I have this in the duo with a red lip-stain ... why red? I have NO idea! but this color is that perfect sexy sweet nude , not nude look . It has a little shimmer , a little glimmer , and it is sexy all day . you can pair it with the smokey eye , a nude eye or a dramatic eye and it will look great , HIGHLY recommended
RIS and I really adore the look of this . I know its a few years old and the smell/taste is off but I LOVE the color on me . pretty by itself, liner , or over other flatter nude shades. would repurchase if ever available and if the smell is fixed
Beautiful Purple with silver sparkle. Pretty medium purple color on its own but with a medium it POPS like crazy and is a mildly deeper purple . I am not fair , I am African American , medium brown with yellow undertones and this color is beautiful on me , great color pay off , like most UD shadows would buy ... this was RIS so it would be my first time buying it but I would . Added Image above first is without medium , second is with , third is with medium and primer
these colors are beautiful . There mostly shimmers and satins with matte in mummetto, tulipino I LOVE these colors . they are very deep ,. very pigmented and very very creamy and blendable . further the adorable packaging makes it a wonderful gift , with its adorable magnets and keepsake tin . I think these are beautiful for almost any tone , alot of colors that parallel those of the urban decay with similar quality . Very Nice . Definite rebuy before it is gone forever .
Palettes -LORAC - Box Office Hit Full Face Palette
briestoll 3/26/2011 3:04:00 AM
Pro's 12 buttery shadows 2 soft easily applied Eyeliners Nice Bronzer very blendable blush 8 highly pigmented lipgloss/sticks VERY nice croc case well sealed Con's the color variety isn't the best in the shadows no spot for brushes if you want to take this with you . I think these Eyeshadows need a primer to get the colors to really and for lasting but other than that its very nice . 8 out of 10 over all
Lipstick -MAC - Innocence, Beware! (Venomous Villains)
briestoll 3/25/2011 4:43:00 PM
I felt compelled to write this Review because this lippie keeps getting compared to creme d nude and hue . two colors that look like concealer on me , and that would in the normal course of things make me put this lipstick in the "nay" pile, in the pile marked " really really pretty , but not on me " . but I decided to give a try before it disappeared into the pile MAC should mark " beautiful lipsticks that sold well and that we so wisely decided to never make again!"... a little bitter over Marquise'D ALWAYS being a limited edition despite having a huge following ... okay moving on ... and I bought it thinking WCS , I swap it for something or sell it on Ebay . This color is a perfect nude . not an MLBB not a chalky nude , NOT a sheer not there BUT a sexy , juicy , no need for lipliner NUDE on me . it starts off a bit sheer but it builds to a beautiful nude , smoky eye perfection is in my future! Now I would buy again ( listening MAC?!) if it becomes available and just as a side note How cute is the packaging ? I love that they went with Villains instead of princesses .
I have no idea what causes some people not to like this . I think MAYBE if you have very dry skin this can settle on the skin in a bad way , but that is true of all foundations . so on to my review . This was , for me , dirt cheap . A place in my area had a milani area where everything was .50 and I still ended up spending 20.00 (yep!) , I bought all of these in my color they had ( only 2! BOOO!!) and found that they were wonderful , full coverage , silky smooth , with a sponge ( didn't use foundation brushes back then) and even with the lesser applicator it was a great foundation . I would say if you are not looking to spend over 15.00 for foundation this is one of the best options for medium/full coverage in one step .
this was actually RIS and wow ! do I love it . my first moment trying it I saw all the possibilities , eyeshadow, highlighter , eye liner to widen the eyes . beautiful golden shade . Love love love .
I can't believe that I never did this review . this is a very pretty color but it can be tricky . Its very sexy , very innocent , very sophisticated IF you can handle the orange .
Lip Gloss -Love My Lips - Wet Shine Gloss in Creamsicle
briestoll 3/20/2011 5:32:00 PM
Pros: very pretty packaging Cons: No color no real shine no real sparkle great for a kid that wants make up but can't wear color , anyone else , I think wet and wild is a much better cheap option .
I am not a Naked Palette rave reviewer . I like this palette A LOT! I think the colors are a very pretty , useful variation on the neutral/ natural colors that we use 90% of the time . For me I am having a serious love affair with sidecar and half baked. those colors will probably NOT MAKE IT :) and will have to be repurchased separately ( side bar : please email me with swaps on these colors or dupe suggestions!) but the other colors are nice but nothing too special to me . I love the quality , blendability the ease of matching colors ( it would be hard to make a bad eye with this palette unless you went heavy handed) and I think the price is more than fair with the individual colors costing 17.00 each you would only get 3 for the price of this palette . In my opinion this is a definite 8 of 10 , I think having a choice of brush or pencil would have swayed my opinion slightly but a positive experience and I am pleased with my purchase
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
briestoll 3/16/2011 5:20:00 PM
the problem is this is nothing special . does it take off make up , yes . Does it leave your skin feeling clean , yes . Does it clear up some pore related blemishes , yes but so does my 3.00 Jergens . I am spending 40.00 for nothing special , no . I am not . When I worked at Sephora they would advise people to use this for BRUSH CLEANER !! I always felt sick when I heard that , brush cleaner costs less and baby shampoo works great ( 1.99 a bottle BTW) . This is nice , but just not special enough for the price .
pros The container is gorgeous, looks very luxe the brush is very stiff , great for individualizing the lashes This is a very decent mascara , it makes my lashes look very long and individual , I would like to try it with a lash primer to stave off the dryness and make it a little more voluminous I bought it for 2.00 so I liked the price but I do know it usually costs more , not as a main but a back up , not too bad I like the product very much . cons I don't like the smell
Eye Shadow -L.A. Colors - Shimmering Loose Eyeshadow (all colors)
briestoll 3/14/2011 6:10:00 PM
first things first : remove the sticker at the bottom and put it on the container you will depot it into , then heat the wax seal slightly , and use a pen to quickly pop the bottom off and Voila you have beautiful pigment with out worrying about the packaging . this is a great dollar item . its called shimmering loose and its Shimmery and loose . Lollipop is a candy pink , Sunshine is a bright buttery golden yellow , the names are very good imho ( unlike NARS which I love but can someone please tell me what color a CATFIGHT is ?) and pretty simply tell you what to expect . I have no complaints on this product because 1. it is as advertised 2. it costs a dollar 3. read 1 and 2.
I judge a company on two things , not the product , the product is a separate thing , the company : Appreciation of its customers and corporate responsibility. Now I can only speak for myself but as company I love MAC's VG program and the B2M , both show customer appreciation and corporate responsibility. Every thing else I feel has been expressed but I do question people's aggravation over the "price" since with any other make up it just becomes trash?!