This bronzer kind of pulled orange on me or should I say it oxidized on me after having it on for awhile. Also, I'm not a fan of the shimmer. This bronzer seems too dark for me and is not flattering on my skin tone (MSFN Medium Dark).
Bronzers -New York Color - Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720
lookupitzcybill 9/30/2010 2:33:00 AM
LOVE THIS! I strayed away from it to try other bronzers but whenever I get bored of my other bronzers and use NYC Sunny again, I fall back in love with it! I like it better than MAC Solar Riche and Refined Golden. It is fairly similar to Solar Riche but NYC Sunny is matte and lighter color. I don't experience any streaks or problems blending. I use it with the "3/E" technique, to contour the hollows of my cheek, or just on the side of my cheeks like blush. This bronzer doesn't pull orange on me and produces a nice matte light peach/tan color on me. It takes a couple swipes and application to get the color to show up on my skin (MSFN Medium Dark). Also, to get the best use of this bronzer you will need a brush that can actually pick up the product. The product isn't powdery but very packed which is why a good dense brush is needed. I don't recommend this for tan/dark skin tone ladies.
I'm a FAN! :) It's very black, dries pretty quick, and is long lasting. This was my first liquid eyeliner and it took some time to get used to the brush but I'm glad I stuck with it! The brush does pick up a lot of the product so I have to wipe off the excess on the sides but no biggie. I highly recommend trying this! And don't give up on it if you have to practice with it because it does produce great results with no smudging or other negatives.
This product sucks in my opinion for eyelash use at least. The brush is small and the mascara takes so long to dry. After applying it to my eyelashes, there was no noticeable difference compared to my natural lashes without mascara. I'd recommend Bonne Belle clear mascara for use on eyelashes, it gives a shiny coat to eyelashes basically. As for use on eyebrows, well I guess it's good? It still takes a long time to dry which I hate. But it does seem to keep the brow hairs tamed with a soft appearance and a slight shine. (I'll update this part again since I will test it out some more). 1star for mascara use, 2-3 stars for eyebrow use.
I don't wear black mascara daily because I hate the clean up process at the end of the day which most of the time makes me lose a lash or two. Eventually, it was noticeable to me that I had much fewer eyelashes so I stopped using black mascara and only used it on special occasions. I decided to try this clear mascara which I actually like. However, it doesn't really do anything for my lashes along the lines of thickening or lengthening them. Rather, it just adds a clear shiny coat to them, very natural look. I curl my lashes and then I add this mascara. The mascara actually weighs my lashes down and undoes the curl so I have to wait for it to dry then re-curl my lashes. After re-curling, my lashes pretty much remain curled throughout the day. I will re-purchase this because I've tried Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara which I don't like (It takes too long to dry and it does nothing to my lashes; Bonne Belle has a much noticeable difference to my lashes). Don't buy this if you are looking to get the same results your regular mascara gives.
Love See Sheer! Great spring/summer lipstick! I'd probably also wear this in the winter. It's a sheer coral colored lipstick and looks fairly natural on my pink-berry pigmented lips. This color is what I expected Viva Glam Cyndi to look like on me. The perfect coral lip color for me! I just wish it would last longer... Applies very smoothly! It is also somewhat MLBB.
This eyeshadow is "my lid but better" look. It's soft and applies easily with just one swipe. Very natural and like one of the reviewers said "naked eye look". Not too orange and just makes my eye lid look very smooth and create a clean natural finish. FYI My lids have a slightly dark tinge to it compared to the rest of my skin, so I use Tete-a-tint to even out my lid color for a natural look. I have medium tan skin and currently use MSFN Medium Dark.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium
lookupitzcybill 7/24/2010 11:01:00 PM
HG!!! Evens out my skintone, no breakouts, and not cakey looking! Just a beautiful natural matte finish! Looks very natural that people don't think I'm wearing any foundation powder! I use Everyday minerals kabuki brush to apply, just swirl, tap off excess, and apply! I use this alone daily. At times, when I want more coverage I will use my Bare Minerals foundation and then set it with MSFN. I was afraid this would break me out or give me milia because it's a MSF... I broke out from MSFs that I used as a blush like Cheeky Bronze.. but this I have no problems with. I have recommended this to my friends and now to you! Great light natural coverage!
Blush -MAC - Blush Ombre - Ripe Peach [DISCONTINUED]
lookupitzcybill 7/24/2010 10:48:00 PM
Love Love Love this blush!! This is the perfect peach blush I been searching for!!! The top half is lighter than Peaches blush. This blush suits my MSFN medium plus (winter) skin and medium dark (summer) skin tone. It's highly pigmented and blends easily! One swipe and I'm good to go! Also, it lasts a long time on my cheeks. Ripe Peach gives me beautiful peachy cheeks just like the actresses on tv that have peach cheeks! I hope MAC will re-release Ripe Peach or at least the top half (light peach) color!
Great Bronzey peach blush color! Easy to apply and blend. Also, highly pigmented!! Peachtwist looks very sparkly/glittery in the pan but it applies smoothly and I don't notice any glitter once on my cheeks, perhaps a slight golden sheen at times?! I think this blush looks great on tan skin! It's my "go-to" blush when I'm in a rush. A simple swipe with a blush brush and apply to cheeks and you are ready to go! I enjoy wearing this during the summer when I'm tan.
Great neutral pink with a hint of brown lipstick! Love using it when I want a neutral/nude lipstick as this lipstick is not bold and it won't distract from a dark eyeshadow look. I recommend this lipstick if Blankety or other MAC nudes didn't work for you. I don't find this lipstick drying either and I prefer Cosmo over Blankety or Angel. I have pink-berry pigmented lips with medium tan skin and this lipstick looks great! Give it a try!
In general this quad is just "OK". I only made a dip and almost hit pan on Hey e/s. I love HEY e/s and used it all the time when partying. Hey really opens up my eyes and brightens them. The pink e/s is ehhh, barely shows up on me and the gray is just ok. Vanilla is cool, more of a backup eyebrow highlight for me. I wouldn't really recommend this palette. But, I def recommend HEY e/s! (I;m about NC40 on lighter side)
HG!! LOVE THIS LIPGLOSS! I topped most of my lipsticks with this l/g! I think it is very comparable to MAC's lipglosses, like Love Nectar. I bought Love Nectar and returned it because it had the same effect as this L'Oreal l/g, so why pay $14 for MACs?! I got L'Oreal l/g as a gift, but I would definitely re-purchase!! I know these can be pricey like $7 or so, but they do go on sale, so catch the sales! I got a L'Oreal juicy l/g for only $1.25 last time! This l/g gives a slight tint of pink to your l/s. It's long lasting and no noticeable glitters on your lips! Gives beautiful wet pouty lips, SEXY! haha.. :) .. only negative is maybe the tube for application because I'll use a lip brush to apply. I think this beats VS l/g also.
RIS and so glad I was able to get my hands on it!! I'm LOVING IT!! It's a pink/coral color with slight peach undertone, I'd say. I see some of the peach but my friend said it looks more pink and natural. This is going to be my go-to blush when I don't have enough time to do my usual blush/contour routine. I love MAC's mineralize blushes for quick on the go application. So easy to apply and blend! I use my SK skunk brush with mineralize blushes. I want to get a backup because I want this for the rest of my life haha. This is esp great for work because it's subtle or can be built up.
Got this in Bare Naked and I'M LOVING IT! It's a beautiful peachy pink color with shimmer. 2 coats gives me the perfect coverage. I would recommend this color to anyone looking for a great peachy pink color that is great for spring and summer! This is definitely going to be my HG for spring and summer! The brush is thick and wide, which applied the color well. I'll update with it's lasting power because I just put it on today! I also bought Steel Gray which looks like a nice color for fall, not something I'd wear while the sun is out.