This is the ONLY concealer that has ever worked for me. It is wonderful. Unlike most concealers, it is opaque enough to cover blemishes and the NW45 matches my skin perfectly. When I use it my skin looks flawless. This product is a must have in my make up kit.
I really like eyeko mascara. It is very black which gives me a nice dramatic definition. I also love the consistency, which is very inky and glossy...the tube is excellent and allows you to get a lot of the product and prevents drying out. I actually like the sparse brush...it does something that other mascaras don't do. I don't know how or why but I love it--it's my favourite mascara to date (I also like Great Lash, and Lancome Extencils).
I just got my Moonbiba (dark blackberry) lip tint in the mail. I really like it. The colour is suitable and I like the stain idea-but it's moisturising too. It's sheer enough for your own lip texture to show through, and is a really nice addition to my lipstick collection. The beautiful packaging/tube doesn't hurt either. With that said, I loved Kevyn Aucoin and he can do little wrong for me.
What a disappointment! I ordered this from Sephora online and when it came it was totally solidified, cracked, and disgusting looking. I know, I know I can "run it under warm water" as the bottle suggested but I do not plan on doing this each time. For $55 it should do my laundry. The colour is pretty, but barely shows on my darker skin. To show I would have to use a tablespoon of it, and obviously that is not very affordable. The smell is nice, but I think this product is the worst in an otherwise incredible line of products. I forgive you though, Francois because you made 75% of my makeup! I will be sending this back to Sephora-it's so bad I won't even keep it. I get a similar look mixing my Golden Bronze powder from MAC into lotion.
I think Multiples are expensive, but they are beautiful and last a long time. Sumatra is a pretty blush for dark skin-it's a bright pinkish purple and blends very well. You can also use it on your lips, so if you only want to take one product out for retouches, this would be it.
Orgasm is a very pretty blush but does not work well for darker skin tones. It looks ashy on brown skin. I use it sometimes as a highlighter, but can't use it as an overall blush. For a similar look darker skinned women should try Torrid. I like that much better.
This was given to me by my then-boyfriend for my birthday. The scent is somewhat pretty, but way too heady for me and brings on a headache every time I wear it. I keep trying it hoping that I will grow to love it, but so far I haven't.
Corfu is one of my staple items. I love the beautiful taupe shimmer colour. It is a gorgeuos base and illuminates the eyes and the skin. I agree that it does crease slightly, but most creams do. This can be minimised by expert blending!
I love BB brushes. This one is no exception. It is a high quality brush and has excellent precision. It is much better than my M.A.C brush, but too bad it has no cap for travel.
Fathom is gorgeous. Its a pretty baby pink/peach with beautiful (and even) fine flecks of silver glitter. Works well alone or dusted over your other eyeshadows (when you dust it over other colours the pink disappears and it become a nice finisher). This is my favourite item from the new collection.
I love love love Glossimers. I own about 5 or 6 of them and they always get compliments. The colours are beautiful, high impact and super glossy and I think that they are expensive but worth every penny. The absolute best one is Spark. Its a nice pink with gold flecks in it-absolutely divine and perfect for spring and summer!
I agree with these girls, the colour is just tricky to work with. It is a grape colour, and actual does have shimer flecks in it (look closely). But it is just too dark, even for my brown skin. It's not a complete waste though, what I do is dip my finger in it lightly and rub it into my lips and it makes a subtle and sexy stain. Don't use it as a full out gloss though-scary.
I tried Timbuktu after my MA at Bloomies told me "I have the perfect colour for you!" Well, he was right. It is a rich colour, kind of like a dark brick colour. It compliments my brown skin perfectly and is a staple neutral for me, but also looks great on my pale friends as a dressy wine colour. I love the sheen and the moisture. Try this one!
I own two NARS palettes, Emotional Rescue and License to Kill. Although I love NARS, this palette is not one of my favourites. The orgasm and cannes blushes are worth it, for sure. However, I wasn't a big fan of the eyeshadows. The night fairy is okay, but best to dust lightly over different colour...but not Lulu...this colour does not blend well and is actually too heavily pigmented (looks practically black on my medium dark brown skin). The lipsticks are decent, although I prefer them in the tube. I disagree with the reader who said "Dolce Vita" was universally flattering. Remember women of colour! This lipstick looks awful on darker skin..it's like a milky pink. The other 3 lipsticks are pretty though. In summary, this palette is a mixed bag. Although it is tempting to buy Nars palettes because you "save," I recommend buying what you want individually. You NEVER use all the colours in these palettes, and I am convinced that the quality is poorer in the palettes than in the individual units.