Lip Gloss -Delux Beauty - Norris Lipgloss [DISCONTINUED]
Suil 12/29/2002 12:25:00 PM
Norris is the perfect gloss! I wear it alone (good for the gym to the party), over other colors (looks great over MAC "O") and always go back to it. Pigmented color that's shiny enough for gloss but not sticky and tacky. Similar to Shiseido's ruby lustre gloss, but better pigmentation and lasting power. Small size that lasts a long time. Don't miss this one :}
This is the one I always go back to. It's creamy, lasts a long time, works as a base or alone and has SPF. Expensive but will last you.
Silkwood is the color that convinced me to switch from black eyeliner, although I still wear it occasionally. This is a dark brown/bronze shimmer that goes well with brown eyes. Vincent Longo's topaz smoke shadow dotted over silkwood is very pretty, too. If you smudge the liner once it's dry, it's a softer look. Worth the investment because it looks like it'll last for a long, long time.
While this color looks pretty until the purple color fades to a deep pink, I think you can do better with other lippies, such as NARS Damage or Vincent Longo Lux (more of a purple gloss, no pink) for a little more money but better product and packaging bang for your buck. Also found this drying.
Palettes -Trish McEvoy - Little Treasures Eye Compact
Suil 10/1/2002 10:47:00 AM
This is a very portable eyeshadow trio (neutral over entire eye color, pink for part of the eye or as highlighter and a brown w/bronze for lining and/or crease contouring) that comes in an adorable pink suede mirrored compact case with 2 small brushes (liner and shadow). I love it! Although pricey at $48, you don't need to bring other colors with you, and the brushes are adequate. I first use concealer all over the eye to neutralize the darker pigmentation and sometimes use a different brush to contour/blend (the two-sided one, don't remember #), but to carry all day, all you need is this kit. There's also a lip version...looks pretty but haven't tried it. I believe this is a limited edition.
Beautiful color! Had to share...can wear alone (purple-tinged pink w/shimmer) or layered. I can't get enough of its yummy vanilla scent either. Expensive, but a little goes a long way. Other great colors are rose pailletes gloss (light pink with glitter) and insolite lipsticks, which has a wonderful creamy texture and staying power.
This shampoo works! Run, don't walk, to pick this up. My hair is dry and fine to normal. After one use--instant gratification--this made it soft and silky. It's expensive, but worth it. No discernible scent.
This is a beautiful neutral peachy beige shade with a slight shimmer that doesn't crease. The color is a step up from basic and can also be layered over other colors for more depth. I'm very pale with dark hair and brown eyes, and this color is my staple. Expensive, but the container's big, and these shadows last a very long time and are good quality.
I didn't like this cream because it's not thick enough and has an unpleasant scent. I much prefer L'Occitane's 20% shea butter hand cream.
These are similar to Vincent Longo's lipstains, but the color seems to stay true--not fade-- longer. I have Verbier, which is a sheer purple with a touch of brown. Creamy and long-lasting...would buy again, even though it's expensive. Nice packaging.
Lip Gloss -Delux Beauty - Lip Gloss [DISCONTINUED]
Suil 3/26/2002 5:39:00 PM
Norris is similar to WTF?'s goldberry shine, but not as gold or as shiny. More color than a Vincent Longo stain in the same color family. It's a great one for when you want just a touch of color. Good staying power and pigmentation. I've repurchased this several times.
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream
Suil 3/23/2002 1:27:00 PM
This is the best hand cream I've ever tried. I've used it in cold, humid places and in Colorado, where your skin always needs extra moisture. My only complaint is the tube--when you get near the end of it, it usually cracks, which makes the cream leak out if you fold the tube. This is a staple. If you want to try a smaller size (good for traveling or your purse), you can get 3 small tubes for $24, so buy gifts for friends or go in with them on the purchase.
Not much to add to the previous review. High-quality shadows that can be used wet or dry. Comes in a nice mirrored compact with a combo shadow brush at one end and puff on the other. I have the granite (dark charcoal)/stone (light beige-ivory). Limited color selection of 6 duos.
Treatments -Kiehls - Imperiale Moisturizing Cuticle Creme [DISCONTINUED]
Suil 3/16/2002 3:53:00 PM
I use this on cuticles and mix with hand cream for more hand moisture. The cream sinks in and lasts. It's expensive, but since you only need a tiny bit and it lasts a long time, the $15 price is worth it. Solar Oil can't compare.
This lipstick has a nice consistency (the same as all MAC frost lipsticks) and staying power. However, I thought it would be less hot pink and more berry/plum in color. The frost adds depth, which I liked. I plan to stick with "O", a frost in the same family with less pink.