Bronzers -New York Color - Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720
Leena10 10/31/2011 11:55:00 PM
I've been using this bronzer daily for the last couple of weeks. It's a beautiful color not quite brown not quite orange it gives my C3 coloring a healthy glow. I always have to use some sort of blush or bronzer to look alive and give my yellowish skin some color and this is super easy to apply with a fluffy brush on my cheeks, forehead, and a bit on my nose. I haven't touched my Nars laguna or MACs refined golden since I started using this. Its seems those two bronzers can look a little muddy when reapplied throughout the day and sunny is nice and light it doesn't look splotchy after a few hours of wear. In fact I depotted sunny from it's cheap flimsy packaging and refined golden from the Mac compact and switched the two, they fit perfectly! I have been using sunny as a setting powder for my kiehls tinted moisturizer in light, since it's a tad bit light for me and the coverage of these two products together is phenomenal, my skin looks flawless but natural, not too made up. I'm really happy I found such a good product for under $3 I will definitely repurchase when I'm out.
Im really liking this lip liner lately, to me it's a cross between MACs subculture and spice, the two liners I use most. It's a bit darker than subculture and a bit lighter than spice also no orange undertones like spice. I also find it to be a softer formula than MAC therefore making it smoother to apply. I've been throwing this in my purse instead to replace both the other liners and for about a four dollars compared to fourteen it's not too bad. Quickly becoming my HG!!
I used bare minerals a few years ago and loved the way it worked for me, I even repurchased it a few times then I became bored and moved on to something else, however when I went back to using it I felt like it would make my face itch when I would sweat like at the gym or work. Maybe I developed some kind of allergy to one of the ingredients or it's possible my brush was getting rough and dry after washing it so many times. I also used to love the way it made my skin look and I received quite a few compliments while wearing it however I was recently looking at some old pics while wearing this foundation and my face looked like a grease ball and I'm normally not an oily person, so as far as repurchasing I can't say a definite no as I may have a change of heart, but seriously the marketing of the product is genius and maybe that's why I really thought the product was working for me all that time!
I'm on my third tube of this lip gloss, its a really shiny and glossy and makes my lips looks look really full, I pair it with my subculture or spice lipliner, I've also recently discovered NYX's lipliner in natural I'm loving this the best with c thru, it gives me that "collagen injected" look! Which I'm liking atm, I plan on repurchasing this, it just seems like I go through it so fast but I've yet to find another another gloss that compares to it so until then i'll stick to this.
I purchased this TM a few months ago because I was looking for something light to even out my skin tone, as I don't need that much coverage nor do I like to wear heavy foundation ona daily basis. I use it over my cetaphil moisturizer and apply with my fingers and WOW! the coverage is so beautiful! I'm really pleased with this product overall and I haven't touhed any of my other foundations since. I also find that my blush lasts longer on top of this when set with a light dusting of powder, I use my msfn in medium or my BM mineral veil and if not it does just fine on its own. I highly recommend this product!
Blush -MAC - Sheertone Shimmer blush in Peachykeen
Leena10 9/20/2010 4:30:00 PM
BEST BLUSH EVER!!!!!! It is the most beautiful pinky peach color, it goes on smoothly and is way more pigmented than my beloved NARS Orgasm blush! I started wearing this a few months ago and three of my friends all with different skin tones have purchased this blush because of how wonderful it is! Also for only $18 you get more product than a NARS blush so thats a plus! I also really like to pair this with my msf in Soft and Gentle and c-thru lipglass for an all over peachy glow!!
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
Leena10 9/20/2010 4:22:00 PM
This product gives your skin a beautiful candlelit glow! I use it on my temples, above my cheekbones and a bit on my nose. It pairs great with my favorite blush by MAC, peachykeen. I always get asked what I use on my skin when wearing this! It just makes you so glowy and pretty! I love this and will definitley repurchase as soon as I run out, I use a MAC 129 to apply for reference I am a MAC C3 in studio fix powder and an NC37 (summer) in studio fix fluid.
This is my HG lipliner, just a tad darker than my natural lip color. I use it daily with c-thru lipgalss. I also matches great with Viva Glam V. First lip liner I have ever used up completely, I will be repurchasing soon! its just too bad it doesn't come in a twist up version, its a pain to always have to sharpen. But regardless I will continue to use!
I really love this foundation, I don't need that much coverage so it works great for me. When I first started using it I would use a foundation brush to apply it it worked great, then I read some reviews here that said to use your fingers to apply because blends the formula better from the heat of your hands or something... I'm lazy so I've been doing this lately but I actually prefer the way the brush application looks better. I get compliments on how my skin looks when I wear this. As for the packaging, I really like the squeeze bottle, its hygenic and it is easy to keep the lid clean. When the SA matched me with my color (C3) he put on a bit of Peachykeen blush and used Subculture lipliner and C-thru lipglass and it was a perfect look! I had to buy them all. Its my new favorite natural look! This foundation to me feels like more of a TM and its is very moisturizing. It is a light coverage but can be layered for more coverage. I usually use a setting powder, right now it msfn in medium +, its a nice powder but i feel like when i use this over the f&b its a little pink for me next time i will buy just the medium shade , maybe it wont be as beige. Overall great product and I will repurchase when i run out but it will probably be a while as it comes in a 4oz. bottle for only $32! pretty good value compared to their 1oz. studio fix fluid for nearly the same price!
I have used this product for the past 2 years off and on and I always end up coming back to it, it is such a simple product to use for quick application. I use alone over moisturizer and I use my 182 kabuki to apply. With my studio finish concealer for dark undereye circles and a light dusting of this over it gives me pretty, glowy, flawless complexion. It almost looks creamy on my face not at all powdery, I really love this stuff, I have pretty clear skin and it never makes me break out or get blackheads, I was surprised at all the really bad reviews. Even my fiance comments on how nice my skin looks when I am wearing this! The compact also comes with a sponge so its easy throw in my bag for touch ups during the day even though I usually don't need to, just for shine on my t zone. I have recently just purchased the MAC blot powder for that I'm not sure if I like it yet but I'll do a review on it once I use it a little more.
Rockstar is a beautiful eggplant color that looks great with my brown eyes but I'm sure it would go great with any eye color! It stays great on my waterline! Its my new black..it goes on smooth and and the staying power is amazing so worth the 16 dollars!
Lash Blast regular and waterproof gave me super thick and long lashes with just one coat and the brush was super easy to use, I was even asked more than once if i was wearing fake eyelashes! it was the best mascara ever until I think it started making my eyelashes shorter.. I know that sounds weird but i think since the formula is pretty drying it was making the tips of my lashes break off! I stopped using it for a while and they grew back then i decided to give it another try a few months ago with a new tube and same thing happend... I really love this mascara I just wish it was more moisturizing :(has this happened to anyone else?
This color is a very pretty nude peachy color. I tried nude lips with a ton of other products and it just didn't work for I looked like i had plastic lips or something! it was just a very unnatural look for me.. so i found this and i love it plus the formula is somewhat moisturizing.
I LOVE this blush! Its the only one I've ver hit pan on! I'm going on my third one. It gives you such a beautiful, healthy flush. I've gotten so many compliments when I'm wearing it! I recently purchased the laguna bronzer also by nars and they really go beautifully together! I will definitely repurchase its the perfect blush!!!!!