Im in my late 20s and Ive been battling acne since I was 11. Ive been on everything from cheapo stuff at Target to accutane. The accutane cleared up my skin when I was in my early teens and for the longest time I had perfectly clear skin. Then came pregnancy number 1 and with that the acne started coming back. After I had my baby I tried proactive, it cleared up my skin but MY OH MY was I dry! I got off it and went through every acne-system offered at Target, Walgreens, Sephora.etc. What a waste of money. Nothing really helped. I finally saw a dermatologist and I got a facial wash and ointment. It cleared my skin up, but again I was dry and itchy AND I didnt like that I had do get it through a prescription. Somehow I came across this video of someone talking about the acne.org products, her results were amazing. I did some more research and decided to give it a try. After a couple of weeks my skin started to look really good. All without the dryness and no itching! I love this product and will keep buying it over and over again! The only negative is that you have to order it online, I get it on amazon and the shipping is kinda pricey.
Can I say YES YES YES I'd buy this product again :D ?? This is my all time fav. lipstick and the first one I ever had to re-purchase. I love it and I wear it prob every other day or so if not more. I have one in my purse and one in the bathroom + one extra in case I run out. Buy this..! Its the perfect nude (doesn't look like concealer like myth does if you use it w/o gloss).
I've been wanting to buy this product for AGES, but every time I go to my local PRO store or MAC counter its sold out. It took me over 4months to finally get my hands on one. I didn't even swatch it again in the store, I w/ to excited to buy it when they told me they had it (I had swatched it 4months earlier, and couldn't really remember what it looked like, but i wanted it!) so I just paid and rushed home :) When I got home and tried it on, again, I got a little disappointed. Obviously this has to be a popular color, or else it wouldn't be sold out all the time. But for me there are so many other lippie-colors from MAC that I'd pick over this one. I don't hate it, I don't love it. Its a good 'neutral' color and will prob. look good on most people. Would I buy again? Yes. Will I have to? Prob not.
I bought this lippie 2 months ago. When I first got it I used it pretty much every day, but now Im using it less and less. Not because I like it less, just because I have other shades of lipsticks I prefer over this one. Its an orangey-nude color and when I got it the girl at the store suggested I'd get an orange-nude gloss to go w/ it. I can't remember the gloss name right now, but w the gloss it looks almost to orange/brown so I use it w a 'real nude' like boy bait or florabundance and it looks really good. I think I'd buy this again, I wish you had an 'maybe' option, but I prob. won't have to since I won't use the whole tube.
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie #630
LAMadde 4/22/2010 10:44:00 AM
I was really excited to try this out. But its pretty much the exact same shade as my skin color, so I don't really like it that much. I feel like it 'mutes' my face. I'm a NC40 (prob a NC35 at the moment since I'm not as tanned as I usually am). It's not horrible, just not for me. I don't think I'll wear this and I wouldn't buy it again.
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Strawberry Milk #595
LAMadde 4/21/2010 9:56:00 PM
I read a lot of mixed reviews about this product, but in the end found a lot of ppl who put it in their 'must have NYX lippies' posts. I was kinda nervous about ordering this shade w/o seeing it in person, but since it only cost me a dollar fifty I figured I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did. This shade is not at all 'crazy pink' on me. My lips are naturally very pigmented and I always add a little bit of foundation to them before applying lipstick or gloss, and w/ the foundation this shade looks amazing. Really like it and would buy again.
This might be my fav. NYX lippie. Its a good nude, not to 'concealerish' and its a good alternative to Myth or Hue (my 2 fav nudes). I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good nudie lippie, you can't beat the price (bought mine off of ebay for 1.50) and yes, I would buy again.
This shade makes me look dead :/ It's really greyish and I have a yellow undertone to my skin (nc40). I might play around w/ some different pink glosses over it and it might make it work, but just by its own it looks really bad and I wouldn't leave the house w/ it on!
I wasn't sure if I was gonna like this shade or not. My lips are naturally pigmented/redish. To mute out the color I always dab a little bit of foundation on my lips before applying lipstick and w/ the foundation this shade looks amazing on me. I absolutely love it :) Gorgeous shade that will probably look good on a lot of different skin tones. Im a NC40 for ref.
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Orange Soda #588
LAMadde 4/21/2010 9:13:00 PM
I just ordered 12 NYX lippies off of Ebay and this was one of the shades I just kinda 'threw in there' after reading some mixed reviews online. The color looks REALLY nice when I swatch it on my hand and in the tube, but on my lips it looks a lot like concealer. I guess it resembles Myth a lot and I don't like Myth by itself but w/ some gloss it looks great. So I'm gonna try it w/ some glosses and I'll update this review when I've made up my mind on how I feel about this shade :)
So.. I just ordered 12 NYX round lipsticks off of Ebay (was going to order 4 from their website but got a super-deal on 12 on ebay) and Thalia was one of the shades I was the most excited about. When I swatched it on my hand I was REALLY disappointed, it just looks SO dark and 'purple'. I tried on all shades on my lips and saved Thalia for last since I figured I'd hate it. My lips are naturally very pigmented so I always mute the color w/ some foundation before applying any other lip-product. And w/ the foundation Thalia actually looked really nice and I was very very surprised. Added some gloss to it to and it looked great. Nothing I'll wear every day, but a million times better than the color you get if you just swatch it on your hand!
This product is really over rated. Got it a couple of yrs ago when it was the talk of the town and it w in all the magazines. So disappointed. Give no volume whatsoever, applicator is horrible and I only used it about 2 times before tossing it. Would not recommend to anyone and would not buy again.
I got this foundation a couple of weeks ago in 2 different shades (from cvs during their bogo sale). I got 006 and 008. Something weird is that their color chart is a little off, the 006 is darker than the 008 for example so pay close attention when you pick your color. Anyways. I've mostly been using the 008 since I'm not as tanned as I usually am. I really like this product. It goes on smooth and you only need a small amount of product to cover your whole face. I don't see all the sparkly stuff people are talking about, sure it has some sheen, but sparkly? No. This is now my go to foundation :) I used to use the colorstay foundation, but now I only use it if I'm going out or need some more coverage. The photoready isn't as heavy as the colorstay and its goes on much smoother (the colorstay you kinda have to work with for a while) AND its easier to clean off at night. Right now they have a bogo sale at my local cvs and I think Im gonna buy 1 PhotoReady and 1 colorstay because I love both.
So, I just got this product last week after reading some good reviews. You get alot of product for your money and I bet this thing will last forever. I've wanted to try a tinted moisturizer for a while, and since ppl described this as one I figured I'd give it a go. I have mixed feelings about this. The pros. are that its really light weight and doesn't feel cakey (like the other MAC foundations tend to do), it doesn't make me break out (like the studio fix does). It looks natural and gives me light coverage (my skin is not perfect w a few blemishes and some un-even skin tone from being in the sun to much) but one layer is enough to give me an even skin-tone. For more coverage I apply a second layer and that giver me medium coverage. The cons. for this is that its very watery, you have to rub it between your fingers (I kinda blow on it to a little bit to heat it up) to give it more texture before applying to my face. I am going to wear this, this summer when I'm really tanned (nc40), but right now it feels like I'm a little bit to pale for it and my skin needs something more than just a moisturizer :)
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
LAMadde 3/3/2010 6:38:00 PM
I absolutely love this product! When I first bought it the girl at the MAC store told me it w/ cheaper than it actually was, so when I saw the price on the receipt I almost took it back. I'm glad I didn't because this is my new fav :) Use it almost everyday as a highlighter on cheekbones and nose. Looks amazing w/o being too sparkly, just giver you that perfect glow.