I have tried so many foundations and this is my favorite. It is perfect for all skin types but I have dry skin and it is amazing for it. It does not pick up on dry skin. That being said, this foundation lasts on me for over 10 hrs and it looks amazing. I have people complimenting my skin all the time when i wear this. This somehow minimizes wrinkles and just gives you this perfect skin look I can't describe it but I feel almost like a doll when I wear this because my face is so smooth. This completely takes out any redness in my skin I LOVE this foundation and will re buy forever. I have turned so many people on to this product but they look fabulous in it too! If you are still skeptical go to your local lancome counter. I was given a free 10 day trial sample. at first I was skeptical but the 3rd time I used it I had literally 5 people (strangers) tell me how amazing my skin looks. And I couldn't stop looking at my skin I have never found a foundation quite like it. It has light to medium coverage and that is perfect for me. There is no fragrance. For reference my skin is nc15 at mac and I wear Ivoire 1 (n) in the miracle foundation.
Things I like about this foundation: 1. Light weight and moisturizing (a step up from tinted moisturizer) 2. Works well on all skin types even oily ( I have dry but have used it on oiler skin types) 3. Non irritating, perfect for those of us with sensitive skin 4. Lots of color choices and the colors are forgiving because of the formulation 5. Dewy finish Things I don't like 1. Have to touch up with some powder after 6 hrs. 2. The bottle is a bear to deal with ( they need a pump) Overall this is my favorite drug store brand foundation to use. I love how this looks in photos as well. Very natural, perfect if you have great skin and just want to cover a little redness.
First off if you don't like GLITTER then don't purchase this product. It is very much like the irridescent pressed powders from MAC. This can be used as a highlighter. I would not put this all over the face but rather along the cheekbones, brow bone, and inner corner highlight. Ever since I seen it in the store I wanted it. So after two years I finally bought it. I love it I am 25 and can still wear glitter for those of you who are more into shimmer than this is not for you. This is a sophisticated refined glitter but it is still larger particle than shimmer. Older women should stay away from this one. I use this when I want to feel special the way the light hits the sparkles is amazing on my cheeks I love this product and would re purchase when i run out. Great for an evening out!
This is a gorgeous magenta color! It matches the magenta lipliner by mac perfectly. I love using this as a lip color and blusher. It is perfect when u want a nice intense flush on the cheeks. A little goes a long way (just a dab) you can apply this easily with fingers or a brush. I personally just use my fingers. I wish they would make these permanent. I pair this with a very neutral eye and the lip/cheek combo of this is so nice!
I love this brown. It is a staple item. Like all nars products the sophistication and pigmentation is there an amazing. I love using this for bridal looks. It is a warm brown with gold flecks in it. Simply stunning. If you are on the fence about this think no more and just go get it!
I have to say that I could never reccomend this product to another woman. It has horrible carcinogenic ingredients and I for one just wont be a part of it no matter how shiny it makes your nails! That being said this is a product that gets thick after a few weeks of usage it becomes unusable as it begins to peel my nail polish off. I have obviously stopped using this product I didn't think they would make products anymore with horrible ingredients! So when I realized the ingredients I stopped using it. A great alternative that is just as shiny is OPI rapiddry it is an amazing top coat with no foul ingredients and it does not peel my nail polishes from being too thick.
This product was 24 dollars and is ridiculous. I was in the store and looking through their ingredients on all their products and was shocked. For a company who claims to be pure and natural they sure have alot of drying chemicals in their products. It was disgusting really. Methylclorinazaone or however u spell it is in virtually all their shampoos. I'm allergic to that ingredient. It desensitizes the skin, and whole boat load of other things including giving you dry itchy weird patches on ur skin. This one only had methosulfate which is still drying but I decided to try it. It was incredibly drying after 3 uses. I even paired it with some good conditioners I own. This product... no this brand is bad news and a waste of money. Hey go try biolage ultra hydrating shampoo its way better fragranced and isn't drying oh and its way cheaper. If you are looking for more "pure" products go to a natural store like whole foods. Seriously what are companies like this thinking? By putting some natural oils in a product and some drying agents in it doesn't make it a good product or a natural or a pure one. This crap is for people who don't read labels. Do your research ladies you will be so much happier in the end.
I tried this paint pot because I love all my other ones including my fav. painterly. I was slightly dissapointed with this one i mean dont get me wrong it does the job but it can make your e/s look different like cakey I don't know what it is it isn't that noticable but after using painterly for sooo long and shadesticks i have to say i woundn't repurchase this.
This shadestick is very good as a base I never wear shadesticks as just e/s on the lid. The problem people have with shadesticks is that they apply too much on and wonder why it creases the e/s they put on top i put a layer on and blend it with my finger so there is not excess product on the eyelid. And I always apply painterly paint pot underneath, I have only had a shadestick crease when i didn't know how to properly apply it. This one in particular is really great with warm chill or any light shimmery green. I also like to use it with club e/s or any teal colors. I woudn't repurchase because I just don't think it is anything that special I just use beige-ing or a neutral most of the time for the same sparkley effect. It really helps pigments and e/s adhere to the lid. Hope this helps!
Great base for pinks reds and purples i love using pink pearl pigment or stars and rockets with this shadestick. it is shimmery and works really well to get your pigments/ eyeshadows to stick and stay.
This glitter liner is really pretty it has multi colored glitter in it but a pink liquid with it so it really stands out and can easily be layered over e/s for a strong liner :) EDIT! this is a horrible product i had to return it because it flakes. i had an allergic reaction to it. please just go buy the nyx glitter liners or something else this is not worth 16 dollars trust me.
Blush -MAC - Emanuel Ungaro Crushed Bougainvillea [DISCONTINUED]
ladyofmirkwood 10/9/2008 8:36:00 PM
ooo la la this looks great as an amazing pink blush also a great lip color for that stained look. i havent tried it on the eyes as it is unsafe for that area but i love it with my flower mist dew beauty powder on the cheeks great :)
Blush -MAC - Beauty Powder in Flower Mist Dew (Emanuel Ungaro)
ladyofmirkwood 10/9/2008 8:35:00 PM
love this product i have nc 15 skin and its great over pink blushes especially the hot pink cream color base that came out with this collection it just gives your cheek color smoothness like your blush just blends into your skin looking really natural i think this will only work on people with super light skin like me its not dramatic and its not supposed to be its for an understated look. i use it mainly on my cheeks and then lightly dust it all over with a kabuki brush hope that helps!
Lipstick -MAC - Emanuel Ungaro Lipstick - Pure Rose (Lustre)
ladyofmirkwood 10/9/2008 8:32:00 PM
i love this lipstick its sooo pretty on my nc15 skin its very light and lightens your lip color to be a pastel subdued light pink almost like foundation on ur lips but in a pinkier shade i looove it. i didn't have anything like it so for me it was a good buy i do alot of dramatic eye looks so this was nice :) I have since found this is my HG lipstick of all time I have bought several back ups i love wearing this!
i put this with fix+ to adhere it over eyeshadow its ok i think i was expecting more... but it is gorgeous i use it in lipgloss for a dazzleglass effect :)