I like both colours here, the mid tone bronzy brown is nice to sweep on the lower eyelash line for definition and the darker colour provides golden sparkle plus a oomph of dark brown almost black you might need to your smokey look. I like this combo when I'm going for a neutral toned smokey eye. I usually end up with a pretty dark brown smokey eye because of the darker shade so if that's what you're looking for this is a good duo. :)
I really like this bronzy peach colour as an all over colour on the eyes. Looks really good as an every day go to colour and when you're tanned and want to play up the bronziness of your skin, this colour is awesome! Stays on really well, too. :)
This concealer has a gel finish, so it's not as dry in formulation. I would only use this on the chin or around the sides of the nose to cancel out redness, but because the formula settles into creases, avoid putting this under your eyes. DON'T or else you'll look even more tired with how it emphasizes the undereye creases. :S I made the mistake of using this product on the day of a publicity photo. I would not repurchase this again because it has limited uses.
I'm pretty fair, but even on me, this purple brown is kind of too muddy to make that much of a difference to contour eyeshadow when it's straight from the pan. It's good if you wet a soft liner brush and use it along the lashline, but then you gotta be careful how you pick out the colours or else you look really tired for the rest of the day and have your co-workers ask you why didn't get enough sleep last night. :S
I really like Pandora, even though I don't use it every day for a natural look. The black really is a saturated matte color and is so pure in color it's an excellent eyeliner... probably darker than most colors than a pencil could give you out there. If you want to soften the look up you can do a softer liner brush to do a winged look. The white highlighter isn't chalky or dusty and can be blended in so the light hits right where it needs to under the brow bone or in the inner corners of the eyes.
I wouldn't wear this blush every day. It's fun for a blush to wear if you're going out or what I love which is wear it to the beach! The glitter is pretty chunky and if you're in mood for that look, it is a very pretty colour. And with a tan, this bright peach really brightens up a look. :)
This bright peachy blush is so pretty. The tiny gold sparkles are just right and not too overwhelming in glitter for the product. I like this right on the apples of my cheeks for a little pop of color even if I'm doing a smokey eye and nude lips look. My BFF also wore this at her wedding and it was stunning. :)
A beautiful sheer purple grey. It's not too dark when you get several coats on and it lasts a while. And such an haute color! :)
The brown colour is sheer, but in photos, provides a good sheen for the highlight. Even the deep dark blue is very pretty for making a smoky contoured eye. The pigmentation is excellent; I love this product if only it was easier to pronounce! ha ha
Crème -L'Oreal - True Match Super Blendable Compact Makeup
cheyette 10/11/2010 7:45:00 PM
I didn't really like this product. The coverage in the ads look good; smooth finish and even. But when you put it on, it turns up a little streaky and can cake in the creases of your face, like at the edges of your nose. The True Match powder is so much better than this product here. I wouldn't buy this again and it wasn't even that cheap in the first place, for a drugstore brand.
This mascara is good if you like lots of volume and want big slutty lashes. My lashes are extra puny, small and not very long, but when I wear this mascara, they're BIG. I can't imagine what they're like if your lashes are already long, but definitely this mascara provides the volume and fullness you're looking for. It can get a little clumpy at times, but the formulation isn't dry. I am one to tolerate a bit of clumpiness if I am able to get amazing volume and this one definitely gives you the false eyelash look. I've tried YSL Faux Cils and I like this one, better, actually. :) Also, I used to buy Pupa ExtremEyes which also gives amazing volume as well, but L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen is a LOT cheaper. I think I'll buy this one from now one. :)
I usually go for the smokey eye look so I know how important it is to use a product that can take off all that eye gunk! I actually prefer an eye makeup remover with some oiliness to it because it really gets off the eye make up and then you can gently wipe off the excess around your eye having it moisturized. I've tried other "two" zoned eye make up removers or eye pads with the oil soaked remover in it and I found the NARS one to be really gentle. It's lasted me a few months so far because of it's size. I got this with a NARS gift set so I didn't pay full price for it. The only downside is that I wish it was cheaper, but, I would purchase this again.
This color is good if you are looking for a smudgy smokey look. I can't really get a defined look with this because it's a cream shadow, but, if you're kind of lazy like me sometimes and you don't have time to do a full smokey eye, you can put nymphea on first and then pat in Lili Marlene and smoke out the product. Then you can run out the door late for work like I do after that. :) Pretty okay for a unique product. I don't see a lot of dark cream e/s that are really pigmented on the market.
Lip Liners -NARS - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina
cheyette 12/4/2009 10:38:00 PM
The color is a nice pretty nude, but it gets used up so much that I don't think it will last me much longer and it's too expensive to buy another nude shade! I do like the product textures, so I would be interested in buying another darker shade instead of one that is so close to my own natural lip color. An innovative product, though. :)
Looks totally awesome with Nymphea or Strada powdered e/s. I'm not into cream shadows myself, but I only like Pearl Beach. :)