One of my favorite BE shades - I agree it has a nice pink cast, particularly when applied wet. I love to grab this as an all-over wash when I'm rushed, and it also pairs nicely with a ton of crease colors when I put a little more effort in.
I love this blush for summer - it's like a loose version of MAC Dollynix, and applied with a skunk brush it gives the perfect warm pink glow. I love that BE blushes are so buildable and a tub will pretty much last a lifetime. Definite HG cheek color for me (NW25, brown hair/eyes for reference).
I wanted this FOREVER based on MUA reviews, and once I finally got my hands on it I was disappointed. It does leave a nice glowy finish, but doesn't offer the same flawless finish I can achieve with MAC Hyper Real (the original formula, not the reformulated one with SPF). This is a nice foundation but not worth the price tag for me.
True - not a color for everyone, but I don't think it's as "out there" as many might think. I won't describe the color again, but I will comment that Delineate is not at all a garish or bright red, and really suits my brown eyes. I wore it yesterday with Vanilla pigment as a wash & Nightlight pigment in the crease and it looked lovely. I have been wanting an e/l this color forever so I couldn't be happier with it! For me it's a nice alternative to basic black and brown that I still think is very suited to everyday wear.
This is a fun shade for summer toes... what I had hoped OPI Strawberried in the Sand would look like on me (but it's sadly too sheer). Very pretty bright warm pinky coral with no orange.
This scent unfortunately has a kind of perfumey aspect when burning - I don't mind the tartness (think Granny Smith), but there's some underlying note that keeps it from working for me.
Eye Shadow -Stila - Baked Eyeshadow Trio - Bronze Glow
SusanR 4/19/2006 10:32:00 AM
These are the first eye shadows from Stila that I have truly loved - the fact that they're baked really makes a difference in texture and pigmentation. This wore well all day for me (when used on top of MAC Bare Canvas as a primer). Of the 3 LE Glow trios I think this one is the prettiest & most versatile. I do wish Stila had made the three trios a little more different, so I could justify buying more than one!
ITA with a lot of the earlier reviews - the color of this pigment is absolutely gorgeous & very versatile. It's a perfect shade for either a wash on the whole lid or just as a brow accent. As some other have already noted, however, it has a rather gritty texture, somewhat akin to that of Frost. I would still repurchase this (as if I'd ever run out of my first jar!) but do wish Lily White was more finely milled so that it wasn't so chunky.
This smells like MMU's Ambre a la Vanille scent mixed with strawberry. It's very popular on the MMU message boards, but I just can't make myself love it. Both the sweetness of the strawberry & richness of the amber & sandalwood notes are very heady, and they seem to compete rather than complement each other. It might just be my body chemistry, but I won't repurchase.
Bronzers -Smashbox - Fusion Soft Lights - Smashing Dawn
SusanR 3/7/2006 12:35:00 PM
LOVE this, even though I was expecting to be disappointed when I saw it in the pan. The one rather orangey strip in the mix worried me, but once the colors are blended together it gives the perfect natural bronze finish, without being muddy or orange. Very flattering and has the same nice velvety textures I've come to really appreciate in Smashbox's Soft Lights.
Lotions/ Creams -MMU Cosmetics - Bare Necessity butter
SusanR 3/7/2006 12:32:00 PM
This is pretty much the only MMU product I have tried and disliked enough that I would NOT purchase it again. It's described as a butter by MMU, yet has such a thin and watery texture that it's almost hard to apply. The resulting moisturization is nice, but the soupy consistency is too much of a turn-off for me to want to repurchase. I'd recommend MMU's Sweet Fluff, Lavish creme de corps, Shea Butter souffle of Body Custard if you're looking for a body cream with a nice texture & good moisturization (or their Babecakes for REALLY parched skin).
Words cannot describe my loathing of this mascara. After just a few short uses the brush would get continually glopped up with excess product - so much so that I had to wipe it down with a tissue before application. I was not at all wowed by the results once wearing it - it tended to clump in spots & just didn't give major oomph in terms of either length or volume. What I detest MOST, however, is the removal process. As many have described, little "tubes" of mascara will come off when you remove this stuff. Well, I also lost a few lashes each time, despite using a very gentle hand. Thank goodness I got this on mega-clearance for $6, bc. it went right into the trash after just a few short days.
LOVE this! I can see the comparison to OPI Pompeii Purple, but I really feel that the more intense pink makes this a bit more wearable and pretty. A great new must-have OPI shade... too much for me personally to wear on tips, but a fabulous pedi color.
St. Tropez is a VERY frosty light cool pink w/ slightly lavender undertones. The closest shade I can think of to compare it to would be OPI Aphrodite's Pink Nightie, but that one is more of a true pink. Very fun color that would work equally well on fingers or toes IMHO.
I am SO impressed with this product. It was an LE item with Smashbox's holiday collection 2005 (so unlike SB's regular black packaging it's in a white case). Although the powder looks almost straight white in the pan, on the skin a gorgeous & multi-faceted pink sheen comes out. It reminds me a great deal of a pressed version of MAC's Pink Opal pigment. Soft Lights are so finely milled that they have a really velvety texture. I have found so many uses for this - it's great as a wash on the eyes or just as a browbone highlight, and works just as well either on top of other blush or on its own. Beautiful!