this looks gold in the pan but is actually an orange-gold once applied. that's kinda fun i guess, but if you're someone that happens to look like crap with orange around their eyes, you will not like woodwinked. the pigmentation and formula is great, too bad the color looks soooo bad on me (brown eyes, nc35, olive toned)
Makeup Brushes -Giorgio Armani - Eye Countor Brush
lauralikes 11/26/2009 1:27:00 PM
there is a reason why this brush is $32...because it is the best blender brush ever. so soft and...perfect. long enough to not add a whole lot of color; not super dense, but not flimsy. no words to describe how much i love this brush, i think more than the mac 224 which is kind of shocking...
this is a gorgeous color, it really is, the thing is, i own rebel and it's sooo similar to it, only difference, this has a tiny bit of plum-colored shimmer and it's slightly redder. but once this is on the lips (at least on me) the shimmer is barely noticable, not making this lippie too unique :( If you dont own dark berry colors, go for Odyssey, but if you do, unfortunately, this isnt anything special.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Mineralize Eyeshadow in Blue Flame
lauralikes 11/24/2009 10:02:00 PM
WITH a base, this eyeshadow is the most amazing thing on the planet. black with blue/silvery glitter (small glitter particles, not chunky at all). very bold, electric, funky, and eye-catching. WITHOUT a base- black eyeshadow with random bits of silver and blue glitter floating around the area (looks independent from the shadow, as if you had spinkled it)
WITH a base, this eyeshadow is the most amazing thing on the planet. black with pink glitter (small glitter particles, not chunky at all). very bold, electric, funky, and eye-catching. WITHOUT a base- black eyeshadow with random bits of pink glitter floating around the area (look independent from the shadow, as if you had spinkled it)
this is a nice purple with a light pink sheen. the purple isnt THE richest purple but it is far from chalkly or unblendable. it for sure shows up, it's just frustrating how it isnt a full-out purple (yes, i am a purple fanatic). it's good in the sense that it makes it more wearable than other bold purples, and the pink sheen is such a gorgeous touch! the formula is very smooth. it's a Frost which is a hit or miss formula, in the case, it's a hit.
this eyeshadow seriously has a trio-chrome (it's a grey-greenish with pinkish, silver and goldish shimmer... all managing to be very subtle!) I absolutely love this on the lid and then putting a cool dark blue in the crease. it's such a fun, versatile and unique shadow. im so glad i get to play with it now :)
love this as a wash on the lid, but especially as a browbone highlight (for a subtle highlight). this is a velvety (not chalky) formula. it has a subtle bit of shimmer but barely noticable once applies. i read to use this as a setting powder for undereye concealer (main reason why i got it) and omg...it really works (NC35 for referencE). love this eyeshadow!
Blush -MAC - Sheertone Shimmer Blush in X-Rocks (Neo Sci-Fi 2008) [DISCONTINUED]
lauralikes 11/24/2009 4:23:00 AM
hands down, mac's greatest blush, and of course...LE. an amazing bronzey/plummy/slightly red to give you the most gorgeous and natural sun kissed, exotic glow. the pigmentation is outstanding ( use a skunk brush with this one) which makes it last for an eternity! you barely need product! the formula is great and it applies/blends great. if you can find this at a CCO try to get it. it has a cult-following for a reason ;)
the moment has come, i have found an eyebrow pencil that is dark brown and has NO warm tones whatsoever. NADA. NOTHING. no red. a true blackened brown. this is seriously a moment to celebrate.
Why did it take me so long to get this? I am a cool eyeshadow lover, ESPECIALLY cool & dark browns...Brun is the definition of a cool, dark brown... it's like a blackened brown. It's matte and amazing and super pigmented. I love you, Brun <3 I'm so glad you're part of my collection...and my life LOL
matte, blendable goodness. a warm dark brown that is amazing for any neutral or smokey look. blends like butter and has no shimmer whatsoever so i love using it for the crease. Lasting power is great and (when using a good base) remains rich in color for hours
Eyeliner -MAC - Penultimate Eye Liner - Rapidblack
lauralikes 11/18/2009 2:12:00 PM
this is a great tool if you think about it as what it is basically...a marker. dont be shaky, nervous, awkward like when you're doing liquid liner, this is just drawing! the colour is a rich black and it lasts forever! great formula. the price was a turn off, 16.50 is a bit much but i guess MAC thought they were super cool for making this marker so they thought they could make it over-rpiced haha
omg i love this balm! it smells AMAZING, and the white hint of color makes my lips a bit paler. the texture is light and it really moisturizes. i love it
If you have Gentle Fume quad, do not get it (plus, WAFT is in both quads) but if you dont have that quad and LOVE cool-toned smokey eyes...GET IT. it is very worth it to have an awesome pre-made quad for smokey eyes. The shades are all great and can make a subtle smokey eye or a dramatic and bold one, depending which eyeshadow you use on the lid, crease,etc. The right smoke reminds me a lot of Deep Truth. Waft is kind of like knight divine (but i like waft a bit more) Tone grey is a scene dupe and the pale green/blue shade (forgot the name)...i cant thik of a dupe but it's not that amazing so it doesnt even mattter LOL