I wanted to get Myth and it was tooooo pale, I looked like a ghost. So, I got cherish. a really good substitution. And than, it was too dark. It looked my lips look more yellow and my complexion a bit washed out. Now, I am not saying it is a bad lipstick, it is just not a very good lipstick for me. I make it work by addition a pale-pink lipgloss on top which brings me to the thought that I wish this lipstick had more pink in it. I guess I have to seek a substitution.
Everybody raves about this shade and it does look great in the pan or on the figure, but on the eyelids it looks like somebody punched me, same goes for Saddle. If I layer it with Silver Ring it looks much better, but again, no w-o-w about it. I can totally see it on a cooler skin-tone but not on me. I gave it 3 lippies because I really *WANT* to love it but I *CAN'T* UPDATE: Tried it with UDPP in Sin and it looks amazingly satiny, not at all ashy. Changing my review to 5 lippies
It is so gentle and so great for my medium skin-tone and i have to agree that it is better than the darker-reddish version. sometimes i have to use it in 2 layers if i really want it dark and visible but usually one application would do. I try to be careful when it comes to shimmery bronzers (oily skin) but even if i get a little too carried away, the fact it has a colder undertone makes this bronzer safe. So what I am trying to say is that it is a *safe* bronzer. I suggest everybody tries it before they try anything else, you might find a new favorite.
NARS shadows are pricey and in most cases, worth it. Colors like Galapagos are the Rolce Royce of of all shadows are there. It has an intense color shimmer and I consider it to be a lot more of a pigment than a shadow, due to its intensity. Like any shadow it works well on its own. If I had to combine it, I could be done with any colour to bring our the gold-reddish chocolate essence of it
I just found out that I can use it as a brow color and it looks really natural and warm. Great little shadow. good for smokey eye too, although I prefer to have an additional brown, something darker and more red. I pair it with Nars Galapagos and it looks similar and complimentary. Definitely a standard brown in many kits.
A unique grey color with 3D effect, great one as an brow bone highlight (might not work if you are too fair) and as anything that goes with purples & plums
Oh strada, how complex art three. not a beginner shadow and not easy to handle it at first glance, BUT very true said: if handles properly it is MAGICAL. first tip: use a good dense brush, this baby needs packing on. Tip #2: if u can, use a gold base or a gold inner lid color - trust me, you'll have people stopping you on the street to tell you they loved it. tip#3 don't overmix it with other shadows. like any masterpiece it needs room to shine by itself.
my holy grail blush! since i got this one, i don't care for any other blushes. if i could, i would return them to get even 1/2 my money back and get tonga backups. it's so good that i drove 50kms to get it in the only store that currently sells them in toronto, murale. (thanks sephora, you are becoming useless to me). anyhow, besides my little sephora diss, this is an absolut must for any look. good job cargo and thanks!
I would not repurchase, although it is not that bad. i really love a mascara to hold a curl and although it is a good one, it doesn't do that too well. i would prefer lash blash over this one.
Dior show and than this one are my fav's. got it in waterproof once and it doesn't come off, like never, really annoying. so if it is not waterproof, it's one of the best out there and the best out of the drugstore by far.
yeah, same problem here. for my oily skin it almost feels as if it makes it dirtier. once i used it as a hand moisturized by mistake and did not feel the difference. useless for me.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
glowww333 8/9/2010 11:46:00 PM
I love painterly because it is matte. but this one is the best generic, one-drop-and-go primer. i gave it to my mom and she loves it too. i myself use sin now, but this is like the go-to primer for a lot of people.
yes! yes! yes! top 3 brushes, hands down. If I had to get by with only 3 brushes for my eyes it would be the flat shader brush, the fluffy white brush and this one. amazing for under eye, for tear-duct and for precise application. Good job MAC
i love this brush for blush, highlight, powder, etc. the only down side is that yes, it sheds, especially when i tried it with my MUFE foundation. I am looking for a substitution for this brush
doesn't shed on me. really nice for a good price (mac is $48 cad) and i use it all the time for all kinds of things like all-over face powder, liquid foundation, face mist, highlighting, bronzing (not so much though, unless the bronzer is dark). nice to have, but if it sheds than bring it back to the store (imho) no reason to own a faulty product