My favorite highlight for my inner corner! It's a gorgeous white with yellow in it, kinda like a SUPER light gold color, almost white. This is very frosty, which, for the inner corner, i love. (this is a frost finish) pigmentation is great as with most Mac shadows, lasts a fairly long time. I use this to highlight every day! (also head about this from Tanya Burr)
Got these on sale for @2.50 each, and i really like these! The brush is thicker than average, which i like. These were opaque with one coat although two coats looks more even. I got Mintilicious and I Lilac You, ggorgeous mint and lilac for spring. There didn't dry in 60 seconds, but I didn't expect them to, they had a normal drying time. Lasting power is also pretty standard, but for the price these are really good :)
This is a matte bubblegum pink blush. It looks pretty bright in the pan but since it is a sheertone finish, it gives a nice medium-pink flush to my cheeks. (I'm an NC30 btw.) I think this would be good for light-medium skin tones. This is a pretty basic color, nothing too special, but a great product to have and one of my favorites for everyday. I do wish Mac blushes had a mirror though, that would be convenient.
My new favorite foundation! I got this a month ago and i've been using this every single day. The coverage I would say is medium, but also buildable up to in between medium and full. (more towards medium though) This really does last all day, and i'm not as shiny as i used to be, plus i don't have to set with a powder. At the same time, this doesn't accentuate my dry spots that much (it does to a certain extent, but come on, it's foundation.) I love that there is a pump, *plus* a lock, which is really great for traveling so the foundation doesn't pump out into my makeup bag. I have this in NC30. My one complaint is that the shades are a bit orange. Nothing too extreme, because it does look normal when blended properly, but there is an orange undertone to it. I think i might pick up NC25 and mix it with my NC30. Overall, I really recommend this foundationm especially if your foundation wears off quicker than you'd like.
Honestly one of the worst mascaras i've ever tried, and that's saying something because i have tried a lot. This mascara is really clumpy and really doesn't lengthen/volumize well. I really don't understand why Mac's mascaras are this bad since most of their other products are incredible.
I have been using this blush everyday since I purchased it! It's a darkish pink with purple undertones, but it's less purple when applied, and looks more like a raspberry/fuchsia. It does have shimmer, but it really isn't noticeable on your skin. The pigmentation is awesome like most Mac blushes. I am an NC30 and i still use a pretty light hand with this, so if you have light skin you'll really need to be careful. I would imagine this would work on all skin types, since it's dark/bright enough to show up on deeper skin tones but still versatile enough for light skin. I really recommend this blush!
This is a pretty good bronzer for the price (about $4-5) I use this mostly on my neck and chest because my face is a bit darker than my neck/chest. But I do use this for contouring. This looks very subtle and natural on my medium skin because this is kind of a lighter shade, but that's good for everyday. Like most bronzers, this can turn orange if you overapply, especially if you have fair skin. This isn't super pigmented, which makes it hard to overdo, but still pigmented enough to only have to dip my brush in once for each cheek.
I use this almost daily, and it's one of my favorite foundations. I would say this has medium coverage. This does have slight shimmer in it, so if you have big pores, you might want to stay away from this. Pores aren't really a huge concern for me, and the shimmer isn't that noticeable, so I don't really mind it. This doesn't oxidize throughout the day, which i'm SO grateful for. This didn't break me out or irritate my sensitive skin. This was $30 (CAD) at Sephora.
I had high hopes for this products because of all the amazing reviews. This was pretty expensive; $30 (CAD) I guess it gives you nice glow, but it's not worth the money. This highlight isn't even that noticeable unless the light hits it directly. There are plenty of cheaper products that can give you the same, if not better, result.The packaging is not that hygienic, especially if you put the applicator directly on your face. This was just a really average product, but because of the price, I dislike it even more LOL.
I ran out of my Urban Decay Primer Potion, and when I saw that my local Shoppers Drug Mart sold Benefit products, I decided to try this out. I have extremely oily lids, and without primer, my eyeshadow would probably crease in less than 2 hours. With this primer, my eyeshadows take about 3-4 hours to crease. It does work quite well, but not as well as the UDPP. I love the fact that the product comes with a pump, and a little goes a long way. I only need a tiny dot for both eyelids. I don't use this as a concealer primer, so I can't really say how well that works.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
emilyamour 2/3/2012 11:09:00 PM
This is my everyday moisturizer. I have fairly dry skin, although it does get slightly shiny throughout the day. This moisturizer doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, but it's moisturizing enough for my skin without being too heaving and breaking me out. I love this moisturizer!
I love Ecotools brushes, and this is no exception. The bristles are super soft, and don't irritate my sensitive skin. This applies powder, blush, or bronzer evenly onto my skin. This brush was also really affordable.
Styling Products -Garnier - FRUCTIS Sleek and Shine - Leave-in Conditioning Cream
emilyamour 1/31/2012 11:41:00 PM
I got this at my drugstore after my hair started getting split ends from heat damage. This leave-in moisturizes slightly, but I don't think it makes a huge difference for my hair. This can make your hair feel and look greasy if you put too much in. I think it works best on damp hair before blow drying. It has a pleasant fruity scent. I wouldn't repurchase though.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professionnel All Over Shadow Brush - Small #22
emilyamour 1/31/2012 11:36:00 PM
I got this at Sephora, looking for an all over shadow brush, and this is perfect. The bristles are surprisingly soft, and the size of this brush is just right for all over the lid. The bristles also pick up a good amount of product and it's easy to clean. I love this brush!
Styling Products -Clairol - Herbal Essences Body Envy Hairspray
emilyamour 1/31/2012 11:26:00 PM
I got this hairspray to tame the frizz in my hair, and this works ok for that. My frizz disappears for a few hours, but the hairspray will start to wear off and my frizz will come back. This products has a pleasant citrusy scent, but it does fade after a few minutes. As far as the volumizing, I don't see how a hairspray can volumize your hair.