MAC to the beach collection was one if my favorite collections ever. I wish they could re-release the whole dang thing again. I LOVED his gloss. It was a simple beautiful gloss with fine shimmer particles that I haven't been able to find anywhere else. It gave me the slightest hint of pink to my lips. If anyone knows of a dupe, please pm me! I wish I had bought a backup!
Mascara -FLOWER Beauty - Extreme Measures Lengthening Mascara-Black
ocelot1 4/30/2013 2:59:00 AM
I bough this at Walmart a few weeks ago when the line first showed up in stores. I was really excited to try the waterproof version as I'm on the hunt for a cruelty free waterproof mascara that will hold my curl. For reference I have straight, pointing a bit down lashes that I curl with my Shiseido curler and "cure" the curl with waterproof mascara. I have never had a non waterproof mascara hold a curl on my whack lashes. Anyways back to this mascara. I liked the packaging. It was pretty and sleek. The brush is like an hourglass shape and the bristles are the rubber/plastic type. The brush was a bit too big for my liking. The mascara held a curl and provided some length and a teeny bit of volume and I would have repurchased EXCEPT that it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to remove. It was ridiculous! I used a duo phase remover and after ten minutes there was only a smidge on the cotton pad. Another ten minutes with some straight oil and there were some flakes on the cotton pad but I could see there was still mascara on my lashes. I had to practically scrub the rest off with a combination of oil and duo phase remover. With other waterproof mascaras such as maybelline it takes 5-10 minutes for the mascara to dissolve. I don't have time for this Flower wp kind of cr@p. therefore I will NOT be repurchasing this. I give it one star for pretty packaging and one star to being cruelty free.
Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
ocelot1 4/29/2013 9:00:00 PM
I got a sample of this to go with the immaculate foundation. The texture was soft with little slip and was very lightweight. I didn't see any difference with it making my foundation last longer. I have oily skin. Unfortunately I did break out from it. I use oil to cleanse and then a regular face wash that I've been using for over a year. Since I didn't see a difference in how long my foundation lasted, I will not be purchasing a bottle of this.
Bought this in a whim at Ulta. I'm not a fan of full coverage lipstick much and I'm kind of over the super glossy look so I've been trying to find a happy medium with tinted balms. My lips are rather pigmented and I bought Danke to tone down the plummy mauve tone in my lips. However, it erased my lip color completely. Sheer this was not! It made me look weird and to top it off made my lips peel. Texture was very slick. Will not re-purchase.
If I could give this a zero, I would. I used this and it doesn't remove my eyeshadow, much less waterproof mascara as stated on the bottle. Not only that but I irritated my eyes like crazy, and my eyes aren't sensitive per say. My eye whites are very red and my eyes feel swollen and they hurt to blink. I am DEFINITELY returning this to CVS and I'm hoping that I don't have to go to the doctor tomorrow thanks to this horrible, horrible (for me) product.
Eyeliner -Jordana - Easyliner for Eyes (Retractable Pencil)
ocelot1 9/22/2012 11:02:00 PM
Bought this in the coffee bean shade. It was very cheap, about 2.29 plus tax at my local Walgreens. The color is nice; flattering on my skin tone and eyes, defines them nicely. It doesn't smudge much at all, HOWEVER it gets two lippies because it tugs at the delicate eye skin and hurts to tug it on after trying to swipe a few times- because the pigmentation is just ok. So major points off for the tugging. I'll stick to my prestige total intensity. Nc 35 Latina do brown eyes for reference
So I decided to take a chance on this mascara again. In the past I used it but back then I had a crappy eye lash curler and a poor eye makeup remove...anyways, I decided to buy this again and it's LOVE! I got the black waterproof and the brush is great- finds all those little lashes. Makes my weak lashes thicker and waaay longer. Love it and will repurchase. For reference, my lashes are stick straight and thin, not very long and go down slightly.
I wanted to love this color, but i think its too cool for me (nc35) it makes me look tired and it makes my undereye circles more pronounced. I tried it as a brow powder and it was too light ( black hair). Ive seen it look amqzing on others lighter and darker than me, it sucks we didnt get along Copperplate! :(
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee
ocelot1 3/18/2012 6:11:00 AM
I bought this at target. I didnt like it as the color was not flattering on me - nc35- it tugged at my lips, it didnt glide On which is something i expect on a crappy drying matte lipstick not a sheer lippy or balm. Revlon lipbutters are not sheer at all on me actually. The color settled in my lip lines and looked all creas-y and made my lips look dry and wrinkled. These 'butters' are not moisturizing at all. I returned this.
I love the matte2 formula, but this color pulled too red on my skintone. It does blend well and has good pigmentation and nor chalky at all. I wish mac would make more eyeshadows in this nice finish. Wish the color had worked out better. For reference: nc 35 latina dark brown eyes and dark brownish blackish hair.
Wow! So i had a B2M at a mac freestanding store and couldnt decide on what to get. I have kind of been over mac lipglosses and mac in general. However i decided to get something as it was going to be free anyway and boy im glad i picked this up! After years of being into mu and searching for a good mlbb shade this is IT (at least i hope! Lol) ive tried mac cthru, vg5 lipstick and gloss, n1,n2,prr, florabundance, boy bait, nymphette, freckletone, jubilee, hug me, cutester, fresh brew,and some LE lippys i cant remember names of and several lipsticks and glosses from other lines both high end and low searching for a good nude mlbb shade. This is a neutral pinky brown that is very natural looking and i rather like that its not a frost. Will def purchase in the future when my b2m tube is done!! Nc30-35/mufe 127 latina dark hair dk brown eyes for reference.
Love! I got this last week and i cant stop wearing it. Im nc 35 latina dk brownish black hair and dk brown eyes. This is a great gloss that can b worn opaque or sheer. On me its a thicker longer lasting and better smelling version of korres mango lip balm. If i can im getting a backup!
I was lemming this for so long and was able to swap for one as there were none in my area. I was somewhat disappointed...the bristles are kind I'd scratchy, it sheds on my face so I have little black bits all over my face, my fdtn looks streaky and powder is too powdery ugh. These suck. Try the black handled sk brushes, they are so much better!
i love TaT! BUT for cheeks not eyes. this looked too orangey on my lids so i tried it as a blush and it looks so much better! it doesnt look orange. it looks like a lovely nude peachy blush. i think mac is d/c'ing this so i may get a backup. for ref nc35 latina brown eyes, dk brown hair.
!!! i've finally found my perfect nude lip. after trying fresh brew. hug me, creme cup, high tea, freckletone, VGV, creme d nude, hue, countless drugstore l/s, chanel, and BB and i cant remember what the heck else...i've FINALLY found a perfect nude lip. i will buy this for years to come. EDIT: blah! It started turning a little too pink on me and dried out my lips. Grr. Im feeling over lipstick as i cant find a good one! Ugh.