This blush is a medium bright purple-toned pink. It is well pigmented, but can be sheered out. For my NW15 skin, it's pretty bright, but when used sparingly, is a gorgeous rosy lilac flush. It is more of a fall and winter blush, since it's so cool toned, but looks very sophisticated, nevertheless. It's, perhaps, a brighter version of Dame. It is probably my most used blush, which is saying a lot since you barely need any on your cheeks. I think this color blush would look great, more build up, on cool toned, dark skin tones, but maybe too purple toned for warmer skin tones.
Eyeliner -Make Up For Ever - Aqua Eyes Eyeliner Pencil White 14L
biancalestrange 6/11/2012 10:01:00 PM
I was running out of white eye liner so I decided to go to Sephora and pick up one. I normally use the MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl but I wanted to try something new. Big Mistake. I love Urban Decay's black pencil eyeliner, Perversion, so I assumed that the white would be great too. But the white was out of stock. I'd heard good things about MUFE's Aqua Eyes liners so I decided to give their white liner a try (This is a really long explanation). They didn't have a tester out to swatch it so I just bought it. First of all, this is not a creamy eyeliner like Fascinating. This is a sheer shimmery liner. When you swatch it on your hand, you can barely see it except when it flashes the light. White liners are supposed to be used on your waterline to open your eyes up more, but this hardly does anything! I can't even see it when I put it on my waterline. It barely showed up on the upper lash line anyway. The only use for this is in the inner corner/tearduct area to layer under something. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who wants a white waterline liner. And even in the inner corner, this barely did anything! I'm only giving it two lippies because I didn't swatch it before I bought it, but I have a white eyeliner from the drugstore (Rimmel) that works better than this and I couldn't test that. I'll probably use it for the tearduct anyway so that I won't feel like I wasted my money, but I don't find myself reaching for this often. At all.
This is my holy grail matte highlighter. For anyone with pale skin, this is a truly must-have eyeshadow. The texture is extremely smooth and pigmented and the color isn't too yellow or pink toned. If you have tan/dark skin, this color might look awkward with your skin tone (try orb, vanilla, etc.). But for anyone who is pale, this is a perfect everyday color, or something that can make a colorful shimmery look seem more wearable. My everyday matte neutral eye consists of Blanc Type, Samoa Silk, Saddle and Espresso. If I'm not using a shimmery highlighter or a white highlighter, it's always Blanc Type!
I got this lipstick because I wanted to try a coral color that wasn't too orange. Colorwise, this is just about perfect. It's a burnt peachy-orange color with vivid gold shimmer to it. I love that the slight duochrome effect shows up just as well on the lips as it does in the tube. The pigmentation is pretty good. My only negative comment about it is the formula. Since it's a frost finish, it shows imperfections on the lips very obviously. If you have chapped lips like me, this can be a problem. That being said, I highly recommend using a lip balm (I like Jack Black Intense Therapy) prior to application so that your lips don't look too chapped. A less expensive alternative to this lipstick is Revlon Peach Parfait Lip Butter. It's just a little bit more pink (less orange) and the texture is a lot smoother and looks "healthier" on the lips. It has the same gold shimmer. The bad thing about the lip butter, how ever, is the wear time. Anyway, back to Ramblin' Rose. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a coral-toned color that's wearable but still eye-catching. I'd assume that this would look fantastic on tan/dark skin tones. However, it's still wearable on pale skin.
When I went into the MAC store yesterday to see the Hey Sailor! collection, I looked at the blushes and just picked this one up because of the packaging. A common guilty pleasure, I'm aware. However, Fleet Fast is my new favorite blush. I usually go for more pink/purple toned blushes (think Dame, Coygirl, Pink Swoon, etc.) but this blush is so beautiful. I like the packaging with the navy stripes and gold lettering. The color itself is a gorgeous coral-pink with very subtle gold micro shimmer. It looks lovely on fair skin, unlike most coral blushes, which I find tend to look too red. It would also look amazing, I'm sure, on tan or dark skin tones. It's a satin finish, so it feels very smooth on the skin. I suppose my only negative comment is that the name is so hard to pronounce!