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I bought this on either the Sephora Black Friday or Boxing Day sale for $10 or something and it is my HG eyeliner! It is so creamy, it works great on the tightline and lashline. It's easy to sharpen to a bit of a tip so you can create amazing winged eyes. Many people compare it to the NYX Slide-On eye pencils and although they feel similar in application, the MUFE has much longer staying power and is more of a true jet black! There are days where it literally lasts 24+ hours on me and when I fall asleep with my makeup on (oopsie!) it still looks pretty much the same as it did when I fell asleep with only a little bit of fading on the inner bit of my lid. I don't use it on my waterline, however I know my sister likes to not blink and let it set for around a minute and set it with a translucent powder or a good quality black eyeshadow and that seems to increase the time between application and wearing off. I would highly recommend it for anyone who's sort of on the fence about trying it or venturing into MUFE.
I got the Naked palette when I was first starting out in make-up and it is one of the best gifts I have ever received! You can use pretty much any brush with these and they still apply and blend out effortlessly. I highly recommend the splurge for beginners! The only reason why I have tagged it as "fall-out" is because of the shade "Side Car" and If you don't apply it wet, I find that the glitter gradually moves onto you're cheeks throughout the day. The magnetic closure makes it great for travelling and you can take out the brush it comes with and put your own brush or eyeliner in there instead. My favourite shades are sin (lid), Toasted (outer V), Naked (brows) and Half-Baked (lid).
The duochrome in Opalesse is what caught my eye when I first purchased it, It is a gorgeous off white at first and flashes pink/purple when it hits the light. It is buildable so the white doesn't look too stark at first and looks amazing with a darker purple in the crease. It wears really well over a primer and resists creasing for the most part unless you sweat a lot at the gym or go somewhere very hot and humid. The formula of the Extra Dimension eyeshadows is amazing! I like using them dry or wet and they feel so smooth and rich when you apply them!
I love how it adds just an extra something special to my eyes on a lazy day. I spritz a little bit of fix plus on a brush and pat Kitschmas onto my lids and as long as I'm careful with how much I put on my brush the fallout isn't terribly bad for a loose pigment. When I layer it over Soft Ochre paintpot, I find that it doesn't crease and stays put on my lids longer and doesn't fall out onto my cheeks throughout the day. I would highly recommend it to someone who's looking to buy their first pigment!
I love how it neutralizes my eye lids so the color I apply over-top is more true to pan and looks more opaque! It makes blending so much easier and resists creasing. When I add UDPP underneath, I can apply my eyeshadow at 8 in the morning and it will stay put with the occasional touch-up until 11 at night! I just wish there was a more sanitary way to apply the paintpots and they came in a smaller size for less $ because I feel like it will dry up before I finish it.
I love the new MAC lipsticks! Everyday Diva is great because its very similar to Mac Red. but looks slightly more flattering on NC30/NW20 skin. I love how it can look like sheer lipstain or glaze when you apply one layer or you can build it up and go for the bold red lips. They are vanilla scented, which I love, and come in sleek all black packaging and I really like how they are magnetic so the cap doesn't fall off when you toss it in you're purse.
It was a so-so mascara, it didn't perform terribly. However for the price I just wish it was a little bit easier to work with on Asian eyes and didn't clump my lashes together as much as it did. I do like how black it is though! It is one of the most pigmented mascaras I've used that is a true jet black 🙂