophisto, let me pledge you undying love. My favorite lipstick, I have dozens of mac lipsticks, I almost let them sit hardly ever used because I love Sophisto so much I wear it on a daily basis, it compliments a barely there makeup look, rocks a smokey night time look. It's my lips at their best. my lips but better, without being that boring neutral that washes your lips out. ITS PERFECTION. Hope M.A.C NEVER discontinues it. And yes I'm positive I'll buy back ups.
Beautiful retro pin up packaging, very glossy and not sticky, nice light pink color, awesome scent. love love love.
Mascara -Essence - I Love Extreme - Volume Mascara
MadHattress 11/11/2012 7:42:00 AM
I'm a mascara junkie. After years of searching and trying several drugstore and pricey high end mascaras, always lookng for the biggest lashes possible (the so-called falsies effect ya know) it seems like Holy Grail mascara was in Germany and for dirt cheap. I wanna say a big thank you to my fellows mascara junkies out there who raved about this, because without them, being the mascara snob that I usually am, I would never have given it a chance and I would have made an ass of myself. :D
Lipstick -Maybelline - Shine Sensational Pop Stick Citrus Slice
MadHattress 11/10/2012 10:30:00 AM
I'm sold ! These lippies from Maybelline are so cute and they give just a nice healthy natural glow to the lips. I'm not fond of lipstick and lipglosses (I prefer to focus my make up on my eyes) so these are just perfect to give your lips a "lip-but-better" look. I seriously don't get all the negative comments these babies get. They're not supposed to be glosses or lipsticks, they're tinted lipbalms in the first place. (and if you layer them often throughout the day like one does with a lip balm they prettily stain your lips) I picked four of them : Crystal Pink, Cherry Pop, Citrus Slice and Tropical Pink. Their scent is to die for !!!! and their look is soooooo cute ! :) I hope Maybelline never discontinues them, and creates more shades ! :) They're absolutely awesome when you don't want your lips to look overdone like if you're into the "smokey eyes and nude lips" look. I admit they can be a lil bit drying but you can always layer another lip balm over them or add lip gloss. LOVE THEM :) :) ;)
I adore this palette for the same reasons mentionned by Stephani in the previous comment. She said things better than I could myself, in fact I love that the eyeshadows in this palette are not very pigmented, it helps me build my look up instead of having a hard time blending harsh overpowering ultra-pigmented matte eyeshadows. The lack of pigmentation makes this palette soft enough for a variety of natural looks, but the fact that the eyeshadows are matte gives defined and sultry eyes.
So much better than the original Naked palette. I was not quite impressed by the original one, too warm toned and too glittery for my taste, I didn't find it was quite "naked" or "nude", because for a very fair complexion like mine, the colors remained a little bit too deep for a natural look. (BUT the great point in Naked 1 was the eyeshadow Naked, this one I love to pieces I must say.) Naked 2 is more on the cooler side, which suits me better, and the shimmery side is like toned down to make it more wearable, the big plus is there is a good matte black eyeshadow. The colors are all wearable, I use them all, whereas I use only a couple of shades in Naked 1. I was disappointed there is a repeated shade though, and moreover not my favorite, Half Baked. They should have repeated the eyeshadow Naked imo. Naked 1 was so disappointing to me and remained practically untouched, whereas Naked 2 is a winner hands down. I've been playing with it on a daily basis since I bought it, this is truly a gem, flattering and classy, I'm in love with it ! Would definitely buy again. I have a dream that Urban Decay comes up with a Naked 3 palette made exclusively of matte eyeshadows....... will my dream come true? :) time will tell.
I'm in love with this product ! I own Benetint, Posietint and Cha Cha Tint, and I love the concept of a lip/cheek stain, the formula is so great and truly lasts all day even under a gloss. Best best lipstain formula in the world imo. I only use them for the lips, since I'm very pale I don't like to use blush. Cha Cha is my fav out of the three, because I'm a sucker for Coral shades, <3 and this is the one that suits me best. Will definitely buy Cha Cha Tint again.
I have a love for neutral flesh toned eyeshadows, my fav are Mac Kid, Wedge, Soba and UD Naked. BUT my ABSOLUTE FAV is Moleskin. I wish it becomes part of the permanent line. I have bought back ups of this shade in case it is discontinued. It has ended the long time reign of wedge as my number one favorite, because it has same depth and is very close in terms of color but has this hint of pink that just makes my eyes stand out, Moleskin looks barely there but it just gives the kick that takes my eyes up to another level. Wedge is more on the orangey side which makes it a tad less natural on my skin.
My HG nude crease color ! helps just define the eye with a beautiful barely there makeup effect, polished and classy. It's my go-to crease eyeshadow when I want to fake a no-makeup look :) and when I'm tired of dramatic heavy smokey eyes. This is the one I use also on days I want bold red lips. Soba is everything I wanted Era to be. This one is so much better to me. Plus, the name Soba sounds yummy and I love it :)
Best neutral palette ever. period.
LOOOOVE !!! this is my ALL TIME favorite neutral crease color !!! MY GOD what a gem ! it's so flattering, a neutral-to-cool taupe, no awful red or orange undertones, I'm so in love with this eyeshadow ! It applies very sheer, which I love, because it saves you some hard time blending, especially if you have fair complexion like I do, it doesn't look harsch at all, and can easily be built up for more drama. This Bali is a winner for sure ! Will defo buy this again !
Hands down my favorite MAC eyeshadow with Wedge.
Favorite crease color, eternal love <3 <3 <3
THIS IS THE BEST BLUSH I'VE EVER APPLIED ON MY CHEEKBONES. I PLEDGE HARMONY ETERNAL LOVE. PERIOD.