Lip Gloss -Hard Candy - Super Shine Lipgloss in Pop
camille2000 12/15/2003 1:25:00 AM
I love this gloss to death. Amazing texture, and not gritty for such a glittery gloss. I soooo wanted to like MAC's Nico, but it looked like silver purple mylar on my lips. This is a little bit tackier (imagine that!) and has a bit more brown in the color, which really warms it up. If I'm going play up the purple side, I wear it with MAC plum liner and over Fluid. If I want the gloss to look more neutral and less mauve, I wear it with Nars Pigalle. I also prefer the brush applicator...it doesn't mess up my lipstick the way a sponge tip applicator does. I think this a wonderful gloss; I've bought it about 5 times now.
I didn't really care for this the first time I tried it. Way too light to use as a concealor. A few months later, I decided to use it all over the eye area for the SPF properties. What can I say, but WOW! It just brightened my entire eye area, and makes an excellent base for my pencil and cake liners. I use it on my browbone and on the bridge near the inside of my eye. Other colors are too light or frosty, but this works well for me.
All time favorite, I buy this by the dozen. I've got dark hair, med-dark skin tone and this works beautifully. Gorgeous, pretty, wonderful. I love this lipglass to pieces.
One of the few MAC glosses that didn't knock my socks off. I think I'm just too dark for this. It is a very pretty neutral rose/pink color, prettier than other ones I have seen. But on my naturally pink lips, it looked a little grey. I keep this one around if I want to add shine to brownish penciled in mouth. I prefer the texture of the lipglass in the tube rather than the squeeze tube and using this color on top of a previously colored mouth doesn't alter or dilute the color underneath.
I've always known I'm dark, but it is hilarious to read all these reviews where women say this is a really deep or dark shade and they like to wear it at night. This is my "lips but better" gloss; the one I wear when I don't want to think about the color on my lips but still look polished. I'm not super dark (Stila F/G) but dark hair and dark lips. For me, it's a pink red, with not too much of either. A very pretty color.
I don't do nudes, but this is the closest I will come. For me (Stila F/G) this is a great lip colour if I want to smoke up my eyes and leave my lips neutral. Very light compared to what I usually wear, but not so light I look like I put Max Factor erase on my lips.
My first MAC lipstick; I wore this to prom. Love it to death, but I do agree it is drying compared to other MAC lipsticks. Pay attention to the name, it is a very glam colour. I don't recommend it to people who are looking for a natural look. But if you don't mind looking like a goth, a vampire or femme fatale, this is a must. Wearing this lipstick makes me feel like Bette Davis drinking a gin martini.
This was a staple when I was in high school and college in the mid-nineties. I thought it made me look sophisticated without looking whorish (lol, sorry, I was 19 and had weird ideas). Dark reds and burgandies faded to fuscia on me and this was the perfect deep brown with hints of red. Even when it wore off, it still looked great. I hadn't worn it in 5 years, but I recently bought a tube and fell in love all over again.
Skincare - Face -MD Formulations - Clearing complex
camille2000 9/8/2003 4:05:00 AM
Good stuff...for some reason my face hated the Night Recovery, but loves this. I used this on my nose and it pretty much cleared all my comedes. If I feel a "bump" coming on, I use this for a few nights and the bump never comes to a head.
Skincare - Face -MD Formulations - Illuminating Serum
camille2000 11/23/2002 8:33:00 PM
I don't like bleach and I don't like hydraquinone, so this was the perfect skin brightner for me. I have some darkenss around the mouth from being on the pill and this lightened that up and generally evened out my skin tone. The serum isn't going to make you go from a Stila G to an A, rather it evens out your complexion. Love this product...to bad it is so damn expensive.
I find it funny that criticisms of this perfume range from "too old lady" to "smells like a children's fragrance" HA, shows how subjective fragrance can be. I really love this perfume in small doses, it's like a "naughty" version of Lolita Lempicka. It does have that powdery/sweet vanilla smell that Lolita has, but it's spicier, not as fruity. This is another really strong perfume. I sprayed it on a night out. I went to a really really crowded bar to see a show and the scent became almost intolarable. I was apologizing to a friend about how strong my perfume was, and a guy came up to me and said I smelled nice. To each her own.
Fragrances -Trish McEvoy - #6 MAndarin and Ginger Lily
camille2000 11/11/2002 8:53:00 PM
I love this fragrance. I got the lotion in a GWP and rushed out and bought the full size perfume. It's a light lovely scent that isn't too green. The downside is that it lasts about 10 minutes. I use it more for a mood pick me up rather than a lasting, lingering scent.
Fragrances -Agent Provocateur - Agent Provocateur EDP
camille2000 11/11/2002 8:50:00 PM
When I imagine what perfume would smell like, this is it. Now, on the other hand, I am not really into traditional perfumes. It's a blend of safron, rose oil and musk, among others. This is a very heady scent, not really my cup of tea. But I will say that it drives the boyfriend crazy, so I kept it.
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - does it all styling spray
camille2000 10/31/2002 5:35:00 PM
I love this spray!!! I flat iron my hair about 4 times a week. If I spray my hair with this hairspray, let it dry for about a minute, then run the Chi flat iron over the sections, I get perfectswingy straight hair that keeps it's shape without being crunchy. My hairdresses also says that Does It All also protects hair from the heat. Don't know about that...but my hair looks damn good. My friends and I call it "the It's All Good" hairspray.