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post #481 of 666

I got Dirty Blonde Fluidline Brow Gelcreme and wore it. While it was a little darker and warmer than i'm used to, it looked fine and wore well. I'm definitely going to be using it.

 

Today i decided to experiment and used the shimmering taupe Catch My Eye Fluidline (eye liner) from Glamour Daze in my eyebrows.

 

As i've posted, my brows are naturally quite thin and the hairs are somewhat sparse, so using a fine paint brush with somewhat stiff, short fibers, i painted in a fine line of this moderate taupe. I like the color, which is close to the Omega matte e/s i had been using, and i'm not bothered by the sparkles.

 

However, someone with thicker brows may not be as happy, since there will be more obvious shimmer. It's a matter of personal taste.

 

I haven't worn it long enough to see how stable the eyeliner is in the brow. The Brow Gelcreme wore like a champ!

post #482 of 666

oooooooh LILINAH i bet that is goooorgeous!! where'd u post the pic??? i've been using "catch my eye" all over the lid since i got it. i dnt know how anyone would wanna use it as a liner vs an all over shade. its sooo pretty!!

post #483 of 666

I kinda want ddb now.

post #484 of 666
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

I kinda want ddb now.


Get it while you can! :) :) :)

post #485 of 666

I went ahead and ordered from Nordstrom. I had a couple of Nordies Notes so it didn't cost anything.

post #486 of 666
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Originally Posted by KiKi Kontour View Post
oooooooh LILINAH i bet that is goooorgeous!! where'd u post the pic??? i've been using "catch my eye" all over the lid since i got it. i dnt know how anyone would wanna use it as a liner vs an all over shade. its sooo pretty!!

 

I liked the color. I noticed that the brow powder duo had Omega, cool taupe matte, which i usually use in my brows, paired with Soba, a shimmery "blonde" eyeshadow. So, i figured how wrong can i go with a shimmery cool taupe?

 

As for a picture, well, i have a camera, not a smart phone, so it's kind of hard for me to take pictures of my own face. I managed some not so well focused ones of my mouth wearing discontinued MAC lipsticks from the mid-90s (in another thread here), but i think brow photos will be a challenge.

 

As for my comment on how well it wears, i couldn't tell. I had a cold and would often nod off at the desk with my face supported by one hand, so i think i wiped some off, not  fair test. I will have to give Catch My Eye a second try in my brows to report better - and i look forward to it.

post #487 of 666
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

did you get either of the fluidline or pencil?

 

i passed by the bay today, so i got the sales assistant to try the deep dark brunette fluidline on my brows.  it looked quite a bit more natural than the brow powder i had been using previously - and i think the 208 brush might also have been one of the key reasons. i'm going to try the illamasqua brush i have and see if it works tomorrow, otherwise i'll go back for the brush. the sales assistant suggested focusing the strokes on filling in sparse areas and toward the top of the brow. sounds like since the carved look focuses on the bottom edge, maybe that's why it looked more natural?

 

my fluidlines tend to last a long time, so i'm not that worried about this...at the end of the day, they'll probably figure out sooner or later they should make these perm, and it'll happen.

 

I went back (well, actually to another Mac counter) and I ended up with the Redhead one- the MUA there thought that DB would look too dark on me. I was worried that Redhead would be too warm, since my brows are actually a cooler-toned shade, but it's not bad. I love, love, love, love the formula. Was worried it might come off looking too heavy, but with a light hand, it's perfect. I don't need a lot of help with my brows, but this gives just what I need. (Actually, it made me feel nice when the MUA went to try Redhead on me that he was certain I already had something in my brows, but I didn't. Up until now, I've rarely done anything with them and I didn't even start grooming them until I was in my thirties, but this product just makes them look a little more polished.)

post #488 of 666
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Originally Posted by katred View Post

 

I went back (well, actually to another Mac counter) and I ended up with the Redhead one- the MUA there thought that DB would look too dark on me. I was worried that Redhead would be too warm, since my brows are actually a cooler-toned shade, but it's not bad. I love, love, love, love the formula. Was worried it might come off looking too heavy, but with a light hand, it's perfect. I don't need a lot of help with my brows, but this gives just what I need. (Actually, it made me feel nice when the MUA went to try Redhead on me that he was certain I already had something in my brows, but I didn't. Up until now, I've rarely done anything with them and I didn't even start grooming them until I was in my thirties, but this product just makes them look a little more polished.)

same here. i've been grooming my brows since i was in cegep, but i use to just use a bit of uncoloured brow wax from smashbox. in fact, there were long periods of time where the only makeup i wore was the brow wax and some mascara. only a couple of months ago i started with brow powder, but now i think i'm also a gel convert.

post #489 of 666
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

I kinda want ddb now.

You should get it!!! I have very yellow undertones (Matchmaster 7.5) 

 

Fluidline swatch w/o flash. 

Wearing the DBB Fluidline 

Deep Brown Brunette Fluidline Gelcreme on WOC

 

I like it. Like one day (and I know this is bad)  I slept in it & the next day it STILL looked good. lol.

post #490 of 666
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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

You should get it!!! I have very yellow undertones (Matchmaster 7.5) 



Fluidline swatch w/o flash. 


Wearing the DBB Fluidline 
Deep Brown Brunette Fluidline Gelcreme on WOC

I like it. Like one day (and I know this is bad)  I slept in it & the next day it STILL looked good. lol.
thanks for the pic. Now I know I will be happy when I get mine. It looks very nice on u
post #491 of 666
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thanks for the pic. Now I know I will be happy when I get mine. It looks very nice on u

No prob girlie! & you'll love it.Even my boyfriend said it was natural. The lasting power is amazing! cheerleader.gif

 

Oh and thank you! 

post #492 of 666

Now I remember why I've stayed off Specktra for so many years. Perhaps you could have used this forum as a chance to give real tips and pointers to help others rather than taking it as an opportunity to make fun of someone and "call them out" as you say. If you don't like someone or something, take from it whatever you'd like and keep it pushing. Have you ever tried actually mentoring or helping someone? Where is your work, your portfolio, tear sheets??? Anything? Are you actually a makeup artist or do you consider yourself an enthusiast?? Whatever your situation, I suggest you promote what you love rather than bashing what you hate because judging by the photos of your work I've seen and heard of (zero), you're not doing any better.100,000+ amazing people have subscribed to me since I started on YouTube in 2009 and I'm extremely grateful for that, so I must be doing something right :)

 

And for future reference, please refrain from posting photos of my work without my permission. Any and all work found on my website/Facebook page is not for public use and are subject to copyright. Thank you.
 

 

 

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Look at all that concealer!



I can see her halo, halo, halo
I can see her halo, halo, halo
I can see her halo. Halo. Halo. Halooooooo ooooo
post #493 of 666

It was completely uncalled for and a YouTuber actually brought me to this post. But anywho, I appreciate your kind words :) 

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Originally Posted by mekaboo View Post

Yall do know she is a member here, right??? She is a very talented MUA and to copy her pic here and post it to critique it is very immature and rude. The girl is doing things in her life some can only dream about. Women are a trip...

post #494 of 666
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Now I remember why I've stayed off Specktra for so many years. Perhaps you could have used this forum as a chance to give real tips and pointers to help others rather than taking it as an opportunity to make fun of someone and "call them out" as you say. If you don't like someone or something, take from it whatever you'd like and keep it pushing. Have you ever tried actually mentoring or helping someone? Where is your work, your portfolio, tear sheets??? Anything? Are you actually a makeup artist or do you consider yourself an enthusiast?? Whatever your situation, I suggest you promote what you love rather than bashing what you hate because judging by the photos of your work I've seen and heard of (zero), you're not doing any better.100,000+ amazing people have subscribed to me since I started on YouTube in 2009 and I'm extremely grateful for that, so I must be doing something right smiles.gif

And for future reference, please refrain from posting photos of my work without my permission. Any and all work found on my website/Facebook page is not for public use and are subject to copyright. Thank you.

 


Thank you for you input. As a matter of fact, i am a makeup artist, not just an enthusiast. And tho i don't have my work publicly posted, or have thousands of subscribers as you do, it makes me no less of a makeup artist than you are. I've posted my work on here in the past, open to any and all comments received, positive or negative. I provide tons of tips and advice on here, whether it's taken or left.

And as for your youtube subscribers, i stated that i was one of them. I guess you failed to see (or your informer failed to mention) the positive things i DID say about you, and that everyone is capable of both teaching and learning something. I apologize if my opinion offended you.
post #495 of 666
Do you think MAC will restock the gelcremes? Now that I know more about them and what color to get I want to grab some.

I hope it's not too late.
post #496 of 666
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Originally Posted by sss215 View Post

Do you think MAC will restock the gelcremes? Now that I know more about them and what color to get I want to grab some.

I hope it's not too late.

I'm thinking they may restock at least once more. Hopefully they will. I really like the DDB gelcreme. Contemplating on getting another one although it may take me forever to use the one I got. The one I got was when the site did their first re-stock.

post #497 of 666
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Originally Posted by Copperhead View Post

I'm thinking they may restock at least once more. Hopefully they will. I really like the DDB gelcreme. Contemplating on getting another one although it may take me forever to use the one I got. The one I got was when the site did their first re-stock.
thats the same for me. On Nordies they are backordered, but I was wondering if I should BU too..I always do my eyebrows everyday w/o the full face. Questiom is, how long can you store it w/o it drying out?
post #498 of 666
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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post


thats the same for me. On Nordies they are backordered, but I was wondering if I should BU too..I always do my eyebrows everyday w/o the full face. Questiom is, how long can you store it w/o it drying out?

I think as long as it's brand new and unopened, it should last a very long time.

post #499 of 666
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Originally Posted by Copperhead View Post

I'm thinking they may restock at least once more. Hopefully they will. I really like the DDB gelcreme. Contemplating on getting another one although it may take me forever to use the one I got. The one I got was when the site did their first re-stock.

Nice to know its a great value.
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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

thats the same for me. On Nordies they are backordered, but I was wondering if I should BU too..I always do my eyebrows everyday w/o the full face. Questiom is, how long can you store it w/o it drying out?

Unopened, most likely a longtime if you keep it in a cool, dry place.

I hope these become permanent. Reminds me of another bad idea; limited edition skin care
post #500 of 666
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Originally Posted by sss215 View Post


Nice to know its a great value.
Unopened, most likely a longtime if you keep it in a cool, dry place.

I hope these become permanent. Reminds me of another bad idea; limited edition skin care

I know mine will last forever mainly because I don't wear makeup every day. It is a great value though because a little goes such a long way. MAC does need to make these permanent. I mean even when certain makeup colors go in and out, people will likely ALWAYS groom their brows. 

post #501 of 666
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Originally Posted by sss215 View Post

Do you think MAC will restock the gelcremes? Now that I know more about them and what color to get I want to grab some.

I hope it's not too late.

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Originally Posted by Copperhead View Post

I'm thinking they may restock at least once more. Hopefully they will. I really like the DDB gelcreme. Contemplating on getting another one although it may take me forever to use the one I got. The one I got was when the site did their first re-stock.

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Originally Posted by BlissfullyYours View Post

thats the same for me. On Nordies they are backordered, but I was wondering if I should BU too..I always do my eyebrows everyday w/o the full face. Questiom is, how long can you store it w/o it drying out?

I honestly do think mac will make these permanent. But, when mac releases a LE product, and makes it perm, it usuallyntakes a couple seasons before they're made perm. So, at the earliest, it it won't be made perm til thenfall season.

As long as your BU is unopened and stored properly, it won't go bad. And as long as there's not an expiration date on the box, once opened, all you have to worry about is it drying up. Always keep it covered, like you would for a fluidline or paintpot, and you'll be fine.

If this has become your HG brow product, I'd definitely recommend getting atleast one BU, as no one yet knows if, or when, this will become perm.
post #502 of 666
I bought Stud sometime this past spring and I just finished it... I found it 2b a lil harsh as my brows got fuller but figured I'd finish using it with a light hand... I was looking forward to the new pencils but I found the dark shades extremely ashy 4 my taste... I ended up picking up Spiked which is a tad warmer then Stud and luuuv it!!! Now I'm curious about the gelcreams... Do they run ashy or on the warm side??? I never swatched them....
post #503 of 666
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Originally Posted by pinkcrush View Post

I bought Stud sometime this past spring and I just finished it... I found it 2b a lil harsh as my brows got fuller but figured I'd finish using it with a light hand... I was looking forward to the new pencils but I found the dark shades extremely ashy 4 my taste... I ended up picking up Spiked which is a tad warmer then Stud and luuuv it!!! Now I'm curious about the gelcreams... Do they run ashy or on the warm side??? I never swatched them....

I found the same to be true with the other sharpen pencils mac just DCd. The colouring was way off.
post #504 of 666

i feel bad that i missed out on dirty blonde browfluidline gel 

post #505 of 666

A couple days ago i wore Catch My Eye Fluidline eye liner in my eyebrows again. I wore it with Firm Form lipstick (no liner - went on just fine), Lithe pigment on my lids, Universal Appeal in my outer crease, and Avenue Fluidline as eye liner. No blush.

 

It seemed to stay more moist than the Brow Gelcreme, so it doesn't seem as stable. I didn't smear it this time, though, since my cold is all gone and i didn't fall asleep with my face in my hands :-) I'm sure i'll wear it again. I like that it sparkles - and no sparkle fall out.

post #506 of 666
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Originally Posted by Monsy View Post

i feel bad that i missed out on dirty blonde browfluidline gel 

I have a BU if you need it?
post #507 of 666
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Originally Posted by pinkcrush View Post

I bought Stud sometime this past spring and I just finished it... I found it 2b a lil harsh as my brows got fuller but figured I'd finish using it with a light hand... I was looking forward to the new pencils but I found the dark shades extremely ashy 4 my taste... I ended up picking up Spiked which is a tad warmer then Stud and luuuv it!!! Now I'm curious about the gelcreams... Do they run ashy or on the warm side??? I never swatched them....

 

I feel the same way about them.  I was hoping to find one to love in the new collection since Stud has been hard to find lately for some reason, and Spiked is too light for me.  Though I recently had a MA tell me that no one really needs to use Stud, and that I should just use Spiked.  But when I tried Spiked, it's noticeably lighter than my natural brows, so I'm really not comfortable with that.  Has anyone else been told that no one really needs to use Stud?  I felt like it was just a way for the MA to get a sale since they were out of Stud but had Spiked in stock, but maybe I'm wrong  th_dunno.gif

post #508 of 666
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Originally Posted by ChosenOne View Post

I feel the same way about them.  I was hoping to find one to love in the new collection since Stud has been hard to find lately for some reason, and Spiked is too light for me.  Though I recently had a MA tell me that no one really needs to use Stud, and that I should just use Spiked.  But when I tried Spiked, it's noticeably lighter than my natural brows, so I'm really not comfortable with that.  Has anyone else been told that no one really needs to use Stud?  I felt like it was just a way for the MA to get a sale since they were out of Stud but had Spiked in stock, but maybe I'm wrong  th_dunno.gif

Mua ALWAYS tell me stud is too dark for me and that i shouldnt be using it. They say use spiked but its just lighter than my brow hairs and i have less hair at the tail of my eyebrows so thats where i color it the most so if i go lighter it looks like i have dark brows starting and then light brows at the end.
They usually say to go lighter when u have dark hair but i feel more comfortable trying to match it as close as possible. Brun was a good choice for me also

With that being said i noticed DDB is too warm and light for me. It looks fine when i fill inbetween my hairs but at the end its noticeably a different color since i barely have hair there. I still use it cuz i like the way it feels. I just go back in with my stud lol
post #509 of 666
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Originally Posted by luvlydee View Post


Mua ALWAYS tell me stud is too dark for me and that i shouldnt be using it. They say use spiked but its just lighter than my brow hairs and i have less hair at the tail of my eyebrows so thats where i color it the most so if i go lighter it looks like i have dark brows starting and then light brows at the end.
They usually say to go lighter when u have dark hair but i feel more comfortable trying to match it as close as possible. Brun was a good choice for me also

With that being said i noticed DDB is too warm and light for me. It looks fine when i fill inbetween my hairs but at the end its noticeably a different color since i barely have hair there. I still use it cuz i like the way it feels. I just go back in with my stud lol

 

Oh good, it's not just me!!  friends.gif  I definitely prefer to match my actual brow hair color as well.  I didn't get the gel because I figured Stud has always treated me well, but with all these rave reviews, I might have to try it.  Interesting though that DDB is still a bit on the light side comparatively...

post #510 of 666
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Originally Posted by ChosenOne View Post

I feel the same way about them.  I was hoping to find one to love in the new collection since Stud has been hard to find lately for some reason, and Spiked is too light for me.  Though I recently had a MA tell me that no one really needs to use Stud, and that I should just use Spiked.  But when I tried Spiked, it's noticeably lighter than my natural brows, so I'm really not comfortable with that.  Has anyone else been told that no one really needs to use Stud?  I felt like it was just a way for the MA to get a sale since they were out of Stud but had Spiked in stock, but maybe I'm wrong  th_dunno.gif

I usually just use stud on WOC, and use spiked for all other med-dark brunettes.
Edited by erine1881 - 1/23/13 at 2:49pm
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