What a lovely gloss color. I was a little worried when I saw it in the tube, as I'm quite pale, and I thought it may be too dark on me. Once I put it on though, I was instantly in love. This makes my lips a wonderful sheer berry color. I didnt really notice my lips looking bigger, but that's fine, I buy glosses more for the color than the plumping. I am one of those people who really likes the tingling sensation of plumping products, but I could see how this might bother someone who is sensitive to it. Now for the downside: I'm not a huge fan for the smell; it's not really overpowering, so it's not really offputting to me, but I would still prefer no scent. Also, unfortunately like MAC lipglass, my lips feel sticky after wearing it for a bit. Again, not a huge problem, but I wish MAC would work on this. Basically it's such a lovely color that I'm willing to forgive a few faults.
So amazing. MAC has wonderful policies and this is one of them. I only wish you could also get lipglass or eyeshadow. (Eyeshadow is actually cheaper than lipstick), but hey, free product is free product, and its so great MAC promotes recycling so much.
I bought this because I'd heard good things about it, and am very disappointed. Definitely not worth the over $20 I paid for it, and one of the *few* make-up products I've returned. Makesmy lashes look clumpy, yet not think at the same time, how it manages that, I do not know.
Gorgeous pink, I would have never guessed that I would like it so much from looking at it in the tube. I've learned though, to always try crazy MAC colors before writing them off (like spring bean, soooo weird looking in the tube, wonderful and subtle on). At least give this one a try while at your local MAC
Lip Gloss -Neutrogena - Moistureshine Lipgloss in Groove [DISCONTINUED]
Bethwte 2/13/2006 7:09:00 AM
Gorgeous shade on me... I think I have 4 tubes of it, it's always by my side. Great alone during the summer, nice worn in the center of a darker lipstick for year round, and nice as a coat over lipsticks as well. Perfect pale pink.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Select Sheer Pressed Powder
Bethwte 2/8/2006 5:54:00 AM
I am mad I waited so long to try this powder... I adore it, especially for the price. I've tried other much more expensive pressed powders, and this is the best at setting my makeup and giving me that flawless finish, and not looking makeupy (not a word, but you know what I mean). I also like it alone without foundation on natural days...
Great product, especially at the price. 5 very pretty shades that compliment each other very well. Heavenly is a pretty shimmery netral beige; Nymph is a nice light blue with traces of green and gold; Dreamboat (my favorite) is a pretty tropical turquoise; Amethyst is a nice darkish purple; and Sea Cruze is a dark blue with gold flecks in it. Combined, they look gorgeous together, but could be used with many other colors. One gripe, I dislike the brush that comes with it. The two ends are the perfect sizes, but the quality is horrfic (at least on mine, may be a fluke) It seems like there is no glue holding the two ends on the brush, and it shed 5 hairs the first time I used the brush. Well worth it for the colors and pretty case though.
I have very pale skin, and this is too milky even for me to wear alone. Looks gorgeous when paired over darker lipsticks though... I also really like it t dab just in the center of lipsticks to create a fuller look to my lips.
Very pretty natural wash of color, pretty similar to grain, but I like this one better.
VERY similar to naked lunch, both are great color washes to put under any look
Gorgeous color, I adore it, and could probably use it everyday, as it goes with almost anything. Very pretty shimmery neutral from MAC
I used to use this for fluidliners before I found the 209 (which is fab for those). I still love this brush for powder lining and for my eyebrows though. It is just the right amount of stiff and deposits a good amount of color.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Short Handle Crease Eyeshadow Brush
Bethwte 1/25/2006 7:20:00 AM
I'm giving this a 4, even though I really disliked it and traded it away, because I think it is a great quality brush for the price. However, it just didn't work for me at all! Unless I wanted a very subtle light color in the crease, this brush just made a mess of my makeup. It was too big and filled in not only the crease but pretty far above and below it as well. Not pretty. Maybe if you have a large crease area, this would work better for you.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Dome Sable Eyeshadow Brush
Bethwte 1/25/2006 7:17:00 AM
A good quality brush, especially for $15. I tend to only use it for putting eyeshadow on my lower lashline, but it is also good for other eyeshadow purposes (I just like my other brushes a little better). So far I have been able to use it (with decent results) as a/an: brush to put color on the lid, crease brush (though if I don't blend it well enough, it kind of looks like a line of color in my crease, yuck!), and a pigment brush. In a pinch it even works as a liner brush...
Nice large brush... very good for quicky and easily applying a sheer wash of color all over my eye. However, that's really the only use I can find for it (it's too big to do anything else with), and to me, I'm not sure if I need a brush that is only good for a sheer wash. I can do that with so many of my other brushes. At $14, it isn't too expensive, and is good quality for the price, it just seems like a bit of a waste to me because of the lack of versitility.