I hate this cute-packaged lip balm! It's SOOO cute and I wanted to love it SOOO bad. It smells delicious, but my lips hate it. It goes on smoothly but it doesn't last long. It made my lips dry out and start to peel. I mean they started to peel in a matter of hours after applying this stuff! It's not hydrating at all. :( The price sucks... I think it is the price it is so they can keep it smelling so good and looking so cute- I'm sure they didn't use the money on the quality of the actual product.
I LOVE 3N! It's the perfect nude for my NW45 skin. It's not too sparkly or too sticky like other lipglasses. I got backups of this LE beauty!
Applied lightly with a skunk brush, this color comes out gorgeous on my NW45 skin! This is one of my fave pink blushes.
Very pretty coral color! This is a matte color that is not chalky or ashy-looking on my NW45 skin. This color is very pigme nted and REALLY pops, so you don't have t o pile it on for it to show.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Nanogold (Lustre) LE from the N Collection '08)
MsMaryMAC 4/19/2010 9:38:00 PM
This is p retty as a highlight. It shows up on my NW45 skin as a pink sheen
Eye Shadow -MAC - Overrich - Heritage Rouge Pigment
MsMaryMAC 4/19/2010 9:25:00 PM
This is my favorite MAC pigme nt! it looks so beautiful on my lids. For r eference, I am a NW45.
I LOVE this blush! It looks REALLY scary in the pan, but with a light hand and a stippling/skunk brush, it applies perfectly to my brown (NW45) skin. I also agree with the other reviewers, this color is good for darker skin or lighter ladies who are looking for a bold look. My application: I took my Sonia Kashuk skunk (blush/highlighter brush from Target) brush, tapped it (literally tapped just the tips of the brush into the blush, I didn't squish the brush onto it or rubbed it around) onto the surface of the blush 2 times (tap,tap) and then tapped onto my cheeks and blended towards my temple. The color applied sheer, so I repeated the step and then I had the most pretty color appear onto my cheeks- it wasn't clownish at all. I got a very sun-kissed natural-looking flush on my cheeks with this blush. Would I buy it again? Alittle does go a long way on this blush, so I can't see myself hitting pan anytime soon. I will say that I would buy it for someone else as a gift because it's so pretty.
I don't know why this is marketed as a liner brush- it does the thickest, dumbest looking lines ever! I have and love the 208 and the 210 (which is WAAAAY thinner than the 209)- they do better, thinner and more precise lines than the 209. Out of all of my MAC brushes, I this is the only one I regret purchasing.
It is what it is. It's a mascara wand that's used for grooming lashes or brows. I use it for my eye brows and it does a very good job. Yes, you can get other brands, but I like that it's on a longer handle (than if I just cleaned off an old mascara wand) like the rest of my brushes and when it's sitting in my brush holder, it's just as tall as my other brushes and it's easy to reach for. I'm happy I purchased it.
Very pretty color!! There is a trick to getting this shadow to show up on your lid like it does in the pot though. If you apply it with a brush, the sparkles WILL NOT show up. Take any pink shadow you have and apply it on your lid first (use a pink or light purple, so the purple of the shadow can show up). Then take the Beauty Marked and apply it with your fingertip over the pink color. You will be gently patting the color onto your lid to fully cover the pink shadow. If you do it that way, it will show up purply and sparkly, just like in the pan! Once you get it onto your lid, then you can blend with your brush if you wish- we don't want any harsh lines do we? LOL
I love the formula, but the color is a bit off to me for some reason. A MUA talked me into getting this color like 6 months ago. In all that time, I've used it maybe twice. I had no idea how to use it. I found out that it looks nice paired with Steamy, Silver Ring, a light wash of Humid, Gorgeous Gold... and many more. Play around with it. I wouldn't buy it again because I can't see myself hitting pan on this for a LONG time.
I'm NW45 and for some reason, maybe due to the name, I thought it would show up as gold on my skin. WRONG! It shows up as a BRIGHT green (more green than gold anyway). As weird as it sounds though, I STILL love it! Because of the way it shows up, I use it as if it's a green- it's even in my green palette. It's great with Sumptuous Olive, Humid, and Velvet Moss.
I LOVE this lipstick. It's a bit of a bolder color on my skintone (NW45), but with Currant lip liner, it's TOTALLY GORGEOUS!! You don't even need gloss on top! Try it, you might like it. =)