Eyeliner -MAC - Penultimate Eye Liner - Rapidblack
iluvmac2 10/12/2009 4:16:00 PM
I seem to be on the opposite end of reviews, always! when I saw this, I had to buy it! I LOVE IT. Its the only makeup item I have ever bought for someone else as well! The tip looks like liquid eyeliner but goes on like a pencil. Its F******* FANTASTIC. I am not a fan of the way liquid eyeliners look nor am I big fan of cream liners, I love pencil and this one gives me the precision of using a brush. I can make the line as thing or thicke, light or dark as I want it. and its SUPER EASY to do a cat eye/wing with it. Its a GREAT BUY. I will bye it OVER and OVER and OVER again.
Foundations -Neutrogena - Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Light to Medium
iluvmac2 10/12/2009 4:11:00 PM
I bought this after I read up on Hayden Paniterys (however you spell her name) Emmy look. I LOVED IT. It has GREAT coverage and goes on and STAYS matte. I was impressed by a drug store brand. My only complaint, the reason I took off a lippie, the brush. this stuff is better off being a -pump. The brush just sux, streaks the foundation. I use the brush (well I dont have much of a choice) to just spread it on my face and then I used my hands to blend it out. Id say its comparable to MUFE HD foundation (I have it too) but $25 cheaper!
Hated it. I used this rarely as I prefer pencils and this stuff dried out IN AN ENCLOSED pot!! Its nicely pigmented, but it wasnt creamy enough and never gave me a smooth line and then it started to crack after it dried and parts of it came off. waste of money.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
iluvmac2 10/12/2009 4:00:00 PM
after reading reviews here I rushed out to buy this since my stila smudge pot dried out on me (thats another review). I dont understand how this got good reviews from so many people. Maybe the black one is better? I was only able to get the purple one. The pigmentation was AWFUL, it was practically translucent with a hint of color. At first I thought it was the crappy brush it came with, but then I use my professional brush and as I drew the line, the product was just wash away along with the brush. after like 5 coats of this stuff, I went to wash it away... maybe this is why it got good reviews, but the thing WOULD NOT COME OFF. I had to wash my eyes 3 times before make up remover would work! I want waterproof, yes! not OFF PROOF. This is one product I can say that I REGRET spending $4 on!!1
So I bought this after years of watching those commercials about how life changing this product is. My skin is normal with a little bit of redness to it. I dont have sever acne, but enough to make me want to use this to get completely clear skin. I gave it a try and it did nothing for me. Literally, nothing. I got better results from over-the-counter cleansers like nutrogena, biore, st. Ives.... all of those cleansers and scrubs work so much better than using proactiv. For me, it was a waste of money. Interestingly thought, proactiv works for my husband. he has acne scars and zits. So I pretty much FORCED him to try proactiv and it worked for him. Cleared his skin up. But, tbh, IDK if its because its PROACTIV or its because he actually cleansed his face. To my husband, the definition of a cleansed face is standing under running water for 20 min. So, IDK, thought I bet if he uses my store bought cleansers, he will probably achieve the same thing. ALL IN ALL, pass on this.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Serum
iluvmac2 5/11/2009 3:23:00 PM
O...M...G....!!!!!!!!!!11 THIS IS GOD SENT! I have blonde and VERY fine hair that is color treated and VERY damaged. And because im blonde, all my hair frizz and split ends are magnified two fold. After blow drying it poofs, frizzes, and looks terrible. I HAVE to use a flat iron and more product in my hair (i.e. a finishing cream) to achieve something close to a smooth and silky look. And usually, it does not hold and soon after it poofs and frizzes up a bit. I FOUND THIS MAGICAL SERUM on totalbeauty.com and decided to give it a shot. HOLY HELL does it work like a charm! It goes on smooth, is not greasy or messy, leaves hair SILKY smooth (it ACTUALLY does!) all I did was blow dry my hair, and my hair did not poof, did not frizz, it stayed silky smooth, which is amazing since ive been using all sorts of product to try to get it to the silkyness it is now. NOTHING ive used came even CLOSE to my hair right now. I do use Garnier split-end treatment cream in addition, so IDK if that makes a difference. This product saves SO much time and money. I only need to put this in and blow dry my hair, THATS it. Nothing more. I dont need to buy any other products. I feel bad that recently I spent a bunch on products for my hair. Too bad I didnt come across this earlier. I am sticking to this for as long as it keeps doing the job its doing now. and for the $20 price, its not a bad sized bottle you get, considering all the money you will save by not buying anything else. this product makes me eager to grow my hair back long (which I cut in order to tame). I cant wait till it grows long so I cant have long, silky smooth hair.
awful. It doesnt look anything like the color advertised when on the nail. I had to do ATLEAST 3 coats, wait forever for it to dry, and have it chip the very next day and for $11!!! no, no, no. I will never buy MAC nail polish, EVER again.
BEST. PALETTE. EVER!!! I would buy this again and again and again and again. I love the colors here. You can mix and match the colors to create any kind of look, day, night, summer, whatever. These colors would make any eye color pop. Its a MUST have in your toolbox. the colors go on so beautifully, blend evenly and wonderfully, are so soft and dont fade. I NEVER have to touch up with this palette. I also love that even though these colors are dark, they dont make my eyes look tired.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner- Fuchsia Fix
iluvmac2 5/4/2009 8:16:00 PM
So I bought this with great enthusiam. I have to say that it is just an OK product. Certainly NOT worth the $15. You get alot of it, which is why I gave it a 3 for packaging, otherwise, I'd prefer it in a tube, not jar, for easier application. I dont think using your fingers is good enough, since the color doesnt appear as much as if you would use a brush. And carrying a brush for this thing is a bit ridiculous, thus negating ANY practical use for this conditioner, if you could really call it that. It does NOT condition anything to be quite honest. It just makes my lips waxy and leaves them somewhat chappy and the "moisture" doesnt last too long at all. The only thing I like about this, is the color. If you apply it with a brush, you get a nice tint to your lips that's natural, yet emphasized. Its great for day wear. I would apply this on top of an actual lip conditioner like softlips (WHICH IS FABULOUS) for a nice day wear natural tint.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen
iluvmac2 4/22/2009 11:22:00 AM
LOVED IT. I have been doing my own nails since I was ten (I've had about 15 years practice). This is the BEST nail polish I have come across in all my years. First off I LOVE the color (I got the purple). I LOVE the design and how it glides on the nail. It was really precise (though the brush could have been slightly better. It was too brittle and course, I think) but nontheless it went on sweeeet. and I have short nails. With reg. nailpolish, its a strain to get a nice precise line all around my nail. It also dried SUPER fast (10 minutes). I was amazed, usually I walk around half the day drying my nails. I hate primers and finishers because they make my nails chip faster. This, I didnt need any of it. AND it didnt have a bubbly finish afterwards like many polishes leave. It also didnt chip fast like all other nail polishes Ive had (including MAC, other sally hansen, revlon, and so on). This one gave me atleast 3 days of perfect wear. and the only nails that chipped 3 days later were the ones that were brittle (my nails are brittle). My nails actually began to grow before the polish chipped. I do think its pricey ($8) but its def. worth it. Ive paid $11 for MAC and that was crap.
unlike the cream shadow crap, this highlighter is great! I dont know which one I got, but I got the one for light-medium skin. I use this when I really dont feel like doing the whole make-up get-up. Basically, when Im feeling lazy. This really brightens my eyes and makes them look natural, yet emphasized. You can add some brown or black eyeliner to create extra emphasis. I put on some mascara, and im good to go. It's a great on the go tool too because like I said, it adds some color to your eyes without having to put on tons of crap (primer, shadows, and so on) for like 10-15 minutes.
Eye Shadow -Almay - Bright Eyes Color Cream shadow
iluvmac2 4/22/2009 11:03:00 AM
THE WORST. i never really HATE a make up product, but this one, WOW. I was not expecting this. I bought the highlighter duo, and LOVED it. So i decided to give the shadow a try. It CREASES LIKE MAD. This stuff is gone in like an hour. WITH or WITHOUT A BASE (I use the urban decay primer potion). It's terrible, doesnt stay on, too creamy and oily. just CREASES, Im not even sure creases is the right word. It more like just disappears. this was the biggest waste of $10 EVER. tho the highlighter duo if pretty good.
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! I see why this an award winning blush. It looks SO natural, like im not even wearing blush. After applying foundation, my skin is colorless. Just one big shade. I apply this to my cheeks, spread it out and wooooooooooooow does it make my face glow. It looks just like natural rosy cheeks!
I LOVE THIS. I was reluctant to try this because I didnt think I need it. I have a pretty smooth face and I didnt think I would need it. But after reading just wonderful reviews about it on other sites about how it plumped up the face, made it smooth and great to apply makeup, I decided to try it. I cant really speak for the line filling (though I did notice my eyes a bit more radiant after using this because I do have a few fine lines around my eyes), BUT this should be THE prep+prime matte that MAC sells that sucks so much. This product just turns your face into a smooth canvas. It smoothes the skin without making it really moist. The product goes on smooth and finishes nice and dry (MATTE!) and it stays matte AAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL day. I only apply blot powder once a day (and I could probably skip it). It plumped my face and made it more radiant. It made makeup application sooooooooooo smooth and my makeup even looked better. It just gave an overall rejuvenated feel to my face. def. a great product. My only problem is the small tube for $20. IDK how long this stuff will last. They need to make this economy size.
I decided to give this a try even after reading such mixed reviews. I'm glad I did! I got this in natural. I only need to use it once a day. But I have normal skin. Occasionally, it will get oily, especially when I wear lotion underneath. I get a cakey feel to my skin which bugs me to no end. I've used regular powders and skinfinish, but that just piles on the cakeyness. This really just removes the oil/moisture from my face without drying it. But i also use it in conjunction to prep+prime line filler and refined zone, which HELP SO MUCH with keeping my face matte. I liked this product, I would buy again!