Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Lipslicks Smoochies lip balm
LittleLatte 5/3/2013 1:34:00 PM
I've bought CG Lipslicks on and off again since jr high. I wanted to love them but couldn't get past the soapy taste and smell. I've often thought they were in need of a little updating that preserved (for me at least) the retro appeal. The soapiness has been replaced with a cherry(?) scent. I have #tru luv. It reminds me of Demure from the original line. I didn't spend much time at the display, but a few of the colors looked like original Lipslicks just in new packaging and with a less offensive smell/taste. That alone is reason for me to haul more shades, crank the Go-Go's and pretend it's Summer of 1980-something.
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Chaotic Molding Putty
LittleLatte 12/17/2012 2:03:00 PM
I'm glad I found this. I like it as well as the $20+ stuff I was buying. At my local grocery it was around $5. I also have a pixie cut (love!) and this gives me some nice lift at the crown, smooth in the back and I good texture in front. I'm on the fence about the scent. I don't hate it, don't love it either. That could be better.
The Boots display at my local Target doesn't get a lot of love. Sometimes I think it's been abandoned and that Target is dropping the line. Colors run out and are not restocked. Anyway, I've bought the Sheer Temptation lipsticks before and liked the formula and color. At the time they came in a matte silver tube that felt cheap and looked ugly IMO. I confess packaging is as important to me as color and formula. Today at a nicer Target I was pleased to see the Boots line well stocked, including the Sheer Temptation lipsticks. The tube is now a beautiful peacock blue metallic-like that looks and feels much nicer. I thought it might be a different formula, but no, it's Sheer Temptation and available in the same colors. I bought Entice and was pleasantly reminded of how nice this formula is. The color reminds me a little of Clinique's Waterlily Buttershine, a coolish plummy color with bluish shimmer, less greasy than the Buttershine formula. I was disappointed by the US L'Oreal Caresse formula (drying and opaque) and the darker Revlon Lip Butters are too pigmented for me. The L'Oreal balms could have been HG if they were at all noticeable on my pale lips. $10 is steep for a drugstore lipstick but the truly sheer but visible color and balmy feel give me what I wanted from other products recently claiming to have the same. I'll haul a few more colors.
I bought this in Basic #253. It's gritty and leaves glitter on my lips after the color wears off and that doesn't take long at all. I didn't find it moisturizing either. I'm not a huge fan of the Revlon lib butters but the Cotton Candy lip butter is slightly more moisturizing and the color is similar without the grit.
I discovered a new, pristine Essence display at my local Fred Meyer today. Love that. Yesterday I dropped $18 on a department store gloss and I like this gloss better than the more expensive one. Plenty of cheerful colors to choose from with no glitter, sparkle, grit. It has a short applicator - easier to control for a makeup spaz like myself. I like that it can be applied lightly so that it's not too glassy, just a pretty sheen. The curvy applicator fits my bottom lip perfectly; one or two swipes and a pucker and it's just right. My only gripe is that these aren't sealed.
I really wanted to like both the strawberry and cherry but the tints weren't right for me. They also tended to stain my lips causing the color to intensify throughout the day with each application. There's a new Berry Swirl shade available in the States that seems to be a better match for my skin tone. I love the packaging - simple but cuter than a chapstick.
I rediscover this stuff every summer. Finally in my 40s I've been blessed with clear skin, so this works for me. If you want a lot of coverage, you'll be disappointed. If you want a relatively inexpensive product that works like a light moisturizer/primer/tone evener, this is worth a shot. I do use a little moisturizer under it and a tiny bit of powder over my nose - with a little mascara and tinted lip balm, I'm set.
I'm not a big fan of vanilla but I love this stuff. It's great on it's own and wonderful to layer with other scents. It can make a good scent great and a great scent divine. I especially like to layer this with Nemat Narcissus when I'm not up to the sharp edge of Narcissus. I love the cute little bottles, too.
Lip Treatments -Carmex - Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms
LittleLatte 3/9/2011 11:44:00 PM
I agree with the review below; this stuff is great. The pink is a little too bright and cool for my complexion, but peach is perfection. I would usually shy away from anything that looks this warm in the tube, but this is a very natural and flattering color on me. When I wear it I don't look or feel made-up; just brighter and healthier. I think it's because the color is sheer enough that my natural lip color comes through. It has a nice sheen, feels great and I love the smell. At $3 a stick, I can buy several for purse, car, office, etc. Dear Carmex, more colors please!
Lipstick -MAC - Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Bare Again
LittleLatte 3/9/2011 11:14:00 PM
I'm the wet blanket here. I've tried three MAC lipstick formulas and all three have been drying. I give. If you've had a problem with MAC lipsticks feeling dry, be sure to try before you buy. If the color was as lovely on me as it is in the photo above, I would probably keep it, but on me it's a tad orange. Bummer, I really wanted to love these.
Lip Treatments -Neutrogena - Revitalizing lip balm
LittleLatte 1/29/2011 8:50:00 PM
I love this stuff. I have every color and they all look great. Sunny Berry and Fresh Plum have no shimmer. The other colors have a very soft shimmer - not at all glittery - that makes the color sort of "glowy" in a really fresh, pretty and natural way. These are comfortable to wear, truly balmy. IMO they wear really well for a tinted balm. I can put these on without a mirror and never feel concerned or self conscious that I might look too made up. Considering price, wear, color, texture and comfort, these are my favorite of the recently launched drugstore tinted balms. I love that they are sold sealed. My only small complaint is that the color on the back of the tube is small and hard to read. Doesn't matter so much because whichever color I manage to fish out of my bottomless purse looks good.
Lip Gloss -Korres - Cherry Full Colour Gloss in 52
LittleLatte 8/21/2010 10:20:00 PM
Color 52 is a very wearable red that doesn't turn pink or fuchsia on my lips. The "cherry popcicle" look isn't a good one for me. The color is long-wearing for a gloss and doesn't fade out after 15 minutes. Love it.
Turns out the sheer lipstick/tinted balm I've been searching for is a gloss. This is a perfect everyday color for me, lasts longer than most sheer lipsticks I own, and leaves my lips feeling soft. The color is easy to apply without a mirror, too.
Fragrances -Kiehls - Forest Rain Eau de Toilette Spray
LittleLatte 7/21/2010 3:26:00 PM
One of my favorite things is the smell of sweet, cut hay drying in the field. I get that from Forest Rain. I also get a subtle and pleasant peppery note. This is one of those scents that lingers in a wonderful way. I forget I'm wearing it then something wonderful wafts my way and I'm pleasantly surprised that it's me. I don't find it masculine at all, but it's not overly feminine in that cotton candy or white floral blast way that so many scents seem to have.
I hesitate to call this a long-lasting lipstick because that would turn off everyone like me who avoids long-lasting lip color like the plague because long-lasting means dry, chapped, uncomfortable lips that look older than they are. My lip chic is super comfy, sheer but well pigmented, glossy in a dewy kind of way and...wait for it...long lasting! I purchased Tea Rose after reading that Olivia Chantecaille used it on her wedding day. C'mon, it's lovely.