Mac Viva Glam Gaga = YSL Lingerie Pink! Super creamy and smooth! It's a gorgeous Bubblegum-Cotton Candy Pink. If you love Pink lipsticks... this one is a must-have! Definitely worthy of buying back-ups. In fact I've already purchased 3 and I may need more before they sell out. It may look scary in the tube but it's beautiful on...also you can easily tone it down and make it more wearble with another lipstick underneath or on top. Love Love Love!!!
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Redness Soothing Facial Wash gel
PinkSoFoxy 1/19/2010 3:23:00 AM
Do Not buy this! It is by far the worst face wash I've ever had. The smell ALONE was was enough to make me throw it away. I'm not kidding... It had a awful strong chemical smell like hair dye or hair bleach. The first day I used it I did a double-take at the bottle to make sure it was face wash. I'm shocked that Neutrogena would make such a terrible smelling face wash. Seriously I think someone at their factory must have mixed in a wrong chemical in the manufacturing process. As for soothing any redness I did not notice any difference in my complexion. Although I only used it for 1 week, but that was all I could handle. If you were considering buying this I would seriously reconsider!
I've highlighted my hair for almost 15 years, and there are 3 products that I couldn't live without. L'Oreal Hi-Light Styliste, Sun-In, and this Tone Refiner. My natural hair color is a very dark brown and I highlight it light blonde. Working with such extremes you are bound to get some brassy warm results on occasion, especially near your roots. I use the Tone Refiner after every highlight session. It gets rid of unwanted warmth and that brassy orange tint. However as it states on the box...it does NOT change your base color. It is meant to balance your color and provide a more subtle cooler undertone. If you have a heavy amount of orange or yellow going on you will most likely need a professional colorist to fix it. This is not the product for you.
This is my Go To pink nail polish. It's a true cotton candy-bubblegum pink. Such a gorgeous color! You get perfectly opaque bottle-color in only 2 coats. Dries fairly quickly on it's own but I usually use Sally Hansen Insta-dry top coat and my nails are completely dry in 2 minutes. I highly recommend both products. I will definitely repurchase Wedded Bliss, it is a must have in my collection!
I recently purchased Russian Red having never in my life worn a red lipstick or any bright color lipsticks for that matter. I usually only wear Nudes and Light Pinks. However I've always been a huge fan of the Pin-Up Girl Makeup and you can't achieve the look without red lips. So I took the plunge and Wow! What a perfectly gorgeous Pin-Up Red! This is such a SEXY SEXY Red! I feel like a glamorous movie star when I wear this and it looks HOT with sunglasses! My husband is loving this look on me. The pigmentation is amazing and the formula is so silky smooth. This is a Blue-Red not Orange-Red. Since matte formulas tend to be a bit drier... if you want your lips to be more moisturized try applying a thin layer of lip balm first to prime your lips, then apply the Lipstick and for extra moist lips apply a gloss on top. As for myself...I Love that this lipstick is a Matte because sometimes I prefer not sporting the wet lip look but I still like that the option is there with a touch of gloss. Would I buy it again? Absolutely Yes! What Lip Liner would I suggest? Rimmel Red Diva. It's a perfect match!
Okay so I recently purchased MAC Russian Red Lipstick and needed a lip liner to match. However my MAC counter was sold out of the Cherry Lip Liner I'd planned on purchasing. But that was for the best because I went to CVS instead and found this hidden treasure, Rimmel Red Diva! This Lip Liner is an absolute perfect match for MAC Russian Red Lipstick! Excellent formula, glides on creamy and smooth. This is a Blue-Red not Orange-Red. So if you're looking for a Blue Tone Red Lip Liner I Highly recommend checking this one out.
Okay so I purchased this before reading any reviews...Big mistake! I thought I was getting a beige-nude. However this is not a beige-nude at all. Rather it has a heavy Mauve undertone. Not exactly what I was wanting. The color in the bottle is very deceiving. After completing my manicure and pedicure I felt a tiny bit upset, it was so NOT the clean neutral beige that I had wanted. I've now been wearing it for 24 hours and it has grown on me a little. It's an okay polish when I judge it for what it is... a shade of Neutral-Mauve. I didn't experience much streaking. Just a heads up though... if you want it to be opaque plan on applying 3 coats. I will not repurchase. I will continue my search for a neutral-beige.
I've found my HG foundation! I have acne prone/combination skin with an oily T-zone, some dry areas and acne scars. Plus I live in a really humid climate. It's lots of fun. Anyway I thought I'd never find the right foundation for my skin. I've tried a few including the very expensive Chanel Pro Lumiere. While the Chanel was okay, it wasn't anything really special, certainly no HG. After reading so many negative reviews about MAC foundations I was afraid to try any, the stories of girls breaking out with cystic acne steered me clear for quite awhile. However, I went to a recent MAC Seminar where the Senior MAC Makeup Artist used Studio Sculpt on the model and it was truly flawless. I had to give it a try. I purchased it in NC30 and the color is a perfect match. I've been wearing it everyday for a couple of weeks now and I love it! It looks so natural, it's like your skin but way...way...better! I look Airbrushed and Flawless! It's an excellent medium coverage, I don't even need concealer on my face anymore! Just a dab on my undereye area and that's it! There's no issue with my pores or breakouts either, no clogging, no gunking up in my pores, not at all. Infact quite the opposite, somehow my natural complexion is actually looking healthier and less red and irritated. It must be the moisturizing properties in the foundation. As for application I copied the Senior MAC Makeup Artist from the Seminar. She used Fix+, spritz your face and the brush (MAC 188 or 187) use just a dab of foundation (a little goes a long way) and stipple it on, blend and buff. I also set it with a light dusting of my MAC MSF Natural in Medium/Dark. Five Stars for my new HG foundation, Studio Sculpt!
This brush is Amazing! I used to be a highend girl but that's all changed since I started using elf studio line. This powder brush is top quality, the softness is unbeatable and it hasn't shed a single hair. I also love that elf doesn't use animal hair in their brushes or any animal products in their makeup for that matter. For $3 this brush is a steal! I'm done spending big bucks on MAC brushes...sorry MAC, I'm now totally addicted to elf. I highly recommend this brush. I will be purchasing backups.
UPDATE: So I've been using Lash Blast everyday for a month now and I'm loving it! Even my husband has noticed how much longer and fuller my lashes look. I've read some negative reviews about this mascara flaking, clumping, not holding a curl, and being difficult to apply... but I have not experienced any problems with application, flaking or clumping and it holds my curl all day. I will admit the first time I used it I didn't like it because it went on so thick and I got the spider leg effect, but that was my own fault for applying too much. However, once I adjusted to the thicker formula and applied it correctly this has become my new HG mascara. Original Review: If you want thicker, longer lashes...I highly recommend trying this mascara. Lash Blast is a super thick formula that coats my lashes like no other mascara. 2 coats and it looks like I just applied false lashes. Do be careful though because if you apply too much you can get that spider leg look really easily... and we don't want that! Also since the consistency is so thick it dries out faster but that's ok with me because it does it's job well.
Foundations -Chanel - Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Make-Up ] [DISCONTINUED]
PinkSoFoxy 9/8/2009 10:23:00 PM
Cost: At $56usd Chanel Pro Lumiere is the most expensive foundation I have purchased but it was well worth the cost. Since I don't wear foundation everyday (usually 3-4 times a week) it lasts me a very long time. I prefer to have one really good high quality foundation that works well with my skin and that I'll actually finish, rather than to have a bunch of cheaper foundations that never get used all the way. I tend to move from product to product quickly in search of HGs and all that wasted product is more expensive than just splurging on an excellent product that you'll use all the time. Skin Type: I have Combination/Acne Prone skin. Most areas are normal but I can get a shiny T-Zone. If you have oily skin or a very oily T-Zone this is not the foundation for you, in fact I would skip Chanel liquid foundations entirely. Pro Lumiere is an oil-free, moisturizing foundation. It adds a youthful, dewy glow to your complexion. I noticed there are many negative reviews here about this product that are coming from oily-skin types or very young girls that assume if a foundation doesn't work for them it must be a terrible product. That reasoning is completely absurd...we all have different skin types and needs. Pro Lumiere is an absolutely excellent product but it was not made for oily skin. Make sure to pay attention to your complexion needs and choose a foundation made for your skin type. Chanel liquid foundations are best on Dry, Normal or Combination/Normal Skin. Color: I'm NC30-35 and wear Pro Lumiere Claire/Cameo # 20. I also tried Beige # 40 but it looked a touch too orangey. Claire/Cameo was a perfect color match. Remember if you can't see it on your skin, that's your color. Coverage: I have some acne scars, a bit of redness and I get the occasional blemish. I apply my Murad Concealer to any blemishes but this foundation takes care of the rest. It has excellent coverage and evens out my skin tone beautifully! It gives me that flawless airbrushed look. I don't know how I ever lived without it. Application: I've read in many negative reviews that Pro Lumiere doesn't last long and disappears within a few hours. My question is...are you using a Primer? Are you setting your foundation with Powder? This is a moisture-rich foundation, which is best worn with a Primer and/or Powder. I have yet to find my HG Primer but I love Murad's Oil-Free Mattifier and so I use that as a primer and it works great! I then apply the foundation with clean fingers or my MAC 187 or 190 Brush. To set my foundation I use a light dusting of MAC MSF Natural in Medium/Dark. My make-up stays put all day long without touch-ups! Results: Flawless very natural satin finish without looking powdery, caked, overly matte or plastic. I will definitely repurchase.
I absolutely adore Catalina Cargo Blush! It's such a gorgeous Bubblegum Pink and it's MATTE! No shimmer, no sparkle! There's no question this is the best Pink Matte blush I've ever had. It's highly pigmented and the color payoff is excellent! Catalina gives that fresh awakened look like you just came in from the snow or taking a walk on a brisk morning. It instantly perks up your face. This is my HG Winter Blush. I say Winter because I feel this shade of Pink gives me a natural Winter-like glow. Where warmer-toned blushes such as Peachy-Pinks or Pink-Bronze colors give more of a Summertime glow, a gorgeous summer blush is Cargo Prague. I also really like MAC Sunbasque. I highly recommend this Blush and I will definitely repurchase if I ever get through this huge tin.
I feel so embarrassed right now. I admit I'm usually a highend cosmetics snob but after hearing so many good things about the new E.L.F. Studio Line on YouTube I had to order some of their Studio products and test them out for myself. The reason I feel embarrassed is because I've spent so much money on my MAC brush collection and now I'm in love with E.L.F. Studio brushes. I purchased 4 Studio brushes so far and they are all amazing! Excellent quality, incredibly soft, and they apply product well. Particularly this Studio Kabuki Face Brush. I use this with my MAC MSF Natural and it works like a dream! It is so soft and pretty, I can't stop petting it! I Love that it's synthetic hair instead of animal hair because when I spent $42 on my MAC Kabuki it smelled like animal hair and dye! Yuck! The smell did finally go away but I actually prefer this gorgeous Studio Kabuki over my expensive MAC Kabuki. I will definitely be buying back-ups for the E.L.F Studio Kabuki Face Brush in my next order and the matching Studio Kabuki Body Brush.
UD Mary Jane is a beautiful blue with silver shimmer. I use it regularly. It's highly pigmented, so watch out! If you're using a primer it's going to really grab that color and brighten it up. I'm not one for really bright colorful eyes, I lean more towards neutrals or smokey dramatic. So I use the Mary Jane as a lid wash and tone down the color with greys or blend darker colors into it like Mac Nehru. It always turns out gorgeous! I didn't experience any fallout from this eyeshadow which is a huge plus. I Love UD eyeshadows but sometimes they have too much micro glitter and it ends up on my face, but this one is great! Now I happily give this 5 stars but I may not be repurchasing because my heart really belongs to UD Strip. Which is a dusty, smokey, steel blue. I love Strip! It's my all time favorite UD Shadow. Totally gorgeous and unique, there is no other eyeshadow like it.
First of all... I Love matte2 eyeshadows! The pigmentation and color payoff is excellent. They are finely milled and very easy to blend. I currently have Graphology, Nehru and Prussian with back ups for each. I wear Graphology and Nehru the most because they're dark and Neutral but if you want a beautiful Rich Navy Blue, Prussian is a must-have in your makeup collection. One of my favorite Dramatic Blue Smokey Eye looks is to use Dazzlelight as an all-over eyelid wash and up to your arch as a brow highlight. Then take any frosty blue (I use Urban Decay Mary Jane or Strip) dust all over the lid and crease. Take Prussian and pat onto your lid. Then apply Nehru along your lash line and blend upwards into Prussian, making the look as dark and dramatic as you like. Apply your favorite black eyeliner, which I always set by patting a bit of Carbon on top of the liner. Carbon also helps to fill in the lash line nicely. Take a MAC 219 brush or similar with a little Nehru or Carbon and darken up that outer V. Grab your fluffy blending brush and blend out any harsh lines, apply mascara or falsies and your Smoldering Deep Blackened Navy look is complete! Fast and easy!