I was a little scared how pink and shimmery in the pot this color was, but it was a bit tamer on my lips and good on my cheeks too. Love the packaging, it's just the right size right now but as I get to the bottom of the pot it may be harder to get my fingers in to use it for cheek tint... It's the only non-powder blush I've kept. I use it mostly on my lips with a lip brush, it's not "wet" or sticky like most lip products, which I like. Blends nicely on the cheeks if you are good at applying blush that way. A good pick-me-up for color. I have most of the available colors but I'd love for LORAC to come out with more (lighter) colors like this one, this is a really nice product worthy of more shades! I just don't use the darker shades as often, and Cherry is great for everyday.
Update: Discovered foundation brushes. The LM Creme blush brush makes it easy to apply as blush. Now branching out to cream blushes, watch out wallet!
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Sepia Ink Long Wear Gel Liner
syeung2 5/7/2004 3:07:00 PM
Looks a little more like dark ash brown in the pot but goes on as a rich black-brown. I love this because it goes on so smoothly with the right brush... pencil liners just snag on my lids :( My lids are slightly oily, so I have to be careful what I use for eyeliner. This liner lasts most the day if I don't rub my contacts! Generally easy removal at the end of the day, though sometimes it's hard to get the last bits that hide between my lashes on the lash line. Haven't noticed the color straying away from where it was applied, so that's a big plus in my book. I can use a variety of brushes, depending on how fine a line I want.
Reddish-brown color. Novel packaging, mine doesn't leak, but liquid does get stuck in the screw-top threads. Good for those who don't mind applying blush with their fingertips (not me, really). Color lasts. I like that it's water-based, but that does not mean it doesn't stain! My fingers get stained applying the product, b/c you have to use your fingers - or a sponge - unless you like the streaky roll-on look :) (FYI, BeneFit's BeneTint is a similar liquid stain product, and comes with a sponge.) Color and product are nice, but use a sponge. Novel but useless packaging.
eyes: Morning Dew eyeshadow - beige
eyes: Rosé eyeshadow - rosy bronze shimmer
eyes: Coffee Ground eyeshadow - deep brown
lips: Tea Rose lipstick - rosy nude
lips: Plum lipstick - pinky plum
lips: Amaretto lipstick - shimmery sheer plummy brown
cheeks: Rose Petal powder blush - matte pink
cheeks: Wild Bouquet powder blush - matte, warm, bronze
I was not familiar with this line until I saw it on eBay. Got it, love it. The colors are basic, but just right for me. The deep brown e/s looks scary dark but goes on very nicely. If I blend it with the other shadows, though, it looks more smokey than brown -- a little surprising but it increases the versatility of the palette! The lip colors also look dark in the case but much nicer on the lips. Nice feel, but they have a faint smell to them (like the way mom's l/s used to smell in the seventies -- kinda waxy); not strong enough to bother me tho. Wild Bouquet is a shade that works better for me as a bronzer than as a blush (I'm AAB/NC25). I bought this palette just for travel but I find myself using it for everyday as well, b/c I love the colors on me so much. Packaging is nice to look at and sturdy to hold, if heavier than expected. I like that the pans are separated just enough to keep materials from migrating into other pans. The full size mirror is also a big plus. No brushes supplied, which is fine by me, I'd rather use my own anyway.
Palettes -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Gloss Stick Lip Palette (Holiday 2003)
syeung2 3/24/2004 9:28:00 AM
This (discontinued) palette features Bronzeberry, Glow, Mauve, Burnt Sugar, and Candlelight shimmer gloss sticks and a Tawny lipliner/lipbrush. Someone else has described the colors already, so I'll skip that part.
The colors are richer and more sparkly in the pans than on my lips. The feel is very nice (not sticky or tacky or heavy) but the color is pretty sheer. I have plenty of natural color to my lips, so the color of the glosses is very subtle on me. The included lipliner pencil has a lip brush on the other end; I don't use the liner, but if I did, I would be worried about using it up -- b/c each time you sharpen it, the "handle" for your lip brush will get smaller and smaller... Nice idea, but I would rather have just a plain lip brush.
Overall, the color is sheer and the shimmer is subtle on the lips, perfect when you just want a casual YLBB look. I bought mine at the CCO for about $20 -- a nice introduction for me to the BB line, now I'm hooked! Five lippies for color range, packaging, and product texture, minus one for color being too sheer (the colors look too similar once applied).
I have both Pink Fizz and Snowcone. I was skeptical at first about layering the gloss over the lipcolor, thinking the two would blend together on my lips - either with my lip brush during application or as I unconsciously rub my lips together during the day - but the lipcolor actually stays put, even after the lip gloss has worn away. Both the lipcolor and the gloss feel nice - not sticky or dry or tacky. Definitely a good investment -- there's lots in the pot!! I was a little worried about the proportions in the pot - the gloss section is about 3-4 times the size of the lipcolor - but as I've been using it, they seem to deplete proportionally quickly, so no problem-o. :)
Until I bought this, the only way I could get my eyes to look lined all day was: (a) liquid eyeliner (too harsh looking on me, and I can't draw a straight line) or (b) get a good e/s base and line with dark powder. This palette introduced me to the flat push brush, and now I can line my eyes with ease -- just push push push as you go along the lashline. The cream eyeliner goes where I want (thanks to the brush), and gives about a minute to smudge if needed. The included brush may look small but it's just right -- long enough to make a line quickly and short enough to not go past my lash line. I hate wearing mascara generally, and I can achieve a similar look by just using a dark liner along my top lashes. I have to smudge it if I want the color to really show up, though that's not a surprise -- it's hard to determine the color on you if it's just along your lash line. Great for smokey eyes. The compact itself is quite thin, slightly bigger than a credit card, with small wells for each color.
UPDATE: rating dropped to 3. Smudges if I rub my eyes (BB gel liners and MAC Fluidlines don't budge). Never seems to really set. Maybe my lids are just too oily for these creme liners to work. Still, a nice palette for those who can't stick to one color everyday. I just prefer BB gel liners or MAC Fluidlines to these cream liners.
Love it. Peachy pink with golden shimmer. It's the exact color of my cheeks after: a nice steamy shower, light exercise, or a brisk walk on a cool winter day. Peachy in the case. I was worried it would be too orange on my AAB/NC25 skin, but it's not. It's sheer, and the first 3 swipes on my cheeks look completely natural -- without resorting to exercise to put the flush back into my cheeks.
Not as much fun as getting the, um, namesake, but lasts longer :)
I bought the Honey Shimmer for about $7.50, not too expensive for a lid primer I guess. I like it b/c it doesn't feel greasy going on. However, the color does not show up on my skin -- too close a match for my skintone (Asian, easily tans). Of course, that's not such a bad thing, since it is intended as a shadow base :) The shimmer shows a little bit once the product dries to a powder, but unfortunately it simply highlighted the bumps on my skin from a mild allergic reaction to it. Packaging is nice, but it should have a wider opening for people who apply by fingertip. It actually does feel cool on the skin for a little while after application, as the packaging claims; I have to admit I was surprised at this. It works well as a base for powder shadow, but not with cream eyeliner.