Foundations -Giorgio Armani - Designer Modelling Compact Foundation SPF 22
bluflax 5/7/2008 10:55:00 AM
Oh dear. This looked great indoors, but when I went outside and looked at my face I saw EVERY pore in my face. I didn't even know I had so many large pores!! This is going back to Armani pronto.
One of my new faves! Makes the green in my hazel eyes POP. Dusty-rose/pink undertones...perfect for lid or crease. Looks very natural and very flattering. Would definitely repurchase. And to clarify, this is a MATTE shadow, not a shimmer as one review had claimed.
Highlighters -Guerlain - Perles de Velours-2006 Holiday Meteorites
bluflax 11/23/2006 10:24:00 AM
I love Meteorites and own several, but this one is going back. It's far too shimmery and the shimmer is very obvious. I wouldn't be able to wear it during the day or in sunlight. Too bad...it was a disappointment for me. Those who don't mind the sparkles on their faces might like it. I prefer the subtle glow of Mystic and Beige Chic.
This was very disappointing for me as I already own Coco. It is IDENTICAL to Coco, in the container, swatched on skin, and on my eyes. If you are looking for an exact dupe of Coco, this is for you. Unfortunately, it's just not something I need or would repurchase.
This is a very unique color. It is absolutely gorgeous and looks like a cross between magenta and purple. The texture is soft and creamy, and can be applied sheer or built up for a more dramatic effect. Lovely shimmer and is very flattering on hazel eyes. I am extremely happy to have been able to swap for this. Highly recommended!
Blush -Scott Barnes - Chic Palette in Samba [DISCONTINUED]
bluflax 4/24/2006 9:02:00 PM
Dear, Samba, how could I have neglected you so??? I purchased this when it first came out and I cannot believe I have been so thoughtless as to not write a review of my all time favorite blush. This is the most beautiful coral/peach blush trio ever created, imho. Highly pigmented so I need to apply lightly. I never thought I could wear this color, but it is absolutely flattering and brightens up my whole face. It's one of those m/u items that you can just wear alone with a little lip gloss or stick and look alive, refreshed and prettied up. I also bought Honey and Posh at the same time and have since swapped them away. Samba trumped them all! I recommend this to everyone. I'm a pale, sallow, LLL, NC 20/GA 4.5-5, brunette. Try it out, it just might become your HG blush.
Blech! I don't know why this is so popular. I bought it based on reviews and it did nothing special for me. Applied as a very sharp, bright pink. I absolutely hated it and returned it to the store. Me: LLL, pale olive-toned, MAC NC20, GA LSF 4.5-5.
I am pleasantly surprised by this disc. I am in my 30's and didn't know quite what to expect from this. It gives me a very natural look and evens out my skin tone. The concealers are among the best I have ever used and I've used several high end concealers including Cle de Peau, Stephane Marais, and La Prairie. They blend flawlessly into my skin and cover completely while remaining flexible and non-cakey. Makes my skin look absolutely perfect while appearing as if I have no makeup on whatsoever. The blush is highly pigmented and gives me a truly natural blushing look. Looks great on my lips too! The contour powder is nice and helps my cheekbones look more sculpted and I like the pooch powder for narrowing my nose a bit. After using the disc I just add a little of my own e/s, some gloss, and mascara and I look great! I decided on the pink/light even though I am pale yellow/olive, and it works perfectly. Would definitely purchase again.
I've had this shadow for a couple of years now and just rediscovered it. I don't know why I wasn't using it more. I just put it on today after a long absence and it immediately lit up my eyes. I'm writing this short review to let all the hazel-eyed girls know that this is a shadow you might want to consider. This is our color, ladies! If you want your hazels to pop, buy this.
Damn this looks good on me! ;o) I think this is my new fave lipstick. In the tube it looks scary neon orange, but goes on as a sheer, delicate coral pink. Brightens my whole face and looks phenomenal with Scott Barnes Chic Palette in Samba. Absolutely beautiful! Don't let the color scare you. You might be pleasantly surprised.
LLL, pale olive/yellow-neutral, LSF 4.5-5, NC20, brunette, hazel eyes.
I've had this blush for a long time now and figured it's about time I give it a well-deserved review. I wear this with GA sheer l/s #9 and GA e/s #6 for an innocent, fresh, come-hither look. The men go crazy over it! :p This blush is very pale, but the more you pile on the denser the pale peachy-pink color shows. The shimmer is very, very subtle in this one and the blush is very natural and flattering. LLL, GA LSF 4.5-5, NC20, pale olive/yellow-neutral, brunette, hazel eyes.
This is definitely a keeper. It's a very natural brownish-red, deep burnt sienna color that is natural enough for day and can be applied more thickly for a glossy nighttime look. Looks great with GA Sheer Blush #9. I'll be repurchasing this one.
Nothing much to add here. This l/g is as fabulous as everyone says it is. It can easily be blotted down for a less flashy but still equally stunning daytime look. This is gorgeous!
eh. This just made my pigmented lips look wet. I love GA but this did nothing special for me that a less expensive lip gloss couldn't do. Showed up as clear on me.
Just got this blush and I think it is my new fave. I've heard it compared to Nars Orgasm, but Orgasm is much more sheer and sparkly. This is a nice, pigmented but sheer, peachy pink with subtle gold shimmer. Very buildable. Makes me look refreshed and alive. Very different from GA Sheer Blush #2 which is much more pink, chalky, and flat in comparison, and I love #2. This is my new fave blush and looks great with Mania l/s #25 for a fresh, pretty, subtle look. For the record, I'm GA LSF 4.5, MAC NC20, LLL, pale yellow/olive toned, neutral-to-warm, hazel eyes, brunette hair. A must have and so happy I purchased!!! Unlike any other blush I have.
UPDATE: This is the most interesting and versatile blush. Initially, I was applying it very lightly which gave me a peachy-pink glow, but I have now discovered that if I apply it more heavily it becomes a beautiful dusty rose. Love it!