Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
bambigirl0512 9/18/2011 11:17:00 PM
Ok so this product has dramatically improved my eyelash growth and appearance. I have had my tube for over 6 months now and it shows no signs of even being close to finished, or even drying out. I usually use it to prime before mascara, and occasionally at night. It does not blend well with all mascaras, and can sometimes make your lashes look very light. You have to find the perfect combo. I use covergirl lash blast. My lashes look huge, and are very black with this combo. Love this stuff.
Highlighters -MAC - Magically Cool Liquid Powder - Truth & Light
bambigirl0512 5/20/2011 2:40:00 PM
I am so glad MAC has made those a part of their permanent line. This is such a great multi tasking powder. I use truth and light which is a pink, silvery shimmer. I use it as a highlight on it's own, or to set a cream highlight. I also use it as an all over face color on occasion. It just leaves a soft shimmer, not overdone at all. It feels great on the skin. Edit---- found this product cakes up and sits in pores depending on the type of foundation used. Also sometimes I feel like a glitterball! Sold it on blog sale.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner - Petting Pink
bambigirl0512 5/20/2011 2:37:00 PM
The only good thing about this is that it is not sticky. Aside from that I really cannot rave about it. After an hour or two it looks like dried up lipstick on me. If I keep applying it over and over it works, but who wants to put this on every hour. It does not last long. I really don't like taking it on the go with me either because I hate having to stick my finger in it. Then I have to find something to wipe my finger off! This is one of those things I just wish I didn't buy.
This is the best cream highlighter out there as far as I am concerned, I have fair skin and this appears as a very subtle pink sheen on my skin, when used properly. I use a few dabs on my cheekbones, and down my nose. I was skeptical in buying this color, thought it might be too dark for me, but it is perfect. My only complaint is that it does not last all day. I find myself applying it again in the afternoon.
This is a good under eye moisturizer. It applies well, and does not appear or feel greasy. The skin really soaks it up. Does it help under eye darkness? It was a temporary fix for me, but no real benefits throughout the day. Good to use in the morning before applying make up, but no long term effects. Overall I do like it because it is a good under eye moisturizer, but it didn't do much for under eye darkness on me.
I am loving this paint pot. MAC really needs to work on making these in more shades. It can be used as a primer, or on it's own, I am NW 15/20 and this almost blends with my skin color. It just gives me a finished look. I also use it as a primer on the rare occasions when I actually use eyeshadow, and this helps the color stay in place. It applies creamy, and dries to a nice powdery finish.
Ok this blush is VERY pigmented. Just dab your brush in and the blend onto your face. DAB!!! This is not like some of MAC's other blushes, it has a very strong pigment. This is kind of a good thing because this blush will last forever. It is a warm, peachy pink color. I am NW 15/20. I like this color for the summer because I tend to have a bit more color on my face. Very nice color.
At first I didnt like this blush, but found I was just using it the wrong way. Use it over bare skiin! If you apply it over powder it will appear cakey. If you apply it over liquid foundation it might wash out the color. It works best for me on bare skin, just a suggestion. I set it with MAC prep + prime transparent powder and it does not make it cakey, or wash out the color. The color is a bright bubble gum pink. Just a small dab and blend on each cheek leaves a a natural flush. Good color for fair skin.
I really didn't like this color, or the formulation. It is is very light pink/peach color. It actually makes my lips disappear. I have fair skin but my lips are really pink. It just mutes my natural lip color. I wanted it to match my lip color, not make it disappear. Not a bad color at all, just not the right color for me. I also find it to be really drying. To me this is the same quality as any cheap drugstore lipliner.
I really like this mascara. It is defining, lengthening, and is very black. I apply it over a primer, which is white, and it is still very black. Will slightly smudge on my crease if I use a Mac paint pot, but that is the only time it runs onto my skin at all. It removes just like any other mascara, and does not leave lashes dry of clumpy. For me it's the perfect waterproof mascara.
This just adds that "little something" to your face. A nice healthy glow. I feel it's a bit pricey, but it does what claims to do. The effects are much more apparent if you use liquid products on your face. Af you use this cream, then apply powder products, you really won't be able to see it's effects.
This is just an average moisturizer. Absolutely nothing special about it. Adds moisture to the skin if needed. Does not leave you feeling greasy afterwards. But still, just average, especially for the price!
This is an under eye primer. It has a cooling effect on the skin. Feels soft and smooth. It helps to dampen the look of dark circles before applying concealer. But for me it does not increase the wear or prevent concealer from creasing. To be honest NOTHING will ever stop concealer from creasing, so I didn't expect that from this product. It does help my dark circles, so I will continue to purchase. I do not like the pump applicator because it dispenses too much product.
Highlighters -MAC - Prep + Prime Highlighter Pen (Radiant Rose)
bambigirl0512 5/16/2011 1:55:00 PM
A cheaper alternative to YSL version. Love the formulation and color. This conceals and gives me a highlight without shimmer. Perfect shade for fair skin.
I bought the jumbo size with the new buffing brush that was offered recently on QVC as the TSV. So glad I tried it. I don't quite understand the bad reviews. In order tom love this product, you have to know how to self tan. If you follow the basic steps, you will like this product. For my routine I shower AT NIGHT and use a body scrub on my skin, concentrating on elbows and knees, and shave. Then apply a body oil to my knees, elbows, feet, and hands so that the tan goes smoothly over these rough areas. Then I put a small amount of faux tan onto the buffing brush and buff away! After doing one leg, I then do my knee and foot with whatever is left over in the brush. Same for the arms, with the elbows and hands. If you put too much on these areas, of course it will be uneven, and you will have orange knees and elbows. then I let it dry for 10 minutes or so, out shorts on, and go to bed. In the morning I shower and the orange color rinses off and turns into a natural looking tan. I am fair NW15 and I only apply this about once a week. That is all I need to keep the color. It lasts a very long time. If you try and apply this before an event, or leaving the house you will end up being orange within an hour! Sure it looks nice when you put it on, but it will oxidize on your skin and color your clothing. The best way to use this is before bed and shower off the excess color in the morning. I love this self tanner!