I absolutely hate this gloss by itself. I waited too long to take it back so I thought I'd be doomed with a gloss I'd never wear. It's very sticky and thick. Alone this makes my lips look horrible! I found though, that this gloss goes great with lipsticks. It's perfect for toning down colors and/or livening up matte or dull lipsticks. So if you're looking for a little something to wear with your lipsticks this is great. I would not repurchase this again though. I feel like I can definitely find something better and cheaper to accomplish the same thing this does.
This is not a pink or red lipstick by any means. It is a orangey coral color, and pretty bright. I swatched this a few times before I actually bought it, I thought it was so orange and wouldn't be flattering at all. Well I ended up buying it on an off day and I'm so glad I did! It is very flattering on my N25 skin, this lipstick always gets compliments. It's super creamy, long lasting and as most amplified creams, fades evenly. I don't think this type of color would suit too many cool toned ladies. Although I do think fair and tan tones would look great in this lipstick. I love this full coverage and blotted, when blotted it gives me a peachy lip color, it's very pretty. I only needed to touch this up about 2 times during my day. This is a fun and great color for summer.
Bronzers -Tarte - Matte Waterproof Mineral Powder Bronzer
candyrivera 6/23/2010 6:32:00 PM
This is a very natural finish. I was on a big hunt for a matte waterproof bronzer (It's hard enough to find just a good matte bronzer). I love the way this looks, It doesn't look like you have a bronzer on. It blends flawlessly and lasts a good time. This is the only bronzer I like since it doesn't look like dirt or too orangey on. The big downer for me is that I find this bronzer not to be waterproof (which is why I took off two lipsticks). Maybe I didn't let it set in long enough but after 15 minutes I went to test it to see if it came off under running water. It did come off with only a very faint hint of the bonzer left on, which came off when I dried my skin. This bronzer is also for light to medium skin tones. I don't think this will work for tanner or darker skin tones, it's just too light. If you're light/medium and looking for a very natural bronzer that will last throughout the day, this would be great to try!
Lipstick -Revlon - Matte Lipstick - Strawberry Suede [DISCONTINUED]
candyrivera 6/3/2010 8:25:00 PM
I really LOVE this lipstick! It's so fresh and light, along with being very bright, but not obnoxious. It's a coral red without being too orange or too pink. I have pale skin right now (around N20-25) and it looks great on me. I think this shade will look good on tan skin as well. It is a matte formula but, it seems more satin on me. It goes on very smooth and can be applied lightly or full coverage without it caking into lines or dry skin on your lips. Although I do recommend applying lip balm to your lips a few minutes before and then dabbing off the excess lip balm before applying this lipstick. It lasts a decent time too, I reapply after 2-3 hours. This lipstick gives me a pouty look (in a good way) and is so feminine. This is a must have in your red lipsticks and summer makeup!
I really like this color, I've been into coral and peachy colors lately, and this is such a pretty summer color. It can be a little difficult to put on because of the formula, but if you have a good base for polish it makes a big difference. It lasts about a week without chipping in my experience. The thing I don't like about this polish and other essie polishes, is that the brush isn't all that great. I've been spoiled on o.p.i brushes that it made it a little tougher to put essie polishes on. Other than that I would repurchase, it's fun and bright polish without being too bright.
I just love this pink! I was very hesitant to buy this polish since a lot of essie polishes seem to be streaky, especially semi sheer polishes and pinks. This one is not streaky, which is a huge relief. I do you a protein base coat (to keep in mind). This polish has pretty much replaced all of my other pinks, this has become my favorite pink polish. It takes me two coats to get my desired look. It has a somewhat jelly finish as some others has mentioned, which I personally like. It clean and glossy. It's a true pink that I think would fit any skin tone. Not too cool, not too warm. My skin tone usually looks best with warmer colors (I'm a neutral skin tone) and this looks so nice on me. It's a very feminine color, and very classy. My only complaint is the brush, I've been spoiled on o.p.i. brushes that this brush seemed so thin and was a little tough to get use to, other than that, I love it.
This is such a pretty color. A pinkish lilac color. It's a nice opaque color and isn't streaky at all. It so shiny as well, I just love looking at my nails when I have this polish on. It so glossy looking and clean. I have already had to repurchase from using it so much. The color pay is very nice as well, as a lot of OPI polishes do. I will continue to repurchase.
I really like this color a lot! I love purples and this is such a gorgeous color. It goes on great, not streaky at all. It has a great pay off as well, doesn't chip easily. What you see in the bottle is the color you get, which is wonderful. Pictures seem to not be able to really capture how pretty it is. It has subtle shimmer in which I usually do not go for, but is so lovely. It one of my new favorite purples. I would definitely buy this polish again.
I really love this lipstick. It's a very unique and pretty color, a pinky, purpley berry color. It's a very sexy shade in my opinion, this is one of the lippies I get compliments on it every time I wear it. It lasts a long time and when it starts to fade it fades evenly and leaves a nice stain on my lips so it doesn't look like it fading. I only have to reapply this lipstick if I've been eating or drinking a lot, but not for the snack and sip here and there. My only con it that it can be a little difficult to put on sometimes, just a little slippery I guess. (only word I could think of)
I was hesitant to buy this, especially from the swatch online (which is way off). This shadow is a beautiful shade of eggplant purple. It's dark but not too dark and blends like a dream. It's a lovely matte color that goes with a lot of different shades, which I was surprised about. I'm so happy I bought this shadow, it's one of my favs from mac. I hope they never discontinue it!
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Deluxe Eyeshadow - Scratch
candyrivera 2/3/2010 5:42:00 PM
This is such a beautiful champagne pink. It super creamy and velvety and last all day. This is such a diverse shadow that can match so many other shadows. This is just one of those shades you just have to own. I'm so glad I bought it, I find myself reaching for it A LOT!
Blush -Sonia Kashuk - Beautifying Blush in Flamingo
candyrivera 2/3/2010 5:38:00 PM
I LOVE this blush. This has to be my new favorite! It goes on evenly and is a matte finish. It gives me a healthy glow and doesn't scream "I'm wearing blush!". I think it is a pretty good dupe for Mac's swoon. It goes on a bit more sheer than what's in the pan so don't be afraid. It's such a soft feminine pink. I use this everyday now. I'm so in love with it!
Extremely beautiful! I absolutely love this gold, it's my all time favorite gold. It's super pigmented and lasting power is great. It's such a regal color in my opinion. I just love wearing this shadow. I'm kind of fair right now and surprisingly this shadow still looks amazing on. I'm such a gold lover and this is a must have!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this brown. It's the perfect brown for me. Not too red, too yellow, purple, or too anything. Like the site says, it's a dark warm brown and it goes on so nicely. It's a satin finish but I think it looks a little more matte. I hate that this is a LE shadow so I'll have to stock up before they take it away. I'm in love with it. It's not too dark either so it just gives you a glowy finish without being too strong. It's nicely pigmented and smooth.
I didn't think I would like this lipstick for very long, but it's such a sweet innocent color. I love it! It's an everyday lipstick I can wear with anything and look polished. I'm not a fan of shimmer or frost in lipsticks but you can't really tell this is a frost lippie. It has some shine and slight shimmer but not noticeable on. My only complaint is that I have to reapply it about two times when I'm out and about which I'm not use to with the other Mac lipsticks I have. Other than that, it's a beautiful color, I really didn't think it was going to work for my pigmented lips. I will constantly repurchase.