Lipstick -Shiseido - Perfect Rouge - RS701 Serenity
tawnyinthepink 9/24/2010 7:55:00 PM
This is an amazing NUDE for my lips! I adore this lipstick! Will definitely buy more! BTW I'm NC25 w/highly pigmented lips...
I actually love this pink/brown color...it can be worn all 4 seasons. Almost perfectly matches my natural lip color (only has brown in the color which doesn't make the match exact). I would definitely repurchase this...but I don't think I'll have to for years as a little goes a long way!
My mom bought this for me in Vegas (as she said I was looking tired). In her defense I probably was... :) The packaging really needs to be improved. It could be just me but I intensely dislike the plastic divider you move between both products. When I first used this it was horrid! But I now know to use a light hand and take my time when applying and the effects are so much better. It actually goes on nicely and looks pretty darned good now that I've gotten better w/the application. I'm not sure I would buy this...but it isn't bad if you have the time to work w/it.
Blush -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear 2-in-1 Bronzer & Blush
tawnyinthepink 9/22/2010 6:34:00 PM
I got this for free at Ulta (I'm a member and this was a reward). I picked the 2A - Light Bronzer/Pink Rose. It kinda smells a touch like play dough to me. I honestly would have never thought to buy this myself. I'm a huge fan of Benefit 10, and this was the closest to it that I could find. In comparison the color payoff is not there...I HAVE to build it up for the same effect as 10. Which for me means three swipes on my cheeks as opposed to one w/10. Not that it's a huge deal, but I'm not crazy about the smell of the product in the package. When it's on however, I don't smell it (which is good). I think that it is a bit pricey at $13.95 for a drugstore brand. Also want to mention that blending is a huge b*tch w/this. I like a more natural glow on the cheek and this requires blending...which I often just don't want to be bothered with.
One of the best 'nudes' for my lips. I'm a NC25 w/pigmented lips and this actually looks pretty darned fantastic. I usually don't like a nude tone on my lips...but this works!
Just like the l/s I adore this color. They are both their own special products with just enough of a difference to make it worth buying both! I'm a NC25 w/very pigmented lips...this looks FAB!
Opaque pink (w/blue tones)...gloss. I wasn't a huge fan of the l/s, but decided to give this a try any way. I guess my NC25 coloring just doesn't work w/this color in any form. Too bad...:(
Spent $25.90 on two of these. Not bad as far as the colour. IDK if I'd repurchase though. I'm a NC25 and while I like the l/s I need a gloss over it.
I bought this both in the spray and the rollerball. I will admit that it smells way different after you let it 'sink into the skin' than it does when first applied. I actually like the smell better after it's absorbed a bit. I am a lover of stronger scents, and while this is a touch 'peppery' for lack of a better word, I think it's still going to work for many. It's a winner for me as a daily scent. :)
Bought two of these, one for me and one for my mom. I'm a NC25...my mom is NC40. This l/s looks amazing on BOTH of us! Oh and we both also use Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Barcelona to line our lips before applying the l/s. :)
Look I have most of the BIG e/s palettes from Coastal Scents and have never been sorry that I bought any of them. My shimmer palette had one broken e/s but since I'm not a fan a soft blue didn't really matter to me. This palette is fabulous. Here's what I'd recommend though...use a tinted primer i.e. UD Eden or Sin (get my votes) for a better application that will last! When using either of these I have NO fall-out. Which (as most of us know) is huge! 2nd when using these primers don't let them fully dry before applying UR e/s. I know they are 'tacky' for a little under 60 seconds, which is why the shadow adheres better when applied now than when fully dried.
I bought this a couple years ago...and my mom just bought this two weeks ago. We both LOVE this blush. You do need a gentle hand when applying though. It's easy (as w/most Nars blushers) to look like a clown if you apply too much! My mom did this the first time she tried it out...but she got the hang the second time applying this blusher.
I bought this hoping for the color I had heard/read about...for me I eventually got the color after 4 sheer coats (I don't apply varnish heavily). I like the color and it is similar to a T&Co box color (not exact), but if that's the only reason to purchase I'd say to pass on this color. Then again since I don't really care about labels...this makes sense. I think that in the future I'll first apply a white base w/this on top.
Okay, this color is so sheer that even with three light coats I feel like I still need an opaque base to let this color really shine! I do like the black sheer w/red glitter. But honestly I've seen better application win Sinful colors than this. I'd buy it only to apply over like a bright red for the holidays...
I may be the only person to NOT have a rave review on this polish...but for me it's rather bland and not even nice as a neutral for me (BTW my skin-tone is a NC25). Sad about this, but the application streaks and leaves my nails looking a bit like I would imagine the dead w/a pink tone polish on top of their nails...sorry for the morbid imagery, just couldn't think of anything else to describe what this looks like on me.