Makeup Brushes -MAC - 188 Small Duo Fibre Face brush
doris98 2/2/2010 4:22:00 AM
Love it for concealer and cream blush
I Love it!
I love MAC Tenderling! This is the quintessential porcelain cheeks for me, unlike any other I've tried. As one reviewer so accurately described it, it looks like it radiates from within, no harsh lines. I also love that it's Sheertone. Despite this being a very light color for my NC30 skin, it shows up great! Even the MA thought it was better than 2 or 3 I tried on that day.
I love Stila overall, and had wanted to try this for so long until I finally bought it about 2 months ago. It has replaced my other brow products (both powder and pencil). The Stila MA taught me to use both colors (light to outline and dark to fill in), and I love it! She also taught me how to take out the pans from the pot with a pin and I can now put it in my Stila palettes. I much prefer palettes to take eye and cheek colors with me everywhere. So for those who also "palettize", you can take this out of the cardboard pot and put into your beloved Stila palettes.
I finally got my hands on one of these, as well as the 4 pan, and can't wait to get organized. I just recently had a strong lemming for this when I realized that E.L.F. and MAC are exactly the same size. I love to customize palettes and loved doing that with Stila but Stila's not available in Manila, and the palettes are so expensive. So, for others who want blushes and glosses in their MAC pans, buy the E.L.F. custom refills. E.L.F. blushes are incredibly pigmented, and only $1, so how can you go wrong? Love, Love, Love!
I love this shade as a brow powder, perfect for my coloring! Lasting power is also great, lasts all day!
This is a great product! Agree with beverlys that although it's a cream shadow, it doesn't crease at all and even stays on all day. I could wear this alone but add MAC Cork in the crease just for a little definition. Cute packaging too.
I was a little wary of the colors of this trio when I first got it because of exactly what others have mentioned (especially the mustard/brownish color). I was soooooo pleasantly surprised when I tried it though. I've never worn green eyeshadow before but after I heard that green makes hazel eyes pop, I thought I'd give it a try (I'm Eurasian with NC30 complexion). I LOVE it now! The vomity color just glides on smoothly and evenly and is a much lighter shade when applied on the lid. The green is great as well! I don't regret getting despite the hefty US$50 I had to pay for it in Australia (the only place I think that still sells it retail). And, since Stila trios are so generously-sized, I don't I'll ever need another one as I probably won't ever use this up (never used up any e/s before -- ha ha). I'd buy it again anyway, if I ever lose it. But probably get it in a swap and not for another US$50! (-:
This is my first bronzer and I just LOVEEEE it! It goes on smoothly on my cheeks and smells great. I use so little of it at a time because I only swipe once for each cheek and blend. The color is quite natural but intense enough that you don't need a whole lot. It doesn't quite last all day though -- but that's ok because I love taking it out of my bag to touch up and look at the packaging, and to smell it. I love most Bloom products and this is my favorite next to their lip stuff. (-:
I have both the small and large bags. I use the small one for evenings out as it can't fit my brushes. Both of them sooo cute! (-:
I love this product to control frizz. My hair tends to get dry from blow-drying despite using conditioners. I use it after styling to make my hair frizz-free and shiny. It lasts all day with a tiny amount, and using too much will make your hair greasy. Guess that's the reason for the small size because you really need a 1/4 pea-size amount (or less). (-:
Grain is a great shade to use as a base to open up your eyes. It also looks cute as a highlighter over a nude base. I've only tried it with Cork so far in the crease but I think I'll look up the other colors as well based on your reviews. The one thing I LOVE about MAC eye shadows is how I NEVER have to retouch during the day because they stay put. (-:
This is the only foundation that controls my combo skin. I have found no need to blot my T-zone except for extremely humid days. The 3-in-1 benefit of concealer/foundation/powder is also great to make up for the inconvenience of having to pour the powder over tissue and dabbing it with a sponge to apply on face. Was a bit hesitant with the application but it wasn't as complicated as I thought it might be. It also has great mileage, I don't think I'll buy another bottle in at least a year. (-: UPDATE: I'm loving this more and more as I start to learn how to use it. Here's my AM routine that has really helped control my combo/oily skin. Hope it helps someone out there with the same problem -- CLEANSE with Neutrogena or Bloom facial cleanser. TONE with Burt's Bees Garden Tomato Toner (only been using this a week and it has done wonders). MOISTURIZE with Olay Total Effects (again, only 5 days of use and the effects are great!). EXFOLIATE/MASK 2x a week with Mary Kay Exfoliating in 2 and Bloom Green Clay mask. With Complete Me, I only dust (not dab) my face with a brush and pressed powder, or blot with Bloom blotting paper.