The verdict is in...I am completely sold on MB York products! The shadows are unbelieveably pigmented and blend extremely well. If you needed an eye shadow to achieve those ultimate smoked out eyes, the grays in the Paint By Numbers palette is hands down, two of the best shades of gray I've ever encountered for my skin tone. Some of the shadows have minimal shimmer, most are straight up mattes. These palettes are great for those who need to ease themselves from the Summer shimmers into the Fall mattes.
The brushes are made of professional quality natural bristles. I am completely head over heels for the Number 3 Angle Brush. The one I got in the Paint By Number palette has more bristles than the one I received in the Weapons of Mass Seduction brush set so I prefer the first as a brow applicator or liner smudger whereas the second works great as a gel/cream liner applicator. These natural bristled brushes are an outrageous steal at $7.99 for six (technically 7, given the dual sided one)! The only downfall? They stink! But I guess that's the price you pay for going au naturale!
The lippies are very creamy in texture and the colors are rich. Not quite matte, but not too glossy flossy either. Just the right amount of sheen. The Primpfest I am wearing in the photo is a perfect berry shade for Fall.
The blushers and skin illuminator have just the right amount of shimmer. Although the colors look a bit bright and bold in the pans, they come off quite natural. The consistency isn't too chalky or coarse.
With the retail costs of all these items, I don't think I would have been tempted to give MB York a test run, but with this opportunity, I can say that these are quality beauty products for absolutely dirt cheap! I literally saved tons of dollars!
If you would like a more detailed photo or review of a certain item or items in this post, please email me your request and I will follow up ASAP! In the meantime, Run Don't Walk, to TJ Maxx and get these "Diamonds in the Rough"!
Make Up ARTillery:
Perricone Active Tinted Moisturizer in 01 & 03
MB York Sweet and Snobby Blush
MB York Flashbulb Frenzy
Anastasia Brows in Bloom - Brunette on brows
L'Oreal HiP Color Rich Cream Crayon in Unmistakeable 142 as base
MB York E/S in Royalty on lid and lower lash line
MB York E/S in Smokin' Guns in crease
MB York E/S in Brite Lites on brow bone
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Trucco Lip Liner in Red Dragon
MB York Lipstick in Primpfest
MB York Brush #6 Flawless to apply pressed powder
MB York Brush #5 Glamourpuss to apply blush and highlighter
MB York Brush #3 Starstruck to apply eyebrows and apply liner
MB York Brush #1 Splurge to apply e/s to lid
MB York Brush #2 Wow! to apply e/s to crease and brow bone