This product is totally gorgeous! I have found so many uses for it from blush to highlight to eyeshadow! It's very pigmented so even though it says its a highlight powder it can work as a blush. The colors can be used individually or swirled for a beautiful mixed coralish color. This has got to be one of my all time favorite mac products. Too bad it's limited edition, once it's gona, it's gone for good. This doesn't look to be a product they will repromote either. So glad I got my hands on it!
This concealer works great for my dark undereye circles. It doesn't cake up and a little goes a long way. One thing I haven't been able to achieve with this is to keep it from sinking into fine lines. But then again every other concealer I have tried had this problem. I've tried everything from primer to a good moisturizer, and everything anyone has suggested. All I have to say is I like the results, and the MA who showed this to me at MAC had me sold. I was given a sample to try and loved it. Thankfully I was able to get it from a swap on here.
I got this in a swap and while it isn't the best, it also isn't the worst. It doesn't remove waterproof makeup, which isn't a big deal to me. I mostly like to carry it with me in a smaller travel size bottle in my purse for emergencies. I like how I can use it and not have to fully wash my face afterward because of an oily residue. It doesn't leave oily residue so I am able to apply makeup right after using it. It is a little drying to my skin, but I always use moisturizer, so again, not a big problem. It doesn't stingy my eye like some people have mentioned in earlier reviews. I probably wouldn't buy it because it is so expensive for so little product.
This was an ok setting powder. It didn't do much for oil control like it said it would. I was shiney a few hours later. It's translucent so it was barely visible on my skin. For a product that says it was made for oilier skin it sure didn't really live up to it.
Polishes -Maybelline - Express Finish - Pie in the Sky
blatantdream 4/21/2010 5:25:00 PM
When I first saw this it was in a magazine and I loved the colors to this whole set. It's a very pretty periwinkle blue. However, it doesn't look as bright as I would have hoped on my hands. I do love the color very much and it might just be on me that it looks that way.
This is a great brush and I own 2 of these. For $1 each they are a steal and are just as good as the more expensive brushes. Mine holds up to continuous use and washings, hasn't shed a lot and still looks like the day i bought it.
I got this in a swap and it's a very pretty color. It doesn't really show up on my NC25-30 skin but if I use a black or white base it looks very pretty. It shows up pinkish with shimmer and looks gorgeous on me. This is also great as a brow bone highlight.
I use this to carry various shadows around with me especially on vacation or something when I do not want to carry a whole big palette. It fits mac and UD shadows along with the elf shadows. It's a much better value than buying the mac pallete. I would buy more of these and it would be great if they made one slightly bigger that holds more shadows.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
blatantdream 4/21/2010 2:01:00 PM
This product works for me and it feels better than some of the paper ones out there. It's soft and isn't rough on my nose and does what it's supposed to do. I have a pretty oily t-zone area, yet I find I only need 1 sheet to do the job. Sheets are a bit expensive but in my opinion worth it. I can sometimes find it at discount stores and load up whenever I can.
Sunscreen -Coppertone - Endless Summer Ultrasheer Sunscreen SPF45
blatantdream 4/21/2010 1:38:00 PM
This was one of my favorite sunscreens. When it was on, you didn't even know it was there. The scent wasn't too bad as compared to other coppertone sunscreens. It protected me from the sun, and I was still able to get a nice tan.
This was the first bb cream I used. I started out using shade 1 and it looked very pale on my NC25-30 skin.I then switched over to shade 2 and found it to have a pink undertone which didn't work well on my skin. I mixed it each time with my MUFE HD foundation in 123 which is too yellow on my skin to balance out the pink int he bb cream and it turned out to be a good match. The bb cream does oxidize during the day and by the end of the day it matched my skintone perfectly. It does not offer much for oil control, but I use powder during the day and blotting paper to keep it under control. During a normal workday i don't have to blot or powder more than once. I only won't repurchase this because I have found I like the Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream better.
This is a fun, bright orangey-coral color. Like most NYX pigments and shadows, color payoff is really good. The packaging is terrible. Hard to get product out of the bottle, Had to press it into a pan.
This product is really good. Very pigmented, color is very bold and really shows up. The packaging is horrible. The bottle is so small, no eyeshadow brush can be dipped into it. I had to take this and press it into a pan to use.
This is a must have for any makeup bag. It saves the trouble of carrying around makeup remover and qtips. Those pesky on the go makeup mishaps just get erased with a small swipe of the tip. I don't know what i would do without this.
For some reason, this one doesn't flake like the black one does. I like the color on this a lot but I also have a liner similar to this in color. The product is very pigmented and I don't find my self having to build a lot of color.