This is a very good corrector. I went in to get matched, fully intending to purchase the concealer as well, but it did such a good job of covering on it's own, and it matched my skin so well, that the MUA told me to forgo the concealer and just get the corrector. You just have to be careful applying it to the under eye area because it can crease. I also use it around my nose with a touch of concealer on top, and it does a great job of masking any redness, which is perfect because I don't wear foundation, but sometimes concealer isn't quite enough. I would purchase it again.
Loose Powders -MAC - Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
cherylf 5/10/2011 7:23:00 PM
I almost didn't purchase this product, mainly because it seemed a bit expensive for the small amount, but do you know what? It was worth every penny. Every single one.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Single - Kitten 257A
cherylf 4/19/2011 2:12:00 PM
Colour payoff is fine as long as you use a quality primer. It doesn't last however; I found it faded a lot throughout the day. I wouldn't buy it again. And can someone tell me why in the world they make these little containers so difficult to open?!?!
I was given a generous sample of this product by a MAC artist, and I have used it daily for the past two weeks. I do not wear foundation, but I do use concealer around my nose, on my chin and underneath my eyes. Since starting to use this concealer, I have noticed that my skin in those areas has become drier and each day the concealer is a bit more difficult to apply smoothly. It creases as well, so you need to be very careful about the quantity you use under your eyes (not ideal for that area), but it does cover spots very, very well. I did find the staying power a bit lacking, but I may purchase to just have on hand for covering break outs.
Eye Shadow -Annabelle - Duo eyeshadow in Kir Royale
cherylf 4/15/2011 12:32:00 PM
I purchased this because while I enjoy purple/plum shadows, I have difficulty finding shades that don't make my waterline look red (or as though I have been punched in the face). And while I really thought these Annabelle colours would work for me, I had huge reservations because I do not like drugstore eyeshadows and find them to generally be a waste of money. When I saw this duo on sale for 50% off, however, I thought I would take a chance on it, and I am glad I did. The darker colour is perfect for enhancing my blue eyes, and the lighter colour makes a lovely highlighter. I use Painterly for my base, and I have not had any problems with fading or creasing. I also think that for the price the colours are well pigmented. I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy this eyeshadow.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
cherylf 4/12/2011 11:04:00 AM
I get some transfer onto my lower lash line during the day if I tightline or line my upper lashes with it. I also get some smudging in my outer eye corners. It stays well on my waterline, though, if I use a liner pencil to apply it, so it is good for dramatic eyes (because then transfer isn't noticeable). I don't know if I would purchase it again, though.
Because my skin is so fair, most light beige-y eyeshadows don't show up on my skin (i.e. Brule). Blanc Type is a perfect pale eye shadow that shows up but isn't white. I will never be without it.
I love this beauty powder. Initially I purchased Chez Chez Lame, but it gave my skin a yellowish cast that I didn't much enjoy, so I returned it. When I saw swatches of Too Chic, I thought it might be a wonderful replacement, and I was right. It's the perfect colour for my pale skin (although it would probably suit any skin colour), it's finely milled, and it's not glittery or too shimmery. It makes my skin look wonderful, but it isn't too obvious. My local stores were sold out (I bought the last one) so I ordered a backup online.
This isn't a cheap eye shadow ($20CAD) when you consider that it is sold in Shoppers Drug Mart, but I loved it enough to pay full price. The colours are very pigmented, and have spectacular lasting power. I find the contouring colour a bit dark/sparkly for daytime use, so I use a medium brown with the blue shade for work. I would absolutely buy it again.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Gloss Soft Nude
cherylf 3/7/2011 12:32:00 PM
I really like this lip gloss. For my fair skin I find it a bit too light to wear alone, so I first put on a thin layer of my Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Conditioner, then I fill my lips in lightly with a lip pencil, and put Soft Nude on top. Not sticky at all.
I liked it in the store, however I noticed after trying it out a few times at home that it made my pale skin look a bit yellow. I decided to return it for Too Chic Beauty Powder.
I like this paint pot because it evens out my eyelid so well. I am very pale and you can see all my veins. My issue is that it does crease on me a bit (and I don't have oily lids). On the plus side, it creases much much less than concealer does, and due to my basically see through eyelid skin, something that provides coverage is necessary for me, so it's good in that respect. I might try this with a primer underneath just to see if that helps with creasing. I also wish they made one in a lighter shade, so I could wear it alone. It's not a great colour by itself for me.
I really enjoy this eyeshadow. I have hit pan, and will most certainly buy more when I run out. I have not experienced fallout with it, and I think the shimmer is perfect; not chunky or too glittery at all.
This is a wonderful coloured pencil. I don't enjoy sharpening, and I think $20 is a lot to spend on eye liner, but this colour is gorgeous and I will purchase it again. I love how it looks on my waterline and I also use it to blend out liners on my top lid.
This palette is beautiful and offers a lot of versatility in terms of mixing and matching. The powders are incredibly silky and blendable, with wonderful pigment (mught nicer than the quads and trios). Shades: 1) Mocha Choc 2) Twisted Copper 3) Classic Copper 4) Golden Beige