I use this as a lid colour and it's absolutely amazing. Everyone below me has described its awesomeness, and I can only agree! Gives me this beautiful (not glittery) sheen of colour that is the perfect shade of taupey netural!
The product itself is perfect. seriously, perfection. colour is stunning. what i have a problem with is the downsized pigment jar (grrr mac), which seems to be more flimsy and unstable than the previous jar. sigh. oh well, perfect eyeshadow! i do love my shimmery e/s though, so warning to those of you who don't: this is quite shimmery. i really wish it wasn't LE!
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
kathhh 1/3/2011 4:37:00 AM
This product is truly, truly amazing. I don't use it for anti-aging properties, but tried it on a whim. It helps fade blackheads and smooth my skin. I've gotten so many compliments since I started using this, friends have complimented me on my "glowing" skin with no makeup on (which has never ever happened before). Also has helped reduce breakouts significantly. Would not be able to go without this, though must add that it is really quite expensive.
Absolutely favourite/staple crease shade. Would buy this over and over.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara
kathhh 10/24/2010 2:46:00 AM
HG. I've tried a lot of mascaras, high end and drug store. I can honestly say this is the best. Packaging is the best (just the right amount of mascara on the brush, distributed evenly and cleanly). It does not smudge AT ALL. It does not clump. It does not flake. Easy to remove. It has lengthened my lashes the most dramatically out of all that I've tried. i've found that if i wait a while (say 2 mins) between primer and mascara application, that gives me the best results. I love it.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Comfort
kathhh 10/16/2010 6:16:00 AM
This is amazing. I use this as a bronzer over so ceylon and it completely brightens up my face. It's amazing. Very, very pigmented. A single dab at the pan with my 187 is sufficient for one cheek. Get. It. Now.
i absolutely love this. been using this for about a month now, and i can honestly say that it's perfect for me. so my skin type: EXTREMELY oily t-zone and normal cheeks. i have found that this is the best foundation for my oily parts, it controls the oil better than my previous powder foundation. the thing i like best, however, is its amazing staying power. it lasts and lasts throughout the entire day, not to mention SPF 30+. although it may look a tad powdery when i first apply it, after half an hour or so (when my skin has produced a little bit of oil), it looks totally natural. excellent coverage, too. HG for sure.
i just didn't like the smell, i think it smells a lot like generic soap, and it perhaps aimed for an older demographic? when i was reading reviews, i came across someone who described it as 'peppery', and i couldn't really understand what she meant. then, after i sprayed it, i understood completely. there's a distinct, deep spikiness to this perfume that i don't care too much for. no thanks.
Love this. The smell changes dramatically after a few hours to a very sweet, lovely scent. Long lasting power.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Shimpagne (Rococo) [DISCONTINUED]
kathhh 1/19/2010 9:16:00 PM
I've tried a few MSF highlighters (Perfect topping, redhead MSF, soft and gentle) but this is the absolute best. Finely milled, it's so gorgeous. Looks natural enough, but still has an impact. love.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Mineralize Eyeshadow in Love Connection
kathhh 1/19/2010 9:13:00 PM
I use it with a wet brush, so there is no fall out and looks stunning. The only issue I have with it is that there isn't a completely smooth application, because the glitter particles are so large, the surface is kind of.. rough. But i don't mind this too much. I use the gold as an all over lid colour (the colour fits my eyelid perfectly) and the pink side as a highlight. =)
While it's an absolutely gorgeous scent, i find it doesn't last too long. It's also VERY expensive for a perfume. the scent IS very clean, fresh and gorrrrgeous though!
+1 to all the SHINING comments below. i use it for applying brow highlight (which it does, perfectly!) and then helps me to blend out crease colour perfectly too. Just perfect, really.
THE perfect brow highlight. If you don't have this, you need it. get it now!
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
kathhh 1/16/2010 10:09:00 PM
Just amazing. The same effect as liquid eyeliner, except MUCH nicer and MUCH easier to apply. Colour is rich, pigmented and black, and it's so quick to get the results I want. waterproof and for some reason, it's hard for me to make mistakes. Smooth, rich, even line in two seconds! HG eyeliner.