Sofia M.'s (sofiaaamichelle) Beauty Product Reviews
I have the uniliner in the following colors: 6th Element, Orchidaceous, Lazuli and Blue Milk.
I really like these eyeliners! It's hard to find colorful eyeliners and I love being able to add a pop of color to my lids without using eyeshadow. I wish they had a red, pink and green one! I would snatch those up in a heartbeat! Some are more opaque than others. The most is Lazuli, the least is 6th Element. Not a major issue as I can just go over it again to make it more opaque. The packaging is really cute, I love the boxes they came in and looking at the tube makes me happy! I love how you can see the color through the tube so you don't get confused about which is which.
The brush is aiiigght. It's not felt tip it's a very thin brush. Some of the brushes have little hair sticking out which can make the lines not so perfect. The brush type is a little difficult to control. What I prefer to do is use my own liner brushes and dip them into the tube to apply on my lids with more control.
As far as wear, I have had great results. I wore Blue Milk yesterday in 100 degree california weather from 10 am-12 midnight. It was only minimally faded and trust me I did plenty of sweating. I have had similar results with all the other colors I have.
All in all I would definitely repurchase and purchase other colors (especially if they make those other colors I mentioned :) )
There is so much hype around this mascara it's kind of ridiculous.
This is a good mascara, but it really doesn't deserve the hype and nobody has ever thought I was wearing falsies with this mascara.
However, this mascara does do a great job of, lengthening, curling, and volumizing but I can get better lengthening with L'Oreal's telescopic lash mascara.
Also It's a pain in the arse to remove. I have get out my heavy mineral oil makeup remover which I rarely use. Either that or I have to rub my eyes with wipes for a long time to get it off.
It is a one of the better higher end mascaras and if I needed to I would repurchase being that it's on the cheaper scale of the high end mascaras, but I definitely don't think it deserves the hype it has. Next time I think I'm going to try the new formula of Lash Injection. The old one was better than They're Real.
I really like these lipsticks. I purchased one especially for my cousin's wedding. I was a bridesmaid and I needed to look PERFECT which means all my makeup needed to last from the morning til the evening. I believe the color I picked up was Unlimited which is sort of a berry pink. It did the job exceedingly well. I don't think I ever needed to touch up (and by the time I would have needed to I was too buzzed anyway :P) They are expensive at $19 but if you need something the last you the whole event this will do the job. I look forward to purchasing more soon :)
This was my go to mascara in high school and I haven't used it in years since then because they upped the price to $22 (it was $19 before) which sucks but I also now purchase drug store mascaras. Anyway, I loved this mascara! It made my lashes so long and thick and it was a breeze to remove. I would wear this stuff to school dances and it would for the most part last through 4 hours of sweaty dancing. It did come off a bit BUT the best part was since it is a tubing mascara it didn't look like I had raccoon eyes (some girls looked like a MESS because of their runny mascaras). I just had a few black pieces which were easy to swipe away and was not embarrassing. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a high end mascara but in general I'd still recommend my drug store staples over this since it's pricey (which is why i docked it a star).
I really like MAC's lipsticks. For my personal use I have: Gleam, Hug Me, Girl about Town, Hibiscus, and Ruby Woo. My favorites to use are Ruby Woo and Hug Me. Ruby Woo is my go red lippie. I have Russian Red in my kit but I much prefer Ruby Woo on me. Hug Me is almost exactly my lip color so it's my go to "nude".
In my kit I have: Russian Red, Film Noir, Fig and Fleshpot. I have used all on myself and my favorites out of those are RR and Fig. Fleshpot makes me look dead so I run awayyy from it :P
As far as lasting power, these range from medium to low. Lip liner really ups the lasting power on these lippies, and it's a power packing combo with MAC lipstick + Prolong wear lip pencils.
My favorite combo is Kiss Me Quick liner + Ruby Woo or Russian Red. This makes my red lippie last for a long time even through eating a burger!
I definitely would buy more I've been debating between Lady Danger and So Chaud recently :)
This was my first experience with a revlon polish and my last. I purchased it because of the great reviews id been hearing! I applied it using a base coat and top coat and it started chipping and peeling off the next day. It's advertised as long wear but absolutely is the opposite. It purchased mine for $8 which was a rip off. I completely feel jipped. with that money I could have bought an Essie polish instead and would have gotten my money's worth. Would not buy ANY of Revlon's polishes. If their longwear ones last a day I can only imagine how sucky the regular formula polishes are.
This stuff is great it cleanses fast and dries fast. I don't use it to soak my brushes, instead it's a quick cleaner for in between deep cleanings (using special soap and water). I can see how this would be super expensive to use as a deep cleaner, you could even go through a half a bottle cleaning all your brushes using it that way! Personally wouldn't recommend doing it that way but to each their own.
This thing needs a pump though, I don't really know why MAC wouldn't do that in the first place. I used a pump from a previous brush cleanser and twisted it onto my MAC bottle so I now use it as a spray which makes things easier. You could also buy a spray bottle from Sally's etc and pour this in their to make your own spray cleanser as well.
It is pricey ($15 a bottle I think) I have PRO discount which brings it too $7 something but one benefit is that the bottles are BACK2MAC approved so don't throw them away!
I think these are okay.
When I got my MAC Student Pro kit, these were included. I totally understand the appeal and the great value of these foundations but I just am on the fence about these for personal use.
The good thing is they're lightweight, the bad thing is they're lightweight. Sometimes people really want sheer foundations, but a lot of people I work on want something heavier. I think these however, are an essential item for a kit because you can use them on clients who dont like a lot of face makeup or you can use them to thin out a thicker foundation.
Another pro is you can mix and match, but that's also a con. For artist use it makes sense. Buy 5 colors ranging from light to dark and you can mix to make any color you need. For personal use it's not as great. Some people may need to buy TWO foundations to mix and make their color.
These are buildable but you'll need at least 3 layers to get medium coverage.
For more coverage A good idea is to use this and then use a thin layer of Studio Fix powder on top to give more coverage without it looking too heavy.
Love these blushes. I wish I had purchased when they first came out so I could have gotten the peach one!
I have the Azalea Blossom which is gorgeous!
The blush isn't super pigmented but you know the pigmentation isn't really different from the majority of MAC's other blushes so I personally wasn't disappointed. I usually swirl my brush twice on the product and it gives me a nice application.
The only downside to this blush is that it's cool toned so it is not as flattering on those with warmer undertones...which is a reason why the peach one NEEDS to come out to give warm undertoned ladies some love!
Luckily for me I'm neutral-warm so I can pull it off but still I'll say it again WE NEED THE DAMN PEACH ONE OUT!
I have 9 of MAC's powder blushes. These blushes overall are best described as decent. A few are really nice but generally, these tend to be the last blushes I reach for in my collection. Some are really nice, some are okay. My favorite that I would recommend are: Breath of Plum-it's matte and looks really pretty on a wide range of skin colors
Pink Swoon- It's that perfect pink blush. Not as intense as Dollymix and in my opinion more wearable for most people
Pinch O' Peach- a mix of peach and pink and is again a very flattering color.
Others I have are:
Springsheen: This shimmery pink peach blush is okay. I think it's a little too shimmery though. It supposed to be a "dupe" of NARS Orgasm but is less pink and more frosty.
Gingerly: Ginger pink blush. I can see this looking better on those with tanner complexions than mine. (I'm an NC25 for ref) I bought this for my kit. It makes me look muddy so I rarely use it.
Raizin: Same opinion as above ^ it's a brown pink blush. I could use it for contouring on myself.
Pinch Me: Pink light brown mix. It's pretty flattering all around, just isn't one of my personal favorites.
Non Perm colors I own:
Salsarose which is a pro color. It's a bright red pink. This color is very pigmented and for those with NC/NW15-30(even 35) should use a light hand as it can look clownish if not careful. This color looks really fabulous on those NC/NW35<
On a Mission- from the style warriors collection. It a mauve plum blush with sparkles. It's faint blush and needs at least two applications to appear well on my skin.