Whirls and Twirls is from MAC's 2011 winter collection. It is a glaze lipstick. The case is all white.I would call the color a pinky beige, frosty shimmery color. It does seem to blend very naturally with my lip color, just giving a bit of polished nice deposit of color. It doesn't appear overly frosty or shimmery. I would say it is a nice understated color that is easy to wear. I think it would flatter all skin tones. This can be worn under dazzleglass for extra color and pizazz.
The color on this is very wearable as others have described.It is a lovely pinky color. I don't feel it's too youthful for me. You can wear it alone and it has enough pigment or over lipstick or lip balm. It compares to Chanel's glossimers. There is no bad taste or smell. It seems to be long lasting and comfortable to wear. My complaint is that I only got this yesterday and the applicator has split and scratches me when I use it. I may be able to trim it with a scissor but at this price I shouldn't have to do that. If it worsens I will return it. Also, when it is gone some glitter pieces remain embedded in my wrinkles around my mouth. I don't know how many people get close enough to me to notice that, but it's a point.
I have repurchased this blush 3 times. I do have a few other more pink blushes but this blush looks good with everything. You will never look like a clown with blush baby or like you have a spray tan. It's very easy to apply and natural looking. My skin color is NC 20. I am fair but not porcelain. I think anyone a little lighter or darker can also wear this. It doesn't cause me to breakout at all and I don't smell any fragrance. It's like a combination pink,brown rose.
I wear this with clinique eye base in canvas under it. It is a very neutral, nice soft color. It is not too pink, just a soft peach/pink very brightening color. I wear with wedge in the crease blended with brule above and a chocolate colored eyeliner.
You just can't go wrong with this beige colored eyeshadow no matter what age or shape of your eye. It is very subtle yet it brightens. There may be cheaper dupes for it but MAC doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes so I stick with what works for me.
I used to use Bombshell years ago but found it drying. After several years of looking for a nice pink and not finding it, I repurchased Bombshell. As long as I wear balm underneath it, it is not drying. It is just enough pink to go with warm or cool skin tones and not too pink fake looking, not bubblegum pink, not blue or red, just enough pink. If you want a little pink that isn't over the top, try Bombshell at any age. I think an 80 year old can look nice in this color too.
Wedge eyeshadow is a slightly gray brown that doesn't appear to have any red or purple in it. It is dark enough to cover some discoloration I have above my mature lids but not so dark that it would be called a smokey eye or very obvious I am wearing eyeshadow. It is just a very medium, neutral, easy to wear crease color that I pair with all my neutral lid colors such as Naked Lunch and Brule. I recently bought Moleskin which is a limited edition from the Mac Me Over collection, and it is very similar to Wedge and just as easy to wear. Except for these two colors, everything else I have tried does not look right in my crease. If you can't find any color looks good in your crease at all or if you have mature lids and want a matte color without shimmer, try Wedge, it just might work for you.
I love this blush because I'm not great at applying makeup and I never have to worry about looking like a clown with this blush. It is a very light pinkish blush and I don't notice any sparkle or glitter. It seems very easy to wear. My skin is NC 20-25. I also have some redness around the nose and this color is flattering. Some blushes enhance the redness but this is flattering.my usual blush is MAC blush baby, which is also sheer but this is a nice switch. If you can't get it because it sold out, I think Chanel has something similar called cloud or something like that.
I have been using the Boscia for a few months. I can't take any fragrances and if this has any smell it is so slight I can't see it bothering anyone with allergies. I scrub gently and use it every 4 days. It seems to remove the flakes from my very dry forehead and chin without overly drying. I am acne prone even at my age and I don't think it has caused any breakouts at all.I am also prone to milia from oil based moisturizers that block pores and this product does not contribute to milia. It doesn't seem to be oily at all. Other "gentle" scrubs left my face red but this one does not cause any redness. My only complaint is if you take the container into the shower, some water drops can get under the lid so I dry it off with a paper towel when I am done. I use very very little when I use it, you don't need a lot of the product. Overall, it's not drying, it's not moisturizing, it does what I want it doesn't smell or cause breakouts and I am happy and would repurchase.
At first I didn't get Naked Lunch to show up on my fair skin very well but now I blend it with a little Brule and it does make my eyes appear brighter. Alone, it also made my lids look slightly wrinkled, but as long as I keep the Brule on the inner lid and Naked Lunch on the outer lid, it s very nice. It is a subtle look. I use Wedge in the crease and this is a bright, neutral look for an older woman. I don't use any primer underneath. I don't have any fallout or glitter, it is just a nice pink champagne slight frosty color. I recently also bought Jest which is very similar to Naked Lunch but appers more pigmented and maybe has a bit more frost. I'm sure if I used primer, Naked Lunch would be even more amazing, HG eyeshadow. I wish MAC counters had some sales associates my age and I hope their new fall collections have some shades that appeal to the mature woman also. I find myself looking at their classic shades because the newer releases seem to appeal more to younger people.
I like this product and it is a very good primer and concealer, but it is very drying and doesn't go on smoothly like Urban Decay's primer potion (which is not as good a primer as Benefit's Stay Don't Stay). It is also inconvenient to use because the product is very concentrated and the pump dispenses way too much product. I will use the rest of the product, but after it runs out I will try a different primer.
I LOVE this color!!!!! It is a very vibrant pink that doesn't have reds in it and make your eye look irritated. It is an icy pink color; and is shimmery, not glittery. I will definitely buy more Urban Decay eyeshadows in the future. My only complaint is how much it costs, but it's worth it.
This is the best makeup palette ever! It is my go to palette with everything in it. There are so many versatile looks with this palette. Virgin- A very nice highlight color, but even though I love shimmery satin colors, i am not a fan of them for highlights. Sin- This is a good neutral color that is adds a pop of color for a natural look. Naked- is a good subtle crease color. Sidecar- I love this color except for the crazy glitter fallout. It is a great sparkly color but use a tissue under your eye and a primer to prevent fallout. Buck is another great crease color. Half baked is the BEST color in the entire world. With every makeup look, I end up putting half baked on somewhere (this makes a really cool eyeliner). Smog and Darkhorse are very dark colors and very pigmented. A little bit in the crease looks nice with either of these colors. Toasted is a warmer peachy gold color that is nice on the lids Hustle is a burgundy-purple color that is very pigmented. Creep is almost black but a dark navy blue color. Gunmetal is a versatile color, wearable in the crease or on the lid. My naked palette came with the double sided eyeliner and I love it. They glide on very smoothly. Overall this palette is fantastic! I will defiantly buy again. I say the price is not that expensive for 12 eyeshadows which are normally around $17 and 2 eyeliners that are normally $18. It is almost a $240 value for around $40.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
Gittel 3/15/2011 10:02:00 AM
I have the Urban Decay 24-7 Glide-On Eye pencil in the duo of Zero and Whiskey that came with the Urban Decay Naked Palette (which I love). The eyeliner glides on very smooth. It maintains its point for a long time without sharpening it. Zero is a black that is not matte or sparkly, it is in between. Whiskey is the same, only a light-medium brown color. The liner doesn't smudge terribly during the day, but it does more than Clinique's cream-sharper for eyes. It especially smudges on the bottom lash line and near the inner corner of my eye. It is more expensive than Clinique's eyeliner and isn't as good quality. I may buy the eyeliner again in a different more unusual color such as purple or light blue.
Eyeliner -Clinique - Cream liner Chocolate Lustre / Cocoa Shimmer Duo
Gittel 3/15/2011 9:52:00 AM
I don't have the duo for this product, but I do have the single eyeliner in Chocolate Lustre. I love this eyeliner. It doesn't tug on my eyes during application and it doesn't smudge throughout the day. It is a dark-medium brown color with, not an over bearing shimmer or chunks of glitter, but a faint sparkle. I remove this with Clinique's rinse off eye makeup solvent on a q-tip and it is not too hard to remove. I will definitely re-purchase this.