Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eyeliner Gel Macroviolet
aroulston 5/15/2007 4:00:00 PM
I like this product - the color is a dupe for lancome le stylo waterproof e/l in aubergine. I wish it was a bit brigher purple though - but it is so neutral by itself I can actually wear it to work - I have to try it with black liquid e/l underneath to see if it stands out more. over all fluid lines are great products and I am happy to have found them...they definitely don't smear or end up on my browbone at the end of the day.
Hmmm... I really like mixing this with pink lemonade. I wore it on its own today and its nice - just very blue for me so i have to make sure that the rest of my makeup matches - like pay extra attention as I normally just wear neutrals and they are fine together. Anyway - it is surprisingly sheer and my hubby likes it so it can't be that crazy. Took me a bit getting used to but with my blonde hair I feel like the Mac Barbie ad and pretend that I am cool. ha! Its a fun shade and once I am more used to it am sure I will love it.
I hated oyster girl - too chalky for me. I think this one is darker and a bit more sheer -- definitely plays up my natural lip color and looks awesome over role play. ITA - packaging is awesome rrrrrrrroar!
I hope they repromote this - my favorite color. HG of gold glosses - very light and looks great with Dior Linen liner (nude). Such a great color.
I am obsessed - you can't get this in the US anymore in stores... so everytime I go over seas I buy one. I feel like it is kinda the loves baby soft of Europe or something because it is so cheap but I don't care. The winged bottle is adorable. The scent is so natural and it lasts all day.... it is sweet but I think not too sweet.... perfect for all seasons too..
Lip Gloss -Chanel - Sesame Glossimer [DISCONTINUED]
aroulston 5/8/2007 12:24:00 PM
HG material. I have brightly pigmented pink lips and this gloss tones them down without washing me out. It is a nice glossy color and creamy with gold microglitter that adds a nice subtle sparkle but no frost or glitter chunks. I like to pair it over Lipstick Queen Saint Nude or other nude lipsticks or it is fine on its own - also looks good over MAC roleplay. I was worried I would be disappointed after the MAC underage gloss I bought which looked like chalk. This one is very easy to apply and very natural. Doesn't look like much but I highly recommmend (Blonde hair, blue eyes)
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
aroulston 5/7/2007 6:11:00 PM
Such a classic - very much a go to for me when I don't feel like doing much - as it makes me look pulled together with hardly any effort but not an over the top color- very nice reddish stain... natural on almost any skin tone....lasts an incredibly long time... I also like to use it if I am going out and don't want to have to reapply all the time --- I believe this is a staple for everyone...
Wasn't happy with this one at all - I had to put on liquid liner and then hurry up and press the color into the liner to get the glitter flecks to stay - - and then they still fell out. IMO the black pigment in the shadow was just too hard for my amature self to work with and got all over the place - it looks great on other people but too much effort for me.
IMO, this is a unique product - I think a bit pricey, but worth it. It really makes my lips sparkle - looks great at night and over most lipsticks except red red and some pinks it turns like a bluish mauve. I really like to layer this with my lip glasses for the ultimate sparkle lipgloss. If you are looking for something subtle, then don't get this... but it is a great glitter gloss and I don't feel like it gets glitter all over my face like some - the glitter is fine enough so it doesn't look scary...
This product sucked - it looked beautiful on -- so easy to get a great smokey eye quickly - can even do it on the train - too bad it dried out in a few weeks and turned into a hard liner that tugged on my eye.... so sad. I even made sure to close the cap tightly as the SA recommended when I bought it.
Amazing - looks so good as a liner with LM platinum metallic creme eyeshadow - I am blonde with blue gray eyes and it looks great for day or night - every season. I have been very happy with this color and it lasts forever!
This came in a holiday set - Garden of Eden, something like that. Overall was disappointed. The light pink color didn't show up and wasn't glossy enough. The dark pink color was okay but neither had any staying power at all. I felt like I had to apply soo much to even get it to show up! Very disappointed. The packaging is super cute and so is the name.... I am a MAC lipglass girl, what can I say?
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Rimmel Special Eyes eyeliner pencil - Ginger Tea
aroulston 5/4/2007 12:41:00 PM
Decided to go the d/s route instead of buying my Lancome le stlyo waterproof in bronze and was disappointed. I am very fair and this eyeliner hardly showed up. It didn't look like the pretty bronze color I was hoping for. I felt like it was stiff and hard to apply compare to my h/e brand. It also didn't smudge or smoke out the way I wanted it to. Good for days when I am hanging out running errands...
This stuff is amazing. I bought it to take on an airplane as a moisturizer and fell in love. HG! I use it on the skin around my nose as it get soo red and chapped. I also use it on my chin and wherever else I get flakes throughout the day. It also works well to refresh the concealer under my eyes if it gets cakey. I use it on my lips in an emergency - but prefer la mer lip balm. This little tube is a bit pricey - but worth it IMO.
Moisturizers -Boscia - Vital Daily Moisture SPF 15
aroulston 5/4/2007 12:22:00 PM
I was pleasantly surprised with this product. I bought it after my great experience with the jujube salve stick. The texture is very light even though it is not oil free and so gentle on my skin. It is all natural, vegetarian, and fragrance free which is a big plus. I feel like it sinks right in and calms any redness - it got me through the winter in Chicago which is amazing. It works really well under my LM tinted moisturizer and my only complaint is that I run out of it quickly - I am already on my third tube. Once I get to the point that no more will come out of the pump, I cut open the end and scoop it out with a q-tip. Also, I use this over my Ole Hendricksen Truth serum. HG material indeed!