My friend recommended this shade of gloss for me. I LOVE it! I'm NC25, so this works wonderfully for my skin-tone. It's not too orange at all which is what I was kind of scared of, but it gives my lips a nice pop of colour that is very wearable for the daytime. Gloss is moisturizing and not too sticky. Love the packaging too! Definite repurchase!!
I wanted to love this, but it didn't live up to it's hype. I am in the shade NC25 and I do love that it gives me a reasonable coverage on its own which is what I usually like to wear, but I do find it is slightly cakey. It extenuates my dry flakes of skin too. For such an expensive product where I live, I was expecting a bit more. Also broke me out. :(
My go to foundation! I use the shade sand-beige and it seems to blend nicely into my skin. I love that this doesn't break me out, unlike the studio fix :( Coverage is medium to full depending how much you use. I usually go lighter and wear a small amount so I get a medium coverage. I use the ELF Powder brush (the flat top one) and it blends in like a dream. I don't get oily that often when using this and it stays put until I take it off during the end of the day. Yes, the packaging could be improved! Revlon, take note! If it came in a pump form, I would love this even more. The smell is a bit weird, but in my opinion all foundations seem to have some sort of weird smell. Will keep on buying this over and over again!
I finally decided to invest in this foundation. MAC is pretty expensive in NZ so I was a bit reluctant to spend alot on this. I got matched to NC25 which I think is a good match for me. I can get it blended nicely without any harsh foundation line on me. I use the ELF powder brush to blend this in and does an amazing job. Coverage I say is medium, the way I usually like my foundation to be. However, I hate that this broke me out. I know its this foundation since it was the only new product I was using for my face. I also ended up looking quite oily after a couple of hours. Since its quite expensive I think I'll stick to Revlon Colourstay since it is cheaper and doesn't break me out. Plus, it's just as good as the studio fix in my opinion.
The makeup artist at MAC matched up to NC20. I thought it would be too light for me, but when she applied it on me at the store, it was perfect. My horrible dark circles were gone. Went home and I tried it out the next day and I found it pretty hard to work with. It's quite thick. I tried using a concealer brush, my finger and a damp sponge. Out of the three, I think the damp sponge worked best for me since it is fairly thick. A little bit goes a long way or else you get cakey-ness. It covered my spots and blemishes perfectly though, just wish it did a better job with dark circles. For such an expensive product, I was expecting a bit more from this. I get better results from a drugstore concealer in my opinion.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner - Petting Pink
alee26 4/19/2011 7:59:00 PM
Brought this twice already because I use it almost everyday. Great product, moisturizes my lips well, gives a glossy pink finish and smells nice. Like that it has SPF 15 too. Don't like that it is in a pot form though, but oh well, I would still repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Quad "In the Buff"
alee26 4/19/2011 7:56:00 PM
Not bad quad. I used this for everyday for awhile but stopped because I was seeking eyeshadows with a bit more pigmentation. They are sheer, good neutral shades for work or for school in my opinion. Would be nice for those who want a 'no makeup, makeup look'. Won't repurchase.