67% would repurchase
on 10/18/2018 9:53:00 AM
More reviews by Lepin
As usual for me I discovered this brand during a Hautelook event. Known more for her cat eye stencils than lipstick I was hesitant to try this matte lipstick. As there are numerous other great brands out there I figured this brand would be no better or worse.Pros:All US made .Paraben and Talc free.Loooong wearing, extremely matte.Color range limited to wearable pigments.Lovely email customer serviceCons:Lip skin must be pristine and free of any flakes, dryness or other surface issue prior to application.Impossible to find visual swatches against different skin colors online.Online only.Bizarre chemical scent (thankfully this dissipates quickly).Requires makeup remover to take off. Yes, it's that long wearing.Limited shade selection. If your wanting blue lipstick this is not the brand for you.I purchased :Respect: True vampy warm burgundy.Ruby Slipper: True warm burgundy/cherry with matte shimmer finish.Charmed: approachable dusty mauve pinkNicetyPlayerI have not worn either Nicety or Player as of yet but in the tube both appear warm and neutral looking.My overall opinion of these is positive. They dry quickly and are impervious to movement or smudging. My biggest peeve is they all have a very off putting scent that initially had me gagging. This does not linger but would be great if it never was there.If you can buy the duo's I suggest you go that route first. Respect/Ruby Slipper are colors that would flatter dark complexions or vamp up porcelain ones.
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on 4/23/2017 11:39:00 AM
More reviews by tigirlyly
First if you are proficient in applying eyeliner, then this is not worth your money. However I have a hard time making my cat eyeliner wings even, this stencil is a life saver!I have both the smokey eye and cat eye stencils. Very simple to use. Apply to eyelid, allow the eyelash to stick through the stencil. Gently PAT (not sweep) eyeshadow/cake liner on top of stencil. You can then leave as is, or use of gel or liquid liner to intensify. I find I like the powder only. I will then use a lip brush and concealor just to sharpen the outer wing.I don't really use the smokey eye stencil much, except to place under my eye to catch any fallout. As for the price, it's a bit on the higher end. However I scored mine super cheap buy doing some online research.
on 8/28/2013 9:53:00 PM
More reviews by ElegantElaine
I was pretty surprised at how well this stencil works. I thought it would be hard to use, and even without the instructors it works VERY WELL! I would def. recommend this stencil to my all my girlfriends and my husband loves the way i look with it on so i'm very happy with this item!
on 12/14/2008 7:31:00 PM
More reviews by baileybabe7486
Again, the swatch on the website is completely inaccurate. The description is more or less accurate, it's a mauve rose, but it's much much much darker than the swatch on the site, and there's not any pink to at all. In the tube it appears cool toned mauve rose with gold shimmer. On the lips, unfortunately, it goes ruddy on me, more brown rose with gold shimmer. Packaging exactly like a Stila glaze.
on 12/14/2008 7:28:00 PM
The swatch and description are fairly accurate, it is a pink beige shimmer. The shimmer is gold, and the pink beige part is just about non existent. It's not a nude lip at all for me, just ruddy gold shimmer.The packaging is cheap, it's the same as the liquid lip glaze which they have a picture of on the site.Really really disappointed with this one. I got the pinkest shade available, and it was light years away from the promo picture at the top of the page. It's unusable for me.
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