Blush -Bobbi Brown - Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks - Powder Pink
maashi 3/18/2011 3:54:00 AM
I own 6 of these (3 samples from a friend, 3 full size), and Powder Pink like the rest are pigmented, easy to blend, doesn't stay tacky for long, and lasts quite some time. The shade is very neutral and natural so should suit all skin tones. For more drama you can definitely build the shade up. I can't comment on the use of this one on the lips - but I have tried cabo coral which was a bit drying. Initial investment may seem expensive but you will probably NEVER finish a jar. Great product as always. Note I am NC35.
Eye Shadow -Shiseido - Maquillage eyeshadow palette in GY867
maashi 3/18/2011 3:50:00 AM
Highly pigmented and easy to blend powde shadows, shades are fairly neutral which should suit most, but with the darker gray can also go from day to night. The cream shadow base is a little hard to blend out. (Hence one lippie off) Cream eyeliner is also easy to apply with. Good brushes (something you could never expect from Western palettes, except maybe Bobbi Brown). Good packaging, high quality, excellent versatile palette for all skin tones.
Lotions/ Creams -Bliss Labs - Blood Orange + White Pepper Body Butter
maashi 1/1/2011 3:57:00 PM
A bit too expensive to warrant a repurchase (I did buy this in a set off Strawberrynet), but the scent is fresh and unique (like the white pepper taking the boringness out of the orange), and it does get absorbed not like some crappy body butters that just sit on top of your skin. Just a tad expensive that's all for a body product.
Gels/Soaps -Bliss Labs - Blood Orange & White Pepper Shower Gel
maashi 1/1/2011 3:56:00 PM
Great fresh scent that is not boring orange, not drying for the skin (not moisturising either), my problem with it is that it doesn't lather enough, even with the use of a sponge/puff. Otherwise the scent is great though.
I don't see as much brown as other MUAers, but it is a nice dark red that gets attention, but not too in your face. Formula is a dream (especially for a cream type finish), great applicator brush as always, you won't go wrong with OPI. I have had it on my toes for close to a week and they still look great (very little tip wear, still glossy (I use Seche Vite)). Lovely product.
Blush -Bobbi Brown - Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Summer Tan
maashi 12/2/2010 6:30:00 AM
Agree with other MUAers that it does look like a horrid muddy rose in the pot. But I have discovered my best use for this is a contouring matte bronzer. The colour doesn't run red/pink at all and works great to define my jaw line on my NC35 skin. And it is easily blendable. I can see it work on cheeks as well, I just don't tend to use bronzer for that purpose. Lots of product in the pot to last ages, I have no problem with the texture either, so will get again if i ever run out of contouring products lol.
Blush -Bobbi Brown - Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks - Flushed Pink
maashi 12/2/2010 6:26:00 AM
Solid performer, a pretty universally flattering tawny pink that is suitable for most skin tones and occasions. Buildable pigmentation. Great everyday colour. It may not be the most original colour, but if you're looking for a cream blush that is decent value for money, look no further. (sure BB is expensive, but you get tons out of a pot rouge...)
Gorgeous coral colour, great colour pay off, non-shimmer. Pulls a bit pink on me, I am an Asian NC35, but I have fairly plummy lips to start with. Wears off after maybe 3 hrs? But after 4.5 I can still see some colour. Only con is that like other MAC lipsticks I have tried it is a bit drying, so lip balm is a must. Besides that though I am happy with it.
Not sure if it is the Lustre finish, but I did not get as much colour payoff as I had expected. But that makes it a very wearable red - not too in your face and also a red that should complement most. I pull a hint of coral out of this on my reasonably pigmented lips. Only gripe is that it doesn't seem to last that long on me, I don't think I see much after about 3hrs?
Solid performer - good eye base colour, neutral tone suits most, fallout is minimal even without primer, can use as a highlighter too. Only reason I didn't give a 5 is cos there will be dupes out there...
I have this in Colin (red with orange undertones). The packaging is gimmicky, but I am not offended by it and my partner and I had a good laugh about it. It is probably a bit bulky and I would have prefered something a bit sleeker. The formula is not as sticky as MAC, still pretty thick, and the colour payoff was more than expected, gives a high gloss finish and hides my liplines. Lasting power is a couple of hours which is ok for gloss. Applicator is ok though I prefer long flat sponge applicators (not doe footed, the ones I prefer are usually found in Japanese brands). I am not too bothered with the scent, though I think it smells more like McDonalds hotcakes. It dissipates quickly enough. Overall not a bad gloss and I think it's a bit of fun, but I dunno if I'd buy one again simply cos of the not-so-sleek packaging.
I believe the packaging has changed, but I have this with a sponge 'stamp' which I have seen in the past with certain Korean makeup brands. The packaging really is a bit weird... funky, but colour distribution is uneven and extra blending is required. Colour payoff though is pretty good for DS prices, and will last a good half day on me at work (and I work in a harsh environment). I just think the container is a little weird. The colour is comparable to MAC Secret Blush (which I believe is discontinued), a neutral toned fleshy pink that shows up satisfactorily on my NC35 complexion. Good to try on a budget.
Solid performer, didn't tug, line drawn is smooth, it did fade after a few hours but I am not bothered about reapplying. It did not smudge on me. It did not irritate my eyes either, but then I do not use this on the waterline. I can't expect much more from DS, so I guess it will become a staple for now until I try some other new things. Happy to repurchase.
I have this in Peach Wonder. The colour was a lot pinker than expected, and it was bright too, not quite garish yet though... Formula is not too drying and I get about 3 hours wear? The most iritating factor though is that the lid is impossible to take off especially if I have just put hand cream on. Way too tight! Maybe I just got a dud. But that certainly irritated me...
As the reviewers below say, I got sucked in by the spf15. I have this in Apricot Glow. Colour is a nice MLBB shade, which is good for me to use at work. It is, however, a bit too frosty for my liking, and it isn't moisturising enough (despite the contradictory reviews below... I am finding it shows up dry bits). Sure it is buttery but I can manage that with some care. I guess that also means you use more than you may need... so the lipstick finishes quickly, if that sort of thing matters to you. I am using it up when I am at work, but I don't think I will buy again. Happy to have tried it though at such cheap prices.