This gives me a beautiful, natural flush of colour! Don't let the scary appearance of this shade deter you -- in actuality, it is very sheer and buildable. I use this on bare skin over moisturizer, and it looks gorgeous! Very expensive, but you get a LOT of product, and I know for a fact that I will not use up the whole thing anytime soon. I think I will stick to purchasing the mini trio sets instead from now on. I have to agree with the person below about using hands -- it is highly important to wash your hands thoroughly before touching this product. Although I am not a huge fan of using my hands either, it is a product in gel-form, so it goes with the territory of using your fingers.
This is a HOT duo of shades, but unfortunately, they do not compliment all skintones :( :( the green portion looks a sickly yellow on me, which makes me so sad. I was really hoping to be able to wear this unique set of colors. However, this looks AMAZING on darker complexions -- I tried this duo on a friend who is Persian with a darker skintone, and it looked INCREDIBLE! So vibrant and beautiful against her skintone! I would recommend trying it out at the counter prior to purchasing, especially if you are a fair-skinned asian with lots of yellow undertones.
MAC's 272 is the ultimate multi-tasker! Wonderful for those days when you're in a hurry, or for those of you who don't care to use 3-4 different brushes to apply your eyeshadow. It is an EXCELLENT base/wash/lid/crease applicator, browbone highlighter, and blender all in 1! Wonderfully soft bristles with the right amount of stiffness, and the smaller head works GREAT for small asian eyes that call for a brush that can provide a little extra precision. MAC's 272 is a very economical choice, if you ask me.
This is wonderful as far as blush application goes. It is the perfect size, perfect degree of fluffiness and stiffness, and makes blush application/blending a dream. Also, the bristles aren't particularly scratchy on the skin. I have 1 major gripe, however -- the full-size version sheds almost as much as the SE version that comes in their bi(tri?)-yearly brush sets (which means, it sheds quite a lot). A possible repurchase for me, but I will most definitely be exploring other options when/if the time comes that I need a new blush brush before coming back to MAC's 129. Although I have yet to come across a blush brush that applies blush as well as this, I am not impressed with the amount of shedding, being the pricey brush that it is.
Blossom Belle is a gorgeous true-peach blush with shimmer and with absolutely NO pink undertones. A little on the pricey side, but excellent quality, pigmentation, texture, and wear. Blends nicely too. But be careful not to pickup too much product on your brush, as Pout blushes are so pigmented, a little bit of product goes a very long way! I like to apply this with my MAC 188 (the mini-version of the 187) for a subtle peachy glow. I probably won't repurchase, as I can't see myself going through the entire pot anytime soon (it's HUGE!). If you're on the hunt for a truly peach blush and you enjoy shimmer, definitely give this a try.
My collection of eyeshadows cannot ever be without Plumage. I've been using it for a few years now, and it remains one of my treasured staples. It is a gorgeous dark/matte blue-green shade, and looks gorgeous paired with other green tones (ie. Steamy, Shimmermoss, Aquadisiac, and especially matte limey greens). Great quality, nice texture, affordable, and a small amount goes a long way.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
lil_kismet 3/27/2007 4:23:00 AM
This is by far the best eyeshadow primer I have come across. It keeps shadow fresh-looking and in place for hours, and makes eyeshadow application/blending a dream! I've tried others (MAC prep n' prime, which made my e/s fade within 2hrs; MAC paint in Bare Canvas and Shadestick in Beige-ing work well at prolonging wear, but doesn't give you that smooth base for an even application; I've also tried Merle Norman, which is excellent at prolonging e/s wear and provided that smooth base, but I found that it made my e/s very difficult to blend). And as mentioned below, a small amount goes a long way. My quest for the perfect shadow primer ends here. I would definitely repurchase.
I am going travelling in the next couple of months and have been on the hunt for a portable kabuki, since MAC's doesn't come with a case. This is a wonderful brush!! Very good quality, soft to the touch, minimal shedding, and PORTABLE thanks to the adorable case it comes in! It pales in quality, density and softness compared to MAC's 182, but still well-worth every penny. I even prefer it over NARS' #19! Definitely consider this brush, if portability (and not to mention all the good things mentiond above) is of importance to you.