This foundation is beautiful it does exactly what I expect a foundation to do, even out my skin tone but allow my own skin to shine through. I would class this foundation as light /medium coverage, it has a very watery consistence which is due to the high water% in the foundation. It glides over the skin effortlessly and really does help to even out any skin pigmentation issues. I barely need to use concealer with this foundation as the color 02 suits my skin perfectly. I have very cool undertones with quite strong pink coloring in my t-zone. This is the first foundation I have found that suited my skin tone straight away. Foundations tend to turn orange on me, but not this one. I think this foundation is probably best suited to younger skin as it may not have enough coverage for more mature skin, but I personally do not think that skin in its teenage years through to early 30's really needs to be smothered in full coverage foundation. This foundation does have SPF in it so it would not be my first choice for night time/ flash photography, but as an everyday foundation I think it is amazing. I would absolutely buy this again, I think it just might be my HG foundation for the moment. So if you have fairly clear skin and just want to even out your skin this foundation might be what you are looking for. Edit: After wear this foundation daily, I have found that it definitely stays on my skin much longer if I do NOT use a primer. It seems to work best on freshly moisturized skin. This does not bother me, still love this foundation
This blush is super pigmented so a little goes along way. On me it is more of a rosy pink color then a coral, but it is still beautiful. It is definitely much more pigmented then my other nars blush, deep throat. It is a matte blush so it is very forgiving on large pores or any small wrinkles . All over very pleased with this purchase:)
I love this primer, I use it before my mineral foundation which is nude by nature, I really think it helps to keep my make up on. I Love Love Love the packaging, this is the first powder I have brought that you can actually seal off the product so that none tips into the lid, creating a mess and losing product when opening the container. This saves the product from being wasted, I wish all powder products came like this. The only bad thing I could say is that I was expecting the container to be bigger then it is, I brought this online so I couldn't actually see how big it was before paying. You don't really need a lot of this so I do think it would last a fair while. Great product I highly recommend!
brought this product not long ago and can't really say that I've noticed much difference in the condition of my skin after foundation when using this. I haven't really noticed my make up staying on any longer, This does tend to make me a little bit oily but no more then any other primer. I don't hate this primer but I don't really think it does enough to bother buying it again. I have used monistat chaffing cream before and I think it worked much better then this product.
I honestly don't understand they hype over this foundation, I have tried it several different times and have never been able to get it to work with my skin. It seems to stick to any dryness in my skin and make a flaky streaky mess. This seems to happen even though I'm using the dry skin formulation. I've also never been able to get it match just right with my cool pinky undertones. For the amount of money I paid for this, $30 something bucks, I would expect a lot more. I would rather spend the extra money getting something that I know I love then to waste money on this foundation. I also think the bottle is ridiculous, so much product gets wasted, it really would not cost the company much to include a pump. Oh and I can't forget the HORRIBLE smell that hits your as soon as you remove the lid, I don't know about you, but I do not like putting something on my face that smells like paint. All over I would not purchase ever again.
Much like the day cream, I also hate this product. Its such a thick formula that as soon as I put it on I feel the oiliness in my face increase, It takes so long to absorb into my skin. I only used this for a few days because I could just tell that my skin hated it. Will never buy this again and will definably be going back to my usual night and day moisturizers. Yuck!
I don't have one good thing to say about this product, its thick and extremely oily. It seems to take a very long time to be absorbed into the skin. I used this product for about a week before my skin started breaking out everywhere. I hardly ever have breakouts and defiantly not to this extreme. I think this is one of the worst products I have ever used. I absolutely hate it and would never buy it again.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
jaylyn85 9/6/2011 1:01:00 AM
I had to order this highlighter off Ebay because I am not willing to pay the ridiculous price from Australia. Have to say, this is beautiful and well worth the wait for shipping. It gives off a gorgeous golden glow and really helps to define the cheek bones. It is an off white color, which does look a bit scary in the pan but when applied to the high points of the face it really helps to give your face definition. I normally like to use a cream highlighter but I would buy this 100 times if I had to, I love it.
I really wish this bronzer worked for me, unfortunately due to my cool undertones this color still makes me look slightly orange, which really is a drag because this is a beautiful color when I swatch it. For a bronzer it really is a much more universal color then others I have tried. I have heard many people say they think it would work for cool undertones, however this is not always the case. Be aware of this before you shell out the money or try it before hand if you can. Laguna has a finely milled golden shimmer to it, but once applied you really can not see much of the shimmer on the skin. I still use this, but just minimally. Even though it looks like a light colored bronzer in the pan, it still is very pigmented so a little goes a long way. I probably would not buy again just due to the way it looks for my skin tone and because the pan is huge I doubt I will run out anytime soon.
Nars deep throat is a beautiful pink with micro gold shimmer, which gives me a beautiful flushed look to my cheeks. It is by far my favorite blush, well worth the money I paid for it. If I had to choose one bad thing about it I would say that I don't find it all that pigmented. It seems to need to be built up on my skin. I'm not sure if this is just me but I definitely need to use more then one swipe of this. I can't comment on if this is too similar to orgasm, because I don't own it. I would definitely buy this again and again.
Smashbox putty is pretty much just that, the color of putty. I would never use this as an eyeliner but instead as a cream eyeshadow base. Its great to use as a first layer to a brown smokey look or even a grey smokey look. The only issue I have is the price It was rather expensive for what it is. I wouldn't re buy as I don't think it will run out anytime soon
I like this palette but I don't love it. It is yet again a product that I brought into the hype about. Personally I find these eyeshdows a bit muddy I can't tell the shades apart when they are on my lids and I also hate that there are so many shimmer/glitter shadows and only 2 mattes. I know everyone else loves this palette which is fine, I wish I loved it. I paid $70 on ebay for it which is the most I have ever spend unfortunately being from Australia ebay is the only way we can get urban decay.
Florabundance is a sheer peachy lip gloss which I pretty much hate! It dries on my lips really quickly and leaves a white sticky residue. It makes any lipstick I use under it look streaky I just really hate the formula. I don't have any other mac glosses and this one has really discouraged me for wasting anymore money
Ugh, what can I say about this lipstick. It bleeds, it applies in a strange streaky way, I seriously hate it. The color is so pale it hardly shows on my lips, but what does show makes me look rather dead. I was so upset when this arrived and I realized the issues with it, in Australia mac lipsticks are expensive, and we don't get to have the privilege of returning used make up. So I don't really recommend this lipstick I think you could find many other similar colors with a much better formula then this one.
Lipstick -NYX - Black Label Lipstick in Dusty Rose
jaylyn85 8/30/2011 3:32:00 AM
Dupe alert! This color is practically identical to MAC syrup, they are so similar in texture that on the lips I cant tell which is which. NYX black label lipsticks are my favorite low end lippies. They are so smooth and creamy not to mention how pigmented they are. This color is mlbb, it's medium pink in color and has no shimmer with a nice glossy finish. The color had to grow on me but now I love it. It looks lovely with NYX megashine gloss in Tea rose.