Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - DiorKiss - 778 - Groselle (Red Currant)
lovebird9 12/27/2004 9:36:00 PM
I love this lipgloss! Like MAC Flashmode, it looks frighteningly 1980s fuchsia in the tube. However, on my lips, this is a beautiful sheer juicy medium pink with shimmer, not red at all. Great texture (smooth, thick but not *too* sticky) and shiny finish. I like the scent and find it pleasant, but if you are very sensitive to fragrance in cosmetics, I suggest that you steer clear of this gloss.
This is a chic, feminine, yet unfussy fragrance that I really like. I usually don't like overly flowery fragrances, but this is a rather nice sweet floral. It's not extremely unique but it doesn't smell too boring on me. It has good lasting power and the dry-down is just as nice as the initial spray. I love the bottle design as well.
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Addict Lip Gloss- A Feast of Plums-781
lovebird9 12/27/2004 9:24:00 PM
For reference, I am an NC30/MMM with brown eyes and hair. This looks quite pretty in the tube, but on my lips, it just looks muddy and dull, not like the gorgeous warm plum I expected it to be. I do, however, like the texture, finish, and scent. CD Addict glosses have a great formulation and chic packaging.
This is a beautiful, elegant, and classic fragrance. I receive compliments when I wear this and it really works well with my chemistry. It lasts for a very long time and one spray is enough for me. I love the scent of gardenias, and this is a beautiful rendition; it's a soft, floral gardenia (doesn't have the creaminess of a real gardenia blossom, though).
My favorite waterproof automatic black eyeliner! This is truly waterproof for me, and doesn't melt off or smudge by the end of the day. It's a true black and has a nice soft texture that is easily blendable.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Pitahaya
lovebird9 12/27/2004 9:11:00 PM
This lasted for a few endless hours on my skin. I disliked it upon my initial sniff, but I kept it on for a while in the vain hope that it would change into something nicer. Unfortunately, it didn't, and it smelled like a decaying pear pastry in an old woman's house for the whole day (yes, it has a hint of that 'old lady' smell in it, but that note is overpowered by the strong, cloying rotting pastry scent).
Conditioner -Pantene - Full & Thick Complete Therapy Conditioner
lovebird9 12/27/2004 8:11:00 PM
I posted a separate review for the Full & Thick shampoo as well. I have fine, long, straight hair and I am looking for products to provide me with more volume and body. This conditioner left my hair feeling difficult to comb through and a bit dry, although it did make my hair slightly thicker (however, the shampoo is better for providing fullness).
I have very fine, straight, normal hair. I used this along with the conditioner. Although this lathers well and is pleasantly scented, after washing my hair with it, my hands felt *very* coated; this has never happened to me before, so I imagine that it would not be good for my hair. My hair was very tangled after using this. That said, it did make my hair noticeably thicker, though weighed down and lacking in volume.
I like using this wet on my lid so that the gold shimmer shows up more strongly. Trax is a nice color on me (NC30/MMM with brown eyes); it is a dark warm/neutral plum with golden shimmer. I don't think the texture is that great; it's a little hard and the pigmentation isn't that great. Lasting power is pretty good when applied wet.
This was much too frosty and cool on me (NC30/MMM with brown eyes). Moonlight is a sheer pure white icy shimmer; the texture is smooth and lasting power is better than average.
This is my favorite Stila green. Jade suits me perfectly (NC30/MMM with brown eyes) and works well as a wash alone on my lids. It is a clear emerald green with shimmer; it's fairly bright, but not loud or garish. I only use it wet so that it looks more intense. The texture is smooth (but not as silky as some other eyeshadows), and staying power is better than average.
Although this is a pretty color, I don't think it's especially unique. On me (NC30/MMM with brown eyes), it's a shimmery neutral brown with slight olive undertones. I think it's brown, rather than bronze, because it doesn't look metallic or warm enough to be 'bronze.' Texture was a little grainier than I prefer, and staying power was average on my eyelids.
Even though this looks rather muddy in the pan, it's much nicer on my eyes; it is a very nice shimmery 'antiqued' dark olive with golden undertones. I am an NC30/MMM with brown eyes and it suits me nicely. It pairs nicely with Oasis. I found the staying power to be average, but the texture is very soft.
Starlight is a nice basic highlight color, but it was a little too frosty on me. On my NC30/MMM skin and brown eyes, Starlight shows up as a shimmery warm/neutral cream color. It's pretty for use in the inner corners or browbone, but it's lighter than I prefer to use straight on my lids. Texture is very soft, staying power is better than average, but not the best.
Diamond Lil shows up as a shimmery greyed pewter on me with subtle greenish tones (NC30/MMM with brown eyes). The texture is smooth and soft, and staying power is pretty good, but I think Shu Uemera eyeshadows are better.