Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
debrsl 3/30/2013 12:44:00 PM
I purchased blush, perfect for nw20, altho maybe light enough for nw15 as well? It covers nicely. There's a little shine, but not enough to bother me. It feels great on the skin.
Horrible foundation; greasy-looking, not "glowy". The coverage is lighter than the TM's I've tried.
I love this wonderful wood fragrance. It smells so clean. It's just right when something sweet or floral would make you feel ill. Notes: Cypress, turpentine, camphor, cedar, thyme, pine, Georgian wood, frankincense, moss and vetiver (per Luckyscent)
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst lipstick in Lilac 001
debrsl 2/2/2013 4:06:00 PM
Perfect substitute for stupid MAC Lustre Syrup, which wears off in 30 minutes, at most. This lasts much longer (a little staining), and it's a pretty darned close match. Gorgeous color, even with NARS Orgasm blush and slightly pink-coral sweater. I'm NW20, very dark brown hair and eyes, pigmented lips. Absolutely love it and will stock up.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Signature Lipstick In 22 Plum Frost
debrsl 1/31/2013 12:01:00 PM
This is a beautiful MLBB (nw20, dark hair and eyes, pigmented lips). The frost adds just enough "dress up" to keep it from being totally natural. However, it's not overdone. It stayed on lips beautifully in terms of persistence, and it did not bleed into lines. It felt good on my lips. Not as great as Shiseido's Perfect Rouge, but still fine and moisturizing.
Extremely vivid. Feels fine on lips and did not feather into lip lines. Nice stain on lips. I'd only wear this on formal occasions as it's a bit much for NW20, even with dark brown hair and eyes.
Lipstick -Laura Mercier - Shimmer Lip Color - Coral
debrsl 1/31/2013 11:55:00 AM
A beautiful coral/summer rose shade that looked great with NARS Orgasm blush, EL Ivory Beige Foundation. NW20, dark brown hair and eyes, but can successfully pull off pink coral colors too. Didn't get a 5 because I'm still trying to decide if it's too much....too much shimmer and/or color.
This looked very nice on; perked up my face. I am NW20, dark brown hair and eyes; however, I can wear pink corals for a different look successfully. BTW, I'm 55. The blush was recommended for me by the makeup stylist (works in all the Nordstrom brands), and it looks fantastic. A real touch of health to my look.
Blush -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Powder Blush - Audacious Plum Satin
debrsl 1/31/2013 11:51:00 AM
Went on smoothly, easily blended, with powder both underneath and above. Looked extremely natural and yet brightened face. Used a plum lipstick with it. NW20, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, pigmented lips.
A must-have essential for me. NW20, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes. Very flattering and just enough color to make things interesting for neutral eyes.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Resilience Lift Extreme - Ultra Firming Makeup SPF 15
debrsl 1/31/2013 11:44:00 AM
This goes on smooth and silky. The first time, I had EL's BB creme underneath it. The second time, I had Paula'sChoice Resist Moisturizer with sunscreen under it. Extremely easy to blend. It seemed a little shiny; however, the PC product is shiny, so I don't know which was most responsible. It looks fresh. My color was Ivory Beige, 2N1, for the NW20 skin. It's flattering.
BB Cream -Estee Lauder - Daywear BB Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35
debrsl 1/31/2013 11:32:00 AM
It covers well for a TM type product. Mitigates some flaws but still allows color (and imperfections) to come through that it doesnt look like I'm wearing much if anything. A little shiny. Also, the Light doesn't work perfectly with NW20 skin. A little too yellow, but not horrible. I probably wouldn't repurchase due to the price vs. amt and the yellow undertone. And, mind you, this was the least yellow of the two the saleperson picked out.
Absolutely perfect MLBB for NW20, dark hair, dark eyes, pigmented lips. Feels like silk; beautiful shine; lasts much longer than MAC Lustre. (YAY!)
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - profumo.it (Abdes Salaam Attar) - Amber Chocolate
debrsl 1/31/2013 11:24:00 AM
Lovely; however, it has zero sillage. Notes: chocolate, amber and tonka. BBW Chocolate Amber in the creme body lotion was much better in terms of persistence and sillage.
Pretty and. at times, delicious, but not compelling enough for the price.