Dear God...clump city!! I have bought this and used it three times. All three times, the clumps were bad enough that it felt like tugging through a layer of tar with my clean spoolie to get rid of them! On the upside, once I take five minutes to make it look halfway decent, there's no flaking or smearing.
This is a very interesting color...to me, it's a rust reddish-brown with a slight hint of berry red to it. If you're expecting a traditional pinky or beige nude, keep looking! I ordered this, along with four other shades of Bobbi's lipsticks, in an attempt to find a decent looking brown shade. Turns out I actually want to keep this one too! It's special in it's own way, and it just warms up my face! I'm an NC20-30, MUFE 118, BB Sand, for reference. I wish I could describe it better, but so far I'm finding that although a lot of Bobbi's shades may seem 'boring' or repetitive when swatched, they take on lives of their own when they're on my lips.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipstick in Abstract Orange
annaharris_227 4/28/2012 5:14:00 PM
This is beautiful coppery, organish, burnt red shade! It's a very unique drugstore color. It goes well with my bronzer in the summer, and it doubles as a great shade for fall! Another favorite in the makeup bag!
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous in Kiss Me Coral
annaharris_227 4/28/2012 5:07:00 PM
I love this coral! I used to shy away from corals, because most of them have looked ridiculous on me in the past (NC20-30, MUFE 118). I think this one works for me because it's more of a red-orange coral, as opposed to a light pink or a sherbert orange version. I even got compliments on this one at work this past week! Definitely a favorite in my makeup box!
I bought this powder because I needed to save some money at the time, and it's pretty good! There is some fine shimmer in it, but I don't find it to be over the top at all. As far as how heavy it applies: I apply this using my Everyday Minerals short-handled kabuki and it's goes on pretty lightly. But I find that to be a good thing, as I no longer have the super oily skin I used to have in my teens and early 20's. Overall, it sets my makeup, doesn't cake easily, doesn't change color, and it's reasonably priced. My only slight complaint is the packaging. I don't use that puff they give you, so I don't need that bottom compartment of the compact. To me, it's just bulky packaging for no good reason.
I love the texture of this serum/moisturizer combo! It also feels great on my skin, doesn't make me overly greasy, and doesn't break me out. But WHY must it ball up under makeup?? This is the deal breaker for me...great product otherwise, though! =0(
Again, I love Bobbi Brown's beauty philosophy, but not this product. It creases just as bad as the corrector, even with the powder that's housed in the kit. Excellent coverage, though!
As much as I love Bobbi Brown's beauty philosophy, I can't say the same for this corrector. I was so excited to finally try her "secret of the universe" after reading one of her books! While the coverage is excellent, I can't stand the creasing! Even with powder, this stuff still creases on me.
I like this one! I've always been a sucker for apple scents, and this one is no exception! Of course, I can smell the apple part of it...but there's also this grown-up elegance to it that's not too overwhelming. I like to think of this as a more mature scent for people who hate mature scents, if that makes sense...LOL! I just realized how much that sentence rhymes!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Jessica Simpson - I Fancy You
annaharris_227 8/21/2011 7:18:00 PM
Smelled this on my wrist at Macy's the other day, and I have to give Jessica kudos for making a scent that's actually tolerable to my nose. It's a clean, fresh type of scent...although it's not very unique in my opinion. I can't describe the notes on this one, but it reminds me too much of something I would've worn when I was younger. Overall, a nice smell but not something I want to add to my collection.
This has done absolutely nothing for me....I've been using it for a couple months, and I haven't noticed any difference in the darkness of my under eye circles or fine lines!
I love this one...it's a basic, matte medium pink shade. And sometimes I find that a basic shade is really what I need! Originally, I had wanted to repurchase Cargo's Tonga blush. However, seeing how that shade is so common in almost every makeup line, I couldn't justify the expense. So I picked this up and I'm just as happy! Very smooth application...not grainy or chalky at all, and the pigmentation is just as good as my high end blushes!
This is a beautiful warm sandy-pink shade! There is shimmer in there, but it's not over the top at all. Goes perfectly with my bronzer! It's a nice deviation from my usual neutral pink lippies, and I agree that it's still a safe enough shade to wear to work.
I thought I'd try this after seeing it featured on Kevin James Bennett's website, called In My Kit. I love the formula of this lotion...thick enough for substantial moisture, but not so thick that it takes forever to absorb. However, I hate the packaging! I wish it came in a pump like Curel's other lotions. It's hard to get a good grip on the squeeze tube and get more product out when my hands are already slick after putting lotion on one part of my body. This is the only reason I wouldn't repurchase!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Reb'l Fleur by Rihanna
annaharris_227 5/30/2011 3:21:00 PM
As much as I hate to be the Debbie Downer here, I'm not really a fan of this one. I think the sweetness is just too much to my nose. At first, it almost reminded me of a mouthwash of some type....I don't know why! LOL But then I could pick up the creaminess of the vanilla base note and I could definitely pick up the 'warmth' of the fragrance. I'm not sure if I'm getting the overly sweet part from the vanilla bottom note or the coconut middle note, but it's just overkill to me. However, I will give Rihanna some credit for making a scent so different from the usual candy-sweet, fruit cocktail, and bakery scents that characterize most celebrity fragrances!