Lush Burberry texture, meshes into skin, lasts forever w/o primer. This color is a light pink to pink/nude. It really opens up my eyes and does well with the color (green eyes). Interesting, it's the same exact color as Illamasqua "Wicked" I ordered all the way from the UK, but is $20 here. I applied each to dif eyes. There was no comparision with length of wear, how it looked, etc. For $9 more I can't see why anyone would not be flocking to the Burberry counter!
The lovely Burberry texture is a given with this product. It meshs into your skin, lasts forever on w/o primer and applies easily. This is a med to dark/darkish mauve/violet. I wear it in the crease and outer V, thought it would not be dark enough but paried with pale rose, rosewood or tea rose, this is my one contour color! Great for green eyes. A good color/tone if you have aging eyes and don't want a super dark crease due to loose skin. For others it woud be gorgeous on the lid.
Oh this is beautiful. It has the wonderful creamy "mesh with your skin" Burberry e/s and blush texture, lasts forever w/o primer and easily blends. It is a med toned mauve that makes green eyes really pop. It's not too dark but a true med.
Has, of course, the wonderful Burberry texture. This one is very, very pigmented, much more than Blossom or Cameo. You really have to just put a smidge on. It is a pop of pink with a tiny bit of warmth in it. Kind of like a pink Blossom, but, again, more pigment. I love it as I don't like peach cheeks but this allows to get away with a warm eye or lip. The other one I have and love so much is Cameo, much less pop though.
I never wear brown e/s, think it makes my eyes recede and they are deepset, but oh this is beautiful. Makes my green eyes pop, texture is unbelieble, etc. I ended up getting five colors all together. There is just no comparision, and the s/a at Nord in SF helped me lose some of my silly ideas about what I can and cannot wear.
I am not a h/l person, but after buying Mac Lightscapde MSFN, which looked white and chalky (horrible with NC25-30 skin) I decided to try something else. I use this sparingly, sometimes in place of blush right on my cheekbones for a "no m/u" look and it is great. I think it works becuase it is the color of skin, i.e. it has some pigment of yellowish tones to it, or champagne, where as Lightscapde is all out white. It is not cheap but will last forever as you really, really want to just make one pass with a lightly dusted brush with this one. I prefer this over the Guerlain balz.
Blush -Kevyn Aucoin - The Pure Powder Glow - Neolita (Red Berry)
artemistzitzikilakis 12/29/2012 2:55:00 AM
In all my years I have never, ever experienced a blush that melds into your skin as if it were part of the fdtn or TM or skin itself. It's unbelievable, nothing like this. The color is simply a bit dirty rose and looks like a natural flush, really. It reminds me of the Tarte Flush gel blush in color. But one thing, it is very, very pigmented. It's hard to not put on too much, I have had to work with dif. brushes to get the right amount on, and the right amount is not much. Lasts forever on the skin. What a perfect buy for a little more than Nars or Tarte at $37. I have two SHU blush brushes and actually the one the blush comes with is really quite good.
Tinted Moisturizer -NARS - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
artemistzitzikilakis 12/20/2012 10:53:00 PM
Could there be a nicer TM? This is exactly my dream; SPF 30 for winter, lasts long on (no primer, no sunscreen so far), somewhat mositurizing, and sheer to almost moderate coverage. It has more coverage then say the LM or BB TM, but it's not a fdtn. I always, always wore fdtn to cover my "flaws" then realized....,I don't have any and this is just making me look so much older! I am NC25 and got Alaska. It's a neutral/warm, but the next one up is St. Moritz and it's just terribly orance. Alaskea could be darker for me but it really is just close enough as it's not heavy.
Eye Primer -Smashbox - Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer
artemistzitzikilakis 12/15/2012 11:55:00 PM
Fantastic. It does MORE than promised, and I tried one eye with, one without. The one with lasted and looked freshly applied for eight hours, the other side two hours. This is a true find if you have a lot of problems in the undereye area. So good, and another hit from Smashbox, a very underrated compay IMO.
So much for Beautypedica.com reviews and Paula Begoin. Oh, this just will not show up on your cheeks, or "pinched" would not. She claims it lasts long once on, is that if you put half the container on? And why is this half the price of Nars penny lane? Offensive.
Sorry, in minority, hideous formula, so dry and matte it lasts two seconds on your lips and peels off.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder
artemistzitzikilakis 12/15/2012 1:00:00 AM
Amazing. It should make wrinkles look more prominent, but it doesn't! And what a dif in how long my concealer lasts on, at least three times as long. This is a gem, if you have serious problems with dark undereyes, invest in this.
Simply the best l/s out there, and you would think this would not come from an old brand like Lancome. Have Corrali, I think the name is, and lovely, light but stays on forever. Slight sheen.
NC25, color reg bisque, not light. Not perfect, but nothing close to it out there. Under Cle de Peau concealer, on top of Smashbox undereye primer, and under LM brightening powder - yes I do have problem darkness - it's an absolute necesity.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Honey Lip Treatment SPF 15
artemistzitzikilakis 12/15/2012 12:50:00 AM
Perfection, tried all lip products as on Acutane, dry lips, thoght Molton Brown was the best but this is 100% better and a nice color, nothing very bright but a bit noticeable, a nudish touch of pink, just a tiny bit, or berry. But more nude/natural honey than anything. So loved it I bought two.