So far I am really liking this foundation. It is by far the best drugstore foundation I have found yet. It seems pricey for the brand, but do your homework and you can get it on sale :) I am typically an NC30 and 151 was a tad dark for me, so I will need to exchange it for a different color and come back to the 151 in the summer time. The texture takes little effort to blend and the smell is pleasant. I must set it with a powder though because I am combo skin and after 5 hours I can see my pores coming through. It lasted all day through college on me and it looked pretty decent 12 hours later when I got home. Once I get the other color match for my skin and start setting it with a powder and its working great, this foundation will definitely become 5 stars!!! Edit... Foundation does not stay put through the slightest bit of oil. My face looked patchy after a couple of hours
(NC30) I never buy pink blushes because on my skin they always turn peach or red and never give me that pretty pink" cheek. This blush is the exception. Absolutely stunning and easy to apply. I just dab it on my apples after applying bronzer and I look so healthy and cheerful! Great pigmentation and texture. Slightly more powdery than other mineralize MAC blushes, but that doesn't really bother me because it still applies natural looking!
Liquid -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20
makeupMichelle10 1/10/2012 2:23:00 PM
I was loving this foundation at first. The finish is gorgeous and it blends so well. I wanted to cry when I started seeing pimples on my skin (i never break out) because I thought I had found a great drugstore foundation. I'm sad to let this go, but letting my skin heal from the break out has not been easy.
Where has this duo been all my life? The two colors go so well together. I use the lighter shade for the crease or on the lid, and the darker shade smudged on the lashline, or if I am going out I will use the darker shade to darken the outside area. This dup makes my eyes look very intense and I know some people say the dark shade is difficult to blend, but the key is to work with it in smaller amounts because it is VERY pigmented.
I have started using this foundation not too long ago, and I must say I am impressed. I like the bottle and the shade B30 is PERFECT for me (NC30ish). The finish and look of this is sexy sexy skin!!! This will not provide a ton of coverage, but it just makes your skin look celeb beautiful. I'm still waiting to see how my skin reacts to it over time, but the only part im iffy about is the scent and what kind of ingredients are in it. I think the scent is nice, but it makes you wonder what the heck you are applying to your face! After all, Chanel does not specialize in skincare. They are a luxury brand and could sell battery acid in a fancy foundation bottle and people would still buy it. Will update a couple weeks from now. :-) 1 OZ! I dont understand why everyone thinks they are being ripped off.... read the packaging. It is 1 oz like every normal foundation.
Eye Shadow -TheBalm - Shady Lady Eyeshadow Palette
makeupMichelle10 12/21/2011 2:09:00 PM
I was able to get this at Marshalls for $12.99, I feel like I robbed the store! Cheapest, yet AMAZING palette ever! I have already used all the colors and there is not one let down. The colors can all be paired together and are buttery soft. The packaging is sleek and fits well in my makeup bag and drawer! LOVE theBalm!
This is from the Holiday 2011 collection. It is a shimmering white that looks oh so beautiful in the container. Whites are difficult with polish, but this one applied much easier. In two coats I got a decent application. It takes a bit longer to dry than my other polishes. This needs a top coat for sure though, or else it looks dull. The results is a decent color that looks like snowfall! I will not repurchase this only because I am not in LOVE with it and it wont do anything for me in other seasons of the year.
Highlighters -Revlon - Age Defying Spa Illuminator Bare Light
makeupMichelle10 11/6/2011 5:54:00 PM
I found this after purchasing a high end highlighter that was $32! That is going back! This Revlon Illuminator is the perfect color, easy to apply, and it looks soo natural. This make the Tarte smooth operator look like a joke! Thanks Revlon!!!
This is by far my new favorite fall/winter red. It applies opaque in one coat and two coats makes it even richer. This is more neutral red as oppose to a blue based or Orange red. Try this out this fall!
Lola and Sandy are by far my favorite nude glosses. These glosses give the sexiest pout without looking 12 years old or like a glitter stripper. I can't stand glitter on my lips, but BUXOM gives just that juicy look! LOVE BUXOM!!!
BEST Nude, I have lots of BUXOM glosses and this one quickly became my favorite. Great alone, adds enough color and is a great nude. I have pretty pigmented lips so it is hard for me to find a great nude, and this is just amazing. I even layer it over other pinks, corals, and nudes and it gives a sexy pout!
The shade is amazing. I am not a fan of dark nail polish but this is just gorgeous. It looks great against my olive complexion. First coat is terrible, but the second coat goes on opaque. I love it, but if I could change one thing, I would make it a little more on the Cobalt blue side as oppose to navy.
Words cannot describe how I feel about this color... but lets try. My eyes are hazel and this makes them look soooo green! The day I bought this, I wore it out with just a tan shadow in the crease and MAC Handwritten a little for depth. I received soooo many compliments. You would think you would not even be able to tell the difference between this and black liner from far away, but for some reason even when people are sitting a distance from me, they walk up and comment on my make up when I wear this liner. Make sure to wing this liner when wearing it. I feel this is the BEST color MAC has released in the fluidlines. I purchased Dark Envy as well, and that color is pretty, but the texture and quality of Dark Diversion is 10x better. I will repurchase back ups of this... and I NEVER purchase back ups! Oh a minor detail, this liner made my eyes irritated just a little, but I am willing to get over that and adjust just so I can rock this fluidline :-) ***EDIT*** for some reason this shade of fluidline irritated my eyes. I'm so sad because I love the color!
I am basing this review on the product's quality, not the color. For me this blush shows up beautifully. It is the first nude blush with some color that doesn't pull red on me. It has become a staple of mine and I have been wearing it every day since I received it. It goes well with neutral or dramatic looks, and makes my MAC fluidline in Dark Diversion the center of attention by bringing out the plum in it. If you are dark skin toned, don't purchase it and write a bad review. Not every blush is made for every skintone, just like fair skin cannot pull off certain shades as well. The texture on this blush is amazing and if you are light to medium/tan, give this a try. I am NC30 and I will never let go of this blush!!!
Hands down the most stunning shade I own. I will never go without this color. Unique, tropical, and flatters every skintone.