This is simply a must for cool-toned women--such a stunning cool sheer red. I am in love! Of course it is small and way too expensive, but it's so nice that I'm giving the 5 rating that I almost never give!
Lipstick -MAC - Lure Lipstick from Lure Collection
kristenmc1218 6/9/2006 10:28:00 PM
This is sheer and beautiful--a lovely berry color for the cool PPP. I am very pleased with it and will probably buy a back-up! It has all the great qualities of the other MAC lustres, including the subtle vanilla smell.
I am always mad at MAC for making their best cool-toned pink lippies LE--not this one! It is beautiful and a must for the cool toned: a pinky, rosey, winey, moisturizing sheer l/s--I love it!
This looks lovely w/ my hazel eyes. I actually love the lower pigmentation of NARS and also the way the shimmer is subtle (vs., say, Stila & MAC). A very pretty pair of neutral greyish purpley shadows that work nicely w. my NW20 skin.
Lipstick -Lola Cosmetics - Lip Sheer - Pink Panther
kristenmc1218 6/7/2006 10:00:00 AM
This is a very pretty non-shimmery pink with amazing staying power, lilacy but the color does not work for me. I am really disappointed because I was expecting to love this. I like the texture, too, and I know it looks gorgeous on others, but not on me--alas. I am saying that I would buy it again b/c it's just the shade that's wrong for me.
Even though I despise the packaging of my sample, I have to say that the Anytime Blush is UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL on my cool-toned pale skin. I own about 25 high-end blushes, and this looks prettier and more natural than any of them. LOVE IT!!!!!
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation Original Glo Formula
kristenmc1218 6/7/2006 9:53:00 AM
This is just gorgeous--so much better for me than BE! First of all, the fair shade suits my cool pale complexion and second, this does not make my pores look like craters as BE does. It makes my face look fresh, young, and nearly flawless, without looking like a mask! Love it! I like it better w. my BE Flawless Face Brush than w. a kabuki.
I am on the fence about this lipstick--can't decide if it washes me out (NW20) or not. And for $23.00, I should love it. What I do like is that it lasts pretty long for a sheer, but it also lacks the glossiness I like in other sheers like Armani and MAC lustres. Overall, I am not thrilled at all.
I am a cool PPP and am always struggling to find colors that work--this works! I love that it is not overly pigmented and that it is more mauve than rose. My only caveat is that it is an absurdly small item when one compares it to, say, Cargo blushes!
I got this based on the raves, despite my better judgment that says "no gold!". I am NW20, but unlike the other reviewers w. same coloring, this does not work for me--too warm. Worse, it does not go on smoothly over primer but is patchy and looks cheap. Perhaps MAC eye shadow just does not work for me--I do not like the texture at all.
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Peony ShimmerBrick Shimmer Brick Compact
kristenmc1218 6/4/2006 1:02:00 PM
I waited to get a skunk brush before reviewing this item. Frankly, I looked like a disco ball beet when I first tried it without the necessary subtlety of the proper brush. However, now that I have that brush, I think the peony SB is beautiful on my cool-toned ppp skin. I love to wear it over blush--it looks particularly lovely over BB Pale Pink and Tarte Flush. I definitely recommend it as a cheekbone highlighter to cool-toned women and would buy it again myself. I do concur that, like most NARS multiples, this is really only good for the cheeks, but there it imparts a splendid glow.
I love Posey! I am surprised because it looked too warm in the pan for me (cool PPP), and I simply will not wear orangey or peachy or too-brown colors on my ghostly face. So, I almost swapped it without trying it but then couldn't resist. I applied it with a foundation brush over tinted moisturizer and then evened it out with my fingers, and it created a lovely, natural reddish-pink flush--very much like my natural color. Don't know why the other reviewers don't like it!
Blush -MAC - Blushcreme Pearl Sweet William [DISCONTINUED]
kristenmc1218 5/31/2006 3:10:00 PM
I think this is very pretty and I _would_ buy it again, if I were a bit younger! I love the cool/neutral pink--the kind of shade without too much brown that I have trouble finding, but the shimmer is too young for me.
Eye Shadow -Chanel - Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Desert Rose
kristenmc1218 5/29/2006 1:09:00 PM
I went back and forth with this duo--I had it on my swap list for a while, but every time someone asked for it, I found I never would swap it. So I gave it another chance, and now I like it very much. I concur with many of the reviews below, and my only caveat is that I find the pink a bit _too_ light and the gold therein more powerful than the pink--a problem one ususually finds with cheaper products. I do like the softness of the pigment--elegant.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat [DISCONTINUED]
kristenmc1218 5/28/2006 11:50:00 AM
This is very pretty, and I, too, like to use it as a blush (NW20). I so wish the tone were just a bit cooler and pinker, though.