Great wearable warm to neutral red. No scent or taste. Somewhat drying, unless you use something on your lips prior to moisturize them. Very pigmented. Lasts and lasts. Not very bright. Easy to wear during the day or to work.
Well, Lip Chics are divine ...IF, you like balm-like, translucent colors. If you are looking for a long lasting matte, something that does not wear off, or something that does not bleed, these are not going to do the trick. But if other lipsticks dry you out, you MUST try this line. This is a deep, Merlot sort of shade that is quite vivid and blue red on the lips when applied.In the tube, it looks like your typical murky Black Honey sort of shade, but only when applied do the bright and blue pigments show up. Great when blotted down. No scent or taste.Most definitely cool toned, but it IS named Violetta, after all. NW 20/25 for reference.
As I write this, this is my HG nude. And this from someone who likes MLBB shades, but is not so fond of "nudes" that tend to erase the lip. Translucent. Lush feeling. So balm-like. Perfect pencil-eraser toned mauvey pink. Looks great. Feels better. Great case. NW 20/25 for reference. No scent or taste.
Hardly perfect and barely red. Thick, gummy, drying, and more of a warm toned mauve with shimmer. No smell or taste. And an annoying case that has to be lined up just so before you can click the cap in place. Boo. NW 20/25 for reference.
Sheer, somewhat shimmery berry toned lipstick. Very moisturizing. A nice cool toned red for people who don't like showy reds. No scent or taste. NW 20/25 for reference
Full coverage deep neutral pink. Sort of a deep mauve. Creamy but opaque. Violet scent/taste. I am NW 20/25.
Lipstick -Clinique - Different Lipstick - Tenderheart
darkharbour 2/9/2013 9:32:00 AM
A mid toned mauve based nude that is creamy, opaque and reliable. A great MLBB for someone edging cool-toned. I am NW 20/25. No scent or taste. Great silver case.
Pressed Powders -NARS - Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder
darkharbour 2/7/2013 7:45:00 AM
This is an unusual product. When you first look at the tablet, it appears to be a milky white with some undertones of blue and perhaps green. You stroke a brush over it, look at the bristles, and . . . see nothing. So you go back and start scouring the tablet with your brush. Don't do that. It really should look clear or colorless on the brush. This is gossamer light, does not grab at all when applied over creamy foundations and blushes. I just used mine over LM Silk Cream and an Illamasqua cream blush. If you apply it sheerly, it evens the skin texture, reduces shine, and sets makeup. The texture is smooth but not dry. If you overapply, you can look a bit ghostly. There is no shimmer that shows up on your face, so the name may be a bit misleading. This stuff is virtually dust free. For reference, I am NW 20/25 with mature skin.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner - Pot O' Gold
darkharbour 12/28/2012 3:21:00 PM
Great wear and utterly smudge-free! Super smooth, yellow-toned neutral that does not scream taxi cab yellow, but has a bit more gold than a champagne. Not too shimmery, not too deep. It looks like My Lids But Better. When you hear "gold", you think metallic. This is more of a deep yellow beige in color.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner - Tattle Tale
darkharbour 12/28/2012 8:54:00 AM
Very nice sheer, shimmery pale neutral champagne that serves as a great base for other shadows, puts a bit of highlight in the inner corner, and unifies the color of your lids. Does not look overly made up, as it is sheer. The little glass pout with a twist off cap is cute/pretty, but does require a brush to dig into the product. I am concerned about this drying out like some gel liners in pots. We shall see!
This is exactly what it promises to be, with no frills, and quite a lovely case for a drug store product. This is a slightly pigmented stick balm that tastes faintly of almond. I got the plum shade, it is a somewhat MLBB shade, earthy and neutral, and a bit deep. A bit like Black Honey, but more soft. Very sheer. No sparkle.
Crème -Estee Lauder - Re-Nutriv Intensive Lifting Makeup SPF15
darkharbour 12/17/2012 3:44:00 PM
Ewww. Unless you want heavy duty coverage, avoid this. It is very rich, but very heavy and it oxidizes easily. It is overly scented. The jar is not hygienic, and the texture is not really a cream, but more of a thick liquid. It made me break out and I am 55. Colors are peachy.
Very sheer lilac-mauve with little to no shimmer. A very MLBB shade if your lips are a pale blue pink, as mine are, but this lipstick makes them just a tad more lilac. Very wearable. Very soft and moist on lips. Not very long lasting at all. No smell or taste.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Visibly Bright Daily Facial Cleaner
darkharbour 12/13/2012 10:11:00 AM
Creamy non-lathering cleanser that removes most makeup, but is perfumey and leaves mica sparkles on your face. Oh, you look bright all right. But it is from the glitter! I know the difference between sparkles on the face as opposed to in the product. And so did people who looked at me. This product sucks.
Very sheer, very buttery, very moisturizing lipstick that is more like a stick gloss or tinted stick balm. Milla is a Black Honey sort of shade. A rich, deep, earthy, raisiny plum. It looks scary dark in the tube, but the product is so sheer, it reads as a soft reddening of the lips. If you cannot wear Black Honey, do not get this. It has an old fashioned lipstick sort of taste and smell, but only mildly. It smells/tastes of castor oil, which gives it that old fashioned somewhat nutty, somewhat buttery scent. What I do not like is the case. Or more specifically, I do not like how it closes. You have to twist the base into the cap to get it to close securely. You cannot just snap it into place.