I can see why this doesn't have many reviews as it's not a very exciting looking color, but this is a really great staple to have in your collection. It's a nice matte brown that's maybe a bit lighter than what I would call medium brown. Very neutral and I think would pair well with most colors. I like it as a crease color. I often have trouble with browns looking orangey once they're on my skin but no problem with this one. Blends well too. I also have many, many Mac shadows and in my opinion there isn't a Mac dupe of this. On the pricey side but I think it's worth it. I'm NC20 at my palest, NC30 at my darkest, brown hair, golden brown eyes.
If you don't like frost, don't even consider Kitten. If you have no problem with frost, read on. Color has been described already so I won't go into too much detail, just that it's a nice neutral champagne color that seems to make my eyes look awake. If you find the frost is a little too over the top, try using a big fluffy brush. This is one of my favorites for a quick, no thought to it look. Kitten on the lid blended so that it fades into the crease, Mac Shroom on my browbone, throw on some eyeliner and voila--quick, easy, and I look awake.
I love this liner. Color to me is identical to the powerpoint pencil Buried Treasure--kind of a dark brown with goldish flecks that aren't exactly noticeable. The technakohls are supposed to be safe for the waterline, which is why I love them so much. My waterline is extremely difficult to line because most things end up rubbing off quickly. The technakohls do a pretty good job of staying on and I don't have to worry that it's not eyesafe. I never use the technakohls for lining my upper lashline though, because I have a hard time cleaning it off there at the end of the day and I'm too lazy--I'd rather just use the powerpoints for upper lashline. But for the waterline, I'm a huge fan of these liners and Uniform is my favorite for everyday because it doesn't look quite as harsh as the black one. Basically, if you love Buried Treasure but are interested in something more water resistant, try Uniform!
Hmmm, I used to wear Orgasm as my everyday blush but lately I've been wearing Torrid more and more often. It just makes me look...better, fresher. It's not as all purpose in my opinion--Orgasm is a little more all purpose since it has the pink and peach tones and Torried is more on the peach side. But after noticing how much better I look in Torrid, there's no question what I'll wear if it's between the two--I'll choose Torrid hands down. Depending on tan I'm Mac NC20-30 but now that I'm hardly ever in the sun it's mostly NC20. Brown hair, light brown eyes.
Count me in the group that doesn't think Shimmertime is similar to Goldenaire or Deckchair. I own all three and would put Goldenaire and Deckchair into the neutral-peach and Shimmertime in the neutral-pink family. In the jar, Shimmertime looks a lot more baby pinkish than it does on the eyes--once on it sort of becomes a neutral with a pink cast to it--definitely not normal light pink. Texture is nice--one of the good pigments. I'd buy again.
If you don't like very shimmery, sparkly eyeshadows then stay away! As for myself, I become like a 4 year old when it comes to sparkly things...."oooh, pretty", so this was right up my alley. Lily white is kind of a silvery, whitish champage color. One of the chunkier pigments but that doesn't really bother me. I've only used it on my eyes but I would imagine this would be nice as a highlighter or mixed with lotion. For reference, I'm Mac NC20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes, brown hair.
I have three of these drawing pencils and I love them all but ME black is my favorite. I have a problem with eyeliners smearing everywhere when I line my lower lashline but the drawing pencils stay put longer than any other pencil I've tried. I think the staying power is better than Mac powerpoints and I hope that Shu comes up with a wider color selection for the drawing pencils. I agree with what the other reviewer said about the ME black having more of a sheen than a shimmer. The sheen makes it look like a very soft gray. Not black but soft gray. I love it because sometimes straight up black can look a little too harsh on the lower lashline but this is soft enough to look good. I'm using this one up pretty quickly and will rebuy again.
This duo consists of a pale cream gold with shimmer and a copper/rust shimmer. The copper color is less red-toned and less metallic than Nars California single shadow, and has less orange and more brown to it than Mac Copperin. Like the other reviewer said, the copper is very buildable, has a great texture, and I am really loving it. The gold side is okay but nothing to write home about. It's a tad bit flaky in application (once on it stays fine, just when you pick up the color with your brush it's kind of flaky). I've been wearing the gold all over the lid and browbone, the copper on the lid, and Mac Saddle in the crease, lining eyes with Mac Blacktrack fluidline. For answering the question would I buy this product again I like to imagine if it were lost would I rebuy because the majority of eyeshadows I have I will never finish. But anyway, yes, I would rebuy because the copper. It's so buildable that it doesn't end up looking too warm on me, and is just really nice for a subtle, not flaming, copper. For reference I'm NC20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes, brown hair.
Ughh, this was a spur of the moment buy and boy was it a mistake! The colors in the pan looked so pretty and striking against each other so I decided to get it. The texture is gritty. If you find some Mac lustres to be gritty, this was worse. The navy color was fairly true to the color in the pan however the aqua comes out dull when on the lid. Instead of the vibrant pretty aqua it was sort of a grayed, dirty sea green. I'm NC20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes, brown hair.
I'm liking the miel glace. I was in need of a really subtle blush and I think I've found it. The color comes out as kind of a barely pink barely bronzey color on my cheeks. Slight shimmer. I can see myself rebuying this should I finish it. I'm NC20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes, brown hair.
Had this years ago, it broke, and now I'm wondering what took me so long to replace it. Ricepaper is sort of an off white with golden tones to it. Very pretty. I use it as a browbone highlighter (nice change of pace from Shroom) and it really does look good. Nice sheen but not too much (like Phloof can sometimes be). Ricepaper is kind of on the warm side but I really think it would go well with most colors. I'm NC20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes, brown hair.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous - Pink Afterglow 020
Nursie 1/12/2006 8:10:00 AM
Very pretty. The color of this is what I was hoping that Shine That Pink would be (which sometimes looks too Barbie-Pink on me). Pink Afterglow comes out a lot more subdued on me than it looks like it would be in the tube. In the tube it looks bright pink and the silver shimmer in it looks like large, chunky shimmer. However, on my lips the color comes out a nice soft pink and the silver shimmer is pretty fine--I was worried it would looks chunky. Although the look of the shimmer doesn't bother me, I would prefer that it wasn't there at all because it makes me feel like the gloss is slightly drying and I get the urge to keep slathering more on every half hour. Despite this, it looks very nice on and won't stop me from getting more when I run out. By the way, the smell of the super lustrous glosses bother a lot of people but I don't notice it. I'm NC20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes, brown hair.
To me, Freshwater looks like a bright royal blue. It's a veluxe pearl, so the finish gives a sheen to it--not shimmery, more of a sheen. Texture and blendability, like all the veluxe pearls, are fabulous. Definitely a great shadow but I have to say it looks even better layered over Sea Me shadestick. I hate shadesticks but after seeing pictures of the two together, I had to go get Sea Me. And now I'm a happy camper. Tonight I'm wearing Sea Me with Freshwater over it on the lid, Malt in the crease, and Buried Treasure to line eyes--and it looks fabulous I have to admit. I'm NC20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes and brown hair.
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Celestine Eye Glimmer
Nursie 1/10/2006 7:45:00 AM
Was interested in this after hearing a lot of good things about it on the boards so I got a generous sample from the store. In the pot it looks like a taupe color but on my lids the color comes out a subtle champagne with silvery shimmer. Very subtle but gives a pretty, awake look. Appropriate for day or night. Will be buying a full sized when I'm finished with the sample. I'm NC20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes, brown hair.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel - Sweet Sage
Nursie 1/9/2006 7:17:00 AM
First off, I have to say I love fluidlines and BB gel liners. So as far as quality of this product, I think it's great. With practice it's easy to apply, and it lasts very well. Sweet Sage is a golden khacki with a hint of green. Although it's too light to use to line my upper lid over many eyeshadows, it looks very pretty when used to line the lower lid. I have black eyelashes so that maybe why I sometimes feel like the color gets lost when used on the upper lashline. But for the lower lashline it's fabulous. I particularly like it with Tempting, Sumptuous Olive, or other green shadows. Would miss it if I no longer had it and would rebuy. I'm NC20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes, brown hair.