Eyeliner -Smashbox - Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Black
coconut_ball 2/2/2011 12:45:00 AM
Sorry but i have no clue why this product exist???Either that or every time i bought this stuff, they always gave me the bad jars (yes i bought this twice since i could not find any MAC or Bobbi Brown store around for fluidline or the gel eyeliner). The moment i opened the cap, the product was always dry. It is not creamy at all. It was very hard to use and my eyelids did not like it. I really do not remember the staying power but i think does smudge...not a lot but still smudge a lil bit. The thing is i love apply makeup on my face and this makes me dread the application process so i won't be repurchase nor recommend it to anyone. With the same price, you can get much better quality products from other brands
I love this eyeshadow. It is a matte dark brown with a warm tone to it. It looks beautiful on my NC 35-NC37 skin tone. It is easy to blend more than the regular matte eyeshadow from MAC. It is just beautiful and you can pair it with a light brown for a less dramatic look. You can also apply a lil bit and blend more to sheer it out. It also create great smoky eye when pair with darker color. Versatile color with great quality.
This is the only product besides primer potion that i own from Urban Decay.I had never purchased any of their single or palette eyeshadow before since i think most of their single eyeshadow is pricier than MAC and i didn't like any of the palette they came out with. However, i am in love with this Naked Palette. Sure there're a lot of neutrals in this palette but i love neutral so yeah :). The color Darkhorse is just gorgeous. I also like the mini size primer potion and the urban decay eyeliners that come with it (pretty great staying power and slide on easily). I also love Virgin as a highlight on my brow bone. Overall, i love this palette and so does my sister. She currently keeps it so i might have to get a back up. This is a smoky eye made easy palette. Great quality and great price.
I really like this foundation so far. However it is because my skin is in fairly good condition (no acne or bumps so far). I do have old acne scars but not a lot so if you want more coverage, try estee lauder double wear (i love the coverage but it broke me out every time). With that said, i like Pro longwear a lot. You can build up the coverage and use it with a good concealer. I applied a tiny bit of Matt primer first. Then apply this foundation with my finger and set with the mineralized powder. It gives me a matte yet natural finish just how i like it and it stays matte for a long long time. (just notice i used all Mac products). It looks really beautiful. My shade is NC 35 (a lil tiny bit light to me but the powder i have is dark so it is a perfect combo). It also feels light on my skin like i'm not wearing foundation. Overall i think i might have found my perfect primer-foundation combo. I'll use it more to see if it's gonna break me out or not. finger crossed. I think i'll ditch my MUFE HD for now.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Commander in Chic
coconut_ball 5/28/2010 2:07:00 AM
Such a nice and modern color. It's similar to steel grey from Rimmel. Both are really nice poilshes. will buy over and over again. :)
i love this lipstick. It's a cool tone light,purplish pink and it's so pretty. I really like the texture and i didn't need to use any gloss on top of it since it gives a glossy finish. The packaging is so cute. I don't find the shade suitable for the beach however since it gives off a more urban vibe. Really pretty when pair with grey smoky eyes. I also find the shade makes me a little bit tanned, which i find interesting. For reference, i'm a NC30
This is a must_have liquid eyeliner for smokey eyes when you go clubbing and it's great for the hot summer because it's so true to its name: liquidlst. It stays on all day and i didn't have to reapply it at all. My lids are pretty oily and fluidline smudged on me. However, liquidlast is just phenomenal. I'm going to get other color of this same formulas cuz it's that great. For pointblack, the color pay off is fantastic.It's just a true black. When it's wet, it's a little shiny but when it dries, it has a semi matte finish. I don't like it when some liquid liners have a shiny finish when dried but Point black liquidlast doesn't have that problem so it's great :). Some drawback is the applicator like other reviewer has mentioned earlier.It's hard to control cuz the tip of the brush is so wimpy but if you do it in really small strokes than it'll be easier. Or you can just use another liner brush like the 209 brush from MAC. The price is 16.50 which is somewhat steep for a liquid eyeliner but consider the quality it delivers, i think it's totally worth it because i have tried more expensive liquid liners like artliner from lancome or the shiseido liner and neither of those two delivered what liquidlast does. So yeah. I hope they use the same formula but with a felt tip applicator then this would be a HG status. Oh and to take it off, i use baby oil and it works very well for me :)
i really like this product. It works so well and i use it every morning and night. The first night i used it, i woke up with really super smooth skin. I was having trouble with flakiness cuz my skin was so dry. My bf told me to use this and i'm hooked. I bought two immediately after my first use and have been using it religiously morning and night every day for about two months already. Awesome product. I may not use in the morning for the summer months but will use it at night. P.S: i only have hormonal acne and my skin is in pretty good condition so i'm not sure about the acne control side. but my bf used it and it works for him so yeah. nice moisturizer.
This foundation is 118$ and it does not live up to the price. It's very similar to the Giorgio Armani face sculpting cream foundation (which is also in a jar and costs about 70-80$). I was very disappointed in the coverage and finish that this foundation deliver. Even with the use of the primer (i used the Cle de Peau primer as well cuz the SA gave me the sample when i purchased the jar). With the price tag, i expected this foundation to give me a flawless finish. However, this foundation does not last long and the coverage was quite mediocre at best. I got the 030 shade which is a good match for my skin tone but i did not like the finish cuz it did not cover well and it didn't stay on even with the use of a primer and setting powder. I have used many foundation from MAC studio fix, Chanel Luminiere, Estee lauder double wear, MUFE HD, to the drugstore brand like maybelline, covergirl, revlon, lancome to the higher end like giorgio armani etc...And this foundation is not as good as the double wear or MAC foundation or the MUFE ones. Save your money and invest in something else that is actually worth the price
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Monistat - Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
coconut_ball 1/28/2009 12:23:00 AM
i hate it.It gave me breakout (4-5 cystic acne) and does not hold my foundation well at all.It makes my skin too dry and flakey.
I went to MAC to purchase Emote blush for contouring 'cuz i was watching Marlena (Makeupgeek channel) on youtube and she used emote for contouring.It was completely sold out.Suddenly the nice MA handed me Strada and told me that it was very similar to Emote and she said i could just return it if i didn't like it.So i bought it home and tried it the next day for New Year's eve.OMG,i fell in love with it.It gave me those runway model high cheekbone effortlessly.I can't believe i missed out on this blush since i have so many blushes from low to high end.But yeah,my HG for contouring.Definitely repurchase. (for reference, i'm an NC 30,Barcelona for NARS and 123 in HD make up forever foundation).
Liquid -Laneige - Laneige Snow Crystal Dual Foundation
coconut_ball 11/19/2008 7:42:00 PM
the smell is pretty good but the quality is just average. Coverage is sheer to medium.The concealer is too dry for under eye areas.I don't really like the packaging cuz it makes it looks dirty.But it looks pretty cute. the shade i got is 21 which i think a little too light for me.will not repurchase cuz it has very little staying power..and it gives me breakout i think.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
coconut_ball 11/19/2008 7:29:00 PM
I found my perfect shade 123 with this foundation.Love how it looks and the color just matches me perfectly.I use it everyday and i wear it for more than 8 hours for about a month and it doesn't cause me break out. (i have breakout issue with double wear from Estee Lauder).The finish is not matt and not dewy.It just looks like really good, natural skin. Coverage is medium.My skin is in ok condition with couple zits now and then during those times of the month.I use a primer underneath so it lasts longer cuz sometimes, it fades away after 1-2 hours.I'm almost done with my first bottle.Probably will repurchase since i don't have any problem with this product and the shade is just perfect.
Crème -Giorgio Armani - SPF20 Shaping Designer Foundation
coconut_ball 11/19/2008 7:21:00 PM
This foundation is for people who already have pretty good, smooth skin with little imperfection. I use this one but get bored after awhile because the packaging is not very hygienic even though it comes with a little scoop thing. I still don't like it. It doesn't last very long either.The price is 65$ but the quality is just similar to a drugstore foundation.The smell is not very pleasant either.The good thing about this foundation is that it;s very moisturizing so maybe i'll try it again during winter.The shade i get is 8.A little too dark for my skintone (I'm a MAC NC20-30)
Eyes -Ardell - Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator Treatment Gel
coconut_ball 11/19/2008 7:14:00 PM
I always have to comeback to this product.It works so well. There was one time i used semi permanent individual lashes and i didn't take them off properly with the solution so my real lashes fell off. I found this product at a Rite Aid store so i decided to give it a try. It makes my lashes grow faster and longer.It doesn't make the lashes thicker however. Just grows more and longer.My lashes feel so much healthier.Since i use mascara everyday, my lashes tend to fall off and dry. I use this as a treatment at night and primer before i put anything on my eyes.It makes my lashes not fall off anymore. The trick is that i use either a q-tip or just my finger to get the product on the wand, then i apply it on to my upper and lower lids where the roots of the lashes are.Be careful don't get it into your eyes cuz it will sting very badly.