I like the Coco Rouge line. This color, Venise, is sort of marginal for me. It makes me look a little washed-out. I don't do well with browns. Like others, I notice that Venise lasts less well than some colors in the same line ??
Lipstick -Lancome - L'Absolu Rouge in Rouge Velour
Zelora 2/3/2013 10:57:00 AM
This is described by Lancome as a "deep cranberry red." I suppose that isn't too far off the mark, but I would describe it as a deep/bright red with metallic sheen. The metallic component puts it somewhat over the top and makes it look a bit garish. I have to shrug and tell myself it will wear down pretty fast -- then it does. I greatly prefer Cherry Lace in L'Absolu Nu.
I have to chime in with those who've had allergic reactions to this product. I developed hives and swelling, and later on there were pustules. I suspect that the perfume in the product is the culprit. This stuff is going into the trash (fortunately, it was a free sample that did this to me).
It's just too light for me. It makes me look dead! I have a pale complexion but there are some rosy areas on my face (in all the WRONG places) and it is better for me to wear lipstick that is darker/brighter than those areas, at least. This would be a good choice for a person with an even complexion who wants to go with that pale-lips look.
All the lipsticks in this line have a lovely texture, so it's all about the color. *Fervor* is a good one. It is (as others have said) a brownish pinkish plummy color. In my experience, it's usually in the higher-end lines (like Dior and Chanel) that you find colors like this. Its light-dark balance and color-tone balance make it VERY wearable. I wouldn't call it a red (almost don't know what to call it). It is sort of a red substitute because it isn't light and isn't pink nor coral. If you want to pay more for a similar color, you could get Lancome's *Jolie Rosalie*.
Lipstick -Cover Girl - lip perfection Lipstick in Embrace
Zelora 9/25/2012 11:04:00 PM
Wow! I actually thought this color looked weird in the tube, but bought it because I felt like I wanted to see how I look in a weird, glowy bright purple lipstick. What a surprise to see that it looks GOOD! Very good! To me this lipstick goes on as nicely as a higher-end (think Chanel, Dior) lippie. And this color is perfect -- a little out of the ordinary, but pretty! Stylish! Wearable! I'm almost afraid to tell you all how nice the Embrace color is, because you might buy them all. I want two more, to put in my sisters' Christmas stockings!
I was really surprised to like this lipstick so much. I had decided to try wearing REDS after seeing a photo of my sister looking good in red lipstick. I went to the drugstore and got a few kinds to try. So far THIS is the WINNAH. It is a wine-red, maybe has a little purple in it, but apparently just the right amount. I am surprised how good it looks on me, and also at the fact that somehow it seemed to stay on just as well as a different lipstick that is SUPPOSED to be long wear, but somehow isn't. There is a sweet little sparkle to this color, but it isn't too much. Yay!
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lipstick in Rosy Nude
Zelora 1/26/2012 8:22:00 PM
I ran out and bought this after reading blooiejagwa's review of it. I'm glad I did! It isn't MLBB - my lips are so pale - but it's a great color! Revlon had a series of nude colors some years ago, and I liked some of them, but think this one is better than any of those. This color would look good on a lot of people. Others have described the color well - a rosy light-to-medium color with a hint of brown, but no tendency to look terra-cotta (terra-cottas look baaad on me). It definitely lights up my face. Nice texture too, and after a dinner of fried coconut shrimp there was still a teeny bit of color on my lips. I earlier got the Colorburst in Carnation but don't like that color as well.
I like to put a moisturizer with sunscreen on every morning. Doing this for many years may have helped to give me a complexion that is in pretty good shape for my age. Avon has had, for years, some of the best creams and lotions that have sunscreen but are also treatments, so being over 60, I thought I'd try the Platinum line. I've only used it once at this writing (yesterday), but what I noticed was this: it goes on easily and with no problems -- very smooth. I put it on my neck too and that was where I later noticed how sticky this cream had made my skin. When I touched my face I found it too was a bit sticky. I don't like that feeling and that's why I wouldn't buy this cream again. No doubt another Avon day cream with SPF in one of the other lines will work for me. Fortunately I got mine cutrate on eBay.
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Matte 903C Just Peachy
Zelora 4/14/2011 4:12:00 PM
It's the COLOR. I guess because some people liked it, I thought I might also. NOPE! Looks not only bad on me, but actually rather um, dopey. Too pale and also too peachy. I think I'll toss it. I was almost embarrassed to wear this color out in my yard to pull weeds!
The big bottom line on this product for me is that I think it may have started eye infections -- twice. I had a nice makeover by a personable and talented Benefit SA at Macy's and bought this and the Stay, Don't Stray stuff - she recommended using both of them to keep my face in line (well, she would, wouldn't she?). I was applying this stuff with a concealer brush and started having what felt like an eye infection, the kind that hangs around your eyelashes and tear ducts. I blamed my brush and cleaned it like mad with sanitizer, etc. Then more recently I was using this Erase Paste using just my fingers, and soon -- here came that irritation again! I may have a slight lanolin allergy, so that might be the problem. Anyway. There are lots of other concealers out there, so I'm thinking of tossing this one (only my tendency to hang onto stuff is stopping me).
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Matte 907C Mauve Outta Here
Zelora 2/28/2011 11:17:00 PM
I'M STUNNED! I was on one of my lipstick-buying fits and thought - well, I'll just look at Wet 'n' Wild (I usually don't; in fact, I recently bought a bunch of the new Dior formulation lippies!). I saw this matte line and grabbed 507C because lavenderish pinks were what I wanted today. WOW! I've gotta tell you, for me this color is BETTER than any of the Dior "haute coleur" lippies I've been trying! It's a great color! It has a *wearing lipstick* look without being too dark or too bright. It's a bit Barbie but that's what I wanted. I'm going back for more colors tomorrow!
Lipstick -Christian Dior - Rouge Dior - Fall 2010 - Haute Couleur Voluptuous Care
Zelora 2/26/2011 7:28:00 PM
I am a lipstick junkie, so when I found out about this new Dior line, I hadda try it. I started with #551 Pink Cocotte and #976 Daisy Plum. On me, Pink Cocotte is quite bright, pretty much a red substitute - I'm wearing it right now with a red sweater. Daisy Plum is much harder for me to wear - it's pretty close to Egregious Purple - colors like that give me a Morticia look that I don't go for, and I'm actually thinking of returning #976. Then I continued with #713, Mirza Mauve - this is a lively, weird color that combines berry & wine with a coppery sheen (not what I think "mauve" means at all). It too is hard for me to wear - I have to fuss with it, use mainly on lower lip, etc. #555 Dolce Vita Pink - I rejected this color at first because it looked too ordinary, but see above~! The odd colors don't work on me! This is a "normal" pink - sort of warm-cool balanced and medium in tone. Looks good, feels good! #647 Diorling Pink is available at Macy's but not Sephora - go figure. It's nice! Very nice! It's a dark pink, another red substitute in my book; it flirts with fuchsia and then turns its back and just stays pink, though a little bluey. Therefore it is in some ways my favorite of the Haute Coleurs so far, because it's a little bit exotic and out-there compared to my usual colors but is still wearable. #434 Samarcande Brown - a little disappointing; the browns aren't that great on me. I have ordered #361 Pink Baiser and have hopes for this one. (But isn't all makeup hope in a tube or a jar??!!) The texture of this line is fabulous. Staying power seems to vary by color. I notice no tendency for blurring 'outside the lines'. I agree with those who say that the colors are a bit extreme. It will be interesting to see what they come up with in the future. I confess a fascination for Devilish Pink, though I think it would make me look weird in a new way; and also for Pink Caprice, a very UNnatural light-bright lavender-pink that would, amazingly, make me look weird in ANOTHER way, probably!
I too feel that I was suckered into buying this product. Halle Berry looked so good in the magazine ads! Duh - she ALWAYS does! I got Vanilla and it matches at the jawline, but looks ghoulish and pale on the T-zone. It emphasizes my pores, the OPPOSITE of what I need done. I can't open the case without some kind of tool (I have weak fingernails and the case closes too tightly). I hate this stuff and am taking it back to CVS and NOT buying another color. I recommend instead Benefit's Some Kind-a Gorgeous compact cream makeup. Even though they only have four colors, somehow that stuff blends effortlessly and just makes me look better. I'm surprised in an ongoing way how much I like the Benefit product, which a SA kindly pushed on me at Macy's.
Skincare - Face -Avon - Avon Anew Ultimate Gold Emulsion Night Treatment
Zelora 10/22/2010 11:08:00 AM
I feel confused about this product. On one hand, it is so slippy-spready and easy to apply, and does seem to moisturize and soften the skin, and also I am influenced by other people's reviews of it. On the other hand, both times I've tried it I've developed zits. That's kind of surprising considering that I'm over 60! I have skin which is a little unusual. . . not quite as prone to wrinkles per se as that of many women my age. There is sagging, though, and jawline rippling, etc. My neck is getting kind of crepey and yucky. But the last time I tried this Gold Emulsion, I got a big zit on my old neck! The reason I say I'd buy it again is that when I am even older, I might be dryer and more wrinkly and less prone to zits. I suspect it is silicone oils that are causing my zits. Nothing could be that spready-slippy without those, so this product must be loaded with them.