Simply put this gloss is not a universally flattering color. To me it is best suited towards warmer/deeper skintones. With that being said it is fabulous, consider that I am a shade "golden" in bobbi brown or NC45/C6 mac. Its a mauve plum color and its just what you need when you are going for a toned down lip, would be amazing with a smoked out eye as well. All in all great buy and I recommend it with no hesitation.
Bronzers -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Sun Power
MsLinda 2/22/2012 11:53:00 PM
AMMMMMMMMMMAZING! Saw it on the MAC MA at Nordstroms and she just looked so flawless, she raved about this product,and here I am doing the same, it really is that good. I like it to add a bit of contour or warmth to the skin its just gorgeous especially for women with warmer complexions. I am really cannot stop gushing about it, I have nothing in my makeup stash like it! Give it a try
So far, really great. Was matched today at Nordstroms, originally tried the cream foundation but could not find a match so the nice MA moved onto Skin. I am really pleased . I have tried em all Smashbox, Nars, Bare Minerals etc. and for the life of me I could never get a good match going, but as soon as she blended this on me it just worked! It felt great weightless no reaction, and the biggest test it looked natural and fabulous in direct sunlight. Depending on how its applied, it can be medium or heavy if needed either is a winner because the finish is amazing. It is the most expensive foundation I've ever bought, but well worth the price.
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Dial Antibacterial Hand Soap
MsLinda 2/17/2012 11:37:00 PM
I have sensitive skin that breaks out into little bumps/rashes and it is beyond frustrating to deal with. I've used it all from Dove to Ivory, to body washes etc. and nothing left my skin feeling totally clean or helped with my breakouts. So I started using Dial, and immediately the little bumps on my chest have flattened out. This soap leaves your skin feeling extremely clean, if you have ever felt as though your soap doesnt get you squeaky clean you must try this. I've never washed with a soap that didnt leave my skin dry if I didnt immediately use lotion afterwards, so I wouldnt call this soap any more drying then the next. This soap in combination with a gentle lotion should whip your skin into shape. Update: Did nothing spectacular when used as a body was for my sensitive skin, the bar version of this soap was way too harsh, and while the liquid was better it was still too much. Great as a hand wash, not to be used on the body.
I've been through my share of MAC foundations (F&B, Stick, Studio Powder, Mineralize foundation etc) on the hunt for the best fit for me. And I've finally found it. This foundation was a great match for me and I am beyond pleased. My last foundation, which I exchanged for this one, was mineralized, and had little coverage with a shiny finish with specs of glitter, I could not stand. This however gives medium coverage with a semi matte finish, depending on who you ask. I've got combo skin that tends to fall towards dry so this foundation was the best match. If you are some with with really dry skin I wouldnt recommend this product, same to those with really oily skin. But, if you happen to fall somewhere inbetween give this a try. EDIT: Has been returned, unfortunately didnt not live up to my inital hype. The hunt continues....
Treatments -Redken - Real Control Intense Renewal Super Moisturizing Mask
MsLinda 7/15/2011 5:58:00 AM
I'm glad to see other Ladies having great results with this product. But it just goes to show what works for one, will not always for another because I like a few other ladies who have commented before did not receive even sub par results with this conditioner. I am learning through expensive$$ mistakes you cannot base too much off what another person thinks. This product as much as I wanted it to work, at first in my wet hair felt as though it had softened and smoothed down my hairs but when i rinsed the conditioner out and air dryed my hair became very frizzy dull and ever so slightly dry. Far from impressed, I purchased this from Ulta yesterday evening and will be returning it promptly this afternoon. Not good at all did the exact opposite of what I needed/expected it to do and the frizz & dryness bonus was a parting gift.
For those with sensitive skin types, I will warn you to stay away from this product :( It gives a nice finish as most MAC products do, and it had build-able coverage in a sleek compact case, but these are my only positives for this product. For me in a short span of 2 days my skin began to break out in tiny, tiny bumps ALL OVER I'm talking CHEEKS, JAW, MIDDLE FOREHEAD, you get the picture. It was not a pretty sight. My face would get tight, if that makes sense, and begin to become irritated and itch after applying the powder, and this would last even after I washed the product off well into the next day. I will tell you that almost a week after returning this product my face is just now beginning to return back to normal, I still have alot of irritation bumps left of my cheeks and I have been using no face makeup to combat the situation as to not make it worse.......so yeah, will NEVER repurchase this product and to be TOTALLY honest I highly doubt I will ever purchase a MAC foundation or powder again. I still use their product line, love the concealers and oddly enough, their blushes do not break me out.