I don't own an MP brush because I can't justify spending $100 on a hair brush so I have nothing to compare this too. That said, I love this brush. I have the Golden Locks version (2008 Holiday version in gold) which is the same as the Bristle Hair Brush. It massages the scalp and glides through the hair effortlessly leaving my hair silky and shiny. I keep it in it's box on my vanity and it looks cute as a button! Beauty and function in one!
I don't know why people keep comparing this to Expensive Pink when (finish aside) they aren't even remotely similar IMO. Expensive Pink is REALLY warm almost coppery while In Living Pink is more peachy pink. It's really close to Sweeten Up if anyone remembers this LE colour only in VP finish. Beautiful, fresh and wearable is how I would describe this colour.
Beautiful. My HG has been Voluminous so far but I may have to change that. What a jewel! The mascara is the perfect consistency, coats EVERY lash, defines and lengthens more than thickens. Unlike a teddy bear brush this one is thinner and easier to use making application a breeze. It also swipes just the right amount of product everytime; no wiping on a tissue with this one. Did I mention the packaging is adorable? Stunning.
Lip Treatments -Caboodles - Lip Jelly - Cherry Jiggle
dpkelly 5/10/2004 11:45:00 PM
I was in Walmart the other day when I came upon this find. After MAC came out with their tinted lip conditioners (that lasted 1 hr and wasn't very moisturizing on me) I was on the hunt for a tinted lip balm. At the store, they looked promising packaged in a mini flattened JT with a slant tip applicator. They also look quite opaque in the tube so I had high hopes that this one at least would give decent pigmentation. But the real clincher was when I noticed that the product had corn oil,castor oil and shea butter listed in their ingredient list. The product does deliver!!!! It applies smooth and gives that bitten look that I adore. I've used it for 1 day now and my lips have never felt so soft. Did I mention that they fit nicely into a jean pocket? Love these.
What a let down. Being an OPI virgin (other than when I have my esthetician do my manicure) I am so disappointed. Although, the colour is a pretty pale pink and lasts for a good 5 days without a chip on me, it streaked like no tomorrow! Something I don't tolerate well and don't understand since everyone else is saying the exact opposite. Ugghh... what a waste of money.
This is the prettiest true ocean blue eyeshadow that I use both as a liner and in the crease. It is buildable and even with the heaviest hand (when the MAC MA wore it with Hipnotique) it didn't look over the top. I like to use a light hand so it adds a hint of colour and brightens up the eyes. After purchasing this, I got compliments from 2 different MAC MAs on 2 different occasions when I wore it with Early Morning and UD Sin. The colour is a jewel tone blue, not as dark as Contrast (which I find to be "inky"), but a lighter brighter (in a good way) version of Stroke of Midnight. It is a subtle eye brightener. Very nice!
Milky natural pink with a very very slight mauvey undertone. That hint of undertone made it just a bit too cool toned for me. Although, it still looked pretty on (asian NC30), it was nowhere near as spectacular as Enchantress which is more of a peachy pink with pearl. I came home with Enchantress and left this one at the counter.
Gorgeous colour. It's a pretty peachy pink with pearl .... no glitter, some faint copper/ pink shimmer. Loooooove this colour just as much as nymphette which has a slightly pinkier base than this one. Why oh why is this LE? *Swoon* I'm in love.
Lipstick -MAC - Spanish Fly lipstick [DISCONTINUED]
dpkelly 1/31/2004 9:08:00 PM
I just B2M this and love it. After perusing the vast sea of lipsticks this one caught my eye. Some say this is Club eyeshadow reincarnated and I have to agree. Don't be put off by the colour in the tube (a very dark red brown with obvious green sheen .... almost goth) cuz it goes on a medium red brown with subtle green iridesence. So subtle in fact that I can hardly see it and then only in certain lighting and just to give the shade some dimension. If you're looking for a slap/go/no mirror YLBB look, look elsewhere. This one leaves a very polished lip look (especially with a nude lipliner for more definition) and is great for darker skintones (I'm an asian MMM). It's a frost but doesn't really come across as one and has incredible lasting power without being drying. Nice finished look .... what a surprise!
I've had this for awhile (got it when they had their 7.49 sale) and I must say I use it mainly wet because it becomes a dark lavendar (grey undertones) with prominent aqua green microshimmer. Beauuuuuuutiful. When applied dry, it's just an unassuming light lavendar with faint green microshimmer. Texture is smooth and silky and wears well. Had to get this one cuz the colour was so unique to the line. Love it.
Highlighters -MAC - Fairylite Pigment - Hollidazzle 2003
dpkelly 1/13/2004 11:11:00 PM
I like this one but then again I'm impartial to the subtle look. Though I have to admit it really gets kicked up a notch (soft petal pink with sparkles)when applied wet which is how I use it anyway. Reminds me to angel dust. Otherwise it goes on a nude beige with subtle sparkle (so nude in fact that I can hardly see it against my NC35 skin.... hence 4 lippies instead of 5). Unlike some of the reviewers I prefer the fine milled texture to some of MAC's older pigments which tend to look heavy and opaque on me. Soft and airy is how I would best describe this pigment. Nicee.
Sin is a beautiful beige with a petal pink undertone and you would think that this alone would make it a staple but it's not. I don't know what it is .... maybe it's the frostiness or the fact that it blends in so much with my natural skin tone (NC35)but I find I don't reach for this often. Too bad.
Strip is a great lid colour for my "blue look". I love it cuz it's a silvery grey with just a touch of blue microshimmer. It brightens up the eye and adds a hint of blue without the garrishness of the 80's. As always, I find UD shadows smooth, blendable, highly pigmented and the longest lasting (on me).
These are really nice eyeshadows, quite pigmented, have good lasting power, are blendable and buildable. I have Verdigris (a very dark olive green/black with gold shimmer) and Colorwash Surf (a pale off white with a slight green tinge). These are the only greens that look good on me and they look stunning together. The Verdigris in particular changes depending on what is beside it .... more charcoal with gold shimmer when used with neutrals and more olive green when Colorwash Surf is beside it. I also love Colorwash Surf for its hint of green without being over the top. Did I mention that Verdiris wet makes an awesome liner?
When I first saw this eyeshadow I thought of a robin's egg and Stila's Poppy. The cuteness factor alone was enough for me to come home with it. Very versatile with MAC's Shale, Club and Quo's Heather and a great diversion outside of the box.