Originally Posted by liba
MES I've used the most so far:
WATER!!! I made sure to get one without hardly any dark blue and mostly lots of the seafoam green. It comes out a really clear pastel green on me - a very 70's peacock green. Reminds me of my mother's favorite Borghese eyeshadow when I was a kid...I used to open it up and gaze at how sparkly and bright it looked.
I thought it was going to be a color only for nights out, but I love it so much, I just slap it on my lids for daytime, applied dry and then spritzed after with Fix+, then use a little CotU or RoS in the crease and soft brown shadow under the eye (I particularly like the brown Crushed Metal pigment from last year's Summer Stash set). I think it'll look great for daytime with Industrial pearlglide under the lower lash line too.
MSF I've used the most so far:
Star Wonder!! Is it any wonder we're all using Star Wonder? It's such an easy, no brainer color for brightening up the face. It's great for a soft cheek look or underneath or on top of a stronger color. It's GORG applied over Weekend Getaway. Also GORG applied underneath Supernova, to tone it down a smidge.
I haven't been much in the mood for bronzer yet this year, since I still want to rock all my bright pinks and light corals from the spring, and with a deep tan, I prefer myself in reds, oranges and more mid-tone shades. CotU is so beautiful and it matches my natural tan perfectly, so I'll wind up using it as much as SW before too long - just will have to say bye bye to Flamingo, Force of Love and Reel Sexy when I wear it, unless I want a retro look (or a Jersey Shores look, lol).
MB I've used the most so far:
Ring of Saturn!! It's the sexy summer version of my most used blush this year - Early Morning. I love the sheen it's got, and it just lasts and lasts....this batch of MBs is even longer lasting than the Naturally ones, it seems to me. I get lots of compliments wearing it - it looks great with red lips. I REALLY need to find my missing Sail La Vie, which I'd love wearing with it. I hope it turns up soon and hasn't just been lost for good. I LOVED Bi-tone MB from a couple years ago, but this one pretty much is superior to it in every way.
Lippie I'e used the most so far:
It's a three-way tie between Cusp of Dawn, Venus and Astral right now, but I haven't busted out Strictly Plutonic, Galaxy Rose or Meteoric yet. I'm honestly overloaded with lipsticks and glosses right now and am trying to cycle through everything as much as possible. I do think my favorite lipstick from HC is Cusp of Dawn, as a thoroughly modern looking nude - it's not remotely retro in any way, and I love it for that! My fave gloss hasn't been decided yet (I bought 'em all, except for Celestial Kiss, which I also almost got), but so far, Astral is the most striking. Strictly Plutonic is like last year's Krazy Kahuna, though....just "off" enough to be unusual, while not being too overdone for summertime hijinx.
Wow, what an awesome collection! I wish I had ten heads so I could do all the things I want to do with all the beautiful products from this one!