The best eyeshadow from MAC for me! I've auburn hair and light skin, so this is my favorite color when it comes to a single eyeshadow look in the whole lid or as a blending color in crease. This is my to-go eyeshadow and it works on every fair to medium dark skin color. It may be the eyeshadow that everybody needs in their makeup collection. If youīre unsure about which color to buy at MAC Wedge is the one.
Love, love, love it! It's simply the best matifying compact powder I've found. In dry weather it lasts all day, and with humidity you may need to apply it by mid day. I really like the idea that this has a refill so it reduces the environment impact, the only think I don't like is the size, quite big for a regular purse makeup bag.The whole appereance of the skin looks so sheer and matte that you don't even want to use blush. Shideido really rocks!
Hmmm... simply didn't work for me. They're fdairly pigmented and I don't like to use alot of product I prefer to spend more money but in a product that will last longer and look better with less effort. I bought the vanilla color just as a highlighter, but 1 hout after I put it it was gone. Guess the only revlon product I like es the Colorstay Foundation.
Blush -Revlon - Revlon Matte Powder Blush~#002 Blushing Berry
aceciul 5/19/2011 6:27:00 PM
It's not bad but it does not has staying power, so is good for a picture not for a whole working day. You have to re-apply it like 4 times a day and that makes me feel like I'm clogging my pores.
Eyeliner -Cover Girl - Liquiline Blast in Brown Blaze
aceciul 5/19/2011 6:24:00 PM
I really don't like this eyeliner. First I thought it was like a Urban Decay 24 / 7 dupe, as it's creamy and highly pigmented. But it simply doesn't last at all, even when I set it with eyeshadow and used primer in bottom and upper lash lines.
Normally I'm Combination / Dry Skin so I never thought on buying this foundation but, the last days I've been having a lot of troubles getting a matte finnish and get rid of an unormal shiny T zone (hot weather issues). So I went running to the Clinique counter to find a shine control product and end up with this foundation that is simply amazing when it comes to matte finish. It's almost odorless and has a good staying power in hot conditions, it stays matte and even helps to mild cover enlarged pores and it doesn't clog them. As it's oil free it dires out rappidly so it's better to act quick with a damped sponge or -my personal favorite-, a duo fiber brush. If you use your fingers be sure to have really clean hands because it doesn't have a pump and you can contaminate it.
I just bought it in BE201 Cafe Creme (BE = Beige) Besides the fact that buying Shiseido products makes me feel nice and glamorous I am quite happy with this finding. It's as comfortable as a lip balm with the shine of a gloss and creamy as a lipstick. This color is absolutelly amazing because you can wear it alone for a natural look, over color to add shine and turn down vivid colors, or over nude lipstick for a glamorous nude lips. It simply has it all! It's similar tu MAC's C-Thru Lipglass but personally I think Shiseido is better but little expensive.
This is a really good mascara that adds alot of volume to your lashes, but if you don't want to spend a lot of money in a mascara, it's really similar to Maybelline Colossal Volume Express. You can apply it up to 4 times and have an amazing false lashes effect. I don't like it for the under lashes. After all it's a good mascara you can trust, even if you have sensitive eyes.
I have them all and really like them. They are much more of what you can expect for the price. The earth colors are amazing (Auburn, Copper, Espresso, Brick, Champagne, and Mauve) Other colors like Midnight, Cranberry, Glow green and Caramel are amazing. The only colors I don't like the pigmentation is snow (white) and onyx (black), there I prefer MAC. But, they are a must-have. Because of the conecting presentation they're easy to organize and you can make color palettes easily. Even when it's not said you can apply them wet and work well if not amazing. Other complain is the lack of a good bright pink.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner (All Shades)
aceciul 5/3/2011 10:37:00 AM
I really love this cream eyeshadows. As its name says it doesn't crease, theyīre amazin! There're 11 shades and I have: Sippin Dippin, a beautiful golden peach color that works well alone or as an eyeshadow base for pink and orange shadows. RSVP, actually my favorite, it's a shimmery pink that you can use alone when you're in a hurry and can make you look like you really worked your makeup for hours. Birthday suit, its a nice "brushed chrome" shadow that works really nice as a primer when you are using earthy tones. Get Figgy - love, love, love! this color is amazing. It's a beautiful frosted purple shade, particulary flattering in autum and winter. This is really good to use as a liner, as the next two. Busy Signal. This is a must-have. Its a golden rich brown shade that looks lovely as an everyday liner or you can use it in the outercorner of your lid for a more dramatic look. Strut. Just as Busy Signal, this is a must have. It can make your smokey eyes more dramatic and shimmery as it is a metallic deep gray. I'm planning to buy this month two more shades: Stilleto and Flatter me. You might think they're expensive, but they worth the price, not only because of the quality of the product, but for the ammount you get, they last forever! But even when my experience is really good with this beautiful cream shadows, I would say thay they're not particulary good in oily - too oily skin, as they can crease. But if you have oily or too oily skin, you can still use them by setting them with a powder eyeshadow. You can use Benefit Velvet eyeshadows as thay have matches between creasless cream and velvet. Creasless Cream Velvet Sippin Dippin Nice melons RSVP Bo peep Birthday suit Fawn over me... Just go to the Benefit counter and find the matches!
Foundations -Smashbox - High Definition Healthy FX Foundation
aceciul 4/27/2011 2:41:00 PM
Somehow disappointed! I really wanted to love this product as much as I love makeup. I heard great thing about it so I bought it without questions. Firstly I thought it was pricey and I liked the bottle, then I used it andÖ For me I needed more product to get the coverage I like, but it was to yellow so as I overlaid my face looked worst. So I finally apply a thin layer of it and it looked a little dewy in my skin, but I deal with that with setting powder, and even when it was not my favorite look it was wearable. 3 hours later it was a complete mess. My face started to sweat and I started to transfer makeup everywhere, so I had a creepy melting face that felt so oily (I am normal to dry skin). By the night, when I washed my makeup off I had 3 pimples in my nose (in my whole life Iíve had 3 pimples a year at most). I donít know exactly why it didnít worked for me, but since Iíve heard good things about it I would definitely ask for a prove at smashbox counter so you can stay some hours with it and see what happens.
Blush -Shiseido - Accentuating Color Stick in Rouge
aceciul 4/27/2011 2:21:00 PM
I bought it almost a year ago and for a while I didnít find it useful, so I was quite disappointed because I always have great expectations with Shiseido products. Some months after I realize I have already spent money in it so I should give it a second chance and thanks God I did it. Itís a great product. Itís not only a blush, but a shadow and lipstick (apply lip balm before) all-in-one, thatís why itís called ďcolor stickĒ right? Itís all you need when youíre in a hurry, and if you get other shades you can be sure that with two color sticks in your purse you can make wonders in just minutes. It is so silky, soft and creamy that you can apply it with your fingers, brush or sponge, and you donít have to worry about overdoing it, like with tints. Even with the limited range of colors (6), Iím sure you can find one that fits you fine, and then you will try to get them all. Specifically about the Rosy Flush shade (which was the first one I bought), itís a beautiful neutral rosy color that looks flattering in almost any skin tone. It has a really subtle shimmer, so it gives you a beautiful natural healthy glow, but in an oil free and waterproof product. Shiseido color sticks are really a fool proof makeup; you can make no mistakes with it. Pricey? Maybe, but worth every penny.
Hum! Itís hard to talk about this product because I think is a good powder foundation with really great flawless coverage, but it didnít work for me as I expected, because I feel it so heavy. It doesnít have a good staying power, so it gives you 4 to 6 hours in good weather conditions.
Liquid -Guerlain - 'Lingerie de Peau' Invisible Skin-Fusion Foundation
aceciul 4/27/2011 12:45:00 PM
What a great product! I was uncertain to try it because of the price, but somehow (not that I'm a shopaholic) I bought it (shade 03). I went home and tried it. Two minutes later I fell in love with this foundation. It glides really well, and with a little amount of the product you get a nice satin natural coverage. Even if you want more coverage you can overlay without a cakey effect. Iíve read some reviews that donít like the staying power, but personally Iíve had no problems with that. For me it has worked better that Revlon Colorstay and Estťe Lauder Double Wear, but we all are different, and skin is as personal as finger prints. The trouble I find is the limited range of colors. The bottle is really elegant and the pump gives you the right amount of product. Even when itís pricey itís worth paying it. Finally my only advice with this product is to ask for makeup prove at the Guerlain counter, so you can see how it works with your skin, and most of all if thereís a shade that fits you.
I love this product! If you want a matte bronzer this is the best I've found, because you get a lot of product that will last forever. It defines your cheeks beautifully and works in almost any skin color (if you are too pale or too dark it won't work fine). The box is lovely, as all Benefit blushes are. It adds no shimmer so you can wear it the whole year, at any hour of the day, without fear. By far one of the best beauty buys anyone can do in a very reassonable price.