Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Shadow [DISCONTINUED]
ryden_gorey 9/1/2007 4:04:00 PM
I have the heavenly pink one. It doesn't add much color, just a touch of very light pink. The shimmer outdoes the color, so it almost looks silver. It's an OK product. Too much shimmer and not enough color to wear on it's own. It makes a decent base when you want to lighten up some darker eyshadows and give them some shimmer, albeit there are more exciting products out there that can do this. Maybe it would be more worth it in a color other than heavenly pink? The texture is quite creamy with a strange kind of powder feel to it by the way.
Standard eyeliner in my opinion. Nothing special except for colors that are harder to find. I have the red glitter one, which feel like scraping my eye cause of the glitter flecks. The glitter doesn't even show up. I'd only buy again because of the colors and possibly to try one without glitter that might work better.
Eye Shadow -Morbid Makeup - Bloody Mary Rebel- Hot Pink
ryden_gorey 9/1/2007 2:30:00 PM
What can I say about this product? Oh yeah. It sucks. It's chalky and it doesn't matter how much I apply it doesn't stay. It's like really fine powder that refuses to sit. I can't even apply the stuff without it wearing off! I even tried dipping a brush into water and applying the stuff wet, but as soon as it dried onto my eyes, it just turned into the same chalky mess. Even when it's wet, it's clumpy and horrible. No. No. No. No. No. Worst eye shadow ever.
I've had different experiences depending on the color. The pink was by far the best and true to the color in the pot. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE PINK! The red looked more orange/pink than red. These two colors stay on very well, go on smoothly (although the texture is more greasy to super thick cream than gel or normal creamy, depending on which one you use), and have amazing staying power. As for the staining problem, it's really easy to get out with a little makeup remover (at least for me) The purple is pretty good as far as staying and applying, but I'm not too crazy about the shade. It's kind of a dull shade of purple (in between lavender and plain purple) in my opinion, but others might like it. I tried the black hoping it would do the same, but it was a total bust! It was like rubbing grease and oil onto my eyes and it just slopped off from blinking. I even tried adding black eyeshadow to the pot of eye smudge hoping it would give it better staying power. Nothing. I hope I just got a bad batch. I'd have to try it again. The green was almost as bad as the black. I honestly think the green I got was just old. It was ok at first, but seemed like the ingredients were separating or something as it was really dry when I got it. After I stirred up the pot to mix things back together, it turned really odd and wouldn't work well anymore, so I'm ignoring that one. I wish I had gotten the blue.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eyeliner Gel Macroviolet
ryden_gorey 8/30/2007 7:25:00 PM
I thought this shimmery dusty purple was awesome when I first got it, but L'Oreal's HIP cream eyeliner is cheaper and far superior (and it comes with a slanted brush)! It looks like a deep purple in the pot, but is more of a dusty purple. It takes a somewhat thick coat to match the color in the pot. MAC's macrovilet works pretty well if you apply it with your fingers to your lid as an eyeshadow and stays put pretty well. But in my experience, it's hard to apply with a brush. It takes several tries to apply it evenly for me since a little liner wipes away every time I go back over it with the brush, which I have to do to get a dark enough color. I'll stick to HIP unless I want some of the wilder colors MAC carries that HIP does not.
Sea Me is the prettiest blue color with a slight shine. I NEVER wear blue and I bought it anyway. It's that pretty. It's like a thick eyeliner that goes on light blue or sea blue depending on how much you apply. It stays on so well that I fell asleep with it on and it was still on my eyes in the morning. The nice people at MAC told me the main purpose of the shadestick is to be a base for eyeshadows, although one can wear it alone. I love applying black eyeshadow over this stuff because it gives a nice shiny (not glittery) blue undertone and keeps the shadow on all day. I even wore Sea Me under my eyes as a kind of new wave thick eyeliner and it stayed. Yep. Even under the eyes. The only downside is that people at the MAC here said they thought the shadesticks were being phased out.