Like I said about deep throat, NARS orgasm looks good on EVERYBODY. It gives the perfect flush to cheeks. I recommend using it with paula dorf "baby cheeks" or stila #21 brushes for a flushed and flawless look.
NARS deep throat (as well as oragasm) blush is superb. It looks good on EVERYBODY. Seriously, I have put it on a lot of people. I recommend using it with paula dorf "baby cheeks" or stila #21 brushes for a flushed look.
The cinema secrets ultimate foundation palettes are great. Especially the corrective palettes. The offer a wide range of corrective colors and if blended and set well- they will not crease. tip: apply concealer after applying liquid or cream foundation.
The #213 is a great general brush. It is good for all over lid color, not super good at blending. Does not apply color heavily. best when used with #224.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 224 Tapered Blending (Windshield Wiper) Brush
rrdesimone 3/5/2005 12:59:00 AM
I am a fan of the 224 brush. However, it does pick up a lot of product so its important to tap it before you use it. I like it, it aids in blending and it is also useful for shimmer powders anywhere around the eye area.
The Paula Dorf "Baby Cheeks" brush is good for giving your cheeks that rosy-apple look. However, it is not a very versatile brush. I recommend the Stila #21 over the "baby cheeks"- it is the same concept but a little more versatile. also, short handles bother me.
The Stila #8 longhandle powder brush is a personal favorite of mine. It provides sheer applicatoin and easy blending. It is one of the best powder brushes I have used.
Makeup Brushes -Stila - #2 Under Eye Concealer Brush
rrdesimone 3/5/2005 12:49:00 AM
The Stila #2 is a good concealer brush because of it's shape. Unlike typical concealer brushes (wide and flat), this one is shaped more like a paintbrush. Enabling you to blend larger areas and also execute precision over smaller imperfections.
The Stila #7 is a good brush for shading, however, I have used better crease brushes. I think a better title would have been a "small shader" its really good for doing smokey looks and applying color under the eye.
Makeup Brushes -Stila - #4 Precision Eyeliner Brush
rrdesimone 3/5/2005 12:45:00 AM
The stila #4 eyeliner brush is a good brush, however, it is not my favorite. It works best with gel based liners (mac fluidline or stila smudgepots). Be sure to clean the brush off after each use, because the gel liners can make the brush really gunky.
The stila #10 brow brush is great. I have tried a lot of different brow brushes and this one has had the best effect. The bristles are stiff and the brush is easy to handle.
Makeup Brushes -Stila - #21 Double Duty Cheek Contour and Blush Brush
rrdesimone 3/5/2005 12:42:00 AM
The Stila #21 blusher is great for giving cheeks a flushed look. It is also great for buffing on powder (like studio fix or illuminating powder foundation). Be sure to clean it about once a week, because brushes with dense hair are a real pain if you let them get too dirty. Tip: to clean use baby shampoo, rinse and let dry flat over night.
Makeup Brushes -Stila - #5 All Over Eye Shadow Brush
rrdesimone 3/5/2005 12:39:00 AM
The Stila #5 all over eyeshadow brush is great for applying a base color to the lid or any kind of sheer shimmer anywhere on the face. Tip: to clean use baby shampoo, rinse and let dry flat over night.
I am a huge fan of MAC strobe cream. It is a perfect moisturizer to wear under foundation or alone. you can also use it wherever you need a glow. It has a pearl affect to it. My caution is to not use too much, a little bit goes a long way. Sometimes i mix a little bit of my own moisturizer with it. It is a bit on the more expensive side, its about $26 per tube. I have found it for $20 at a few outlet stores.
I love this product. At first it might look a little frightening because it is "white" however, the distinction is that it is not white, but colorless. Therefore it will blend and set into virtually every color. This is a pro product, so it is marketed toward the professional customer. So it is important to think of application the way a makeup artist would. An important thing, as far as application goes is to not over do it and powder- just like foundation- requires blending. I recommend the MAC pro 174 brush (a contoured powder brush) or the Stila #8 brush.