Mascara -Make Up For Ever - Aqua Smoky Lash - Extra Black
ltan68 9/13/2011 4:41:00 PM
Yes i would repurchase n YES I already have! I have short n sparse asian lashes... :( but with a primer n this mascara on top, it literally looks like i have false lashes on. n someone actually asked me if i was wearing false lashes. It holds the curl pretty good. it makes my lashes look thicker. n its definitely EXTRA black. which i love. i don't love the fact that it dries out in the tube pretty fast so i go thru a tube more often than usual but it's not as expensive as all the other mascaras i've used before so i think it is a fair trade.
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Full Cover Concealer
ltan68 9/13/2011 4:34:00 PM
This concealer is amazing n does just what it's supposed to! I put this on over my BB corrector n it blends perfectly n looks natural. it is kinda expensive for how small it is but i feel like it lasts me awhile since i only have to use a little bit at a time n never have to touch up with it. It seriously stays on for over 10 hours for me. i just apply using my finger n it doesn't crease or rub off. the only negative thing about it is i can't use it during the winter time or drier season. i feel like when my face is more dry than usual, this concealer gets that cakey look underneath my eyes despite moisturizing n eye cream. so this would be my summer time concealer which is fine by me since it is also water resistant! ;)
I love this! I have dark undereye circles n it almost 'erases' them if applied correctly. i'm asian so i use the light peach as the warm tone will cancel out the darkness n also blend with my skin color. i've tried to 'swipe' it on using my finger but that just moves the product around n usually most of it ends up on my finger rather than under my eyes. i now dab it on, still with my finger, n a little bit is all i need. i feel like if i use more than i need, it ends up creasing real bad n gets into the fine lines under my lash line. other than the creasing issue, this is by far the best product for covering dark undereye circles.
I have tried all kinds of mascara primer n this one works out the best for me. I didn't say it was the best one because i really don't think it is.... I used to use maybelline. the one that comes with mascara on the opposite side. i never used the mascara n used only the primer n went thru so many that i felt like i was throwing away money. This primer coats my lashes n makes them look thicker with mascara on top but i have a hard time trying to get the primer to 'stick' to the ends of my lashes to make them look longer. if that even makes sense. It also weighs down my curled lashes so after it dries, i have to recurl them. but at least it doesn't stick too bad to the curler so its not that painful. i will stick with this primer until i run into a better one that will also lengthens as it volumizes.
This is my very first Mac foundation. I sooooo wanted to love it since I love all the other Mac products I have and use. Before this, I was wearing Estee Lauder double wear. It was amazing as far as staying power, controling the shine on my face, and totally non-transparent. The ONLY reason I switched is because of the shade. The girl at Mac matched me to nc45 which i thought was a shade darker than what I am but i went with it anyways since it was summer n i know i'll be tan. I'm asian n its very hard to find a perfectly matching foundation shade without looking too pink or having mis matched face n neck color. This foundation is perfect in color but that's about the only good thing about it. It doesn't stay on that long even though it's supposed to, it rubs off on any n everything, and it makes my face oily even though it's supposed to have a matte finish. Until EL Double Wear n Mac studio fix fluid have a baby n create the PERFECT foundation, I'll be either too pink or too greasy. ew.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
ltan68 9/13/2011 3:52:00 PM
I received a bunch of samples of this product when i made a purchase at Ulta recently. I don't have very visible pores on my face or anything but this product minimizes pores which in return, slows down the oil production on the t-zone area. (my t-zone gets very oily a few hours after i put makeup on despite primers and oil free lotion and matte foundation :/) The first time i wore it, i didn't notice any difference. The second and third time i wore it, my friend commented on how good and matte my face looked even though it was towards the end of the night. I think for oil control, this is a good primer to use. Since it IS only for your t-zone, your cheeks and the rest of your face are left without primer for your foundation. unless you incorporate another primer along with it. n that to me, is just wayy too much work for me ;)
i stumbled upon this product while i was looking for a primer that would make my concealer stay put all night. after trying a little bit of it on my under eye area at the store, i liked it enough to purchase it and bring it home. it does what it promises to do, my concealer stayed on for over 12 hours even through humidity. my eye makeup stayed on longer than usual (without any primer) but not as long as my concealer did. it is kinda cakey to put on and takes some work to blend in but to me is worth the effort. the only thing i dislike about this product is the pump itself that the primer comes in. it's hard to pump out just a little bit of product, and just a little bit is all u need for each eye area. overall i like this primer and would recommend it to anyone that wants their concealer and eye makeup to "stay don't stray" ;)