NARS lipsticks in general are my idea of a perfect lipstick and this is one of my favorites colors (Masai is the other.) This has a little more punch than Masai but is still a great wear-everyday color for me. I think it would look great on anyone with fair skin and blue or green eyes.
NARS lipsticks are wonderful. Sheer but not too sheer, great texture, virtually no smell so it's just a matter of finding the right color and this happens to be the perfect MLBB shade for me. Judging from the other reviews, I'm not the only fair-skinned, green-eyed brunette who thinks so.
I Love the gloss but hate the packaging. The color and texture is gorgeous; a plummy brown with lots of shine and a little sparkle. It's not too sticky and it lasts better than most glosses. I HATE the dispenser. I like instant gratification; want to open the tube and put it on. I don't want to stand around click, click, clicking and waiting to see if I've got enough gloss. Life is too short to wait for your lip gloss to put in an appearance. I don't like the brush either. I'm hoping to find a dup for this but if I don't, I'll probably by it again.
I've used this for years. Periodically I try something new but I always come back to the Nivea. It's not oily and it gets my eye makeup off without me having to remove 1/2 my eyelashes in the process. Granted, the eye makeup I wear isn't difficult to remove -- no liquid eye liner or waterproof mascara -- but it's still got to come off and the less rubbing that's involved, the better.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
PurpleRules 8/4/2007 11:29:00 PM
I was really disappointed with this. It has a peculiar, unpleasant odor and left my skin feeling unpleasantly dry and tight. I didn't like it at all and will return it rather than use it up.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - HiP Concentrated Duo - Charisma #518
PurpleRules 8/1/2007 2:02:00 PM
I bought this a while ago, tried it once and decided I didn't like it. I gave it another go last week and now like it a lot. The colors work really well for me (I'm fair w/ cool tones) the pinky mauve is a good non-color on me. It brightens up my eyes without making me look too made up. The purple adds a little more drama but hasn't worked well for me as a liner, wet or dry. It doesn't stay put. The packaging is awful but it's still a good buy for the money.
I have this in "Berry". It's not too sticky and the color is nice, which is good. But it's not "high shine" and has no staying power, which is bad. All in all, it's very mediocre and I wouldn't buy it again.
It's beautiful but definitely a fall/winter color. Still, buy it now; it'll probably be gone by the time it's seasonably appropriate because of the buzz. And sooo expensive.
I tried this because I don't like colored lip liners. I've never found my HG color that blended perfectly with my own lip color so I tried this instead and haven't been disappointed. It does, in fact, solve the feathering problem and for that I'll happily fork over the money. It's a bargain when you consider how much I'vespent on lip pencils that I never use. I'm part of that "mature" crowd by the way; I can imagine that younger women wouldn't need this.
I've been using this as my day-time moisterizer for a couple of months now (I have VERY dry skin) and have been very happy with it. The texture is great; I can wear it under makeup with any problems. I wish it were cheaper but you can't have everything.
I love this stuff. I can use it alone or under makeup. You can put enough on that it's an effective sunscreen without it getting greasy. The tint is just enough for days that I don't want to wear makeup and it's inexpensive enough that can use it every day without breaking the bank.
If money were no object, I'd wear nothing but Glossimer lip gloss. Unfortunately, money is an object so I only have a few. Hibiscus is my newest and my favorite. The color is gorgeous and it's the least sticky gloss that I know of. I love this stuff but wish it were cheaper.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
PurpleRules 7/10/2007 11:23:00 AM
My mother and I both use this. It gives just the right amount of coverage. It's sheer enough that it's very forgiving so you don't have to worry so much about blending but it still evens out my complexion and lasts through the day. The sunscreen is an added bonus. I still need a moisturizer with it, even in the summer, but that's it's only drawback.
I have this in lilac/orchid. I don't like the wand applicator. It's hard to work with and there's a lot of waste so it winds up being very expensive. There are much better cream eye shadows out there; better colors and easier to use. Ultimately, you're better off buying something in a tube. You can apply it more precisely with a brush and even though there's a certain amount of waste involved in squirting a little out on you hand so you can dab your brush in it (which is how I do it) you can at least get it all out of the tube.
Yes, it's much sheerer that you'd expect and the green is a lot more noticeable when it's on, but it is great for layering. I tried it over white (one coat of Essie's Below the Belt and 2-3 coats of S.O.C.) and wound up with a really beautiful, pale lilac. It's still looks nothing like the color as it appears in the bottle but it's a lovely pale, opaque lilac with virtually no trace of green.