Pretty disappointed in this stuff b/c it makes my lashes droop down. I like how the formula isn't clumpy, and really creates seperate lashes, but I'd rather have a waterproof mascara keep my curls in tact when applied. Maybelline's Illegal lengths and Great Lash waterproof formulas definitely out perform this mascara. They are also much cheaper. Wouldn't pay the $3-4 extra dollars for this stuff.
I really like this lipstick b/c it looks great with or without a liner and I can pull off a nice neutral look without my lips blending into my skin. I like that the l/s is slightly metallic b/c it gives the neutral look a little umph! The lustre formula is a tad bit drying, but putting lip balm underneath helps a lot to prevent drying.
Concealers -MAC - Studio stick concealer [DISCONTINUED]
longhorngirl 5/5/2004 1:03:00 AM
Gotta admit, this stuff is really creamy and it really blends into my skin. The coverage is medium to full on me and NC30 is a near perfect match for my pale asian skin. I really like the packaging b/c it's super convenient in my purse and I don't need to use my fingers much to apply. A major downside is the staying power. It definitely wears off during the workday, but this is somewhat minimized when I use powder to set. Probably won't repurchase b/c I find that CD's Hydrating concealor works better.
Got this b/c it was on clearance at Target. This definitely has more brown than I had hoped. It's a sheer brownish red color that's really nice for a neutral look. It's nice w/ MAC Spice liner. I'm glad that I didn't pay full price b/c there's nothing too spectacular about this l/s. There are many other lines that carry the exact same color. Probably won't repurchase b/c it has too much brown for me.
This is a pretty blue based red with only a tiny bit of blue. It's fairly sheer, but it does have medium color payoff. I was surprised to see that it lasted a long time on my lips especially since lustres and sheers tend to lack in staying power. It's a gorgeous red that isn't OTT and it's very wearable...even at work at an office job. I pair this w/ quartz and it's a great combo.
Gorgeous plummy YLBB look that is fairly sheer and doesn't have too much color payoff. It's a bit drying and wears off easily so I definitely don't reach for this much, nor am I persuaded to purchase this again. Nice color but lacks in other important qualities such as staying power and moisturizing agents.
Concealers -Sonia Kashuk - Hidden Agenda Concealer Kit
longhorngirl 1/12/2004 1:12:00 AM
The hunt is still on. I had hoped that this would be the perfect concealer for my under eyes circles, but it doesn't quite measure up to my standards. Yes, it contains 3 very different shades to mix and match to my skintone. But I find that I probably won't use some of the colors. The power to set is nice, but a bit too light imo (NC30 here). Staying power is just okay. It definitely wears off during the day and I don't think it's as natural looking as CD hydrating concealer. Perhaps I'm looking for a miracle concealer that gives opaque coverage but doesn't look unnatural. The search still continues, but I will keep this around for trips and vacations b/c the packaging is very convenient.
Concealers -Christian Dior - Hydrating Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
longhorngirl 1/10/2004 10:08:00 PM
This concealer isn't all that great. I purchased this mainly for the circles under my eyes (these are hardly noticeable). After a full work day this stuff wore off. It's definitely not a long wearing concealer. It also has light to medium coverage. Although I'm turned off by the staying power, it does look natural when freshly applied and it is a perfect match for my skin - I got this in light golden(NC30 here). I didn't notice that it was that hydrating, but it doesn't cake or look thick so I guess there are moisturizing agents in this product. For the $22.50 price tag that I paid, I'm highly disappointed. The search continues, but I will definitely finish this tube b/c it's just too expensive to throw out.
Wow! If you can get your hands on this you're really lucky. This quad is perfect and all the colors work great together. I especially love Black Pearl and Perverted Pearl. These compliment each other so well. The shimmery silver in Perverted Pearl really helps achieve an icy look. And paired with the Black pearl you get an awesome smoked up look. This is an excellent palette full of functional greys for the work day and the night scene.
Lovejoy looks like a dusty rose shade with slight shimmer. It's a bit on the brown side so it looks a tad bit too muddy for a neutral look. It definitely gives you a bronzed up look but a bit too noticeable on my NC30 skin. You should use a light hand w/ this blush b/c it's really pigmented. This is the second Nars blush that I've tried, and although it has excellent quality it just isn't the right color for me. Wouldn't repurchase, but it would likely work for others that aren't as pale as me.
I've been on the hunt for medium coverage concealers and this is totally wrong. The consistency of these concealers are so thick and cakey that I don't know how people use this without looking unnatural. The formula is really drying. Although it covers in an opaque manner it looks like costume makeup. My main purpose in using concealer is to cover up the circles under my eyes. This stuff covers fairly well, but it draws attention to my eyes because of the thick texture. If you're looking for something to cover up acne scars or large imperfections on your face this might be the thing for you. But if you want to look natural I'd definitely stay away.
This is my first NARs product and I'm really happy with this item. It looks way more peachy and shimmery in the pot than it does on my face. I thought that I would be overwhelmed with peach but I found that it shows up as a peachy pink on my NC30 skin. This blush has great pigmentation, but I have to use more than a light hand to get the oomph of the color. This had a lot less shimmer than I had read in other reviews. Perhaps it's b/c I'm an NC30. Either way I get a really nice peach glow with some pink undertones. I have naturally rosy cheeks so that might factor into how it looks on me. Great blush that lives up to the awesome reviews.
Palettes -MAC - MAC Holidazzle-2003 Pink Eyes Palette
longhorngirl 12/13/2003 4:40:00 PM
I got this as a birthday present and I absolutely adore it. It comes in a really sleek and sturdy compact w/ a mirror and an e/s brush. I already own 3 of the e/s included, but the fact that these are all put together makes it much more convenient than to carry around 3 pans or pots. The colors that were new to me are Beauty Marked, Sketch, Pink Freeze, and Wintertwig. The combinations you can make w/ this palette are limitless and also complimentary. I highly recommend this palette b/c the colors really look well together and the price of this palette is great! $30.00 USD.
Honey Lust is a really bright golden e/s that has chunks of glitter that kinda flake off the pan. I got this in my Nordstrom 2003 Face palette. It's a nice compliment to the other e/s in the palette, but I probably wouldn't purchase this alone b/c the formula is really chunky and it doesn't evenly distribute over my lids. I'll have to experiment more with color combinations before deciding to repurchase.
I got this in my Nordstrom 2003 Face Palette and it's really nice as a base color. It smoothes out the color of my lids and provides a nice palette for a neutral e/s look. Orb is a light yellow toned cream e/s color that really blends into my NC30 Asian skin. I have only found this to be great as a base and nothing else. It's not entirely versatile, but a good investment to keep around.