Yes, it is beautiful and yes, it is super pigmented. People need to stop complaining about it being too pigmented- pigmentation is good if you know product control! It is a gorgeous coral that could look clownish on some very fair individuals. I highly recommend for olive complexions and darker. I really like that underneath the gold, the pink colors are pretty flat. I'm not really into shimmery shimmer on my face. Overall, it is once again a beautiful collectible from MAC. This time I am very impressed on how pigmented they created it.
Tinted Moisturizer -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Tinted Moisturizer
rosietse 5/8/2010 8:28:00 PM
Everyone who hates this product seems to hate its smell and claims it's greasy. Well, I used to own their organic version of this, which smells exactly the same but 100x stronger and is just plain oil, so this smell does not bother me whatsoever. I love that this TM actually moisturizes and it gives off decent coverage for a TM (but is still obviously sheer). It never breaks me out and I like what it does on my skin. I also really like the pump on this product. The only con I can see for others is that it does run dark. The lightest color is perfect on me during winter and I'm an nc25(ish) then.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
rosietse 5/5/2010 8:41:00 PM
So, I've had this for a few months now and I have to say that I loved it at first but after taking into account all of the expenses involved, I'm not so happy. Otherwise, I am very pleased with the results it has given me. I can say that I really do need less product on my skin for the same results because my skin is so smooth and clean.
What a lovely blush. I got this in a CCO and was very impressed by how pigmented this blush is and how natural it can look, depending on how much you apply.
As a person with dry skin, I can say that it's okay. I can see it work for me in warmer weather when my skin isn't as dry, so I might do an update in the summer. But for right now, I like the coverage and I don't mind the teeny tiny shimmers. BUT, it clings to my dry patches and therefore is quite noticeable. And I seem to be between shades. (there's a huge jump between number 3 and 4!) A big thumbs up for the packaging though. The pump is really precise. *EDIT* - This broke me out which = a deal breaker. Never again.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
rosietse 3/3/2010 10:33:00 PM
The best eye makeup remover I've found so far. It does not sting my eyes and it removes EVERYTHING. I's very quick and gentle. I have only had positive experiences using this product, and I've been using it continuously for almost two years now.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eyeliner Gel Macroviolet
rosietse 1/17/2010 11:19:00 AM
This is my favorite fluidline from mac. I like that this purple is very deep and subtle. It adds a slight metallic purple shimmer to my lashlines and it looks great with my very dark eyes. I like to use this instead of a black because it's lees harsh.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
rosietse 1/17/2010 11:16:00 AM
I have nothing bad to say about this product except that I don't like having to use a brush everytime, but that's the nature of a gel liner and cannot be helped. Otherwise, this product is great for a true black that will not budge once dried.
What a beautiful color. It looks like a bright pink with a blue/purple shimmer reflect in the package, but on the lips it looks like a soft pink with some really cool dimension. I really like the applicator- it fits perfectly to my lips, unlike normal doe-foot applicators.
I got this mascara in a trial size and was so disapointed. Now I know why mac gives this mascara away for free in samples- it's really bad. It clumps like mad, and is gloopy on my lashes. This is really the worst mascara I've ever tried (save great lash).
Tinted Moisturizer -Olay - Definity Color Recapture with SPF 15
rosietse 12/31/2009 10:46:00 PM
I like the formulation of this product and the coverage it gives, but the colors run so dark! I got the medium, and it is way too dark. I know that a previous reviewer complained about buying the lightest version and it was too dark and turned orange. I had a similar experience. I found it got darker and darker on my face as the day went on. Otherwise, I found it great for my very dry skin. I'll probably try the lightest shade, but I'm hesitant to buy another, because I have a feeling that even that shade will be too dark.
My HG cleanser, hands down. This cleanser cleans well and moisturizes with glycerin. As a mask, it works well to freshen up my skin. I love that it has benzoyl peroxide in it without being too harsh or drying. I would suggest this to anyone with acne, especially those of us who have dry skin and acne.
Palettes -Urban Decay - Book of Shadows Vol. II [DISCONTINUED]
rosietse 12/28/2009 2:21:00 PM
I would re-purchase if I ever needed to, but I don't think I will. This palette is the best palette I've ever had. The colors are fabulous and the texture is so smooth and blendable. The only color I can't see myself using is "midnight cowboy rides again" because it's texture is much more glittery than the rest. But the rest of the colors justify buying this palette. I also think it's great that UD included mini eyeliners instead of brushes, like some past palettes.
Another great product from Annabelle! This liner is very smooth and looks so nice on the lash line. You can't beat the price and the quality.
These are great quality eyeshadows for the price. I have them all now (except the limited edition ones)and there isn't one I dislike. I really like that these can fit in a MAC palette and hold their own inside it- they're of the same quality pigmentation-wise.