Laguna is a GOOD bronzer. Not GREAT, but good. I find it gives my skin a natural bronze glow, but not too glowy. Has slight shimmer and is a beautfiul caramel color. Doesnt look streaky or orange on the skin. I feel like for the money this is just not worth it. I have bronzers from phsyicians formula that I like just as much as laguna, and that are half the price. I will use it because it is nice, but will definatly not repurchase.
Ehhh. This blush is just ok. I dont really find this anything special. Its a purpley pink with a light shimmer. Its a little dark for my NW 20 skintone but it doesnt look horrible. Wont be repurchasing even if it werent limited edition.
I purchased this from the CCO for about $14.50. I abosultely love it! Favorite blush hands down. Its mineralized so it is shimmery and suddely sparkly but on the cheeks just looks really nice. I dont use a highlight powder with this because it works as both. This blush is a great raspberry pink, absoulutely beautiful!
The MAC m/a recommended this to me, and I thought I would try it out. First off you get 35ml instead of 30ml like your average MAC foundations. So that is a plus, the foundation is kind of thick and is really creamy. I have it in 1.0 and I am usually NW20, when I first put it on it looked super pale and I looked sickly, however it did adjust to a great match to me and I barely had to blend on my neck at all. (I did just because I always do) but you really dont need to blend down the neck with this. The coverage is pretty good pretty similar to the MAC pro longwear. Lasts pretty well throughout the day, not terribly well but not terribly bad either. I will not be repurchasing this foundation just because I am totally in love with the MAC Pro longwear.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
brittney93 9/27/2011 5:14:00 PM
Compareble to MAC MSF natural. Has very nice coverage and perfectly matte finish. The MAC msf is the slightest bit shimmery but overall on the skin they are pretty similar. Great powder!
This mascara has the hugest wand that I have ever seen! It is just ginormous, almost as big as my eye. Anyway because the wand is so big it makes for a quick application, but if your not careful it can smear up on the lid. I have not noticed any kind of growth in my lashes at all, but that was not why I purchased this mascara, so if your loooking for that then this is not the right mascara for you. Makes the lashes look nice but it does smear quite a bit throughout the day. I would not repurchase this mascara only for the reason that I like trying all different types of mascara.
One of the best MAC eyeshadows. I absolutely love this eyeshadow. I use it everyday to fill in my brows, and I also use it in the outer corner of my eye to intensify any nuetral eyeshadow look. Mystery is a cool toned medium to dark brown and looks really nice on cool toned skins. If your warmer toned handwritten is a good reddish based medium dark brown that is also nice.
I regret buying shroom eyeshadow. Only for the reason that I think there are better shimmery beige colors from MAC. For a highlight it is good, and I will continue to use it until it is finished because there is nothing wrong with this color at all, but I prefer using naked lunch or phloof.
Great all over lid color. I use it over any paint pot or eye primer to even out my lid and make other eyeshadows blend like a dream. Because it is a lighter color it really gives a brightening effect to the eye which i love. I will also use it as a highlight under the brow if im not going to be wearing a lot of eye makeup. Overall just a really great neutral color to have in your collection, I prefer blanc type over brule.
One of the first MAC eyeshadows I have gotton, and was pretty dissapointing. The color is a pinkish goldish kind shimmery color. However on my NW20 skintone it just looks off. It makes my eyes look tired and its just not a flattering color on me.
Liquid -Maybelline - SuperStay Makeup - New Version
brittney93 9/27/2011 4:56:00 PM
When I first tried this I hated it. It just did not look right. BUT recently I decided to give it another go because I felt bad that it was just going to waste and I totally changed my mind about it. When I started using it again I loved that it was creamy and easily blendable. The only thing that I find strange is that I have normal to dry skin and this foundation tends to make my skin look really really dewey and after a while kind of greasy. But I really do like it still because a little powder after a couple hours easily solves the oil problem.
I find myself constantly reaching for this concealer over my mac studio finish. It is great. It is a not too thick liquid concealer that covers acne and acne scars very well. Lasts a pretty long time, not anything crazy but by the end of the days most marks are still covered by concealer. This can look a bit wonky on dry patches because it clings to dry skin. Under the eyes it can look a bit cakey, but if you use the tiniest bit then it is workable under the eyes. Overall one of the best concealers and definatly the best drugstore concealer.
I love PaintPots! Especially rubenesque. It is a perfect peachy pink champange color, in a long lasting shimmery cream eye shadow. Great base and also really pretty on its own. If your only going to get one paint pot go for this one.
I have NW 15, which is almost white. I usually wear an NW20 but I wanted it to be lighter so it could brighten under my eyes. I really really like this concealer for under eyes, it doesnt look cakey or cause creases like I have heard some other people say. However I purchased this to cover acne and ance scars, and I dont think it covers red marks well at all. Also by the end of the day it has worn off a little... defienatly does not last all day but it is a decent concealer.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation
brittney93 9/27/2011 4:40:00 PM
This foundation is very similar to the chanel vitalumiere aqua. It has a pretty similar coverage and finish when it is on the face. However the texture of the covergirl is quite a bit more thicker than the chanel. The Natureluxe foundation smells strange.. kind of like a fake cucumbery smell, and it kind of burns my eyes when i apply over my lids. The lasting power is not very good, by the end of the there was basically no more foundation on my face which sucks. But if you only need a foundation to last a few hours than this would be perfect. Basically a much cheaper version of the chanel viatlumiere aqua.