Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Riche Caresse in Sunset Angora
Tygerlilee84 5/13/2013 11:24:00 PM
This is another version of the sheer lipstick/balm hybrids (ie Revlon Lip Butters, Maybelline color whisper). They glide on super silky yet are the most opaque of the three (L'oreal, revlon, and maybelline). Not very long lasting, and not moisturizing (even though it feels very nice on the lips) but not drying either. This color is so pretty. It's a muted medium peachy orangey shade. Very every day and easy to wear. I can't think of anything similar right now, maybe less orange than MAC ravishing or a darker version of MAC shy girl.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Lust for Blush Color Whisper
Tygerlilee84 5/7/2013 7:37:00 PM
This is a muted, slightly cool toned mauvey MLBB pink for the fair skinned. This color seems to be the most popular and my local stores as it's usually sold out. This is a great one for me to keep in my purse to throw on without a mirror. It's sheer but pigmented and buildable (not to full coverage), has a glossy finish, non-drying (not moisturizing either). I love it. In this picture, left to right is MAC creme cup for reference, Lust for blush, petal rebel, pink possibilities, rose of attraction, and coral ambition. The swatches are very true to color. http://img.makeupalley.com/3/7/3/4/2427964.JPG
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Whisper in Petal Rebel
Tygerlilee84 5/7/2013 7:32:00 PM
I have five of these and this is one of my favorites. It's a light cool toned bright baby pink. So gorgeous. I wear this as an every day pink and sometimes line my lips with Jordana's baby berry lip liner. The formula is easy to apply, feels glossy on the lips, not drying (not moisturizing either), buildable and pigmented. It is bright though, so be warned. In this picture, left to right is MAC creme cup for reference, Lust for blush, petal rebel, pink possibilities, rose of attraction, and coral ambition. The swatches are very true to color. http://img.makeupalley.com/3/7/3/4/2427964.JPG
I LOVE THESE! They are sheer, but still nicely pigmented. I wouldn't say they are moisturizing, but they are definitely not drying. They are glossy at first, but when they dry on your lips they leave a nice stain for a while longer. For the record I hated the Revlon Lip Butters-blaspheme I know. I hated them because they were not quite pigmented enough and more importantly, I had a reaction to them. I had a rash on my hand where I had swatched them for a month and my lips got sore and swollen. I really liked the idea of the lip butters, but all the similar products at that time were also very to not at all pigmented. The makeup gods pretty much answered my prayers with these lipsticks. I also like the packaging better than the lip butters-they are sleeker and slimmer. I currently have five colors and they are all quite pigmented (even the pale ones) and buildable. Lust for Blush-this is a muted slightly cool toned mauvey MLBB pink for the fair skinned. This color seems to be the most popular and my local stores as it's usually sold out. It's my I-don't-have-to-think-about-it color. Coral Ambition-very pale bright peachy pink. I have be careful what I wear with this one because it can look to young for me. I tone it down with a gloss sometimes. I typically wear relatively muted light colors. Because these are so sheer, I'm braver about trying colors that normally seem to bright for me. It's a great way to take baby steps towards trying brighter or darker colors.These next three are all in that category for me. Petal Rebel-light cool toned bright baby pink. So gorgeous. It's my second favorite after Lust for Blush. I wear this as an every day pink. Pink Possibilities-this is a warmer pink, and more fluorescent and a shade darker than petal rebel. They are pretty similar, this one is just bolder and brighter. I personally prefer petal rebel on me, but I think less albino skinned people will like this one a lot. Rose of Attraction-this is a darker, redder pink/rose. This is a more mature color but still pretty bright. In the tube it looks like there is some glitter but I don't see or feel it on my lips. Overall, my favorites on me are definitely Lust for Blush and Petal Rebel. In this picture, left to right is MAC creme cup for reference, Lust for blush, petal rebel, pink possibilities, rose of attraction, and coral ambition. The swatches are very true to color. http://img.makeupalley.com/3/7/3/4/2427964.JPG Edit: 05/13/13 Clearly, I have a problem...I bought three more. Pinup peach, Faint for Fuchsia, and Made it Mauve. Pinup peach-this is a medium reddish peach color. It's an easy to wear every day color. If you don't want actual red but in that family, this is a good one. Faint for fuchsia-this one is like Petal Rebel's big brighter sister. It's that same cool toned pink, maybe with a dash of purple, brighter and darker by a shade and more opaque. I love it. It might be my second or third favorite. Made it Mauve-this is a medium rosy brown and an ideal fall color. It's quite opaque like faint for fuchsia. Think of colors like MAC twig or cosmo-it's no dupe but the same color family and more sheer. Most of the colors I tried are quite bright (partly due to me trying to venture into brighter lip world); this is the most muted of the colors I tried, followed by pin up peach. I will LOVE this one in the fall.
I finally found my MAC shy girl replacement! I love shy girl, but I've had 2 tubes and both broke almost instantly so I've melted them down into a pot and applied with a brush which means I cannot reapply during the day. I really dislike using a lip brush. I found this at CCO and got it on a whim. I really love it. It's a peachy nude lipstick with enough pink to not be too orange. This is my go-to daily color and I'm a fair red head with brown eyes for reference. Its a more matte formula so it lasts longer and can survive being in my purse. The tube is sleek and slim, which I love. I use this on it's own or with a gloss, some of my favorites is NARS sweet dreams or MAC nymphette.
The good, you get tons of product compared to similar products-.01 oz. In Maybelline define a brow you get .001 oz and MAC .003. At $5 you really can't beat that. I love the spoolie, I think all brow pencils should have one on the end. The not so good, I wish it was narrower in diameter. It's hard to get a very fine line on the outer half of my brow. It's a little powdery and too soft which makes it harder to get a narrow line so the outer half of my brow tends to look smudgy. I have the color natural taupe and it's a little too warm toned. I can pull it off but I'm a red head. I think it would look a little weird on most people. Normally I wouldn't take points off the rating for color, except there are only 2 colors. They really need to make a more universal color. Overall, I would skip this one.
I have this in dark blond and for me the color is perfect. I saw a video on brows where they said to stay away from warm toned colors which makes sense to me because my favorite brow products are all really cool toned even though I'm a red head (my favorite is currently MAC omega eyeshadow mixed with a little charcoal brown). The product is a little dry and dense, I wish it was just a little softer. I love how tiny the diameter of the product is so you can get a very fine line. I don't use the comb, I wish there was a spoolie on the end but not a must because most of us have laying around. Overall a great product, but for .001 oz at about $6 it's actually more per ounce than the MAC brow pencil which is really similar. You could get it on sale and it would be cheaper though. No really sure if I would repurchase. I still prefer the above mentioned eyeshadow regime and I like multipurpose products so I'll probably go back to that.
First, formula. There are shimmery and matte colors. If you look closely at the colored lids some look shimmery and others matte so that's how to tell the difference when you are picking a color. I only chose matte colors so I can't say what the shimmery ones are like. So, as for the matte colors, they are most like MAC creamsheen lipsticks maybe less soft so they handle being in a purse/traveling better. They are creamy, very pigmented, and opaque. They are very comfortable to wear and somewhat moisturizing; I don't need chapstick or anything under them. They do travel a little on the lip so you could use a lipliner to make that a little better. I don't buy the crazy "these will make your lips better in 7 days" claim, but I do like them. They are currently my favorite drug store lipstick formula. The shades I tried (note I am NC15, Revlon colorstay Buff): Sultry-a mauvey brownish nude color. very similar/color family to Revlon Mauve it Over (more orange and brown), Maybelline Warm Me up (almost identical, slightly more mauve), MAC Kind Of Sexy (more orange). Returned this because I have too many dupes but almost kept it because I liked the formula so much. Dervish-orangey nude. very similar to MAC shy girl (more pink), MAC To the Future! (slightly more pink). I had more dupes but can't recall them right now. Also returned this because I had too many dupes. Darling-medium bright pink, neutral to cool toned. I don't have anything like this. Returned because I was looking for a much more muted/nude pink. I really don't like hot pink. Heavenly-almost identical to Darling but slightly more warm toned. Also returned for the same reason as Darling. Smitten-medium to dark plummy pink color. I really loved this color. Oddly, my closed dupe was my Urban Decay lip liner in Wicked. While I dislike hot pink, the plummy tones really work well for me and make this pink more wearable but colorful for me. Smolder-medium orangey reddish brown. A very wearable warm toned day color. Darker than I normally wear (MAC shy girl is my go to day color) but still not too dark for my NC15 self. I would wear this as an alternative to a red lip, it's less stark and works more with my coloring. I have nothing like this at all so I kept it. Overall, worth trying this line. Just get it from walgreens, cvs, or rite aide so you can find the right color and return what doesn't work as you can't open the lipstick to see the color or swatch it and the ends of the tubes are not always reliable. I do wish the line had some more light/muted colors especially in the pink color family but has excellent selection of medium to dark shades.
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
Tygerlilee84 1/16/2013 7:01:00 AM
I think by now most of us have realized that BB creams are no miracle product and that most advirtizing is gimicky and exaggerated. I do think BB creams have a place in some people's makeup routines. I have been looking for a sheer but opaque foundation for my "good skin" days and this fills that place for me very well. Heavier than tinted moisturizer which was never enough coverage for me, but lighter than foundation. I do need a little concealor with it, but I don't need primer or powder with it so it is multitasking for me. I think this BB cream is best for oily or combo skin. It has a sort of dry texture. I typically use powder and or some type of spray to help makeup last all day but I don't need that with this. However, I do need to make sure my skin is well moisturized before applying. I thought the shade fair might be too dark for me, but so far it is working and not turning orange. It is not making my itch or break out (a frequent problem I have) so far. The container is handy and I think I'll be taking this one with me when I travel rather than a heavier foundation. I use about a dime sized blob to cover my entire face, so I use more product than I would if I were using a foundation, but that gives me solid coverage. I happened upon another use for this that I love. I have tried so many foundation primers and none have even remotely helped. I had a sample of this in the "light" color to try. I put it on and it was waaaaaay too dark and orange but I was on my way to work so I didn't have time to take it off so I just added some foundation on top (MAC prolongwear). It gave me the nicest finish. Now on days I want extra flawless skin, I use this BB cream as a primer. I like it way more than any official primers I have used. My skin looks so poreless and smooth. Anyway, for me this does exactly what I want it too and it fills a hole in my makeup routine that I have been trying to fill for a little while. FYI I have tried Urban Decay's BB cream which had zero coverage-I might have well just put lotion on my face. I even had too dark of a color on and I couldn't see it.
Makeup Geek eyeliners are far and away my favorite product they make. They are long lasting and have unique and pigmented colors. This color is a medium teal. It's not shimmery but not matte either. I find most teal eyeliners are very light/bright so come off very 80's. This one is more medium, dark enough to be wearable for day but not so dark it looks black, but still a bright color. I think wearing mascara tones it down. I have sensitive eyes and some eyeliners make them burn, and I don't put eyeliner on the water line either. This one does not burn or run into my eyes. My only complaint would be that it dries so fast on the lid that you really don't have much room for error. A lot of liners you can smudge around or rub off a little if you get the line a little too thick, but this one dries almost instantly so you have to work quickly and carefully. However, I'll take that if it lasts all day.
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - MakeupGeek-Rave Gel Liner
Tygerlilee84 12/7/2012 2:14:00 AM
Makeup Geek eyeliners are far and away my favorite product they make. They are long lasting and have unique and pigmented colors. This color is a silvery grey with a slight brownish tinge to it and is very shimmery. The shimmer actually shows up on the lid too. I was surprised at how grey it was; I almost wondered if they had sent me Twinkle! I think I expected it to be more brown looking. I do love this color though. I have sensitive eyes and some eyeliners make them burn, and I don't put eyeliner on the water line either. This one does not burn or run into my eyes. My only complaint would be that it dries so fast on the lid that you really don't have much room for error. A lot of liners you can smudge around or rub off a little if you get the line a little too thick, but this one dries almost instantly so you have to work quickly and carefully. However, I'll take that if it lasts all day.
This is a fabulous berry toned pink blush that looks frightenly bright fuschia in the pan. It's super pigmented but anyone can wear it with the right application. It's soft and blendable. I'm NC15 and I use a 116, tap the blush lightly once, tap off the excess, and blend very lightly. Some times I need another layer depending on the look. But as long as I go very slowly and build up very lightly I get a lovely bright pinkish berry toned flush. If I only could have two blushes, I think this and Devil would work. Devil would cover my warm toned needs and Rhubarb my cool toned. I would not recommend this for a beginner. Several years ago I first started wearing blush and started with much lighter blushes. Very pigmented blushes were too hard for me to work with (ie NARS Torrid). Now that I am more practiced, I love the highly pigmented blushes that I use only a tiny bit for. You really get your money's worth out of highly pigmented blushes because you use so little. Also, now that MAC sells Pro products on their website, it's so much easier to get.
How have I not tried this shadow before?!?! This shadow has one of the best textures I've found in a MAC eyeshadow. I feel like MAC eyeshadow textures can be a bit hit or miss; some are really hard and have poor pay off, others are great. This one is so soft, with excellent payoff, and applies like a dream. The color is a soft gold. I know a lot of people with darker skin use it as a highlight, which I can see how it would be gorgeous for that, and I think that's why I didn't try it for so long. For me, as NC15, it's a pale soft gold which I love on the lid. It would be far too dark for me as a highlight. It plays well with others too. I always use it on the lid with shadows like Amber Lights, Saddle, Swiss Chocolate, Omega, Sumptuous Olive, Naval, Deep Damson, or Fig 1 in the crease. I think my favorites are Rice paper and Amber Lights and/or with Swiss Chocolate.
This red/orange blush is amazing. It's soft, crazy pigmented, blendable, and lasts most of a long work day. On me, it's an orangey coral shade. Most corals turn pink on me and I prefer the orangey corals. I see a small amount of glitter in the pan, but none on my face. I'm very fair, NC15, and I have to use just the smallest dusting of it so it will last for ever. I barely tap my 116 brush on to the blush and dab it on my cheeks, and keep doing until I get the right intensity. I'm afraid to do it any faster because it's so easy to over do, but the color is so worth it the time it takes to build it up. It's gorgeous. I think my Tarte Tipsy blush just got replaced.
This lipstick is LE from the MAC 2012 holiday collection, Glamour Daze. I think this peachy pink l/s is most like either shy girl or sandy B from the regular collection. More peach than Sandy B and brighter than Shy Girl. Without a gloss, Sandy B is more gold and frosty and smoother. This one is strangly gritty, kind of like the luster eyeshadows in a lip form. Because it's gritty, without gloss, it looks dry and bumpy on the lips and emphasizes lines/wrinkles. But put a gloss over it, I use MAC nyphmette, it's goreous! It looks bright and more peach than pink with a gold sheen. I LOVE this lipstick with a gloss.