Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Spoiled Brat
workingmoma 9/17/2011 5:59:00 PM
Colors: -grey-silver: is a highlight according t the packaging, could be a little brash if applied to heavily. -pink: has a blue tones (cool), color pay-off is great easy to blend -black: has some silver sparkle which is very cute; this color is also intense; caution should be taken when applying and should be blended out with a skin-tone appropriate color Summary: The spoiled brat trio are made of very nice colors. I wore the colors last nice to a concert and I thought that the grey-silver color was to harsh for my brown-skin complexion. Instead I used a foundation color as a natural highlight and I think it came of better than the grey on in the trio, then used grey color in my inner tear duct to make me seem more awake. I would recommend this technique especially for women of color. Beautiful!
I use a combination NC50/NC45 to make my face an more even tone. Obviously blending key for me. I've tried a few other high-end and well as drug-store brand but this one work for me. I have yellow tones in my check, forehead and chin, but darker around the perimeter of my face. The coverage is good also. I apply with either the skunk brush or the flat foundation brush. I tried applying with the Sonia Kashuk blending sponge but it let tons of streaks. I also recommend using a moisturizer with SPF since this foundation does not have any.
Cleansers -Olay - Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cleanser
workingmoma 2/22/2011 10:50:00 PM
I recently switched to Oil of Olay product since my other product line was no longer available in my area. So overall I've been using it of approximately 6 months and I like it. My skin is left smooth and bright. I have less black head and clogged pores. I pair the cleanser with the toner and moisturizer. The moisturizer was a bit light for the cold winter. So I went back to my Clinque moisturizer. I would repurchase.
Does a good job of cover my dark under eye circles, which were inherited. My color is NW45, I set it with translucent powder works well.
Really like it and I've repurchased it many times. Make my lashes longer and a little fuller.
I appears that I differ from most of the reviews on here, I really like the product. It takes my lashes to the next level and it look like I have on falsies when I don't.
I purchased it from the MAC pro store as a recommended highlight. I'm always a little leary of MUA for some reasons their choices don't always turn out the best for me. Anyway when I got it home and started playing with it, I found that is a a beautiful highlight that was not as intense as ricepaper. I usually pair this hl with softbrown (lid), swiss chocolate (crease) and I'm good to go with some eyeliner and mascara. Good for an everyday professional look. Would recommend and repurchase.
It a great base for a smokey eye and is very dark. Just remember to work fast with this product because it dries quickly and will not blend once it is dried. Overall I like it and will repurchase once I run out. It is my alternative to the MAC shade stick. Love it.
Ughh... I was sooo disappointed after all the hype about this product. Once I finally got a some obscure store in a mall near me I rushed home to test it. I used my UDPP or Too Face as a base then went in with the milk pencil. Knowing that I have very oil lids it was a mess within a few hours of application. I thought that by using my eye primer that normally block my oil production it would be safe. Since my initial test, I have tried time and time again but no luck. So I will have to stick to my MAC painterly pot as a staple. I think some also have used the milk pencil as a highlight so maybe that is another way to use it. Will not re-purchase unfortunately.
While I really like the concept of a quick highlighter applicator, this one did fall short on my expectations. I like my highlight to be flawless whether I'm going for intense or subtle. I found that i really had to work to get this one to apply and blend correctly into a smooth transition to my eyeshadow. Unfortunately I will not repurchase.
Fix+ is a staple in my makeup kit. I use it to blend shadows and pigments, helps to create eyeliner with shadows. My favorite use is all over use when I'm done applying my make up. Reduces the powder look as well has takes the level of intensity down a notch so you don't look over done. Awesome.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
workingmoma 2/22/2011 9:28:00 PM
I really like that you can squeeze the product out and it's not hard to get out unlike UDPP. However, I'm still a fan of UDPP.
I got Expensive pink at my local CCO outlet for like $8-10 bucks. I was looking everywhere when I happened to stumble across it. I use is over my Too faced shadow insurance and MAC painterly paint pot and the color payoff is great for me. I usually pair it with a burgundy, like the pigment Rouge and handwritten in the crease with a natural brow. Love it!
I found that for my oil skin this product did not keep my oil at bay. After a few hours I felt like my makeup was like running down my face. Not great for summertime use if you have oily skin, maybe good for the winter time, when I'm not producing as much oil.
Beautiful blush. I'm a NC50/NW45 and this works great on my complexion. Adds a glow with a hint of color to my cheeks. I use it on the apples and as a highlight, lightly. Its a nice way to spice up the everyday looks too without too much drama.