Pretty medium rosey pink colour, but the smell & taste of these lippies are simply horrible!
I really love kryolan, their products are always great & this is no exception. I've had this for so long that I forgot I even had it until I saw the reviews for it. It really is anti-shine, though I prefer to use silica powders because of the rice starch content of this one. It's relatively cheap & you get such a huge amount of product, it has lasted me sooo long! No need to repurchase cos I don't have to - there's so much of it in the jar!
Oh my lord...where have these blushes been all my life?!?! SOOOOOOOO pigmented, cheap & AWESOME! but one thing I have to mention as being the standout in the quality of these blushes is the lasting power. Holy moly macaroni! these are sooo long lasting! I swiped some on (barely even a touch cos it's sooo pigmented!) on my wrist next to my beloved Katie by Illamasqua. I've had it on for a good hour or so, with my wrist rubbing against my lap top. Katie has worn off with a very slight hint left. While the La Femme blush is still there, though it has indeed faded, it's still a visible & vivid colour. Would recommend most definitely! & if you can't find a shade that fits exactly what your'e looking for, they have white, blues, purples, reds, browns, oranges - all sorts of unconventional colours that you can mix with any of the other colours. Even the browns can be used for contouring. So good!!! EDIT: mixing the colours can be done much like the OCC lip tars, which if used on the cheeks with these blushes on top, creates such a hell of a super duper long lasting & very pigmented result, meaning you use up less product!!! :)
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Lucas' Papaw Ointment
marwaf 11/23/2010 2:23:00 AM
I've gone through many tubes of this though I wouldn't say it's HG. It does the job though & I like that it has multi-purpose uses.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tin
marwaf 11/23/2010 2:21:00 AM
I have no problems opening this up so I'm not unhappy with the packaging like other reviewers are, & the product itself is alright. It's not a miracle worker but it does an ok job. The peppermint in it is a nice touch.
Definitely agree that this is the gloss version of Snob. This is a beautiful pinkish lavender colour that has excellent pigmentation. Love it! packaging is so cute too!
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Strawberry Milk #595
marwaf 11/15/2010 9:22:00 AM
Gorgeous colour, but lordy lord - these REEK! & the taste is worse! Every time I pull one of these out I literally gag! LITERALLY! it's like off playdough
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Eden
marwaf 11/15/2010 7:15:00 AM
Love the packaging, love the product! It's a golden yellow colour that can make you look a little sickly but wowzer does this keep your eyeshadows on! Super glue for eyes for sure!
Love this, takes away the powdery look of my setting powder & gives me dewy glowy skin. I'm not a rose water fan, in fact it's horrendous lol but the scent of this is really pleasing & isn't at all offensive or strong. Packaging is awesome, love the box it comes in & the pump spray bottle. Best part is that you get sooo much so it'll last a while. This one is LE but I think that it should replace the current permanent one.
Powders -Unlisted Brand - Mattify! Cosmetics - Mattify! Loose Powder for Oily Skin
marwaf 11/15/2010 7:01:00 AM
Wooooowiee!! This stuff is awesome! Why pay so much for MUFE HD powder when this does the same thing?! I have both the original formula & the silica formula. The original has corn starch in it whilst the silica doesn't. I prefer the latter over the former because bacteria doesn't feed on it & cause breakouts. But they both work awesomely. They contain kaolin clay which soaks up the dirt AND oil on the face while also setting foundation. I don't have oily skin but I love how well this sets my foundation & whisks away my makeup & any accumulated dirt when I go to wash my makeup off. Would I repurchase? Hell to the yes! Though won't need to for a while because this lasts for quite a while. Love how cheap this is too! I have to fight the urge not buy more than enough to hoard into a whole collection lol
Love on first use! Thank you MUA!!! Had this for a few months now & LOOOOOOOVE it! It's the perfect product for highlighting my cheekbones. Beautiful colour that gives off a glowy sheen. Isn't shimmery but metallic in a gorgeous way. I hate shimmer but I also want something that catches the light. This does that & it's so creamy yet it won't dent if you press your finger down & swirl. Only con is that it can get a bit dirty but I'll continue to buy this. Most perfect highlighter ever!
Went to the illamasqua counter to buy intrigue blush to use as a highlight. The MA told me they were sold out & brought this out in the lightest shade instead. While this was a lot less pigmented than intrigue, I bought it anyway since I wanted a matte highlight for the bridge of my nose. For that purpose, it's not that great. However, for this to be used for its intended purpose I'd say there's no way any one should spend money for it. Even getting it for free wouldn't make it better. It's waaaaaay too sheer to be used as a foundation, & even for a highlight it doesn't really do much. Sad since illamasqua is such a great, unique brand. This is a big dud for face foundation & a little less than mediocre product for use as a highlight.
This is one pigmented mother effer! Lovely bright pink that only needs a touch from my 187 brush & to be dabbed onto a tissue a few times to remove excess pigment. It's not a blush I usually grab but it's such a nice formulation & will be a LONG time before I run out of this. Had it for quite some time & not even a dent is visible. Reminds me of the hello kitty BP in tippy which I have, but I feel this is nicer. Though I prefer pale pink blushes, this is still nice to use when I feel like changing it up every once in a while.
Liquid -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Foundation ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
marwaf 11/15/2010 6:26:00 AM
This is slightly sheer & runny, but can be built up for more coverage. It does stay on well, but isn't marketed as a long wearing product & therefore doesn't stay on as well as ones designed to. Though because my skin is dry it works for me, I wouldn't recommend it for oily skinned girls/boys since it can be a bit greasy if you're skin to begin with is oily. Wouldn't recommend it for people with skin that needs heavy coverage, but if you're like me & you have skin that doesn't need heavy coverage but you want something that does impart somewhat medium coverage without the mask effect, this is good. Plus it's the only foundation I own that doesn't break me out.
Concealers -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer
marwaf 11/15/2010 6:22:00 AM
Not a bad product. I don't need much concealing, only barely visible pink scaring on my cheeks but I still prefer to cover them up. This does the job though I don't require much, so I can't say how it'll work for those who need the coverage. This goes on opaque, though when blendend, the pigment turns slightly sheer. The consitency is very creamy but doesn't dry down too easily so gives you blending time, works well to brighten up the undereye area & doesn't break me out.