Prism is a brown blush that made my medium yellow toned cheek look dirty, almost like I had an old bruise that was healing. Will return for Peachiness...
I got this and Prism for my birthday. I put one on each cheek and BB won hands down. Prism made my face look...almost dirty? Like a healing bruise?! Prism is definitely more brown, BB is more pink/mauve and with a light hand looks very natural. I may repurchase if I do not find another pink blush that i like more. I tend to favor peach blushes for my medium yellow skintone.
Pressed Powders -Unlisted Brand - Rock and Republic Exhibition Pressed Powder in Suede
ltgee 11/10/2008 3:54:00 PM
Bought this from Nordstrom's yesterday for $44.00!!! Holy Moly! The container is BEAUTIFUL. Silver compact that has a magnetic closure, the R&R logo on top in silver and leather embossed. The MA matched me to Suede and so far so good. It feels smooth as silk, is TALC FREE, contains kaolin to sop up the oils and gives a little bit of coverage to boot! Hopefully this will not make me break out like MAC Blot does. I love MAC Blot but it clogs my pores! :( As far as oil control, it lasted from 8:00 am and then i had to retouch around 11:30...so the usual. :)
Love, love LOVE this fragrance, sweet but not cavity inducing and just melts into my skin. wish it had more presence because you cannot get to it unless you were up close but it does have some staying power. the bottle is beautiful and reminds me of the holidays! super special and beautiful enough to wear everyday and feel like a lady. sparkling is the word for it.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Lulu Organic Hair Powder
ltgee 9/29/2008 5:38:00 PM
I think this powder (which is talc free and is organic) smells fantastic (I purchased Jasmine) and does not leave any white residue in my brunette hair! It's very expensive and unfortunately, i would recommend this to only people with slightly-medium oily hair. I am asian with VERY oily hair. Im talking about so oily that i have to wash every single day! So this powder did nothing to fluff my hair back up on my 2nd day of no washing. So NOW, what i do is this: one day i wash with shampoo, the next day i wash but ONLY with water (it gets some but not all of the greasiness out) then use this powder, then wash again with shampoo the following day, etc. It works great for me that way. Wish i didnt have to use half the bottle for it to work but just the same, i still like it enough that i would repurchase. comes in two other scents i believe and FANTASTIC packaging!
beautiful bottles-works of art! smell? GASP! my girl pal ran away from the test card. thats all i have to say....something like, if a chocolate bar married a cup of coffee and then they got drunk. the end.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Sean John-Unforgivable Women
ltgee 8/4/2008 1:25:00 AM
This comes in a boring square bottle-nothing spectacular. Initially, all i smelled was alcohol, but as it warmed on my skin, it became sweet and delicious, i really liked it! the dry down though-that was utterly nasty. i smelled like, let me quote my girl pal, "ew-you smell like a sweaty person after clubbing all night". EW! like STANK basically!
This started out very loud, sweet and lemony to me...then as it warmed on my skin, became this cloying sugary nastiness that i could nOT scrub off! So i give it 2 stars for lasting power. i felt that the bottle was awkward to hold-an oblong shape.
$145.00 for 3 oz at Saks. Comes in a red apple shaped bottle with an exquisite cap. from sweet & spicy to migraine city. returned the very next day. my husband was complaing all night-it was THAT bad to him. staying power was excellent though-lasted from 5 pm until the next morning and I even showered. Will not repurchase...
This is a lovely smelling creme deodorant. I purchased based on MUA reviews and was not dissapointed. Paid around $18.50 I think, from Saks. Smells like roses! It's true that it says it stops a MAJORITY of the perspiration but not all-I am slightly "dewy". I have to squirt at least an inchs length to keep the BO under wraps. I tried only a smidge at first and it totally did not work. Its true though-doesnt stain the inside of your clothing and no white residue. Definitely will repurchase because i feel that this is much gentler on my skin that using Secret. Upside down squirt bottle with a rounded head. I am not sure if people use the head to apply the deodorant but i squirt a bit out onto my finger tips and apply that way.
Self Tanners -L'Oreal - Sublime Bronze Airbrush-Effect Dry Mist BODY
ltgee 4/25/2008 1:31:00 PM
YES YES YES! i will definitely buy this again! I only gave it a 3 for packaging because i wish it came in a bigger bottle. this is only good for probably 3-4 more sessions? Anyway, tried it on last night in the natural medium/tan. Super fine mist and the smell is not bad at all-sorta sweet and fruity (mystic tan makes me GAG). I dont know why everyone says its clear because its not! it's a very fine mist but i can totally see the spray going on and it's a very sheer brown color. it dries SUPER fast-i didnt even have to wait! did not stain my clothes and i woke up this morning browned to perfection. absolutely NO orange, matched the already browned parts of my skin to the tee. it's cheap (it's a drugstore brand!) and today i am spraying my husband and my mom. what a great find-thanks MUA members! I did not experience any staining of my hands or feet like others have mentioned. i did it in the shower.
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Long Wear Cream Shadow in Galaxy
ltgee 4/24/2008 5:04:00 PM
I had no interest in buying this until i went to the counter. So ladies, don't go based on the online color, go into the store to try it on! It is a smokin' hot shadow that lasts and lasts! I looked completely sultry and i could see how easy it was to do a smoky eye super quick. the shimmer particles are more cool toned/silvery and boy do they make your eyes POP. i also have this in beach bronze. i had sand castle but returned (was a nice color but nothing special). i think it might be too much to wear during daylight hours (i came home and my brother said i better wipe it off before dinner because i looked like i was "selling" something!) but im sure with a lighter hand it would be just fine. it's super sexy for nightime and i am going to try it for my trip up to LA this weekend! staying power is again, fantastic! no creasing and i have pretty oily lids. the only gripe i have is that the opening to the super cute and classy container is a tad bit small. will repurchase. UPDATE: returned! the first time i used it, great! subsequent times, it went on so choppy I was like, wth?! it would leave bare spots and chunk up in spots. :(
Eye Shadow -Laura Mercier - Eye Colour Duo in Bamboo
ltgee 4/22/2008 6:48:00 PM
i bought it off of rave reviews here and i have used it twice. doesnt do anything for my brown eyes (my lids just look muddy and dark) and the colors are pretty generic. i too, threw the box away and now i regret as i would like to return. will not repurchase. does not come with an applicator and the compact is pretty small.
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Cream Eye Shadow Sand Castle
ltgee 4/18/2008 1:01:00 AM
Lovely brown grey/lilac toned color. very similar to beach bronze but with less POP. less shimmer too. great for daytime look only. beach bronze is better, more intense color and can transition from day to night. Returned. Not special enough for the price tag.
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Cream Shadow - Beach Bronze
ltgee 4/18/2008 12:58:00 AM
Ok-loving this color. a chocolatey brown with goldish reddish flecks/shimmer in it. Purchased this and Sand Castle. SC is very similar in color except more grey/lilacky tones. BB stands out SO much more than SC, just makes my brown eyes POP. Will repurchase. add some long wear el and man, gorgeous eyes! it's not so shimmery that you cant wear during the day-but its enough to wear at night too. fantastic!