Well, let me start off by saying I have tried the product so many different ways that I probably should have given up long ago. I could get it to work but it took so much work with the fingers and or the stippling skunk brush. First it had to be whipped, stippled and fingered in. Blending was still not satisfactory. Finally I whatched a utube video by MakeupwithTiffany, I think, she used a sponge with fix +. So I tried this. This works well for me. The coverage is perfect and flawless, buildable and sets without powder and lasts even after sleeping in it. It doesn't look like a mask when applied this way. I spray my sponge, dab it into a dot of the foundation on a clean stone, then pounce it on my face. Unbelieveable. The drawbacks here are, the sponge soaks up a lot of product and a little product does not go a long way with this method. So if you bought this product and hate it, try this method on a day your going to go somewhere where you don't really care what you like. If you discover you look great, you can use up the rest of your product and you may end up loving it. I'm not sure if I'm in love yet, time will tell. PS I prime with MAC matte.
I recently picked this up at a CCO and I am in love with it. It is a very pretty white highlighter and I adore it. So glad I found it.
I wish I had tried the one without SPF. This review is for the one with SPF. Breaks me out. At first I wasn't sure, so I stopped using it for a while, cleared up. Added this back into the routine. Next day, blemishes. Too bad because I like the way it turned my face pink and it felt very good going on. Would not ever buy this again.
My favorite red polish.
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Perfectionist Correcting Serum
motleyutube 12/31/2008 2:09:00 PM
This is a product for ladies who would like to reduce and improve the look of FINE lines and wrinkles. Namely around your eye, edges where the lines are, parenthesis lines, lines on the upper lip, and maybe forehead lines. This is not a moisturizer, it is not a primer, it is for us older ladies and those younger ladies who want the advantage peptides can give you to prevent the unpreventable aging. This product does what it says it will do. It does not do plastic surgery but is a nice alternative to those who would like to wait for that or forgo plastic surgery. One time I put the product under my chin on the neck area and got tiny pimples. So guess what? I never put it there again. There aren't any wrinkles there. Where I get wrinkles I never get pimples anyways. If you try to drink water through an orafice other than your mouth, you won't get results. So why would you use a product in a way that is not recommended? Maybe just for curiosity's sake. Testing? OK so the results are in and they are printed on their website. I love this product, the jury is out on my younger and less wrinkled sister right now. I'm waiting to find out if she likes it, she has blemish problems.
I bought this mascara because people were going on and on about it on youtube. I like the brush. That's it. The formulation is just average. I've used it once and probably will rarely use it in the next three months when I have to throw it away. It's too drying and doesn't do a thing for the lashes as far as lengthing goes. Separation is ok, thickening not really. Better than Maybelline Collasal but worse than Phenomen eyes, which is my current fav.
I hated this Mascara. I don't like the formula or the wand. It turned my lashes brittle and they broke. This has a flat color when it dries. I would never purchase this again. I used it once and I am throwing it away.
Lip Liners -NARS - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Damned
motleyutube 11/24/2008 5:40:00 PM
I love the color, I love the texture, I love the packaging. It's easier to use than a skinny lip pencil so applying is more accurate for me. It's like a lip pencil and a lipstick all in one. This color lasts a pretty long time and stains the lips a little, kinda like a lip stain, lip pencil and lipstick. Would purchase again.
I love this lip stain. I am a lip stain addict and this is my favorite brand as well as my favorite color this year anyway. If your a lipgloss junkie forget it. This is matte. I love that. To complete a whole look you couldn't ask for anything better. It gives you shape to your lips, it doesn't come off, people don't look at you and go, "OMG look at that goop on her lips". Your lips look like lips only better. No need to line your lips, apply lipstick then gloss. Who needs that? The texture of this stain is like no other. NARS well done.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
motleyutube 8/5/2008 5:18:00 PM
I love this as a brow highlighter. It's also a good highlighter in general, but sometimes I am a little too heavy handed with it. I usually use the flat NARS brush to apply and I think I should probably try a different brush. I say I would buy this product again, however I doubt I will ever run out, even if I used it every day. The one I have is blush sized and is huge.
I love this on my lids, using Pic Nic as my browbone highlighter and a very light slightly coral to very peachy light orange eye shadow in a different brand I have. With brown or black eyeliner upper and outer lower lids or even on the waterline I get a sexy look I love.
I have the Night Porter and Night Flight. I don't know why I thought I had to have these, the NARS addiction is currently upon me. I havn't used them yet but I swatched them with the following primers. MAC shadesticks in sharkskin, bejing, copper penny, and that green one. Also I primed with Urban Decay Primer Potion and Two Faced Eye Shadow Insurance. The results were varied. Oh and also with the Night Flight I primed with NARS unconditional love, the blue cream shade. That looked pretty good. And the Night Porter looked good with the copper penny and the green shadesticks. They all had a different look. If your looking for a fast application I don't think this is it. But with experimentation some cool effects can be achieved.
I like this as a nice highlighter. For me it almost matches my summer skin tone but is just a bit lighter. I like that it is matte. Sometimes I just don't feel like the high sparkle in my highlighter and when I do I use Kilimanjaro or Albatross.
The color combination would be great if only the gold color was More gold and less ? something. I like the purple color but I find I have to layer layer layer to get the color payoff I desire. However if you prefer a lighter pale color you can have it that way also. The two colors together look OK. But just OK, not great.
Love this color and texture. Next time I wear it, usually on my lids, I'm going to use the unconditional love cream eye shadow in the light blue underneath it.