I love everything about this lipstick - the formula, the consistency, the moisture except one thing - it looks HORRIBLE on my pigmented lips. From the swatch/bullet I thought it was a typical nude with pinkish undertones sort of like L'oreal's Fairest Nude or MAC's Blankety. Yikes! I was so wrong. On my lips it had a sort of purplish gray undertone as if I took clay and rubbed it on my lips. It makes me look like a corpse which is such a shame because I had high hopes for this lipstick :(
Originally I wanted to purchase Studio Fix Fluid but the girl at MAC insisted I tried this one instead. I have dry, flaky skin but only during the cold weather. I think this foundation is much more ideal for winter time. In the summer, I HATED it because after a few hours, it made my skin so oily when I don't even have oily skin to begin with! I put it away for a few months and when winter came around, I gave it another try. I do like it because it gives me decent coverage (I still need concealer), it minimizes the appearance of my pores, doesn't look cakey, and lasts through a typical school day for me. I do like the packaging for sanitary purposes and you don't need to use a lot of product. I only gave three stars because it was meh, nothing you can't achieve from a drugstore foundation.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
jtbeautyx3 9/28/2012 11:32:00 PM
At first I wasn't too thrilled about this product. It provided no coverage but I realized I needed to lower my expectations and take it for what it's worth. I used it once and put it away but recently gave it another shot. When it comes to coverage, I don't need much..just something that would cover red areas around my nose and minor blemishes. Sure, this product doesn't do all that but that's not what it's made for. However, it does even out my skin. Would I wear it alone? Probably not but with Revlon Age defying concealer set with MAC msf in medium plus, I'm good to go!
Gorgeous color. Looks great on my Asian skin but I feel like it would go great with all skin tones. This is my favorite MAC lipstick. It can be a bit drying though but overall a very nice everyday lipstick.
This product was definitely on the pricey side but I struggle so much to find a pencil for my black hair. This pencil has no red undertones which was exactly what I was looking for! But I had to knock off two stars because it does glide on really smooth but it comes off just as easily as well. It definitely doesn't last all day
Mascara -Shiseido - Majolica Majorca Lash Expander
jtbeautyx3 8/22/2012 10:44:00 AM
This mascara really does add fibers to my lashes that lengthens it. However, I found it to give my lashes a very spidery like effect. The formula is more wet so it doesn't hold a curl. But three stars for lengthening it. This also works amazing for lower lashes
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
jtbeautyx3 8/8/2012 9:53:00 PM
Obsessed! I haven't had a chance to repurchase this in a few a months because i am trying to use up my other gel liners. This is smooth and opaque. It doesn't budge from 6am to 11PM at night. The problem I have with most gel liners are that it's messy upon application and smudges everywhere (like Maybelline) but this is so clean and is easy to apply. I can't even begin to describe how perfect this product is. It lasts me for months. Unfortunately I lost the cap so I had to toss it out. I will definitely purchase this again and again! At $3 it's so inexpensive yet comparable to the higher end gel liners
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Rendezvous
jtbeautyx3 7/19/2012 1:06:00 AM
I was really afraid to try this at first because it's ORANGE! Yikes! But come to find it looks great on my lips. I find this very similar if not the same color as MAC's Vegas Volt. I had to take off a star because after a few hours, it'll fade but leave the outside of my lips stained. It basically looks like I am wearing it on as a lip liner which is extremely unflattering.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Stain Balm- Sweetheart
jtbeautyx3 7/19/2012 1:02:00 AM
Absolutely in love with this color. So flattering on my skin especially for summer. I reach for this very often. The only thing I don't like is that it'll fade in the center but the stain will remain on the outer rim of my lips as if I had lip liner on. It looks horrible after a few hours. Rendezvous does this to me too!
Lipstick -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Honey
jtbeautyx3 7/19/2012 12:56:00 AM
This product is meh. Nothing too exciting. It's literally my lip color but not better. I was hoping it would be some really nice, mauvy pink like the outside packaging suggests but it wasn't. I had high hopes thinking it would be my favorite of the bunch. Although three stars because I don't hate it, I just don't reach for it and the stain it leaves is decent.
Brows -Shiseido - Natural Eyebrow Pencil in Natural Black
jtbeautyx3 7/19/2012 12:27:00 AM
Funny story, I went through my aunt's makeup searching for a pencil sharpener and I found this. On a whim, I gave it a try. I absolutely love it. It's the most natural eyebrow product I have ever used. I have black hair but most products look way too harsh on me. My eyebrows are naturally full so I don't have to fill them in but they're extremely light. It looks weird to have my eye makeup done but have ultra light eyebrows. I struggle to find a product that will just darken my brows thats meant for black hair. This pencil not only darkens them but not in an obvious way either. I used rimmel black/brown pencil but it's clear that I pencil in my brows when I use it. I'm obsessed with this and would definitely repurchase.
A summer must have! Such a pretty color :)
Lips -Revlon - Color Burst lip butter - Cotton Candy
jtbeautyx3 7/9/2012 11:18:00 PM
Doesn't show up on my lips!
Loose Powders -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Loose Powder
jtbeautyx3 7/7/2012 8:34:00 PM
This has become such a part of my makeup routine that I don't know what I'd do with out it. It makes my face feel so soft. I don't have a problem with oily skin but my foundation can be sticky sometimes. I love the mattifying finish it leaves. I just hate the packaging and wish there was an easier way to dispense the product without wasting it.
Powder -Make Up For Ever - Duo Mat Powder foundation
jtbeautyx3 7/7/2012 8:30:00 PM
Obsessed with this! It never cakes up my face and all I do is wear it over my MAC concealer to get excellent coverage. I would buy this product again. It has lasted me all through winter and into summer. Love!!