I got this in Cranberry glow. The product doesn't last on the lips for very long and it doesn't have a mirror shine, but rather a subtle sheen. I would consider this a liquid tinted lip balm more than a lip gloss. I love the color but wish it was more pigmented. It is a very subtle MLBB. However, it smells amazing like berries and is very hydrating. I would buy again, but try another shade to see if the other ones are more pigmented. I am NC 30, asian coloring.
Didn't check MUA so I ended up with this. It's too waxy no pigment and is hard to sharpen. Make my brows look pasted together. Skip this hot mess.
Am acne prone, combo, NC30. Have been using this in #23 for about 6 months. This has not irritated my skin. My DH keeps commenting on how good my skin looks. Highly recommend. Will repurchase.
Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass - No. 28 Primer Serum
Ms_Ma 11/6/2012 5:49:00 PM
Got a deluxe sample from the Barney's beauty bag sale and I love this! I have combo skin but with the weather turning cooler this has been perfect. Smells awesome and sinks in quickly. It helps protect my skin from the dryness, wind and cold. Am acne prone and it has not caused problems. Don't know if I'll use in summer though. Will purchase a full size
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
Ms_Ma 10/20/2012 3:25:00 PM
This goes on nicely, the range offers a good color match and it feels weightless, but after a while looks like it's separating and looks blotchy. This also accentuates every tiny line and patch of dry skin. (I have combo skin) My skin always looks really dry when I wear this ever if I've moisturized, primed etc etc. I've tried different application methods and I've never found a way to make this work. This is very similar to the results I've gotten with UD naked skin. I much prefer the results I get with Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream.
Huge allergy reaction. Would not recommend
Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
Ms_Ma 7/15/2012 8:20:00 AM
Bought this to try since everyone was raving. If mascara normally smudges on you, skip this. This will smudge too. It didn't hold my curl either. My HG is still Fasio mascara from Japan. This doesn't come close. But worth a try since its so cheap!
Omg!!! Worst primer ever! Broke out on tiny zits all over my face at the end of the first day trying this! Horrible!
I've used two of these pencils so far and I would give them a 3.5 rating. I've used BR-5 and BK. I would say the main draw backs for me is that it does wear off easily and the pencil is very short so it's hard to do refined strokes. However it is pretty inexpensive and does have a fine tip. BR-5 is the perfect shade for me (NC30, black hair, brown eyes) I personally prefer NYX pencils.
Just average nothing special - pass
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Application Face Brush
Ms_Ma 12/6/2009 7:12:00 PM
This brush is the worst. It's scratchy and sheds - A LOT - like everytime I use it. If it was cheap, I would be more understanding, but because it is expensive you definately expect more.
Bought Minor Crisis at anthropology for $8. This product promises too much and doesn't deliver. Bunch of hype. On the packaging it says it is a matte gloss. When I think gloss I think comfortable moisture, but this stuff is hard and difficult to apply. If you don't want your lips peeling you have to apply lipbalm. This product takes too much work. I do love the color though - but if you had to pay full price I say get the MAC mattene lipsticks - much better.
Been wearing this for over a year now and over all I really like it. I do agree with other reviewers that the sillage isn't strong - but that's something I like. Fragrances are largely a matter of taste and personal chemistry. I prefer light, clean fragrances that aren't overtly aggressive and this fits the bill. The jasmine scent is true to the plant and I enjoy the tannic dry base notes of the tea. It's a very straight-forward fragrance that I can wear daily without getting a headache or giving other people one.
Lip Treatments -SoftLips - Pure Pomegranate Organic Lip Conditioner
Ms_Ma 11/3/2008 12:09:00 PM
I like the balm. It's organic and has a light smell and no taste - excellent. My main beef is with the packaging. The tube is so slim you need to go over your lips a couple of times just to cover all the areas - which makes it a hassle. I prefer lip balm to be hassle-free. Love the balm, hate the packaging
Got this is Rose Astrale and Vin Celeste at the Lancome outlet store. They have a 4 for $40 deal, so these were $10 each. I've been using and loving both colors. The Rose color is a very natural pink and the Vin is good for a red lip. For long-lasting lip color I prefer stains over anything else, as the texture is light and not irritating. I agree that the pen tips are a little sharp, but I like to use lip stain pens on their side anyway to get even fast coverage. If the outlet has more of these when I go back next Time, I'll definately buy more. However lipstain pens can last a really long time. I've had my Sephora lipstain pens for 3 years, using them every other day and they're still in great shape.