I own many Mac brushes, but this is one of my favorites. I originally wanted the sigma or Sedona lace version, but I hate ordering online. I was in Fashion Valley with my grandparents and was fortunate to have a shopping spree in Mac and sephora, so I picked up this 138. I watch shaaanxo and she loves these brushes for bronzing, so that's what I use mine for. This is an amazing brush!!!! It is so soft and dense, and only a few hairs have fallen out. It bronzes perfectly, and then I use my 108 for my contour! This is quite an investment but if you get the chance I 100% recommend this brush.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - brightening eyeshadow quad - drama
mspaigie 6/30/2012 7:00:00 PM
This quad in "Drama" is the worst e.l.f quad that I own (i also own butternut and day 2 night). I had high expectations for this quad, especially because of the recommendation by emilynoel83, a guru i frequently watch. She said that this quad is the perfect smokey eye quad.... which it would be if the shadows were good quality. The white is probably the best color in the quad, and it is not even that pigmented. The darker gray has some pigment, but does not blend. the black does not blend AT ALL, and the silver has NO pigment WHATSOEVER. it is basically silver glitter. I could not use this quad all together. it does not blend well, and on my eye they blend into a gray mess. it's NOT a pretty sight. i would NOT buy this again.
This eyeshadow is a wonderful shimmery goldy champagne color. it is VERY shimmery, so beware of that. since i am a teenager, i can pull off this eyeshadow. i use it normally as an all over lid color, and an inner corner color. it is too shimmery for my browbone highlight. this eyeshadow is very soft, and kicks a lot of powder when you set your brush in it. be sure not to drop it- it will shatter. the new packaging is black, sleek, and contains a lot of product- more than a MAC eyeshadow. a dupe for this is the L.A. Colors mineral eyeshadow in beige- exact same color, just not as metallic. would i repurchase? yes, if i ever get through the one i have now!
This is a good concealer for undereyes. It doesn't conceal everything that i had hoped it would conceal, but it definitely brightens my under eye circles. It is a bit hard to blend, and you have to work fast with it. I also don't like that you get a very small amount of product for the price.
I have to start out by saying these are not moisturizing at ALL. I have two, peach parfait and sweet tart. Peach Parfait actually sucks the moisture out of my lips. >>Peach Parfait<<< The color is pretty, but it is horribly gritty on the lips and very glittery. I thought this would be nicer but its a pain to wear on the lips. I do not recommend the shimmery lip butters. >>Sweet Tart<< This color is gorgeous and creamy. It feels better on the lips then peach parfait, but it's still not super moisturizing. the color is intense, but the wear time is very short. it is a nice bright pinky fushia. overall, i think these are hit and miss. i don't agree with all the hype.
I have both the normal and waterproof versions of this. I tend to enjoy the water proof more, but both are great formulas. They leave my lashes soft, and make them look amazing, full, and long. I have naturally long/full lashes, and this enhances them even more. HOLY GRAIL mascara. :)
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Trio - Shimmering Sands
mspaigie 5/28/2012 1:31:00 PM
This product is my holy grail neutral trio! it looks stunning on my eyes. I especially love the lightest pinky color. I normally put the pinky color on the inner half, taupe on the outer half, and the darkest brown in my crease. It gives a gorgeous, flawless and effortless eye. The pigmentation is the worst in the middle shade. Overall, the pigmentation is pretty good for covergirl eyeshadows. I will probably always have one of these trios in my collection! i hope they never stop making it!