I get redness and tiny acne on my face probably due to food sensitivity. This toner calms down the redness. The small acne area are gone by the next morning. My complexion looks brighter and even toned when I wake up in the morning. I have an oily t-zone and not sure if this toner reduces oilness. My whole face looks dewy which I like.
Force of Love (matte) is one shade brighter than Mac Impassioned lipstick (amplified). It is creamier and applies more smoothly than Impassioned. The color is a bright coral pink which brightens my NC25 skintone. I feel young and sexy when wearing this shade.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Vintage Selection (Cham-Pale Collection)
Tiggerbear 5/6/2011 12:45:00 AM
I just adore Vintage Selection. I wear this on the entire eyelid up to a little above the crease to avoid the crepey look. It gives my frosted eyeshadows a very true colour similar to the shade in the pan. This paint pot accenturate my brown, taupe, mauve, pink frosted shadows and pigments. I couldn't get my Urban Decay YDK to work for me until I used Vintage Selection... wow, this combination looks like the elusive Subtle pigment! I am on the hunt for Chilled on Ice paint pot.
Thanks to makeupalley, I gave Taz a try. My face looks so much smoother and brighter by using it. I had this dark blotch, I guess from sun damage - Taz lightened it in just a month. I had pitted skin on my cheeks due to acne scarring from 25 years ago - my cheeks are smoothed out now. I can wear blush and my cheeks look smooth and healthy...previously blush would accenturate the pits on my cheeks.
Tinted Moisturizer -MAC - Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35
Tiggerbear 5/3/2011 10:46:00 PM
Wow, this is the first product that I came across that keeps my face almost oil free. By mid-morning, I normally have to blot and my foundation would appear kind of orangey. I was pleasantly surprise that my makeup stayed matte and didn't turn orange on me. The colour is light for olive/yellow toned skin, similar colour to my Mac Tinted Moisturizer in Light. I wear my Tinted Moistuizer and then the Beauty Balm and finish off with MSF powder. The balm has SPF 35.
I'm on my 3rd tube of Peachstock. On my NC25 skin, this shade looks like concealer and washes me out. When I put a magenta lipstain (any inexpensive lipliner works) and Peachstock over top, it imparts a very soft pinky corally colour. I get compliments when I wear this together. I cannot find a dupe for Peachstock. It would be great to find a shade like Peachstock but with a tiny bit of blue pink mixed with it.
I use this as a lip stain because it's very pigmented. As a stain, the colour is a perfect pink with a tiny bit of coral. My lips looks full and pouty. The colour brightens up my face.
This colour is described as bronze gold but to me it looks more like frosty pink taupe. My favourite polish out of the two from the Cham Pale collection.
I use Seedling (satin) almost daily on the crease. Its a taupey brown that goes with green, purple, brown e/s.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal Spray Mist
Tiggerbear 10/27/2010 1:32:00 AM
I've been using Mitchum solid for 20 plus years and had no idea there is such a thing as a holistic natural deodorant. At Solarice Spa, I sampled a body spray called Crystal Body Deodorant. It's such a fantastic product that I went to London Drugs to buy one but found Naturally Fresh on sale at $2.50. Naturally Fresh is just a good a product. My clothes feels clean and fresh throughout the day and evening without the Mitchum stain and gunk.
Lipstick -MAC - Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker - Modern Mocha
Tiggerbear 10/25/2010 12:46:00 AM
I don't wear brown or bronze lipstick as it makes my lips appear thin but for unknown reason, this shade looks great on my NC25 skin. My lips look fuller and pouty.
I really like this vibrant red matte lipstick. At the end of the day, color fades to a dark pinky red and looks even better with my NC25 skin tone. This color is similar to Speak Louder lipstick but lasts longer and without the gloss.
I am quite impressed. This lengthens, thickens, curls and separates my lashes without looking like thick globs. My lashes are short & stubby and this gives me feathery soft lashes. I have to apply 6 coats but got great result.
During the first week of use, I said "uh oh - this cleanser might be too drying, but after that, my skin just loves this. Makes my face so shiny and squeaky clean with two small drops. I wear a lot of lipglass, cream colour base, eye gel and this cleanser does the job. Removes lipglass from brushes pretty well.