I have used this cleanser for years, and I have just put in an order for another bottle. This is a green, plant-smelling gel cleanser. It does not foam up at all, nor does it remove heavy makeup. I usually use a cleansing oil to remove my makeup, then I follow up with my Mario Badescu Enzyme cleansing gel to remove all traces of the oil and makeup. I don't feel like I need to use a toner after this, but I do moisturize. This is a nice, gentle cleanser for daily use. It does mildly exfoliate your dead skin cells off, while being extremely gentle at the same time. I used to think that this cleanser broke me out, until I learned that I needed to properly remove my makeup because this cleanser is not meant to remove heavy/professional-quality makeup. Overall, I love this stuff and I love the smell. The price is reasonable since you only need a tiny amount of product each day. I will continue to repurchase since it has become my staple daily cleanser.
This is a basic, matte white kohl pencil. It is quite soft, so it blends easily and does not tug on the skin. This is great to highlight under the arch of the eyebrow, or inner corner of the eyes. Also makes you look brighter if you line your bottom waterline with it. Photo included...
This is a really shiny, rich berry pink color. This one is a little strong for daytime for most people, but if you have darker skin it's doable. This is great for a night out. Photo included..
I didn't think I could pull this one off with C3/NC30 skin, but it works and it looks lovely. I have highly pigmented lips, and the creamy purple color just blended nicely with the natural pinkness of my lips so it didn't look freaky. It is noticeably unique, but wearable and subtle enough for everyday. I love it! Photo included...
This one is a super pretty shade of light purple, which is more pink toned than blue toned. It has a slight silvery smooth shimmer that makes it look somewhat pearly. The only problem is that it takes a few layers to get the pigmentation strong. I dunno why but wearing this makes my feel like a Japanese pop star.
This is crap in a tube. If anyone loves this mascara, it's probably because they haven't tried anything else. This clumps like no other, and is chunky in consistency. It doesn't lengthen at all, and it smudges all over the place. Please do not waste your money on this.
I FINALLY found a nude that looks fabulous on me on its own. I am NC30/C3, olive/yellow undertones. My lips are quite red and this covers the redness up decently and is somewhat moisturizing. It is a light-medium beige/taupe color. It doesn't have yellow, orange, pink, coral, or white tones to it. It does have a tiny hint of grayness to it. I think that this color is probably hard for most people to pull off, but it is a potential HG nude lip, so I strongly suggest you give it a try the next time you are at a MAC store or counter. If I feel like changing it up a little, Mad Cap or C-thru lipglasses both look great over it. I also like to use Oak lip liner to ensure the redness of my lips doesn't show through on the edges of my lips.
I'm not a huge lip liner girl, but I like this a lot because it gets the job done. It applies smoothly and blends with ease. The color is perfect for beige-toned nudes. I have very red lips, so this helps cover some of the redness and helps me get a smooth application of nude lippies without having redness from my lips showing through. I will repurchase this if I run out.
This is a really pretty pale bronzey color. It is somewhat orange toned, so it looks great on more tanned skin or yellow skin tones. It's a good neutral for you to have in your collection, and is nice in daytime looks as well as evening looks. It looks great on most people, but I woudln't recommend it for pale skin with pink undertones.
This is a shimmery medium brown with a somewhat mauvey tone to it. This would look good on nearly every skintone. The formula is very smooth and the color works great for day or evening looks. A great neutral staple for everyone's collection. I would highly reccommend this, especially to beginners.
If I were a perfume, I would be Lolita Lempicka. Its a sweet, whimsical, mysterious, distinctive, girly scent. There is something magical and enticing about the way it smells.. it's the way a fairy would smell. It has good scent payoff, without being too thick or heavy. I get compliments on this a lot, and it's an unusual scent that intrigues a lot of people. I bought a huge bottle of this on ebay for just under $40, and will repurchase when I run out.
This is a pinkish flesh tone matte cream product. I have been using this alone or as an eyeshadow base and it works great, lasts all day without creasing. The only downside for me is that i am NC30/C3 and this is too pink for me. I wish I bought Soft Ochre instead, but I can get buy with this until I finish the product. I don't feel I need to go out and purchase Soft Ochre because Painterly blends in fine and gets the job done. I apply with my finger, or sometimes with a MAC 217 brush to blend it out. This can also be used as a subtle highligher for the face, if you're like NW35 or darker. This is also nice to use over lip balm for a nude lip.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
maconmyface 12/23/2008 11:30:00 PM
This is a smooth, true black, non-smudging gel eyeliner. I use any of the MAC eyeliner brushes to apply this. You need a good eye makeup remover to get this off.. Ponds cold cream gets the job done for me. The only things that dont like about it is when I travel I have to bring a brush for this, and I also don't like that its very hard to use this on my lower lash line or waterline. I just use a pencil for those areas.
This is an extremely rare case where I regret my purchase of a MAC product. This mascara really is complete crap. This did not thicken, lengthen, or hold a curl. It did clump all over the place and it dried out within a month. I don't think I'll be wasting any more of my money on MAC mascaras anytime soon.. I will stick to my Covergirl Lash Blast.
I really really love this. I am so impressed at the quality of this mascara for the price. It lengthens and thickens my lil Asian lashes and holds the curl for a decent amount of time. Yeah this is probably gross, but I have had the same tube for about 4 months and it still has not dried out or become clumpy. The only downside to this product is that it's hard to catch all my tiniest lashes with the fat brush, and the packaging is super tacky and ugly. So far this is the best mascara I have ever used, so I will continue to repurchase.