Donna T.'s (donnatrigg) Beauty Product Reviews
This is one step away from being my HG foundation. It's cheap, the first one I picked up was an exact match for my skin (I picked the lightest shade, and I'm a perfect match for MAC's Matchmaster 1.0) and it's great coverage for me. I would say it's medium coverage that you can definitely build up to full coverage. I would say that the only thing I don't like about it is it's not matte finish, which is what I really go for with foundation. I love this stuff!! The consistency is like unlike any I've ever tried.. it's like a mixture between a cream and a liquid. It's a gel-like formula. You can tap your brush into the top of it and it's kind of spongy, you won't get any foundation on your brush. You actually have to put a little pressure into it to get any product onto your brush. I love the packaging, it feels very 'expensive' with the heavy glass bottom, but it's not very travel friendly at all.
I was ecstatic when they brought this out. It was $95, which is INSANE, but I would do it again if they offered it up. A lot of the colors were limited edition and exclusive to the pack. The formulation is amazing, they're all wonderful and easy to use. I will say that I've never touched the pink one, Asphyxia. there isn't anything wrong with it, I'm just hardpressed to find something to wear it with.. I've thought about putting it on the water line or used as an inner corner highlight though!
Worst product I've ever used.
This blush is absolutely atrocious. Do not waste your money on it. It's horribly unpigmented and you need a lot of product to even show up, but then it looks bad because you have so much product on. It isn't long lasting at all, maybe stays on for an hour or so, even with setting powder and setting spray. The one thing I will say is I love touching this blush. It's really smooth feeling, and it's almost like memory foam that doesn't bounce back. even trying to use a powder blush over the top of this ended in failure.
This is one of my two favorite face primers ever. This stuff is incredible. It's the first primer I ever used. The primer consistency is hard to explain.. it's almost like a clear gel that feels really super silky and smooth when you smear it on your face. I can literally see a difference in my face when I have this on and when I have nothing on at all. My skin looks more smooth. My makeup glides on and stays on all day. It's fantastic stuff!
Original and awesome!
I love these. I only have Butterfly Party, but I love it. Even if the product itself wasn't really great, it just looks cool!! The shadow itself is really silky and pigmented, although you do have to be wary of fallout. I don't think that these last any longer or shorter than a regular MAC shadow. I really dig the finish on these shadows, they almost look like wet metallic.. very pretty!
I have a couple of these blushes, that I got with the Semi-Precious collection. I like them! They're up to par with the rest of the MAC blushes. Pigmentation is great, lasting power is normal to long (depending on if you use a base and a setting product of any sort) and the colors I have are really natural looking.
Discounting anything you hear about how Doe runs her business, her makeup is amazing. Centrifuchsia is a really beautiful hot pink. It was my very first lipstick that I actually wore out and around! After a while, it dries down to this really awesome matte lip stain. I own a couple now and Centrifuchsia is still my favorite, although all seem to be great products.
Best Tinted Moisturizer!
I absolutely love this product. I have never used a better tinted moisturizer ever! The Hard Candy one from Walmart is a close second, so if you're looking for a cheaper alternative check that out.. but this one is absolutely my favorite. The consistency is great, I love the packaging since it's so easy to use & decide how much you want, the colors seem to be right for all skin tones, it's a long lasting product.. I literally cannot say enough great things about this.
I use this brush cleaner on the daily. It's my favorite way to quickly clean my brushes off without actually having to go through the hassle of washing them with shampoo. I've tried a few other brush cleaners and I feel like they didn't moisturize my brushes like the MAC one did. It's kind of expensive, but worth it! I gave it 4/5 stars because I don't like the method of letting your brushes soak in the cleaner, I wish there was a way it lathered up like shampoo does to wash your brushes.
This foundation is one of the worst foundations I have ever used. It comes out really chalky/powdery on my skin. I can feel it there for a few hours until it melts away. Now I am not an oily person, and I have never had foundation melt off my face before.. it was disgusting! it's also very liquidy and the application process is terrible since there's no pump top or anything. it also smells bad! I can't even explain what it smells like, all I can say is it smells like a rank mixture of chemicals and bad makeup.