Need I say more about this palette? Amazing selection of color that creates a variety of looks. Worth every penny. The colors are so versatile to work with - whether you want an everyday natural or even a smokey look. Lovin' it! Now that I have this, I'm not even interested in buying anymore eyeshadow products for a long time since this convenient palette contains all the colors I need. :)
5/5 for me! This was my first MAC blush and I love it! Highly pigmented, gorgeous color that lasts throughout the day. Just be careful not to use too much since it's really pigmented.
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie #630
jtbeautyx3 6/30/2011 10:23:00 PM
This is an okay lipstick. I have to apply a lot of product to get some color since it was too sheer for me. And even so, it barely shows up on my lips. It wasn't what I thought it was going to be but it does make a MLBB lipstick.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
jtbeautyx3 6/30/2011 10:17:00 PM
I have purchased this product twice. The first time I absolutely loved it because it was creamy and really easy to work with. It stayed put even after I accidentally fall asleep with it on. The second time around? Not so much. It's really difficult to apply since it's so dry and gets quite messy. Throughout the day, it flakes and afterwards it makes me look like a clown. I only had it for about a week when I noticed it was gel was hardening. Maybe it was the crappy Walmart I bought it at since all the makeup that I purchased there seems to disappoint me. I would rather invest a little more and get the MAC blacktrack fluidline.
I use this under my foundation and after I apply concealer. I wouldn't wear it alone because it's very powdery and chalky. It does a great job toning down some of the red and uneven areas of my skin. I figured this product could do so alone so I stopped wearing foundation and used a setting powder instead since it's summertime and I don't want that feeling of heavy makeup melting off my face. But that was a bad idea! Within a few hours I could see the red and uneven patches on my face again. I did hit pan on this but I don't think I'll be buying another back up.
Finally, a mascara that works cooperatively with my straight Asian eyelashes. It was a bit pricey ($24 USD) but I thought it was worth it. Although it does not give me massive volume, I do like that it can hold a curl. I rated this product a 4 because it does flake after a few hours but not to the point where it's not manageable. It's drying up now and I'm hesitant on repurchasing because it's not exactly my holy grail mascara. I would like to try more from the Lancome line though.
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Strawberry Milk #595
jtbeautyx3 6/30/2011 8:14:00 PM
I bought this lipstick because I thought it would be a very natural baby pink. It looked gorgeous swatched but on my lips, it's not flattering at all. It has a rather chalky appearance so when I use my fingers to blend it out, I have to remove a majority of the product and top it off with a lipgloss for a more wearable look. I had high expectations but the swatches were deceiving :/
I would rate this product a zero if I could! I purchased this in Tan Enthusiasm at Ulta because I needed a highlight/bronzer (and the colors look really pretty). After using it a couple times I did not notice any difference no matter how much of it I packed on. Maybe my skin tone is too dark for this product. When I used my fingers to swatch it, I realized there is absolutely no pigmentation in this product. It was far too sheer and not buildable for me. And for $14.99?! Yikes. The only good thing I have to say about this is the packaging is very nice. It comes with a big mirror and brush that you can use to sweep on but other than that I will never purchase again.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst in 070 Soft Nude [DISCONTINUED]
jtbeautyx3 6/30/2011 5:27:00 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE this lipstick! It's perfect for me all year round - whether I'm pale in the winter or tanner in the summer. The pink undertones makes it a very everyday-wearable, natural looking lipstick as opposed to a nude lipstick that completely washes me out. It looks great with a smokey eye as well. I rated 4 stars because I do find myself having to reapply a few times throughout the day. But if you're looking for a natural nude lipstick that's moisturizing, I highly recommend this one :)
I do love the color a lot especially when my skin is tanner during the summer. This would be the perfect shade! Unfortunately it emphasizes and enhances the dry and cracked appearance of my lips way too much. Even if I do wear a lip balm or use a lip exfoliator prior to using this product, it still gives it the same effect. I wish I could give it 5 stars but it's far too drying for me :( Although a great alternative to this lipstick for me would be Revlon Soft Nude!
This is a terrible mascara. It flakes and smudges like crazy! It doesn't really give me the illusion of false lashes but I'm not going to blame it on the product because I have short, very straight Asian eyelashes. I've seen it work for many others but I guess I'm not that fortunate :( Overall I was disappointed and will not be repurchasing.