This is more of a liquid lip colour than a gloss, but since it's packaged in a gloss-like tube with a doe foot applicator, I just listed it under glosses. That said, it's very smooth in texture & dries down ever so slightly so that it doesn't have too much slip, nor is it a complete matte. No stickiness, though I like sticky glosses. But since this is sort of like the OCC lip tars, (except it's not as pigmented, though it doesn't dry out my lips the way the lip tars do) I don't find it necessary to be sticky...again since, well...it's not really a gloss. Haven't tested it out for too long but from what I can tell, it's pretty long lasting. The colour is lovely, quite like Gaga except it has a little less of a purple undertone, not overly opaque but does provide good coverage. I think this will work wonders over the pro longwear lipcreme in overtime.
This is so cute! the packaging is GIGANTIC but that's what's so cute about it! it's so amusing! the colour is beautiful, a pinkish nude, with more pink than nude. One swipe & you're good, since the wand is so big it's as if you've applied two coats since you basically get double the amount on the doe foot. Very fun, right up my alley with the novelty packaging & the colour.
Loose Powders -MAC - Iridescent Powder - Silver Dusk
marwaf 3/7/2011 5:04:00 AM
A little goes a long way with this, so it's very easy to overdo it. The packaging is HUGE so I'll never run out & the colour is very soft, feminine & lovely. Glittery, yes, but not crazily so. Still, it's not subtle especially during the day. Similar to this: http://kimkardashian.celebuzz.com/2010/04/14/the_grove_red_carpet_muscle_flex_launch/bravada-international-launch-party-n7ex4flzacbl-jpg/ http://kimkardashian.celebuzz.com/2010/04/14/the_grove_red_carpet_muscle_flex_launch/kim-kardashian-arriving-bravada-international-eb-gsjfygntl-jpg/
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish - New Vegas
marwaf 3/7/2011 4:59:00 AM
This is my first MSF seeing as how I'm a little afraid of glitter on my face. But as I've discovered, at least with this - it's not as glittery as I imagined & thus feared. & going off the reviews here, this is supposed to be a lot more chunky in it's giltter size in comparison to other MSF's. My idea or my pre-conceieved ideas of MSF's & in particular the chunky ones, was scary HUGE glitter - in essence ACTUAL chunky, clowny, giant disco ball, craft store, school use GLITTER! So if this is considered "chunky" & the others are more finely milled than this, then consider my interest piqued in trying out more! Anywho, this is a lovely yellow gold colour when swatched on the back of my hand & applied to the face, though it isn't hugely pigmented which in turn means you don't look like a simpson. It IS still a little more glittery than the kind of metallic sheen I prefer, but it's still nice for night time. It's very Kim Kardashian-esque (I'm Kim Kardashian obsessed) & especially similar to what she was wearing as her highlight for her 2009 birthday. I believe Mario D. used Giella cosmetics, but the colour is very close to this.
Very cute colour, very much the kind of colour I go for but it's not really as pigmented as my Illamasqua Katie blush, which I LOOOOOVE!!! this is a little warmer toned in comparison to Katie which means Katie outweighs Well Dressed in that regard. Pigmentation wise - Well Dressed is indeed a sheertone so there's no surprises there with the pigmentation being less than my MAC Sweetness blush for example which is a beauty powder. I still really like this & I'll probably use it a little more than Katie, only because I don't want Katie to run out too quick. Not that it's likely it will lol bought that a year ago & not even a slight dent has shown. That's how pigmented it is. Nevertheless, this is a pretty colour that holds it's own. Thus, no regrets with this purchase.
My first nude! I'm not a nude colour girl, but I caved after my obsession with Kim Kardashian & her always gorgeous makeup got the better of me. It's a little brown than nudish pink in the tube, however on the lips it's the same, just less of such a brown tint, though it's still there. The nice thing however, is that you can pop on a pale gloss on top & tailor it to your desired colour. Kinda works like a base, kinda...ish.
Wouldn't buy this again simply because it's not a colour I'd use over & over again. However, having said that, it's still very pretty! on me, it's a pale nudish colour that reflects gold. Nice texture & the packaging is lovely. I'm much more of a pale pink girl, though I still like this. I just have to remember to use it since I tend to reach straight for my pinks without even thinking about it. Bought this off ACW which also puts it in my good books for it's low price (albiet, it IS meant to be a GWP).
Eye Shadow -MAC - Femme-Fi from Neo Sci-Fi Collection
marwaf 2/10/2011 10:15:00 PM
Pretty, but doesn't really show up on my NC20-25 skin. The search for the perfect inner corner highlight continues :(
Gorgeous forumla, gorgeous colour! I do prefer more matte finishes because they last longer, though they tend to dry out my lips. Whilst the cremesheen formula may have a tendency to wear off quicker because of the slip it in it, which prevents its ability to grab onto the lip, it feels so lovely on & off the lips.
Cute bubblegum pink with tiny little glitter particles that make your lips look plump & interesting when the light catches the sparkle reflections. Can be a bit annoying though, as the glitter hangs on long after the gloss has gone, but that can be fixed with re-applying. Just avoid getting the glitter on your face & keep an eye on those little buggers in case they migrate outside your lip line.
Preeeeeeeeetty!!!! the glitter is finely milled so no gritties or chunkies & the colour of the gloss itself is so cute, right up my alley.
Kinda underwhelmed with this. I thought this was sticky as hell & quite thick, which shocking as it may be to some people, is something I love & look for in lipglosses. It's sticky yes, thick too, but no more than a regular lipglass & it's not crazy shiny either. I was expecting this to be so shiny that people could see their reflection on my lips with this baby on! but alas, it's like the regular lipglass in that department too. Oh well, doesn't hurt to have this in my stash to sticky up some smoother glosses that I hesitate to buy & use.
Pretty mauvish, pink with a lovely & subtle metallic sheen to it. Semi-opaque & as with all MAC lipglasses, lovely vanilla scent that tickles my vanilla loving fancy :)
Full coverage, long wearing & skin perfecting foundation. Not the most natural finish, but still very much a great product. Can be a little TOO matte, but that's nothing a little highlighter &/or fix + can't resolve.
Chromacake is a pro product which can be used for anywhere on the body & or face. It is water activated & very pigmented so a little goes a long way. I have this in "Cool Pink" which is a bright, pale barbie pink which I use as a blush base. Not only does a little go a long way, but the not so little packaging also goes a very, very long way, hence why I won't be repurchasing. The amount of product you get is HUGE. Obviously the reason for that is because of its mutli-purpose use for face & larger areas like the body, however merely using it as a blush means it'll last years. A quick spritz of fix + on a 187 brush also activates it & only a very little amount of moisture is needed. The product dry is also usable, but to get true colour payoff you need to activate it as required. The lasting power is good, yet washes away easily with water alone. No residue or staining, however the ingredients list has talc as the very first ingredient used, so sensitive skinned ladies consider yourself warned. I myself have sensitive skin that reacts & breaks out very easily, though I haven't yet broken out from this. Will update if I do.