Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Silk Finish - Cherry Frost
ninanina 5/8/2013 10:32:00 PM
Dupe alert! This is a dupe for Mac's New York Apple. It may be a bit more 'red' than the blue in NYA but it's mighty close. Hate the packaging, I usually lob off the top 1/3 of WnW lippies. It is drying, which for me is a huge draw back. I love a more creamy l/s. It is pigmented. I think I'll stick with NYC's "Ruby" over this one for a frosted blue red l/s, Ruby is far more sheer and creamy. This is a great preppy red l/s with a tan and blonde hair, it's a look that is classic. I'm on the fence about drugstore l/s's...you get what you pay for...not great feeling, but in a pinch this will work.
Perfect color bronzer+blush. This is a sheer blush, with a complex hint of pink and bronze. I use this for contouring and bronzing because the slight pink in it gives it some depth. Nars blushes last forever..I'm never without this and Nico. Two great things to have with you any skin color.
Major disappointment! When I tried this at NM it was wonderful but they were out of it, so they gave me a mighty hefty sample. It continued to be wonderful, then, ok, then: BAD and I mean horrible. It was actually overwhelming with the vanilla, this vanilla smells like something you cook with not a good expensive aroma, the tobacco is underwhelming. It took me a shower and rubbing alcahol to get this garbage off of me and still I could smell it. There are fragfances out there that have a 'cult' following that it seems are because of the designer or the price but not NOT on merit and this is one of them. An overrated fragrance at best...I've never smelled anything from the five and dime but I'm guessing they would come out like this. Disgusting!
Perfection! Yes, I have tried in the past 3 weeks every high end make up, Sisley, Dior you name it I've sat there had it put on me and never did I feel clean when I walked out of the store. As soon as I would sail in the door off it came, even though I looked great! Then, after giving up I was in Target looked at this and said "let me give this a try" and low and behold it's fantastic! Light weight, sheer coverage, finding the correct color was a challange but I found it in Creamy Beige..the packaging is perfect. You can take it with you for touch ups without feeling like you are globbing on makeup! All this bliss and only $7.49...WOW ! Yes, I recommend it and will continue to buy it. Perfection! Merry Christmas to me and to you!
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipstick in Highbeam Tan
ninanina 10/17/2012 3:23:00 PM
I'm a total sucker for frosted lippies but not over the top frosted...I've searched high and low for this color, it's an oldie but a goodie with Revlon, but it's not in regular stores eg Walmart, CVS etc...you have to search for it. This is a lovely bronzy, pinkie, hint just a hint of red l/s that with a tan, blonde hair makes me look younger, fresh, youthful and chic! I finally found it at an off beat drugstore and bought all the tubes they had. A call to Revlon and they assured me they are NOT discontinuing this color,which is a blessing because I can go through a tube of lipstick in no time. If you love bronzy colors and a slight frost,not glitter, but just simple good looking l/s this is it...you can find it anywhere from $4.99 to $8.89, either way it's worth it! BTW: the swatch up here that tiny thingee, does not, NOT look anything like it...Temptalia has a far better swatch of this lovely!
Lipstick -Maybelline - Shine Sensational Pop Sticks in Fruit Punch 130
ninanina 9/20/2012 10:27:00 AM
What color is this supposed to be? Coral? It comes up a total, lame coral on me. It's gritty and bottom line is a cheap, cheap lipstick. I don't mind cheap lippies e.g. WnW but this is just trying too hard to be something that is it NOT. Beware, it's not cherry, red, or anything else, it's a cheap coral with grit and horrible consistancy. Pass it by and keep looking for a great l/s, this is not it!
Got this in Pink Shock #200, can you say colored water??!!??? That's all it is, it would take 4 coats of this garbage to even get a good even coat/color. It went back!
High end for .99 cents. If you look closely at the photo of this beautiful pink you can see that it has not been comprenized in the color and texture for the price. This color is a dupe for at least 10 other high end l/s's out there. I'm taking lippies off for the packaging because you can't get the top back on with out loosing some and making a mess,so I just cut the top off at the beginning. You only loose about 1/4 of the bullet, still ahead for the price. Well worth it for a l/s that is the perfect blue pink, great with a tan...and I apologize I cannot spell :)...buy it if you're looking for a great pink lippie.
Great with a tan, nuf said! Perfection pink with a bit of gold....don't know that the heck those photos are up there of, my Bombshell does not look like that at all.
Yes! Worth! It! I do not use creams, I have great skin at my age but I got a sample of this and it works. I have fine lines and some puffiness and within 3 days this makes me look younger. I'm amazed and will buy it. It will last a long time so the $200 price tage really isn't that bad when you amortize it over probably 8 months of use. It's worth it!
Lipstick -Revlon - Superlustrous Lipstick Fuchsia Fusion
ninanina 6/6/2012 12:47:00 PM
I wanted to like this so much. I have a great tan and blue eyes but it is way and I mean WAY too dry. This is why at the end of the day being a l/s junkie I will always pay alot for l/s, they don't feel cheap and have some slip, this is horrible, it just lays there like a telephone. If Revlon had toned it down a little in every aspect and made it creamier it would have been a home run. It went back.
Eyeliner -Chanel - Stylo yeux waterproof 70 black shimmer
ninanina 5/23/2012 8:11:00 AM
Thee best almost black eyeliner! First of all, this really is water proof not just a claim. The color itself is subtle while still black. It's not cheap, but it's worth it and I know because I've been searching from drugstore to he eyliners that this is worth the $30 and then some!
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Riche Lipstick in British Red
ninanina 5/5/2012 9:12:00 PM
Perfection red if you are blonde, blue eyed and have a slight tan or self tan...this will make you look pulled together, less tired and ready to go. There is nothing bright about this l/s unless you glob it on, don't do that, it's not a good look no matter what. I'm taking a lippie off due to the fact that I hate the smell and taste of L'Oreal lippie's, I throw this on though in a pinch. Worth having in your bag to look sophisticated without looking overly made up.
This should have been called Perfection!. For me to find a coral/pink warm yet not too warm color l/s thrills me. I love this. I love its sheerness because I love to reapply l/s...this lightens up every skin tone but not in a crazy, stupid, hey look at me, this is rather Palm Beach class in a tube...men love it and women will compliment you.
Ah Manhunt what an enigma you are on me...I don't know what to make of this color...at times it comes up bright, blue red, think Chanel's "Paris" the next day it can turn a true orange on me. On me this is NOT a sheer l/s. It's a strange color, my bff actually said to me the other day within an hour 'did you just put on a different color l/s, cause this now looks orange" ... that being said, no I would not purchase this again, even though I adore Nars. For the record, I have pigmented lips and I am NW30...still on the hunt for a great red...oh pooh!!