Hands down my favorite summer polish! Usually Sinful nail polish is a huge disappointment for me, but this shade goes on effortlessly and opaque with only ONE coat! It is an amazing color and looks gorgeous against my tan skin, but I can see it working for the fair as well and without a doubt will looking stunning on dark skin. I have nothing bad to say about this polish and honestly this specific shade applies and looks better than any of my OPI, Essie, or Orly colors!
Finally! I had been getting so frustrated looking for the perfect green eye liner. I was looking for something deep, and not too bright since too bright on me makes me look like a teen again... This color is sophisticated. I draw a line and wing it out a little and then to smudge and intensify the color, I pop a green such as Chanel Vert Khaki on it and smear it, and it is the PERFECT smokey eye. LOVE it!
WOW, you women are so ridiculous and quick to judge. This is NOT a plumper gloss, and if you thought for a second that Benefit made this to be that, than you should consider yourself a newbie in the makeup world... its a concealer meant for those with very pigmented lips. The "plump" factor comes from the fact that it is meant to substitute for a lip liner, which is exactly what it does. I have really pigmented lips, and lipsticks have always looked terrible because they never come out to the proper color. Lip liners do not work because the outside of my lips still shows through the liner... but this stuff is amazing. INSTRUCTIONS: take the wand and dab 4 small dots, 2 on the upper and 2 on the lower. Pat and smooth evenly on lips and wait 60 seconds before applying lip color. This is so much more natural and not as gross looking as using actual concealer on the lips. With this invention, I can now wear any color I desire quickly, without the mess. AND it makes the lipstick stick and last FOREVER! I will never use lip liners again, and can now shop for lip colors without having to worry about my overly pigment lips. THANK YOU BENEFIT!
Blush -MAC - My Highland Honey (A Tartan Tale Holiday '10)
makeupMichelle10 11/5/2010 1:29:00 PM
NC25 - I have Fun & Games blush, and some people compare this blush with it. They do look similar in the pan, but different on the cheek. My Highland honey did not do anything for me initially, but after waiting a few minutes, it became this gorgeous coral peach once i settled with my foundation. I LOVE this color because it is what I wanted Peaches to look like. Peaches is too dark, and dirty orange on me. But My Highland Honey is easy to apply, and I reach for it a lot now. It makes a fresh cheek, and makes my cheeks pop like Kim Kardashian's. I do think this is for fair-to medium skin tones, but some darker shades will find it nice as well. LOVE!!
Liquid -Giorgio Armani - Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF20
makeupMichelle10 10/18/2010 2:51:00 PM
OMG, I will never purchase any other foundation ever again. The coverage is perfect, it looks like skin, and the smell is... well a beautiful scent. It blends without any effort. Yes, it is trial and error when trying to find a color. I had the makeup artist put 2 colors on my whole face and I went and stood in natural light. 6 is a great match for me right now (NC25) and once spring comes around I will be ready to purchase 6.5 and mix until summer tan! This is very expensive, but there is a reason why Kim Kardashian's MUA uses this on her. It photographs great and everyone says my skin looks flawless!
I bought this when it first came out and needed to give it a long time before I reviewed it. (too many people got excited and reviewed it after only using it for a short period of time) I liked this concealer a lot at first, but it was slowly drying out my under-eye area. Also, I had to go back and forth between several colors and NONE of them worked for me. NW20 was way to light, NW25 made my circles appear even darker, and the NC range made it look ashy. At this point I was frustrated and just stuck with the NW20. I needed something in between, and heck I dont want to spend time mixing colors when I have to get on the run in the morning! It does last a very long time, but again the dryness of it came through. PROS: -very long wearing -fuller coverage CONS: - very drying for my eyes especially as I used it more and more. - the colors seem different than MAC's other concealers, and I could not find a color that would conceal my circles. - the pump of course, and fragile container. - blending it is not a problem, but getting it to blend with my foundation was difficult. Overall, I was sooo excited about this, but it needed a good few weeks before a true review from me. I kept using it, but then walked to the Giorgio Armani counter, and this amazing man that works for them, matched me PERFECTLY for concealer, and my eyes have never looked better. I broke my wallet and switched over to GA's concealer along with the YSL Touche Eclat for a base, and my eyes have never looked brighter.
I am NC25-NC30 and this is one of the blushes you dont have to even think about. It goes with every look and gives my cheeks nice glow and makes them ever so naturally pop! I LOVE this blush and have been reaching for it almost everyday!
This foundation is alright, I loved it at first, but I think i was just excited to see a new foundation by MAC. Truth is, when I get others opinions, they mentioned it looked a lot less natural than what I was wearing before. It does go on with a thick consistency, and does not blend into the skin, kinda just sits on top. The color scale is kind of a nightmare because I am in between shades on this one. This does last all day, I will give it that, but I'd rather look more natural and for people to notice my nice skin without looking caked. It does grab on to dry patches, and also makes blushes go on splotchy since it is sitting more like a layer on top of my skin. Its a decent foundation, but not what I am after. I will go back to SU smoothing foundation or Armani lasting silk.
This is from the new Venemous Villians collection. This powder is worth recognition because of the soft texture, how easy it is to apply, and the natural beauty of the color. At first I thought this was going to be orange or turn red, but I was wrong. It looks very boring in the pan, but on the skin it is that PERFECT day time nude cheek. It has the slightest bit of sheen to it that shows when caught in the light, and it gives my cheeks definition. I would recommend this for fair, and medium skintones. I think with darker skintones it may serve other purposes depending on how well it would show up. Please do not be fooled by the pigmentation of a beauty powder. They are not supposed to near the pigmentation of a blush. It is meant to add color to certain areas of the face depending on which BP you get. This color can be used many ways, I have even washed it across my eyes to add a little color. This was actually one of three products I purchased from the collection, and I must say I Love it. A must have for natural beauty lovers!
Primer/ Corrector -Too Faced - Primed and Poreless Powder
makeupMichelle10 9/11/2010 5:36:00 PM
Before you go saying this is just another Silica powder, please be aware that silica powders differ. This powder is AMAZING. It keeps my T zone more matte than any other finishing/ setting powder. The fact that it is more of a off white skin toned color allows you to use more without creating ashy skin or a white cast. (unlike MUFE HD powder) I will never use another colored setting powder again, this powder is natural, and fool proof. Also keeps your makeup lasting longer. I even bought the super soft and cute brush TF released for it as well :-) The package is awesome too, I just twist the part to allow just a couple powders holes, shake it once and then turn it back and there is no mess. THANK YOU TOO FACED!!!
So I tried this out for a about a week, and dont get me wrong... I LOVE the finish, BUT it turns really really orange. I have yellow undertones and so anyone with pink undertones would definitely not be able to even try this out. The shade range is terrible, if Dior is going to put out a foundation for $60 there better be more color choice. Shame on you Dior!!
This color is so unique, it has beome a staple polish for me. The texture is smooth and easy to apply. It is opaque with only one coat and so gorgeous with only two! Classy and casual color, I will continue to repurchase this forever! :-)
For foundation, this does not work at all for me. It just drags the faoundation across my face and how small it is, it cannot buff it in. Instead, I use this with my cream colour base in Hush by MAC for highlighting the top of my cheek bones and it works amazing! I gives the small area a buffed out natural finish. Will stick to my Sigma 197 for foundation, but will continute to use this for my highlight!
EDIT: A bit too oily for me now that I have used it a couple times I love cream blushes, and this Josie Maran cream blush is by far my favorite. Much easier to apply and looks more natural than MAC, and the testure beats NARS by far. Her products are natural and the colors are as well.
I was using this for a while, and I do love the finish it gives my skin for the first hour or two, but its greasy and does not last. Actually, what does last sits on the skin and tends to settle in fine lines. This also oxidizes on my face leaving me really yellow by the fourth hour. If this foundation did not work out for you, try Shu Uemera's Architect foundation. It does everything the NARS does not do.