If you are dark skin, this pretty much matches your skin tone and doesn't pop. But I find brown shades on brown skin doesn't do much anyway.
I didn't purchase this product but got a mini version using a coupon online. It's a pretty mauve-y warmer pink color with shots of gold glitter in it. Because of the glitter, it has some fall down when you use a brush to pick up the product. It deposits some of the gold glitter on the cheek but most fall down, thus I don't see this as a day time blush or for people with large pores. However, for darker skin tones, it doesn't show up as a blush. Instead it makes a pretty golden pinky highlighter. I would say this blush is most suitable for light to medium skin tones.
So, I got a sample of this product and used it a few times. I have oily skin and it doesn't help control oil at all. Soon after I apply foundation, it gets oily after. And that's the main reason I sampled the product. However, it does provide a smoother base for the foundation but I already have smooth skin... Even though this feels light, I think it might be clogging my pores because I am noticing whiteheads on my chin. And my skin has always been pristine. Overall mediocre.
Treatments -Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - Fade Peel
600pounds 5/10/2012 2:36:00 AM
I have been using the Chemical peel on and off for a few months now, graduating from lactic acid and gycolic acid peels. I haven't seen brightening effects or fading of residual dark spot. It seems to work temporarily, after I use it my skin seems more brighter but its short lived. But I haven't seen cumulative effects. Because I am use to peels, it only stings slightly but dissipates quickly. In my opinion, this is a weak peel.
This is the 1st red lipstick I own and I like it! It's like a deeper blue based red with fine shimmers in it. It's moisturizing so it glides on easily and feels very comfortable on the lips. It also lasts decently, I usually only have to retouch once or twice in a day. It's full on boldness so it's a good choice for those who have pigmented lips and want true color to show.
This color wasn't what I expected, it's described as a bright apricot but on me it's like a fuschia/hot pink color. Albeit pretty, I feel like the color isn't particularly unique and can be found in other brands for much less. In fact, this looks similar to La femme blush in Framboseia except BB is matte and less bright. In comperance, I would say BB is higher quality than La femme because it isn't powdery and still has moderate pigmentation. I see this color on working on many skin tones, from pale, brown to ebony complexions though. I will not repurchase because as I stated, this color can be found in other lines for much less. $24 is too much.
I just bought this today for contouring the cheekbones and I say it does a decent job at it. It doesn't grab a lot of product but it's better to build up the contour. You can't push too hard because I find it's flimsy but softly color builds. As for highlighting, I didn't find it effective, it hardly picked up the product do have to say the bristles are soft. It's only $3.oo so I wasn't expecting this to be great quality, so far, it's OK. I will keep using it and see how it goes but I will likely buy a high brand fan brush in the future.
Primer/ Corrector -Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer
600pounds 4/9/2012 12:08:00 PM
I got this as a sample from Sephora and it has a light lotion consistency so it spreads easily on the face. However this lotion doesn't really do anything for me. I don't notice it extending the longevity of my makeup or mattifying my skin.
The eyeliner is a matte beige toned that glides smoothly onto the waterline and has nice pigmentation. It makes the eyes look brighter and bigger w/o it being obvious, like a white eyeliner would. This eyeliner color is great for those who want their eyes to appear brighter and bigger in a natural way. Also, great for darker skin tones who don't like the contrast of white eyeliner. Suprisingly, it lasts well on the waterline. I have worn this for 6-8 hours and it still stays put! Thus, I think it's worth the money. And you don't even need a sharpener. I see this lasting a long time because I just apply it on my waterline. I tried using this as a base for eyeshadow and it makes the shadows more pigmented but it's not creamy so it doesn't apply evenly...best for waterline:) Anyway, even though this is a good product, IDK if I will repurchase it because I don't really need it. My eyes are pretty big and fresh regardless.
I would say this has decent pigmentation so I consider it a "build" up color. Pigmentation is still good but it's not super pigmented like the other Lafemme blushes which is good because it gives a very natural effect. For darker skin tones, this adds a warmth to the face so this can actually double as a bronzer if you apply a light layer to the temples, chin,etc aka all the areas the sun hits. It is a blush to use if you don't want the obvious blush look or when wearing heavy eyeshadows. I consider Cinnabar a peachy mid-tone brown color.
This is probably my favorite blush from Lafemme because it's an everyday blush. It gives a soft rosy color. I consider it a pinky red color with gold shimmers to it. It wears for a long time and has fine finish. On my skin tone--Nars Macao, the color actually is a "build up" color meaning that I can apply a few layers and it still looks natural and fresh. Love this color!
The blush lasts long on the skin and is very smooth so it has no powdery finish that results in fall out or wasted product. The color seems to change depending on one's complexion and undertone. Because on me, this color is a red toned coral. Because a YT guru who is about a NW47 or perhaps deeper wore this and it looked like a red toned purple on her. I think this is a pretty color for spring and summer because it's fresh and warm at the same time.
The color is gorgeous, it's a pinky coral with gold shimmer in it. Reminds me of Nars orgasm in terms of color actually, however the eyeshadow lacks pigmentation. I find that w/ or w/o a base/primer, no matter how many times I pack the color on, its still sheer. But when I use a primer and base, the color sticks on better. $15.50 for eyeshadow isn't expensive to me but considering the poor quality it is. The pigmentation is on par of most drugstore eyeshadow. I think this color could work if you are very pale, prefer a light wash of color or use a white sticky base for the color to pop. It says it's a frost but I consider it fine shimmers. Also, for darker skin tones this makes a nice peachy highlighter effect so try using it as a highlight!
The blush has some glitters in it but on the skin it doesn't really stick somehow. However the blush is SUPER pigmented. Even on my NC50 skin, I have to apply very little, which even then is very pigmented. As a result, out of my La Femme blush is my least used color because it extremely pigmented. It also lasts at least 6 hours on bare skin so it def. has longevity. While it's a pretty hot pink/raspberry color, I prefer to build my blush little by little. This blush would look absolutely gorgeous on the deepest skin tones. Update: I had to bump up the rating because considering the price it's very pigmented, so even though I prefer to build up brush, you definitely get your $$ worth. It is a bit powdery because of glitter so it's best to tap very gently and use a powder or skunk brush to pick up little product.
I have the one in "Blushing Berry" which is a red toned plummy color. It's more on the thicker side, lasts a pretty long time on the lips. It applies pretty smoothly. This color looks beautiful and sophisticated on my NARS Macao complexion, thus I recommend this especially for darker skin tones. I am impressed with this that I will definitely check out other colors.