I bought Always Red in December and I picked up Dark Berry yesterday. Hands down my newest favorite lip product, the formula is long-lasting and the colors are vibrant. Do wish that they put in a real lip brush instead of the felt tip. Gets a bit annoying whenever I have to reapply.
This is my "nude" shade. I know, it's not technically nude, but as someone who wears red lipstick everyday, this is pretty darn close. It's goes on smooth and as a velvety lipstick I do need to reapply frequently.
Saw the bottle, fell in love with the smell, and asked one of the girls at Sephora to make me a sample. It is definitely feminine in a non-conventional way. A bit musky without being overbearing or too old. This might sounds weird, but when I smell it I think of an enchanted forest. Go figure.
It's a men's fragrance but it has a really light, fresh smell with a hint of sweetness. Reminds me of Dolce Gabbana Light Blue without the floral (if that makes sense). I'm still on the fence about its staying power, but I'm in love with the scent. Smelled the women's version and it was way too sweet. Not sure if I'd buy it again.
It serves well as a base for my Russian Red and when I'm feeling super lazy I wear it solo. Can be drying though
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Jinstellakwon 1/27/2013 6:22:00 PM
My favorite body lotion, I use this and their SPF version for the majority of the year. It's water-based so I wouldn't recommend it right now, but during the warmer months it keeps my skin smooth and moisturizes for up to 24 hours.
Makeup wipes are my best friend when I'm too lazy to wash my face, so when I ran out of my Costco wipes, I picked these up yesterday as a quick replacement. I tried them and I can't say I'm impressed. They're on the scratchy side and while they retain a lot of the moisture, I didn't feel it took off my makeup as well as I liked (just washed up in the end). I'll give it a few more goes before I dismiss it.
Bombshell is a heavy floral that has a fresh, crisp scent. I get compliments on this fragrance all the time and a lot of people are shocked to find that it is a VS perfume. I do carry a small bit with me because it doesn't last the entire day.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
Jinstellakwon 10/3/2012 10:18:00 PM
A bit expensive but it is worth every penny. A delicate floral that is long lasting. The scent does not change on my skin and I get compliments on it all day. Do keep in mind that although it is a feminine scent, a little goes a long way.
Great smell but irritated my scalp. Tried to use the product on only my tips but eventually had to stop because even from far away, my scalp was still flaky and itchy. Changed to another product and everything disappeared within a week.
Deep Throat was my first NARS product a few years ago and it is still one of my favorites. Like many other reviewers mentioned, there is a lot less shimmer in this blusher than Orgasm. This is a versatile pink that looks great on just about everyone. Recommend.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Jinstellakwon 10/3/2012 10:00:00 PM
Being a product of Urban Decay, the black is very dark and goes on well. Because of the thin brush it may be difficult for newbies to use but for a seasoned pro it offers more precision than thicker brushes. Make sure to get off all excess liquid from the brush before application as the product is very thin. It does not budge and is an overall great product.
My go-to lip balm. It has a minty feeling that makes my lips tingly for a little bit. One stick lasts me ages.
Lipstick -Make Up For Ever - Rouge Artist Intense #36
Jinstellakwon 10/3/2012 9:11:00 PM
This lipstick goes on smoothly and leaves my lips feeling and looking moist. I was initially intimidated by the bright fuchsia but I feel in love with it after I tried it on. It is really long-lasting but like most lipsticks, I need to reapply after meals. If you want to have a less concentrated color, I usually put on chapstick and then dab the color over and rub my lips together.
I bought this after a Sephora girl recommended I use it as a primer. I've been using it for the past year and I don't see much of a difference. I'm not a fan of pumps for items with thicker consistancies like this because I feel like there is so much product left behind.