Lipstick -Maybelline - Wet Shine Lipstick in Nude Glow
diorcherie 7/14/2003 9:45:00 PM
I think this is too pink to be considered "nude" but it's still nice, I'll use it every now and then but won't repurchase because it does nothing for me.
I surely don't this is that bad...it does what it says, giving your lips a hint of pink with a sheer shine. Sure, it's nothing great, but for a cheap drugstore brand, it's just fine.
I got this after purchasing Style...hoping it would be similar in color but w/o the shimmer (which I don't care for). Melba is more pinky than Style, which I don't like, but it's still nice. I have to use this with a light hand or else I get bright stripes on my face though. Where Style gives you a bronzey glow, this gives you a sheer...well...blushing look. The color is really nice and natural, it's just not what I was hoping for. I still gave this a 5 though because it is a good blush and the color is wearable.
I thought this stuff looked REALLY cool in the pan when I got a sample of it during a promotion. It's a medium matte bron with tiny flecks of gold sparkles/shimmer...it just looks like a fun, trendy neutral color. However, when I tried it on, I found it to be a basic light brown shade and I couldnt see any of the gold flecks...how boring. The sample of this came paired with honeymoon (light shimmery champagne)and they look nice when worn together, plus they nearly last all day. The color is just so "blah" though, nothing special.
Eye Shadow -Lancome - Maquiriche Eyeshadow- Honeymoon
diorcherie 7/14/2003 1:05:00 PM
Well, the color of this has already been well described by other reviewers, so I won't comment on that. I got a sample size of this paired with rustique during a promotion. The over all color is nice but nothing special, you can find much cheaper e/s that looks exactly the same. I do like the fine texture, staying power, and blendability of these though, nice, but nothing special.
I decided to purchase this after reading all the great reviews, I guess I'll just have to add another one...First off...I actually have fairly pale skin and was planning on getting one of the lightest colors, but the lady suggested I get Beige III, which is one of the darkest colors, I don't know how, but it totally works for me (weird...). I actually think this has a pretty sheer coverage and definitely not full. My face is left matte and flawless all day. This stuff is pretty expensive for the amount you get, but I got it during a promotion (goodies!)so I think it was well worth it.
Truely lovely color...it reminds me of my NARS Orgasm a lot (this is more coral-y though), but I think I like this color better. You will also get a lot more product for your money with this one. I was hoping the shimmer wouldnt show up very much, but it does, so I'll keep this, but I think I would prefer Melba instead.
I have this in black caviar and I absolutely adore it! I would prefer a pencil liner, but I havent found any that even compare to the staying power that this has. This liner is very pigmented and is totally black with a hint of shimmer. The only think I've found that will take this off is tons and tons of Lancome eye makeup remover, yup...tears, sweat, rubbing, water, and just plain wear wont take this off or smudge it. GREAT product that isn't overpriced and the bottle is pretty big too!!!
Cleansers -Clearasil - Total Control Gentle Cleansing Wipes
diorcherie 7/12/2003 6:00:00 PM
I picked a pack of these up because I'm so sick of using pump cleansers and water. The wipes are good sized and leave your skin with a slight tingle. My face felt clean and moisturized and had no traces of oil. Best thing is that you can use these to remove makeup, even eye makeup and it works really great at doing that, unlike some astringents that never seem to remove anything. I don't really care for the total control line though, I'd rather pick out products by type (lotion, cleanser, wipes, astringent...) than by what they do (even skin tone, moisturize, fight acne...), I'd prefer if these had stuff to clear your skin, but they dont.
This stuff is great for a drugstore brand but has nothing against salon quality products such as Aveda and Matrix. My hair was left feeling soft and totally light with a touch of added volume. The best thing is that this makes your hair smell soooooooooo good!!! I would continue to repurchase this if only it gave my super limp hair more body :(
I love how this foundation gives you such a natural glow without containing the sparkles or shimmer like so many others. This gives a nice finish but doesnt seem to cover too much, it just evens out my skin tone. The light fragrance is nice too, I'm not sure what it smells like...hmmm...lotion, maybe? Anyways, the price isn't outrageous and it doesnt seem to slide around my skin too much either. Nice packaging and Dior quality :)
I sampled this while at Ulta and wasnt very pleased. I also couldnt put my finger on what it was that it reminded me of so much...until I walked into Abercrombie & Fitch (to me, all of their stores have this akward scent about them, they smell like old musty wood with a mix of something sour, but oh how I love their clothes!!!). Any who...while this product wasn't totally revolting, I just couldn't get past that abercrombie scent, the bottle was also totally blah...if your fragrance isn't gonna be great, at least make an awesome bottle! Oh well...
I really wanted this after seeing it in the Allure "Sexy Glosses" article. Unfortunately, I can hardly find these anywhere in MN! I finally found it on clearance at a wallgreens and and I love it! In the article though, it doesnt seem to have much shimmer, but it actually really does. The texture is sooo smooth and feels sooo nice! Great summer color.
Lip Gloss -TheBalm - Plump Your Pucker Tinted Gloss
diorcherie 6/29/2003 3:57:00 PM
I just bought Water my Melon after reading all of the great reviews and I have to say, this product is goooood! The color is SUPER sheer and just a teeny bit sparkly with just the right amount of shine. It doesnt smell too watermelon-ish, which is good b/c I hate that smell, it's more like a bubble gum scent if you ask me. When applied, it kind of feels like burts bees lip balm with all the tingling, which I love. And the big question...was my pucker plumped??? Ehh...a little. While it's nothing drastic, I definitely noticed a change and it says it will plump more the more you use it (which dont really believe), but if it does...YAY! Great Stuff!!!
Yes...this is my fave scent of all time! No idea how to describe it though. I wear this all the time (but unfortunately a lot of other people do too), I just wish it would last longer! Oh well, I also have the lotion and body wash which are great too, the small bottle is great for purses and this stuff isn't overpriced at all. Loooooooove it!