Crème -Illuminare - Extra Coverage Foundation/ Concealer
briii 5/12/2010 1:57:00 PM
this is a nice foundation. its not my favorite, but its not a bad foundation. its coverage is nice, and it makes my skin look amazing. i gave it a 4 because its staying power is horrible. i put it on and if i get on my phone or hug someone it comes right off. i dont put that much on either, so its pretty gross. thats my only complaint about this foundation, and thats the main reason i never use it. if they fixed that problem this would be an amazing foundation. but its not bad. i say its good for people who are only going to wear it for a small amount of time. but if your looking for something with a nicer staying power, you can find something better.
Brows -MAC - Brow Shader - Buttery and Brown Taupe
briii 5/12/2010 1:51:00 PM
yea. mine is BLONDE taupe too. im not sure if they have a brown taupe. but this is a great product. i love how it fills in my eyebrows and makes them look darker, but natural at the same time. which is hard to find in a product. i use the 266 brush with this and it works great. the color matches my brows nicely and the brow lighter is great. it really makes my brows pop. i love this brow shader. its great (:
i am in love with thie brush. i have a huge brush collection and this is a brush that i definately cannot live without. its amazing!! its so soft and feels good on your skin. i mainly use it for foundation, but sometimes use it for blush/bronzer. i am so glad mac came out with this brush. it is seriously one of the best brushes out there.
i have a really big brush collection and this is one of my brushes that never gets used. i got this with a brush set and i dont use any of them. they are not good quality at all and this one just does not feel good on my face. there are so many better powder brushes out there. i wouldnt waste the money on this one.
i am in love with this eyebrow crayon. i have always had trouble finding a great eyebrow crayon that looks natural and makes your brows darker at the same time. this does just that. and it doesnt rub off, which is something that ive noticed alot of eyebrow crayons doing. it lasts long, looks natural, and is just an overall great product. (:
i LOVE the back 2 mac program!! who couldnt love it?! its awesome!! (:
i like this brush for eyeliner over the angled brushes. i use mac fluidline daily and a mua reccomended the 266 small angled brush for it. it worked okay for me but wanted to try something new and i got this one. I LOVE IT. it works so much better than the 266. it it way easier to apply the liner and get a nice percise line. its just another great mac brush that i cannot live without.
this is a great brush. i use it everyday, but not for foundation. i perfer the 187 or 130 brush for foundation over the 190. when i tried this for foundation application, my foundation always came out streaky. its not a bad brush though. ive found that this is better for my undereyes. it gets in there nicely and its easier to get closer to the eye than with the skunk brushes. this is a great brush for concealing my undereyes. i wont use it for foundation though.
I am in love with this brush. its so soft and feels great on your skin. i too will never leave my house without this brush. its my "must have" brush. its amazing :)
this mascara just doesnt do anything good for my lashes. i like the long, and thick lashes, which this one gives, but it clumps like crazy! and it doesnt curl my lashes like it promises. i thought this was going to be so good for me, but i was wrong. it looks good after the first coat, but if you want to make your lashes thicker it completely clumps. its just hard to work with. i dont like it at all.
i love this mascara for when im too lazy to do my makeup. usually i like the thick long lashes but when i have no time this is the mascara i go to. the wand is so cute, and it gets into my "hard to get" areas nicely. it also does not clump or flake which is another plus. however, it does not lengthen or thicken very good. its more for people who like the natural look. its a good mascara though. just not for thickening and lengthening lashes.
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Erase Paste in Fair
briii 5/11/2010 1:13:00 PM
I love this concealer (: I use only on my under eye circles because I feel like it doesn't cover very well on any blemishes I have. For concealing dark circles under your eyes it is amazing! I don't like the applicator spatula because I feel like I get too much out when I use it and it just wastes the product. So I just use my fingers and that works perfectly for me (: it is a little pricy but there's a lot in the pot and you really don't need very much. The color selection is wierd. It only has three shades, light medium and dark. Light is a good match for me but it might be hard for certain people to find their match. Overall I really like this concealer. It does exactly what I want it to and it lasts all day (: it's great!
Liquid -Christian Dior - DiorSkin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF
briii 5/11/2010 1:04:00 PM
my mom wears this foundation and her skin looks amazing, so i decided to go out and get it. well it doesnt do anything good for me. :( i was so disappointed because it was expensive and i had such high expectations for this. well im 19 and get the occasional breakout. ive tried so many different application techniques and none of them work for me. ive tried 190, 109, 187, 130, and different types of sponges. but nothing worked. so i talked to my mom about the way she applies it, and she said with her fingers. i dont like applying foundation with my fingers because to me it feels unsanitary. but i tried it anyways. and no luck. it always seems to turn out cakey and is noticeable that its foundation. i like the more natural look. at the end of the day it oxidizes on my skin as well and starts to flake. i gave this a 3 because of how awesome my moms skin looks when wearing it. its really disappointing because this foundation does wonders for my mom, but nothing for me :( so i guess it just depeneds on your skin type. but i wont be buying again.
i got this for free when i bought the blemish control toner. and i hate it. it just is not a good mascara. it clumps a lot and flakes bad. two things that no one wants in a mascara. save your money its not worth it.
im going to have to agree with the reviewer below me. i was so excited to try this because my best friend uses it and loves it, but it didnt do it for me. it dried out my skin bad, and it doesn't last very long at all. i bought two different shades of them because one was too light and the next was too dark, so i had to mix the colors which was a pain. that was another disappointment. i love a lot of mary kays products but this isnt one of them. its not a very good powder foundation. :(