Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer
neveranaddict 8/23/2010 7:55:00 AM
This is a perfect match concealer with its Double Wear foundation from EL. I use DW foundation in Fresco and concealer in 01-Fair. Sometimes it works with other foundations too but not many and not the ones with pink in them. My fair skin is too pale for this to work as just a concealer without foundation. It covers very well and stays put like they say. I took one lippie off because the little sponge at the top of the wand broke and it became a messy little thing until the product was eventually over. I also I don't like the packaging much even though it's very hygienic, it is impossible to use ALL of the product, some will stay inside and be wasted. It's a very high coverage concealer - a drop conceals a lot even after smudging and damping it.
This mascara does what it says - once you put it on your lashes you wonder if they were still your lashes - great volume and great separation! It doesn't smudge and its the only mascara that only mildy smudged on extremely wet days too. I think it has some substances to nourish the lashes too because I experimented no lash-fallout from it. Because of the extremely huge wand - very useful when you're in a hurry and you just do most of your lashes in one touch and sweep - it is difficult to reach the roots of the lashes or to use for the lower lashes. This doesn't trouble me much but I can only imagine how amazing this mascara would be if applied with a thinner wand - in fact I intend to try it again with a wand other than its own. It comes off with difficulty unless you use their own makeup remover, but this goes for most waterproof and long lasting mascara.
This does what it says - gives you injected lips look, smoothes the wrinkles on the lips, adds volume. However for its actual usage you cannot use it as in all it is said on the package. The consistency is a gloss so you cannot put it as a base and then add another lipstick. It does sting quite a lot and if you are not careful and hit the outer limit of your lips it may cause irritations and even mild breakouts. I think it's a must only for those with very thin lips, otherwise there are other lipglosses who add - true not that spectacular - volume, but who also do not sting, neither irritate. If they could have made it something matte that can be used as a base, maybe I'd buy it again.
Eye Shadow -Too Faced - Couture Eye Shadow Luxe - Label Whore
neveranaddict 8/23/2010 5:43:00 AM
Very intense and interesting color, a deep plum with hints of green sparkles that looks towards dark green when the color is saturated and warm kind of brownish when smudged. Great for accents and also lining - try lining it wet too, you will get a very cool and unique eyeliner that makes your eye sparkle (especially if they are brown). A multiple use color that is still original - this is rare. I have tried using it solo, as a general smokey eye, this works because it looks different depending on how much you put, it's very easy to smudge, but it's a good only for nighttime. During the day it may make your eyes look like someone punched them (not the color's fault). I think it's best for accents and lining for day.
Very intense mauvish pinot noir color, dark but also subtle, goes with all skin colors. Very classy when you want a darker color that wouldn't scream Goth-freak, but also extremely cool when your style is on the more extravagant side of fashion. A winner.
Tres chic color, mauvish enough to not be entirely washed-out and muted enough to go with many styles from classic to high-fashion. Very sophisticated and complex, goes with everyday look.
Interesting shade of blue in itself. Not really cool for my taste. Would have prefered a darker, cooler shade. This one is a little too annoyingly kiddie-like and gives a so not feng shui feeling.
Mundane pink shade, suitable for a no-choice choice, not pale enough to be the Couture it claims to be, not strong enough to be cool. Very boring. Will not repurchase.
Cool high-tech looking color, perfect for nights out. Too much for everyday unless you just HAVE TO look quirky and misfitted. I took one lippie off because I somehow do find it a tiny bit too much even for partying somehow it makes you cut down on other accessories too much.
The nail polish is good quality as most of OPI. But I got this at an OPI's mani's suggestion and so I review it as it was their suggestion for my skin type - fair. It looks weird. Even with a little tan looks weird. Only dark skin types can do yellow nail polish. They should not advertise it as a trend for everyone. I felt like a 5-year old who played with the kiddy markers on my nails.
Sweet, boring, old fashioned, from granny's youth. The retro unimaginative packaging makes this fragrance so dull and boring that it's not worth the money. I'm not even sure they manufacture it anymore.
Much too heavy for my taste, sometimes feels like a granny perfume, sometimes feels like a challenging perfume. I find it so strong and heavy that the effort just isn't worth it. Too much.
You need self-confidence and sassiness to wear this. It's a strong perfume, obviously assertive and attention requiring from other people so it may not be suited for school or office. For what it's meant to be - Je l'aime! It boosts up self-confidence and relieves stress, perfect for a party or a cocktail or even a sassy first date if you feel like it. But if you feel like more on the delicate side you will not like this perfume. This is a perfume for YOU, represents you - it's very easy to be perceived since it's obviously sweet but not in an old-lady way, more of in the cool girl way - and unless you love it and you are willing to let it represent you maybe you should step away from it. It's a love it or ditch it kind of fragrance, with a personality of its own, you just have to happen to mould on it at a particular time to enjoy wearing it. It truly requires a certain mood.
This is the most memorable perfume I have ever smelled. I know that in the "Book of Perfumes" it's listed as an office perfume (meaning discrete) but I don't see it that way. The deep note it leaves after a day of wearing it is one that always keeps me in a good mood, and I always notice it. It's impossible for me to confound it with any other perfume. It's unique. I hope they keep this formula forever and that they never change it! Je l'adore vraiement!
This is one of my favorite perfumes. I love all about it, it does bring me in a euphoric state, and boosts self-confidence when I feel too tired and too stressed out. I think Natalia (Vodianova) also represents it perfectly, a most unhibitted but still frail state of deep emotional trance. And also the most unique perfume from CK, I always am surprised by its smell no matter how well I already know it.