Lip Liners -Rimmel - 1000 kisses stay on lip liner in Tiramisu
gracymacy 6/16/2012 2:15:00 AM
awesome! i have pretty pigmented lips and i've been trying to pull off the nude look (to no avail). so i purchased this after reading all the reviews, and it's perfect! all the light/nude lipsticks i've debated on throwing away have been resurrected and are back in business. this liner gives my lips the color i need while wearing my Mac Hue lipstick, which used to make me look like a corpse. if you have trouble pulling off nudes because your lips are just too dang dark, this is your new bff! for reference i'm a NW30. plus it's cheap! around $3.50 @ ulta
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie #630
gracymacy 6/16/2012 2:05:00 AM
this is great. kind of a peachy nude color. without liner it looks very natural and light. cons: pretty bad lasting power, not much product, sheer pros: great color, natural/nude, semi-glossy, cheap! ($4 @ ulta) i use it with rimmel's tiramisu lip liner and it gives the darker nude look that i'm looking for. i think this is great for the price, and a beautiful natural look for medium skin tones like myself (NC 30)
love this. so easy to apply. just roll and blend, then set with powder. i don't have super dark circles but if i haven't gotten sleep it's noticeable. this is my solution. just two swipes and i look rested. i have a pretty light makeup routine and this is a new part. i don't wear foundation and this doesn't look super obvious and once blended with my ring finger, it's seamless. i also like to use it at the corners of my nose where it's a bit dark and red, really brightens my face up. would buy again (but it lasts forever) NC30 for reference
no, just no. this has been sitting in my makeup bag being neglected with good reason. there's little pigmentation, and honestly pink doesn't do anything good for my brown eye. the only reason i have this is because i overdid the pink at prom 5 years ago and looked like a brunette Barbie... :(
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer
gracymacy 6/4/2012 4:57:00 PM
this stuff is pretty good. i used it back in high school and it did cut down my acne, especially black heads on my nose. it left my face pretty soft. if you have minor acne problems i would recommend this. however, the hunt for an hg moisturizer goes on.
a few weeks ago my friend gave this too me because it's way too light for her. i'm not exactly fair skinned (NW 30), but i needed something to use for contouring. i tried this and am amazed. it doesnt have any shimmer (perfect for contouring) plus it isn't orangey. i use it under my cheeks and on the sides of my nose and it's perfect and looks natural but still gives the shadows i'm trying to create. however, i don't know if i would repurchase it, only because i'm looking for something with a more greyish undertone
dried out my skin, andi have pretty resilient normal/comination skin! however, this combined with neutrogena on-the-spot did clear up my minor acne . when i use this at night i have to put a heavy moisturizer on, i've used eucerin aquaphor and it kept my skin from peeling like it did the first time i tried this cleanser. if your skin is dry DO NOT use this! if your skin is normal like mine, i'd recommend only using this once a day or every other day. if you have oily skin then you'll probably be fine. but i will not be buying this again
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
gracymacy 6/2/2012 4:45:00 PM
my first and only eye primer i will ever have. my lids can get a bit oily at the end of the day. even if i'm not wearing shadow i will put this on to keep my liner from transferring above my crease. it's perfect, no smudging, no nothing. my makeup looks EXACTLY as it did when i put it on 12 hours prior. worth every penny. PS if you're looking for this cheap, i noticed that Nordstrom Rack has had this for about $10 for a couple of months, better than retail price of $20
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
gracymacy 6/2/2012 4:39:00 PM
i love this. it's creamy and glides. i feel like i have more control with a pencil than with gel or liquid liners. the only con is that it needs sharpening but my revlon sharpener works just fine. i'm very glad that i was able to get it to a fine point and it made the perfect cat eye, which is always harder for me to do with pencils. also the color is great, didn't have to go over it twice to get all the pigment on.
perfect for setting foundations or matting down a moisturizer. i like that i still leaves a natural shine and is not completely matte. it never leaves my skin looking dry or flakey like some powders. and another perk is that this has a mirror unlike MSF (which i have not tried yet). i would most likely repurchase this of try mac's MSF. but definitely a great and reliable product
love the color, kinda reminds me of crayola's sea foam green crayons (my favorite)! it a great color at a reasonable price, better than OPI. However, it definitely chips too quickly. after two days 4 nails were already demolished (and this is after using ORLY's Bonder base coat and Essie's top coat!). One other thing is that it is semi-transparent so you might need to apply a second coat. not buying again, but love the color
love this blush. i got this for christmas and wear it everyday. it matches almost any skin color. i'm an NC 20-30 and it looks . just the right amount of shimmer as well. definitely perfectworth buying if you're into blushes! the only catch is the price ($28), but fortunately i got it as a gift.
this is great. ive had this for about a year. what i like most about it is that i can have natural looking lashes or build up to almost synthetic looking lashes. whenever i wear this i get complimented on how long my lashes are. the only downfall to this is that it is super expensive and i will probably start looking for something cheaper that's as effective.however, if you have the money and are tired of hunting, i'd say "get this"!
love this! fills in great. i thought the medium kit would be too light for me , as i have dark brown hair, but the gel is very dark and matches my brow beautifully. packaging is great. i actually use the little brush it comes with, i works just fine. i don't always set it with the powder it comes with. if you want to fill in your brows while still looking natural, definitely try this. it's only $3!
i really wanted to like this. i got both #23 and #27 hoping that mixing the two would make the right color combo for my skin (MAC NW 35). luckily the greyish cast that everyone complains about did go away, but if you want something that really matches your skin color and you're not the fairest of the land, then stay away from this product. pros: spf, good coverage cons: small color range, thicker than a moisturizer, not for fair-medium/medium skin, feels heavy i would not buy this again but i like the concept of a bb cream