I have been on a search for a foundation for so long now.....and I think I may have found it!!! I purchased this Saturday in NW20.....I have used other MAC foundations such as Studio Fix Fluid and have had terrible breakouts or the color just did not match when I brought it home. This shade matches so close that I cant tell I have it on....it looks like my skin...just better. I tried applying on Monday with the small MAC skunk brush and did not like the results, so I smoothed it out with a sponge. I bought the yellow Essence of Beauty foundation/concealer combo and used Monistat chafing gel as my primer and the results were wonderful. I have not experienced any breakouts so far.... and I say that with confidence that I will not have any because if I had been using SFF I would have had horrible breakouts. I would say that the coverage is medium and it covers pretty well. You really only need a small amount...it eally goes along way. As for oil control, I would say it was average. When purchasing this foundation, the color match and breakout factor were my most important concern. I know that MAC foundations are known for their tendancy to oxidize...... this stays true to the color. I finish this off with MAC Prep and Prime translucent finishing powder and no oilies at least until lunchtime. I will purchase this again....as long as it does not break me out! Will provide an update later.
Makeup Brushes -Essence of Beauty - Travel Eye Kit
reddish79 3/30/2010 9:45:00 AM
I just bought this set yesterday along with the yellow foundation and concealer set, which is fabulous. I am so glad that i did not shell out the $$ for a MAC 190. I opened that packaging and about 3 of the brush heads fell off :( I am hoping that I got a dud I am going to exchange it and try it again. hopefully I will get a better one. Other than the heads falling off, the brushes feelreally nice and sturdy. I will update once I have tried them.
I love this tanning lotion!! There is absolutley no "self tanner smell" with this product at all. The color is natural and it fades great. Not blotchy. Will definatley repurchase.
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Monistat - Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
reddish79 9/18/2008 11:08:00 AM
This is awesome. I spent $23.00 of MAC Prep and prime. Decided to pick this up and return to MAC. I have oily skin with large pores. This keeps the oilies at bay and my make up looks great!
I love this stuff!!! I am on Day 2 of using and I can already notice a change. I have long, thick wavy hair and I was using Paul Mitchell Super Skinny poo/cond and it wrecked my hair. I bought the mask on Sundayand used it Monday Morning. i was so impressed and that returned the Paul mitchell and picked up the Restoratives Time Renewal poo/cond. I love it all!!!!
Liquid -Clinique - Clarifying Makeup Clear Skin Formula [DISCONTINUED]
reddish79 6/19/2008 10:36:00 AM
Today is my first day wearing this, but so far I am very impressed. I have oily skin with some light acne scarring. I used a very small amount of this with a MAC 188 brush. No streaks, spreads easily and covers everything without a cakey feel. it's 9:30 AM CST and on a normal day the oil would already be starting to show. Not with this foundation. The color matches PERFECTLY( fresh cream)! The packaging is very sanitary and it's not wasteful. I will update if my feelings change:)
Hair Styling Tools -Conair - Infiniti Tourmaline Hair Designer
reddish79 5/7/2007 10:03:00 AM
This was given to me as a gift for my birthday( that's why I gave it a 3, if it was not given to me as a gift, i would purchase for my self). I really like this blowdryer-styler. It does what they claim it to do and it's pretty easy to use. May hair comes out straight and no use for flat iron use afterwards. However, my hair feels a little rough and my ends feel a little dry, so I would recommend using some type of heat-styling treatment and you cannot use this when your hair is soaking wet. You have to towel-air dry 50% or so before you blow-dry.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Mure et Musc Extreme
reddish79 5/2/2007 6:00:00 PM
I LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE!!! My DF always gets this for me when I run out. It's the perfect combination of floral and musk, very chic and elegant.