This stuff is amazing! My pores pretty much just disappeared after I applied this. I have super oily skin, huge pores, and rosacea, and they all just disappeared after applying this! I only had to touch up once through the day, and after a little blot and reapplying some powder, it was perfect. This is compared to usually 6-7 blots and powder applications! Wonderful! HG foundation!
No matter how hard I tried, I could NOT get this shadow to show up! I've had better pigmentation and color payoff from drugstore shades!
Makeup Brushes -Physicians Formula - Bamboo Wear - Bambuki Brush
fragilesong 5/6/2010 11:19:00 PM
Hated this brush. I expected it to be much softer because of how full it is, but it is incredibly coarse and scratchy. I used it once and I will never use it again! Awful quality and made my face redder AFTER using it to apply powder!
I received this in a sample size with my last order from Sephora. It is my favorite eye makeup remover, but I don't know if I can justify paying $30 for it after the sample runs out. It's very efficient, removing every last trace of mascara, liner, and shadow from my lids, and it really only takes a couple of swipes and I'm done. I'm on a strict no-buy right now, so I'm not sure if I will repurchase this afterward or not. I have my Neutrogena eye makeup remover I can use in the meantime, until the no-buy runs out, and it will give me plenty of time to compare and see.
Misc Beauty Tools -Merle Norman - MERLE NORMAN EYE MAKEUP REMOVER
fragilesong 4/7/2010 5:42:00 PM
AMAZING. This is the first high-end eye-makeup remover I tried, and I could notice the difference immediately. It took all of my eye makeup off quickly and easily, and even made my cream liners come off with no problems! I'm out and need to repurchase.
This is probably my favorite mascara. It does go on kind of light and you need to layer it, but I prefer that to having a mascara go on way too dark or thick with the first swipe.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Exact Eyelights for Hazel Eyes
fragilesong 4/7/2010 5:38:00 PM
I have brown eyes, but I bought this combo because I really loved the colors. I use the taupe shade for my brows, and it fills them in perfectly! The highlighter shade is my most common highlighter, and I love it. I use the green in the corners of my eyes to give them that pop, and I don't use the dark brown much at all. I haven't tried it as a liner yet, but I will before I write it off as useless. Overall, this is a really great kit. I will repurchase for the taupe & highlighting shades alone, because they are staples in my makeup.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light
fragilesong 4/7/2010 4:49:00 PM
I'm very disappointed. It clogged my pores so bad and I'm breaking out worse than I have in a few months. Very sad.
My HG blush. Enough said!
I really like this concealer. The texture is really creamy, and it goes on very easily. I usually use this with a concealer brush, but also with my fingers, just depending. It covers my blemishes really well, and also neutralizes the redness around my nose. I don't use the setting powder hardly at all, but I like that it's there.
Lip Treatments -Neosporin - Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy
fragilesong 4/6/2010 3:57:00 PM
This stuff is incredible! A little really does go a LONG way, so I think I will have this pot forever. It was recommended to me after I had angular cheilitis, and I was told to use it every night for soft lips. It works like a charm! My lips have never been this smooth!
Skincare - Face -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Stress Control - Entire line
fragilesong 4/6/2010 3:55:00 PM
I use the cream wash and the cleansing pads. LOVE THEM! My skin has never been this clear!
Not in love at all! It was my first MAC brush and gave me a bit of a negative opinion. I don't like the painting my face feeling or the way it soaks up foundation. I have the Essence of Beauty foundation brush from CVS, and for about 1/5 of the price, it's five times better!
I have this shade in Pillow Talk. I like that it's a hybrid between a lipstick and a lip balm. It's very moisturizing and sheer, but doesn't disappear from my lips. I love wearing MAC's Enchantress lipglass over it, or just on its own. It's the lipstick I carry around in my purse.
This is the only liquid liner I can really use. I love the fact that you can use it almost like a pencil, because of the shape of the wand and the felt tip. It stays put and is easy to take off. I find the very tip hard to use for fine lining, because it kind of smushes down and doesn't stay stiff. Other than that I like it. I don't know if I will repurchase because I don't use liquid liners much, and I greatly prefer my gel liners, but if I were to buy another liquid liner, it would be this one.