Me: very neutral NC15, dark brown/black eyes, brunette hair
Wow, what a fantastic product! Blushcreme glides on smooth and blends in perfectly, giving a completely natural (much more natural than any powder blush) flushed look. I anticipate this container lasting a long time because you only need the tiniest amount (I just dot my finger on the blush and that's all I need). Ladyblush is a great color and gives a natural gorgeous flushed look - it has just a hint of peach mixed in with the pink, just enough for it not to be that cloying bubblegum color. Lastly, I did not experience any problems with breakouts from this product (however, acne isn't an issue for me). Two big thumbs up! I'll definitely be trying this in other colors. :)
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
1MegMeg 3/3/2006 9:39:00 AM
I'd never used liquid/cake/gel liner before, but am fairly skilled at regular pencil liner so I thought I would give this a try. Can't believe I waited so long to try it! Blacktrack glides on like a dream and I am able to get a perfect line every time with my 266 brush (I slightly dampen it). The liner stays on all day/night (last weekend I wore it for 16 hours straight) without any smudging, creasing, disappearing, etc. I love this liner and will definitely repurchase it in blacktrack when I run out. In the meantime I will probably give this a try in other colors too.
Me: NC15, very dark brown eyes, average lip pigmentation
Poppy Hop is a lovely apricot shade infused with golden shimmer. Perfect for spring and summer! I love the color, as it really pops against my pale neutral complexion. Two thumbs up for me! :-)
I tried this out when I was at Sephora in NYC and ehh, it didn't do much for me. The consistency is fairy sticky/glopy (like honey) and there was no "plumping" action going on. Just a lot of redness and lips-on-fire feeling. I definitely would not purchase.
I received this for Christmas and love it! As with all Philosophy 3-in-1s the consistency and lather and very rich, thick, and non-drying. The candy cane scent is yummy! The candy cane scent is exactly like the real thing. I also love the cooling sensation that the peppermint leaves behind. Very invigorating. :-)
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Tutti Dolci - Apple Torta
1MegMeg 1/18/2006 7:54:00 AM
I bought this a couple of weeks ago and like most everyone else I got it for $2.50 (75% off)! The color is perfect - a sheer warm spiced red with just a hint of infused golden shimmer. I think it's definitely subdued enough to wear during the day at work. The consistency is smooth and creamy, no stickiness at all. I love the apple scent/flavor. It reminds me of apple pie! Additionally, I love the sanitary squeeze top applicator. Such a great deal at 75% off! Two thumbs up from me. :-)
I have been using paints for years and they are definitely my HG eye shadow base. Base Light is a gorgeous shimmery golden champagne color, which looks great on NC15 complexion and brown eyes. Most paints I wear as a base, but Base Light looks great by itseld as for a more natural look.
Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Softsoap Naturals Milk & Honey Body Wash
1MegMeg 9/14/2005 7:18:00 AM
Softsoap body washes were on sale BOGO free at CVS last week so I decided to pick up some of the Milk and Honey. I am so glad I did! the scent is yummy and sweet, like sweetened condensed milk, and the formula really is moisturizing! This product is great, I would definitely consider repurchasing in the future! :-)
Anna's tarts are wonderful! It's too bad she is closing her business. :( The tarts are a wonderful size - 1/2 of one (I cut them in 1/2) can scent our large living room. The scent throw is great and she has a fabulous scent list. All of the scents I've tried have been fantastic!
Scrubs -Bath and Body Works - True Blue Spa Mocha My Day
1MegMeg 9/4/2005 4:10:00 PM
This scrub is great! Luckily, I purchased it during the summer sale for 75% off, which makes it even greater. :-) The scent is just like creamed coffee and the consistency is scrubby, but not too harsh. What I like best about it is the fact that it's not sitting in a pool of oil. I hate scrubs that are oil based - the consistency of the liquid part of Mocha My Day is more of a liquid soap consistency. Love it! :-)
Wow! This stuff is amazing. I received Dreama and Pearly White from swappers - not only are both scents wonderful, but this cream is seriously the best cream I have ever tried. The previous reviewer described it perfectly - just like cake frosting. The consistency is dense, yet still fluffy because of the air whipped in, if that makes sense. Best of all, the shea body fluff is super moisterizing, but doesn't leave me the least bit greasy, even in the Florida humidity. The price is excellent; TBS Body Butters are $2.50 more and 1 ounce less. I definitely plan on checking out additional scents! :-)
What a fabulous lipglass! Pink Grapefruit is the quintessential summer color! As others have described this color is gorgeous - it is the exact color of a pink grapefruit mixed with a bit of golden shimmer. I am an NC15 (brown eyes average lip pigmentation) and this color works beautifully on me. I wore it out Friday night and got *tons* of compliments. :) Two big thumbs up, I see this being a summer staple. :)
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Frozen Daiquiri Body Lotion
1MegMeg 5/25/2005 9:47:00 AM
Yum! What a delicious scent! I had a coupon for a free summer cocktails body lotion so I picked up the Frozen Daiquiri scent. The lotion has great true strawberry scent. I agree with the other reviewer about articifial berry scents - so often they are very cloying and smell like cough syrup. Frozen Daiquiri has a perfect sweet strawberry scent; it starts out rather strong, but dries down to a yummy mellow finish. You can still smell it, it's just not so strong....it smooths out. I love this scent and I anticipate it being my summer staple! Two thumbs up! :-)
Love this pigment! The reviewer before me described the color perfectly - a balanced, neutral (not too cool or warm, no gold or silver) taupe. This is quickly becoming one of my staples. On my dark brown eyes (and light NC15 complexion) this shade is appealing for both day and night. Two thumbs up from me!
I think I have found a new favorite! :-) I should preface that with the fact that I love red lipgloss/lipstick and own a lot of it, but Venetian might just be the perfect red - my new favorite!
It goes on smooth and silky, it's not sticky at all like the lipglass. And as the previous reviewer mentioned it isn't gritty either - in fact, the shimmer just imparts a lovely 3-dementional "pouty" effect, there isn't any obvious glitter. The color is a perfect blue-toned red. I am very pale, but have olive undertones so frequently reds turn pink on me. Venetian, however, stayed a true red. I think this color is perfect for daytime wear because the lustreglass formula tones down the "stop sign" hue that some of my red lipsticks can have. :-) A definite repurchase for me!