Honestly I'm not that big of a fan of this pigment. Everyone seems to love it, but I've found it doesn't have that many uses. Maybe it's just my complexion (nc30), but I don't think it is any more impressive than any other color and all the hype makes it downright disappointing. I'll update this review if I find some more uses for it. Picture #4 is my halloween makeup. I used vanilla pigment on my lid and pure white on the rest of my face for a 'dead' look.
Pretty straightforward as the name states. This is a matte white pigment. I used it all over my face over my foundation for a 'dead' look on Halloween, but also use it as a highlighter quite often. The texture is among the best of MAC pigments, very smooth and blends easily. I uploaded a picture of my halloween makeup.
I bought this to use under Pink Venus as a base so it would show up more. It works excellently as a base and brings out the color of that pink. Everyone says it's great as a base for mostly all pinks and purples (some even say more!) and makes them brighter. Well, I've only tried it with Pink Venus so far, but it did exactly what everyone said, it made it brighter and more visible on my lid. As for staying power, I've a bit of an embarrassing story for that one. I did my eye makeup after showering Saturday afternoon. Well I was out late Saturday night, slept in my makeup (gasp) and woke up late for church. I took a peek in the mirror and realized that my eye makeup from the day before was still almost perfect looking. So I touched it up a bit and it looked like I had done it that morning. I even got compliments on it! Now I know that's kinda gross and my skin should be angry with me, but...what more do you need for testimony on staying power? I highly recommend this product!
Wow, not to sound like everyone else that loves this product, but it totally does live up to all the hype. I got this blush from someone who tried it and didn't like it, so I'm not saying it is for everyone, but since I've had it I've tried it on 3 friends of mine and it looked great on all of them and me. This is definitely one of the most versatile colors of blush that I've ever experienced. It gives a great slightly flushed look, which is the point of blush, isn't it? Anyway, I love it and urge you to try it if you're semi-light-skinned caucasian. For reference I'm NC30 in MAC and, while I don't know their foundation colors, some of my friends are much paler.
Just picked up a mini-sized one of these through a livejournal sale and it's really pretty! The color is very subtle and the sparkle is lovely. For reference I'm NC30.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - toilet seat covers
turkey2083 10/25/2008 4:43:00 AM
I road tripped it across the continental US and the toilet seat covers in shady rest stops is what kept my face nice and shine free. :) Just make sure you use the non-shiny side. ;)
Very pretty and very usable. :)
I have the Blue from the Rebel Rock collection and it's quite lovely. :)
Eye Shadow -Victoria's Secret - Silk Wear Eye Color in Mystified
turkey2083 10/2/2008 12:51:00 AM
This is my HG eyeshadow (And I don't really ever use that term!). It is just the perfect color and amount of shimmer. This is the only eyeshadow I've ever used the entire thing of. I thought they discontinued it when they changed the packaging and I FLIPPED OUT, lol. But it's still around and just as amazing. :)
I love this color and it blends really well. I'm generally a fan of mac pigments, but this one is even more awesome than the average pigment.
Great color, great product!
I agree with other posters, this glitter doesn't have many uses, but it's just so darn pretty I gave it 4 lippies. I use it for nails. :)
Rose pigment is one of those pigments that's a little more work than other pigments, but the color payoff is well worth it. This pigment does take a little more patience than others. I highly recommend using mixing medium with it. When I first got it I was very excited about it so I tried to add some onto the crease of the neutral look I was already wearing. Well, it did not stick at all, but the next day I tried it with mixing medium and found the real beauty of this pigment. I love the rose color and I love the gold shine. Another tip if it's not working for you is to try it in lipgloss. It is BEAUTIFUL on the lips.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Bent Eyeliner Brush
turkey2083 8/22/2008 3:02:00 PM
Ridiculously awesome! I was not into eyeliner before owning this brush and now I can't get enough of it. I think it's a little confusing to try and get the hang of, but once you do it's awesome. If you don't think you like eyeliner or think you're bad at it this is the brush for you! Also, tell your friends that claim to hate eyeliner about this brush! I'm thankful my friend did. :)
Eyeliner -Jordana - EASYLINER For Eyes (retractable pencil) SeaGreen
turkey2083 8/16/2008 7:01:00 AM
Ridiculously awesome! A few weeks ago a friend urged me to try it as the color was perfect for the eye makeup I did while staying at her house. Normally I hate putting anything remotely pencil-like near my eye, but this was so smooth and gentle. Then, this color is beautiful and amazing. I got lots of compliments on my makeup and even had someone ask what eye liner it was. I just bought my own the other day. So cheap and great quality!