I bought this blush based on all the rave reviews, and I was not disappointed. At first glance I didn't think it would be dark enough for my NC44 skin, but it gives me a lovely, subtle glow that gets me compliments wherever I go. When I wear it, people tell me I'm glowing, not that my blush looks good. If you're looking for something subtle and natural, this is it.
This sheer mauve is all I ever want to use! It works on days when I'm not wearing any other makeup and on nights when I'm wearing a dark smokey eye. It makes my lips look so full and pouty, feels so light on the lips, and has no offensive taste or smell. I'll definitely repurchase when I run out.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Lavender Essential Oil
littleflip66 11/29/2010 12:50:00 PM
When I started using this about a month ago, my skin was pimply and irritated from stress, lack of sleep, etc. Getting ready in the morning involved lots of time and concealer to try to cover up the pimples. I read about using lavender oil here, and so I went to my local Wegman's and bought a bottle. Every night I add a drop of oil to my moisturizer. It took a few days, but the pimples started disappearing, and now a month later, my skin is so much clearer. I don't get those huge zits anymore, and even the little bumps (whiteheads and blackheads?) that I had on my forehead from my bangs have gone away! Love this.
I tried on dozens of nude lipsticks at MAC before I decided on this one. Fresh Brew was too cool, I didn't like the matte nude lip that Velvet Teddy and Honeylove had to offer, and Blankety and Cherish were too light for my tan skin and pigmented lips, and Modesty gave me concealer lips (ew). Half N' Half has just enough pink so that I don't look washed out, and just like the other Amplified Creme lipsticks, it's so pigmented that one swipe is all you need for lots of color. This lipstick looks great under clear gloss with a smokey eye. If you're having a hard time finding a good nude lipstick because everything out there is too light for you, try this one.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in #1 NUDE
littleflip66 10/2/2010 6:01:00 PM
This color is a soft rosy brown (leans more towards brown) with just a little bit of shimmer. On me, this is MLBB. It is really drying, like all other long lasting lipsticks, but I don't mind, since I wasn't really searching for a lipstick like that anyway. I just wear clear gloss over it. I think I'd only purchase this if it was on sale though (I got a BOGOF deal), because 11 dollars for a drugstore lipstick is kind of expensive.
Gorgeous pinky nude on my pigmented lips. It was pretty long wearing too, it lasted on my lips for about 5 hours. I'd definitely repurchase.
Looks kind of boring in the tube, but on my pigmented lips it's a beautiful pinky nude. If you're for a lipgloss that's appropriate for everyday use, this is it.
Lip Gloss -MAC - Revenge Is Sweet (Venomous Villains)
littleflip66 10/1/2010 11:47:00 PM
The neon purple color looked kind of intimidating in the tube, but when I tried it on, it was a sheer dark purplish pink. It was pretty both by itself and over Violetta. Glad I got it.
This color is pretty! I don't have anything like it in my collection, so I picked it up today to see what the hype was all about. You do only appreciate the duochrome effect in certain lighting, but under other lights, it's still a pretty glittery magenta color. It was easy for me to apply, I didn't have the same brush problems that the others mentioned. Glad I got this.
I had the same experience as divadenah. I had ordered Revenge Is Sweet online a few days ago, but passed on Violetta because I didn't think it would work for me. I went to the mall today to check out the Venomous Villains collection and see if there was anything else I wanted that I hadn't ordered, and at the SA's suggestion, I tried it on. It was gorgeous! And then I tried it with Revenge Is Sweet, which made it look that much more amazing. I bought Violetta immediately and I can't wait to wear it with Revenge Is Sweet tomorrow!
Blush -MAC - Matte Blush - Bite Of An Apple (Venomous Villains)
littleflip66 9/30/2010 8:59:00 PM
Gorgeous, very pigmented, coral blush. Takes just one swipe to give me that perfect flushed look. I've never really been into the way blushes look on my tan skin, but this looks fabulous. Edit: This blush doesn't last more than two hours on my cheeks, so I have to keep reapplying. At least the packaging is cute, so I don't mind carrying it around in my bag :)
This is a great color for all over the lid or for a daytime smokey eye. I use it all the time, I love it.
I picked up this product on a whim from Ulta, and I'm glad I got it. The eyeshadows are pretty pigmented, and you can build it up for more color. When I used this, the color lasted all day (I used TSFI as the primer), from 6 in the morning until I took off my makeup at night. I couldn't give this product 5 stars though, because I don't really like how the powder from the shadow gets into the convertible color.
I'm surprised this gets so many complaints, I really like this product! I think this product covers up my dark circles pretty well, and it stays on for hours. I like that it's thin, so I can build it up to the amount of coverage I need for the day. Also, it blends well, so it's easy for me to work with when I'm running late and only have a few minutes for makeup.
I went to the mall a few weeks ago to look for brown lipgloss (it's all I usually wear), instead I came out with this. This is a pretty pink-champagne on me, which was unexpected because my lips are naturally dark and pigmented. It's sticky of course, like any other MAC Lipglass, but that's what helps it stay on as long as it does. If it were part of the permanent collection, I'd definitely buy this again.