This is a great champagne color, but more peachy-pink than silvery-gold. Still, it's quite useful, much more so than Naked Lunch for me. I love it as a wash; the coppery hue brings out the blue in my eyes.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
maylias 9/4/2009 10:59:00 AM
Nice soft black. Easy to apply with the right brush. I use this for tightlining and it suits that purpose very well.
In the pan, it looks scary. On my face, it's a dream! Natural sweet pink with blue undertones. Nice and buildable, too.
This is a great, solid brown. Smudges easily but stays put, too. Great for day and night.
Grey-brown color that is sublte enough to be one of the few eyeliners that works on me. Application is super easy and the staying power is great.
This is a great brownish-plum on me. Hard color for me to explain. All I know is that i have a hard time finding lipsticks that are fun but don't look garish on me, and this one clicked right away.
Best shadow brush I've ever bought, and that's saying a lot, considering I'm really into eyeshadow. Soft, super dence bristles are erfect for packing on color on the lid.
Fantastic pink with blue undertones. Greas long-lasting formula. One or two swipes and you're ready to go!
Favorite nude lipstick now. Biege-rose-mauve, lustre finish. Doesn't have very good staying power, though.
The MAC MA suggested using this for tightlining with Fluidlines, but I have a hard time doing so. It is good for pressing liner into the lashline, but it's so wide that I find it less than exact. I think I'm going to practice a bit more with this one and maybe I'll like it more.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 224 Tapered Blending (Windshield Wiper) Brush
maylias 6/20/2009 1:42:00 PM
Yep, fabulous for blending, and for applying light washes. I do find it's harder to build color with this brush, even after a good cleaning. It's a bit bit and fluffy. Very high-quality, like most MAC brushes.
A very versatile and high-quality brush. I use it for washes, applying shadow to the crease and brow, and for adding a dot of highlighting shadow in the corner of my eye. Leave me and this brush (and some shadows, and food and water) stranded on a deserted island, and I would still have lovely eyes. :)
I use this to tightline with MAC's Fluidlines gel liners and find it very good for that purpose. It takes longer than a flat wide liner brush, but I find I have more control. It's appropriately stiff and of course because it is very high-quality the bristles never fray. I think liner brushes are very much a matter of personal preference and that you have to try a couple before you find the one that works for you... and this one works well for me!
Great for applying a line of shadow on the lower lid, and for smudging powdery liners, as other users have stated. Stiff and wider, and very good quality.
Finally I've found the right blush brush for me. Densely packed, yet it allows you to build color easily. I also use this in applying highlighters.