Love love love this shadow. I wear pinks, peaches, oranges and reds with abandon and just rediscovered Firecracker in my stash. I find it odd when folks give a bad review on an item because the color didn't work for them, or was too pigmented. In a world of Naked palettes, some of us really on strong pigment and interesting colors to decorate our visage. The quality is here, the color is unique, and I adore the LE packaging. I often can find fault with MAC shadow quality in recent years, but not so with Firecracker.
Honestly some of the reviews below are awful Miss Judgey Pants. I like lipstick that, ya know, looks like I am wearing lipstick. It doesn't pretend to be my lips or apologize. I don't follow ICP or scream "look at me!" but I love a dark vampy lip and UD used to not be afraid of opacity in their lip products. I don't have the big issue with smell/ taste here but this lovely design is rather wildly impractical. I'm concerned about the dagger falling off, as has happened to others, and not being able to get the lippie open- its hard and slippery enough *with* the dagger on. For the record, I think little mall goth kids should be able to get a great vampy lipstick from UD- look at the name, it's not Estee Lauder or Chanel or Bobbi Brown it's Urban DECAY.
Pressed Powders -Hard Candy - Welcome Matte Mattifying Powder
MissMermaid 6/30/2012 8:51:00 PM
So I was bored at WallyWorld and I like I check out the revamped Hard Candy. I was an HC lover back when you would get your fix at Nordstrom( nestled between the UD and MUFE counters). Anyhow this powder has really surprised me ! I use it alllll the time and it has done what my Bobbi Brown and MAC powders couldn't - mattify without chalkifying me. Now because I am ghostly pale this work wonderfully- but I could imagine lovely darker skinned ladies having some issues with this.
Ugh! I don't usually care about mascara packaging, but MAN is this tacky! That should have kept me from buying this clumpy, wimpy mess. I was in a place without my usual Tarte and Dior so I thought I'd grab some I this at Target. There's so much I just don't like about it- dried out and clumpy with a weak, unimpressive brush. Lordy- do I just do this week without mascara? It might be preferable...
I find reviews like the one above REALLY useless. Yes it's pale, but on me it's pretty and I love pale, nude lips. I haven't experienced any drying from this formula and with two swipes I get full coverage. I acknowlege I bought it for the name, and because I love Beth Ditto but I think the color is lovely. It can be fine tuned with different liners beneath, if one finds it too pale. It's also very pretty paired with MAC Ruffian Gold over it. Good stuff. In a world filled with variety, I don't think it's necessary to vilify a *color* because it doesn't look good on you.
Well I had this accidentally sent to me within one of my Sephora orders ( this has happened a few times- LOVE them!) and I don't agree with the reviewer above at all. I think this looks like a NP version of an Urban Decay color. It is rich and complex in the way some of the winter OPI Sephora offerings were. My only complaint is that it necessarily needs three coats to be opaque from all angles. Pretty, pretty color..
Lip Treatments -Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm spf 25
MissMermaid 11/21/2011 12:33:00 AM
I also bought this because of Christine's review on Temptalia and I am very glad it works for her. On me this is waxy and is strangely mushy in consistency. It doesn't apply evenly to my lips and almost feels like they get drier with use. I like the scent but this did not perform according to the hype. I also don't like the small amount for the price and the tube feels wasteful. I never thought I would shell out for my Fresh Brown Sugar balm but it moisturizes my lips so well that I keep coming back to it.
Like the reviewer before me, I purchased the black color. I did not have high expectations as mousse hair color has been done before with poor results. However I hate cleaning up after the inevitable Pollack-esque mess I make, so I gave it a shot. Well even with lowered expectations, thorough application and extended wait time I was really irate. I have naturally light brown hair that gladly sops up dye like a biscuit in gravy. This stuff ran right out of my hair and down the drain. I've never experienced such piss poor performance. It sounded too good to be true and so it was.
On principle I had to get this red. Ever since MAC Rockocco I buy the red lippie first and think about it later. This one's rather lovely and I have no regrets that I purchase it with Prince Noir. Retro and chic with a lovely texture, this one has already gone into heavy rotation.
I know that with Blogger's Obsessions that the ladies worked very hard on creating thoughtful, unique shades. However from Christine aka Temptalia's experience it sounds like quality control was out of their hands. I was hesitant to get anything from this collection but Hocus Pocus grabbed me right away. Once MAC restocked BO I ordered HP and it's really lovely! This should be added to the permanent collection, it is *that* versatile and high quality. Complex, dark and mysterious it can be used a number of ways and somehow it's just sort of enchanting... The name makes sense :)
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
MissMermaid 8/7/2011 3:36:00 AM
If Keytone had its own moisturizer, it would be this horrific product. I'm adventurous and am willing to try any product, regardless of the smell since it's so subjective. But to me this smell like anorexia, that keytone starving, sour pennies smell. The Devil had a hand in this, I'm convinced.
So I actually got this for a song in a Sephora black liner collection. It is my only Hourglass product and since I am a liquid liner fiend I was pretty excited to try it. I like the applicator and the thin line I wanted was fairly easy to achieve. HOWever on revisting the liner a month later I found it to be so dried I was getting a gray streaky application. Major no no. None of my other liquid liners, felt tip or otherwise, dried out so quickly.
I bought this along with some other ressurrected favorites at one of their sales. First off, Body Shop always gets more leeway with me because they truly practice what they preach- sustainable farming and not just cruelty free final products but ingredients as well. I find it odd some people don't like the smell of carrots but purchase a carrot cream. Does. Not. Compute. I love to use this on my feet after soaking in a bath. My feet are moisturizer but I am not sliding all over the place. Hollah to the Body Shop!
First off I have had blue toned lipsticks from MAC before and I personally would never wear a sheer color like this without a decent lipliner base underneath. You can influence the glaze towards warmth with Cork or keep it cool with a blue-based pink liner. I tend not to layer lipsticks or glosses so that's how I bring out the unique qualities of a color like this. I adore the aqua shimmers, and tiny pink particles- it makes me think of summer night tea parties with my cousins back in the day. Mine isn't gritty at all and knowing it's not supposed to be more pigmented then I glaze- I didn't expect more then this. A whimsical, fun, dimensional lipstick for my collection.
Wow, no reviews yet? Well, let me start by saying that adore te beach and summertime but I am committed to staying a very light skinned girl with unnaturally black hair, so initially the name put me off. Yes I am one of those rare oddballs who is truly influenced by the names of products. However this color looked unique and gorgeously pigmented and reminded me of an old discontinued yellow/ green duochrome by MAC. I don't have Honey by UD so I'm not in a position to compare the two. This is a rich color that brings out the green in my ultra light colored eyes. Generally I am hesitant to buy lighter colors since they can wash me out so much. But this is rich and easily complemented by a number of colors. A really, really nice offering for the summer, and perfect for a more original look.