This is definitely a must have neutral eyeshadow from MAC. This eyeshadow is a nice dark matte brown eyeshadow. I always use this for the crease or for lining my eyes (above and below the lash line)whenever I am going for a neutral eye look. Its one of those eyeshadows that look good with anything. Its perfect for the crease. You can make a dramatic look by blending this eyeshadow as well. If you like neutrals, go get this.
This is my favorite MAC blush thus far. Its a light peachy pink and gives me a very fresh healthy flush of color. The fact that its matte is another plus. It blends in well with my tan skin and looks natural. It really reminds me of NARS ORGASM, but without all the glitter. I actually prefer this one over the Nars Orgasm blush because its matte. I really do recommend this blush for tan - dark girls.
I really like this blush. Its a nice dark peachy pink color. It looks really natural on my tan skin and I like that it is a nice matte color. Its one of those dark blushes that don't really make you look like you have rosacea (but that also depends on how you apply it :) ). HOWEVER, it oxidizes and makes me a lot darker than I actually am, which is kinda bad because my foundation oxidizes as well and so my face and neck look unproportional with my chest at times :/
This is such a pretty neutral color. On my semi dark tan skin, it comes off as this bronzed gold color. Its one of MAC's good neutral colors. However, I wish this didn't crease on me. For some reason, this eyeshadow and Naked Lunch are the ONLY ones the crease on me despite the fact that I wear a good base! Such a let down. I hope its just the eyeshadow I bought and not the other ones. Cuz i do like this color. A good substitute for this is Amber Lights.
This truly is a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L color and it is definitely a good neutral. It brightens up your eyes and looks somewhat natural. I really love this eyeshadow, BUT it creases :(. I dont know why it does, I wear a base and everything. But this and woodwinked are the ONLY eyeshadows that have creased on me, despite the fact that I wear a good base! Its such a let down. I just hope its just the eyeshadow itself I bought. I hope the other Naked Lunch eyeshadows don't crease because I really do like this one.
Why so many low reviews? I like this eyeshadow, its a true teal and it does have good pigment. For some reason this eyeshadow reminds me of Shimmermoss from MAC, I think it could totally be a dupe.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 224 Tapered Blending (Windshield Wiper) Brush
spacecow17 7/10/2010 1:04:00 AM
This is a good brush to have, but it really serves one purpose for me and that is for blending. But eversince I bought the 227, this brush has just been lying around in my brush holder. So Im not sure if I would buy this brush again. Its not really something that I often grab for..I like it but I don't love it.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 222 Tapered Blending Brush [DISCONTINUED]
spacecow17 7/10/2010 12:58:00 AM
This brush is really good if you're going for a concentrated crease look. It doesn't exactly blend the color very well because of the stiff pointed tip, and so I would often use a blending brush like the 224 or 217. I really like this brush and I use it often. I would recommend this brush for those with small eyes or those who have monolids.
Definitely a must have brush. The fact that the bristols are stiff makes it a lot easier for you to blend. Sometimes I place the color too high up and I use this brush to blend the color down to where I want it. I also use it to place my eyebrow highlight and it does the job! Get this brush, you won't regret it.
Definitely a must have brush. The bristols of this brush are stiff which allows you to create a shape you want. It also packs the right amount of color. A fluffier brush would be difficult because the flimsiness won't help make a good shape. Get this brush if you have the chance.
Definitely a must have brush in your MAC staple, this brush is a 3 in 1. You could this brush to place a color all over your lid, crease, and blending. Sometimes I perfer this over my 222, which is also a very good crease brush as well, but this one is more versatile. However, I wouldn't recommend this brush for those who have smaller eyes or those with monolids because the bristols of this brush are lot wider, so it may be a bit harder to work with. Other than that, its a really good brush!
Syrup lipstick has a pretty pink mauvey sheer color. What I like about this lipstick is that it's not drying and looks good on almost any look that I do (whether Im going for a dramatic eyeshadow or neutrals). I think this color looks good on anyone. It is sheer, but its very buildable. Will recommend for anyone looking into buying lipsticks.
This is one of my favorite lipsticks from MAC. High Tea has this beautiful frosty tan nude color that has some bits of silvery undertones. For the most part, it doesnt look like I have anything on, its a very subtle color (but not overly subtle). It's not a nasty nude that will make you look dead either. It's sheer, but the color is very buildable. This is an everyday nude lipstick for me. I think most people can pull the color of the lipstick off. You can wear this lipstick with any look (whether dramatic smokey eye or neturals). I hope it stays.
For some reason, this lipstick surprisingly really looks good on me. Ramblin Rose does not have a very universal color. It has a very peachy orange frosty color with some silver glitter. Because of the silver glitter, it has a bit of a gritty texture and can be drying, so it does not exactly have the best quality. It has a very strong orange undertone, but on me, it just looks like a nice frosty golden peach color. aybe this lipstick is more suitable for people who have yellow/golden undertones. The strong orange color in this lipstick can be overwhelming for those who already have pink/red based skin colors.I don't exactly know if I would purchase this again, it's not MAC's best lipstick, but its one of those kinds that only few can pull off. Its a beautiful color, however make sure you try it on first or keep the receipt!
Del Rio lipstick has a very strong dark brownish corally color. It does not exactly have a bloody color like the Russian Red lipstick, but it does give you that same "vampy" effect (voluptuous red lips). With that said, I would understand how others would find this lipstick a little too strong for their taste. But it still is a very pretty color, however, I don't like that it can be drying. I don't reach for this lipstick as often, but this is still a good color to keep for a special night out. Im used to wearing toned down sheer lipsticks and lipglosses for my everyday wear (I do still use Del Rio from time to time). I personally think that this lipstick looks best on tan and dark colored women, just because the brown tint can be overwhelming to the lighter and fair skinned. Del Rio lipstick is more appropriate to be worn in the Fall season. **I am an NC 35 and NC 40 in the summer. For MUFE, I am a #140 and a # 153 in the summer.