Ok i was craving for a fuschia lipstick since spring! I back 2 Mac for this (i contemplated Milan mode but nah!). Its a very bright bold colour that works great with my pale skin and dark hair. But i have to keep a naked face cause its really toooo much! What surprised me most though is the staying power. I'm constantly "eating" lipsticks but this one stayed all day! It leaves a beautiful pink stain which you can enhance with a gloss (i use Budding-its great). I wish all lipsticks were this lasting. P.S. Girl about town + Phlox = LoooooovE!
Tinted Moisturizer -Stila - Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer in Shade 1
Arduinna4 5/15/2010 2:46:00 AM
I bought this online for extremely cheap. Here's the product description : "Skin instantly looks softer and younger with this handy multi-tasker. It delivers a hint of sheer coverage, subtle shimmer, SPF 15 and added moisture in one effortless application. Perfect for everyday use, the silky formula blends beautifully for a pretty, luminous look." Skin looks softer and younger, check. Hint of sheer coverage, check. (veeery sheer) Subtle shimmer, check. (more of a glow) Spf15, check i guess. Added moisture, oh yes but i'm not sure it could replace your normal moisturiser. Effortless application, check. (i use a sponge although i will try with fingers too) Everyday use, check.(its extremely lightweight) Blends beautifully, check. (feels like sinking to my skin, in a good way) Preety luminous look, check. Overall i'm very pleased with the product. The coverage is almost zero and i cant see a colour in it, so i would call it illuminating primer than tinted moisturizer but it evens out my complexion nicely. Its perfect for spring when u want less product on your face (at least i do) but i'm not sure if it would work on very oily skin. For the price i paid (6 euros) i would repurchase it definately!
Bronzers -Stila - Stila Sun SPF 15 Bronzing Powder - Shade 01
Arduinna4 5/13/2010 5:47:00 AM
I cant believe i bought the Laguna bronzer and two days later i received my order from cheapsmells with this bronzer in shade 2. Its an excellent bronzer that shows up beatifully in my fair-medium skin.I think that the shade one wouldnt do much for me as i want a more visible effect. I would definately repurchase it -its so cheap !And i think its the compact is cute too. Here is a pic comparing the Laguna and the Stila shade 2 bronzer. http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7118/057lp.jpg The bottom is the Laguna.
Yes it is very sheer. I guess thats why i like it. Its more like a lipbalm with a hint of pink colour and a lovely glossy effect. I'm scared of lipsticks in general so i guess thats a nice product for me. But for those who want colour and pigmentation i wouldnt recommend it at all.
This soap stinks to high heaven! The smell is terrible just terrible! BUT it makes my skin so smooth. I am trapped in a circle. The moment i use it i think "ok thats going to the trash" but right after using it my skin is sooo great that i think "ok i'll keep it and be patient about the smell". And this is going on and on and on..i guess till it ends. But i wont buy again it no way!
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - Mad Minerals - Indelible Cream Shadow - Immortal
Arduinna4 5/22/2009 12:38:00 PM
The colour is lovely no doubt about it. Its a shimmery bronze-taupe on me. I swatched it in my hand and it was a pain to take it off! This thing is really smudge-and-water proof and it doesnt need a primer too. I will next try their matte crem e/s cause i have too much shimmers and i dont think they are flattering for me. (why on earth do i keep buying them???lol) Very good quality overall and you get a decent amount of product too! The packaging seems ok, its a cute little glass jar.
I agree with the previous reviewer!Its a great blush (i have a sample) without tons of shimmer but with a lovely shine. Its somewhat dark but not in a bad way. I really love the colour and i think i wont just use it for the summer!
This is my first Back to Mac lipstick. Its the third MAC lipstick i own so i am not very experienced in the area. (the two others are Underplay-which i dont wear so often cause its too pale, and Creme cup which i love). I was between ten choices mostly pinks cause i like the colour, i'm not sure it suits me. But then i thought, what the h@@l lets live a little!Lets try something else!After reading several reviews about different non-pink l/s i decided on Syrup mostly cause of the phrase "my lips but better". And this is exactly what it is. A hint of pink-mauve colour on your lips not too glossy, not matte. Its my first Lustre too and i'm satisfied with the result for everyday use. I will have to experiment to see what eyeshadow colours it suits.So far its great with neutrals.
The classic smokey foresty shade with a pearly finish. The easiest shade of green to wear i guess. It's comparable to Pandora but Pandora has more yellow-y shimmer which makes it more vibrant (see pic) and i have the feeling its also more pigmented than Forest.
Eye Shadow -Pure Luxe Cosmetics - eyeshadow - Venom
Arduinna4 4/24/2009 2:57:00 PM
I dont really wear greens i just collect them. (*blush*) This green differs from the rest...Its a little teal, a little aqua, i cant quite describe it (my english dont help either). Its interesting in any case. I think green lovers should try it out! (p.s. One reviewer said its matte. Its not matte (at least mine) it has very fine shimmers giving it a metallic finish)
Loose Powders -Silk Naturals - Perfecting powder (untinted)
Arduinna4 3/27/2009 1:13:00 PM
Yeap...its perfection alright. I wont add anything, the previous reviewers said it all. I have just placed my second order on silk naturals. I think i have found my hg minerals brand.Let the collection begin!
Highlighters -Sephora - Enlightening Shimmer Powder
Arduinna4 3/21/2009 5:44:00 AM
Wow that stuff is addictive! I just bought the rose shade and its the first time i use something glow-y on my face (besides shimmering e/s). First of all the smell is fantastic! The price is very very good esp for the amount of product you get. I tend to use it as a blush and it gives a very subtle pink glow on my cheeks. During spring i expect to use it more heavily all over my face. Dont be afraid it would be too shimmery/glittery. No way! Its sweet and subtle and gives a natural glow. I will definately repurchase and maybe go and get the Warm Ivory shade too!
Thank god it can be used as a concealer under the eye cause else it would be wasted money. Its too heavy on the lids producing the cake effect. I really didnt notice any difference in the lasting power of the e/s. My lids were getting heavier and heavier during the day and it was such a relief removing it. The only thing i can think as a pro its that it has a good matching tone that brightens my dark eyelids (at least for me!). I got oily lids and this product didnt work for me. I am going to use it as under eye concealer.
My first ever Mac lipstick. I'm so lucky it was Creme cup and from the cremesheen formula!I'm not used to wearing lipsticks cause i have the feeling that is no use since it will wear off soon enough and it will look awful. This made me change my mind and habbits!Now even if i'm not wearing make up i put on this lovely creamy pink and i feel like a cute baby! :D
Eye Shadow -Pure Luxe Cosmetics - Ultimate pigments - All
Arduinna4 3/12/2009 7:58:00 AM
OMG!I ordered 21 samples and they are all exceptional! I can't wait to try them all! Incredible quality for a low price and the sample is really a lot! That's it...i'm buying every existing shade of them!