I am so glad I got this instead of Smoke & Diamonds. I know they aren't comparable but I really got my money's worth with this one. I use it frequently and it looks great on my NC43 skintone.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Sculpt & Shape Powder in Lightsweep/Shadester
jenja536 8/23/2009 4:46:00 AM
Perfect contour color for my NC42 skintone. I really like how easily blendable this sculpt and shape powder is and it's great for everyday use.
I love this eyeshadow and used it tonight for a smoky eye on the lid, carbon on the outer half, soba as the blender, and the gray in assemblage MSF eyeshadow on the middle of the lid.
Cleansers -Equate - 3-1 Facial Cleansing Towelettes
jenja536 8/7/2009 2:51:00 PM
Great value for your money. Removes all makeup including stubborn, waterproof mascara. Will definitely purchase again.
This eyeliner came in a pack with my lash stiletto mascara. I really like how thinly I can apply this eyeliner and it doesn't budge.
This is one of 2 MSFs I purchased with the Colour Craft collection (I returned warm blend). I gravitated towards this particular MSF because it wasn't as glittery/shimmery as the rest of the bunch. I must admit that I had no intentions of purchasing this MSF. I am NC42-43 and use this either as a bronzer or contour color. I need to build a few layers for the contour color but it works nicely.
I find this color to be very similar to Merrily with the exception of Style Demon having gold flecks. I personally need to use a light hand for this blush and would only wear it on a night out. It would be difficult for me to pull off as a day blush, especially at work. So because of that I have an internal battle going on to keep it or return it. I rarely go out so it wouldn't make sense for me to keep it but I also feel that it would be good to have because it's limited edition. For those not afraid to use brighter blushes, this truly is a beauty.
This was one of two blushes I purchased from the Color Craft Collection. What really stood out for me was the golden veining. Once I swatched it on my arm, I knew I had to have it. I immediately went home and applied it onto my cheeks and I fell in love with it. It comes off no me as a very wearable hot pink. Something I wouldn't be afraid to use at work.
If you already have So Ceylon or Golden Bronze Iridescent powder, I would suggest that you forgo this MSF from the color craft collection. I am not sure what to make of it because it is too shimmery to be a bronzer and bit dark to be a highlighter. I played around with it a bit and used the lightest color as a highlighter. That turned out nice after a bit of blending. I am considering returning it because I find that this MSF is easily dupeable.
Many rate this color as average. I love this eyeshadow because it's the perfect go-to everyday neutral eye. I love it and use it very often.
Lipstick -Clinique - Different Lipstick - Tenderheart
jenja536 6/27/2009 12:57:00 AM
Wow, this is certainly a classic. This was my first ever lipstick purchased. I haven't used it in awhile but I do remember that I loved it back in high school...10+ years ago.
This mascara has a FUNKY smell. This is the first time I have experienced a mascara with a smell. It does a great job at lengthening my lashes but it does not give me any volume or holds a curl at all.
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
jenja536 6/26/2009 5:00:00 PM
UPDATE: Upping this by two stars because I've found that by mixing this with a moisturizer and using it as a form of tinted moisturizer have produced great results. No shine practically all day with nice coverage and I have been using this on a daily basis for the last two weeks. ORIGINAL REVIEW: I think I've given this enough time to review. When I first got it, I was not in love with it and was debating whether or not I should return it. I decided with still a bit of doubt that I would keep it. Cons in my opinion: (1) Need to work fast because it's thick and will be difficult to blend (2) Color match not as great as HD foundation (3) Sometimes too drying and when used (even with moisturizer) will cause skin flakiness Pro: (1) Longlasting I finally got this to work by pairing it with MAC strobe cream. This is the only way I will use it and this has redeemed mat velvet a bit. I believe that this product would be great for people with oily to extremely oily skin. I have normal to combination skin and this is a bit drying for me if used 2 or more days in a row.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - makeup dissolving facial cleansing wipes
jenja536 5/31/2009 1:31:00 AM
I received this product in a swap and after the first use, I absolutely loved it. It removed all my eye makeup which is a feat because I use waterproof mascara and it left the rest of my face feeling clean. Previous wipes I've used have left my face with an oily feeling which I do not like. I think this is a great product.
NC42-43. I seriously prefer this pigment over Vanilla for my eyelid area. It has the right amount of shimmer that can be used in a conservative work setting. In general, I prefer eyeshadows that have the least amount of glitter or shimmer. I have been eyeing this pigment for a very long time and decide to try a sample of it. I loved the sample so much I went out to MAC and bought the full jar. So far, this is my second pigment jar. I am not a pigment collector so I only buy full sized pigments if I love it.