The color is a pinky nude with just a hint of caramel/brown. It's a great sophisticated color for work/interviews. About 1 shade darker than my natural lip color. Not too drying but definitely not moisturizing. Great light vanilla scent in a stick container shaped like a bullet.
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Shine Natural Pink 24
riyeu 3/12/2010 10:14:00 PM
The formula is amazing. It melts into your lips upon application. The smell is a bit too strong for a lipstick although it's a juicy watermelon scent. The color however, was a bit disappointing. I expected a little bit more pink for that MLBB look. However, this was exactly the same as my lip color. I mean exactly!!! Given the exorbiant price, I won't be repurchasing this. Also, even though the design of the packaging is unique, I found the packaging quality poor. It feels very fragile and I'm afraid it will break if I put it in my bag with all my other stuff.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
riyeu 3/12/2010 3:19:00 PM
This is a very strong and sweet fragrance. It's vanillay, flowery, with a bit of citrus and spice. It has some depth and complexity to it. Not bad but too strong for me. Great bottle design though.
Love Love Love this color! I always thought I couldn't pull off peach b/c I was too yellow and it made me look more yellowy and sick but this is a very pink peach. To me, its basically a light pink with a hint of peach and it looks fabulous on my skin tone. This shade made me go out and buy the exact shade in powder.
Great cream blush, the best consistency out there so far. It's not as oily as mac's blushcremes and better packaging (has a mirror and is prettier). The price is a bit steep for less product but the range of colors are better. I like this one and gerbera.
This product is the best lip gloss I ever tried. Smells like vanilla which makes application enjoyable. Not sticky at all (unlike the original Mac lipglasses). Good pigmentation. But best of all is the color. It's this mauvy neutral pink. Looks amazing on my pigmented lips. I'm actually not a lip gloss fan. I prefer sheer lipsticks or gloss sticks but this one is a must have for me. Too bad it's limited edition.
I'm not a fan of Mac brushes. I prefer Laura Mercier brushes as they are consistently of good quality. This Mac brush actually surprised me as the quality is somewhat amazing. The design is great. Exactly what I was looking for. I used this to apply paint pot bare study in the inner corner of my eyes and my brow bone. This brush allows me to precisely put the product where I want and then blend for a natural look. LOVE THIS!
Love, love, love this color. I never owned Mac Peppermint Patti or Barry M mint but this is what I always imagined those two would look like. Minted is a milky mint green cream polish. I was worried that it would make my yellow toned light hands look sick but they don't. It actually makes my hands look more tanned. Great price and pretty good quality although consistency is a bit thick and goopy. It's limited edition so better get yours!
This is my favorite Nars lipstick. It's a sheer neutral nude pink lipstick. Quite moisturizing. I agree that this is a more wearable version of dolce vita because it's sheer and more toned-down (more nude than mauve). I do, however, dislike the scent. Nars lipsticks were never scented before but this one is scented and it's not a good one in my opinion. 1 lippie off for the bad scent.
This is the best matte white khol eyeliner I've tried so far in terms of pigmentation and staying power. I use this on my waterline and its still there and intact after 8 hours of work. Make sure to apply with a light hand else the color is too strong and looks unnatural and the pencil flakes and little clumps of white crap get smudged all over your eyes.
Makeup Brushes -Laura Mercier - Smoky Eye Liner Brush
riyeu 3/4/2010 9:59:00 AM
Ingenuis design. Precise application and smudging all in one high quality brush.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Youth Surge SPF15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer
riyeu 3/2/2010 8:11:00 PM
I got this in dry combination as a gwp and I am pleasantly surprised as it is the best winter cream I've used so far. Far more superior than the crappy dramatically different moisturizer so for those of you who didn't like the Dramatically Different Moisturizer, you should still try youth surge. The consistency is thick but not oily at all. Great for the winter and I like the fact that it has SPF15. I don't know whether or not there are any benefits wrt reducing wrinkles and signs of aging because I don't have any wrinkles yet. The only thing I don't like is that it comes in a jar which isn't very sanitary. I put that I would purchase this and I prob would if I needed the benefits of reducing signs of aging but since I don't, I will be purchasing superdefence dry combination since it's cheaper. I'm hoping that the consistency is the same because I do like this consistency.
This is not bad but it's too perfumy smelling to me. I like scents that are more natural and don't smell synthetic/artificial and although coco mademoiselle isn't overwhelmingly so, I do find it synthetic smelling. Be that as it may, this is a nicely executed scent. Sophisticated, complex, sexy, sweet but not cloying.
Not unique enough for me to purchase but pleasant floral scent. Not too interesting though and don't really like the bottle. I feel the scent is misnamed too.
This smells amazing and gives a subtle luminous shine. However, if I am going to pay $25CAD for a lip balm, it needs to be more pigmented so I can justify the price (lip balm and lip stick in one). This is pretty much clear on me. Would have been nice to get a wash of pink. That said, ignoring the exorbiant price, this is one of the best high-end lip balms I've tried so far because it's in stick form and looks sophisticated when you pull it out of your purse and is moisturizing and smells good. For reference, I also like Mac's TLC but this is slightly better.