If you want a light light cool toned matte pink lipstick, look no further! Power is sooo pretty against fair skin (NC20), I think it'll look nice with darker skin tones too. The lipsticks are pretty longlasting and moisturzing, you wont be dissapointed!
Wild Flower is a light peach colour with gold pearl. Its a nice colour but not what I was looking and didn't like it..until used it and I fell in love with the colour! It helps brighten your eyes sort of how orange eyeshadow does excepts this is a bright yet wearable peachy coral colour.This could easily dupe with MACs paradisco eyeshadow which is also one of the colours in the hello kitty palettes. It looks cool against purple.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous - Life's a Peach [DISCONTINUED]
summerwind06 2/7/2009 2:49:00 AM
I love wearing this with MAC's myth lipstick to help "erase" my lips. Topped with this lipgloss, I get this really cute light peach lip. I like how the consistency is not too thin or think, althought I do prefer thicker lipglosses. Definitely worth trying.
OMG! I've tried the voluminous one that was non waterproof with the curve brush and it does smudge a bit more even if you wear a mascara base. However, this mascara (used with a mascara base) does not smudge for a very long time. I wore it for 9 hours untill I started to see the smear. However, I feel that the formula is also less clumpy than the non waterproof one so it doesn't give you as much volume if that makes sense. If you have sparse lashes like, you'll have to double coat it for extra drama.
I have this in addition to spring sheen and even though both swatches look the same, it appears totally different on (NC20) the skin. Its a light coral pink that really warms up my face in an unobvious kind of way so that it looks very natural. It has minimal shimmer but you can pack it on to get it. And as for spring sheen, its a shimmering peach colour with less pigment but more shimmer for those that wanted to know!
I bought Angelika but then returned it for desire because being an NC20, Angelika looked more red than pink even when applied with a light hand. Desire is definitely lighter than Angelika and people saying that the ONLY difference between them is the shimmer is wrong! Desire is not only lighter than Angelika but its a bright pink that actually shows up pink on my cheeks. Also, when I used Angelika, the sparkles hardly even showed up considering you have to use a light hand. Desire looks really bright which I love =) not many blushes have that same intensity
I bought this because of all the great review and swatches I saw and because it looked so pretty in the pan I couldn't resist. It looks pink in the pan and it looks pink when you swatch it on your hand (with a heavy finger of course) and when its on the cheeks, it doens't even look pink anymore, more like a deep pink/red. AND! I'm an NC20 so I was expecting this to be more pink on me. However, I like how it instantly brightens up my face. I really don't recommend the pink blushes from nars, the colours are really mis leading..maybe its the high pigmentation or something...I'm not quite sure of desire or mata hari but desire looks like it has a more pink undertone....Don't buy if you don't want red cheeks. Feel free to read my review on desire since I exchanged this one for it.
This is the most useful lipstick for neutralizing your lip colour. I'm an NC 20 and it works pretty well at erasing my lips. Like the previous reviewer, using underage lipglass on top of myth brings your lips back to life so they don't look so dead. OR! you can wear lipsticks over it to get the true colour you see in the tube ( although some do look better applied by itself) I also find that the satin finishes makes my lips appear fuller...maybe its all that creamy thick colour..Myth and Snob lipstick are my top favs!!
This is my "doll pink pout" or you can call a "porn star pout" if you have more sexy then cutesy going on! I'm a fair skin asian (NC20) with dark eyes and dark hair and this really stands out and just lightens my face. It looks nice matte and with gloss on. I think the satin finish also makes your lips appear a bit fuller too. I love this!
Mascara -Shiseido - The Makeup Mascara Base [DISCONTINUED]
summerwind06 1/26/2009 7:48:00 PM
I bought this a while ago, used it didn't like and didn't touch it for a while. However today I decided to give it another try so I used this with my maybelline XXL waterproof mascara side and then for extra volume l'oreal voluminous and OMG!!!! I couldn't believe the dramatic boost in volume. I think before I was using a crappy mascara that didn't hold my curl well. Its important to wear a good mascara over this for an even better result, I had this on at 10 and its 5 now, and the curl is still staying! I'm so happy of my "new found lashes" because mine are really straight and sparse , this is my life saver :D EDIT: I now use this with the shiseido lasting lift mascara and then rimmel glam eyes, curl lasted all day.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle SPF 15
summerwind06 1/17/2009 12:45:00 AM
This was my first "grown up" cleanser , I had been using johnson's face cream since I was 15/16? The results I got were amazing, my skin used to be really bumpy, dull, and dry but after I finished this whole bottle, I noticed my skin improved a lot and it was a lot more radiant. Even my hair dressor commented my "new found" skin. I'm using expensive brands like Shiseido and Kiehls right now and I'm definitely going back to this after I finish my 2 bottles of sun screen. If only there was a higher SPF for this, thats the one thing that bothers me. Even though I used a 2nd bottle right after I finished my first, I don't recommend re-using it over and over again, because I think the ingredients may irritate your skin, try to switch your brands of moisturizer.
I bought trax because it looked so pretty in the pan but it was hard to get it to show on the eye. HOWEVER! I love the colour it comes out on the eye, its like this medium brown with a slight purple undertone to it. I use this as a crease colour and outer along with a bright turquoise eye shadow on the lid and a shimmery colour in the inner, beautiful combo!! Its a very unique looking smokey eye. I didn't know how to use it at first but I'm sure you just have to fool around with the colour combos.
Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Daily Thermal Mini-Peel
summerwind06 11/8/2008 1:00:00 PM
I agree with the other reviewers, it really does give you a more radiant complexion and all that but after using it on the 3rd time If I recall correctly, I started breaking out. I now have too big pimple scars, one on my chin, and one on my left cheek and I don't even break out this easily, especially on my cheeks! I always get it on the chin for some reason though. I'm scared to use it again! This is a good product but everyone's skin is different.... Hope you have better luck!
Powder -Clarins - Express Compact Foundation Wet and Dry [DISCONTINUED]
summerwind06 10/17/2008 1:29:00 AM
This is my favourite foundation in the world because not only does it brighten up your complexion, but its also very nutritious for your skin. It has vitamin C and E and this ingredient to protect against environmental pollutions! On days when I want a light coverage I just sweep it over my moisturizer or for more coverage, I apply it wet with a sponge. The compact was 40 if recall correctly, but the refill is only around 20 yay. One thing I don't like about this is that, it lasts for 8 hours, then it kind of "seperates" from your skin so that it looks like you're not wearing anything. You might have to re-apply it for longer days...But other than that, its fabulous, I'm actually on my second one.
I love Anna Sui eyeshadows, they have some colour tones even MAC doesn't have. (I'm not bashing, I still <3 MAC!) I live in Canada and 1 shadow is around 22, one mac shadows is already 18 but the anna sui shadows are 1 and 1/2 the size of macs so if you think about it, they're kind of in the same price range. Number 204 is my favourite purple in the world!! Be sure to check it out, its a shimmery medium purple with gold specks in it, very pretty! I also have Number 101 which is this gorgeous baby blue, also with gold specks in it. And I must say, the colours do last, they don't tend to oxidize to another colour over time.! <333333