I just bought this foundation, I only tried it once but so far, I really liked it!! I am pale right now, but I have couperose prone skin, which means my cheeks and chin are always really red. I usually have foundation that covers up all the redness, but high coverage foundations tend to get cakey. So I read a couple of reviews on this foundation, and I was curious enough to try it. It goes on really well, I used MAC 190 foundation brush. Usually when foundations are really liquid, it's really hard to build a little coverage on some places, but this one has no problems with that. I always dust off my foundations with transparent powder from kryolan, and it leaves my skin silky looking. this is what I like about it: - the package: it's a pump bottle, so no waste and it also scores points for hygiene. -the smell: not to much, I really hate when a foundation is heavily perfumed. -the texture: it's really liquid, so it easy to blend. - the coverage: it gives light to medium coverage, the coverage is buildable. -it's luminous, but it not shimmery or glittery, which I HATE! This is what I don't like about it: - the colors: with only four (and in large shops 6) colors to choose from, the color range is pretty limited. - the price: for a drugstore foundation it's expensive.
this nail polish is pretty spectacular!! I've read about it in a magazine, and when I saw it in the store I HAD to have it! I used it over 'let me entertain you' from the burlesque collection, which is a dark sparkly magenta. This combi wasn't really working, since the contrast wasn't that big, and it didn't really show the effect. after that I tried it with 'the show must go on', I lighter more reddish sparkling pink, and the effect showed of much better. So IMO this works best on light colored nail polishes :) when you apply this nail polish it goes on streaky and pretty ugly, but after a few seconds it starts to crack. The shatters are matte, and it dulls the color underneath it like it's ash on top of your polish, but after applying a top coat with a shiny finish the colors live up, and the look is great! I can recommend this to everyone!!
I really like this mascara! Usually I hate mascara wand that are bend, but this one is magic! It allmost huggs my lashes, it separate's them, lengthens AND gives loads of volume! And I'm not smudhinh against my eyeshadow with this wand like I did with the collossal wand!
I really like ths nailpolish! I swim a lot, so i like my toenails with a frenchmanicure look, and this polish is actually fun to use as the pink. It does not give a lot of color, even when I apply 2 layers, but I love the sparkles!
Foundations -Max Factor - Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation
irrikiesje 12/4/2007 7:46:00 AM
I gave only 2 lippies, because I tried this foundation but I didn't like it.I used this foundation with powder on top (kanebo translucent powder) and I found this really really drying, I saw so many pores!!! now just read another review, that this foundation must dry first, and then there's no need for powder. I'm going to try that as well, because the kanebo powder was really drying on itselve, so the complaints I had might just be from te powder... to be continued...
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
irrikiesje 3/10/2005 5:16:00 AM
after reading all these positive reviews, I bought this mascara. I absolutly adored this mascara when I first used it, it brings out lashes I didn't even know I had! but I'm am a bit disappointed about the fact that the mascara flakes after a day of wearing it, and since I'm waering contacts this is not good news. I'guess I'm going back to use another mascara, i still have plenty a want to use!
I like the formula, to bad the color from fresh blue is way more dark than expected... I wanted this to be electric eel in veluxe pearl, but it's a few shades lighter than deep truth... dark e/s color doesn't like so great on me
love this one!, was doubting a long time agbout getting it, but now I'm glad I did! love this soooo much together w/ parrot in the crease, the colors really complimented eachother!!
Eye Shadow -Lancome - Color Dose - Waterproof Cream Eye Colour
irrikiesje 11/11/2004 6:09:00 PM
I bought a color dose before, in the color corail bahia, and I thought that it was absolute crap! I hate it, it just gives asheer wash, when it doesn't look like a big stain. It's not possible to make it look pretty, and when I attempted to make the color more intense, it was even worse. BUT when applied very lightly, it a great waterproof e/s base, and it's waterproof, and can be a substitude for e/s on a rainy day(or for a day on the beach) today I saw the maupiti in the drugsstore, and I was so surprised that they still had it; It was a part of the calypso collection spring 2004, and I got the e/s(madame butterfly) but then I spend all my money, and when I recieved my next paycheck, it was allready sold out. you can probably understand my surprise today, and I left the store with my second color dose.... I've been trying it one just now, and I found this one a bit better than my last one. I put it on with the 224 brush, and it didn't go on very even, but it look very pretty when I put the madame butterfly on top. I think me and maupiti may have a happy future tomorrow
like desida said: 95% of the buyers is buying it for the parrot, well, so did I :) I find the other colors on the pallette great too, *Mylar is a creamy white, and the one I didn't really like, I find it too chalky, *sunnyside up is an awesome pink, might do a cp for that one to so I have a big pan, *era is a very pretty light brown to use for a natural look, *honey lust is a golden brown, w/ a lot of sparle, nice color, but I think the sparkle in it will be found on your chin after an hour. *mulch is a dark brown, probably great for making brown smoky eyes *parrot, the color of colors, I love it!! I would go nuts when they put this one in the collection e/s, I would buy three evrytime I'd visite MAC, just to make sure I'd never run out!!
this is absolutely the cutest pink color ever!!! gos on very well, and is perfact as a base for pinkish e/s
I was doubting for a long time weather I should be buying this one or not, I figured it wouldn't look good on me(blond, nc35, green eyes) but it looks better on me than I've ever thought it would, and it isn't a shocking color, I even wear it when I work in the hospital :)
love this colour, everyone should own this! its a pink/coral kinda color, w/ a little shimmer in it, and looks great when applyed w/ sushiflower and goldmine
the e/s has a great quality, but the color is just way to dark for me, doesn't matter if I use it as a e/s or e/l, It make's me look ill, and my eyes look 20 times smaller!!! (they aren't to big anyway) this is a great color when you have large eyes and want a smokey-eye look, but for me it doesn't work
beautyful eyeshaduw, gives a great look when used in crease over sprout, or used single for green smokey eyes.