Lip Gloss -Mary Kate and Ashley - Liquid Color Ultra Wet Lip Gloss
BCbabe 1/20/2004 12:17:00 PM
OK, I'm probably old enought to be MK&A's mother, but I do LOVE these liquid colour lip glosses! The colours are decently pigmented, have gorgeous pouty shimmer and aren't sticky so someone like me can actually wear them on a windy day with long hair! TRULY is my absolute favorite. It's a rosey pink with gold shimmer. Almost metallicy but not over the top. This is almost a YLLB colour on me, but the gold really adds a pretty fullness to my lips. IN LOVE is a close second. This is more of a bronzey peach with that same gold shimmer that adds nice dimension to my lips and nice pigment. I did also try DAZED which is a milky opalescent grey/pink/beige. Unfortunately it was a bit too light/grey for me and wasn't the most flattering for my colouring. I wish they had something similar with less 'grey/mauve' in it. I can't exactly knock this one because the colour didn't suit me, because all the other qualities about these are great. Repurchase? Definitely!
I have several of these but Antique Gold has to be my favorite. It's awesome on my top lash line just above a black liner. The gold/bronze shimmer brightens up my eyes and it works well with all my bronze e/s. I do find the darker colours harder to work with since they are so 'chubby'. I get the best effect just darkening the upper outer corners of my eyes with them. I have Carob (dark golden brown), Forest (shimmery olivey green), Indigo (shimmery navy), Eggplant (deep purple) Antique Gold (shimmery golden bronze) and Honey Kissed (light golden taupey beige). I know these are being disc'd and London Drugs is pretty much out of them everywhere I look, but I noticed Shoppers Drug Mart still has them at the regular price! When SDM decides to put them on sale, I'll be stocking up on Antique Gold!
Eye Shadow -Annabelle - Staying Power Eyeshadow Pencil
BCbabe 1/19/2004 2:38:00 PM
Wow, these are really long lasting! I finally tried "Pearl" a little while ago and it does stay on all day without smudging. I use it to brighten the inner corners of my eyes. Pearl is a shimmery white with subtle gold shimmer. Not overpowering. I also got "Mirage", a light brown cool taupey beige and "Exotic Pink", a ltd. ed. from this past summer and a med. pink with a touch of gold. I'm still kicking myself for not getting "Golden Apricot" when I saw it in the clearance bins ~ like MAC Melon piggy in a stick! I hope they come out with more colours.
I'm debating whether or not to get a back up for this, especially now that they're on sale. Snowdust is a very pretty whitish looking pressed powder with what looks like a gold sheen... but applied the pink also comes through. I had the same reaction as the other reviewers ~ it's like a subtle pressed MAC Vanilla pigment. Much more subtle than the pigment and adds a very pretty glow on the cheeks. I haven't tried it on my eyes yet, but I certainly should! Annabelle puts out some pretty decent stuff and this is no exception. Too bad it's ltd. ed.! (Now, about that backup...!)
As the previous review stated, this is similar to MAC "O". Darn it all, I had "O", but found it was a bit strong for my colouring, but this one looked so pretty in the container! A berry undertone with bronzey shimmer. Gorgeous, but just not the best for my colouring and I prefer to tone down my pigmented lips... I'll keep it in my kit though since there may come a time for me to be adventurous! These are nice quality. Smooth and fairly moisturizing and currently at a great price. $6.99 - $7.25 Cdn depending where you go. (Yes, both SDM I went to had varying prices, but generally 1/2 price.)
I had to hunt one of these down after stumbling across a box of QUO lippies at a Shoppers Drug Mart with a 50% off sign. All they had was the tester for this colour. Fortunately I found ONE at the next SDM I visited and I'm very pleased! A gorgeous shimmery mid-tone pink with gold microglitter. It reminds me of MAC Nymphette lipglass only deeper and peachier. It's not super pigmented, but has a very pretty pinky/gold sheen. Too bad these are being disc'd. I see the new batch of lippies (in bulkier clear plastic/lucite containers) are all new colours. The only one similar was one called "Cosmopolitain" which is a very pale version of Blah Blah Blah. Very pale pink with gold. I'm intrigued... Now I wish I'd picked up "Girly Gril" (light/med shimmery true pink) and "Kitten" (shimmery mauvey pink).
I love this colour! It's a shimmery neutral pink that just adds a touch of colour to my lips and a pretty sheen. They could be a tad more moisturizing but I wouldn't exactly call them drying. (I let MAC set the golden standard for Frost lippies...) A definite repurchace. I only wish the colour selection was a lot broader in Canada. It's embarassingly limited!
I've repurchased this over and over. Simply the best drugstore liquid liner with a great little brush. Easy to get a smooth application, dried quickly and won't run or smudge.
I think I can safely say that of all my NARS powder blushes, this is my favorite. A beautiful berry with a hint of shimmer that seems to suit my skintone perfectly. Deeper and brighter than Sin with less plum, more 'berry'.
Wow! Can you say "Holy pigment, Batman!" This is one gorgeous but finicky blush. You need SO little product on your brush for an 'in-from-the-cold' glow. Compared to Outlaw, this makes it look almost muddy. The shimmer also is not at all overpowering once applied. It is brighter/cheerier than Outlaw. I would probably repurchase, but doubt I'd ever have to. You need such a light hand that this'll last forever.
Copacabana is a gorgeous, creamy user-friendly highlighter. I use this mostly for my cheekbones. I have a few highlighter sticks from SK, L'Oreal, Revlon, MAC... but this one wins if not just for it's dreamy texture alone.
I love NARS Multiples! Palm Beach is a shimmery bronzey brown that I love wearing across my cheeks and bridge of my nose for a sunkissed look. I only removed one lippy because they seem to fade away a little by the end of the day and are sooo expensive in Canada! Still, my favorite cream bronzer.
I recently found these in a grocery store, of all places (Save On Foods, B.C.) They're in great little flip top black square pots and the e/s quality is great! Nicely pigmented and smooth/silky. These are as good as high end anyday. I only wish we had the full line of colours here. I've seen the website so I know I'm missing out!
When this first came out, it got all the raves in the magazines so I had to try it to see if it would smooth my wavy/frizz prone hair. It did nothing! The texture was like watery lumpy gelatin with no smooth feel at all. Thank goodness I also got a round boar brush packaged with it so it wasn't a total loss! Of all the straightening products I've tried, this one was the worst.