This product is cute, I like the kitschy-vintage packaging. The tin doesn't bother me nor strike me as unsanitary because I don't use it on my lips often. The smell is alright, I don't mind it although I find it a bit strong. Is it supposed to smell like roses? Because to me it smells a little caramel-y too. Like, a floral caramel...? Anyway, the consistency is a little thinner than Vaseline's. I don't use this on my lips, but on my cuticles/knuckles/nails/dry spots, and it does the job for a few hours during the day before I have to reapply. It absorbs fairly quickly and leaves a nice sheen. When I do use it on my lips, it temporarily softens them, but I don't feel the product hydrating them. It just feels like it sits there lightly. I'd repurchase, though I'm curious how Smith's stacks up.
BB Cream -Dr. Jart+ - Rejuvenating Silver Label BB Cream SPF 30
heavenz_desire 10/22/2012 8:57:00 PM
This BB cream has great coverage. It's medium to full for me, and I apply with a foundation brush. It covers some freckles and definitely my imperfections, except for massive zits or whatnot. Initially it goes on with a grey-ish cast but it blends in really well, and it makes my skin look so good in photos ^__^ it really leaves that "flawless" look. I spent $30ish on it, which I find reasonable considering my foundations cost more, and this is pretty much a foundation for me. I don't mind the smell, the packaging is convenient and appealing. The cons are that I can't wear it every day, or else I break out. The formula feels kind of heavy, and I have to set with powder because it can get greasy without it. It doesn't dry my skin out, I actually find it quite moisturizing compared to other BBs I've tried. I wouldn't say it's my HG because I haven't tried enough BBs yet but it totally trumps the American versions so far. I do recommend this because it makes your skin look so good, which is why I repurchase.
Love this product. I received it as a sample from Sephora. Mine says "lip treatment" and doesn't state an SPF so I'm not sure if this is the same thing. Anyway, it's awesome. The smell is subtly minty, like mint floss IMO. The texture is amazing--it penetrates my lips, is emollient, feels like a cream-to-almost liquid finish. Leaves a nice sheen. It's like the total opposite of those terrible EOS lipbalms. However, I wouldn't repurchase because I don't think it's worth the price... well, I can't fathom spending $20 on a balm. Too bad!
Obviously I liked this lipgloss to buy it after losing it within the first two weeks of posession. A lovely barely-pink pale gloss with loads of sparkles and a hint of lilac sheen in the tube. The colour is barely noticeable but the sparkles are gorgeous, like all Dazzleglasses are. It cost $23ish CDN after taxes, purchased in 2008. Fragrance is really sweet, much like all of MAC's l/gs. No taste. My only complaint is the stickiness of this gloss. However, if you're already used to the texture of lipglasses, then this should be no surprise to you. I personally like to pair this l/g with MAC Beautiful Iris e/s.
An HG tinted lippie, for sure. I don't remember the name of the colour that I have for this, but it's a medium-dark shade in the tube; goes on the same colour of my lips, only a tad darker. I love the consistency; does not get in the way of eating. The lasting power is okay, even after the balminess disappears, a hint of colour remains. I was never too fond of the smell (or lack thereof) though. Like others mentioned, the SPF is a plus. This is my everyday neutral lippie; it's like your lips, only healthier-looking. Will definitely repurchase.
This shows up as a slighty bubblegummy/raspberry pink on my NC15 skin. I love it. MAC blushes in general are awesome and this is no exception. Best suits a "playful", "flirty" look imo. Gorgeous. Would I repurchase... hmm. I get bored with colours pretty easily and I don't use this blush daily like I would with Well Dressed or something. I wear light makeup usually but if I were the type to do dramatic looks more often, then yes I'd definitely repurchase.
Blush -MAC - Emanuel Ungaro Crushed Bougainvillea [DISCONTINUED]
heavenz_desire 3/22/2009 6:10:00 PM
If only MAC had more of these in a wider variety of colours... This product, I find to be very useful. I suck with cream blushes so I use this more as a lip stain. It gives the right amount of colour as a lipstick would minus the obvious lipsticky texture... I don't like lipsticks really so this product not only doesn't smudge thank god but it lasts for HOURS... But like others said, use a light hand when using this. The colour is quite intense. I love how I can carry this around, saving space in my purse cuz I won't need to carry a blush or coloured lippie but even so, it lasts a good while! A staple for any makeup junkie.
I use NC15. I usually have problems with foundations~ MAC's liquid foundation especially. But this powder one works perfectly. I find that it doesn't feel too heavy and it gives the right amount of coverage (a bit over medium). I like the totally non-shimmery, matte finish of this. I also like how my normally-oily skin is significantly less oily with this product on. I use this product every day, and my one compact has already lasted me over a year so far, and it still works as good as new. For $33 it is definitely worth it. I have tried all kinds of other powders (high end, low end) but this one takes the cake. The packaging is okay, I have to be careful not to shatter the compact but the sponge in its separate compartment comes in handy throughout the day. Perfect when applied with big fluffy brush =) I would definitely buy this one again... no need to search for another powder foundation.
To start off with, I have NC15 skin. This blush is a light, cool pale pink. What I like about this blush is how you can build up the colour due to how sheer it is. It has a very subtle shimmer to it. It takes a few swipes to get the colour to really show up, but that`s a good thing. With tax it comes to $23 CDN, so the price is reasonable. I get a lot more usage out of this blush than with other ones because it is very versatile; I use this as a highlighting blush when I do dramatic cheeks, and alone for a casual daytime look. Definitely worth it, will repurchase.
I'll start off by saying that I generally don't like the velvet finished MAC eyeshadows, as pretty as the colours are. I don't think the colour pay off is amazing or anything, and I can really only make this look good when I pair it with Swimming e/s or another similar blue. It looks really good in the packaging, but I find that it's not quite the same on my lids. If you can make this work, great- otherwise, a novice is probably better off starting out with something more shimmery for a nicer look without as much effort. I won't be repurchasing in the near future, anyway.
I use this colour sparingly, as I can't seem to make this colour look as gorgeous on my eyes as it does in the packaging. Good texture, beautiful shade- hints of green and some other colour I can't put my finger on; lovely when used right. My teacher uses this all over and it looks great on her beige-y skin, but when I use this eyeshadow the same way it looks uneven and just not lovely. I won't repurchase, but I'm sure this can look amazing on other people.
Shroom is a staple. It's a shimmery beige eyeshadow. I use it as a base on most days, and as a highlighter when I wear more sultry colours. The texture is smooth (unlike... Trax or something) and the blendability is great. I'd repurchase- it's a very useful eyeshadow.
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stylist Mascara ] [DISCONTINUED]
heavenz_desire 8/17/2006 6:09:00 PM
I DO like the packaging... that's it. =P This mascara didn't do much for me, it didn't make them thick and clump-free. The product I used was pretty thin, but my biggest problem with this is the comb. It makes my eyelashes look like there are splits between them, making my "bald spot" look even worse than it is. Like others have mentioned, this mascara gave my lashes a weird spikey look. Definitely not stylish, heh. Obviously I will not reuse.
Eye Shadow -Bonne Bell - Eye Style Shadow Box in Sweet Lavenders
heavenz_desire 7/16/2006 9:27:00 PM
I'd buy this... in another colour. Much like my old Cafe Classics one, this palette's shades appear similar when applied. Not too much of a difference, really. The application/texture is good: smooth, not too much creasing, easy to blend. The price is OK, it's like $5.99 here, so. The colours themselves are very pretty, although I find it hard to use this palette alone and create a decent look (one that DOESN'T make me look ghastly). So basically, my complaints are how the shades aren't too different from each other (the light purple-pink and light purple look almost identical on me) and how dusty it gets in this thing.
This product is pretty cute, although I never got around to buying them in junior high when I really wanted them. I bought WEDDING CAKE. The colour is a wearable sheer candyish-pink. I don't know if it is due to the oldness of this gloss, but the smell isn't really good... smells too fake. The texture is fine, although sometimes there's a chunk here and there. But for $2.50, you can't really complain. The packaging is cute. This is the idea gloss for like, 8 year-olds.