Beautiful muted teal, great color for when you want something a little different but nothing too out there (I usually wear neutral polishes). One or two coats is perfect. Does not chip for days, applies smoothly (as with most Essie polishes). Get it!
Tenderling is my favorite blush at the moment. I've had it for a year or so and used it a couple of times but threw it in the back of my drawer and forgot about it. I'm so glad I rediscovered it! On my NW20 skin it is the perfect nude/peach/neutral color that warms up my face without throwing any orange. I use it on my cheeks, up my temples, lightly across my nose and chin and it brightens up and warms my face without looking unnatural at all. This works much better than bronzer for me. It doesn't look like much in the pan but I think, especially if you have skin similar to mine (pale, cool), it is a great purchase!
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Cream eyeshadow in Mushroom
ladehc 5/24/2012 2:38:00 AM
Pretty average product, the color is nice but nothing I haven't seen before. It is very easy to apply and blend but it is not very pigmented and the color blends away a little when you put it on. Also it creased over TFSI, I might try it over a paint pot to try and intensify the color and keep it in place... although I do not have very oily lids and am surprised it creased over TFSI because I have never had that happen before! Would not repurchase.
This is a pretty average mascara, but I guess you are getting what you paid for, it's pretty cheap. More lengthening than volumising on my lashes, but it doesn't blow me away. Okay for a natural look, I use it for work. I like the brush for getting into the corner lashes though. Would not repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Estee Lauder - Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo - Black Moon
ladehc 5/22/2012 10:37:00 AM
I love a duo eyeshadow and this one is no exception. The shades are a pearly luminescent silver/white and a blue based charcoal with shimmer. As the posted below noted, it can create a lovely look without the need for any other shadows. Good pigmentation and blends nicely. Packaging is classic Estee Lauder. Would repurchase, if it was still available!
Tonga is a beautiful muted, neutral pink very suitable for paler skin tones (I am NW20 and it looks great on my skin). It gives a natural flush that does not look overdone or too much, and it suits nearly every eye makeup look. I love the packaging too. I have been reaching for this one nearly every day lately!
Just a standard powder highlight really, nothing groundbreaking, it's nice having the two shades to choose between to match your look... Not too frosty which I like but I'm not in love with it so will not repurchase - but will happily use it up in the meantime.
Bare Study is nice under other shadows, and also by itself. I haven't noticed any creasing with this but I always wear either UDPP or TFSI underneath. I have had this for around a year and no sign of drying out yet. I would repurchase this one.
Eye Shadow -Mirenesse - Pearl Crush Creaseless Shadows
ladehc 5/4/2012 11:54:00 AM
I have this palette in Keshi Pearls - a light cool-toned champagne, a deep brown, and a darker blue (almost duo chrome with brown undertones). It is a mineral trio eyeshadow, that are free from parabens and talc. It retails for AU$30 so $10 per shadow - a great deal for the quality of each of the shadows. They are incredibly soft, blendable, velvety goodness. The packaging is cute and durable. The brush it comes with is useless, of course. I have been using this trio a lot lately, especially the first two colors, and I might pick up a few more in different shades soon! I recommend this palette to anyone, great neutrals for an everyday look.
The purple side of this shadow is amazing - shimmer mid toned purple with pink reflects, so buttery smooth and blendable. The glittery side is absolutely crazy but I love it - I like to use it in my inner corners, it's kind of hard to use elsewhere (I usually wear neutrals). The glitter is quite chunky really so there is a bit of fall out but it's not too bad. A fun eyeshadow!
Alright, I have only had this palette for a short while (okay a few hours!) but I already know I love it! Comparing it with the original Naked palette now, they are quite similar, but the subtle differences between them do set them apart. They both mostly consist of warm toned shadows - the ONLY complaint I have about these palettes is that there are hardly any cool toned shades represented. However, I think Naked 2 is overall more wearable for day to day looks. I know I will be reaching for this one over the original more often, especially for when I am getting ready for work. I am glad for Pistol and Verve as in the original palette there were no silvers. Chopper and YDK are also out of control amazing. The packaging in Naked 2 is 100% an improvement on the original. It is so pretty, a lovely metal tin that looks clean, my Naked palette is so dirty and raggedy, it's such a shame. If you are looking to only buy one palette, I think that it comes down to personal preference of the shadows really, they are both of excellent quality. You need to swatch in person, if you can. Overall though I think Naked 2 is the better out of the two - and the better packaging takes it over the line.
Rave is a beautiful shimmery, sparkly purple liner. It really makes my blue eyes pop. The texture, as with all Mac Pearlglides, is lovely and smooth. When Mac re-promotes this one I will repurchase!
I am waiting for Molasses to come around again - I wish Mac would just make the pearlglides permanent. They are great products. Molasses is a beautiful deep brown, very creamy in texture, glides on like a dream... I am down to a tiny stub of this and I want to repurchase. Come on Mac!
I find Smolder a little overrated, to be honest. I mean, it's okay. It does the job. It's a nice black and it is fairly creamy. But I have many other black eyeliners that are much better than this one - one being a super cheap Australis eye pencil for a quarter of the price of this one. Another great one is Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard. Both of these are much more pigmented and creamy - true blacks. I have all three swatched on my hand next to each other and Smolder looks almost a little green-black next to those two. So, a nice eyeliner, but I will not repurchase.
Looking at the blush in the pan, Angelika looks like a glitter bomb explosion. I was pretty apprehensive to apply this at first because although I love a bit of shimmer, this seemed like it was going to be a bit out of control... but the glitter does not transfer to the face, it gives you a lovely sheen but it is nothing like what it is in the pan! It blends well and pigmentation is great. It's a nice cool baby doll pink that gives you a girly flush. Would repurchase!