Eye Shadow -Clinique - Pair of shades in ash violets
laurenb80 12/6/2007 3:20:00 PM
Yuck. I thought I'd take a break from MAC (WHERE did I get THAT idea?!). I bought theses thinking they'd be pretty and feminine. But they hardly showed up and were chalky and dull. Never again.
Not a fan. I prefer MAC's more sheer and soft glosses. This was too pigmented and way too dark for me. Every time I decide to try I dark gloss I hate it. Silly me.
I thought it would be prettier, perhaps I should try it with a pink lip liner, but I've already exhanged it. I thought it was a tad too purple, and I don't have yellow teeth, but this made them look kinda yellow, which is NEVER a good thing.
I love MAC's shadows, especially purples...my only gripe is that they usually look a lot different on than in the pan. This one looked fab, but ended up being to dark and overwhelming for my skin tone, even trying to do a smoky eye. But I'm sure there are people it looks great on.
Mascara -Maybelline - XXL volume+length microfiber mascara
laurenb80 12/6/2007 3:13:00 PM
I was totally disappointed by this. Did very little for my lashes, and I got impatient waiting for the white to dry. Not worth it!
I agree! A beautiful base color that works well also on brows. A nice mix of brown and plum and and tiny but of red too. I soften this with other colors, but always use something like this if not this as a neutral base.
Lipstick -Jane - Lip Huggers Lipstick in Shy of Shrimp
laurenb80 12/6/2007 3:02:00 PM
I love this cheapie little lipstick with a liner and a gloss, so pretty and light pink. A good basic staple, and if you don't like it, you only spent a few bucks!
I bought this when I first started wearing make up and re-discovered it due to budget constraints :). It is a soft pink color that is subtle and wakes my face up. It is not chalky or overly powdery. I love it, and think it rivals a lot of the high end stuff.
I haven't had much luck with NARS, except with powder blush. This blush I felt was greasy and the color just washed me out. Now, I think a redhead would look good in it, but it was blah for me, and way too expensive.
I personally had a very bad experience with Prescriptives foundation, and I had high hopes. This was when I had bad break outs and I needed coverage that was oil free and long lasting. This was not long lasting, changed color on me, and I was still shiny even with powder. I did like the powder however. AND the MA tried twice (two diff. MAs) and still didn't match my skin. Grr...
Ugh. I wanted to believe MAC made a good foundation, but for me that really hasn't been the case. I needed good coverage for my problem skin and this seemed to be a good idea. It looked good in the store, but once I got home, it was not a color match, and turned greasy and needed reapplication. It looked like I was wearing a mask. I exchanged it, but never could find the right color for me.
MAC has super brushes and I didn't know how big of a difference a brush makes until I bought this. The application of my e/s is much softer, better, and even. I love this brush. I would buy more, but they really are pricey.
This is a very pretty powder. A great mix of pinky plum with a brownish bronze...I just like a softer blush and it didn't cut it. But for those with darker complexions and olive skin it would be gorgeous.
Again, I love BE! The glimmers are good bc they have some shimmer without being insane about it. This is a gorgeous pink that does not make you look sick or tired. It also works very well to cut the intensity of some shadows you may have. It looks gorgeous when mixed with MAC's bright purples and pinks. So lovely and feminine. Another staple.
My HG e/s for sure! I love the blendability and softness...it is hard to look overdone. This e/s is a perfect mix of pink, brown, and plum which I am OBSESSED with finding. I also mix it with my MAC eyeshadows. Will never be without it.