Foundations -Philosophy - the supernatural airbrush canvas
zeroxstar 12/6/2008 10:44:00 PM
Absolutely my HG mineral powder, or any powder for that matter. It gives amazing coverage and doesn't feel cakey or heavy. I seriously don't know what I would do without this. I'm NW15-20 in MAC and I use the natural shade which is a bit darker than my skintone but looks natural, as the name implies, and gives me a bit of healthy color. The packaging is very handy as well and as long as you replace the sponges it's perfect! Cannot rave about this powder enough, it trumps BE powder SO easily!
My absolute favorite MAC eyeshadow....ever! It is HG status for sure, don't know what I would do if they ever discontinued it. It's useful for SO many things.. smokey eyes, in the crease, as an all over lid wash - and the perfect color against my blue/green eyes. I especially love to use it on those days when I have 5 mins to do my eyeshadow before school and I use it as an all over lid wash with vanilla as a highlight and kid or another matte in the crease... add black e/l and my deep set eyes POP! Love!!
Palettes -MAC - Shadowy Lady Quad - Cult of Cherry
zeroxstar 9/2/2008 7:53:00 PM
I'm absolutely in LOVE with this quad! It's beautiful! Smudged Violet like others have said is probably the prettiest color I've ever seen in my life and I actually don't have Shadowy lady OR deep truth, so this was overall a great buy for me! Lightfall doesn't have that great color payoff but it makes a nice highlight (very subtle) although I can't really get it to show up on the lid. Deep truth is pretty though I'm not sure how often I will use it cause it's blue and I don't use blue often but it's a pretty blue for what it's worth. And Shadowy lady is a GREAT matte purple that's not tooo purple making it wearable for everyday looks. Overall, 5 out of 5. LOVE! NW15, Blue/Green eyes for ref.
love this! the first drugstore mascara that I can see myself re-buying and not longing for a better, more expensive mascara. It does compare to Diorshow as others have said, although it does take more coats to get to the same place, however, for the price, that's not bad at all. Plus, i love the rose water smell (also a diorshow copy - only a little stronger in this mascara). I think it has fast become my HG drugstore mascara!
Like the others have said this looks TERRIBLE in the tube, i laughed the first time I saw it and didn't try it. It's like a weird ugly brown/bronze color that you think would in no way be pretty on the lips. Thankfully my MA was wearing it and I didn't even believe her until she put it on me and I fell in love! it's seriously the prettiest golden nude color, i LOVE it! it also looks wonderful w/ cultureclash l/g over it.. turns it into a pretty babypinky color. LOVE!
I have to basically agree completely with the girl beneath me. I came into this thinking I would definitely buy Spaced Out (which unfortunately I did order and will now have to swap away or return) but the MA tried both on me on either cheek and XRocks won hands down! It's a pretty rosey color and looks great with Magnetic Fields/Femme-Fi + Pleasureseeker. I'm really excited by the color payoff on my NW15 coloring. However it only gets 4/5 stars instead of 5 because it's pretty but still isn't in my absolute favorites category.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Femme-Fi from Neo Sci-Fi Collection
zeroxstar 6/10/2008 1:40:00 AM
I am sooo in love with this color! everytime I've bought a light-toned neutral it just hasn't looked like I thought it would on my lids but this one was everything I hoped and more! it's reallly my eyelid color but sooo much better so if i'm going for a super natural look I only use this on my lid and it makes my eyes so much better and brighter (i'm NW15 for reference). Also, paired with magnetic fields this is an amazing color. I've bought a backup and would definitely repurchase. I would also definitely recommend to all fairskinned ladies with blue/green eyes!
Eye Shadow -MAC - Magnetic Fields Eye Shadow from Neo Sci-Fi Collection
zeroxstar 6/10/2008 1:37:00 AM
Love this color! it's really the perfect brown for my blue/green/gray combo eyes and fair skintone - plus the texture is great and blends well & has amazing lasting power. I pair this with my other favorite from the Neo Sci Fi collection Femme-Fi for my new favorite daytime look. I've bought a backup & would repurchase if it's re-released.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tendertone Lip Balm SPF 12 in Tender Baby
zeroxstar 6/9/2008 2:41:00 AM
Instead of talking again about how much I looove tendertones in general, I'll talk specifically about Tender Baby. I found this at a CCO for about $10 otherwise I don't think I would have bought it because it is a sorta bright pink - however, this is the purchase that turned me on to tendertones and to this color as well - It's not an everyday color but it's a beautiful shade of pink (what i was hoping petting pink would be). Would repurchase for the CCO price but maybe not fullprice (just becauce I'm more of a neutrals girl and would rather buy other tendertones (like EZ baby, honey bare or hush, hush). ;)
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tendertone Lip Balm SPF 12 - Honey Bare
zeroxstar 6/9/2008 2:30:00 AM
I really like honey bare! I find myself using it the most often (but I think that's just because I LOOOVE tendertones and since this isn't my absolute favorite shade I'm not as worried about using it up). That being said, it's reallly a pretty color (EZ baby is better tho ;) and it's super natural and makes my lips a little shiny and glowy without looking garish or unnatural. Plus the sparkle does not look unnatural or weird on the lips - it tones down my lips just the perfect amount that I can wear it with lots of makeup or none and still look great. Omg I seriously can't preach the praises of tendertones enough! Try them if you haven't! Would repurchase this is the perfect everyday balm.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tendertone Lip Balm SPF 12 - EZ Baby
zeroxstar 6/9/2008 2:28:00 AM
I absolutely love tendertones - the smell, the taste, the texture, the appearance, etc, etc,etc. Seriously I'm in love!! That being said, this is my favorite tendertone to date (with hush,hush following in at a close second). It's suuper pale but makes my NW15 lips shiny and nude and pretty while still looking natural and feeling great. Plus.. that smell makes me swoon everytime I use it. LOOOVE IT! I think I may have to buy a backup although I hate buying backups of lip products..
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Erase Paste in Fair
zeroxstar 6/6/2008 2:51:00 AM
I really like this stuff! I've been back & forth between concealers and haven't found my HG yet.. but this may possibly be it (however, i'm leaving it at 4 stars because it's not PERFECT - although I'm beginning to think no concealer is going to be-). That being said, it does cover my dark areas under my eye very nicely although it's doesn't cover blemishes as well although I haven't found a concealer that does to date (mostly because the color never seems to blend). I also like that it's in a pot rather than a tube like MUFE's Lift Concealer which was my previous favorite. Plus seems like it will last forever which makes the price very very reasonable. Will update if something changes, but as of now would def. repurchase.
This is my HG fall/winter nail polish! Soo gorgeous! It turns into the perfect plum color on my nails that isn't quite black & doesn't look goth on my NW15 but still looks fabulous! Lasts a really long time too esp w/ Orly's in a hurry top coat! Love it! Will and have repurchased!
I really like this color. However, by itself on my lips it turns into a bit too bright of a color - that being said, though, over lipstick (nude l/s like politely pink or romanced LE) it is sooooo beautiful! the perfect pink color! i gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I only adore it over l/s and not as much on it's own - but over l/s it's definitely a 5 out of 5. Really very beautiful and you can't beat the gorgeous girly Heatherette packaging!
Lip Gloss -MAC - Bonus Beat Lipglass - Heatherette
zeroxstar 6/1/2008 8:45:00 PM
First disclaimer - this is a 5 out of 5 over lipstick! It's seriously the most gorgeous nude color EVER - but that is OVER LIPSTICK! That's why I only gave it 4 lippies because its not as amazing on it's own. C-thru is a better nude gloss if you're wearing the gloss on natural lips but over lipstick i MUCH prefer the shimmery and milky quality of Bonus Beat - plus you cannot beat the packaging - so adorable! Thanks to this lip gloss and a good weekend of shopping I found my HG nude lip looks (although I may have to find another gloss to replace this one when I run out because I don't have a backup) - anyways, the perfect nude lip on me (NW15, dark hair, blue eyes) = Cargo Reverse Lipliner + MAC politely pink l/s + Bonus beat = AMAZING! Would rebuy however I'm not sure I'd pay a crazy price for it as I wouldn't say it's one of a kind.