I've been using this for about 6 years .. It's part of my daily makeup routine- moisturize, prime, conceal, blot powder, finish with kryolan anti- shine on t-zone....then u have the perfect canvas for whatever else u use daily but my dark blot powder is key...I won't b w/o it!!
Love this colour!!! Saw it among all the OPI Pirates of the Carribean Collection and picked it for my french tips...just lovely and so right for spring!!! I also bought Steady as She Rose but haven't tried it on yet...will do a review with a pic when I do.
Lip Gloss -MAC - Wonder Woman - lipglass in Athena’s Kiss
luckystar13 4/1/2011 9:51:00 PM
Fun packaging....beautiful spring colour...I just dab it few times in the inner part of my lips, not fully along the lipline, over my lips after I lined and filled them in with my lip liner ...this works also with alot of different colour lipsticks if you pat your lips before adding this gloss. It's thick and vert pigmented so a little goes a long way....makes me feel like a WONDER WOMAN...pretty, pretty!!!
I love this mascara and have great results by doing the following: 1. make a eye card to use while applying out of a business card-just cut a lid shape on one of the shorter ends of the card 2. apply 2 coats back to back (no drying) while holding this card against your eye behind your lashes - be sure to get all lashes from corner to corner and brush the mascara on your lashes against the card 3. apply a 3rd coat without the card- BUT APPLY EXTRA EXTRA SLOWLY SO THE BRUSH TUGS AND STRETCHES YOUR LASHES TO THE SKY!!! lol!! sorry, I got carried away but really the last step is so important to do right so your lashes will get extra long and stretched out. The key is to use the card so no clumps develop and you will have nice separated lashes to build upon. The 3rd coat adds so much drama and length, they almost look false but definitely the next best thing to real falsies!!!! ***UPDATE: 1/7/11: Still using this mascara- tried the waterproof version but too sticky in between coats- so I prefer non-waterproof
luv this blush...I wear this 2 to 1 to my Nars Torrid because I wear pinks and purples alot and I find this blends well with my Sephora Duo #9 eyeshadow and Burt's Bees Rhubarb lip shimmer. Very pigmented so I apply it lightly with my Sonia Kashuk powder brush. I really like this colour and although it's $25, I think I'll definitely get good use from it for a long time since it only takes a slight amount applied to get full colour on your cheeks.
I've never worn this alone...I also line my lips and fill them in with liner (I use wet'n wild #666 Brandy -hate that # btw) and then I put Rhubard over it. It seems to stay put for a few hours and I love the colour mixed with the lip liner. Very refreshing and the colour goes well with Nars Angelika blush on me.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
luckystar13 10/28/2009 9:50:00 PM
I'm on my second jar in 2 years....I love the depth this adds to my eye shadows. I apply it with my Sonia Kashuk angle brush, to about 3/4 of my lid starting with a thinner line toward my inner eye and gradually thicken toward my outer eye with a thin wing tip just enough to look like a long lash extending out. I usually keep the line about 1/8 inch thick, so its really thin not over the top. When combined with mascara (I use L'oreal Voluminous in Brown/Black) it gives the illusion that you're wearing fake eyelashes. I also smudge the dark purple in Sephora Duo #9 about 1/4 in thick and blend into my upper lid to a gradual fade before I line my lid with this so I get an eyepopping but not overly dramatic look. I've said all this to convey that I really love this eyeliner and I use it religiously and love how it makes my eyes look...8) Use it with Urban Decay Primer Potion for real staying power and it won't smudge all day...perfect combo!!!
Just got this today....I was so excited I put it on after being out all day. I was about 1/2 as oily as I usually get. I used my Mary Kay oil mattifying lotion in the morning so I wasn't oil slick level but even then, I noticed the difference after putting this on. I feel so comfortable, not oily at all, not dried out mask-like, no heavy makeup feel, I don't even feel like I have anything on my face, just nice and matte. There's no odor to it, it's lightweight and translucent..I do not look like I have any powder on at all!! It felt like heaven going on with my Sonia Kashuk powder brush. It's the weekend and the real test is Monday at work, when I start at 6am and finish at 6pm...we'll see how it goes!! ********* 10/28/09: Update- I have since stopped using my MK oil mattifying and just use this powder once at 5:30am and a quick touch up at 12:00pm, although I'm not oily at noon, I just like to refresh my make-up mid-day so I finish it off with this.....I won't ever be out of this powder if I can help it..8) ************** 10/15/10: 2nd update: I'm so mad that the TSA took my Kryolan at the airport...it's kinda suspicious looking I guess, white powder in a plain lil jar with a silver lid, but please!!! I was very upset!! anyhow, bought it again and am in love again.....i brush it on around 6 am and don't have to freshen my face all day if I don't want to, no more oil slicks for me and I won't let the TSA have it this time..ha!ha! (btw, bought it off ebay for about $22 delivered)