I’ve recently been branching out and trying new mascara’s. As you know, I’m pretty faithful to my MAC products and that hasn’t changed. I first tried MAC’s Zoom Fast Black Lash. I liked it. Can’t say I loved it, but it got the job done. It does have a carbon black pigment in it, which I liked. But I also felt like it didn’t last very long. I was in need of a new tube quicker than I had hoped. Then I switched to using the Opulash Optimum Black, that’s what I use now and I love it. I’m really picky about my mascara wands. I prefer a thicker brush, and by the photos above you can clearly see the difference in the two. It lasts all day (15 hours to be exact) and lengthens them pretty well. It’s supposed to give more expansion and curl. I’m the type of person who puts it on pretty thick and this mascara makes it much easier to do so.
Both of these mascaras can be found at MAC for $15.00 each
I remember when I was too afraid to rock a red lip. Now I barely go without. One of my favorite combinations for anyone who’s interested:
- MAC’s “Burgundy” lip pencil
- MAC’s Pro Longwear “Prolong” lipcreme
- MAC’s “Love Alert” Dazzleglass
I did more of a subtle take on this look. Instead of using yellows I used golds, I’m ok with how it came out. I used;
The Goldenair eye pencil was used to achieve the gold color. Didn’t use eye shadow at all for that. I used the pencil and then the Dazzleray pigment on top to give it a bit more shimmer. The photo above gives a list of items that the pro’s used to achieve this look, I didn’t use any of them and still came out with a decent outcome.
It’s been so long, I apologize. I swear I haven’t abandoned this blog lol Yesterday I did a little experimenting. Well not exactly, but I went out of my comfort zone. I always always always use liner on both my top and bottom lid. I just love a full eye and I feel that it just looks better on me. But I felt like being different and trying just my usual liquid liner on top. It didn’t look as bad as I thought, a little weird, but I didn’t mind it.
I used Loreal’s Carbon Black Lineur Intense.
It’s perfect for those of you who may have difficulty applying liquid liner because of it’s felt tip applicator. Felt tip is a MUST if you’re just starting out with liquid. It allows you to create as thin a line as you want, or as bold a line as you want. It’s about $6.99-9.99 depending on where you buy it. You can find it anywhere Loreal is sold; Wal Mart, Target, Ulta, etc. I love this stuff, definitely recommend it.
About a week ago I bought the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation and I promised a quick review. I am so glad that I bought it. I was skeptical at first because I was sure that it would just make my face even oilier than it is and I’d have wasted $40. But that wasn’t the case at all. I put it on before work everyday around 9 AM. Most nights I go out after work so I’m not getting home until around midnight or after and I barely need to touch it up! My lovely lady at my local MAC store told me that these typically run dark, so your color might actually be lighter than you think. Make sure you try a couple until you find your match.
All you need is 2 squirts (I use more like 1 and a half) and apply evenly with a brush, not a sponge. Brushes give the best results! I was told to use brush #130 and I recommend it to the fullest, but if not any similar brush will do
After you’ve applied it evenly, set it with a powder. No need for a thick coat, just a light sweep over the face. I use MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinnish Natural
And after that you’re done! It works wonders. My skin is naturally oily, those who can relate know that no matter what you’ll probably have to use blot powder at least once a day. But it definitely lives up to it’s name, because it lasts a very long time. They’re made to last 15 hours! I took a 3 hour nap today, face rolled all over my pillow and it still looks great lol. Definitely recommend!! So far I love the Pro LongWear Collection. I’ve got the foundation, I have the lipcreme (will do a review on that if you like) that I absolutely adore, all that’s next to try is the concealer!