Archive for December, 2010
I bought a few MAC items over the last couple of months and decided to do a combined haul. I started out with the Disney Venemous Villains Collection. I only got a couple of things, even though it was hard to resist with the awesome packaging! We were going on vacation to Disney World so I had to refrain from going crazy and buying everything! I also picked up a couple of foundations from the Pro Long Wear line, Two items from A Tartan Tale, Fix + and MSF in Dark. I will do some swatches and review the Magically Cool powder and Pro Longwear Foundation in a later post.
Swatches and reviews to follow!
I thought that it would be great for my first look to be a Holiday look. I kept the eyes very simple and my face very neutral. I wanted my lips to be the main focus.
MAC-Prep & Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment
MUFE-HD High Definition Primer
NARS-Sheer Glow Foundation (Punjab)
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer (NC 20) under eyes and lids. Set with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening powder
MUFE-HD High Definition Powder to set foundation
MAC Brule on lids
MAC All That Glitters applied very lightly in crease
NARS Albatross as brow highlight
MAC Blacktrack fluidline for my eyeliner
Dior Ionic Mascara
Benefit Hoola to countour
MAC Sincere on apples of the cheeks
NARS Albatross to highlight the cheekbones
MUFE Aqua Lip liner in 9C to line and fill lips
MUFE Glossy Full Couleur in shade 1 all over lips
I’m a mascara junkie! I’m always on the look out for the next best thing, as I’m sure most of you are. In the not so recent past my HG mascaras have been Dior Show Blackout, Givenchy, CG lashblast, and most recently Loreal Voluminous (LOVE IT!) So recently, I have been tempted by the new Maybelline Falsies’ ads. Even though I know I shouldn’t, since all mascara advertisements and commercials are so over the top that no matter what you do, you’re lashes will never be as full and long as they show. But I couldn’t help myself and had to try it when I was at my local Target and saw it on sale for $5! Plus, I always try to use coupons and it so happened that I had one for $2 off. So you can’t beat $3 for a mascara!
The Maybelline website states
I have to say that it does seem to make them longer. I went to my doctor today and she actually made a comment about how long my lashes were! As for the volume, I was expecting a bit more. 300% more lashes? Not really. So will the new Maybelline Falsies replace my beloved Loreal Voluminous……. I don’t think it will. Overall I think it is a great mascara! I do like the packaging, purple and teal, great combo! It does catch your eye when your strolling the cosmetic isles! You cant beat the price and it did actually work better than some of the other high end mascaras I’ve used. But I don’t think it lives up to the ads or what the website says.