I love this beautiful dark grey with purple sheen in the bottle and when it dries down, there's a subtle purple hue on the lids, and just dark enough for my liking. I love NARS liquid liners for its texture, and unique colors, this one is one of my favourite in my collection. (I own blue nile, neverland- my least favourite, too many lookalikes, silkwood, sri lanka- wanna try Stila's emerald and see if there's any major difference, angel heart, lakme, shakedown- doesn't work on me, and bullitt). I am NC30.
Chantecaille e/s is expensive to buy in England. They cost around 20 GBP, certainly more expensive than GA which is 14 or 15 GBP. The thing is Chantecaille's shades are often easy to see, not complicated at all and just simple shades for you to blend in the complicated way you like. I think that's why they are very blendable and easy to pull off. Both my beloved Chantecaille, GA and Stila are very silky, but I'd say GA stands for the subtle kind of make up, Chantecaille is slightly more pigmented and Stila is pigmented and the choices are alot more. But qualitywise, Chantecaille and GA are really the best, the most silky and the most blendable.
The best deep olive green with gold shimmers and makes such a good eyeliner and evening look with smoky olive eyes. Looks extremely good on my NC30 skin. I pair it with a coral tinted lip color and make it a slight exotic look.
This is the most wearble white, not frosty, not loud, not too much shimmery, and just the right white with the subtle sheen. Stila's moonlight seems to be too shimmery for me and some others just make too big a contrast to my skintone (NC30). I didn't detact any grey though, still the prettiest, silkiest white I have so far and not found a lookalike yet.
For the first time I look at it, I thought that is really... mmm... not that flattering. However it's the best bluish grey e/s to create the soft sexy smoke around my eyes, and suprisingly this cool e/s looks so good on me. I am NC 30 and i find taupy grey is very wearable, like Stila's Cloud, and Chantecaille's Alloy, but this one also makes my eyes so pretty, and a different kind of grey, too.
This soft greyish subtle lavender e/s wins my heart every time I wear it. So pretty, slightly cool toned, but neutral enough for anyone to wear. I had to apply some more layers to pull it off to the level I want, but you can also let it be so sheer, like you have deep eyes. I paired it with #16 the soft white (gosh, everything is soft color!), they just look very beautifully together.
To me, GA e/s is so subtle and silky. I own lots of neutral type of make up and wild ones. GA is certainly among the best (along with Chantecaille, and Stila) in the world of neutral make up, which gives such an elegant, simple kind of look yet very unique. One can say GA e/s look nothing special but the quality is supreme, I'd say the colors are surely interesting cuz you can always tell several kinds of shades in an e/s. It's not that complicated but not that simple either. So easy to blend and so practical to use every day. If you opt for only one brand, go for GA, the quality will show on you, you'll understand the saying: "less is more". UPDATED: I just thought GA e/s is not that pigmented, and sometime I need to layer to pull it off. (Maybe I am spoiled by MAC, cuz MAC e/s is super pigmented and have to be careful with it). Stila and Chantecaille are in the right pigmented levels I think, esp Chantecaille, very easy to pull off. GA is good at staying at the subtle way. UPDATED AGAIN: After having 13 GA e/s and trying most of the others, I finally can conclude that you can detact a little or a lot of grey in every e/s. UPDATED THREE: I met the armani face designer today, got a crush on him :P, he tought me to blend the e/s and the foundation or fluid sheer together, you'll have the most beautiful cream e/s in the world and that gives GA e/s dramatic looks too! :D
This is the perfect frosty pale yellow e/s for my taste with the beautiful metalic sheen. It may seem too frosty to other people's tastes, but you can always tone it down with matt medium dark e/s. Anna sui's e/s texture is as pretty much as good as stila, GA, chantecaille which I've owned. It's easy to blend, staying power super good and its packaging is adorable. It's quite silky and very pigmented generally. I think #800 would suit any kind of skin color as long as you like frosty ane metalic sheen. One thing to be aware, it got shattered during travelling, but I am not sure if it's becuz it was a rough trip or it just breaks easily.
This the most beautiful blue e/s I have. I am sort of a rock chic type and love vibrant colors. I am slightly tanned now in the summer, and this looks perfect on my NC30 skin. I love the metalic sheen and the violet tint to soften it down. Compare to the blueboy paint (similar color), this one suits me more and is sheerer. I pair it with a soft white e/s base and rosy burnt shade of blush, with a YLBB lip color, it is certainly not as loud as it seems to be. This is not one of the difficult or boring shade and I think it is realy worth more praises.
Rave rave rave! My eyebrows are still there from the morning to late evening and the color is a perfect match for my hair and skin! I have this in #02 and it works wonderfully on my NC30 skin. The useless little brush I just totally ignore it and use my PD eyebrow brush instead, it went on smoothly and powders are pigmented enough and stayed on very long! I love the combination of three colors so I can blend them easily to get the right color and it truly blends well! Highly recommanded! :D
I can't get plum work on me!! That beautiful yummy plummy color with purple pink hue and sheen just won't work on me! I look like I didn't sleep well and all plum e/s just make me feel the same. This gorgeous will look good on LLL to GGG but not on FFF! I must pshyco myself and try again before swapping this away... I love the color, it's so complicated and elegantly shimmery. If you got good advice on this to work on my NC30, please let me know :D
Very exotic, tropical kind of green. It looks so bright and vivid on my NC30 skin. Looks gorgeous pair with BB pale gold e/s base and NAR equus e/l or GA #44. Texture not the best but works wonderfully if applied on top of a layer of primer. Love the slight golden sheen and absolute looks gorgeous with the right bronzer. Perfect e/s for beach babes and hot summer, it's just so wet and flirty.
Conditioner -Modern Organic Products (MOP) - Leave-in conditioner
charlyne 7/21/2004 12:42:00 PM
I think it's a "not bad" leave-in conditioner, but it's not that light imo. One thing it does well is to protect my hair from the blow and heat by hairdryer and does make my hair less fizzy. My hair is dyed once every two or three months so I definitely need a leave-in conditioner to make my hair look smoother. Pricewise, it's not expensive for a 300ml bottle considering you don't need too much of it. It's certainly better than d/s products cuz those just make my head so itchy and have flakes. This one smells fine and works well. It is perfect for everyday use cuz it's not that expensive and can last very long time.
Treatments -Z. Bigatti - Re-Storation Skin Treatment
charlyne 7/21/2004 12:28:00 PM
I agree with the previous reviews, why is it a jar for such an expensive cream? It's not hygenic at all and at least there should be a pump! Other than the packaging, I think overall it's pretty good to use all year around depends on how much you use. If you just use a small amount of it for the summer time, it absorbs quickly and seems to purify my face and helps my skin color more even. Use it in the winter time, it is very moisturizing and certainly it never made me have pimples or what. I use it for under eye areas too and it works wonderfully as an eye cream. It is my first time using such an expensive cream but the thing is I haven't felt if it's worth the steep price since previously my Borghese products work well but maybe a bit slow :P I've only used this for a few weeks and I already feel the change. If it wasn't a bargain I got from ebay, I would never buy it cuz I simply can't afford it now. But being persuaded by the ingrediants, I'd love to give it a try and I am glad it really works. The point is Z.Bigatti lists the 'active' ingrediants of products from different lines and claims it has a lot more active ingrediants than other lines. I actually fell for that, although was quite suspecious. Now I think it's a good product but I am sure there will be a replacement with a reasonable price.
Treatments (Eye) -Shiseido - Benefiance Revitalizing Eye Cream [DISCONTINUED]
charlyne 7/21/2004 12:17:00 PM
This is really perfect for dry winter in Europe and helps me get rid of my wrinkles (tho didnt work for my undereye circles, so far, nothing did). It's really moisturising and I love the texture which is abit heavy and creamy. That's what I like normally about eye creams cuz I live in the UK, and it's usally dry and windy. But there's a little white dot developed during this time of the year, I think maybe it's abit too heavy to use now. Other than that, I'd definitely purchase more for the winter, and another problem is I am never loyal to any brand, LOL!