This is by far my HG blush!! Iv grown tired of wearing the Nars Orgasm for sometime I told the MAC lady that I wanted a matte one thats good for everyday use. For reference I am a NW35 also use a C4, southeast asian. It just gives me a natural color in my cheeks. Its easy to blend and i just love it! The color is perfect, it looks dark in the pan but when applied its a muted old rose with peach. Definitly a repurchase. Ive also observed that a little goes a long way so this will last me for some time with everyday use. Highly recommended.
What I love about this Plushglass is it can be worn alone. Peachy pink with micro shimmers. This is a go to lipgloss when you have a heavy eyemake up. This has a vanilla smell to it, it doesnt bother me. Upon application you'll have a slight tingly feeling but it doesnt last long. Pretty decent lasting power considering its a lipgloss, on average use it lasts for an hr before next retouch. Its pricey for its size, but I would still repurchase this one because Ive never had a perfect ligloss that can be worn alone with my skintone. For reference I am a C4 in MAC.
I have a normal to oily skin. I have oily t-zone. I am a C4. Packaging: I would really prefer to have if in a pump bottle rather than in a jar. Its unsanitary and messy. Color: I have trouble finding the right color for me, it was like a hit on miss. I am a C4, I got the warm beige. Its a tad lighter on my skin but I can still get a way with it. Its hard to find the right color on a the on the see thru glass the seem to look the same on the outside. Consistency:it is really like whipped cream. Coverage: medium buildable, i just put small dots all over my face and it covers really well. I dont need to use concealer. I have small red bumps and light blemishes which was slightly visible with one layer. Another layer would be full coverage. Texture: I really like the way it feels on my skin, it doesnt feel like i have anythin on it. Staying power: It really does stay for long, I havent tried wearing it for 24hrs but the longest time ive worn this was 12hrs. I am really impressed with it. Finish: I would say its like demi matte to dewy finish. Application: after moisturizer & primer, I put a small amount of product all over the face in small dots and buff it in with a buffing brush. It gives me a flawless finish. I set it with MAC MSF in medium & spray with fix +. I would buy this product again if it was in a pump bottle.
I have a love / hate relationship with this lipstick. The color comes of pale in my lips. It is indeed nude. It looks good when I top it off maybelline lip plumper in 605. But I do know a perfect dupe for this one its by L'oreal - fairest nude. They both have the same finish. But I find the L'oreal last longer than Mac.
Lipstick -MAC - Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Bare Again
Darah168 5/12/2012 5:15:00 AM
If you are in search of a everyday wearable neutral color this is the right lipstick for you. Color I have a pigmented lips, it comes of pinky - pale nude. I can get away with any eye make up with this lip color. I really love it! Coverage Medium and very buildable Finish It easily glides in your lips like butter. Its very creamy but not sticky. Dupe The closest dupe I can think is Maybelline nude blush, sadly its discontinued. Staying power Given this has a creamy texture this transfers easily and fades fast. Youll have to re-apply 1-2hrs. I love the smell of this lipstick, it buttery sweet. Its very hydrating. Love it! Highly recommend.
Liquid -MAC - Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
Darah168 5/12/2012 5:01:00 AM
Packaging This comes in a bottle with a nozzle pump. I like it coz its safe for traveling. Consistency: I find the product thick and almost runny. Finish: It says satinfinish and has a tiny specks of shimmer that makes your skin "glow". It comes off dewy but after an hr my face was oily on the T-zones. I tried it setting with MAC Mineralized skin finish (natural) in medium and with out setting powder I still have the same result -- greasy looking skin. Coverage: Medium coverage, covered my blemishes and red spots. Staying power: This doesnt last very long, first hr my t-zones are really oily, 2nd hr It looked like its melting. The product also transfers easily. I found a way to use this effectively, i mix 1pump of satinfinish and 3 drops of mac face and body. It works well and gives me a medium to full coverage.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
Darah168 5/8/2012 6:19:00 PM
This is my first color I bought from the bunch of lip butters. Packaging: i love The quilted package and how the top part is transparent so you can actually see the true color of the lipstick rather than basing it on the color on the bottom. The cover is made of plastic. Pretty much ordinary. Consistency: The product glides on easily on the lips. It is very hydrating and has a buttery feel but not greasy. Color: It comes off as a mauve brown to my lips. Although its a lip balm and lipstick in one, i would say its a tintefd lip balm. You really have to put on more layers for the color to show. Staying power: It doesnt last very long and you need to re-apply after 2-3hrs but not bad for a drug store product. It does feather and smudge outside the lips. It transfers easily. If you are looking for a go to lipstick this is for you. You dont need a lip gloss or lip balm to top it off.
Its peachy pink color compliments my medium skintone. For reference I am a C4. Its great for everyday use and you can get away with any kind of make up look from natural to night out look. I find the product has a little fall out especially with the gold shimmers. Also, I noticed that I have to put on more product for the blush to show on my cheek. The reason why I dont buy this product again is not just about the price but I found an absolute dupe for this one that is more opaque and less gold shimmers -- Milani Luminoso. If dont mind spending for a blush, go check this out. Its a lovely color and wearable for daily use.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Darah168 5/8/2012 3:39:00 PM
Recently, I have an allergic reaction and I had few red bumps all over my face. As I was doing my research I came into this product and gave it a try. I bought this in Walgreens and immediately tried it. It has a nasty smell but I can tolerate it. After a week of trying it I am blown away with the results! I have now a clear skin. I am using this as part of my daily routine. Tossed out my Olay toner. Iv noticed the my skin is more supple and smooth. Used to have oily face but now the only thing that is oily is just my nose, i just blot it. Product description: Active Ingredients: All Natural Witch Hazel: Alcohol 14%; Witch Hazel Extract Our unique 100% natural formula gently removes excess oils, makeup and impurities from your skin without disturbing its natural moisture balance - leaving it soft, smooth and refreshed! The benefits of Witch Hazel: Gentle, non-drying; 100% all natural; cools and refreshes, dermatologist tested and recommended. No animal testing. I highly recommend this product! Its cheap and very effective. The only thing that might bother you is the smell other than that its perfect for any kind of skin types.
I don't really know if Physicians Formula's claim for their last booster is effective. I bought this mainly because of the felt tip applicator. It dries fast when applied. This is great for precision application, great for wing eye. I am amazed by the staying power, it doesnt wear off easily. This is my new favorite liner!
This blush is the absolute dupe for NARS Orgasm. It is peachy pink with a golden undertone. I find this more opaque than the NARS Orgasm. I have a medium skin tone and a shade C4 from MAC, it blends well with my skin. I like the slight gold shimmer it gives a little glow in my cheeks. I didnt experience any break outs while using this one. If you are looking for a dupe for NARS Orgasm, I highly recommend Milani Luminoso its only $6-7 on your local drugstores. I bought this in Walgreens.
This by far my favorite foundation by MAC. Its 120ml and its only $33. Consistency: You have to shake the bottle to mix the product well. Its runny because it is water based. Coverage: Sheer - Light to Medium, the great thing about this product is its buildable. If you have a clear skin, this is perfect for you. But if you are like me who has few blemishes you need to have to apply the product twice. Finish: It has a dewy finish and I set it with my MAC MSF - Medium. Shade: C4 I find it easier for me to apply it with my fingers but if you are more comfortable with brushes, I recommend using MAC 187. If you are looking for a sheer coverage, this is for you.
This is the first BB Cream that I purchased. I started using this since Nov 2010. I love the consistency of this product, its not too thick and not runny. It easily blend in your face when you apply. At first you may think its too light but give it a little time to oxidize and amazingly it will match your skintone. I has a light to medium coverage and has a dewy finish, I like it to set it with my MAC natural mineralized skin finish in medium. I find it easier to use with my finger than brush, I guess the warmth works better. I have normal to oily skin, and I didn't experience any break out. Its great for everyday use especially in daytime because it has a SPF. Whats great about this product is all you need is 1-2pumps. A little really goes a long way thats why it took me 6months to consume the whole bottle. I find that this product can last up to 6hrs depends on the weather. Bottomline is I recommend this product.