I'm a 20-something wife, mother, blogger, author, designer, cat lover, and Martha Stewart enthusiast. Currently I maintain a blog at www.TheHWL.com where I ponder all of those nagging big life questions, and get overly-excited about things that make me happy (and some of the things that don't).
I would say this is an "okay" mascara. I use it for every day wear, and I'm not disappointed. It's waterproof, so it doesn't smudge or go anywhere, and it definitely does define my lashes. I feel like there's got to be a better product out there though, and when I'm done with this tube I probably won't buy it again. It feels like an awful lot of work to put on - I usually go over my lashes 2-3 times before I feel like I see any real effect - and it still doesn't "wow" me. For a basic mascara it's a good choice, there's just nothing exciting or special about it.
I love this product! It glides on smooth and creamy - easy to put in place - and once it sets, it stays. I never felt very adept at doing my eye make up until I found this cream liner, it's so easy, looks great, and lasts! No melting or smudging or creasing. With the right brush (NOT the brush it comes with, unfortunately, but a better, more angled eyeliner brush) you can create almost any look, from a lighter every-day liner to a more dramatic winged effect. A little goes a long way so one jar will last you forever - no drying out or changing texture. The brush it comes with really is the only thing I don't like about the product - but I don't feel like that's enough reason to knock a star off the rating of an otherwise stellar item! Would definitely recommend.
I am a huge fan of red lipstick, so I knew that's what I had to go for on my wedding day! Luckily I had a trial makeup run a couple of days before, though, because I quickly discovered that even with liner, this stuff does NOT stay on. It had almost melted off my lips and all over my face before I even returned home from the mall. Loved every other MAC product I tried that day, but unfortunately not the lipstick.
I received this product as a sample, like many other reviewers, and that's how it hooked me! Some people complain about it smudging or bleeding - but just be sure to realize that it is NOT waterproof. But if waterproof isn't something you care about, then this is a GREAT product. It makes my eyes look fabulous (although I do have a problem with smudging due to oily skin, so I never wear it on my bottom lashes). Definitely pumps up the volume and is a great look for every day!
I love this product!! Putting it on is the final step in my makeup routine. I use the powder puff provided in the compact and just lightly dust it over my whole face, using it to blend everything together and set my foundation. It seriously works wonders, it looks like a final little airbrushing over everything - smooths it out, makes it look natural, and gives you a little glow in all the right places. Nice sheer coverage, feels like nothing is there, and it never looks powdery! I would definitely recommend this pressed powder to everyone.
I have combination skin - oily in some places, drier in others - and this foundation works well for me, technically speaking. No weird flakes, and no melting...what more can a girl ask for? Really though, I love this product, it goes on smooth and makes my face look flawless!! I have never gotten so many compliments on my makeup before, until I started using this! Definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a long-lasting full-coverage makeup.
The only reason I gave this product 4 stars instead of 5 is because although it does make a GREAT brow pencil, it's a pretty darn pathetic eyeliner. I have auburn hair and use the Soft Brown color for my brows, and it blends perfectly. Lasts all day without smudging, or looking unnatural. As a brow pencil, I have no complaints, and would definitely recommend it! I love that it comes with two pencils and a sharpener in a pack, as well.
I have a metallic silver color (can't remember the name right now and I bought it so long ago it's rubbed off!) - anyways, it's tried and true and I love it! Just the right amount of glitter for that extra pop, but not so outrageous that you can't blend it in for a more every day look. The applicator brush is a plus as well - you can get into the corners of your eyes, up against your brow line, and in your creases with ease. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a little extra shimmer! Beautiful!
To be honest, I never really believed that an eyelid primer was worth it - I just thought it was another one of those products people tell you you "need" in order to look professional. HAH! I was totally wrong. This stuff is AMAZING, and as someone who has always struggled keeping my eye makeup in place all day, I don't say that lightly. Love it, and it's worth every penny!