a lovely pinkish coral color, creamy and opaque. It looks pretty intense in the tube but goes on semi-sheer. A lovely color for warm toned skin, this is similar to my HG gloss: Mac fulfilled (also a pinkish coral)
Pout is a creamy light pink, rather cool toned so for folks with warm toned skin its not really ideal. Can be quite nice depending on the look you're going for, I do like it with a dark dramatic eye:). Smashbox gloss formula is very nice, glides on smoothly and stays well, not too sticky. Not a super fave for me, but useful, its pretty similar to MAC underage as I think another reviewer stated. I like it for certain looks and would repurchase if necessary but don't use it a ton because cool tones aren't super great on me.
Powders -Smashbox - Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
rachelbobco 12/28/2010 4:32:00 PM
I will edit this review when I've had this longer, but I gotta say I'm not a huge fan so far. Luckily I got a sample size to try this. Got it in medium, and feel the color is..weird, kinda orange-y. I tried this with my usual tm and w/ usual foundation (Stila) and wasn't pleased with the results, as both are 'illuminating' and adding this powder instead of my ususal matte powder results in glitterbomb. Fair enough, I figured, not Halo's fault I like those formulas...so I tried it alone, but didn't like that either, strangely orange, and blotchy so I washed it off. I have warm toned skin, not super dark but with olive undertones and thought the medium would be a good match, but it really wasn't so maybe I should try the light. But overall I'm unimpressed as this product practically promises to cure cancer and as far as I can tell its just a really silky feeling but weirdly orange powder.
A lovely color, its actually about three shades lighter than orgasm and minus the glitter, as reviewers have stated. Its a good option to have, a lighter but buildable and very pretty peachy pink tone. Lovely packaging, finely milled powder, a perfect subtle flush of color. I'm in love, lol. :)
Love the minis!!! They are adorable, and really you don't need the full size because you use so little product. Tipsy is my absolute fave, so I do have both mini and fullsize so that one can stay in my bag all the time while the other stays home. (I know, I'm a MU maniac) I kinda prefer the minis b/c they are small and cute and cheap, and agree w a previous reviewer that using this and topping it (carefully! its easy to overdo!) with a powder blush, it basically stays on forever. I'm so glad they make these, also gives me a chance to try out a mini before going for the full size.
Agree with previous reviewer, more of a bronzer than a blush this shade. Additionally the 'natural' formula is nowhere near as soft and blendable as the usual formula. I might use it as a contour/bronzer... but so far not a fave.
I won't have to repurchase, but I would if necessary. My favorite candy pink blush, its aptly named. Used this on my kid sis when she did a 'dolly' costume and she really did look just like a doll. :) A lovely vivid pink. :)
Sad. :( I love tarte cheek stains, but this one is a no-go. A raspberry red with tons of golden glitter, sorta looks like a kindergarten art project. Ah well, you win some..you lose some. This one goes to the teen sister. The color itself doesn't really show up, just tons of gold glitter. I'm over 30 so, thanks but no thanks. My least fave tarte color.
The color is lovely, very pigmented and a lovely deep pinky coral with flecks of gold. The shimmer looks a bit much in the pan but doesn't come out that way when applied. Also really like Nars packaging, very elegant.
there's a reason its a cult fave. This is about the most natural looking flush that can be cosmetically produced. Its a great product. I haven't tried it as a lip stain and imagine it would be drying, but its almost a universally flattering shade and once you get the application down its super easy to use and pretty tough to overdo.
Palettes -BeneFit Cosmetics - Justine Case [DISCONTINUED]
rachelbobco 12/7/2010 10:29:00 PM
I just love the cute packaging, and I'm a sucker for tiny to-go kits. Also wanted to try a few of these before going for the full size. I got a deal on this, would certainly not feel super happy had I paid full price. Its basically a really adorably packaged little kit full of samples. And as I said, I'm a sucker for cute packaging, so I love it. Its a useful grab it and go kinda thing.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - 6 Piece Eye Brush Set (5 brushes + case)
rachelbobco 11/16/2010 7:28:00 PM
This is actually a pretty handy set. I kinda wish they would make and sell more individual brushes since the quality is pretty high considering the very low price tag. I'm not a huge fan of the bag but the brushes themselves are very good, soft and made of recycled material plus no animal products. All gravy imho. :)
meh. Its an eye primer, not super great as a primer, my pref is painterly paint pot, which I prefer to udpp. This stuff comes in after udpp, its just ok. Got it in mini to try, and I appreciate having it in my to-go kit but won't repurchase. It has the weight and consistency of a cream concealer, doesn't really do the job as a primer.
I don't go out without using this highlight. I have warm toned skin and find this color complements my skin much better than high beam. It just gives this natural looking glinty highlight that makes my cheekbones look amazing. For going out at night I will top it with a highlight powder as well, usually Stila's rose-gold.
Its a good highlighter, but the color isnt ideal for me, I have olive toned, warm toned skin. For me moonbeam is miraculous and this is strangely frosty and pink. :) I will use it a little, depending on the color scheme, but don't reach for it daily like the moonbeam...