I've used studio tech when i first start wearing 'real' make up back about 8 years ago. I loved it then and it's the only thing i wore for awhile. (think i went through like 5-6 compacts) Then I wanted to try different stuff so i've used pretty much every brand (high and low) out there and recently went to mac and purchased this again. (brought back old memories~) All i can say is it worked marvelous then and it does now too. I use fix + as well to spray my 190 brush and gently and lighty build up the coverage on the needed bases for my skin condition and/or occasion for that day. it provides flawless coverage, dewy and semi mat at the same time. there's wide variety of shades so i have perfect color match. it does not break my skin out. i do set it very lightly with the blot powder since i want to keep the dewiness it gives. it photographs beautifully and i get compliments on my skin everytime i wear it. (back then too) I have very dry skin yet it works. you just need to really take care of your skin so that you provide the nice canvas for this to do its work. when you have prepared nicely moisturized skin this product does what its' made for.
This has become my HG tinted moisturizer. I have super dry skin and this really does the moisturizing part of the TM. Coverage is VERY light but it evens out the skin tone and truly adds that extra bit of moisture to my skin. I have tried almost all famous TMs out there including Laura Mercier, Stila, Bobbi Brown and numerous BB creams. I also love the Bobbi Brown but it has bit more coverage than AP. Now I use Bobbi Brown when i need bit more coverage and normally just this one because it just feels so good on the skin. it doesn't oxidize which was problem for me with the Laura Mercier. I will definitey buy again although it's quite expensive. It is so worth it thoug. My skin looks naturally bright and healthy!!!
Blush -MAC - Blushcreme - Lilicent ] [DISCONTINUED]
MiuMiuLvoe 7/25/2008 11:52:00 AM
this is great. i love the color and the glow it gives on days that i don't want to do the whole glitter/glow makeup. i change around my foundation ranging from mineral/liquid/powder/tinted moisturizer and i can use this on days i put liquid/tinted moisturizers foundations.i just love the color and it's so pigmented and thick!!! little goes long long way.
Lipstick -MAC - Slimshine in Bare ] [DISCONTINUED]
MiuMiuLvoe 7/25/2008 11:49:00 AM
I have found the everyday lipstick that i can just grab w/ any makeup or no make up!!! love this 'barely' there color!! it goes perfect with my skin tone and the texture is awesome!! so shiny and smooth. i'll try other slimshines as well. i like the texture of it way better than dior's high shine.
Lipstick -MAC - Lustre - Electro (Neo Sci-Fi Collection)
MiuMiuLvoe 7/21/2008 3:30:00 PM
love the color! it's not a crazy orange when i put it on. add a gloss i get the popped lips yet not too unnatural. love love love mac lipsticks!!!
I love this cream. i've used it for last three nights and I already see more brightened and 'alive' look in the morning compared to before. it's quite expensive but not too bad compared to other high end brand cosmetics and i think the amount you get is decent. LOVE the packaging but of course the product's function is more important. it's just a win win situation i think with the outside looking so sleek and pretty like you want to use the cream every night (feeling pampered when doing so) and then the cream itself delivering results. great product! will give other nars skincare line a try!!!
im really going to only buy drugstore ones from now on. i've used all kinds of mascaras from cheap to expensive and concluded that the cheap ones (of course good ones like this one) can perform as well as other expensive nicer packaged showy mascaras. this one gives volume and i like it. i use it with my fiber wig (after using max factor) and i look like im wearing fake lashes. awesome!!!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
MiuMiuLvoe 7/18/2008 10:45:00 PM
i don't feel that i need to add anymore to what's been said but i really think this is one product that deserves and does all the ravings about it. it makes my cheap eye shadow do its thing. love it!
i never look good in 'hot pink' lipsticks but o my God i love this one. it complements my skin and pops my lips in a stylish way. vivid colores being in i wanted to try one but couldn't find a shade that matched my skin and my face but i'm so glad i got to try this. love it with some gloss over it too.
i think this is a great product considering there really isn't anything i can do about the enlarged pores in a skincare way. there are certainly tips and ways to make them 'better' or 'smaller' or in a longterm do so but nothing's going to make them back to your baby days. so 'cosmetically' i shall use this tube to cover and camouflage(?) my pores which it does instantly. for those days that i want to look absolutely flawless this does the trick. only down side is that it is very pricy for the amount in my opinion. other than that it's all good.
Awesome powder!!! better than i expected. i bought the lightest color and it gives me a smooth porcelain like skin. i put it over a foundation and i didn't dry me out. pleasant surprise as i didn't really expect much from it.
Powder -La Prairie - Cellular Treatment Foundation Powder
MiuMiuLvoe 7/7/2008 10:12:00 PM
Wow.. this is so great. that's all i gotta say. everything about the powder has been said below but this is the 'best' powder foundation i've used in my life of wearing makeup. i got the ivoire and in the new package(rentangular) it's so luxurious looking outside with big mirror and makes me feel luxurious when i put the powder on my face. it's so velvety smooth and soft. i thought GA was good but this is wow!!!
i love girlactik products and this is my favorite. it gives the greatest not too glittery highlights. i can mix this with any dry blushes or powders as well. very nice to give my face dimensions.
i always fail with any pink tone lipsticks. be it hot pinkish or nude pinkish. but this one was somewhat different. it doesn't have the wow look to it but gives me a subtle made over look that is different from my normal makeup. makes me happy that i can use this to have a different look and not be weird looking all day. im happy with it.
i got the mangoes loco. it's really bright orangy red. pretty color and im happy just looking at it. just one coat was enough for me and the brush was rather good quality so i didn't have any problem applying it. will try other colors.