I am NC25 and have Hazel eyes. I usually don't wear purple eyeshadow, although I know that it can make my eyes pop, but I just always felt like it didn't suit me anyway. But then I tought I'd give it a try and got Nocturnelle. I think it's a pretty color and it doesn't look too bad on me, but it doesn't have the "WOW-factor" either. Also it's pretty poorly pigmented, I can barely get any color on my lids without really rubbing my brush into the pan to the point where I fear my poor MAC 239 might break or lose its shape or something. But once it's on it's ok, I usually use this with Sketch, which I bought along with Nocturnelle. (Sketch is a hit, btw, despite it being a purple, too). I wouldn't say it's a terrible eyeshadow, I could cope with the poor pigmentation, I usually don't mind it that much as long as it's buildable, but in this case since the color isn't really worth the effort, I don't find myself reaching for this very often. (Another factor might be that I'm more the neutral kind of girl, who never knows what clothes to wear with colorful e/s)
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
Emma93 2/17/2013 3:48:00 PM
I love it. That's what I've been looking for for literally years. The perfect nude, not corpse-like, not too pink, not too peachy, not too brown. Perfect. And creamy, not drying. If you want a long wearing lipstick, that might not be for you, but that's not what I'm necessarily looking for. But for its creaminess, I'm quite surprised how long wearing it is. Of course it's not going to last hours and hours, but as long as you don't drink or eat anything, it will stay on. I can absolutely recommend this product, but colorwise, because on me it's a nude, it won't work for everyone, obviously. :)
This is an incredible and pretty unique color. I loved the swatches and what it looked like in the pan, I also loved looks on other people. I have had this for almost 2 years when I finally decided to sell it. I just could not make it work at all. I found it rather boring and too red in the crease, and that beautiful monochrome only came out when used over a dark base. Now, I look terrible with black all over my lid or anything as dark as that. I have never been able to pull off a full on smokey eye. So putting a black base underneath Club make the duochrome effect come out, but I just looked hideous. I tried it as a liner, which I didn't like, I tried it as a lid color, which looked weired and quite boring for what it is, I tried it with a black/brown base underneath, I tried it as a crease color. It looked horrible on me. Also I find it very sad that without a darker base that green won't really come out and you just have a reddish-brown. Such a shame!
I don't know why this doesn't get more love. But what one has to be aware of is, that this is NOT a special color, it's not something undupable, it is not like MACs Club or Satin Taupe. What it is is a very pretty, dark golden-y nud-ish color that has a little bit of shimmer, but not too much and is pretty versatile. I use it for example when I do a smokey eye to blend out the edges and for the inner 3rd as I have pretty small eyes and need a certain lighness on the inner parts of my lids. It's also perfect for a everyday look with a light brown like Cork in the crease or Mulch. This is not the kind of eyeshadow that is the star of the look, but it's still very very pretty.
They don't sell Nars in Germany, so when I went to Prague I was super excited to see that Nars was available there. I had researched the brand and their products a lot before because I thought about ordering online (which would have been very expensive with the shipping and everything), so I knew that Khalari was the most loved in my shade range and that I wanted it. I'm a little bit disappointed. The colors are pretty, but I imagined them to be a little bit more... special, if you know what I mean. They are not as pigmentet as I expected them to be and they don't really show up that well on my lid. In fact, the more golden color of the two just looks like some golden glitter, even if I pack it on it looks like I've dusted some loose gold pigment over my lids. The darker color is better in that regard, but it's niether a dark enough color for the crease, nor is it light enough for all over the lid (since I have fairly small eyes and I have to be carful with putting darker colors all over). So all in all nice eyeshadows, but in my opinion not worth the price.
Pefect, classic red, exactly what I was looking for! And because of its blue-ish undertones, my teeth look like I had them bleached. :) I don't know if it's a good everyday lipstick, though. Probably not considering that I am still going to school..
I like mystery. It's a nice eyeshadow, a darker brown, not warm, not really cool. The color payoff is not really good, which is the main reason I gave it only 3 lippies. If you swatch it, it looks like nothing. And I may have gotten a dud, because it does not look nearly as dark as it does on other people. I have seen it on multiple blogs and swatches and somehow mine doesn't even get close to be that dark. I usually use Cork as a crease color, but if I want something a bit more dramatic, a bit deeper, I use Mystery. Now I wish I had gotten Smut, because swatched next to each other they look quite similer but Smut has that reddish shimmer to it that gives it a special twist. Although I heard Smut's texture isn't that great either. Anyway, I'd probably go for another dark brown now.
Um, why haven't I reviewed this yet?! One of my all-time favorites. I have to say though that on my lids it does not look as olive as in the pan since I do have olive undertones. It is more of a dirty gold, but the oliveness is definitely noticable, too. Gorgeous all over the lid or in the crease (although I prefer using it as a lid color) with a great number of different shades.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow
Emma93 2/28/2012 10:30:00 AM
In Germany (or in Europe in general?) these have different names than in the US. I got this in "35 On and On Bronze" which is the equivalent to "Bad to the Bronze". Here it is about 8 Euro (about 11$ or 7 GBP), which is not very cheap for a drugstore product, but not exactly expensive either. People say this is a dupe for Paint Pots by MAC, but I don't think that's true. Now I only own Painterly, so I don't think I can speak for all Paint Pots or 24hr Color Tattoos, but the Color Tatoos are smoother in texture, in my opinion. I have a problem with creasing, no matter what primer I use. The only thing I can do is trying to delay it a few hours and this held up a lot longer than the Paint Pot. Not 24 hours, but probably 5 or something. I have to say though that it is not the best staying power I have seen in products. The Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadows for instance are comparable in texture, I think, and hold up a lot longer, but they are three or four times as expensive, so I think the 24hr Color Tattoos are a great deal. The color choice isn't great yet and I am missing a color like Painterly just to be able to use it as an everyday base. As for the color I think it is gorgeous and I think it will be even prettier when I'm tan. It is perfect for a wash of color all over the lid when you're in a hurry and it will make especially blue but also green eyes pop. Since I have hazel eyes this compliments them well. I would definitely repurchase. :)
I probably wouldn't buy this again. Not because I don't like the colors - they are gorgeous and suit me well. I especially love the colors of YDK, Busted, Suspect and Snakebite. They are gorgeous and all that, but I just don't really know how to use these colors. This palette seems to be more shimmery than the original one. The finish of the shimmery colors in the Naked2 is even more shimmery than the one in Naked1 and has a lot of fall out. Toasted from the original palette for me has the perfect finish: shimmery but not glittery. I am missing that in the colors of this palette. Except for Suspect, maybe, they all are VERY glittery, especially YDK and Chopper, which I think is very sad, because I love the colors so much. I still have to experiment with it and see how I make the matte shades work with the glittery ones because often I find that when I apply f.ex. Blackout in the crease it doesn't look like a matte shade anymore, because the lidcolor is so shimmery. I'll see and maybe change my opinion, but so far this does not work for me... Excuse any mistakes, english is not my mother tongue. :)
I love it. Extremely matte, extremely pigmented and yet very blendable. I use it mostly to soften edges and as a brow highlighter. Can be sheer or really opaque. LOVE.
I expected to love this. It loked so beautiful swatched, I instantly fell in love with it and I was looking at it again and again for months before I bought it, and a few weeks ago I finally did. The problem I have with it is, that on my lids this color doesn't look nearly as special as it does swatched :/ It is just a goldeny pink. I have to be really careful t use it, because if I wear it with the wrong shades of brown it looks weird. I can't even describe what it is, maybe it just doesn't really suit me. The pigmentation is perfect for my needs - not too sheer, but not too opaque either - and I love the finish. I don't know if I would repurchase, but I can definitely say that it is a color worth having, if it suits you :)
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Emma93 2/4/2012 3:24:00 PM
This was my first gel liner and I really liked it at first, because I didn't know better. Still I think it is the best gel liner in the drugstore that I know of, and if you can't /don't want to spend much money on makeup/ a gel liner than this might be the right thing for you. It does create a black line, the brush that comes with it is also ok. It is pretty easy to handle, but it is a pretty dry formula for a gel liner. Compared to the MAC Fluidline, it goes on a lot harder. In the beginning it wasn't even THAT dry, but it dried out fairly quick.
I love love love the kind of coverage it gives me (if this doesn't work for you coverage-wise: applied with a beautyblender this looks like nothing, but with my Sigma F80 it is perfect) and I also love the finish. Words can't describe how much I love the way it looks on me, which is why I would probably buy it again, but I have the feeling it's breaking me out. I am not sure if it really is the Foundation, because I have been prone to breakouts anyway recently, but it might be. I'll update if I am sure or if it was something else, but so far I think that it is the foundation.. sadly... :( Edit: I was NOT the foundation that made me break out!! Yay, I'm happy! But what I noticed over time is, that it is on the yellow side and if I use too much this becomes very noticable. Also, the shade is slightly, slightly too dark for me, just a tiny bit. But here in Germany, where I live anyway, they only have B10 BR20 and B30, so I had to get B30, because BR20 was too pink. I don't like the color selection, which is why I give this 4 lippies.
This was my very first MAC eyeshadow along with Woodwinked. These two are the only ones that have a dent and I really like them. However, I only wear Satin Taupe all over the lid and blended out into the crease with Woodwinked dusted just in the middle of the lid, because I don't think it looks nice in the crease when worn with another color on the lid.