I have fallen back in love with this product! I used to use it years ago and for some reason I stopped. I have been updating my handbag makeup and found this again. I love it. It gives a really nice natural coverage, I just use the sponge it comes with and it smoothed out my skin tone, tones down the redness around my nose, evens out around the eye area and doesn't leave you looking caked. I have oily skin which this combats really well but it doesn't clog my pores on cheek area either. I love the fact that it comes with a good size mirror for applications on the run. It leaves my skin feeling really smooth. It doesn't have that dulling affect that some powders have either. I am quite pale, an nc 15/20 in mac shades and I use this in number 2 ivory. It matches my skin tone really well. Great on its own or over foundation and best of all, for me, I can use it to touch up the oily skin issue! I will definitely buy this again and I can't think why I stopped using it. I do moisturise in the morning before using and it does have a tendency to cling a bit to dry areas of your skin so if you have dry skin it may not be for you. Or use a good primer underneath it first. I use mac primer which is good for me. This compact will last me ages because you don't need a lot so it's worth the quite reasonable price tag.
I am nc20 in mac so I bought this in the lightest shade. I had read a review where they said that this was a dupe of the yes touché éclat so I went out to try it. I knew that it wasn't going to work well as a concealer because it works on the basis of deflecting light away. I don't have really dark circles under my eyes but I wanted to brighten them up a bit around my eyes. This works brilliantly! If I am wear with foundation or on its own with powder. For an easy day I put this around my eyes and powder and it looks great, a much more even look and brightens my face up. I love it, I went out and bought a second one for my handbag! This is half the price of the most popular one but for me, it does a great job. I will definitely buy this again. I marked one start down because the packaging with the twist up is not the best way to get all the product out but for the price it's not a big issue!
I have short eye lashes so I need this to define my eyes a bit more. A little goes a long way and you can really notice the difference to your eyelashes. They look thicker and longer and it stays on all day. I got a sample after I had purchased some other things and I fell in love with it. I'm not a false lashes kinda girl and this gives me the natural look that I like and does a great job!
I love the natural look and i love these chubby sticks, i have four now. I find that they moisturise my lips really well, the colours are really lovely and natural and they make my lips look plumper. i would agree with other reviewers who say that you need to touch up as it doesn't have mega staying power. i like touching it up tho and as it keeps my lips in such nice condition its great, especially now winter is approaching. in summer the stick didn't melt and get too soft so i was pleased about that. I really like the pencil rather than lipstick too. I don't like lipstick that much so I prefer lip glosses. I find a lot of lip stains quite drying on my lips and I dislike sticky lip glosses, the ones where my hair is blown onto my lips and my hair then sticks to my lips due to lip gloss. The chubby does neither of these. Lovely colours, moisturising, great packaging and plumping to my lips, I love these.
Treatments -Aussie - New 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor
Pixiechix 9/26/2012 6:01:00 AM
Wow, this stuff is great. I have long, thick, curly hair and it was dry and straw like. Some of it was so dry it didn't even move which I hate. After a cut it doesn't lake long for the condition of my hair to go like this - corse and horrid. Added to this is the fact that six months into my 30th year I found my first grey hair : ( . I wonder if that has something to do with the condition of my hair. Anyway, I was about to take the leap into buying kerastase wonder conditioner but at £30 for a small tub I wasn't that keen. I came on here to see reviews and others where this product was mentioned so I decided to buy some of this before spending more. I am so pleased that I did. This stuff is great, the condition of my hair has improved dramatically, I can't believe it. I am amazed with it really. On offer at boots at the mo with buy 2 and get one free or at super drug for 2 for £6.99 so a bargain too, I have stocked up on other products in the range and they have not disappointed either. I am really pleased.
I love nails inc polishes, there are soooo many great colours to choose from and the packaging is great. This Shoreditch colour is a really vibrant pink and I love it. It goes on well and doesn't streak. I can't wait to try some more colours!
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Dark
Pixiechix 5/27/2012 5:57:00 PM
I have only just realised that the MUA gave me the Medium[Dark powder and I am really fair skinned! I think that she suggested this to contour and it works really well. I will be using this for summer as I get a warmer colour. It doesn't go on orangey and it helps keep my face oil free! I will buy the lighter shade for winter I think. I would love this much more if it had a mirror as it would be so much more useful to me! I would buy this again as it does look good over a foundation as if my powder is too light or as light as my foundation then it doesn't look natural.
Shampoo -L'Oreal - EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo
Pixiechix 5/27/2012 4:55:00 PM
When I first washed my hair with this it was lovely and soft and shiney and I was really pleased with it. In fact a colleague at work commented on the lovely condition of my hair the first day that I had used it so I was really pleased. Fast forward to a few washes later and my hair was awful. Really coarse and the ends of my hair dried so badly. The worst bit though was getting an itchy scalp which I have never had before like that. My head just felt really itchy and when I thought about it I wiondered if it was the shampoo and conditioner of this make so I stopped using it. I did use some coconut oil to condition my hair and scalp which did the trick very nicely, thank goodness. I haven't used it again since and really, needless to say, I won't be using or buying again!
I love this liner a lot! I have green eys and I really wanted a liner to go with my shadow to really make my eyes stand out. This liner does the job perfectly! I bought greensmoke eyeshadow from Macs fab shadow range and I use it with the tarnish liner. For a great smokey eye that really brings out green/hazel eyes, these two are the ones to go for in my opinion. For a smokey eye, put the tarnish liner all over your lid and blend it over the wole lid with a brush. Then, line your eyes and brush greensmoke eyeshadow over the top. Brush the greensmoke over the tarnish liner on the lower lashes. Coat lashes with mascara and it looks great! I also use as a liner it is near black so the green in tarnish doesn't stand out massively, greensmoke eyeshadow is the key!
I intended to buy this after having done a few reviews for an eyeshadow primer. I went to Mac and the MUA picked out painterly which is a great colour that looks nice on my nc20 fair skin. I get oily eyelids and I really don't like the crease that I get when my shadows sort of, slips. Hence my reviewing the primers! I have been using it now for about 3-4 months and I think that it is okay. For the colour and texture and packaging it is fine but it does not stop the creases on my lids. I apply over foundation but nope, it just doesnt work for me. I then moved on to Urban Decays Primer Potion original and it is great in every way!
Lips -Clinique - Chubby Stick - 05 - Chunky Cherry
Pixiechix 5/26/2012 3:08:00 PM
I love this one too, I find that these chubby sticks really moisturise my lips and don't leave them dried out. Its not at all sticky and I love the design. I like the natural look and even though this one looks really pink, it doesn't look like that on. it is more like a lip tint colour and looks really lovely and fresh on. I have three chubby sticks and I love them all.
I love this colour too, its a deeper pink compared to mega-melon but still very natural looking. All the chubby sticks are lovely and moisturising and not sticky at all, I have 3 of them now in great colours. They are great to carry about too.
This is a great little stick, it's a really soft, light pink and looks really natural on. I use it all the time and it conditions my lips rather than dry them out like some do. It isn't at all sticky which I am really pleased about because I dislike sticky glosses! I liked it so much I boughtchunky cherry and graped-up too.
I love this a lot. I have green eyes and this looks great. I use it lightly sometimes as just a smokey, grey, green shadow , building it a little darker on the out eye. For evening is it great for a smokey eye, used with Macs tarnish kohl pencil. The green in it is lovely and it's a great shadow, another well done to Mac!
I like the container, it's useful to have a pump and more hygienic. I only need a pea sized amount of this to do the job. I have oily skin and have got a sort of reddish tinge to my nose sometimes which I don't like much! I put this on after my moisturiser, I put it mainly on my tea zone and and then a little round the rest of my face. It really reduces the oiliness of my skin and it gives me more even skin tone. I really love it. I then put Lancomes effacernes concealer in the lightest shades around my eyes and nose and it covers like a dream. I don't like using foundation in the summer as it breaks me out and feels to heavy. The combination of this and my effacernes concealer is fabulous. I then use my Chanel luminous bronzed all over and my skin looks great!