I have very sensitive and extremely dry lips and after a great deal of research I decided to buy this product. I has such high expectations for this product but I am very disappointed. This product does not last more than 20 minutes on my lips so I have to apply often and it only makes my lips feel softer but does nothing to moisturize and I think cheaper products would do the same. The only positive thing about this product is that I haven't had an allergic reaction to this balm as I have a history of reacting to lip balms. Overall, I dont think that I would repurchase this product.
This brush is amazing. It does not shed and it is vey soft and works great to apply powder products. It is very expensive and for the price that I paid, I was expecting a better packaging, it comes in a plastic container and for the first time , I didnot throw out the container just because I put the brush back in the container after every use. I would buy this again!
If you have sensitive lips or a history of allergic reactions, stay away from this product. At first I really liked this product, it smelt good and made my lips so soft BUT just one day after using it, I ended up with itchy, swollen lips. My lips were sore, extremely dry and chapped. I could not use any other product for a very long time because of this stupid chapstick. I would never buy this again and would not recommend this to anyone.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - WetSlicks Fruit Spritzers - Strawberry Splash (540)
avi00z 6/12/2011 11:30:00 AM
I don't like this product and I would not buy it again. It is sticky, does not last that long and the color did not impress me and after a while the color separates so when you squeeze the tube a clear gel only comes out. It does taste good and the price is ok but overall not worthed.
I got this brush for liquid foundation application and I am happy that I did. This brush does not shed and is great if you are looking for a way to get an airbrushed look. I like this brush more than the 187 because it works better for areas like under the eyes and around the nose and this does not pick as much product as the 187 does so you have more control over the amount of product . I clean this after every use with mac brush cleanser and for deep cleaning,I just wash it with shampoo and conditioner. Overall, a great product just a bit pricey.
I bought the silver stippling brush and I am not impressed. The quality isnt that good and the brush doesnt pick up the product properly. The handle seems to become loose after a while, overall not worthed. I would not be buying again!
This is the first primer that I bought. I did a lot of research and decided that this was the primer to buy. I tcomes with a pump so the packaging is really nice, it is not scented and once you put it on , it feels silky and makes your skin feel soft. It does not help with the shine and as far as pores go, I am not really happy with this pimer. It is really expensive and honestly it did not live up to my expectations so I would not buy this again.
Lotions/ Creams -St. Ives - Collagen/Elastin Lotion
avi00z 6/1/2011 11:17:00 PM
This is one of the best lotions I have ever used. It comes with a pump which makes it easier to use. It leaves my skin soft and moisturized. It is scented but nothing too special. The price is pretty reasonable, overall a great product and I would buy this over and over again.
This was the first high end liquid foundation that I got. I was looking for something with good coverage as I was breaking out on a daily basis. I got this in Fresco which is supposed to have neutral undertone but still looks way too pink. The packaging is just awful, it comes in a frosted bottle with no pump. If you plan to buy this get a pump from mac, I know it sucks to pay an extra 7 $ but it will save you a lot of product. This is a full coverage make up and it ends up looking cakey if you put too much on, so just put a thin layer first and then build on if you need more coverage. This is really long lasting foundation, does not last 15 hrs but it does last 8 or 9 hrs however I did touch up several times during the day because my T zone would still look oily. The finish is matte and the first time I used it I did not like the smell but overtime I got used to it. I have sensitive skin but it did not break me out. MY biggest problem with this product is the pinky undertone and horrible packaging. PS: THIS FOUNDATION LOOKS TERRIBLE IN PICTURES, BE AWARE YOU WILL END UP WITH A WHITE CAST ON YOUR FACE , ESP WITH FLASH!
I am a big fan of powder foundations and this is the best one that I have tried so far. There is wide range of shades to choose from and the packaging is nice and easy to carry around. Eventhough it is powder , you can build this to a meduim coverage . I use 187 to apply this foundation and because I have a few acne scars that I want to cover ( not a big fan of concealers) , after I put a layer of this with 187, I use a 227 brush and buff some of the product into my skin where I need more coverage and then I put another layer with the 187 ( the buffing works if you need to cover something , one of the MAs at MAC showed me this trick). I have oily T zone so I need to touch up during the day but this powder foundation stays on pretty good and doesn't become a greasy mess like some other products that I have tried. The only thing that you should know is to moisturize before this product because it will show any dry patches that you might have on your skin. It is a bit pricey but it lasts long.
I am so disappointed with this product. First time I saw the advertising for this on the shopping channel and decided to order it in light. I have fair skin but color light for this product is wayy too light . The I decided to get the meduim/light , big mistake , that shade was too dark and it looked orange , kind of like fake tan. Besides the horrible shades, the coverage is sheer and application is even harder. Do not spray it directly, apply it with a sponge or your fingers ( the latter works better) and the worst part about this foundation is the smell. It has got a very strong scent and after one use I saw small bumps on my face. I also got the setting power and the eyeliner , both horrible products. Long story short, DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT, IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY!!
I got this prduct about two years ago when my skin was blemish free ( not any more :( . The shade range is very limited and I really dont buy into the whole idea of the smart shade thing. The formula is light weight and it is easy to blend ( you can do it with fingers ) , for the first hour it feels and looks great but by midday there is no product left on my T zone ( combination skin) and by the end of the day the whole product is gone. The coverage is more on the sheer side. I would not buy this product but if you have normal or dry skin and your skin is pretty flawless, it might work for you . It could also work if you are new to foundation and dont want to spend a whole lot of money on a high end product.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
avi00z 5/25/2011 12:39:00 AM
I decided to try this product in summer because my regular estte lauder was just too heavy to use . I got matched for intensity 2 and I was lucky enough to get a sample. I had such high hopes for this foundation but I was very disappointed. The color match is ok , intesity 2 is too yellowish and 1 too light and 3 too dark ( this foundation has a limited color choice). I found the texure of this product chalky and sticky, it is not easy too blend ( not creamy) and if you try to layer it or even build it, it will look cakey. Once it is on, it feels sticky and the lasting power isnt great either . I had it on for a family gathering and by the end of the day my face was oily and the product had completely melted away. The coverage is fine if you have pretty good skin otherwise this foundation wont cover acne or scars. If you set it with a powder it looks a bit cakey . I also felt like it made my pores more visible. The only two things that I like about this product is that it looks great in pictures( your face looks almost perfect) and the packageing is also ok but overall I wont buy this foundation.