Eyeliner -Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
vlagrl 9/28/2012 4:00:00 PM
Awesome! I love this eyeliner. I have monolids and this really stays on all day, esp if I use UDPP. In fact it doesn't go on that well without a primer, but oh wells. It's a very intense balck once you go over it and the applicator is v precise and easy. I've been using MAC gel liner up until now and though I love it, it's not waterproof and this is, so I can sweat on my bike commute and still look presentable at the other end!
I bought this ages ago and couldn't figure out how to use it because it's sooooo pigmented. I have NC 30 skin and this blush is dark. The key is use lightly touch your brush to the pan, tap excess off and then buff lightly onto the skin, blending, blending. What inspired me to try again was a gorg pic of a very fair woman on here wearing it. It's such a pretty colour and has taken over from my fave Torrid (1st NARS I've hit pan with) as my every day go to. I've also tried with a skunk brush, but honestly, a regular blush brush is fine.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
vlagrl 9/3/2012 5:02:00 PM
OMG. HG liner. As an ex-goth (LOL) I've tried every kind of liquid liner on the market - cake, liquid, gel etc. This is THE best and I don't know why it took me so long to try it! It lasts and lasts on my monolids, plus it dries faster than any LL I have used before, so no drying time *at all*. This is an issue if you have monolids. Love. Run and buy this. Now.
I've used this product for years and I still like it. In fact, I stopped using any primer/base for a while when mykids were really little and I came across it again the other day. Still love it. I have mono lids and this stops my shadow from creasing. Everything stays put. It's also a perfect match for my NC 30 skin so I use it under the eye too
I first tried this product in a Sephora a couple of years ago. The SA applied it and I hated it. It looked like a cakey mask! Fast forward to this year: I suddenly had the desire to try MMU. I was having sensitivity, so thought this may help. Initially I thought I loved it, but this morning I applied it in natural light and found it was totally cakey and amplifying my very small pores. Ugh! Back to Chanel Vitalumiere!
After all the hype on the m/u board, I had to get this! I tried it today and I really like it, although not all the shades work on my asian NC30 skin. The top left is almost white and is not sheer enough, but the one below it is great! The taupe-y top centre is great, as is the darkest shade. There is a brown with too much red in it for my liking. I used the right hand side for an illuminator on my cheekbones! These shadows belnd really well and adhere well to the skin
I love this pink! On my NC30 skin it's almost the perfect neutral MNBB pink. I think it's a semi sheer, and two coats are perfect. It's easier to work with than other essie polishes I have tried (power lunch) regarding streakiness. I wore this for my wedding and it was perfect - groomed but not out there
I loved this product at first! I love the pump pack, and the price is ok for the amount you get. I have sensitive skin, so the all-natural, organic ingredients appealed to me. It's a cream cleanser which you can rinse off. The texture is very nice, but quite oily. Def. for a dry/combo skin.
I love this color on me - pigmented lips, NC 30. Love! They are pretty soft so I imagine they will get used up fast!
Loose Powders -New York Color - loose translucent powder
vlagrl 5/6/2007 9:27:00 PM
Why does everyone like this so much? I bought it after all the hype on the MU board and I think it's crap! It's not finely milled and it cakes up. I get a much better finish from pout or even palladio rice powder
I love this! It really gives a great subtle color. I used it on my pasty legs for my wedding and it made them a reasonable color! I love the smell too. I will repurchase this, although I'm not sure about the cost - I swapped for this
Terrible. You can't get an opaque black like with my Laura Mercier. If you want a watercolor type look, then get this, otherwise spend on the good stuff!
Eye Shadow -Chanel - Ombre D'Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow, (general)
vlagrl 3/15/2007 11:36:00 AM
Shake, shake, shake, this baby until you hear the ball bearing clinking. This can take quite a while if that product has been sitting. Once they are free and mixing, the application and color is great! I have 3, and I love them all! Because it's not a cream e/s it doesn't 'grab' powders too much when applied on top. wish there were more darker colors though and not so many pale pale ones.
this is a great shade for my pigmented lips. Many of the other lipglazes look too contrasting with the natural color of my lips. It's a MLBB shade. Yay
Well. I can't decide whether I love it or hate it. mine is alittel dried up, despite screwing the lid on tight. I had to wipe off a lyer with a tissue to reveal creamy product - what a waste! Once I did this, the consistency was creamy and I applied it with the flat and seemingly useless end of the stila 6 pan palette brush. FOr tightlining this worked well. Until now, I was using LM cake liner which I think I prefer, as you can control the consistency. I then decided to experiment and do a thick, cat eye liner on my lid using a MUFE brush. That brush, incidently, is crap. It worked fine, but I wasn't able to control to thickness of the line as well as with LM.