Bronzers -MAC - Bronze Hero- Lustre Drops Style Warrior
babyscorpion 7/8/2009 3:29:00 PM
Really gourgous color... At first i did not know how to use it. The SA told me to mix it in with my foundation. Well I did... I started fixing it with my foundation, I am an NC20 and now i am a tiny bit darker, so i put 2 to 3 drops of this on my foundation and i am extremely happy with the results. Definetely will be purchasing these next year (if the come out again). From this collection i got the Pink Rebel and this one. Thanks to this drops, i am using up the MAC foundation i have, as the color of MAC foundations never worked for me. I am very happy about that :) I use the Beauty Blender sponge to apply it and i am loving this combo as of right now.
I tried the 3-Step Pro active system years ago and i really wanted to like it but it did not worked for me. It dry my skin horribly and it did not do anything for my acne. However i remembered trying this mask and loving it. I have been getting a lot of hormonal acne lately again and decided to purchase this mask. It is amazing. It helps tighen my skin, and reduce the red spots on my acne. I have been using it all over my face a few times a week. It has not dried me out and my skin is looking much better. Now that I have rediscover this mask, i think i will keep buy it.
Highlighters -MAC - Honey Light High-Light Powder (Naked Honey)
babyscorpion 7/6/2009 1:43:00 AM
Horrible... It was too orange for my skin. The design looked so cute, however the high light did not seem like a high light to me. It was orange... I could not use not even as a blush. I went back and returned it
Liquid -Giorgio Armani - Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF20
babyscorpion 6/13/2009 1:05:00 AM
This foundation is amazing. It is a sheer to medium coverage, but it lasts most of the day for me. I have a problem with foundations lasting all day. The coverage is so nice. I do not even know how to explain it. It blends well. I have used the Beauty Blender sponge, the GA designer foundation expert shaping brush and the Sephora #55 Airbrush and they all work amazing with this foundation. The SA at the Armani counter recommended the GA blender brush, but i did not buy it, since i have the other one. I think for the summer time this is my one of my favorite foundation. Just for reference I have 5.5 and in MAC I am NC20-25'ish and MUFE 118. Highly recommend checking this one out, but make sure that you go to a counter to get color match. I see a lot of NC20-25 that are between 5, 5.5 and 7. Worth checking out.
Amazing color... The SA @ MAC did a look on me using Rice Paper, Bronze and Embark eye shadows. And as a base she used Paint Pot in Indianwood (or something like that)... and WOW... I had to buy everything. Rice Paper looks boring, but i love boring eye shadows :) On the MAC website is described as "Peachy gold with shimmer (Frost)". Worth going and checking it out.
This is one of the eye shadows from the Naked Honey Collection. On the MAC website it is described as "Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)". It is gorgeous!!!! How many browns can I have... don’t know :) I love MAC eye shadows and I love wearing neutral, pinks and browns. This is one is really pretty. I do not find it unique; it is just a gorgeous brown with some sparkles. You are probably wondering if there is a dupe in the MAC permanent collection. Honestly, there probably is. I swatched it when I got home with a few of the browns I already own, and could see that I was close to a few. However I still like it and do not regret buy it. It blends very well and it lasts all day. I wore it today with Grain and Painterly Paint pot as a base and I love it! If you like neutrals and browns check this one out.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professionnel Platinum Air Brush #55
babyscorpion 6/8/2009 7:58:00 PM
I am very impressed with this Airbrush #55. The SA at the store did a demonstration on how to use it. She took a color that did not match her hand as much and she bounced the brush throught her hand then she blend in circular motions. And OMG i was sold. The color blended perfectly, even thou that were not her color. Amazing! I have tried it with different foundations. I have a serious addiction with foundations :) I have tried it with Giorgio Armani, Make up Forever HD and Dior Nude, so far, so good. Before this great brush i was using the Beauty Blender, which I still like a lot as well. Lately, in the mornings, I seem to pick this brush more often. I highly recommed checking out this brush, if you are a liquid foundation user.
Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone
babyscorpion 6/3/2009 6:01:00 PM
I am in love with this thing! I bought two backups, and i am thinking of getting a few more. This is amazing. I use it after my moisturizing in the AM, as a base for my foundation. My pores do look smaller after applying it and it kind of even out my skin tone a little bit. I am a concelar freak, especially on red areas around my nose and cheeks. And have noticed that since i started using this one as a primer, i do not have to use as much concelear. I really hope that MAC will come out with this one on the permanent line. I am very impressed with this one and how it makes my skin look better.
Absolutely gorgoues lavander pinkish color. The quality of this particular MAC nail polish is really nice. With two coats, you should be good to go. I went back to get one for my sister.
The day Style Warriors came out I had pre-order one of these (not sure the color I pre-ordered) and decided to skip it. I saw how small they were and was not sure how I would use it. I was like nahhhh... Anyway, I went back to MAC with the intention of purchasing an eye shadow and the SA showed me many ways of using this. She used it on my cheeks with the 187 brush, but I could hardly see it. (for reference, I am NC20-25). Then she showed me how to use this as a base for the solar bits. I was sold then! I tried that combo at home on my eyes and like it. But then decided to use this one as a blush but using the 188 brush instead and that made a difference. It gives me a very pale pink flush that i really love for during the day. I am really happy that i got it. I actually went back to MAC to get the darker one to use it as a bronzer or as a base for the solar bits.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
babyscorpion 5/12/2009 7:35:00 PM
Best concealer brush ever! I use this one everyday. I have had it many years, and with good care it has last me very long. From all the brushes i have tried from Bare Escentuals, this one is the best one.
I am very impressed by the quality of this eyeliner. It stays all day intact! It is a cheaper dupe for MAC's fluid line. The MAC one is a bit creamer. But for the price of this one I won't complain about that :) Walgreens is discontinuing of all of their Jane products, therefore they have a massive sale going on right now. I highly recommend checking these out before they are all gone, as well as their lipsticks and the blushes.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
babyscorpion 4/15/2009 4:27:00 PM
Amazing foundation. I also love the packing. Just for reference, I am an NC20/25 - MAC and here I am 118. Perfect color for me. The color match with this one is so much better than the MAC foundations i have tried. I use the green HD primer in green, then i put mu concelear, then this foundation. It looks flawless. I like using either the MAC 109 brush or my new favorite for liquid foundation application the beauty blender or Sonia Kashuk sponge blender. The coverage it is medium to full, and very light weight. The only downside to it for me, is that it does not always last all day as my La Mer foundation. But it does last a lot longer than any other one i have tried. Regardless I highly recommend this foundation.
Primer/ Corrector -Smashbox - Photo Finish Primer SPF 15 with Dermaxyl
babyscorpion 4/15/2009 4:06:00 PM
If you have oily or acne prone skin, stay away from this one. I returned it right away. Not sure why i even purchase this one. It was greasy and i felt it just sat on top of my skin. Horrible! Do not recommend it. I do like other smashbox products like their lip glosses, but just not this primer.
Primer/ Corrector -Make Up For Ever - HD Microperfecting Primer in 1 Green
babyscorpion 4/15/2009 4:02:00 PM
My HG Primer, I absolutely love it. Currently i have a lot of blemishes. My face is acne prone due to hormonal imbalances. Therefore i am constantly dealing with those red spots, plus my skin has some redness on my cheeks in general. This primer helps with neutralizing the redness on my face. I love the texture and how it matifies my skin. It does not leave it greasy. Just the perfect base to then apply my concelear and my foundation. I have tried this primer with different foundations without any problems at all. Highly recommend you checking out this primer. In my opionion, much better than the Smashbox that i tried.