Lipstick -Chanel - Aqualumiere Lipstick #37 - Ipanema
Queengwen 9/1/2004 11:11:00 AM
I was looking for a subtle, natural color to tone down my pigmented lips and I found that Ipanema fits the bill quite nicely. It's a sheer sandy champagne beige with a light shimmer texture. Glides on quite smoothly and is very moisturizing. This seems to enhance my natural lip color, yet tones it down with a soft frostiness that doesn't wash me out. Overall a great, versatile color to have because it can also be worn over over colors to give shimmer and shine.
It's a gorgeous shade of natural pink with subtle undertones of plum/mauve and a semi-shimmer finish. The color is somewhat similar to my Nars Cannes multiple, except it shows up better on my lips (a couple shades lighter) and isn't as drying. I have pretty pigmented lips so I find that most light shades of pink just doesn't show up well. This shade gives me a very au natural look (I'm a GGG/MMM, MAC C40), but doesn't wash me out or appear too frosty. The aromatherapy element is cool - it has a pleasant herbal scent. This color looks soo good with glowy, golden-tanned skin and flushed cheeks, hehe. YAY = )
Got this on a whim at Walmart. The color in the pan is a startling, bright pink with a subtle shimmer. I'm a warm-toned MAC C40 (MMM,GGG) and wanted to try a true pink blush. For about 3 bucks a pop, I decided to give it a go. It showed up well on my summer tanned skin, and with a very sheer application gives me a fresh-faced, flushed look. On the downside, it could be a tad chalky and artifical-looking if too much is applied, although it's great when very lightly swept over my Nars multiple in Cannes for a brighter pop of color. Overall a nice blush that would work very well for people with cool-toned skin.
This gloss reminds me of Squirt but has some shimmer/sparkle. Looks green in the tube but shows up a sheer honey on the lips. Perfect over almost any color lipstick as it instantly gives supergloss and shine. Overall, a great versatile gloss.
Wow. This is one gorgeous lipstick! It's the perfect shade of red on me (GGG/MMM, C40) being both bright and deep at the same time. The brown-based hue stays true red on my lips without changing to a berry or fuschia. The formula is excellent - very creamy and moisturizing. It definitely 'pops' and makes me feel uber-glam, especially with a touch of Lustre Glass in "Spring Bean" on top which brings out a glossy sheen. This is everything I wanted in a red lipstick. I loove the way it makes me feel Gwen Stefani-esque in that old Hollywood-siren way. This is one of my first forays into red l/s, and I must say, I'm loving it!
Lipstick -Vincent Longo - Satin Matte Lipstick in Sex Star
Queengwen 5/8/2004 2:07:00 AM
I was on a mission to find my HG red lippie and after trying on several Nars stuff, an SA recommended Vincent Longo l/s in "Sex Star." It's this gorgeous, berry-red that gives my lips some serious drama! (I swear, after I tried it on my lips I felt super-glam, hehe). It's a beautiful scarlet red with cool-undertones (a great contrast with my warm MMM/GGG MAC C40 skintone). On me, it looks very bright in the middle of my lips (where it's less pigmented) and a deeper red all around. The texture is satiny and does not seem to be drying on the lips. Overall, a great red lippie. UPDATE: After trying this on a couple more times (in brighter light as well as daytime) I noticed that the color seemed too berry-like, perhaps even fuschia?? It's not as true red as I had previously thought. The texture is too matte IMO, but the color and l/s quality is still great so perhaps this could work on someone else with different coloring.
I'm usually kinda wary of cream blush or shadows because of my oily, acne-prone skintype, but this stuff rocks! Glides on easily and blends well. The color is a gorgeous berry shade with bronze shimmer that kinda reminds me of Nars Sin but actually shows up on me (MAC C40, MMM/GGG). I applied this as a sheer wash onto my eyelids and the color doesn't make me look sick like some deep pinks would. I used a generous amount of Rosebud Salve to counteract the drying effect it has on the lips (it's such a pretty, YLBB color). My sister saw me earlier and commented on how fresh and radiant I looked, hehe. This is one super convenient product that I can easily carry with me everywhere for a touch of color and glow. I loooove this!! = )
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
Queengwen 4/21/2004 5:13:00 AM
Very neat little concealer palette! My skin color can change a bit with the seasons so I love that I can choose from 4 colors to blend and mix together for the most seamless skin color match. I usually don't need concealer under my eyes so I mainly use this to cover blemishes or dark spots. I like using a brush to apply as it gives better coverage and is more precise. Very good amount of product for the price and is for me, a very much needed/used item!
Lip Treatments -Prada - Shielding Balm Spf 15/Lip/Tint 7
Queengwen 4/5/2004 6:43:00 PM
This soft pink shade is so pretty! Although it's pretty thick and needs a bit of work to smooth out evenly, it's perfect for daytime and the satiny sheen gives it more of a low key effect than shinier balms. Ten mono dose tubes will last a long time. Overall, it's a great 'designer' treat to indulge your lips!
Just came across this soap and I have to say, the scent is absolutely divine. Very soothing and calm, light and subtle. The soap has great lasting power as well. Overall a great product!
Wonderfully refreshing citrus soap! The scent almost reminds me of an orange creamsicle, yet is light, fresh, and fruity all at once. I love that in addition to the yummy scent, this is one high quality, triple-milled soap which will last a really long time. Definitely one of my all-time favorites!
Fragrances -Stella McCartney - Stella- Eau de Parfum
Queengwen 3/24/2004 6:22:00 AM
Although I'm usually into fresh, clean scents (florals are too overpowering to me), I find myself strangely drawn to this lightly sweet, rosey fragrance. It makes me think of sunshine, springtime, and a garden full of flowers. All in all, it's pretty much a girlie scent. It's light enough for daywear, yet has that edge of sophistication/sexiness that would be perfect for evening. I'm happy to say that I've finally found my signature scent!
Pretty pearlized shade with sheer elements of beige, pink, and opal. Looks great as more of a natural everyday color (chips aren't as noticeable) and is a gorgeous contrast against summery, tanned skin. One of my absolute favorite shades from OPI!
Wow. An absolutely gorgeous color! It looks bronze in the tube but goes on more sheer as a peachy/pink with bronze tones and a metallic, glossy finish. The consistency/texture is superb, not too sticky yet longer-lasting than I expected. It looks great alone or worn over lipstick to give it that extra 'oomph.' Love love love it!
Gorgeous, warm raspberry pink that looks natural on the lips with a satiny sheen. Don't like putting my finger into the tiny little pot so I use a lip brush to apply. Overall a great lip gloss.