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Originally Posted by romi79_2008 View Post

I`ll join the skip wagon

Me too! Nothing interesting here for me. Saving up me cash monies for heavenly creature!
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Originally Posted by Genn View Post

I don't even want to know how mush $$$ I have spent on makeup iin the last year. I might go into shock. icon_eek.gif



I don't want to know how much I've spent on makeup in the last month!
post #873 of 1135
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Originally Posted by EekaBoo View Post


I don't want to know how much I've spent on makeup in the last month!

 

Me neither!  girlhaha.gif

post #874 of 1135
I skipped this one. Not one thing in this collection appeals to me.
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Originally Posted by shontay07108 View Post

I skipped this one. Not one thing in this collection appeals to me.


Me too. I also skipped Hey Sailor.

post #876 of 1135

Are the liners really that bad? icon_eek.gif Wow. 

 

MAC & Beth Ditto Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liners Review, Photos, Swatches

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sooooooo glad I didn't order any of those shadow/liner sticks after reading that review!

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After update I played with Beth Mask.  I used Painterly paint pot as a base, applied the peach color over the lid, the burgundy color in the outer v and slightly into the crease, then I used a brown shadow (I think it was Swiss Chocolate) to blend and "set" the burgundy grease paint stick with a 217 brush and it came out as a gorgeous look for nights out.  I may even redo it tonight and post it so you can see that Beth Mask isn't bad.  Beth Mask was the only one I actually tested.. I swatched the other three, didn't like them which is why I chose Beth Mask as my tester.  She gave Magenta blush a bad rating but I showed customers that with a light hand and a 168 brush they could achieve great results. *sighs* As I always say, take reviews with a grain of salt.

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Thanks Bee! That sounds like a gorgeous look. Please post pics if you can.

 

I agree about reviews. As always YMMV. This particular blogger has given horrible reviews to quite a few things that I find are easy to use and gorgeous while giving glowing reviews to sub par but costly products. I appreciate her swatches greatly but generally tune the reviews out now.

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Originally Posted by BEEaboutmakeup View Post

After update I played with Beth Mask.  I used Painterly paint pot as a base, applied the peach color over the lid, the burgundy color in the outer v and slightly into the crease, then I used a brown shadow (I think it was Swiss Chocolate) to blend and "set" the burgundy grease paint stick with a 217 brush and it came out as a gorgeous look for nights out.  I may even redo it tonight and post it so you can see that Beth Mask isn't bad.  Beth Mask was the only one I actually tested.. I swatched the other three, didn't like them which is why I chose Beth Mask as my tester.  She gave Magenta blush a bad rating but I showed customers that with a light hand and a 168 brush they could achieve great results. *sighs* As I always say, take reviews with a grain of salt.

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I did not expect these to be an amazing product, they seemed kind of gimmicky to me from the start. But I didn't think that they would be that bad. I believe that most of the times there will be a way to make a product work. Even thogh personally I'm not willing to buy products that I have to put a lot of effort in to make them work.

I disagree with her reviews frequently though, that's why I always take it with a grain of salt. But I'm still a little surised at how bad that review is.

post #881 of 1135
Total skip
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I'm inclined to believe that they're THAT bad, Allura Beauty gave a similar review on the Shade & Smoke Shadow Liners. I wonder if they might be suffering from quality control issues if the products worked out well for Bee yet badly for Christine and Allura.

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Truthfully I really agree with Christine saying why bother working so hard with a product when there are so many other amazing products that we can use instead. I liked the colors in Beth Mask but have so many similar colors that I'm glad I'm not hearing a rave review, I'll stick with my items in my stash & buy a bottle of wine with the money saved lol

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Originally Posted by mac_aiken View Post

Thanks Bee! That sounds like a gorgeous look. Please post pics if you can.

 

I agree about reviews. As always YMMV. This particular blogger has given horrible reviews to quite a few things that I find are easy to use and gorgeous while giving glowing reviews to sub par but costly products. I appreciate her swatches greatly but generally tune the reviews out now.


Ha ! You're welcome.  I used Painterly as a base, it can't get any simpler that that. LMAO.  I didn't do any special tricks to achieve the look.  Using bases are extremely common in makeup application.  And as I mentioned on my blog, I use paint pots and chromalines as bases AND primers because those products don't crease on me.  I don't even buy products like UDPP or TFSI anymore because paint pots and chromalines are like two-in-one products (for me).  I've shown that products like Magenta blush and Cut Loose lipglass do work and you don't have to put in effort to make it work.  Yes... Cut Loose looks unflattering alone, but it DOES NOT take extra effort to dab Cut Loose in the middle to highlight and add effect to your lip color.  SMH So I plan on reusing my Beth Mask soon only this time, I will use Cranberry or Sketch eyeshadow instead of Swiss Chocolate.  I'll definitely post a picture of the eye look!!

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I swatched the liners yesterday.  Beth Mask was the one shadow liner I wanted from this collection, and while the color payoff was good, the colors weren't unique enough for me (trying to cut back as I've spent way too much already).  The other liners had terrible color payoff - I had to worked them back and forth several times just to get the color to show up as it should.  Complete skip for me - only thing I purchased from this collection was Embrace Me and I don't really count that as it's a repromote.

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My whole point is NOT to talk anyone into buying the product because I don't think these are must haves.  I just wanna show everyone that it's not a bad product and you can achieve great results without putting in "extra effort." lol

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Im on a roll ya'll . . . I skipped this collection as well as Hey Sailor !! Yay for my wallet !!yahoo.gif

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Originally Posted by jenntoz View Post

Truthfully I really agree with Christine saying why bother working so hard with a product when there are so many other amazing products that we can use instead. I liked the colors in Beth Mask but have so many similar colors that I'm glad I'm not hearing a rave review, I'll stick with my items in my stash & buy a bottle of wine with the money saved lol

Sounds like a grand plan, heh drinkup.gif

post #889 of 1135

if Dustin does a review maybe he will throw the shadesticks like he did with the suntints

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I knew these liners would be a disaster when T had to ask how to use them. Sure enough they are! I can see how they might work with a paint pot like Bee said, but meh money saved for me!

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Originally Posted by Richelle83 View Post

I knew these liners would be a disaster when T had to ask how to use them. Sure enough they are! I can see how they might work with a paint pot like Bee said, but meh money saved for me!

I'll post a look using them by Monday, but these definitely aren't a must-have.  And if someone wanted to buy one, Beth Mask is the only one I would recommend.  I didn't like the other ones when I swatched them at update.. I just wanna show everyone (those gals who bought one before her review) that these are doable and it's not hard to make them work.

post #892 of 1135
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Originally Posted by Genn View Post

if Dustin does a review maybe he will throw the shadesticks like he did with the suntints


It was hilarious when he threw the suntints lol

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Originally Posted by BEEaboutmakeup View Post

My whole point is NOT to talk anyone into buying the product because I don't think these are must haves.  I just wanna show everyone that it's not a bad product and you can achieve great results without putting in "extra effort." lol

i know where you are coming from but i never have much time in the morning to do my face. i don't like spending crazy amounts of time making something work. if it doesn't work how it should then it goes in the bin! that said tonight i shall be spending a while on my face because i'm going out tonight :) woo hoo!

post #894 of 1135
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Originally Posted by LMD84 View Post

i know where you are coming from but i never have much time in the morning to do my face. i don't like spending crazy amounts of time making something work. if it doesn't work how it should then it goes in the bin! that said tonight i shall be spending a while on my face because i'm going out tonight :) woo hoo!

Have fun tonight! I always love it when i have a lot of time to spend on my face. I will only pick up another back up of Embrace Me with this collection. I'm really not feeling this collection, but that's good because i can save my money for HC.

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Originally Posted by Richelle83 View Post

 

You're welcome! Yes DD in on the left. Now that you say it, I see the gradient effect! Hope you like it!

 

 

i love how both the lippies look on you, and although i think cyy is tough one to photograph accurately, i think DD just has that extra something....

 

i'm so excited to receive my package...i guess it'll be monday.

 

although the difference in your pic is somewhat subtle, based on how the light reflects on the two lipsticks, i'm hoping DD will be easier for me to wear than cyy...it would be good for me to look back and try to find some combos with liners that tone cyy down a little so i feel more comfortable wearing it...i feel bad not wearing it, and though i often give things away to my cousins or friends that i don't wear but i think would suit them, i think if i handed them cyy they might think i'd lost my mind!

 

you know, there's a part of me that also wants to get nars carthage...what's wrong with me? if it wasn't enough to be collecting purple lipsticks, i'm now collecting corals and now neon pinks!

post #896 of 1135
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Originally Posted by BEEaboutmakeup View Post

My whole point is NOT to talk anyone into buying the product because I don't think these are must haves.  I just wanna show everyone that it's not a bad product and you can achieve great results without putting in "extra effort." lol


Over the past few months I've ended up with a few lipsticks that aren't great for me -- too bright, too dark. Do you think Cut Loose could help me make these more wearable??

 

Thanks so much for your help.

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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post


i love how both the lippies look on you, and although i think cyy is tough one to photograph accurately, i think DD just has that extra something....



 



i'm so excited to receive my package...i guess it'll be monday.




although the difference in your pic is somewhat subtle, based on how the light reflects on the two lipsticks, i'm hoping DD will be easier for me to wear than cyy...it would be good for me to look back and try to find some combos with liners that tone cyy down a little so i feel more comfortable wearing it...i feel bad not wearing it, and though i often give things away to my cousins or friends that i don't wear but i think would suit them, i think if i handed them cyy they might think i'd lost my mind!

you know, there's a part of me that also wants to get nars carthage...what's wrong with me? if it wasn't enough to be collecting purple lipsticks, i'm now collecting corals and now neon pinks!

Carthage is lovely though, my fav bright pink lipstick. Good thing it is perm.
It's much more wearable than cyy, a grown-up version.
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Originally Posted by lyseD View Post


Over the past few months I've ended up with a few lipsticks that aren't great for me -- too bright, too dark. Do you think Cut Loose could help me make these more wearable??

 

Thanks so much for your help.


Cut Loose will only brighten lipsticks. 

 

 

If a lipstick is too dark, Cut Loose will help brighten it... also a liner that's lighter than the lipstick and in the same color family would help (Example: Embrace Me lip liner would brighten Girl About Town).

 

If a lipstick is too bright, a brown liner will help tone it down.  Liners like Stripdown, Have to Have It (LE but still available on the website), Spice, Hover, and Cork are great options depending on your skin tone.

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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

 

 

i love how both the lippies look on you, and although i think cyy is tough one to photograph accurately, i think DD just has that extra something....

 

i'm so excited to receive my package...i guess it'll be monday.

 

although the difference in your pic is somewhat subtle, based on how the light reflects on the two lipsticks, i'm hoping DD will be easier for me to wear than cyy...it would be good for me to look back and try to find some combos with liners that tone cyy down a little so i feel more comfortable wearing it...i feel bad not wearing it, and though i often give things away to my cousins or friends that i don't wear but i think would suit them, i think if i handed them cyy they might think i'd lost my mind!

 

you know, there's a part of me that also wants to get nars carthage...what's wrong with me? if it wasn't enough to be collecting purple lipsticks, i'm now collecting corals and now neon pinks!

 

Honestly I think having CYY on only half of lips made it look more wearable than it really it is! I need more liners to play with cyy, maybe nightmoth or currant-I think those should do the trick lol. I even blotted it down took a pic and it was still majorly neon! My sister, the 80's die hard looked at me crazy when I showed her Carthrage so no way I could give her cyy! It is really a nice color though. Corals look so good on us though...I'm  kinda late on that train! 

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Originally Posted by shontay07108 View Post

I skipped this one. Not one thing in this collection appeals to me.

basically.  My next real haul will be the marilyn monroe collection even if i dont like any of the colors lol just because its marilyn!

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