I used to use this liquid eyeliner in highschool. I found it good then, but I guess I really settled for less. I repurchased when I got a little sick of the gel liners I was using and wanted something sharper and bolder. I tried my mum's Revlon CS liquid eyeliner and loved it, and thought this was essentially the same thing but cheaper. Wrong. Although the packaging concept is almost identical, its the formula that really makes a difference. When I put this on, and mind you I am quite experienced with my liquid liners, it just didn't feel right. It cannot draw a whole line without having to re-dip into the inkwell, and does not go on opaque enough. It is almost watery and toned down. Remembering back to highschool, it was like this then too, so I know I don't have a dud this time around. I think I'd rather pay a few extra bucks for a Revlon liquid eyeliner. Sorry Rimmel.
Ok I wanted a coral pink that I could wear whenever, and spotted this in my local Priceline. Swtached it on the back of my hand and loved the texture, balmy but nice and creamy- perfect amount of slip. Thought seeing as I am just picking this up on a semi-whim it might not be so great. I got home and tried this and to my surprise I really like this colour. Its bright but also brightening, in a sense where it makes my eyes pop and skin glow from within. I am a cool pale toned girl with slight bluish undertones and this is said to be a cool colour too. And it does work. Moisturising, makes my lips look full, plush and kissable with a slight sheen. The catch is...I love everything about this lipstick, and I put it on and go out the door and suddenly remember im wearing a brightly coloured lipstick for such a pale girl. But I can't see myself wearing this at night. I like it as too much of a spring summer bright day lip. So if im feeling good about myself on a particular day, I will wear this by itself. If not, I will pair it with MAC's Prrr lipglass which gives me the most lush porn star lips I have ever known, its simply divine. I don't know if id buy again. Recently I have been trying to boycott companies that test on animals, and unfortunately cover girl is one of them.
Was trying to decide whether I wanted this for a fair while. I decided to just go and get it, as I wanted a milky pink colour for work. Turns out this just looked 'off'. I am pale skinned, and this didn't wash me out. It was just very obvious it was there. Kinda like a coloured zinc cream on my lips. I wasn't a fan of the formula either. Was creamy but chalky if that makes sense.
As others have said, quite decieving in the tube. On me, this gives me a translucent plum wine shade. The gold sparkles don't particularly show up. The plumping effect does work moderately on me, as my lips are sensitive to plumping agents. The smell is a fair bit different to usual lipglass. I find plushglasses have a tropical smell that reminds me of coconut fruit drink and the beach. The consistancy is smoother than usual lipglass, and less sticky, which means the wear isn't as long, but it does stain the lips a pretty plum colour. I'm about halfway through my tube.
Still not really sure...on the fence with this one. Brought this the other day and tried it on with nothing else. It was just 'ok'. The gold shimmer is really pretty and creates a pouty look, however the pink is pretty much the same as my natural lip colour. Not really sure. I think I'll try it over a nude lip to erase my natural lip colour first. Consistency is the usual MAC stickiness, nice and moisturising when it wears off, and of course, the trademark warm vanilla scent. Don't get me wrong I love MAC lipglass but I can't put my finger on this one. I'll update when I try it on a nude canvas.
Lipstick -MAC - Style Warriors- Brave New Bronze [DISCONTINUED]
blacksheep6293 6/25/2009 9:42:00 PM
I have finally found my HG nude lipstick that doesn't have any orange tones on me. For ages I have wanted a nude that gives me the gorgeous sex kitten look I craved. Brave New Bronze is perfect. Not orange. Not brown. Not pink. Just a lovely nude. Makes my lips look full and pouty, and my lips are definately not full. The satin formula MAC has is devine, the most comfortable finish in my books. The packaging is gorgeous. I love leopard print and the finish on the outside feels luxuriously smooth. All in all I don't have any experience with Myth or other nudes from MAC, but judging from photos from past reviews, I don't want the infamous concealer lips. I have tried Lancomes L'Absolu Rouge in Beige Mystic (250) and Covergirl Trushine in Nude and Petal shine recently. The Lancome is too creamy and orange with sparkles, and the trushines remind me of tinted balm. Anyway, back onto the subject, I love this shade. Perfect. I will have to buy backups since it's LE. And I'm never one to buy backups of anything. Really hope they make it a permanent nude!
I like this colour. I was looking for a nice mauvey colour to wear to work and this works quite well for the office environment. It gives my lips a very MMLB to the max look as it is fairly dark compared to the natural colour of my lips. I also like the satin smooth texture of this. It isn't drying but almost slightly balmy and isn't too heavy. I love MAC lipstick packaging, very smooth and convenient. Very wearable product, especially for someone who works in an office. It can look more purple in fluorescent lighting but overall a nice mauve
I wanted a cheek stain as I find that powder blushes don't tend to adhere to my skin for long. I use this in barely buff. I put a small drop on my finger and blend and buff into the apples of my cheeks and outwards to create a natural flush. I'm not too fond of the cheap squeezy tube clear packaging, or the small amount for the price you pay, but its the only thing that can really give a bit of rosyness to my very pale face. The staying power is good and on casual days you can also use this as a lip stain, which creates a very subtle mauvey just bitten look. I find that this doesn't lat as long on my lips as it does my cheeks. Would most likely buy again seeing as it has lasted me a few months already and I am not even over 1/3 of the way through the very small tube
This is so far my HG mascara. The brush is perfect: many rubber bristles that lengthen and seperate my lashes almost perfectly. It is very easily buildable to create lush lashes which I love and is also safe enough to use on the lower lash line without any smudging. Doesn't flake on me, the formula and brush together create nice volume on my lashes. I haven't found a mascara that compares to this yet. Will definately buy again, I need to I've run out oh no!
Mascara -Maybelline - Define A Lash Volume Mascara
blacksheep6293 1/30/2009 10:34:00 PM
Wasn't wrapped in this one. If a mascara says 'volume' anywhere on the packaging I am automatically suss. This doesn't do anything for the volume of my lashes. It does however lengthen and seperate them quite well and can hold a curl. Packaging is nice. I do like the brush shape, but the wand is way to thin than I'm used to. I really prefer Masterpiece Max by Maxfactor for the whole lash package.
I purchased this lipglass as I am a devotee to the lipstick (I am wearing it in most of my profile shots). This lipglass is a striking colour like its lipstick counterpart, although maybe a little brighter in colour. Great texture and consistancy like all MAC lipglasses, sticky yet smooth for lasting wear and colour. This looks great and really seals the super RED look if layered on top of the lipstick or it looks great and glossy on its own with a strikingly vibrant blue red colour. It can be dotted on and blotted for a raspberry stained look (the colour payoff when this wears off still looks good, like cherry stained lips) or put on like an ordinary gloss for a huge colour blast. The only gripe I have with this lipglass is it is very high maintenance and bleeds into small outer lip cracks if you don't take care of it properly. It also has a tendancy to go onto yout teeth if you are a fidgety person, so I really reccommend using the finger method for this one. I also reccommend using a good red lipliner to prevent bleeding. I'm not sure if I would buy this again. I'm too much of a fan of the lipstick
This was my first MAC lipglass. I was very impressed when I first started wearing it. It had a bit more pink to the peachy undertones and gave me pouty, juicy almost porn star lips. Now, it really reminds me of shimmery glass-like concealer on my lips. It seems to drain colour out of my lips and add gloss. I'm about halfway through the tube and tbh now I only really use it for a lip treatment when I go to bed. Basically, it makes me look like the undead with shiny lips now that I wear it. It is strange as I have had a few compliments when wearing this, but I really do think it suited me much more when I was blonde. I won't buy this shade again, although i love MAC lipglasses and I'm honestly not sure why this is a cult fave amongst MAC users.
I had an urge to buy a hot pink gloss with some sparkle, but not a sheer one and was looking at this on and off for months. I wan't too sure as I am a PPP, jet black hair with blue tones, green eyes and tend to stay for the pinup look. I must say this is a nice and vibrant change from the reds and is nowhere as messy as the Russian Red lipglass (it really depends on the day with that gloss whether it tends to bleed or not). For me it still seems like a semi-vintage looking gloss worn with my makeup, which i really like. It tends to really brighten up my face with the bright fuschia-barbie-ish pink and really brings out the green in my eyes without being OTT, although if you want that look you can certainly go there! I would describe this gloss as a smooth hot pink with gold microglitter, which is a pleasant change from chunky glitter in other gloss brands. I personally like MAC lipglass textures. It helps the colour and glossiness stay on for much longer, and as a plus it has jojoba oil which makes my lips plump and smooth. Love it, can see it working on many skin types.
I first had this a few years ago before they had changed the formula and it was very greasy. Now, it is like a normal moisturiser with some added benefits: *evens out skintone *hydrates and moisturises skin *good base product if you don't like the heaviness of foundation *allows under eye concealer to glide on and adhere to the skin * comes with SPF Cons: * squeeze tube pack makes it easy to squeeze too much out OR of you're a messy person,like myself, not good to put on the floor and accidentally stand on because this will make the tube explode and cover the walls and floor with tinted moisturiser(haha). Other than that, this is a daily staple for me. It provides a very sheer to almost no coverage, but evens out the skintone and is a great replacement for foundation, especially knowing your skin can breathe and is also being moisturised!
Lip Treatments -Napoleon Perdis - Auto Pilot lip service
blacksheep6293 1/8/2009 5:34:00 AM
This lip balm/primer is quite literally THE best I have ever used. Yes it is the most top-end balm I have used from any company and I am the type of person who will buy a balm, use it about 5 times and throw it in my drawer only to pick it up again when I've run out of anything balmy. I don't know what possessed me to try this Napoleon product, as I don't really like the brand: much too expensive for such a simple product. Well I guess I was wrong. This balm/primer almost instantly 'heals' my lips once put on. Its smooth both to apply and wear, (not at all sticky or greasy), smells delightfully of minty vanilla, has a handy slant tip which I find useful (don't like getting product on my hand, who does?) instantly soaks into the lips but also leaving a coating on top of the lips giving a nice subtle shine, boosts moisture to the max and plumps the lips. Cons? Well nothing is flawless. I would definately say such a small amount of product should not be worth $28AUD, although a little goes a long way. It is now my HG lipbalm! I give it a 4 because of the over the top price