So this is the first summer in years I have decided to avoid the sun and embrace a fake glow I am generally a huge proponent of the pale visage, but I realize every summer that I am tempted by the tan. Every summer I end up burning to tan and I ruin my tattoos and darken pigmentation spots unnecessarily. This summer my boyfriend talked me down from my thoughts of Icarus by purchasing this product and the MAC fx in Golden for me. I am generally dissapointed in Benefit's products and took this home with the expectation that it would soon be returned from whence it came. I was briefly advised by the snotty MA not to use the brush it came with, that it would leave a splotchy and dirty smudge on my face. So of course I had to try it. I was really excited by the product. Perhaps it looks best on pale skin? It looks completely believable without being overwhelming. I wanted a 1950's glow, not a 2006 irradiation. This certainly met my high standards. I even carry the clumsy box around with me because I enjoy the touch up's.
Sorry ladies but I totally disagree with all the reviews suggesting one get a tan in order to get the most out of Eager, Sashimi Mimi, Vegas Volt or any of the these other gorgeous retro colors. Pale skin brings out the loveliest pigments in these shades. Unless you live in LA or Miami Beach or have been brainwashed into thinking that a tan is a necessary accessory, you will get these undertones and pigments. Maybe if the color isn't working on you, you shouldn't get darker, but rather attempt to Lighten Up...and see how gorgeous the retro glam look can be in its orginal and intended incarnation.
So I have one complaint-this does not remove make up well. I, personally, also prefer a foaming cleanser since it gives me the sensation of really getting a days worth of crap out of my ginormous pores. Aside from those two things I am one of those oddballs that *like* the smell, However as I child I also liked the smell of gasoline and tar-or perhaps that was just the sensation of my braincells dying a euphoric death. Sometimes I forget how sensitive my skin really is until it loudly protests in full force. That is when I grab my Cetaphil and get to work on my Simplicity regimen. Inevitably the cystic stuff starts to fade and dissapear and the unstable truce returns to my face. And then of course I inevitably look for the newest skin perfecting cleanser, and the whole damn thing starts over again. But it is not Cetaphil's fault.
Rhymes with orange. Actually it doesn't "rhyme" with orange, it just *is* orange. Yuck. I look like I'd died and gone to high school foundation hell, circa 1991...when having an orange jawline was de riguer.
OK so based on the other review and my experience with other YSL lipsticks I thought "Sounds like the color for me!". Well it wasn't. This is muddy and splotchy, like a dried up wet n' wild color. It isn't just the formula it is also just a lazy color formulation that is inconsistant and one of the few colors that have come along in my LIFEtime that I assigned "unwearable" status to. This also had that funky tea rose smell that was much stronger then my matte formula YSL lipsticks. I don't think I will ever purchase a Rouge Pur Transparent ever again. My VS sheer formulation l/s are far more impressive. After waiting three weeks for this in the mail, I am frozen to the core with dissapointment. Poorly executed House of YSL!
I was nervous to buy this product after all the negative reviews about what a pain this is to apply and how the effect is not worth the effort. Well I completely disagree. I am not usually much of a mascara girl, in fact I rarely have the patience to even apply it at all. However I could not resist the packaging and ended up getting swoonderful and smitten on Ebay. I approached the package with much trepidation but in all honesty none of the reticence was nescessary. I found this formula to be gorgeous, smooth, brilliantly colored, long lasting and EASY to APPLY. A little product on the wand and a few strokes later you've got eye catching lashes. In the old days of glamor girls and screen queens women spent the time practicing the ART of make-up. Nowadays most women, myself included, simply want a quick way of applying a few products and a minimal amount of effort. Well I think it shows when you use time tested techniques to gorgeous-up your face. I actually swooped this on my lashes in the time it took to begin taking attendance at school. It was quick, clean and impressive. It makes me wonder what other packaging and application "conveniences" have removed the mystique from cosmetic application.
Liquid -Ecco Bella - Ecco Bello Flowercolor Natural Foundation
MissMermaid 1/6/2006 1:28:00 AM
Good idea, terrible execution. Did Ecco Bella test this products on any humans while they were formulating it? Prove those other companies wrong about animal testing-make a great cruelty-free foundation please. This is not it. I was seduced by what appeared to be the perfect yellow-based cameo color, and just ended up with a face full of aged dryness. And I have super oily skin, I can only imagine someone with very dry skin might find themselves looking like they'd applied a layer of spackle on their face. Poorly done. And 20 dollars for this tiny tube of junk?!?! At that price I expect a much finer formula. I call SHENANIGANS!
This was my first Chanel lipstick and I am glad I bought a tester at half price online. I have seen nothing but rave reviews for this product but all in all it was pretty bleh. The color was a decent neutral pink/red/copper but I found the texture too annoyingly slippery. Even with full lipliner underneath it had little hold. Where is my complicated gorgeous color? Yoinks.
OK so I didn't buy this, I simply had it applied on both my nails and toes at my expensive mani-pedi appointment. The colors looked gorgeous in the bottle. A lovely blue pink-purple and a dark marbled red-purple. Both have lasted quite nicely but are the most unremarkable colors I have ever seen on my fingers and toes. If I hadn't seen the techs apply the colors straight out of the bottle I would have believed there had been a bait and switch. How do such beautiful complex colors in the bottle go on so ugly? I have a primary school flat ashy purple on my hands and a next to black color on my toes. I would be horrified if I had actually purchased such cosmetic villainy. Badly done House of Dior, BADLY done.
I used to adore this EA glimmery coppery orangey shade when I was a high school freshman. I also wore mood rings and swore that pegging my pants made me more attractive. Plastique brings out every blotch in my ruddy Russian/Welsh complexion. The brown and orange make me look so dated. I tried to pawn this off on my mother but even with her creamy skin and blonde locks she wasn't interested. I couldn't even *give* this one away. I must be way too high maintenance for this color. Toss me Faux or Siren anytime but leave the Plastique at home.
Oh look. It's Wet N Wild, repackaged and overpriced! Nasty nasty shade, terrible texture and staying power. It's the lipstick equivilant of those stupid fabric pins they are passing off as "trendy" at The Gap these past two seasons. Leftover fabric that some marketing genius discovered could be disposed of at a profit. Who thought this was a good idea? Draw and quarter them, says I!
Fine lookin' lady in the tube, but such a tiresome blah color on the flesh. I don't hold myself completely at fault for buying this one and then letting it linger in my drawer for 18 months. As well know, the lighting in B.E. much like MAC lighting, could make the Elephant Man look *almost* Tori Spellingesque. So I mark this purchase down to consumer hypnotism.*Sigh* so often these babies just lessen in value the minute you drive them off the lot.
I loove Wet n' Wild's nail polishes, that aside I cannot see the attraction of the cheapest version of theae "sticks", as it were. They wouldn't suffice as even the most rudimentary of cosmetic devices, much less one that I would apply to my experienced twenty-nine year old face. Blech. Not even fun as a crayon :(
OK, so this was not the *reason* I bought this, nor was it a motivational factor-but this lipstick reminds me of the one Angelina has been snapped wearing multiple times while on the set of The Good Shepard. It is so gorgeously retro, I feel the way Agent Provocateur professes to make you feel after you've triple mortgaged your house for a thong. I am ready to Bettie my Bangs and put on my crinolines. I like this paired with Fiction on the lids. Meooowrrr.
Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula - Matte Collection Quad in Quartz Quartet
MissMermaid 12/4/2005 11:18:00 PM
These could only receive decent reviews from those who have not experienced a quality product. HELLLLOOO useless cheap-o junk. I think I subconsciously knew this. I should listen to that wee cosmetic-minded pixie more often.