Just picked this up randomly at the Sephora check out line, this box came with 2 .25 oz tubes of the jack black lip balm and this flavor is my favorite of the two. Very moisturizing and not too sticky. It is colorless and that's ok with me. Also contains an SPF of 25, which is perfect! Very happy with this purchase, I might need to pick up some more to leave at work, in the car, on my nightstand etc.
I carry this product with me daily as an emergency touch-up. I literally have bronzer, blush and highlighter right at my fingertips! All the colors look dark in the pallette, but when blended in with your fingers they sheer out to pretty shades that I would imagine suitable for most skin tones. It comes with a good sized mirror as well. I can imagine myself wearing this more in the summer and when I'm traveling as that's when I tend to wear more cream products.
I own a few of these glosses (#2,3,4,47,48) and this one is my favorite!! It's currently my favorite gloss to wear this summer! A lovely peachy pink color...I consider it a little more muted version of #2. I absolutely love this paired with a little lipliner. Glossy, no glitter, moisturizing, lovely scent and mango flavor...it's "Pur Love"!
I love this brush for applying eyeshadow...if I could only use one shadow brush for the rest of my life this would probably be it!! Already own 2 of them and am going to buy a 3rd one today..maybe a 4th so I won't have to clean them as often :) So soft, great angles that fit so well in the socket and do all the work of blending for you. No harsh lines ever! A must have and a great investment....hands down my favorite MAC brush!
Bronzers -Chanel - Bronze Universel De Chanel Sun Illuminator
anvu80 5/12/2009 9:20:00 PM
I have the older packaging of this product, bought it just before the new one came out with a different name and a different price tag! With that being said, I love this bronzer! The creamy texture works great along with my MAC 109 brush. I normally just swirl the brush in the container, and lightly swipe along my cheekbone..and then blend blend blend. It gives my face a warmth that I love and makes me look very healthy and bronzey! The only downside is the packaging....actually, the packaging is beautiful but I find it is not too convenient to throw into a makeup bag to take to the gym. It's better left on my vanity and used at home. Forgot to mention-I love the scent of this product!!!!! One container should last a long time...hope they dont discontinue this!
Blush -Chanel - Joues Contraste - In Love (US version)
anvu80 5/12/2009 9:15:00 PM
I love the color of this blush! Didn't think it would look nice because of how bright it was in the packaging but a little swipe and it gives me the most glorious shade of peach/pink. Much better than Nars's Orgasm. The only thing I don't like is Chanel's traditional scent in the powder, but that quickly goes away and the color is definitely worth it!
Great little palette! I bought these because it was cheap and it seemed to have all the colors that I normally wear on a daily basis, which would be perfect for throwing in my gym bag for touchups and in little emergencies! I actually love the shadows and find they are all easily blendable, satin finished, and are quite great together! With the one palette I'm able to create several different looks and not have to bring any extra shadows along. The glosses are ok, too small in my opinion to last very long and the blush is also ok as well. The real winner to me is the eyeshadows and for that reason, I'm thinking of stocking up!!
Lip Gloss -Yves Saint Laurent - Gloss Pur #2 - Pure Rose
anvu80 5/12/2009 8:59:00 PM
I LOVE this gloss. All of the Gloss Pur's have quickly become my HG's. This is a lovely light pastel pink that goes on super smooth and doesn't contain the glitter and sparkles that everyone else seems to sell. They all have a wonderful melon flavor to them and although they don't last a super long time, it is pleasant enough where I don't mind having to reapply. I currently own #2, #3, #4, and the new #47 and #48. Love them all!! The only downfall is I wish they were a little cheaper, but I figure...you pay for what you get and these are worth the pricetag!!
Liquid -Christian Dior - Diorskin Nude Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 [DISCONTINUED]
anvu80 5/12/2009 8:55:00 PM
I've been wearing this foundation ever since it was released. Had been wearing Dior Forever prior but found that to be too heavy coverage so I wanted something a bit more sheer. Dior Nude is my HG foundation!!!! It gives such smooth coverage and is sheer enough to allow my skin to show and not feel like I'm wearing any makeup at all. All it takes is 1 pump and my MAC 187 to give me flawlessly beautiful skin! Ever since wearing this foundation, I've found it unnecessary to follow up with any powder and have cut this step out of my routine. This has also been the only foundation where people have come up to ask me what I am wearing beacuse they are impressed with what they see! The only downside to this product is the pump tends to clog. My first bottle got so clogged the pump wouldn't depress anymore and I took it back to the store. My 2nd bottle has been better, sometimes I do need to remove the cap and run some warm water over it to loosen it up. I think it's the minerals in it but not sure. Still, great formula and one of the best I have ever tried. Please don't discontinue this!!
After my skin broke out from using a different product from Estee Lauder, I was in dire need of something that would provide moisture for my flaky, super dry and irritated skin. Went to the NARS counter and was introduced to this product. At this point, I was willing to pay anything in order to make my skin calm and moisturized again so I willingly spent the money on it. Went home, used it and after a few days, my skin was much better. 1) I stopped using the product that irritated me in the first place and 2) this stuff really provided the moisture I needed. When I would put a layer on, my skin would literally drink it up right away and soothe the inflamed redness. I'm still using this every night and wake up to nice plump skin. My foundation application has never been smoother and feels almost flawless! There is a ton of product in a jar and I only wish it came in a more sanitary pump. Otherwise, great product!!!
Got this in wheat and am in love with how easy it is to use and the color is a great match. The packaging is simple and more sanitary to use imo than other brow kits I've own that come with brushes. Just twist it and use it to fill in brows gently. It keeps hairs in place and adds just a touch of color. Will definitely repurchase!
This color is the brightest of all the fluidlines I own, the color looks kind of scary in the jar but it goes on beautifully. Its a matte-ish blue/purple I would say and I absolutely love it. I used to wear it with my gray contacts but it works well with my natural brown eyes too. On a daily basis I will wear dipdown but for when I want to have a little fun, I'll definitely reach for this one :)
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel - Sweet Sage
anvu80 9/15/2006 1:49:00 AM
I wanted to like this color so much. Saw the SA wearing it and I fell in love with the color so I bought it without trying it on. Went home excited, tried it and was disappointed that the color was so sheer. I was expecting more "pow" but this color was so light I had to add layer upon layer until it turned kind of a yellow-green shade. I find that I can use it to line the lower lid to give it a cool effect, but of course, I'm not using this color as much as my other fluidlines. I just read the other reviews and might try it as an eyeshadow as some of you have recommended. Hopefully it'll give me more promising results!
One of my favorite fluidline colors! I have a bunch of other more fun colors but keep coming back to Dipdown for normal every day use. Goes on smooth and gives a nice line when used with the brush. My only minor complaint that occurs will all my fluidlines is that the product will tend to dry out (probably with exposure to air)...I find that if I wet my eyeliner brush first, it works great--even gives a finer line than normal. Hope MAC never discontinues this product!
I own quite a few lipglasses and liplustres...this one has to be one of my favorites. Great worn alone, gives a slight hue of color that is natural, allows attention to be drawn to eyes instead. :)