Beauty Product Reviews
I am very new to the self-tanning world because I was always afraid of turning orange, but this face self-tanner doesn't turn me orange at all! I am very pale (NW10) and have used other tanning products that have orange-ified me terribly, but this gives me a very realistic bronzey-gold glow without being overbearing. I really, really like it. It's also very subtle and buildable, so it's pretty hard to screw up.
I really like to slather this stuff on my lips before bed because I have terribly chapped lips from biting them and licking them too much, and I always wake up with stupidly soft, flake-free lips. Also, I love adding a bit of shine to my eyelids (especially over a smudgey black liner look) and it's pretty perfect for that because it doesn't make my super sensitive eyes react in any way. I have sensitive skin overall, and I really like that it doesn't break me out or clog my pores while also being very moisturizing. It's also kind of a lifesaver on my eczema patches on my neck and nose.
NW10 - The only MAC foundation light enough for me.
I wear NW10 in this foundation and it matches my skin perfectly. When I apply, it's almost as if I'm just perfecting my skin instead of applying makeup, which is pretty awesome because I've spent years wearing makeup that's too dark or orange. The only reason I didn't give this a full five stars is because I don't wear it every day, so I'm not certain if the foundation is the cause of my recent breakouts, or if it's my new primer or something else, like the seasonal changes and whatnot. Regardless, I highly recommend this foundation. Even though it's full coverage, it can be applied with a light hand so that it sheers out. The attached picture is from my ride to work this morning. The lighting is weird because it was raining, but you can see that the foundation looks quite natural and blends well with my skin while not covering my freckles too much.
This foundation is lovely. I wore it the other day mixed with a bit of my OCC Y0 and it was PERFECT. It stayed matte and lovely all day, even though I usually end up shiny and my makeup kind of melts off - this didn't! It was awesome. For me, it wasn't drying, and it just made my skin look flawless. Plus, it doesn't hide my freckles too too much. Which is always nice. The only thing is that I mix it with a lighter, yellower shade and it's perfect, so I might end up getting a different colour next time.
Pulls out everything
I really like this mask. It dries tight, but not uncomfortably so, and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, which is cool because most products for oily or acne-prone skin can be irritating. It pulls out everything from my pores, which is pretty cool to see, and really does work to clean my skin. Overall, I like it, but the only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that it kinda hurts like a bitch to pull off. And heaven help you if you get any on your eyebrows.
I love this colour! I use it on my inner corners, as a highlighter beneath my browbone and beneath my lower lashes, I use it over other colours to give them a GORGEOUS sheen, I use it alone to make my eyes just look LOVELY and beautiful and glittery and omg. I seriously adore this colour. I can't get enough of it.
Unique and pigmented
I ADORE this colour. It's like a blackened green and it's very unique and it reminds me of summer camp with the june bugs and the doodle bugs. I just really like it and it goes well with Hysteric. Also, if you throw a little Lumi on top, it becomes an entirely new shade.
Start Wearing Purple
I love this. It makes my brown eyes pop, it looks amazing with my UD in Purple Haze, it has a really pretty sheen to it on the lid and it works really well over my primer, which can cause an annoying drag during application. Love it.
I love love love this eye shadow. It compliments my brown eyes perfectly and it goes on very smoothly with very little fallout. I apply them over a primer and it makes it stand out A LOT. It's very sparkly and glittery and just perfectly pretty.
Good, but a bit dark
I use this in the lightest shade, but it still feels a bit dark to me, so I mix it with my OCC tint in Y0, which makes it PERFECT. If it were summer and I had a tan, I'm sure it would match perfectly. Yes, I am that pale. Anyway, the first time I used it, I broke out pretty severely, but ever since I started using it with my OCC tint, that's gotten better. I will continue to use it until I'm out, but I don't know if I'd repurchase.