I have actually been using this one as a mask since I already have a scrub I use; just get a little chunk and add a tiny bit of water to make it a paste and smooth over your face. I wear it for 10 minutes, but I don't have sensitive skin so that may be too long for some people. I had used an Origins charcoal mask in the past but was not impressed, this on the other hand is awesome! My skin glows after using it and it has really helped to clear up a lot of congestion around my nose. I have a packed full container that was $14 and I think it's a great value, seeing as how I could drop $30 on a mask from Bliss or some other HE brand and get half the uses out of it. Also, with this you can control the consistency by adding more or less water. This one is an all around winner and I will definitely repurchase!
This is the most wearable red I have ever tried from MAC. I wasn't too sure I wanted to buy it, so I decided to take a chance and B2M it. In the tube it's an intense true red, but it actually looks so natural on which I had formerly thought was impossible for a red. You can layer it for an intense look or blot it down to just a stain and either way looks great. I hope this one goes permanent, it is so much better than Russian Red!
Moisturizers -Sothys - Creme Reparatrice / Active Cream (Oily Skin)
angelakay016 4/24/2009 10:24:00 AM
I honestly have no idea what this cream is supposed to do, but I do know that my skin has never looked so beautiful. It seems strange at first because it is for oily skin and the consistency is actually quite thick and heavy. However, when you put it on it sinks in and leaves my face incredibly soft and matte. I get slight redness and uneven tone on my face, and this actually seems to have helped even out my skin tone. I use it morning and night and just don't feel like I can start or end my day without it. In fact, it has replaced my beloved Decleor that I have loved for so long. I will repurchase this again and again. It's somewhat expensive, but you can get a salon size on Ebay for fairly cheap.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Clear Sky Blue Matte Pro Pigment
angelakay016 4/24/2009 10:15:00 AM
This is such a unique and beautiful shade... it's a matte light blue, somewhat similar to robin's egg blue. I love to pair it up with a deep purple on the lid... something about that combination is just so gorgeous together. When I first saw it, I thought it was interesting but unwearable. I was pleasantly surprised that I could actually pull it off. This one will definitely get you noticed in a good way.
I thought this was going to be great with my green eyes because of the "violet" in the name. Unfortunately this gave me the dreaded black eye look. It seemed to actually have red undertones which just really are not flattering on me. However, I did really like the texture, so that is a plus. I would not repurchase.
This is a pretty color, the application was just too chalky for my taste. This is probably the chalkiest matte shadow that I own. This works well as a brow bone highlight, but honestly I can't be bothered with trying to make it look good on my lid. I would not repurchase.
This lipstick is super cute, even besides the packaging, but I was disappointed with the pigmentation. It came off as a sheer wash of color and I was just hoping for a little bit more opacity. I feel like when I put a gloss over it, the only color contribution I get is from the gloss. I don't regret this purchase, but I probably wouldn't buy again if I had the chance.
I absolutely love this lipstick. It is one of my more sassy colors in my collection that consists mainly of nudes. This is really flattering without being over the top and the color payoff is incredible. You only need a tiny bit. This wears well alone (which is my favorite way to wear it) but it also pairs well with many lipglosses. This one is my go-to color for those days when you feel kinda blah and want to punch things up!
Lip Gloss -MAC - Ever So Rich - Cremesheen Lipglass
angelakay016 4/15/2009 4:11:00 PM
I so wanted to love this gloss. The creme concept is so tempting, but the color payoff on this left a lot to be desired. When I here "creme" I expect the color to be milky and opaque but this one definitely came out sheer on my lips. This one was only usable for me as a layer over similar colored lipsticks, so I wouldn't repurchase. And I don't understand the hype either!
This is definitely a new HG for me. It's one of those that can be worn alone or over other lipsticks. It's a gorgeous light color that mutes my lips just slightly and has really pretty reflects in it. In the tube it looks somewhat blah, but it didn't wash me out at all- I was very pleasantly surprised.
I will admit that I bought this for the hype, but I was actually thorougly impressed once I used it. This pigmentation is great, which is somewhat hard to find in a lavender lipstick. I love all things purple, but I wasn't sure whether or not a purple lipstick would be flattering on me in the same way that purple shadows are. Well it is! But that may be due in part to my cool coloring. This can creat a bold look worn alone or with clear gloss, but you can also put a lighter gloss over it (example: underage) to just get that hint of purple. I would repurchase this again, that is, if I can find it!
One of my favorite lippies from the Hello Kitty collection. I am a big fan of purple lipsticks anyways since they look nice with my cool undertones, and this one fell right in with that group. It can be worn alone, but it looks great with gloss over it too. The only thing I might change about it is to tone down the frostiness, but other than that this one is a winner in my book!
One of my favorite eyeshadows! I love purples because they really flatter my green eyes and this one does that really well. I love pairing this one with Digit and Nocturnelle for a polished and gorgeous look. My only complaint is that I feel like I have to use a lot of it to get the effect I want, but in spite of that I would definitely repurchase this one.
This is a great neutral to put in the crease. It deepens your eyes without taking things over the top. I also love this as a lower lashline liner. Another use for this one is as a brow shader. I know it's called Concrete, but to me the color is actually more of a dark taupey brown. I really like this one!
Eye Shadow -MAC - Femme-Fi from Neo Sci-Fi Collection
angelakay016 4/15/2009 4:04:00 PM
This is one of my favorite highlighters of the moment. It's a gorgeous neutral that is perfect for a lid wash or under the brow bone highlighting. The only issue is that I feel it is not unique, but in spite of that, this is a very pretty shadow.