I love this bronzer! It's the only one I use now. I have pale skin but it doesn't look dirty on me. The only complaint I have is how expensive it is :( I've heard about ELF having a dupe but I've yet to try it. Also the packaging gets dirty easily. But the product itself is amazing.
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Full Cover Concealer
emmamcgrath 8/6/2011 2:52:00 PM
I really REALLY wanted to like this. I love MUFE and have a ton of their products but I just couldn't get this concealer to work for me. It was so cakey! Very drying and not flattering. I loved that it's waterproof but I couldn't get over the cakey-ness so it went back to Sephora :(
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer
emmamcgrath 8/6/2011 2:48:00 PM
I liked this, but it wasn't amazing. There isn't a huge color range to choose from, and even though I had help from an SA, I still think the color is too light for my skin tone. The one thing I really liked about this concealer is that it really does stay-in-place! I would apply it and it wouldn't budge until I took it off. I just wish there were more colors and I'm not a huge fan of the packaging.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder
emmamcgrath 8/6/2011 2:46:00 PM
I really like this! I got it as a gift but I think it's a bit pricey. The only reason I wouldn't buy it again is b/c I don't think I'll have to! There's SO MUCH product! I've had this for a long time now and I've barely used any. I use this to set my under eye concealer and it works really nicely.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
emmamcgrath 8/6/2011 2:44:00 PM
I really wanted to like this because of all the good reviews and raves on YouTube but it just didn't work for me. It was greasy feeling and didn't absorb into my skin. I don't have really oily skin either.
Ok. I do not like Juicy Couture but a SA at Sephora suggested this to me after I wanted something different than Vera Wang Princess. This stuff smells amazing! The packaging is adorable! Yes, it is expensive-but aren't all perfumes? I've already bought a bottle and a rollerball. I love this perfume! (Not a fan of the name though)
I bought a back up of this lipglass because I love it so much! This and Benefit's Lady's Choice lipstick are my go-to pinky nude lip. It's expensive for such little product and the packaging isn't the cutest mac has ever come up with but I love the color. I wish it weren't limited edition.
I really like this. I bought it to replace my Shu Uemura one since they no longer sell them in the US. It has the same shape and doesn't pinch my eyelids. It takes a few times to get a good curl but it's not as expensive as my shu uemura and works great.
Ouch! This eyelash curler pinched my eyelids like crazy. I have small, almond-shaped eyes and when I needed a new curler (shu uemura is no longer sold in the US) I thought I'd try this because it's so popular. Went back to sephora because I couldn't figure out how to use it without pinching my eyelids.
I really like this product! It makes my foundation go on super smoothly. I used the regular photo finish but didn't like it. The only problem that I have with this is how expensive it is! I don't think you get enough product for your money :(
This isn't a bad product. It just didn't work for me. It felt greasy on my skin. Also, I think it's overpriced.
Eye Shadow -Make Up For Ever - Aqua Cream 13 - Warm Beige
emmamcgrath 7/31/2011 8:47:00 PM
I love this! The color is a beautiful champagne-ish and doesn't need a primer to stay all day. It is expensive but the packaging is cute and you get a lot of product. I use my finger for this product because I find it easier to use than a brush.
I love this blush! It's the perfect color for my pale-ish skin. It's expensive, but not the most expensive blush I've seen. Also, the packaging gets kinda dirty but it's really the product that's important and it's a beautiful color.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
emmamcgrath 7/31/2011 8:40:00 PM
I love this! It's the second foundation I've purchased (first was Nars Sheer Matte) and I absolutely love it. It's expensive ($40) but in my opinion it's worth every penny. I have dry cheeks and a slightly oily t-zone but with a primer (smashbox) this is amazing. It even covers most of my freckles! The coverage is great and looks like I have perfect skin!