Loose Powders -Make Up For Ever - microfinishing powder
macstar05 11/23/2010 1:41:00 AM
I love this product. I especially use it to set my under eye area. I apply my concealer then apply this. Does not look cakey or drying and It doesn't add color so it doesn't change the color of my foundation or concealer.
Fix+ is a water with minerals, that your skin rapidly absorbs when applied. It can be used to apply pigments and set you're makeup so it can last longer. This product did absolutely nothing for me. I sprayed it after I applied all my make-up but I didn't see a difference when I applied this as when I didn't apply it. I t did not make my make-up last longer than usual. The only pros that I can say is that after I applied it it made my face look less powdery and it smell good. Other than that I don't think I will repurchase.
Powder -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium [DISCONTINUED]
macstar05 11/23/2010 1:22:00 AM
There is no reviews for the Medium Dark which is the one I use, so I am just going to put my review under this one. This is my go to setting powder for all foundations that I use. I rarely touch up through out the day when I use this. It is a very nice setting powder (you could even wear this on its own as a sheer powder foundation). Lovely finish, looks natural and It controls my oily t-zone. The only con is that I wish it would have a mirror and applicator as most pressed powders do.
I really like this blush it doesn't look interesting in the pan but once applied it really compliments my NC40 skintone.This blush reminds me of Blushbaby by MAC but Darkly My Dear is a little bit more brighter or intense. You can apply it lightly for a flush of color or build it up for a pop of color. It is a really good color for fall and winter.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
macstar05 11/22/2010 1:38:00 PM
This is my go to eyeliner. I really like how intense the color of this product is. The felt tip applicator makes it so easy to do a thin line. For those of you who prefer a thicker line, all you need to do is put some pressure while applying it. I think this is a great liquid eyeliner for beginners. A lot of ladies (including myself) are afraid to use a liquid eyeliner because it can be very difficult to apply it but the felt tip applicator of this product makes it that much easier to line your eyes. This does node flake at all or smudge on me and the lasting power is very good. Will repurchase!
This is a great color for Fall and winter it's a beautiful bronzed plummy rose with some shimmer. It is really pigmented and you only need a tiny bit for a natural flush of color. This shade goes really well with my tan NC40 skin tone. Will re-purchase!!!
I have pretty long and straight lashes they don't hold a curl pretty good, so when I heard of this mascara I was pretty excited to try it because I wanted the falsies look. This mascara fails completely at achieving that false eyelash look, it is really flaky,clumpy, and I found little black flecks on my face all throughout the day.
This blush looks scary in the pan, but once applied it looks beautiful. I am an NC40 and it compliments my skin tone very well. I use a stippling brush, I use a light hand as it is a very bright color, and it blends really well i find that with you're fingers it's a little bit harder to blend. A little goes a long way and it has great lasting power.
This is too shimmery for me although some people may like that dewy/glow finish, when I want shimmer in my face I will grab a shimmery blush or highlight but not this I don't like shimmer all over my face. Although I do love the packaging the pump was so convenient, I wish colorstay would have a pump because I prefer that one 100 percent more than photoready, the coverage is sheer-medium but buildable but If you're not careful it can look too cakey. I think with this foundation it 's just personal preference if you like shimmer all over your face then get this if not I recommend you skip on it. I will keep using it once in a while because i bought it and don't want to waste it but I will probably mix it with another type of foundation so its not too shimmery.
Deep Throat is a nice peachy pink color with some shimmer in it, it comes out pretty light on my NC40 skintone I would have to build it up to get it to look a little bit more brighter but I still like it, I prefer it over NARS Orgasm. On the pan it looks really shimmery but don't be afraid by that because once applied the shimmer doesn't really show up on the skin (at least not on mine). This is a little bit on the pricey side but I definitely recommend you trying it, it is well worth it.
Lipstick -MAC - Innocence, Beware! (Venomous Villains)
macstar05 11/16/2010 6:15:00 PM
I am an NC40 and sometimes it's hard for me to find a nice nude color for my lips that won't wash me out. This lipstick looks really goon on me I don't even have to wear a lipgloss on top just by itself it look good. It has a slight hint of pink and is not very drying on my lips the only bad thing I can say about this is probably the packaging other than that I really enjoy this lipstick.
At first I didn't know what all the hype was about when I've seen it in pictures it looked blah, but when it was release with in the groove collection I went to check it out, and when I swatched it I immediately fell in love it is One of MAC's best Mineralized Skinfinishes hands down. The color itself is very unique and when applied it looks like a coral, peachy pinky color, I use it as a blush and it gives just the right amount of shimmer to my cheeks. I don't know what else to say everybody knows it's great.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this! The coverage is amazing and it makes my skin look flawless. I know a lot of people say they break out but, Studio Fix Fluid has always been my HG foundation and I always make sure to have a bottle in my makeup stash. The color selection is amazing and it gives me a great medium coverage that lasts all day.
HG lipstick for sure my favorite nude that doesn't wash me out. It's a Pretty peachy nude color for everyday use and also for a nice smokey look, the formula is great, it's creamy and moisturizing and it has a great staying power. Definitely will repurchase
Moisturizers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dear John - a Movin' On Facial Cream [DISCONTINUED]
macstar05 11/15/2010 10:45:00 PM
I have combination/normal skin and this works great with my skin although I have to say my skin is not sensitive at all. This moisturizer works good I like it specially during the winter where my skin tends to be a little bit more dry. The only reason I took a lippie off was because of the price, I think that there is a lot more affordable options out there that would work just as great as Dear John, maybe I will re-purchase if I have the extra cash.