Eye Shadow -Burberry - Sheer Eyeshadow in No. 3 (Porcelain
dlgdcpa 2/14/2013 3:05:00 AM
just love it; a combo of orange, gold, beige and yellow; really opesn up my green eyes, pair it with khaki; quality is true Burberry. I do find though that these e/s's need a primer underneath, as all do really.
Beautiful neutral color. This reminds me just a bit of Nars Luster w/o the "luster" or shimmer. A peach with a touch of deep rose, just a little touch. I much prefer that to all peach. I needed a blush for the few days I do wear warm colors and can't wear my Burberry Cameo so I tried Coral Pink and it was just way to clownish and pigmented for my NC20 skin. It would be perfect on someone that is around NC or NW30 or up. I exchanged for this. It is highly pigmented of course, goes on very well, you will not see edges as I did with Coral Pink and you don't have to go over it again and again to get color. Supposedly number one blush in sales. Recommend for all coloring below probably NC or NW35, it won't show up much after that. Go with Russet instead.
FORGET the neg comments, it's all in the application dears. This is the BOMB for dark circles, and I've used BB corrector for years, it's drying, etc. Eve Pearl is a superior product if you use Goss's method to set: use a setting spray by spraying a brush and lying it across your undereye with the concealer below. Invest in setting spray, he and I both use Skindivinia, as do most professionals, and it's cheap, too. Why people insist on powder instead of this which makes my fdtn last ten hours w/o wrinkle enhancement is a complete mystery to me. You have to order from online, as do you have to order the Eve Pearl. But can you imagine how I feel after 40 years of heriditary very bad dark circles that are now banished with this gem and Goss's method? No amount of money makes it costly.
Highlighters -Becca - Shimmering Skin Perfector in moonstone
dlgdcpa 2/5/2013 11:13:00 PM
I bought this for two reasons: it will add glow under my BB cream or oil free fdtn (the lit from within look w/o the greasness of YSL TE for example) and it has SPF 25. So does my fdtn (Givenchy Airy Light)., and the BB cream, Mac, has SPF 35. I feel that layering two products above the recommended SPF 15 should be enough as I get really no sun at all. This really looks good. No sparkles, but remember I put it under fdtn and BB cream. Good glow. My tone is warm with some surface redness so Moonglow evens that out. Highly recomment, am a NC25,
Awesome juicy berry, lasts forever, esp with lip pencil number 15 which I suggest, is not too bright in your face or dark like a burgundy. Love it but like all long lasting lippies rather dry.
BB Cream -MAC - Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35
dlgdcpa 2/3/2013 10:54:00 PM
Could this be better? I don't think so. After trying SO many I gave up on this whole concept and thought it was a marketing myth. I've tried. Bobbi Brown, EL, TF and Dr. Jart. This is the only one that looks like what I wanted, a TM with a high SPF. It is SPF35, that is darn high. I am NC25 and went with the golden Light Plus, still a bit light on me, but gives decent coverage that will even out your skin but not cover acne, etc. It feels great and supposedly has a primer built in, if that is possible. I have dry skin and it has enough moisture for me, and as I want for this as few steps as possible that is great. My skin is dry so don't need powder, stays on long, dewy type finish, and high SPF. Late to the game but worth the wait. Was told med. skin tones were coming out soon as I see many comments below about no match for higher than NC25. There will be a good six colors at least, and I find it absolutely offenisve to offer one color, or even two, Dr jart offers ONE, and it's gray.
Concealers -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Blend Concealer (duo)
dlgdcpa 2/1/2013 9:32:00 PM
Oh thank God my very dark circles found this. What a dunce I was, spending $30 on Bobbi Browns thick as glue/paste corrector in bisque THEN topping it off with Cle de Peau for another $80! And this works even better! It has a corrector and a concealer all for $28 and my eyes do not look all wrinkled or like the Sahara desert. Thanks Josie. PS I am NC20, BB Beige and use Sand, the lightest. EDIT: found Eve Pearl and am now even happier, but I have very, very bad circles, use the Josie Moran for ones that are not that bad. With the Eve Pearl I still need the Cle de Peau.
Truly original and great product! I've tried pencils and Anastasia powder duo with a slanted brush and it just looked so obvious. So glad I tried this out, it is a gel you use with a slanted brush, it looks a lot more like actual hair, and it's not budging or fading at all. I really feel like I had a brow life with this as I was finally able to create a realistic arch, one higher than my very low natual one. Changed my whole look. Great going MUFE, you sometimes remind me of why you are as popular as you are.
Oh no. What a cakey mess of a fdtn. And this is supposed to look "naked"? One thing, the colors are great, you will find a match, but who wants to? Even if I did have acne to cover, and this is med to full coverage, I would not be a luminous fdtn over it. How dumb is that? I'd go with something like ELDW or Teint Idole 24 hour. This is not sheer enough for good skin and too luminous for problem skin, you will stick out = and your acne/hyperpigmentation like a sore thumb. How over hyped.
Firstly, I have this in EDP and it is the longest wearing of all the AG fragrances. But what I really like is the smell of a beautiful gardenia and slightly jasmine garden after a rain. It smells just like that, a garden in the morning after showers. It stays on very well, unlike most AG fragances. It is for a feminime and mature woman of at least 38, one with a black dress and pearls only. Tasteful and lovely in a strong way, not shy at all but not de classe' such as the new FlowerBomb or even Angel. Years ahead and behind both of those. You won't regret this if you are a subtle, silent but strong woman.
This is what a luxury brand long wearing lipstck is all about; lasts long but you don't give up comfort re moisture, etc. The lip covers of course are more moisturzing but they just don't last long. This is a gorgeous color, not as dramatic as Bright Plum but still a statement color. It'sa beautiful mid deep/bright plum/raisen.
Simply the best h/l powder on the market. It really is too bad that Smashbox does not get much attention on blogs, etc., but a Sephora rep told me it is b/c it is an "artists" brand. Whatever that means. So this is so silky it is a creamy powder, and it goes on not too heavy, all depending on the brush you use - I use a fan brush. I wear it all ove my face as the "lit from w/i" fdnt is not one I use re acne prone skin.
Gorgeous color! #36 is a true Fushia, but this is more subdued, though still darn bright. It is pink, like #36, but w/ a smidge of warmth. Not really a coral. I think of it as a less pink/intense Fushia. Feels great, stays on forever, good price. The Rouge Intense lippies are wonderful, all except the Mattes, which are terribly dry. Go with the satin or pearly, they really seem the same. I got this by going on Sehpora and doing the lipstick finder, based on your undertones.
Lip Liners -Givenchy - Givenchy Crayon Lèvres (lip liner) #2
dlgdcpa 1/25/2013 12:26:00 PM
This is for number 10 (pink) but I will be buying all four. So I never thought there was any dif in lip liners, all made in the same place,etc. Boy was I wrong. This is a typical lip liner you must sharpen, but beyond that it is dif from anything I've tired, mostly drugstore or Smashbox The Nudes lip liner. This goes on like butter, no harsh pulling to draw in lines AND it stays put. It really makes my lipstick last a lot longer, also Givenchy. The s/a said the pencil should match the l/s but I have some lippies that are too intense and think I will get the nude to calm them down. It's pricey for sure, but if you are a lippie person save your money on quantity and buy quality here. My motto.
The lip covers feel like silk, there is no other lip product for me like them! They not only hydrate the feel so silky, too. This is a very intense dark color, maybe like Dubonet by Mac, so it lasts quite long, esp. with a lip liner. I am afaid the lighter colors of Lip Cover would disappear, but this really does stain and stick around. Works great on NC20-25, green eyes, brown/blonde hair. Very stricking, even better probably if you are cool toned and pale, but I like cool tones on warm skin for the "pop". Highly recommend, just no 5 stars as the formula is not long lasting, just this color due to it's brightness/darkness.