Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
marwaf 11/15/2010 6:13:00 AM
This is a nifty little thing, ain't it? It's soft & picks up just the right amount of product & deposits it onto my face beautifully. I use one for blush & one for concealer & it gives the best finish. Would recommend!
After actually catching on that my skin CAN be clear, & that my breakouts aren't ONLY "that time of the month/my skin just sucks" related, I realised this was causing the breaking out & redness. I can tell for sure because when I don't wear any MU my skin is clear with no redness. Plus it made my makeup look greasy! I only caught on after thinking it was my makeup, not this, but it sure as hell is this horrible crap! plus the pump is absolutely hopeless & the price? ridiculous!
My lashes don't need a lot of work, at least not with mascara. It's the curler that does the heavy lifting. Neverthless I like this mascara. I prefer big brushes for a thicker look & the fact that this formula isn't too wet or dry is why I'm still using it up. Holds my curl all day & doesn't flake. I don't need contacts, therefore I don't wear them but I have sensitive eyes & this hasn't caused any problems. The darkness of this product is good though I can't compare to HE mascaras because I'm too afraid to fork out too much $'s for a product I don't like. Hence why the relative cheap price of this causes it to be in my good books. I say relative because here in Australia you're looking at about 22 bucks. Not bad, but not cheap as chips either.
I happen to like this brush. I bought it with my jet set liner & use it to apply the liner on my waterline. It's easy to use & the arch helps with getting in there. I like the small, fine tip however when I first got it the tip had a finer & stiffer point. Over time & the subsequent washes it has undergone have caused the tip to lose its stiffness & its shape a little. But it still works perfectly fine & I'd repurchase because I find it to be the perfect shape for waterline lining
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Black
marwaf 11/15/2010 5:21:00 AM
Lord I thank you for sending this little gem my way! AMEN!!! This is so damn good, I don't know how I ever lived without it prior to its release! I've had it for I think 2 years, maybe longer & I have SOOO much left. I use this on my waterline only but I still use this every day. Hasn't dried up & doesn't budge! Love it! So dark & easy to use, even washing it off isn't hard when used with makeup remover or olive oil. Best thing smashbox has ever introduced to humanity!
So cheap & you get a lot of product. It's pigmented & versatile. Can be used as a base, or for on the go touch ups or even application of inner corner highlight. Blend & you're done.
The reviewer below has said it all. This stuff is the BOMB baby!!! I use it to seal in my fluidline - yep it can even be used on gel liners, even liquid liners too! Though I just dab it on because sweeping it across the line causes product to come off. But this is HG worthy for preventing smudging, fading & running liner. I've had it for so long that I've lost track how long, yet I've only used up about 1/4 of it. You need a tiny amount & you get 15 mls worth of product. This will last forever! The bottle it comes in has a little dropper tip allowing for enough product to be used without any wastage. This stuff is awesome!!!
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
marwaf 11/15/2010 4:59:00 AM
Very creamy & dark, & easy to pick up product. However it tends to smudge after a while & fades sometimes. I don't even have oily lids, in fact my skin is fairly dry. Even so, I set the foundation on my lids with powder & then line, yet it still smudges a little! Though there's a decent amount of product (which to some may not be a lot, given that it's 3 grams. But I line my top & lower lashline pretty opaquely & a little on the thicker side every day & I've still got a lot left) & it hasn't dried up on me yet. Have had it for almost a year & it's still creamy. I hear chromaline from the pro line is better as it's waterproof (whereas fluidline is water resitant) & has the same amount of product as a paintpot. But it's not a bad product overall.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 266 Thin Small Angle (Synthetic hair)
marwaf 11/15/2010 4:49:00 AM
Love this brush, very high quality. The bristles are stiff enough to pick up product & line straightly, though not so stiff that it hurts your eye. Thumbs up from me!
Highly pigmented & smooth matte black. However, Wayne Goss praised inglot's black e/s as being darker & more pigmented. I used to have an inglot counter near me, however they've relocated to somewhere too far & inconvenient to get to. So I guess I'll just keep repurchasing carbon, though it might be a while before I do because I don't use it much.
This, for me, is not worth the money. Not terribly pigmented & very easily dupable. I hear sugarpill "tako" has better colour payoff but I have yet to test that out. I'll keep using this but won't be repurchasing. Definitely want to try wetnwild's e/s to see how that fares against this.
This is so pigmented! Just the slightest touch from my brush picks up visible colour. Perfect for a more earthy toned, wearable smokey eye.
In the pan this looks like a nice nudish bone colour, but the colour pay off just isn't that great. Save your money & by the pigment version instead.
Lip Gloss -MAC - Splashing - To the Beach (LE Summer 2010)
marwaf 11/15/2010 3:19:00 AM
I'm very sad that this was LE & sadder still that I hadn't picked up a backup. Beautful mauvy pink with strong pigment. Looks so pretty yet sophisticated.
This reminds me of a pinker version of en pointe, though the little difference when applied is noticable. Gorgeous colour, wish it had been permanent.