I love this for my dry skin. My skin is extremely dry and though this still flakes on my skin I absolutely love the color match (Ivory) and the texture is great. You do need to shake the bottle pretty well before use so it's not separated. Now I just need to amp up my skin care so my dry patches are better looking under this skin.
The MUA suggested I try this instead of Shale. I think this color is a little less gray and more shimmery than Shale. My only gripe is that the color payoff isn't amazing, but it's really good for a very muted smokey eye or neutral gray. I'm not sure if I'd repurchase, but I do like it.
Love this as a lid color!
I LOVE this. It's like my lips, but with more oomph. Definitely will repurchase.
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
marildu 1/1/2010 12:13:00 AM
I wish I could say that I really liked this. The texture seems to be really sensitive to temperature. Some days the flesh tones are creamy and some days it's more stiff. The color correctors though are always creamy. I do love the undereye corrector for this, it completely covers my undereye circles. It doesn't do well on blemishes and fades on acne scars. It does work decently on my redness around the nose, but I do have problems with it flaking on my dry skin. The packaging is okay, but be careful when you open it, I have accidentally dug a nail into the contents more than once. I'm not sure if I would purchase again. 5 lippies for the undereye corrector by itself
Was a little too subtle and glittery for me. Returned it to Sephora.
I like this. It helps with blackheads on my nose and my skin feels somewhat softer. It tingles rather strongly at first, but I like the tingle. I bought the tub available at Sally Beauty.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
marildu 11/22/2009 12:52:00 AM
Not super impressed. Product is very liquidy and thin. I really have trouble blending this for some reason. It dries quickly and it seems like the more I stipple on the less actually sticks to my skin. I have to use more concealer with this than most other medium foundations. My redness on my cheeks isn't covered at all and I don't have very much redness. It also emphasized my dry skin. Will not repurchase, but probably won't return.
Eye Shadow -Coastal Scents - 88 colors warm palette
marildu 10/25/2009 7:35:00 PM
Lots of colors, good price. The lighter colors in this palette are trash for the most part, but the darker colors have looots of pigmentation. Overall it's a good deal to add more shades to your make up collection.
I tried the new Olay Covergirl foundation and it just wasn't cutting it. It was too dry on my very dry skin. I have a major problem finding a foundation that will not flake off my dry patches. This stuff works okay. It's definitely not my HG, but I'm sure it will get me through this winter until I find something better. It does start to flake after about 6+ hours, but I can handle that. I picked up the color Classic Ivory and it's great for me.
I wanted to hate this since I hated Benetint. I love it though! It's the perfect bright pink color on my fair skin. My only gripe is I wish it was a little darker. I may try Tarte's stain as well in Flush. It doesn't do well on my lips, but I have very pigmented lips. It's also very expensive sadly, but most stains are.
Eye Shadow -Sally Hansen - Natural Beauty Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palette
marildu 10/13/2009 7:32:00 PM
Ugh. I guess I expected too much out of this. I bought the palette in Stone. The lid color is absolute trash. It barely shows up on my skin and I'm lighter than NC/NW 15. The texture is nice, but it just didn't do anything for my eyes at all. Maybe the other palettes are nicer. I may try one of the others.
I originally wanted to buy the Laura Mercier cleansing oil, but the sales assistant directed me towards this. I am SO glad I bought this. This is a slightly pre-mature review; I've been using it for four days now. I've had some left over cystic acne inflammation from trying various foundations over the summer. I noticed the next morning after using this stuff that the inflammation had gone way down. It also helped heal other blemishes, made my skin feel softer, and seems to help with my black heads. I think this stuff is a real winner for me! EDIT: I think this is clogging my pores, but it's going to be quite a process to figure out if this is what's causing it. I'm using it as an eye make up remover in the meanwhile.
I've never seen my lashes this long. I wish there was a little more volume. I had no problems with clumping. I did feel like this made the whites of my eyes brighter and my green eyes warmer, but nothing drastic.
I would recommend this to Combo/Oily gals. It looks amazing on combo skin. It made my dry skin look even drier. Plus I was matched to NW 15 and it was too yellow for me. I guess I just need to live with the fact that MAC doesn't have a good color for me. Returning it tomorrow.