THE SHORT: 3.5 stars. I just don’t love it enough to make me give up my HG’s (Dior Hypnotic Poison and Addict). I’ve been wearing Brit for a week and while I’ll finish up my generous sample vial of the EDP and would be pleased to receive this as a gift, I won’t drop the cash on it. Most certainly an evening/date perfume, if you do decide to wear to the office, PLEASE go light on it!
THE LONG: Honest to god, I feel like there is a strong resemblance to Dior’s Addict, but where Addict seems smokier, femme fatale, Brit brings in the hesperides and big hats that the ladies wear to horse races. There’s something about the strange hesperides and (often) the overly sweet vanilla mixture that throws me and I just want to throw it down and say “I can’t take it anymore!!!”.
However, I do really enjoy Brit when it settles down later in the day, it becomes a *lovely* scent when the hesperides isn’t evident…more sexy musk, almond and vanilla…your guy WILL want to be close to you when you wear it! Brit’s ending is my favorite part of the perfume and I daresay, done better than my HG’s. The EDP is fairly strong, one spritz on the back of my neck lasts a full 8 hours as it grows closer and closer to your skin…what a sexy, soft scent it becomes in the end, perfect as you’re laying down to sleep. As a grown up, corporate-goth type, I’m not particularly attracted to the bottle and might try to hide it in a drawer :P (I actually prefer the look of the EDT with it’s frosted glass plaid instead of the black and red plaid look of the EDP). In all, a scent I enjoy when worn in small amounts, but not one I’ll spend money on.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Cherry Blossom Body Splash
youwillneverfindme 3/1/2010 10:33:00 PM
I have gotten SO many complements on Cherry Blossom from both men and women and I’m really not too sure why because I, myself, am rather indifferent about it. I think, in general, people are attracted to the freshness/cleanness of it…add in the smallest dash of sweet powdery floral and musk and apparently, you have a winner. I’ve only worn the body splash, however the hand cream smells different; like a brand new packaged of feminine products….not wholly bad, just not something I want to smell like and definitely not the same as the body splash. I do like B&BW new packaging since VS took over...but it also came with a price increase. Will I repurchase?…probably not…I’d rather find something I love.
THE SHORT: If you have 10 min to spend applying mascara, LB Length can give amazing results. Would I buy this again?-Yes, but only if my HG, regular LB (I think they’re calling it Lash Blast Volume now…the one in the orange tube) which gives me similar, gorgeous results in about half the time wasn't available. 4 stars…the only drawback for me being the time-consuming application.
EDIT 4/18/10: I would NOT buy this again since I've tried the new Lash Blast Fusion, which I think gives the same amount of length (if not more) and is far easier/less time consuming to apply. IMO, Cover Girl should ditch this product.
• RESULTS: Gorgeous, separated, feathery-false-lash looking lashes with volume as well. I notice a little bit of length but it’s not excessive…see “application” how I achieve this (volume is very hard to build with this). This can also be worn as the most natural looking mascara known to man :P.
• BRUSH/WAND: The brush is long and kind of wimpy, the short rubber bristles take some maneuvering to really give a killer lash look and brush through/separate your lashes.
• FORMULA: Relatively dry upon first opening the package, I’m not sure how it will last over 3 months but will update as necessary. Washes off easily with water and doesn’t irritate my eyes. My lashes seem to like the formula and while wearing it, it’s not brittle…huge plus.
• WEAR: Good on me (most CG mascaras wear well on me). Minimal flaking and no smudging, even on my bottom lashes. Holds curl relatively well.
• PACKAGING: A long, matte yellow tube. Not attractive, but not revolting either.
• APPLICATION: I can’t just throw this on like I can with other mascaras. If I don’t take the time to apply this properly, I get very unsatisfactory “natural” results with little to no volume (I realize this is a lengthening mascara, not a volume building one…but I need a little of both to be happy). While this may be ideal for those who dig natural looks, I go for in your face, huge lashes. This is the process I use: I first start with coating just the very tips of my lashes. After this, I need to hold the wand at the base of my lashes and twirl it forward until I feel like the brush is touching my lid, and then wiggle the brush back and forth in a zig-zag motion through the tips. I realize this is technically the “proper” way of mascara application, but some mascaras don’t need such a meticulous process. I apply one coat to one eye, then do the other, and alternate back and forth with additional coats as the subsequent coat dries a little on the opposite eye. The entire process takes about 10 minutes and several coats, which is more effort than I’d like to put into my lashes…but I like the results (people *ask* me if I'm wearing falsies) so I’ll finish out my tube.
• PRICE: IIRC, this is around $8 if not on sale. Occasionally you can find it for $6.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Glitter Brilliant - Reflects Antique Gold
youwillneverfindme 2/22/2010 4:05:00 PM
One of my very favorite MAC products. Gorgeous and completely impractical (I mean, really, a 7.5 gram jar of cosmetic glitter?). The thing I love so much about it is that it’s tiny micro glitter…this in combination with the beautiful tarnished gold color, imo, makes this a standout…so for us over the age of 25, it doesn’t look like ridiculous, chunky, teeny-bopper glitter. I apply with a concealer brush and pat on. Yes there’s some fall out, but it’s glitter…that’s the nature of the beast. Apply with water or Fix+ or whatever if you want to minimize fall out. While this isn’t recommended for eyes, that’s the only place I wear it so there’s always a base on my lids to help this stuff stick and it lasts just fine throughout my event, even when caked/foiled on. If feel like Relfects Antique Gold was made for a thick set of falsies and an evening celebration. I wear contacts and have always been careful about keeping it out of my eyes and haven’t ever had a problem with eye irritation. As others have stated the jar kind of sucks...it would be nice if there was a sifter on top...but just be careful and set it away from the edge of the counter and your hand while it's open. Love and will repurchase, although, I’ve had my jar for over a year (I think) and it looks brand new. I know MAC has shrunk down their pigment jars and would venture to say their glitter jars have shrunk too. But if you can’t purchase from the MAC Pro, this is worthwhile if ever re-released.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - One n' Only - Argan Oil Treatment
youwillneverfindme 2/22/2010 12:34:00 PM
Will not repurchase, it's just not a stand out product for me. It's taken me awhile before I could make up my mind about this stuff, I'm half way through a large bottle and think I have a good feel for it. I like it for my hair, but I have another product I like better but I really like it as an overnight treatment for skin. It should be noted that I have not tried any pure oil on my hair/skin, and this product is mostly silicones iirc.
PRICE: $8.99 for 3.4 oz (or $8.49 if you have a Sally's card)
FOR HAIR: Not bad but it’s certainly not a miracle product, I’d give it a 3.5 because I get frustrated that it takes some time for it to sink in, that it doesn’t seem to last on hair (like if you apply it in the morning, it seems to be gone by the night) and it’s hard to distribute evenly. There’s no way my ends will ever look healthy and shiny until the damage is grown out, but I do love how this makes my hair feel and it does seem to help with the manageability. I put my hand over the end of the bottle and flip it upside down, then flip it back to the standing up again, and use the product that has stayed on my palm and work it into towel dried hair…I do this twice.
FOR BODY: I was shocked to discover how good my face looked after I used this one night. This doesn’t sink in right away, it’s more like an overnight treatment, but wow how my skin looks and feels. I’ve been using this as a facial moisturizer directly after getting out of the shower and although I have pretty good skin to begin with, even the first day, there was a difference in my skin’s evenness and overall “porcelain” look and plumpness. No issues with breakouts (but it seems few things break me out besides monthly hormones anyway.)
Packaging: Lacking in the packaging area…it kind of looks like something you’d pick up at a head shop and the bottle just has a screw on cap. I would MUCH prefer a spray bottle but this isn’t something that will negate a repurchase.
SCENT: Kind of earthy, herby with maybe a dash of vanilla extract (?) I personally love it and find it subtle enough, but others may dislike.
MY HAIR AND SKIN: Hair is below bra-strap, but has been processed to a fair-the-well, so it’s dull and mushy, fine and dense. Skin is very fair and healthy with typical redness around nose/cheeks areas, and not prone to breakouts.
EDIT: Before you drop the cash on this, try out Neutrogena's triple moisture deep recovery hair mask...$7 at Walgreen's and the results are gorgeous and just as nice as It's A 10. (I have a review of this if interested).
Very slim chance of purchasing, way too expensive ($36 for 10 oz.) and the scent is way too strong (scented as Ralph by Ralph Lauren). The result is beautiful hair but I’ll pass on this product.
I was generously given a small sample bottle of this by my stylist who I just adore. Not going to lie, this stuff makes my fried, mushy, bleached hair soft and gorgeous, I can finally let it air dry again and have it come out looking pretty. However, not to seem ungrateful because I know this stuff is pricey, the scent is just SO strong that it puts me off, it competes with and nearly overpowers my Dior Addict (and that’s saying a lot, Addict is a powerhouse perfume). This might be great if you like the scent, but I don’t particularly care for smelling it on me and my pillows. (There is a reason I don’t wear Ralph, you know?) I apply this all over and just out of the shower after my first towel dry (I step out, run a towel through, spray It’s a 10 and comb through and then wrap hair in the towel for about 10 min). Add to all of this, It’s a 10 is so pricey at around $36 for 10 oz (quoting drugstore.com’s price as of today’s date). While I’ve nearly finished my small sample bottle, I doubt I’ll repurchase. Such a shame, the results are all I could ever ask for, and even though I blow through this stuff for my below bra strap length hair, I might even fork over the cash if it the scent wasn’t so strong or if it wasn’t so pricey.
Below bra strap that has been put through the color ringer (started at a level 7, then colored red all over, then highlighted, to colored again, then to black, then from black to level 10 all over blond, we’re all shocked I still have hair). Fine, dense, 2a-2b waves.
Water (Purified), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Cyclomethicone, Silk Amino Acids, Helianthus Annus Seed Extract (Sunflower), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quaternium 80, Fragrance (Parfum), Eugenol 3, Coumarin 3, Cinnamal 3, Linalool 3, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
I got a sample with a Sephora order so I can’t comment on full size packaging. A full sized 1.7 oz bottle sells at Sephora for $55 and while I haven’t exactly searched for a cheaper price…I haven’t seen it anywhere for less.
Saint reminds me a lot of Sage Machado’s Pearl fragrance (which I’m also fond of), in fact, I’d say it’s almost a dead ringer. There is a spot in my collection for a scent such as this, but currently YSL Parisienne holds this spot (after I get past the rose in the opening), and honestly, I don’t see it being replaced any time soon.
If I had to pick out notes on my skin I’d pick caramel, a pretty, soft vanilla, a not so sickly sweet marshmallow and a soft, pretty white musk. While Saint *is* sweet, it’s not overly so. It stays close to the skin and lasting power is decent, although some may not like the fact that you won’t smell this lingering in the air as they pass by.
Frankly, there’s nothing I dislike about Saint…my rating of 3 is based on what Saint is not: it doesn’t have a real point of interest, it’s a meek scent that I envision on a shy, not so trendy but sweet high school girl. It’s not a scent that will permeate your clothing that you’ll smell faint whiffs of on your scarves. I would so gladly love this as a gift but I could not spend more than $25 on a 1.7 oz.
About me: nw15-20, light olive/hazel eyes, pigmented reddish lips…hair: long, fine/dense waves and has been every color under the sun. I dig *glamorous*, me-but-1000x-better styles, esp. done in neutrals that have a kind of gypsy look. For perfumes I go for “big” dark, earthy, vampy vanillas most of the time.
OVERALL: Pretty, appropriate for nearly all situations. A little on the sticky side, but I like the thicker texture and the brush applicator. This is a good “emergency” color, one to keep in your bag or at your desk at work…I can’t imagine this not working with any skin tone or situation. It should be known that I’m a huge fan of peachy lip colors.
COLOR: Such a pretty, sheer peach with a dose of pink and almost undetectable gold micro-shimmer (lustreglass shimmer is always done right, just adding to the overall “wet” look). It may take a little while to appreciate Love Nectar for its very subtle, inconspicuous nature, but even on my pigmented, reddish lips the slight hint of color makes a difference and polishes them, adding just a slight peach tint and bringing some light and vibrancy to my face while remaining easy, carefree and glossy. If you’re looking for a *big* peach, Love Nectar is not it.
PACKAGING: Typical lipglass tube but with a brush applicator, which I love.
WEAR: An hour or so on me, which is pretty good for a gloss. I stop for frequent gulps of water and this doesn’t gather in the corners of my mouth or anything.
ME: nw15-20, green eyes, reddish, pigmented lips. hair color is constantly changing.
Treatments -Ion - Repair Solutions Hair Reconstructor
youwillneverfindme 12/5/2009 9:13:00 PM
A kind of small miracle in a bottle. So far, it’s really helped to improve my hair, the smell is quite nice and the price is right. I will no doubt, be buying a full sized bottle.
EDIT: This stuff will fade/strip hair color, as most treatments with protein seem to do. This isn't a problem for me as I like for my near black color to fade as my level 7 roots begin to show so the line of demarcation isn't as obvious, but for those that want to hang on to or prolong hair color, use this product accordingly. IIRC, the hair board recommends using a treatment with protein before you color.
sample 1 oz. packs are less than $3 (with a Sally’s card, it’s less than $2 and I can get about 3 uses out of a pack, applying the product as I would a conditioner), and iirc, the full sized 16 oz. bottle is less than $12 (with a Sally’s card it’s less than $9).
Sample pack: duh. I can actually get about 3 uses out of a sample pack, but I don’t apply this overly liberally, I just apply like I would a conditioner. Full sized bottle is complete with a pump, although I’m not sure if it’s reclosable. The white bottle is pretty straight forward with maroon details/print…not generic looking or anything you’d strongly want to hide.
A pearly, attractive smelling light yellow, slightly sticky liquid, about the consistency of a thicker shampoo.
I’ve been using this about every other day for almost 2 weeks. I started out with 3 sample packs (bought at different times). Given the starting condition of my hair, it’s no surprise that I was into the second pack before I began to notice a difference. That said, I’m thrilled at its performance and my next trip to Sally’s will yield a full sized bottle. While my hair is still damaged, I’ve noticed it laying/behaving more like it would if it were healthy. I don’t have any shine on my ends yet, but they aren’t quite as dull looking as before. I suspect 2 months of regular use will get my hair back to an acceptable point and regain a bit of shine (even though, obviously, this doesn’t actually repair the hair, it just helps mask and condition it). I will update as necessary.
I use about every other day, straight out of the shower on towel dried hair. Sometimes I shampoo before hand, sometimes I don’t. I use 2-3 quarters worth and work it into my hair as I would conditioner, focusing on the ends and then very gently combing through. I don’t ever slather this stuff on I just work it in as a conditioner. Then I cover my hair with a hair turban and leave it on overnight and through my workout the following morning, then I’ll wash/shampoo. As zephyrdreambaby stated, I too like to add just a smidge of this into the ends of my hair to help condition and promote shine. In addition, I used a pack and mixed it with water to use as a spray on dry hair (like for second-day hair), just to help it out a little bit; I’m not sure how this method is proving but I’ll update as necessary.
ABOUT MY HAIR:
Naturally a level 7N, fine, dense and 2a waves with a few curls around my neck. Below bra strap length. In the past six months I’ve been light auburn, dark/cherry red, dark chocolate brown, highlighted blonde, black, back to my normal color, and now I’m a level 10 blonde. Yeah, I’m lucky to even have hair. In general, my hair can take a lot and still look pretty good, but this last go around with the blonde finally killed the shine…the ends are beyond dull-there’s no shine at all…and it’s super soft, like rabbit fur, which equals a mass amount of damage.
I bleached out my hair from a level 6-7 to a level 10…not once, but twice, in the same freakin’ day, using a level 40 developer. THEN, in the same day, I used an all over toner and a demi-perm. Yeah, I know.
WATER ,CITRIC ACID ,POLYQUATERNIUM-10 ,PROPYLENE GLYCOL ,WATER ,MAGNESIUM SULFATE ,METHYLPARABEN ,TRICLOSAN ,ZINC CHLORIDE ,MANGANESE CHLORIDE ,COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE ,CITRIC ACID ,LECITHIN ,DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIPROPIONATE ,GLYCOL STEARATE ,IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA ,PANTHENOL ,HYDROLYZED KERATIN ,POLYSORBATE 20 ,FRAGRANCE ,CARAMEL ,YELLOW 5 ,BENZYL ALCOHOL ,BENZYL BENZOATE ,CINNAMAL ,AMYL CINNAMAL
I COULD NOT love a product more…I also cannot tell you the number of times UnRed has saved a too brassy dye job. My natural level 7N hair ALWAYS pulls red/brassy, even when using ash colors. UnRed is easy enough to use for those who are inexperienced with hair dye, or for those who are slightly more caviler with their hair color ;). It’s sheer enough that a mistake won’t ruin the hair, but pigmented enough to deliver results. There are a couple ways I use this:
1) Straight out of the bottle and onto the hair. I usually let it sit for 20-40 minutes and let it work its magic. Keep an eye on it though, you don’t want your hair going too far over to the grey side, which it can and will do.
2) Mixed in with color. I normally add 5-8 drops or so to 2 ounces of hair dye (plus say, 4 ounces of developer so all together that would be 6 ounces plus 5 or so drops of UnRed).
3) As a rinse, which is better for toning down brassiness in between colors. You can add it to your favorite styling product, to a spray bottle of water, to conditioner etc. You can also vary the strength dependent upon your necessity or the amount of time to leave it in. This may take some experimentation.
A tiny eye dropper sized bottle is a happy size and should save a brassy job even on long, thick hair like mine. Around $5 iirc, this stuff is totally worth it and something *every* at home colorist needs, bottle blondes or those that require a more ash tone than a bottle can deliver.
Now UnRed is more of a semi-permanent on me. I will need to refresh my blonde with a simple wash *maybe* once a month (?) depending on the water where I’m living or the hair care products I’m using. You also need to keep your eye on this stuff while it’s on your hair. Do a test strand first. If you leave it on too long, it turns the hair dull. What you ultimately want is a refreshing, brass killing, blond brightening sort of effect.
On my reddish pigmented lips and nw20 skin, Shy Girl comes out looking like the lipstick version of Prrr lipglass (which I really love): a sheerish creamy peach with a strong dose of pink and a light touch of pearly frost. This is a really pretty and sexy color, I wouldn’t wear it to a conservative job, but it’s a great choice for a date. I’ve also found myself just wearing it around town with mascara and a bit of bronzer. Despite its sexiness, it also seems to freshen up and bring light to my face. It’s easy to swipe on as you’re running around. Shy Girl is my first Cremesheen lipstick and I’m kind of neutral about the formula, some days I love it as it feels light and creamy, other days I think it feels too thin and wears away too quickly. I have found that I need my lips to be in good condition for Shy Girl (not sure if this is the case with other Cremesheens), as the color/formula will accentuate dry lips. Will repurchase. For reference, other MAC colors that I love are Velvet Teddy, Honeylove, High Tea lipsticks, Sinnamon, Oyster Girl, Prrr and Oh Baby lipglasses
3.5 stars. The short, results are fine, but it’s not worth the price…I’m just fine with my Hawaiian Tropic self-tanner for $8 from CVS. I will not repurchase due to the scent and price. I'm fair skinned, nw20-ish
St. Tropez is expensive…I paid $43 (including shipping for a 4 oz, $30 bottle of the mousse). But I was madly curious…I can’t wear foundation or powder so I wanted something to help even out and tone down the mild rosacea that is spread like a butterfly rash over my nose and cheeks in my pale skin. The color is fine…perhaps a little bit more natural looking than my usual self-tanner…not quite as orange. I think if someone were looking for an all-over-the-body-I-need-lots-of-color, then St. Tropez might be the way to go.
SCENT: I use this on my face, neck and chest so the scent bothers me. While I’m not overly sensitive to fragrance, I do pick it up and this is not something I would want others smelling on me…it’s kind of a musty, self-tanner scent mixed with rose scent…if that makes sense (?). If you used this over your entire body, people will smell it on you, in fact, the scent clouds my strong Chanel Coco Mlle…which is saying something.
Application is cake but then I’ve never had a real problem with self-tanner application. One issue I have with the packaging is that the nozzle leaks into the cap, which then will drip on your counter or sink. Not a huge problem but annoying nevertheless. The initial color is a not so attractive grayish brown which eventually sinks into the skin after a few minutes to allow for an acceptable color for being seen in public and it dries quickly. I like is that it immediately tints your skin for instant color. I haven’t had a problem with this staining my white pillow cases as I sleep with it on, overnight. I leave this on for at least 4 hours, as the bottle indicates. I find that the color is even and lasts 2-3 days (on my face, which cleansed only with oil twice daily). I need a couple applications in order to build to the color that I like.
INGREDIENTS: water, dihydroxyacetone, ethoxydiglycol, pentylene glycol, glycerin, decyl glucoside, ppg-5-ceteth-2, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, cetyl hydroxethylcellulose, potassium sorbate, phenozyethanol, sodium bisulfate, citric acid, fragrance, benzyl salicylate, cinnamal, cinnamyl alcohol, citronellol, eugenol, alpha-isomethyl lonone, geranlol, hexyl cinnamat, hydroxycitronellal, isoeugenol, butylphenyl methylproplional, isoeugenol, butylphenyl methylpropional, linalool, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene, carboxaldehyde, caramel, yellow 6, red 40, blue 1
I'll admit, if I had read the reviews for Parisienne, I would not have bought it. In fact, the Parisienne described in these reviews seems completely different than the gift set I bought from Sephora. I smelled the edp in store and had to have it the minute it hit my skin. For me, it lasts, softly, for about 8 hours. On my skin, Parisienne is a sexed up version of Babydoll that remains soft and vulnerable...I'd imagine something like this coming out of Victoria's Secret and beat to death by oversexed ads (although the YSL tv spot for this is right up there as well, despite the fact that I agree with other reviewers...the captivating ad doesn't really represent the perfume). I get a STRONG resemblance to Babydoll, but Parisienne is stronger on the powder/musk/soap while toning down the rose...which I really love (Babydoll was way too much rose and not quite sexy enough for my liking). I do get faint notes of blackberry that are evanescent/sparkly in the opening and come forth more as the perfume wears on, but the musk certainly is the stronger note on me. After the opening wears down, I get a very gourmand, caramel-like scent. True to typical YSL, Parisienne is ultra-feminine, pleasant enough not to offend (worn in small doses) and the presentation is gorgeous.
4.25 stars. This is one of my most complemented perfumes, in fact, my vanilla HG’s haven’t received the number of complements that Turquatic has this year. This would be my choice for hot, humid days, days outside, or being stuck like a sardine packed into a lecture hall.
I get a very “American” (yet not generic) water scent, laced with a white flower and a dab of cedar, some herbs and a sexy/animalistic but soft musk...I *love* all of the notes that I can pick out. Fresh but not flighty, Turquatic has a presence that wafts around, but flows away just before it becomes too heavy. Certainly a unisex scent, but I’d prefer it more on a woman for its interesting masculine hints than on a man on who Turquatic would strike me as too metro due to its fresh sweetness. Strangely, I’d say Turquatic has a certain kind of warmth and mystery to it that makes you feel comfortable but piques interest, like a bonfire on a California beach on a warm summer night. Love the smallish bottle and it’s great for travel: small enough to fit in a medium handbag and the bottle is durable-no breaking or cap falling off en route. Not the usual type of scent I go for, but my next purchase of Turquatic will be my third
From the MAC site: Crisp and energizing! A splash of clear, sparkling mineral water brought to a chill through an infusion of fresh lotus leaves and Corsican cedrat, then finished with a warm blend of anemone, orris and blue cedar. 20 mL for $25 USD (which is a bit less than a Dior perfume/oz)
ABOUT ME: nw15-20, light olive/hazel eyes, pigmented reddish lips…hair: long, fine/dense waves and has been every color under the sun. I dig *glamorous*, me-but-1000x-better styles, esp. done in neutrals that have a kind of gypsy look. For perfumes I go for dark, earthy, vampy vanillas most of the
Faux is the nude lip lover’s pink…it’s a cool toned, “muted pinked mauve” that might add a notch of color to your natural lips (at least it does mine). Someone compared this to Blankety; before I read the reviews for Faux, I compared both of them on the inside of my arm and on my lips….same color family, but Faux is darker and pinker (I think I’ve outgrown my Blankety’s paleness after 5 tubes). The satin formula is kind of different…somewhere between a matte and a cream, the best of both worlds I suppose (but mattes are always my favorite formula)…the staying power of a matte, the smoothness of a cream. I wear Faux blotted on straight out of the tube with a nude lipliner (Rimmel’s automatic liners in Addiction or UD 24/7 in Naked.)
What I love about Faux is it’s ability to create a sexy, full pouty look, while remaining inconspicuous…it’s like a confident, aloof sexy instead of in-your-face-I-think-I’m-so-hot kind of look. It’s been one of my magic colors that works through my hundreds of hair color changes and I can pick it up and work it with anything, anytime, even a scarlet dress, or for a job interview or hot date. Faux is easily in my top 5 colors and I will repurchase again and again.
ABOUT ME: nw15-20, light olive/hazel eyes, pigmented reddish lips…hair: long, fine/dense waves and has been every color under the sun. I dig *glamorous*, me-but-1000x-better styles, esp. done in neutrals that have a kind of gypsy look. For perfumes I go for dark, earthy, vampy vanillas most of the time.