HOLY GRAIL FOUNDATION! I don't know about you other ladies, but I love it when my foundation does not scream I am wearing makeup. This foundation looks like skin, it blends AMAZINGLY. Honestly, I don't think most people can tell that I have it on when I do because it doesn't look like makeup when you apply it. I got my makeup done by a MAC artist and she kept complimenting me on my skin and how beautiful it was, and given my skin is pretty clear besides some hyperpigmentation and minor redness. She could not tell that I was wearing any foundation and she was all up in my face doing my makeup! You do have to layer this foundation because one layer is not enough! So i usually put enough foundation for one application on my hand, apply, put more foundation on my hand, and apply to the next layer. You need to wait like 15 seconds before putting another layer or you will never be able to build the coverage! This can be a pain but I will honestly do it because the way the foundation looks on skin is BEAUTIFUL! I usually powder after because the finish seems extremely dewy, so i put MSF and I'm good. The nozzle does get dirty easily. I can get a bit picky about this but once again I do not care because of how this foundation looks on my skin. One more thing, this foundation is $29.00 +tax, for 4mL, which is more than most foundations. Most you only get 1 mL for $29.00 so more bang for your buck. Try it if you do not have too many major problems, one of those "good skin days". I truly enjoy this foundation. Will continue to buy while my skin does not have too many problems.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers - Champagne
islandbgrl 4/28/2011 3:34:00 AM
i find the chunks the eyeshadow to be a little chunky with glitter. yet not noticeable flecks, but if i applied it on my eye lid it would look like i just put glitter. but i discovered that if applied lightly and with a fan brush it can make a nice highlight! :)
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Exaggerate Full Colour Eye Definer (all colours)
islandbgrl 2/21/2011 1:55:00 AM
i'm like obbessed with eyeliners&&im looking for the right one that will last all day on my waterline... ((btw, if anybody knows which one might work, please lmk)) anywho, this one was suppose to last all day. so point uno, got it in noir... not black enough for me. i was hoping for something a little more potent. point dos, did not apply smoothly, kinda skipped, so i ended up having to go back. i did like the retractable sense to it. but ultimately, it did not last at all. which is what i wanted. therefore. will not repurchase....
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Synthetic Flat Top Multipurpose Brush
islandbgrl 2/14/2011 2:48:00 AM
LOVE THIS BRUSH! i bought it so i could apply my new MAC foundation because the stippling brush&&flat foundation brush didn't seem to apply it nicely, so i figured I'd try a flat top brush. While wondering target i stumbled upon this... and what luck! Of course at the target i went to there are no prices. So i went up to the cashier completely on faith. Price is a bit scary, but i figured if i didn't like it i could return it. BUT I DIDN'T HAVE TO BECAUSE THIS BRUSH IS AMAZING! it gives you a nice airbrush finish. it works the best if you apply foundation to face, just place it on your face and then blend with this brush. AMAZING PERFECT FLAWLESS FACE! for a brush this great i would pay the price :)
ummm... this seriously takes five minutes to dry. when i was trying this i would wear it with my glasses. I soon found out i cannot do this because then the mascara will smear all over my lens! AHHHHH! i suppose it did make my lashes look a bit longer, but idt it makes it longer with constant application.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expertwear eyeshadow quad "Sunlit bronze" 50
islandbgrl 2/6/2011 11:00:00 PM
color pay off really sucks. only the crease color is worth it, which brought it up one lipstick. not even the sponge tip applicator could pack on the color enough. sorry won't be repurchasing. not even chancing with other quads
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
islandbgrl 1/17/2011 12:57:00 AM
I dont remember what i paid for this but all i know is that i do not like it too much. I mean, it hydrates my skin... i think. It looks my hydrated and it feels softer. But i would put it on in the night and then when i woke up in the morning to wash my face, i would splash water and my face and it would feel like the moisterizer was still sitting on the top of my skin. I don't think it sinks into the skin to moisturize and I'm a little annoyed with that.
I like that this foundation, if applied correctly, can give a nice natural look that does last all day :) but i couldnt give it five lippies cause the first two times i wore it, i broke out. this is my first MAC foundation. You really don't need a lot either, i just use one or half pump depending on the occassion. I apply dots on my face and then use a extremely dense flat top brush (Sonia Kashuk flat top multi purpose brush) and then lightly blend it in. It looks natural and i'm enjoying this foundation, even though i dont wear it every single day. update: i wore it to practice&&where i practice its pretty humid! so sweat and even constant wiping of my face. and when i got home, my face still looked like it was when i left the house. and i put in on @ 7 in the morning && then i came home around 7. so amazing! obivousily i didnt put on a lot but enought to make my face look naturally flawless (if that makes sense @ all). anywho, definitely AMAZING!
LOVE THIS! its so cute, and if you apply it with a light hand it can look so pretty and natural. even for tanner or dark skin people. I tried this out on two of friends, one dark and one tan, and it look cute on both. plus it ll last you a long time because it s so pigmented. JUST AWESOME! WILL REPURCHASE, if i ever need to. which i might perhaps because i've been using this a lot <3
Liquid -Maybelline - SuperStay Makeup - New Version
islandbgrl 8/8/2010 4:43:00 AM
I generally like this foundation. Good coverage and it makes my skin look good. For the 24-hour stay part... not so much. if i wanted i could wipe it off my face with a tissue. which isn't what i look for in foundation. Majority of it stays to make my skin a little better. If you set with a powder it helps it, most definitely. the color matches my skin perfect though. so i would repurchase mainly because usually it's pretty good at staying and making my skin look good.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
islandbgrl 8/7/2010 3:45:00 AM
LOVE! the color is so intense it's unbelieveable. plus the pencil is so soft, maybe a little too soft, but i guess that makes it super easy to apply :) i bought it for $7, which is a bit more on the expensive side for what i usually pay for drug store eye liners soo... yeah, but i still really love it!
I was dissapointed with this. it clumped my lashes and made them look horrible. PLUS, they smuged all over my eyes! ugh... i had to give it one lip because it wouldnt allow me to give it a zero.
I love this pressed powder! it's super buildable; so depending on how much coverage i feel like using for the day- if i feel like going natural, if i feel like i want to hide something on my face- i can totally build it up/down. i just "pan-ned" and I'm a little sad about that. Yes, it is a bit expensive :( but, i believe it's totally worth it. When the sales lady first applied this to my face, her partner working commented on how she couldn't even tell i had anything on. SO it's definitely natural looking. I haven't been able to make it look cakey, no matter how much i apply so... WORTH THE PRICE! WILL REPURCHASE :)
Lipstick -Clinique - Different Lipstick - Tenderheart
islandbgrl 7/22/2010 3:39:00 AM
got this with a gift w/ purchase. the lady at the counter suggested it because the other one was a rather bright pink color. It is my most favorite lipstick! its such a pretty nude color and it looks perfect on my lips. I have slighty tan skin with yellow undertones and it just looks perfect <3
This has a strong smell of sunscreen, like my friend could smell me putting it on 10 feet away and asked me why i was putting on suncreen. I could only give it a 3 because it has SPF in it and its pretty okay at moisturizing, nothing special though. Oh, and i didnt notice any pore minimizing-ness.