For Spring/Summer 2004 , Shu Uemura came out with a new collection of fluos, similar to the Bon Bon Fluos a while back. There are three colors: Pink Hibiscus (a medium shimmery pink), Bird of Paradise (gold-orange), and a gold-white color that I forgot :) these are GORGEOUS! If you feel like looking like a magazine model, brush on these pigmented and shimmery colors and strut down the street :) expensive as usual, but again, they're LE and are very much worth it :)
Nice nude pink-beige color :) perfect for a low-key but pretty look, with a tan and a peach-toned blush. I wear it without liner, and it looks just fine. This is a stain that can hide my pigmented lips!
I expected more, but it's a good product :) nice light pink, but it doesn't really do much for my pigmented lips. No shimmer.
Lip Gloss -Lancome - Juicy Tubes in Strawberry Glaze
bianquita 12/5/2003 6:30:00 AM
On my very pigmented lips, this is the perfect balance of pink and red. Makes them look yummy :) why, oh why, did I discover this just now, when it's being discontinued? Edited: it's not so hot on me now :( just a pink that can be found in other glosses (L'Oreal Watermelon Crush comes to mind)
I *love* the pastel fluos! I have Sugared Pink, Orange Bubble, and Mint White. (Unfortunately, I dropped the pink one! *sorrow*) Anyway, these are adorable, with their puffs and candy colors. The pink is very pigmented, but the orange isn't.. the white makes a great e/s and and highlighter. However, this line will soon be upstaged by another line of Shu fluos, in Spring/Summer 2004, the Paradis fluos :) they're also pink, orange, and white, but more pigmented and shimmery.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Color Juice in Watermelon Crush
bianquita 12/4/2003 4:49:00 AM
Nice product, smells good, but it doesn't do much for my already pigmented lips. I gave it to my sister, who loves it :)
I like the smell; it's fresh and feminine, but not too flowery. And the bottle is adorable. Now, if only they could lower the price. It's ridiculous here in the Philippines, they don't even give GWPs.
I love this curler. I used to hate curlers because they did nothing but pinch my eyelids and pull out my lashes, but this changed my mind! :) it curls lashes, and I can control the extremity of the curl. Love love love.
Very dry, but at least it doesn't get out easily. You'd have to use a nice concealer brush to be able to make this work for you. And it's not for girls on the go, either- it takes a lot of work to blend this in. But somehow, it works for my undereye circles, probably because they're not that dark.
Hmm. Too expensive for something that hasn't got much pigment. But I like the smell, it reminds me of melon juice.
I love this blush! I don't usually go for browns, because I like a nice flush of color on my cheeks (Asian MMM, NC30) but this one is gorgeous. It's a pearly tan with a hint of peach on me. Get this, girls. Another great one from Shu.
I love the minty feeling of this product. I use it on my eyelids and cheeks, and while it isn't very pigmented, it imparts a subtle glow. On my cheeks, it comes out peachy-pink. Cute product, but not something I'd buy for $25. Thanks to MissMoose2002 (see review below) for swapping with me :)
Blush -BeneFit Cosmetics - Cheekies [DISCONTINUED]
bianquita 10/28/2003 6:02:00 AM
Although the others seem to find blending this blush a bit difficult, I actually find this very easy to blend. This is the cream blush that I've found easiest to handle, and once you're done, you have flushed, rosy cheeks. No tugging at the skin, which is required from other creams. This also has very good pigmentation, although staying power could be better. To set this, I usually brush on some powder- which I don't like doing, because I use cream to look natural, in the first place. And the packaging, while cute, needs some work. It's so easy to squish the tubes all over the place! Maybe plastic tubes, instead? Generally, I like these. They did what cheek gels/stains didn't do- they gave a natural, vivid hint of color to my MMM cheeks, and didn't make dark spots look darker.
Love this lipglass. On my lips, it's a light pink, almost a YLBB. I thought it would be a bit peachier, though. But overall, I think this is a staple for me (MAC NC30, Asian MMM). I got this because Mandy Moore used it in her "Cry" video, but it doesn't look anything like that on me, though :(
I received this in a swap, and I thought that the color would be a bit more bronze than it really is, but overall, I am satisfied. Contrary to most MUAers, I actually like the brush... I don't know why, but it makes for smoother application for me. I'd look for another shade if I want to get the nude lip look that I wanted to achieve with this, but it's a nice color.