I really like this mascara for a more dramatic look. The white primer really thickens and lengthens my short, asian lashes. To avoid clumping, I usually dip the wand several times in the tube to get the excess mascara off before applying. Great product for a bargain!
I wear MAC Studio Fix powder/foundation for several years now. In the beginning this powder does make my pores look bigger. To avoid this from happening, I apply a light moisturizer first, then use the MAC 187 brush to apply the powder with. This gives me a nice, flawless look. NC 30 matches my skin perfectly. I find the studio fix color looks a tad lighter than studio tech NC30
I don't see all the hype in this lip liner. Reminds me of Wet n' Wild 666 lipliner. I could see why it would work on many lip colors, but since that I have small, thin lips I would prefer MAC subculture lipliner because it makes my lips more full.
Nice mascara for a natural, daytime look. However, I could find cheaper mascaras that works just as great so I wouldn't purchase this product again.
Good quality mascara for the price you pay. It does clump a bit and stays on all day. To reduce the clumping, I usually pump the wand in and out several times in the tube to get the excess mascara off. It does a good job at extending my short, asian lashes.
Nice, soft, fluffy brush, but I don't find it very effective for applying makeup. I rarely use this. I only use it for taking off the excess blush and powder if I overapply.
I have this in Coquilee 01. I bought it from the outlets for $28. It adds a nice, sheen, glow before wearing blush, powder, foundation. I wear this before MAC studio fix powder and my powder doesn't look cakey or dry. I use either a foundation brush MAC 190 to apply this product with. It's very sheer, with subtle glitters that doesn't look like you have glitter on your face.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
nikki_nikki 11/19/2007 1:37:00 AM
Very good brush for liquid/cream foundations, powders, and blushes. It sheds sometimes when I'm applying makeup on my face. I especially like to use this brush for powder makeup such as MAC Studio Fix powder foundation.
Great lipcolor. It's a pinky beige. I purchased this with MAC subculture lip liner and Viva Glam V lipglass. I don't think the lipglass makes much difference, it just intensifies the color and add a little more shine. I wouldn't buy the lipglass next time. Anyways this is a good lip color if you're doing a smoky eye look or wear bright blush colors. I am NC 30 and have small lips. I usually like to wear natural lip colors to make my lips appear larger and this color seems to work on me.
The best compact foundation for me and the color matches my skin perfectly. Af first, I used the makeup sponge that came with the foundation, but the sales lady told me to use makeup brushes for an even application. I apply this with MAC 190 foundation brush, then I even out my skin with the 187 brush. Looks like my skin has been airbrushed and people always compliment me that I have nice skin, even though I have a lot of freckles. I always wear foundation with blush, lipgloss, and some eye makeup otherwise my face looks bland.
Crème -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Cream Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
nikki_nikki 11/17/2007 8:31:00 PM
There seems to be a lot of positive reviews on this product. The foundation looks thick and fake on my face. I prefer MAC studio tech NC30. I've tried soo many drugstore foundations and none of them could match my skin tone, except for MAC. I swear not to buy drugstore foundations ever again and stick with the pricey MAC foundations.
Lipstick -Clinique - Colour Surge Butter Shine- Shhh
nikki_nikki 11/17/2007 2:22:00 AM
I really like this lip color If I"m doing a smokey eye look and wearing bold color blushes, like MAC Melba. Then I could tone the color off with this lip color because it mimics my natural lip color. This is a very natural looking lip color, I would recommend this lipstick if you want to achieve a "no makeup" look. I would purchase again, but always on the look out for new lip colors from Clinique and their gifts with purchase.
Lipstick -Clinique - Different Lipstick - Guava Stain
nikki_nikki 11/17/2007 2:13:00 AM
This is my lipstick staple when I'm wearing natural makeup colors like MAC peachy keen blush and beige/brown eyeshadows. I always wear Guava Stain with MAC clear lipglass on top to enhance the color. I have small lips and have extremely hard time to find the right lip color, and this is one of the few lipsticks I really like. I'm NC30.
I use Vaseline petroleum jelly to take off my undereye makeup with a Q tip. My eye area is dry after taking off makeup, so I use this. It is so soothing. I have problems with my eyeshadows looking dry, so I use vaseline very lightly, then use my usual eye primer, and last apply my eyeshadows.
Eye Primer -Clinique - Touch Base for Eyes in Up-Lighting
nikki_nikki 11/15/2007 3:47:00 PM
I really love this product. I am asian w. dark brown eyes and this gives me a subtle, smokey look. I just pat Uplighting lightly on my lids, add black mascara, and eyeliner. This would be a makeup staple if I'm traveling because it comes in a nice, small compact.