Way overpriced. This doesn't work any better than Got2B oil-licious. Oil-licious costs around 6 dollars. Don't waste your money on this when you can have the same results for a fraction of the price. I won't purchase again.
Yes I would buy this again. I love it. I normally stock up on Evenly Gorgeous when I go to the U.S., but decided to give this new one a try. I think I like it even more. It is moisturizing and you get lots of lather with my Salux Cloth and it smell so good. I hope this one doesn't get discontinued. I will definitely stock up next time I am over the border.
I really like this mascara. It does last all day without flaking or smudging. It really separates and lengthens my lashes. It is the nicest mascara I think I have found to date. The only thing I don't like about this mascara is the removal. It is hard to take off and it leaves little black flecks all over my face that are impossible for me to remove. The removal is a small price to pay for how nice it wears all day and I will purchase again.
Lipstick -MAC - Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Blossom Culture
lovermac 6/14/2012 4:18:00 PM
I like the colour of this lipstick, but this is so drying on my lips and it doesn't go on nice and smooth. This is the worst Mac lipstick I have ever used. Its a shame since it is a pretty colour. I will definitely not purchase again.
Misc Beauty Tools -Avon - Precision Grip Teardrop Blender
lovermac 6/11/2012 6:49:00 PM
I just got this last week and I love it. I have never purchased the actual beauty blender so I can't compare it to that. This blender however does an amazing job blending in my foundation. I like it better than using my 187 brush. The price compared to the actual blender is excellent. I am going to order another one of these sponges just in case they don't carry them for very long. Price is good, so if you have been tempted to try the beauty blender but don't want to spend that much on a sponge, I say give this a try. I also want to add that I do not sell Avon, I am just a customer.
Moisturizers -Equate - Complete Beauty Lotion with SPF 15 - Sensitive Skin
lovermac 6/4/2012 2:59:00 PM
I like this daytime moisturizer a lot. It isn't a high enough spf for summer days when I will be outdoors for a long time, but for winter days or rainy days when I don't need as high an spf, this is great. I don't find it oily, it doesn't pill up like the neostrata daytime smoothing lotion, and it isn't sticky, It really absorbs nicely and is great under makeup. The price is so cheap too. On days where I am outdoors for a long time, I use Neutrogena water light SPF60, but for every day, this is my HG.
Whenever I cross into the U.S. I pick up Caress body wash since it isn't available in Canada. I absolutely love Evenly Gorgeous. I decided to pick up the Endless Kiss for a change. It smells nice, but I am finding it quite drying. I also didn't find it to lather up as much as the Evenly Gorgeous. I will use it up, but I am going to stick with my much loved Evenly Gorgeous.
I didn't love this at first, but I think you have to find the best technique for application. I tried several different brushes, and for me the best brush was the 187 sprayed with fix+. I tried the 180, the 109, and the 130 and although others liked these for this foundation, they didn't work for me. Now that I found the best way for me to apply, I absolutely love this foundation. It gives excellent coverage and lasts all day long. I apply some prep and prime powder or some mineralize powder on top and I am great for the entire day. I was using face and body foundation and loved it, but since I purchased this foundation, I haven't touched my face and body. I am using NW20 and although it looks like it will be too dark, once it is applied and worked it, it is not at all too dark. You barely need any of this foundation. I just put a small amount on the back of my hand and the grab it with my 187 and I can do my entire face with a pea sized amount. This tube should last me a very long time. I will definitely purchase this again.
I really didn't like this. For starters, this concealer which I purchased in NW20 is quite yellow compared to all the other NW20 concealers that I have used. I really did not like the color on me at all. I also found this did not give very good coverage. Also this is a little bit cakey, however some of the problem may have been my moisturizer. I returned this for pro longwear concealer and I like it much better.
Treatments (Eye) -MAC - Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream
lovermac 3/11/2012 6:13:00 PM
I am loving this eye cream so far. I have suddenly become very sensitive to eye creams. I was using and loving Neostrata firming eye cream, but I suddenly started having allergic reactions to it. My skin would swell up and look like I had a severe burn. I tried Avene eye cream and the same thing happened. I purchased Impruv cream and started using it around my eyes and it was soothing and no problems, however my makeup just didn't look nice over the impruv. My concealer always looked cakey. I started thinking I had a bad concealer, but when I tried a different concealer the same thing. I decided to purchase this at the Mac store when I was there for other items. I was worried I would have another allergic reaction, but to my surprise this was very soothing. This moisturizer is wonderful under makeup. I now realize that it really does matter which moisturizer you use under makeup. My concealer looks really good. It definitely had to be the Impruv cream giving me the cakey appearance. My under eye area stays hydrated all day long. I hope in a few months time that this still works for me. I never used to react to Neostrata either and then suddenly I started having issues with it after years of using it. I will keep buying this as long as it doesn't give me problems. It really is a nice eye cream. I never purchased Mac skincare before, so I think I am going to start trying other items in the skincare line. You have nothing to lose by trying it. Mac will always take returns.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Salux Nylon Japanese Bath Towel
lovermac 9/25/2011 9:13:00 PM
My skin feels so soft and clean using these. I just love them. I can now reach my backside. My daughter started using them now too for her KP and she thinks her KP has improved, however she also just started using an AHA lotion too, so it is hard to say if it just the lotion, or the combination of both helping her KP. I will continue to purchase these. I ordered them from salux.com. Highly recommended.
Treatments (Eye) -Neostrata - Eye Contour Firming Cream
lovermac 3/25/2011 6:32:00 PM
This is the best eye cream I have used. I was starting to get the bags under the eyes and this has pretty much eliminated them. It is great to wear under makeup as it isn't greasy and absorbs well. The price is quite reasonable, around 30 dollars, however is goes on sale often at Shoppers and often it comes with a bonus or is often offered as a bonus. I highly recommend this firming cream. It is the best out of the four eye creams that Neostrata offers.
I love this beauty powder. It is the perfect highlight. It isn't chalky nor is it too shimmery glittery. It makes a beautiful highlight for cheeks, just under the brow, or down the nose. It is a soft beige (slightly gold) highlight with a beautiful sheen. I would definitely purchase this one again.
I love Rub, Rub, Rub, but they changed the packaging into a tub which I hate, so I decided to try this since it is supposed to smell the exact same. I have to agree that it does smell identical. This has to be ordered on line because it is retro. With shipping this is far too expensive. I was very surprised to see what a small bar I got for my money. I spent close to 30 dollars with shipping for two very tiny bars. Its a nice soap, but nothing special and certainly not worth this kind of money. I will not purchase again.
I love this product, but Lush recently changed the packaging from a bottle to a jar. I hate the new packaging. Now you have to try and unscrew this big jar in the shower. You have to worry about getting water in the jar. You pretty much have to put your wet hand in the jar to get the product out otherwise you would pour way too much out at one time. I knocked the jar down and lost half the product because the opening is so large. I liked the old bottle packaging. It was easy to pour on to the pouf. If it got a bit thick, you could unscrew the small cap and pour a small amount into your pouf. Please Lush, please go back to the old packaging. I may not purchase again due to the new packaging.