This wasn't the best mascara I've ever used, but I like the wand enough to buy this again. The formula is very moist. I feel like the mascara is always damp and never gets dry completely. If I squeeze my eyes shut, I would get little smudges below my lower lashes. Not the greatest product but the concept of the mascara makes it worth a try. Sephora has a very lenient return policy, so why not?
This was the first lipstick I bought from the new Urban Decay lipsticks. I love the color, which is a nice sheer berry color. The smell is tolerable. But whenever I accidentally get some in my mouth, I get a nasty, bitter taste. I wish Urban Decay would fix that. But other than that, I recommend this shade.
This is such a great nude lip stain. The nude color looks like my natural lips but better. The stain goes on smoothly and it's not too drying like other lip stains. Still, using lip balm with the stain is recommended.
This is the perfect matte brown. I love the texture, it goes on so smoothly. Even though it's a powder shadow it feels like cream! The brown is a perfect color for the crease and for brown smokey eyes. Beautiful. I highly recommend this.
When I first opened this lipstick tube, the look of the color reminded me a lot of one of the lipsticks from MAC's Fafi collection. It looks like there is blue/green shimmer in it and I was pleasantly surprised because the Fafi lipstick is a favorite of mine. However, I didn't see the shimmer when I put it on. The color is suppose to be a warm neutral but sort of gives me a strawberry reddish tint, instead. This lipstick is alright, however I hate the way it tastes whenever I accidentally somehow get it in my mouth. Urban Decay really needs to fix that problem.
Concealers -LORAC - Double Feature concealer/highlighter
HellzBelleMichelle 8/30/2008 4:30:00 PM
The thing that I like the most about this product, is the blending roller ball. It helps to make the concealer blend in more smoothly. However, I find that the concealer is not as creamy as I'd like it to be and the highlighter does not blend as well on my cheekbones and looks uneven a lot of the time. If these two things were fixed, I would love it. I just hope another brand would use the same roller ball concept but provide better concealer and highlighter quality with it.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
HellzBelleMichelle 8/16/2008 5:10:00 PM
I wear this everyday. I can't live without this. Not too dry and does not pull. It goes on smooth, almost too smooth, but I got the hang of it. It is a must for the retro, pin-up, cat eye look. You can't get the sharp tips of the wings with regular eye pencil like you can with gel liner.
I love red eyeshadow. If I were to pick my favorite eye shadow from Urban Decay, this would be it. It's a unique color and not everyone can wear it. But it looks gorgeous on those that can pull it off. I highly recommend people to try it.
I consider myself a collector of Anna Sui's cosmetics because of her gorgeous packaging. I can never rave enough on the packaging in all my reviews of her products! But this is a must have from her line. Just looking at it is worth it, but the product is good too. I love the feeling of using the purple poof on my face and smelling the rose scent. It's a luxury item for sure. If you like to feel ladylike and pampered, this is your product.
Great scent and beautiful bottle. This will always remain a classic for me and Anna Sui will always remain my favorite designer. I don't wear perfume everyday but if I did, this would probably be what I'd want to smell like everyday. But I like to wear this when I'm feeling more dark, edgy, and sexy. I don't wear this in the warmer seasons though, I save this for fall and winter.
I love Anna Sui lipsticks. A lot of her other products are not the best quality but I always fall for them because of her beautiful packaging. However, her lipsticks are one of the best products of her line. They are very creamy and smooth. The colors are sheer but you can always apply more without looking overdone. And the smell! I love roses, and all of her products have that soft rose smell to them. Harder to find here in the States but if you can get them, I highly recommend to do so.
I actually got the full-sized bottle and body lotion as a free gift when I went to Korea a few years ago. I am so glad that I received it. I've bought a lot of Anna Sui perfume, but the one that seemed to smell the best on me was this one that I got for free. The smell is sweet floral, but not too sweet. The bottle is very cute, and I adore Anna Sui's pretty packaging. If you're a sucker for pretty packaging like I am, I'd say to give this one a try.
Lotions/ Creams -Crabtree & Evelyn - Gardeners Hand Therapy
HellzBelleMichelle 8/16/2008 4:16:00 PM
My HG hand cream. I received this has a gift and am so glad I did because I would not have discovered this amazing product. I absolutely adore the smell. Every time I use the hand cream it instantly calms and soothes me. Feels so good and it's like my hands are getting pampered. I'm an art student and work a lot with my hands, this product makes my hands so soft, smooth, and silky. I'm addicted to the scent!
Lotions/ Creams -Boscia - Jujube Rejuvenist Whipped Body Crème
HellzBelleMichelle 8/16/2008 4:10:00 PM
This and Bliss' Naked Body Butter are my 2 body lotion favorites. I love this body creme, it makes my skin so soft and supple. The scent is nice and clean. It goes on smooth and feels so good. I just wish it was a little cheaper, but it is definitely worth buying.
This and Boscia's Jujube Rejuvenist Whipped Body Creme are my 2 favorite body lotions ever, so far. Naked Body Butter is very moisturizing but not sticky at all. I like how it doesn't have any scent to it for the perfume wearers. But this lotion makes my skin so soft and creamy. I've never used anything like it. My shoulders and chest area felt so smooth and supple. This lotion goes by pretty fast for me and the only negative things about this is the price and the packaging. Its hard to squeeze the last remaining products out of the tube.