i just bought this color today, and i am already in love, i would say it is a beigey/champagey/with a slight goldish-peachiness to it....great as a all over base color and as a highlighter. my my amber-brown eyes glow :) for reference i am a c3/nc30 brunette, amber-brown eyes, i will definitely repurchase!!
This mousse blush goes on so fluffy and light and blends right into your skin and gives you a soft, natural looking, tan/bronze look that doesn't look fake. I have to admit I was a little skeptical about buying a blush that you have to rub into your skin (I always use powder blushes) I was afraid that it might clog my pores/break me out, but so far so good!! I tried this blush also in the colors pink frosting which I feel was too light for me and also soft plum which is nice but I prefer myself in peachy/bronzey colors. I think this is a great blush for a drugstore brand. I think I'm gonna try the peach satin next :) EDIT: I think this may have broken me out a bit, but I'm not sure.
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Blush in Pink Frosting [DISCONTINUED]
IcedTeaChick 8/24/2007 10:53:00 PM
Love the texture and the way it blends so easily into my skin and looks very natural, unfortunately, this particular shade didn't show up enough on me (nc30), I put that I would buy again, but just not in this color. I really like the sun glow which gives a soft tan/bronze look but i don't see a posting for that color, so I think I'll go add it :)
Stop what you are doing and run to your nearest MAC counter and get this eyeliner!!! It is a mix of black, olive and gold and really brings out the gold-green in my brown eyes!!! I really thinks this color would enhance any eye color, unless you don't like olive/gold tones around your eyes. EDIT: like this color but it smears on me =(
I really liked this color when I was at the MAC counter. Trax is a dark plum with gold sparkles. My golden brown eyes usually look great in plums, so I bought it figuring the gold sparkles would bring out the gold in my eyes. However, after applying it, I feel this color takes on a reddish-purple hue which is not flattering on my eyelids and sorta makes my eyes look a bit bruised and as if I was rubbing my eyes or crying. Maybe someone else could get this to work for them, or they can mix it with other things to get it to work, but I'm at the stage in my life, I just want colors that look good without having to play around with them, therefore I will be returning this color and trying something else. I am still giving it a 3 because I feel on the right person with the right skintone this would probably be very pretty.
Blush -Revlon - Golden Affair Sculpting Blush - Berry Daring
IcedTeaChick 8/12/2007 8:24:00 PM
Berry daring is a bright berry red with a golden sheen/gold overspray on top (which I come to find disappears cause it is only on the top boo hiss) When applied very lightly it gives my cheeks a very natural flushed color like I just came in from the snow. For a drugstore blush, it is expensive, but since I only have to use such a little to get the effect I want, it is going to last me a long time. I have always liked alot of Revlon's items, and this is no exception.
Lipstick -Cover Girl - Trushine Lipstick - Petal Shine 425
IcedTeaChick 8/12/2007 8:10:00 PM
What a great find for a drugstore lipstick! Petal is a sheer nude with a slight pink pearly cast. The other MUA'er posted that it looks like the inside of seashell, that pinky pearly color and I agree. It has a balmy texture with no taste/scent/perfume and it glides and leaves a dewy finish and feels cushiony on the lips. I would compare this to MAC's lustre lipsticks. For reference I am a C3/NC30 brunette, with gold brown eyes. Not only will I repurchase, I am going to stock up!!
Bought this after the SA convinced me it looked good on me with petal lip gloss over it. I get home and the smell of this lipstick makes me nauseous, I am so super sensitive to lipstick chemical smells (i never hear people complain about the scent of BB lipsticks maybe it's just me but I can't stand it) The tester at the store wasn't bad (maybe cause it's left out and aired out ? LOL) The lipsticks in BB's lip palettes doesn't bother me, just the lipstick in the tube, and I love the taste/scent of BB lipglosses. Why can't she use the same scent in the lipsticks?? Sorry but in this day and age with all the technology, no lipstick should have to taste like chemicals.
I asked the online artist for a good all around lipliner and she suggested BBQ, no matter how lightly I appy it, it is too dark brown. I think this would look great on you dark and lovely gals out there but for me (C3 studio fix, gold brown eyes, brunette hair), it looks like I lined my mouth with an dark brown eyebrown pencil. Maybe some of you other girls can pull off that look but I can't, oh well =( I will stick with my spice and stripdown =) Still giving this a 3 rating cause it's good quality, just not the right color for me.
Very nice pink color but unfortunately this is too light for my coloring and sort of washes me out, but I'm sure on the right complexion this is very pretty
Gipsy why did I try so long to try you!!! My search for the perfect red lipstick has come to an end thank you to NARS Gipsy!! This red doesn't make me look vampish or like I was playing with mommy's red lipstick or clown makeup. This color really brightens up my complexion and gives me that sophisticated classic look. All you need is some eyeliner and black mascara and you look polished and classy.
In my opinion "Mojave" is one of the best NARS lipsticks. It is a great shimmery/metallicy/frosty coppery-peach that brightens up my complexion. I use it with bronzer and I get that bronzed beach goddess look. Very sexy!! I also recommend trying it with a brownish lipliner for more of a pout. Highly recommend!!!
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Arrid XX roll on regular scent
IcedTeaChick 7/1/2007 4:28:00 AM
Excellent product HG deodorant!!! One of the only deodorants I will always repurchase (along with SURE, and DRY IDEA) Highly recommend, just make sure you shake it well with the cap ON before applying :)
doesn't work for me at all, smelled like i forgot to put deodorant on after only an hour or 2, whenever i try a new deodorant, i always test it when i am going to be at home doing housework or whatever, and this product proves why i do this, i had to re-shower cause i smelled icky, so far the only deodorants that work for me are SURE and ARRID XX oh and dry idea
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Sure Deodorant Invisible Solid Unscented
IcedTeaChick 7/1/2007 4:17:00 AM
Excellent HG deodorant !!! I like the clear gel, and soft solid too!!! Will repurchase forever!!! :)