I'm nc25 w/ reddish brown hair and this made me look dead. Seriously, not a flattering shade. I was hoping for a ylbb, but no such luck.
I felt like I was waiting for this to come out for a long time and I was so happy when I saw it. It's really pretty. I'm nc25/stila b/c and this has enough color to show up as a shimmery blush on me! It's great as a highlighter on the body and the colors look really nice on the eyes as well. For me, this is the best shimmerbrick. Bronze was nice on the eyes but too dark for my face, pink was nice, but not on the eyes, rose is a gorgeous blush, but that's it and beige was kinda boring to me. So, I am really pleased with this purchase. I have used this every day this week and I still love it!
At first, I didn't reach for this color much-it's gorgeous in the pan, but didn't show up the same pretty color on my eyes...however, try this shadow wet! The shimmer really shows up when you use it wet and it is gorgeous!!! Looks awsome as a liner paired w/ stila shore. Love this color as a liner now!!!
Great all over base color to go w/ neutrals or cool colors. Really brightens up the eye area. I'm a stila shade b or c and this is lighter than my natural eyelid color.
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Shine 12 Rose Aqua
drexalia 6/6/2005 9:44:00 PM
Well, it looks pretty and the color is nice, however, there is lots of blue-ish glitter (aka, "light reflecting particles" according the MA) that feel gritty and look a little freaky in my opinion. Also, I dislike the chunky packaging. Wouldn't buy this shade again, but others are nice.
I love this color! It's the perfect nude lip for me that doesn't wash me out. I'm a stila c/30 watts and I can't believe it took me so long to find this color. My only complaint is that like lipsticks, lip polishes go bad quickly, so use it up fast! Stila lip polishes rock, the give the shine of a gloss and the color and coverage of a lipstick.
Wow! This is a new favorite. For one, it feels great on my lips-smooth and moist feeling, not sticky. The shade is a sheer nude w/ some mauve, it has some shimmer or opalescence, but not glittery. Basically, it looks gorgeous, feels great and I love it! Would be good year round, but I think I'll be using this a lot for summer!
Bronzers -Clinique - True Bronze Shimmering Tones Bronzing Powder
drexalia 5/23/2005 9:16:00 PM
Hate to rain on the parade, but I returned this...it was too shimmery for me and I like shimmer. The colors were nice, but not must haves- this may be because I already have quite a bit of m/u and had similar items. Personally, I wasn't a huge fan of the plastic packaging either, didn't seem sturdy and wasn't super cute. I prefer the BB shimmerbricks. Regardless, steer clear of this if you are worried about too much shimmer or accentuating pores.
The most notable thing about this product to me is the lasting power....this stuff stays on all day, doesn't fade, doesn't change color and that is really cool for me since I always seem to have disappearing blush. I'm nc25 and the color is a little bright (it's a nice peach once on, not as bright as it looks), so I have to blend well and use a light hand. I think the loose powder is a little messier than i would like, but it's worth it. I am definately going to buy this in other shades.
Lip Gloss -Cat Cosmetics - Lip Nibblers Lipgloss in Whattapus
drexalia 5/13/2005 1:52:00 PM
If you have the cat cosmetics catalog, the color of this gloss in the tube is very close to the picture in the catalog. The closest MAC gloss I can compare it to is moonstone (when compared on my hand). The gloss is not sticky, it's creamy and feels nice on the lips.(The product description says it conditions the lips and I'd agree) The glosses all have a different scent and this one is supposed to be peaches and cream. It smells kinda like that. It smells nice, but the scent didn't last at all, which in my opinion is good as too much scent on my lips bothers me. After 3 hours, you can still feel the gloss on your lips, but the color starts to fade a bit w/o lipliner. This particular shade of lip nibblers is sheer. Though on my hand the gloss was very clearly peachy, on my lips it mostly showed up as pearly irridescence. This shade looks more pearly/shimmery...no glitter at all :) I plan to buy a couple more of these as they feel really nice on my lips and I love cat cosmetics.
Let me start w/ a description from Cat Cosmetics: "A couple of the colors are current shades...here is a description of the shades from left to right: We chose these colors to go together and be used anywhere on your face (except lips). Lucy - A warm brown shimmerless bronzer. To give your face a sunkissed look dust along your hairline, cheeks, nose and chin. Cally - Coral blushes are hot but we wanted to make it hotter so we came out with this fire coral blush. A little dab'll do ya. Tiffany (Persian Peach) - This a neutral peach that is great as a base shade for your eyes and to mix with a bronzer or blush to marm or lighten them. Ashes (Sugar Puss) - Use this as a base shade on your eyes or a highlight for your brow bone, eye lid or cheekbone. This is an amazing shade for mixing a little luminescence into any other product you might have. Achilles - This is a deep brown tarnished copper shade that is not only great as a contour eye shadow but it also a beautiful dry liner. Use a very light hand with your blush brush and this can even be a contour for your cheeks." Okay, so the bronzer and blush are really pretty, however, good luck using only one at a time. The split pan is a bummer as I would have liked a full size of the gorgeous blush. Basically I end up using them together, because I can't get just one of the colors on my brush. The peach shadow is kinda boring for me for a full pan. It's pretty, but I would rather have a full blush pan. The split pan eyeshadows are great! I really like them both. If stila twig is too red for you, the brown shade in here would be perfect. Because the proceeds go to an animal shelter, I highly recommend this. It's a good value anyhow and it goes to a good cause. The palette itself is nice quality and has a big mirror.
Eyeliner -MAC - Powerpoint Eyeliner Pencil in Prussian
drexalia 5/8/2005 2:14:00 AM
Yay! This is what I wanted Navy Stain to be. It's a dark shimmery blue. If you like blooz eye kohl, you'll like this. Darker and less bright than navy stain, slightly lighter than blooz (more blue shows up, not as blackened) with awsome lasting power. I've been wearing it for 15 hours and it still looks great!
Makeup Brushes -Cat Cosmetics - Cat's Kabuki Brush
drexalia 5/3/2005 5:12:00 PM
I love this brush. It's so soft, deposits color evenly....it's just awsome. Not to complain, but i wish it came w/ a case for travel. It's totally worth the price though. I was worried a brush w/o a handle w/ be hard to use, but it's actually really easy to use and I love it for bronzer, blush, or blending.
First of all, this color does not go on at all like what it looks like. In the tube it looks dark and not berry colored at all, it looks like a dark bronzy color in the tube. However, on my lips, this comes out a very pigmented raspberry color w/ gold shimmer/metallic. It's pretty, but kinda bright compared to the subdued YLBB colors I normally wear. I would not wear this w/ south pacific e/s duo, even though i bought them together.... This lipstick dries out my lips a bit too. The color is unique though and pretty. I have to tone down my other makeup to pull this off though. For reference, I'm nc25/stila c/ NARS deauville
Released in 2005. This is a great cream blush! Usual paula dorf quality and lasting power. This cream blush is less creamy/oily than Stila CC's or BB pot rouge. however this particular color is more creamy than my other PD cream cheek colors. Color is a peachy pink that would look great on many for spring. The color is very buildable and I'm able to use it on both lips and cheeks. I apply this w/ the PD cream blush brush. For reference, my coloring is nc25/stila c