I love this! I have seen other brands try to mimic this 'shatter' effect but none as sucessful as OPI have presented it. I love black shatter, I saw it first when it was released through the Katy Perry range in OPI however they do not stock this in most department stores in the UK, so I was obviously very excited to get it upon a recent trip to Sephora in Spain. And I was not disappointed! The effect is truly unique, a sort of shattered polish effect. It looks very trendy and stylish on nails and is very unusual. It looks very professional and is easy to apply, just paint one thin coat over a painted nail and wait about 5 minutes for it to do it's magic. My only gripe is the fact that thick, black residue always builds up around the opening and also if you apply too much it will go into a sticky mess on your nails. Lasting power is great, I only have to re-apply it once a week. The colour is very black and pigmented. Shatter also comes in other colours, however I believe that black is the most versatile as it works well over any shade of nail varnish, especially hot pink, silver and white. This is a truly amazing product from OPI, one of my favourites!
I love Orb! This is one of my staple eyeshadows, and if MAC ever discontinued it I would be devestated! I use Orb over Bare Study paint pot as a base. I use it as an all over wash of colour to the lid, and it really helps to create a canvas to work on. The colour compliments my NC15 skin great, and it can also be used as a highlighter. The finish is quite matte, with minimal shimmer or glitter so it appears very natural. It makes eyes appear more awake and works with many looks. The colour is a peachy cream colour, which is beautiful. I love this eyeshadow!
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light
AllThatGlittters 7/20/2011 7:27:00 AM
I use this to set my liquid foundation, and it works perfectly. I use a 182 kabuki brush to buff it in and my foundation looks flawless. The finish is generally matte but it does have a small amount of sheen to it, which I love. It gives a great finish to the skin. It isn't a full coverage powder, like the Studio Fix powder, it is more of a light to medium coverage. You can wear it on it's own to reduce shine however I prefer a fuller coverage so wearing it under liquid foundation is my preference. You can build up coverage by adding more in problemed areas, and at the same time, it will not make you appear cakey or as if you work in a bakery like some powders do. Packaging is great, however a compact mirror would be excellent. It is definately worth the price tag, and it is my go-to powder for setting liquid foundation.
MY HG LIPSTICK! Creme Cup is the cutest pink colour ever! It isn't a 'Barbie pink', but more of a subtle, creamy one. It compliments fairer skin tones great, I am NC15 in MAC and this works great. It is a fabulous everyday colour, and looks natural. It makes lips look healthy and full due to it being in the creamsheen line. It has the signature vanilla fragrance, like all MAC lip products, the scent is delicious and is not sickly or overpowering. Like most MAC lipsticks, it comes in a bullet-like shell, which is super sexy. I adore this lipstick, it works perfectly for me and I would recommend to everyone!
It's great as a daytime mascara, it lengthens and volumises well however it just isn't what I'm looking for. It smudges easily throughout the day, which is a huge problem. It does volumise but not as much as I would like. If you want a natural mascara get this but if you want something dramatic don't get it. The lengthening properties are fabulous however and separates perfectly with no clumps. However, not the mascara for me unfortunately!
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Quad "Blushed Wines"
AllThatGlittters 7/20/2011 2:47:00 AM
A drugstore gem! Such a fabulous product and it won't break the bank. The colours compliment every eye colour. I love to use the champagne colour as a highlighter, and the rest can either be used all over the lid or in the crease. They are all very versatile and can be either used to create daytime looks or smoky looks. The colours all have a pink/red undertone and are all equally beautiful. Highly recommended!
I love this foundation! If you are looking for a maximum coverage foundation, you won't beat this. It covers blemishes and redness perfectly, so the need for a concealer is reduced. It is very creamy and blends evenly with fingertips or a brush. Studio Fix Fluid lasts all day, and doesn't appear cakey at all. However, I would not recommend this if you have sensitive skin, especially for everyday use as it does break me out if I wear it frequently. I use this for going out in, rather than everyday as it does clog my pores if I wear it for too long. The bottle is glass so it isn't ideal for travelling with however it does look very professional, like most MAC products. Amazing quality foundation but I wouldn't use it if you are looking for an everyday, daytime foundation.
Very clumpy and doesn't hold curled eyelashes. It smudges a lot and flakes throughout the day. However, colour is very pigmented and covers lashes reasonably well, it lengthens but lash separation is limited.
I purchased this in order to fill in and shape my brows, and it does the trick perfectly. The wax holds the shape of your natural hairline whilst the powder helps to shade in any sparse areas. It appears very natural on my fair complexions and isn't too dark.
Works fabulously as a crease colour and is very blendable, with an angled brush it can also be used to fill in brows. It lives up to the quality of all MAC eyeshadows and is definately worth the price tag. Swiss Chocolate is a beautiful muted brown with red undertones and works well on everybody.
This is the PERFECT summer blush! The colour is a medium pink with subtle gold shimmer, which is used in order to reflect light and give a healthy dewy glow. I believe that it would work well on all skin tones, as it is quite pigmented, it is very flattering on fair skin and it won't make you look like a clown. The colour is buildable and a little goes a long way. Although pricy, you do get a lot of product so it will last longer than other blushes. My only concern is the packaging, it is cardboard rather than plastic so could become damaged in time. Overall, fabulous product from Benefit and I would definately recommend!