I truly enjoyed using this project. Reviews below say it's a rose pink and a bronze. I think the "pink" is slightly more purple and the bronze is slightly more brown - to me it the blended result was similar to NARS Sin - with a tad more bronzing quality. I also found this project very useful because I've tended to go for bronzer in lieu of blush lately and this filled the role of adding color in addition to a "tan". It has shimmer but not too much. Great product!
Liquid -Vincent Longo - Liquid Canvas Healthy Fluid Foundation
2Lauren2 8/29/2008 6:38:00 AM
I was lucky enough to find this at Ulta on clearance. Warm Beige #4 was a great match for me (usually LM TM nude, GA LSF 5.5, MAC NC25). The coverage was just right and was on the matte side, as you would fully expect it to be, being billed as a "soft matte foundation" - but it wasn't movie makeup, falsely matte. It was comfortable and pretty. Overall I would recommended it.
This is one of the prettiest e/s I've ever seen on - I'm a big fan of glowy/frosty light non-glittery lid shades. After accumulating WAY too much e/s over the years, I slowly but surely managed to use up some of my eyeshadows, including my fave UDs, without repurchasing. I got older, needed less glitter and funk. I plodded along using up more of my e/s stash, successfully curbing more purchasing. Fast fwd two years... when UD released this shade, I had to pick it up. The texture, smooth satiny shimmer and overall gorgeousness of it made me wonder if I suffered through two years of non-UD e/s wearing with just so-so eyemakeup every day. Two years have gone by with my eyes not living up to their pretty potential. My only solace is that Sellout is new and at least I didn't live 2 years without this particular shade while everyone else was walking around all pretty-eyed without me. All in all, I'm glad Sellout was released and called me back to UD. Lesson learned - never make your eyes face the world in less than stellar e/s because you are trying to pare down your stash. And buy lots of Sellout.
This is the only item I buy, use up, and repurchase religiously. MAC's Nylon e/s is up there but I can at least go a few months trying out other items before I repurchase Nylon. As soon as one EA 8 hour cream in clear is gone, I have to get another. I prefer the clear because I can safely put it on without a mirror (for example, the "blush" color can def. look off on my skintone with more than one layer). It's funny that the clear/non-tinted version is the only one in this line with non-rubberized packaging. It moisturizes so well and the smell/taste is kind of like a lemongrass-verbena/spa-like scent. I like the plum color too.
So I became acquainted with this product in the BeneFit Realness of Concealness palette. Actually, despite lusting after the palette for weeks, the Lemon Aid and the Boing are the only ones I actually wound up finishing. The mini-tubes were put up for swap.
I became really pleased with Lemon Aid - despite having acquired UD's Primer Potion around the same time, I always reached for Lemon Aid vs the UDPP. Being a yellow-based skin tone, Lemon Aid really gives my eyelids a neutral base to start building color upon. Without it, I feel like all of my eyeshadows start on a reddish base and can never look polished. I would say I enjoy using this product - and thankfully haven't had the allergic reaction that the ladies below me are reporting.
I'm really disappointed. I really like Definicils but haven't used it in a few years, buying and trying, buying and trying, buying and trying new lenghthening mascaras. I thought I could trust Lancome b/c of their track record for decent mascaras IMO but this does nothing at all to lengthen. It doesn't do much of anything at all. I'll try it with a primer I suppose, after reading the reviews below. Meh.
I think this is pretty new-- I picked it up at Bloomingdales in SoHo and they said the actual launch would be next week. I gravitate towards heavier, sweeter scents (Belle de Minuit, Hanae Mori) but haven't been wearing them now that the weather has gotten warmer. This fits the bill for a non-floral summer fragrance. Once applied, it smells immediately of grapefruit. Maybe grapefruit with sugar. Ruby Red grapefruit juice... that's it. It's a clean (not "cleaner"!), sweet, citrusy scent. I agree that it wears off very quickly. I usually apply my heavier perfumes sparingly because of their strength and longevity. With Ooh La Love I am having to spray directly on my wrists and neck for any sort of staying power. As my boyfriend put it, you can't do the "girly-spray-and-walk-through-the-mist" thing with this one. It just won't last. 50 ml of EDT was $45. The bottle is the Dolly Girl head...frosted white glass adorned with black, almost tribal looking swirls and butterflies. I have been instructed to keep the "scary head" out of plain view. But I think it's cute... from beind maybe.
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Rust Eye Shadow [DISCONTINUED]
2Lauren2 8/7/2003 7:35:00 PM
HOLD. THE. PHONE... Ladies, this color is amazing. It is now my 2nd fave UD e/s and that's saying a lot! It's a beautiful, not too obvious, but intriguingly stunning warm light bronzey gold with a (green?) flash to it. It looks heavenly on. I have to keep my eyes off my eyes in the rearview when this is on. It has the most beautiful texture that I love UD for the most. Really, really, really, get this... I am mourning the days past that I didn't get to wear it and am making up for lost time! (I'm probably starting to sound like I work for UD! I don't. I just really love they e/s, especially non glittery ones.) : )
Holy bronze! This is far superior to MAC Mythology, and is pretty much the exact same color. It's an I-N-T-E-N-S-E shimmer color-- but no glitter and stays put forever. The texture is divine. When I first saw this color, I thought it was too intense a color for eyes, but since I saw the light, I love it. It is one of my new faves and looks awesome with blue eyes!
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - Eyeliner Pencil - Stray Dog
2Lauren2 8/7/2003 7:27:00 PM
STRAY! dog... This is a great basic brown eye pencil. I tend to gravitate more towards shadow-as-liner liners but this pencil is great for basic, quick, long wearing line. It's a great complement to a whole slew of my neutral-to-brown-to-purple shadows. For anyone looking for a basic brown, get it. I think you'll like. : )
I'm not as impressed by this as I thought I'd be, given all the raves on the makeup board. It is, however, the only matte bronzer I have right now, so with blending (on top of loose powder), I'm learning to make it work. For the price, I don't think I'd buy this again, but look for something else that is more in the color I was *hoping* this would be. (It is my fault for buying online and not testing first, but raves + only one color LM matte bronzer = only one choice for me!) I think I'll try Lancome's big ol' disc of bronzer next. I think this would work best on medium complected gals, and seems more of a cool bronze than a warm bronze.
(Reading the other reviews, it kills me how widely the color descriptions vary! Brown, grey, purple, purple with red shimmer... someone should ask MAC what they originally intended SMUT to be!) I needed another darker shade and this one won. It's reminds me of Prunella, if not in exact color, in versatility of use. It works great as a deep color for "purple" eyes, for cool brown combos, for an eyeliner, for anything. It's not limited to one color color scheme or the other. I have most recently been usining it as a liner quite often. Some people describe it as a purple with red shimmer, but mine shattered, and I can tell you that from no angle was there any hint of red shimmer. It's a dark dark deep dark cool purple with only a twinge of purple shimmer to it. Great color. Good, versatile dark shade to have.
One word to describe this blush: GLOW. It warms up my cheeks and complexion more than any blush I've tried... without ANY shimmer! I love the warm color-- A side-by-side comparison has me convinced it's exactly like MAC Paradisco eyeshadow (again, minus the shimmer). I love it. Hope it works as well on less colored (coughtannedcough) winter skin. Will keep this review updated. : )
I swear this stuff goes with anything. It reminds me of a slightly peachier version of UD X blush. It definitely has some shimmer to it. It's not that far from being a bronzer and, in fact, is beautiful enhancement on your cheeks to complement a bronzed look. Great color. Very wearable.
Oh Fie, it shattered in the mail. But I love it so despite that. I had some luck with the repair process, but will still be repurchasing in the future to get a "pretty" one that will not reshatter in the pan during travel. The color is a lovely, slightly warm champagney-taupe. It seems like a subltle color but is gorgeous on the eyes. I love that it isn't glittery... while I loved UD glitter in the beginning, I just don't wear glitter anymore. But the amazing quality of the non-glittery UD has me enchanted and this is a new favorite of mine.