So I was at Sephora the other day...and this caught my eye again. I think what attracted me to it was its apparent shade similarity to Nars Orgasm, but I like that it has a more powdery quality, I think its easier to buff in an create a gorgeous glow with this. The smell doesnt bother me...its gone after about five minutes. I have found that the best/easiest way to apply is with a flat top brush, a light hand, and right after I apply my foundation...having slightly dewey skin for it to hold on to helps. I usually mixe this with my Tarte bringt pink blush (cant remember the name..its the shade that is just supposed to adjust to every skin tone?) and I get complements on my glowy pink cheeks :) It may not be for everyone, but if youre looking for a peachy pink glow it may be for you! It definitely doesnt have chunks of glitter, just a nice sheen although the 3d thing might be pushing it a little. Also, as far as packaging is concerned, the box thing doesnt bother me, I use a smallish brush that fits nicely inside, and the magnate helps a lot!
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner
celticfaery 9/24/2009 1:25:00 AM
WOW! I must have bought a good batch. I have brownish black and black. I LOVE this product! mine is nicely pigmented but not thick or harsh. today i made a perfect winged liner look with just a couple sweeps of the felt tip applicator, and trust me, if I can get liquid liner to do what i want it to, anyone can :) I put my makeup on at 7:30 am, and took it off at 11:30 PM, there was ZERO flaking, smearing etc. I did use ELF mineral eyeshadow primer under my look, but let me tell you, this stuff stayed! i want to buy more and more, for me: 5 out of 5.
I have to say that I love this! got it at walgreens for like 2.50 and im going back tomorrow to see if they have more! I love the primer, really thickens and lengthens. The brownish black is a nice color, dark brown instead of black(which is what brownish black seems to often be) and it went on totally smoothly. no flaking, clumping etc. not the ultimate in fabtastic, but far from the worst!
Just bought this based on MUA reviews, and so far, after swatches only...I LOVE it! the shadows seems to go very nicely on my skin, very pigmented, wonderful warm summer tones fro my skin! The highlight shades seem to be very versitile as well. SUPER cheap at only 4.99 at Walgreens. Packaging is fine, with a cute little pull out mirror. Hopefully I love it as much after I test it further!
I like this liner. I have it in the deep neutral purple color. it is easy to apply, you dont need to sharpen as it has a twisty applicator, it has a nice smudging end. It lasts long, but comes off easily with remover. Cute packaging. a little pricy, but for liners that dont irritate my eyes I will always pay a little extra. nice. would buy again for sure.
Lipstick -Clinique - Butter Shine Lipstick - Pink Goddess
celticfaery 4/12/2009 3:29:00 PM
I LOVE this lipstick! The color goes on smoothly, has a sort of medium mauvy pink shade that looks wonderful on my skin. not too coral or peachy. almost with a silver undertone. I combine it with lip balm and have pretty good results with it's lasting power. I reach for it more than any other lipstick.
I really have no idea why people say this is the best mascara in the world. The one pro is that it is pretty liquidy and does not clump. however, it is so think that it really does nothing for my lashes. plus, it begins to flake off mid-day and is somewhat irritating to my eyes. I picked it up in the checkout line thinking why not? nefinitely a no for me.
I like this lip balm! It has a great, smooth application consistancy. Smells divine. It is conditioning and long lasting. The color is a little too cherry red for my pale complexion, a little goes a loooong way. it looks awesome with some clear gloss layered over it. Also got the clear version which I love even more! plus the packaging is great, wasy to use, but also wont damage the balm as it twists down like a lipstick when not in use. very cool.
I LOVE my MAC fix+ I got it in a swap(new!) and started using it to get rid of some of the powdery effects of my minerals.I didnt want to buy it because I was having a hard time justifying spending that much money on water with some vitamins :/ It is definitely worth buying. Cooling and refreshing, it leaves my skin looking glowy and moisturized. One downside is that when it's on my T-zone I think it may induce some oil....the only downsize to the packaging is that you have to hold it pretty far from your face and really press down on the spray. if it's too close, it makes my skin too wet, and if I dont press down on the spray button hard enough it kind of spurts out unevenly. over all, I love this product!
This product is super! I just got mine in a big haul, and I love it sooo much! I think it will be a beautiful cheek highlighter, eyeshadow you name it. Subtle, not too sparkly not wierdly shimmery. I LOVE the new packaging too! so extra points for that! I am excited to be adding this into my makeup routine!
I guess if you read my reviews you may notice that I am somewhat of a mascara junkie :) at this point I have decided to invest in expensive mascara rather than wast money on stuff like this product. It sucked. Im sorry, but it really did. Weak, blah, dried out quickly, clumpy. NEXT!!!!!!
Dislike. Hate. arghhhh! Bought this mascara after it was recomended to me. NEVER again. The want is horrible and bendy. Difficult to even get the product on my lashes. And it seems like it would take 1928273646 million coats to actually have any effect on my lashes at all. Save your money.
I think what I like most about this mascara is how smooth and glossy it feels to put on. The color is a lovely deep black. I dont care one way or the other as far as curls go with any mascara so no comment there. Length was not totally affected. Thickness definitely went up. My biggest complaint is that it is fab right out of the box, but after a month or so it gets drier and clumpy. However, I do live in the high desert, so that may have an effect :P
I got this in a sample kit....and I want to love it. But I dont. I have rosacea that is REALLY hard to cover up, and I though green would do the trick. Unfortunately after using Mint I just looked green. For whatever reason the combo of my skin tone/foundation and mint did not work. many people love it. My advice? buy with caution. Dont be afraid to wait a little longer and order it in a sample kit.
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - New Flat Top Brush
celticfaery 3/31/2009 2:42:00 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this brush! Super soft. Super dense. Super affordable. Just ordered a second, so i am anxious to try using liquid with my older one. only complaint is that it does need to be washed ofter. when it gets a gunky with mineral foundation and blush, it is not as effective. small price to pay though for such a great product!