Self Tanners -Clarins - Crème Délicieuse Auto-Bronzante
CocoMango 3/14/2011 5:19:00 PM
The Good: It smells fine, not as bad as other self tanners I've tried. It has a nice texture and seemed to settle into my skin fairly quickly. It has a slight tint to it so you can see where you are applying the product. It wore for about 5 days and did fade evenly. The Bad: I looked pretty orange. I was hoping I was being paranoid and just not used to seeing my fair complexion (NW20) with color....but no, it was true. A trustworthy friend confirmed it when I asked "do I look orange?" I've had better luck with other Clarins tanners. This one is NOT HG for me.
Probably the best $18 I've ever spent! This stuff is great, it really holds down glitter and loose shadow/pigments. Its definitely more sticky/tacky feeling than regular TFSI. But no worries, it doesn't stay like that. Once you have it smoothed on to eyelids its no longer sticky feeling. I was really impressed with how it made my MAC reflects look....just like in the jar. I love sparkle so its perfect for me.
I love this foundation b/c it has good coverage and feels nice on my skin. Its hydrating and not heavy. It has a natural finish and the color match is great. I normally wear NW20 but in this formula I need NW15 b/c it does run darker. HOWEVER I hit pan on this faster than anything and I don't even wear it everyday. I've had it a month. Its too expensive considering how little product you get and how fast it goes. 0.35 oz for $32. I could get any other formula 1.3 oz for less at MAC.
The formula of these lipsticks is good. They are very pigmented and you only need one coat to achieve the color seen in the tube. They have a semi-matte finish. To me, the texture is drier than other BB formulas. I usually buy Creamy Lip Color so thats probably why I think that. I purchased it in Bikini Pink which a medium shade of pink and I think it has cool undertones. Its very wearable and pretty.
I have mixed feelings about this product. I ordered the Sand color w/ brush from QVC for $58. The product is small but I'm okay w/ $38 (cost for just the palette) however $20 for the brush is ridiculous. Overall I think its overpriced. Now onto the actual contents, I like the foundation stick portion. Sand matches my NC/NW20 skin fairly well. I like that the corrector covers dark circles better than anything else I've tried. However, the concealer is darker than I expected...darker than the found. stick. The consistency of corrector/concealer is a bit of a problem b/c it definitely settles into my fine lines around the eye. That just makes me look worse and my subtle wrinkles more noticeable. and yes, as Bobbi recommends I do use eye cream before application. The powder is...well translucent powder, so not much to say.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - 8-pan Palette "Comfort Zone"
CocoMango 2/17/2011 1:22:00 PM
Okay so first off all the shadows except for the lightest highlight shade marked "brow" are really nice and soft/blendable and pigmented. Exactly the good quality you expect from WnW e/s. The lightest shades are chalky IMO. So I don't really love the top ones in the palette. I also have to note that this palette is fragile. There were so many palettes that broke during shipping (I know b/c I was there when they unpacked and stocked the shelves). Only 2 survived and were put out for sale. So do not drop! Green side = YAY Brown side = big NAY. why nay to the brown side you ask? well b/c soo warm and looks horrible on me. Gross. I'm NW20 so that is why I suppose. That second shade reminds me of Woodwinked from MAC and that is so warm on me its almost orange. DNW.
I like this all except the brush. The shape of the brush (curved, acts like a spoon for lashes) and the bristles are not the problem. Its that its flexible and kinda pivots when you apply. I want a firm wand so I can really dig in and separate my lashes. I just get a little messy using it. Could be my technique and not the mascara's fault who knows. Its very black, not too clumpy (a little b/c of the flexi wand) and I do not have flaking issues. I think its worth a try if you want volume and length at a cheap price. I got this for $6 at Walgreens.
I like this A LOT! Its the one I reach for everyday (for now...I'm a mascara junkie). I like the big brush, the formula and the volume it give my lashes. Its very black (I purchased Blackest Black) and if you build it I find you can get pretty good length with two coats. It is not clumpy and I haven't had much problems with flaking. I though it smelled like roses. Can be a turn off but its subtle IMO. HG for now. I highly recommend trying it. I scooped it up for $5-6. I rec'd it to a friend and she did not like and went back to Diorshow. I hate Diorshow (total crap and expensive as hell). So different tastes I guess but worth a try.
Okay so when I first tried it was like newp, I'm taking this back what a disappointment. But now that I've used it a few more times I'm liking it better. It does what it says "separates lashes" and I get no clumps whatsoever. However there's no volume to be had here, I mean not really for something in the Volume Express line. Length is okay. Nothing spectacular. I didn't have flaking issues either....but then again I never do so maybe I don't know what people mean when they say that. This retails for $6.50 at my local Target.
this stuff is great. my lashes are twice as long and volume was good too. super black (purchased blackest black). although it flakes a little so minus one lippie. I recommend.
nothing special. It didn't do much for me at all. It made my lashes black obviously but I wasn't impressed with length or volume. I took it back after a few uses and traded for Hypnose.
The color is gorgeous (fun warm pink) but its a GLITTER BOMB! Its so much shimmer....like way more than orgasm...also a little more pigmented. Do not want.