Bronzers -L'Oreal - Bronzer Body Tinted Gel (One day)
cksport92 6/1/2010 1:51:00 AM
LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! i was a little skeptical @ first because i hate the l'oreal sublime glow gel (it makes me look like a straight up pumpkin), but i was really curious about it since i am self-tanner obsesseddddd. i tried this 2 nights ago with a sponge since i didnt wanna stain the insides of my hands, and didnt notice a difference right away, as it applies very sheer with faint shimmer. however, 8 or so hours later when i woke up, i was shocked at how beautiful it turned out! i already havea nice tan, but this product just accentuated the tan and literally made my skin glow. yes, it does seem to have a pinkish undertone, so if you do not have a cool skin tone (pink understones), then this might not work for you. however, for us cool-toned ladies, this is a MUST!!! what do you have to loose?!- it costs 8 bucks and you can usually get it on sale @ ULTA for half priced, and if you hate it, it washes right off!!
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F55 Small Stippling (was SS188)
cksport92 4/30/2010 1:01:00 AM
this brush is NOTHING like the MAC 188! maybe they look the same, but this brush sheds like no other- my drug store brand brushes dont even shed as much as this one does. i can't comment on the quality of the other Sigma brushes as this is the only one I ordered (thankfully!), but unless you like picking dozens of brush hairs off your face EVERY time you do your makeup, skip this brush
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Smooth Merge
cksport92 4/23/2010 3:06:00 AM
One of my favorite MSFs!!!! i love that it is a gradient, so i can mix the three colors together, or use them separately. i have cool toned skin and finding a really pretty, cool-toned blush is hard b/c a lot of them seem to have warmer hues, but these three shades of pink are all def cooler toned and are so pretty!!!
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Shimpagne (Rococo) [DISCONTINUED]
cksport92 4/23/2010 3:04:00 AM
One of my fav MSFs!!!! such a gorgeous golden-bronze highlight color.. has shimmer but not a crazy amount like other msfs do, so it is super flattering and makes my cheekbones look crazy big!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin
cksport92 4/23/2010 3:03:00 AM
yes, the packaging sucks for this product, but you cant deny that sin is gorgeous!!! not only does it keep my eyeshadow from creasing/fading ALL DAY, but it adds a bit of sheen to whatever shadow i wear, which makes it "pop" in a subtle way that is just really pretty. sometimes i wear it alone with no shadow for a low maintenance, slightly shimmery eye, and i love that look too!
Decent primer-- broke me out a little bit on my chin, but nothing too bad. made my skin look smoother, but i honestly saw no difference in how long my makeup stayed on
HG mascara!!! makes my lashes thick and separated and so sexyyyy! i have long eyelashes, and most mascaras tend to end up leaving a mark from the top of the eyelashes to right under my brow bone- but this one doesnt!! yes, it may be a bit clumpy, but all you have to do is just scrape it off inside the tube and the clumps go away!!
this "creme" foundation is anything but creme- it is like a friggin' rock! i've tried so many different ways to get this to work (different primers, wetting the sponge, tons of different brushes, even my fingers) and it just does not soften up for me. maybe it provides full coverage and can cover tattoos, but it is of little use if you cant even get it on your face!
one of my favorite mac blushes for winter!!! gorgeoussss plummy-berry color with a bit of finely milled glitter which makes for a perfect looking sheen! i'm so sad this is limited edition b/c there is nothing like it in the permanent collection- MAC bring this blush back!!!
Maybelline define-a-brow in Medium Brown is a dead-on dupe for Mac's Lingering brow pencil, but is half the cost! the medium brown color is hard to find though (it always seems to be sold out wherever i go), so if you find it buy backups!
i loooooooooove the finish studio tech gives- looks like you were photo shopped in person!!! i get compliments every time i have studio tech on b/c it makes my complexion look flawless!! although it is on the heavier side, i swear it doesnt look like much makeup is even being worn. the downside about this product is that it has made me break out a little bit- not bad breakouts, but enough to make me weary about it. really bummed out bc the finish is gorgeous.. if anyone knows any dupes of this please let me know!!
this primer broke me out BIG TIME- like cystic, under the skin nasty acne- my skin is not that sensitive but this primer made it go crazyyy- took almost a month to get rid of the acne it left behind!!
my HG contour for the fall/winter months!!! i used to own emote but when i started running out, i was advised that nyx taupe was a close dupe so i went and got it. dare i say i actually like this blush better than emote?! it is super soft and much less harsh than emote, which i like because i can build it up to be as dark as i want, where emote i felt you have to be more careful with as to not create too harsh of a line. this blush is only like 5 bucks at my beauty supply store and is AMAZINGGG
use this in the summer to contour- very buildable and natural looking!
Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic eye liner pencil -black
cksport92 4/23/2010 2:42:00 AM
my new HG liner!!!!!! i used to always use urban decays 24/7 liner in zero, but this milani liner not only stays on much longer than the UD, but also is a much more rich shade of black! this is as soft as the urban decay, but somehow doesnt require sharpening as much as the UD liner does, which means it lasts much longer! and its only 5 or so bucks at CVS! really cant beat the price/quality!!!