I have a couple of MAC paint pots and do enjoy them. I loved the colour of this and since it's LE I wanted to grab it before it was all gone. This is marketed as a pro longwear paint pot.. however it creased on me, so I am not too happy with it. If it was a regular paint pot, I wouldn't be so bummed out, but seeing as the name implies that it should wear for long periods of time and it doesn't, isn't okay.
Another love â™¥ I got a sample of this at sephora which I have been using for about two weeks on and off, I got 6.5 and am about nc25 (7.5 was a touch too dark but could work if my fake tan is at it's darknest). I have dry skin and this works very nicely, doesn't look too powdery and gives awesome coverage.
Tinted Moisturizer -NARS - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
pinkbrush 5/19/2013 3:24:00 AM
â™¥ I love this product. It's marketed as a tinted moisturiser, but I would put the coverage up there with a foundation. Feels great on, love the SPF and blendibility. I have Alaska which is very yellow, and am about NC25 with my fake tan on, that's when I use this. If you want a more neutral tone but same deepness try Groenland.
Just gave this a shot today, this is a brand new product. I was intrigued by the pretty colourful packaging and the name,but that's where the positivity ends. I don't like the brush on this, it's far too delicate and doesn't build very well or comb through, flakes.
Uhh.. I don't get it about this product, why was everyone raving about these? I bought Dim Light, returned it, bought Diffused Light, it's a nice powder, but nothing magical. EDIT: I ended up returning Diffused Light too, I bought the Cargo Blu-Ray powder and prefer that. This product is not worth the hype it gets, in my opinion. I have dry skin and was hoping this powder would work on my skin type, it doesn't, looks cakey even if I use a tiny amount.
Blush -L'Oreal - True Match Superblendable Blush in Innocent Flush
pinkbrush 3/26/2013 11:10:00 PM
I was going through my makeup the other day, while cleaning up and threw out a bunch of products that I hardly touched, didn't like anymore, this blush was one of them. I love peach blushes and thought this one was neat to have, bought it and never used it. Colour payoff sucks, it's huge and bulky, wouldn't recommend it.
Pretty yellow toned light pink. I like this, but it takes a lot of building to get it to show up (NC25 skin) unless you are very pale or like really subtle blush. I like MAC's cremeblend blushes, but I prefer the Illasmasqua ones because they are more pigmented, and smell amazing.
Beautiful blush! If you can get your hands on cargo products, definitely do they are gorgeous. This is my first blush from them and love it. It's a true peach colour, no pink in it.
Powder -Hourglass - Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
pinkbrush 3/8/2013 1:41:00 AM
On me, NC25ish Dim Light was too peachy and didn't blend into my skin very well it just looked peachy brown. I ended up returning it and am hoping to try out Diffused Light instead, but it's been sold out at three sephoras that I've gone to so far, I think that one is the most popular. These are nice powders, smooth, nice packaging and if you can find one that works for your skin, it's definitely worth it. I wouldn't bother with the brush though, there are much better powder brushes out there.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
pinkbrush 2/13/2013 7:25:00 PM
IF you can find a match and IF you don't have dry skin, this foundation may be great for you. I had to go through 3 shades to find my match and it's still not totally right and I am wondering if it was worth all the hassle to be honest with you. As a foundation junkie (I try them all new and all the ones everyone talks about) I had to try this after hearing the hype. I am about NC25ish with my fake tan and I went through the following shades Warm Beige (far too dark once it set), Nude Beige (far too pink/red once it set), Buff Beige (a touch too light but the yellow undertone that I want). This foundation gets darker as it sets, most definitely which makes choosing a shade very difficult, is it just me or do matte foundations always come out darker once they set? I usually go for the dewey look so I am not too experienced with the matte side. The shade selection is a decent amount but, they are almost all called Beige this and that so it's hard to tell them apart and they look very similar in the bottles. Coverage is good, pretty full on, the foundation has an icky smell that lingers but you get used to it I suppose, I prefer a rose smell like something of the Chanel/Bourjois/YSL variety, but you get what you pay for. Would I try this again? No, it was too much trouble to get a shade match. The foundation is either a love or hate too I think in terms of how it looks on the skin, good coverage but it being matte will take a toll if you don't have the right skin type (moisturize and prime before!).
Probably in my top 10 foundations ever. I love the coverage and texture of this foundation, it blends into the skin, matches well and doesn't make my skin overly dry. I have dryish skin, NC25ish and I wear 2WN1.
Primer/ Corrector -Giorgio Armani - Master Corrector
pinkbrush 2/10/2013 12:46:00 AM
I have bought so many undereye concealers from mac to bobbi brown to maybelline to revlon to covergirl etc, I should of saved my money and just bought this one to begin with. I use #2 in orange, I thought it would work better than the pink to correct and it's great. I am about nc25-30 with a fake tan and it blends in totally nice and you can't see any orange and no darkness under the eyes. Highly recommend.
I heard a lot of UK bloggers rave about this product, having tried the St Tropez and loving it, I wanted to give other products (that were highly rated) a shot. I ordered this off feelunique, it was pretty expensive but I was expecting it to be fairly good so I didn't mind. This is a lotion instead of the mousse which I am used to, however since I have dry skin I thought that might work better. I apply it using the mitt (from st tropez, which I must say works much better for mousse then it does for lotion, you lose a lot of product) and it went on a bit patchy and couldn't be built up at all, you'd lose parts if you tried to go over it again. It dried quickly in some parts but not in others (and I do moisturize beforehand). The first time I did it, I left it on overnight, and after washing it off it looked okay (not as dark as the st tropez mousse that I am used to however). If I let it set only a few hours (recommended on bottle is 4 hours I believe) after washing it off it was like I hadn't put anything on, so disappointed. I say stick to the st tropez, it's much more accessible to use in North America and is a better product imo.
I didn't even bother trying the regular version of this product because it was getting such poor reviews, but this one finally came out for oily/combination skin so I tried it out. I have DRY skin but it works well for me and still hydrates and feels dewey throughout the day. The coverage is okay for a bb cream and I find that I can layer it up. I am about nc25 and wear this in light/medium, in Canada we have light, light/medium and dark, not sure about other countries (in the reviews I've noticed claims there are only two shades). It comes out really light on your hand but then darkens a lot on your skin, I could of probably gone with light instead.
Initially I hated this product, I had it in the shade Soft Porcelain (my pale colour), it did not blend into your skin well, emphasized all my dry spots and looked super cakey. I had applied it with my sigma buffer brush. I start fake tanning and have been buying foundation in my "dark" colour and decided to give this a shot again. I purchased it in natural beige, and it looks amazing! I make sure I moisturize well, then use MAC SPF50 prep and prime on top and then apply the powder with an ELF flat top brush, it blend amazingly into my skin, almost can't see it, gives medium coverage and stays all day. My review has gone from 1 to 4/5 easily, I don't know if the formulations differ between shades or if my skin being deeper and better application techniques really made all the difference. This product definitely works differently if applied right!