Heartfelt Pink is a frosty girly pink on me. This shade is almost like Courting Rose, but only with more pink in it, a bit less frosty, and warmer toned. I didn't like the way this looked on me b/c I'm not a fan of frosty lips. For ref, I'm NW20, dark brown hair and eyes, and slightly pigmented lips. Someone who has more pigmented lips would like this for toning them down. This is a pretty gloss on it's own, but doesn't work on me overall.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - Catherine Deneuve Buffer Brush
fortchick 5/27/2006 9:16:00 PM
Call me crazy, but I wasn't too crazy for this brush. I managed to snatch the last one up at my MAC store, but I returned it a few days later. Yes, it is super soft & yes, it is super dense, but when I ran this over my face it was really scratchy. I washed it 2x to make sure that it was worked through, but it was still scratchy. But anyway, who needs a kabuki if there's the 187 skunk brush?
Gorgeous! This is the star lippie of the Sundressing collection. I apply this very sheerly and I get a medium rose/berry pout with gold flecks -- very nice and sophisticated. Surprisingly, this works well with my NW20 complexion and dark features. The new lipglasses are not as sticky as the old ones and the vanilla flavor is gone...boo.
The color of Plum Parfait is exactly like Syrup Lipstick. So if Syrup is your color, but you want something a bit glossier, then this is for you. I personally didn't like Syrup, so this is going back. I'm sure that without mixing the plum frosting, this would have been a pretty pink color -- but it's not like I need any more glosses.
Yes, it's true that this looks better in the tube than on lips. I am really disappointed in the recent MAC collections. The quality has gone way down. For example, the lipglasses don't have that wonderful vanilla scent anymore -- it's more sharp. The consistency of Early Bloomer isn't thick and sticky as usual (yes, I like my lipglasses like that). And lastly, the color is really nothing special. On my slightly pigmented lips, this is a very sheer nudey pink. Blah. This is like a cheap knock-off of WTL. I mean, this looks pretty on my lips and I'm tempted to keep it for the LE factor, but I'm almost sure that I'll be returning this.
This is like Spirited l/g for me all over again. I just can't get this to work for my NW20 skin. Bare Fetish shows up as a taupey caramel color -- totally washed me out. I really like this color though, just not on me. If Spirited did not work for you, then I suggest that you stay away from this as well.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel - Sweet Sage
fortchick 4/13/2006 9:58:00 PM
I can't believe that I waited this long to try this. I absolutely love it. I find myself wearing this more and more, basing my m/u choices around this color. I don't find this faint at all, but then again my face can't take a lot of color so this is great for me. This is an olivey green color on my NW20 skin and brown eyes. Beautiful.
I am in love with the texture of Petit-Glosses. It is not as creamy as lipsticks, but not as runny as glosses. The texture is extremely light and thin. It's so perfect and it is not at all sticky. I really love the color of Millefeuille (how in the world do you pronounce that?!). The color is a mauveish dusty rose -- very pretty and natural. It's like NARS Dolce Vita, only not as sheer, better smelling, and just all-around better. It brings the right amount of attention to my pouty lips. It's unlike glosses where I look like a duck with oily lips or lipsticks where there's almost no shine. I'm afraid that I'll have to go back for the other two colors. Despite it's gimmickyness, this is a really great product. I took off one lippie because it broke my heart to have to ruin the cute design.
Blush -L'Oreal - Blush Remix by Blush Delice-Retro Rose
fortchick 4/5/2006 6:13:00 PM
I really like Retro Rose. It is a bronzey-rose color on my NW20 skin -- very pretty. I get a great bronze glow and sculpted cheeks when I use this. I find myself reaching for this less than FPP though. Still a great color!
I hate to ruin the track record of FoF, but I really don't see what the big fuss is about. On my NW20 skin and slightly pigmented lips, this shows up as a "meh" color. It is very bronze, making my pout look trouty. I like the pinky-peach color, but I'm just not a big fan of the bronziness. This is just too gaudy-looking.
Be Seen is such a sexy color. On my LLL skin and slightly pigmented lips, this shows up as a pearly translucent white with gold flecks. I need to apply this sheerly or else I'll look mod. For me, this is not for everyday use unless I layer it over bold lipstick. I usually wear this on top of lipstick or by itself with smokey eyes when I'm going out at night. UPDATE: Blah, too mod-looking. Returned this. Looking for Elle.
This is a pinky nude lippie on me. I usually go for more perky colors or MLBB, so this is a big change. I love the staying power, texture, and scent, but I don't like this as much as a lot of my other l/g's.
This lipstick made me look like a corpse. Too dark for my coloring (NW20).
I can't believe I overlooked Beaute for this long. It's so beautiful, a nice peachy coral that's very subtle. There's a ton of silver microglitter that makes this even more fun. If you're put off by Lychee Luxe and Tartlette, then this is perfect for you. NW20
We can always count on MAC for the most unique colors. Nouveau Riche is no exception to this. On my NW20 skin, this is a beautiful deep mauvey rose color. Absolutely stunning. This is a sophisticated color, so it's not for everyone. I have to apply thin layer of this or else it'll be too overpowering.