Powder -Make Up For Ever - Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation
Lulu2387 2/23/2013 2:31:00 PM
This product looks so natural on my skin. Did well on my cruise to the Bahamas & worked wonderfully as a blot powder if I needed a touch up ... Photographs beautifully, no ashy color or blotchiness. No uneven complexion or oxidation to where it made my complexion look darker. No makeup melt down, when I did sweat and blotted with a sheet it does transfer, which wasn't a big deal for me. Never once felt as if my faced looked like I had no makeup on after sweating & blotting with blot sheets. For dinner time I reapplied the foundation & set once again with my elf finishing spray & was good to go for the rest of the night. Slept in it as well from being to tired and no break outs at all or any kind of irritation.
Concealers -Tarte - Smooth Operator - Amazonian clay waterproof concealer
Lulu2387 2/23/2013 2:15:00 PM
Expensive for the amount of product u get but one swipe under the eyes does go a long way. I bought this on a impulse buy for my cruise to the Bahamas. Never heard of it before I went in to sephora, actually wanted to try the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer but they did not have it in stock yet, so the associate who had no clue what I was even talking about showed me the Amazonian Clay Concealer. The packaging alone sold me lol. I love the color purple & it's such a cute & compact packaging that I immediately thought it would be perfect to throw in bfs pocket if I needed a touch up .. Anywho purchased in the color deep, first day of the cruise I applied at 10:30 am & had dinner around 9pm. Pictures were taken & when I saw my pic I was like woohoo. It looked amazing in the pics. Perfect highlight color for my complexion, incredible staying power, no touch ups, no significant creasing or noticeable creasing. Just an awesome product. The consistency was thick but not too thick that it was not blendable. My only complaint is I wish there was more product in the tube for the price.
My first thought if this product when I tried it out in the store was, 1. It was not a true black or jet black color, 2. It was a bit too dry when it did dry down & a bit flaky. Now that was my thought when I tested the product out on my hand ... I was in need of an everyday liner because i was not satisfied with the Buxom Lashliner ( gave me raccoon eyes ). I had purchased the Makeup Forever Aqua Black, which is amazing but only use it for special occasions. Anywho went back to lush, early February & they still had the buy one get one sale going on so I decided to buy the lush independent liner along with passionate lipstick. I decided to get it only because I still had some money left on my lush giftcard .. Long story short, I love this eyeliner! It's an off black kind of blackish greyish color. It's matte, very fast drying, long wearing, doesn't flake as I thought it would have. Easy to remove, not irritating to the eyes, easy to apply & can easily create a winged line. It looks so pretty when I finish my eyes with lush Eyes Right Mascara. Glad I bought this despite my initial thought of this product. The Emotional Brilliance Line is overlooked, great products & color pay off & longevity is better than one would have expected.
This product is great at removing heavy makeup even waterproof makeup. But I do not like the thick greasy feeling it leaves on my face, I digests have to use my facial cleanser afterwards and a deep cleansing one. I have oily skin so I've noticed that if I didn't use a cleanser after washing my face with ultraband the next morning my skin would be super oily & I did break out on the cheeks most likely from the oils clogging my pores & not getting a thorough cleansing... Great for removing all kind of makeup but in my case not for oily skin & definitely does not give me the kind of cleansing that I like.
I bought Confident & Perspective, these two colors mixed together makes a beautiful mauve nude color on my lips which looks great On my complexion (NC 50 Mac ). They look great on their own as well but with perspective a lipliner is needed in my opinion, it looks too pale on my lips. The other minor problem with perpective is it tends to settle in between my lips lines & can give an uneven application. So exfoliating & moisturizing is key to getting an even application, I've even tried coloring in my lips with a lipliner closet to the color to help minimize the creasing & to prolong the wear of this lipstick. Other than that the application is smooth, long wearing & moisturizing, & vibrant colors. Don't like the glass bottles and the dinky applicators, I'm pretty clumsy & if my don gets a hold of them, that's money down the drain... A little goes a long ready, so I dab a few dots on my lips & blend with my fingers. These will last me a long time, the other color that also looked great on my complexion is passionate which will be my next purchase.
Ok so I was skeptical at first, I love the false lash look without actually wearing fake lashes. I was told this mascara would not give me that effect but it was beneficial in other ways. So I purchased this product because if its conditioning benefits & because of how much product your getting for your money.... First couple of days I felt this mascara did nothing for my lashes, there was no significant change that made me feel it was a good product. After about a week I decided to give this product another try, I coated both sides of my lushes & then let it dry. Followed by another coat once dry & repeated the process about four times, & to my surprise I had such a dramatic effect, no clumps, just evenly separated lashes that began to touch the top of my lid. Adding black eyeliner or a dark blue liner helped to achieve that dramatic false lash look. Takes patience but its not a deal breaker for me... The brush is very short & can get a bit messy but its in a cute travel friendly package so I can't complain. Wear this mascara day, my lashes after I was my face looks longer & Fuller. Happy with this product & will be the only mascara I use from now on.... Also just because its nourishing to your lashes, do not sleep with it on over night. I have experienced lash fall out everytime I slept with this mascara on mostly when I have used heavy coats. .... My review is also all over the place lol but ... This mascara is also great for touch ups throughout the day. I went from work to a date and this product applied well & gave me a fresh look and more volume
Now I have oily skin and would usually wear Bare Minerals, but I wanted to try this product for years after doing so many reviews and actually buying it once and returning it within half an hour. To start things of f my skin has cleared up a great deal, meaning minimum to no acne breakouts for months, brighter complexion and a more even toned complexion. And I achieved this by using Raw African Black Soap ( looks like a brick ), 100% Pure Brightening Set, and Makari De Suisse Oralight Supplements. Mac Face & Body Foundation is very oily & kind of sticky but I love the way it gives my skin the appearance of flawless skin with out the look of heavy, piled on foundation. My method of applying this foundation is with my hands, and what I do is squeeze some on to my finger tips and warm it up a bit. Then I apply it to my face like I would with a moisturizer, then pressing it into my skin to make sure it sticks and blends. Once I am done I let it sit for a few minutes to add my setting powder, which can be my Bare Minerals or Makeup Forever Hd Powder. With the Bare Minerals it can tend to move and transfer but with blotting sheets and my MUFE Hd Powder im good to go.
Skincare - Body -MAC - Care Blends Essential Oil - Grapefruit and Chamomile
Lulu2387 2/5/2012 2:00:00 PM
I really like this product even tough I have oily skin. I use it every night as a part of my skincare routine and sometimes before my makeup application so that my Bare Minerals Matte can go on smoothly and give me a nice glow. One drop mixed with my daily moisturizer is all I need to keep my skin hydrated
Primer/ Corrector -Pur Minerals - Correcting Primer
Lulu2387 2/5/2012 1:57:00 PM
I like the mousse feeling this product has to it. Doesn't make my skin oily and pretty much preps my skin well. A little goes a long way so the price is not too bad for the amount you get in the bottle. It applies well under my Bare Minerals Matte foundation.
This product works well, it keeps my oily skin under control for a few hours. Nothing major but its works, has a bit of a sticky feeling so applying too much can cause the product to flake off if your applying another product on top of it. Overall pretty good product but there will never be anything to completely stop your skin from producing oil.
Pressed Powders -Bare Escentuals - READY SPF 15 Touch Up Veil
Lulu2387 2/5/2012 1:47:00 PM
I thought this item would be good for my oily skin, which it is... but it gives me a sort of pale cast over my foundation. I can not reapply it as often as I would like to. I'm an NC50 in Mac, & Golden Deep in bare minerals matte foundation ( Gabrielle Union ) complexion, so I purchased the Tinted color. This product mattifies well but the color it gives my complexion is not natural. The packaging can also be a bit difficult to open at times
I received this product as a sample from Sephora & I must say that I really like this product. I have been using this product for a month now only at night, my skin is so smooth, and supple. I do not have any wrinkles yet but I am trying to delay the process now. My skin looks more radiant and my skin is glowing .
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-liner Gel in Waveline
Lulu2387 2/18/2011 5:54:00 PM
At first this product did not show up on my skin and it almost looked black on my eyelids. But after after playing around with it for a couple if days I realized that it's not too opaque so you do have to reapply once it dries and repeat until your desired effect is achieved. For me I had to reapply about 3-4 times which is annoying if your in a rush. Once dried the color gets a bit darker more of a navy blue but in sunlight it looks like an Indigo color (blueish, purple). I have a dark golden brown complexion so I tried it over a mauve pink eyeshadow and it looked beautiful. If it was more opaque and a bit brighter it would rate higher but overall a descent product and a nice color.
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Milk of Magnesia
Lulu2387 2/7/2011 6:59:00 PM
Actually works wonders on my oily skin. I usually apply the Philips Milk Of Magnesia after i have moisturized and primed my skin. I have a Dark Brown Golden Complexion and have no problems with white streaks. I can go the whole day without powder touch ups, maybe a Oil Obsorbing Blotting Sheet and that's it for the day. And I also Have to give credit to Ben Nye Final Seal Matte Spray, these two works wonders on controlling my oily skin. Hope it holds up in summer time.
I paid $21 for this blush at Macy's yesterday and I was a bit upset about the price but the color pay off is beautiful on my Golden Dark Brown complexion. it shows perfectly on my skin and even blends well with my other mac blushes. Going to check MAC out to see if it's the same price there because I definitely want to stack up on it.