Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
nicolejohnson 11/6/2011 9:20:00 PM
I love th finish of this product and the lightweight feel of it... i have pretty good skin just some pregnancy acne scaring so this evens everything out pretty well. The only negative thing about this is if you have oily skin it makes you even oilier about 4 hours or wear.... i have to blot like crazy with this stuff... even with being set with a powder. I will def use this up considering the price, but i will not repurchase.
I love these shadows so much i was lucky enough to find these as soon as the sale lady was stocking the shelves, as well as the i love matte palette and the ice baby polishes full displays and i was the first one to put my hands on them ! The colors or sooo gorgeous for fall and winter. They do have dupable colors in their from mac and other high end like Urban Decay. But to be honest i like the pigmentation on the wnw ones better !
This is my all time favorite polish ever !!!! I serched all of the place for this polish, so when i found it.... i bought every bottle they had , I can not live without this polish ... i even bust this out in fall and winter :)
HATE this stuff.... it breaks me out a couple hours after wearing it ..... I don't think my skin is sensitive to silicone. I used to use the monistat chafing gel, you can buy from drugstores, i found mine at target for $6. That did not break me out one bit. So if the photofinish doesn't work for you try the monistat one.
Palettes -Urban Decay - 15 year anniversary palette
nicolejohnson 8/31/2011 2:28:00 PM
I have to agree with most... this will be my last palette purchase from UD. There are no matt shadows besides the black .... which seems to be a common pattern with their palettes. The frost in the shadows just seem to take over and it makes them very hard to wear together .... you def have to mix in some other finishes to pull these colors off. Sorry UD this palette is a fail for the most part.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
nicolejohnson 7/26/2011 3:45:00 PM
I got this in two different palettes and i would NEVER buy the full size one for $18. There are way better eyeliners at the drugstore for 7 or 8 bucks. I use MAC smolder and even though it's super black and super soft for easily application it smudges very easily.... the UD 24/7 glide on is not as soft and it smudges even worse on me. I am still on the hunt for the perfect black eye liner pencil !!
I find this product so greasy. it's disgusting to wear. I has a gross taste when it slides to the inner part of your lips.... it lasted about 15 minutes on me .... I'd rather spend the extra 10 for a quality lipgloss that won't slide off my lips in 15 minutes. The amount of times you have to reapply , no wonder they give you so much product.
Loose Powders -MAC - Magically Cool Liquid Powder - Cajun
nicolejohnson 6/9/2011 5:26:00 PM
i recently found this at my CCO (n as well as truth & light) and i snatched it up cuz i missed out on it during the collection back in October. I LOVE this as my bronzer. I am nc35 for reference. You can't use these with a regular blush brush because it will be too heavy and streaky. I use this with my 188 duo fiber brush and it's amazing ! I use this as my contour and it acts as my bronzer, highlight and gives me some color on my cheeks so it's great for in a hurry makeup looks.
Bronzers -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish - Pink Power
nicolejohnson 6/2/2011 5:22:00 PM
I love the three color concept of this MSF. The size is a bit much, although i know the whole "over-sized" bit was the main idea behind the collection, being comical ! I find it cute at the same time the prices hurt. Yes you get more product but come on, i have yet to finish a regular size MSF. The colors themselves came off a bit more shimmery then a regular MSF. I have NC35 skin and i use the lighter color and the pinky color as a pretty highlight and the bronzer i can put all over my face for a nice glow. But i wouldn't EVER need to purchase a product like this again.
I think this blush is more suitable for yellow undertones as pink under toned people could looked bruised with this blush. I also think a duo fiber brush would be best for beginners. I usually swirl this together and put it on top of "mighty Aphrodite" swirled together and it looks gorgeous !! I use a regular blush brush to apply this and with nc35 skin it's not too much for me. I can see how it can be too much for lighter skin tones. But if applied the right way i think any skin color light or dark can pull this off.
Blush -MAC - Wonder Woman blush in Mighty Aphrodite
nicolejohnson 6/2/2011 5:11:00 PM
I love this blush on my NC35 skin.. I love how you get two colors that are big enough to use separately or swirl together. I got both blushes from this collection and i lightly swirl this blush and put it on then take amazon princess and swirl them together and top it off.... it gives my cheecks the perfect highlight, contour, glow and color. Would def purchase a product like this again .... don't think i will ever run out of the huge blush anytime soon tho.
This is a very pretty golden glow peach color on my nc35 skin. I know the gold won't last for-ever but i LOVE the orangey coral by itself too. You might want to make sure you like the coral part by itself before you buy it. I love how this has a gold OVERLAY not over-spray like marine life did. I have used "my paradise" for a week straight, lighty swirling in the coral and the gold and i haven't made a dent in the gold. I think that if you use a light hand the gold will last a pretty decent amount of time. I can def see mine lasting the whole summer the way i use it. I would def pick this up if you can find it anywhere.
I bought this pigment stack because of all the Youtube gurus saying that this stuff is AMAZING. yea it has AMAZING fallout and it's an AMAZING mess!! I could not get this stuff to work for me at all. The gold shade is such a pain to work with and to be honest the actual color is not worth it. The staying power is not great.After two hours on my eye it creases. I used it over every type of primer i had and nothing worked. I was so bummed because i wanted to love these like everyone else does. I ended up returning this because i knew i would never reach for it again. I am pretty experienced with make-up so its not like i didn't know how to use them. I usually love the products that get hyped up, this however is not one of them.
If this is re-released in a MAC collection i would buy it again !! Don't let the other reviews about the smell shy you away because the smell of it is actually a pepperminty scent more then lavender .... the smell pretty much goes away in 30 seconds anyways!! I love the color, the smell and the way my lips feel after using it !
I received a sample size of this and it is amazing at separating and lengthening the lashes but it doesn't do much for volume unless you go to about 4 coats. But for a HE mascara you shouldn't have to use so much product. I love using this on my lower lashes because it separates so well and it doesn't make your lower lashes look like 4 or 5 chunks of lashes. I will use my sample up trying to figure out what other mascara to layer this with for the perfect separated lengthy and volumized lashes.If i find the perfect combo i might buy the full size.