An amazing product and so fun to use. It dries it well enough where you can use your hands which is exactly what I need. I wouldn't recommend doing anything extreme afterward but I don't need to worry about smudging my polish. I'm the one that always ends up smudging at least one nail and it drives me insane. This is my miracle worker and I love that it's so cheap.
i absolutely loooooooooove my tempu. i think it gives me very even coverage and it looks flawless. i only need a light/moderate coverage and this does it flawlessly. i still use a little bit of concealer but it's not a both. i don't know if i would recommend this if you really need full coverage though. the color (#5) is literally my perfect match and i've never found that in any other foundation. amazing product and sooooo easy to use. for a second, i thought i made a mistake in getting this over the temptu pro because u can use the temptu pro to create other shade and to use for other types of application but for everyday use this product is much more efficient. this is a no for makeup artist but it's perfect for me.
my all-time favorite mascara!!!! the want is amazing and the formula is just perfect. it defines and volumizes my lashes so well and the bristles are nice and compacts so i never get any mascara on my lids. it also does a great job separating my lashes!! highly recommend!!!
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Creamy Almond (341) Creme de Gloss
mscosmeticfanatic 7/6/2010 8:25:00 PM
the smoothest lip product!! it does what it says: provides a lipstick and gloss in one. i'm not a big fan of gloss because it's too stick for me but this is like heaven on my lips. i love it just for the smoothness. would get it in every color if i had the money!
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow BlackOut Waterproof
mscosmeticfanatic 7/6/2010 8:16:00 PM
it provides wonderful definition for my lashes and the black is very pigmented. overall a great mascara and worth the money. warning: doesn't do much for volume
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - Liquid Liner in Perversion
mscosmeticfanatic 7/6/2010 8:10:00 PM
applies the most vibrant and truest black!! amazing pigmentation and so smooth and easy to apply. the only reason i'll sometimes prefer my blacktrack fluidline is because it's more sanitary dipping a clean brush into the jar then a brush attachment that probably has bacteria build-up on it. the only way to prevent that would be to use sanitary wipes with every use and that's just too impractical. love the formula though and would definitely buy again!!! best liquid liner ever!!!
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Brow Pencil in Medium Ash
mscosmeticfanatic 7/6/2010 8:06:00 PM
it's the PERFECT color for my eyebrows and it applies the exact amount of product i want. i need something that is buildable so there's not an obvious product on my eyebrows and this pencil does the job. i feel confident and even pressing down hard won't overdo my eyebrows. it's foolproof. it is kinda pricey and a must have. don't know what i ever did without it.
a gorgeous, gorgeous deep rich brown that wears well. i love with my mac satin taupe eyeshadow. it's makes a nice even, neutral base on my lids when i want brown all over. it's super creamy and it stays all day (seriously!)
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
mscosmeticfanatic 7/6/2010 8:01:00 PM
this is an amazing eye liner. i love how intense and creamy it is. it applies so well. i love using either the 209 for a nice medium line or any bent liner for a more precise line. it's great and it stays all day (with a primer). i wouldn't recommend trying to use this with a base. it didn't work for me but there's nothing wrong with experimenting.
this is a great brush cleaner. i feel better knowing that it cleans, conditions and sanitizes my brushes all at the same time. the squeeze bottle is alright but i'll pour some into a spray bottle for better use. it's light and smells nice and it's just a winner in my book.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
mscosmeticfanatic 7/6/2010 7:57:00 PM
love this moisturizer. it's hydrating and the gel-like formula makes it lightweight and easy to apply. would highly recommend this moisturizer. now if only it had spf, it would be unstoppable:)
has the great gel feel that i prefer for primers. it has pluses like the anti-aging benefits and spf. the only downside is that there's a strange medicinal scent whenever i go to apply it to my face. i'm pretty picky with anything that smells that's going on my face. it's a good primer but the smell ruins it for me.
great sponge. can't really compare it to the beauty blender sponge since they both have great features. this is much more dense so it's less bouncy and i can move it over my face a lot faster. it also has a wider, flatter surface so i can cover larger areas at once. the beauty blender is great though for a softer feel and the extra bounce provides slightly better coverage. i have both and i use them interchangeably. they're both great for coverage.
it's a nice light mist for my face. the spray bottle vs the fix+ is better since it provides a finer mist. there really isn't a smell to the formula which is a big plus for me (yeah, not too fond of any smell with my makeup).
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
mscosmeticfanatic 7/6/2010 3:33:00 AM
my all time favorite foundation!!! i will never stop using this. it's especially valuable for work days because i don't look like a big shiny mess at the end of the day with this product. smooth and thick enough so i only need a little bit of product. it covers my redness really well so i don't end up needing concealer (but i use a little anyway to make my face perfect). highly recommend this for oily skin. it blends extremely well into my skin. my color is 40. an additional plus for this product is that it's in a squeeze tube container so there's less contamination. can't get enough of this product.