So, so nice. Perfect brownish plum colour for my crease which really makes my pale skin and green eyes look amazing. There's not much more I can say - everything about this product is gorgeous. I love NARS shadows. I would continue to buy this at 48 AUD over and over again from Mecca, even if I hadn't been able to get it for 25 AUD on Strawberrynet.
This is okay. It's a nice enough lipgloss but it's far too coral-ish for my very, very pale pink-toned skin. It makes my teeth look yellow and my skin red and blotchy. I can wear it very lightly when I'm wearing a full face of make up but it's not something I could let anywhere near me when I'm bare-faced! So it's probably nice on others, but I need something much warmer for my almost translucent, freckle-less skin and red-blonde hair.
This is a lovely foundation. I'm very, very pale and have quite pink undertones so it's hard to find a foundation that isn't too yellow - for the record, all of the MAC foundations in every finish make me look orange and about 4 shades darker than my neck even in the lightest colours. I have this in soft/light ivory and it's a perfect match for my skin. A pea-sized amount is enough for my whole face when buffed in with a MAC 187 and it leaves my skin so even and smooth. I have slightly dry skin, especially across my forehead, and when used with a hydrating primer there is no sign of flakiness or unevenness at all. It covers the blemishes/marks around my chin completely but is still light enough to even out the rest of my skin which really doesn't need much coverage at all, just a little evening out. All in all, I'm very impressed with this but HG status will depend on how this holds up to NARS Sheer Glow over a few more wears!
Bronzers -Chanel - Bronze Universel De Chanel Sun Illuminator
ellesee 4/27/2010 10:02:00 PM
There's not much I can say about this that others haven't already said. It's just lovely. Beautiful colour for my extremely pale (almost translucent) pink-toned skin - when applied lightly it looks like the colour I would go if my skin were capable of tanning even a little! So soft and beautiful and glow-y. It's also great when I'm fake tanned as it's very buildable. I love absolutely everything about this and I'm so glad I took a chance on it (got it from Strawberrynet!).
The colours in this are perfect for me - I adore it. They are beautiful and milky and I especially love the darker colour - I haven't found a brown as pretty and chocolatey anywhere! It gives a beautiful sheen and because my skin is so pale I can blend it out for a really subtle neutral day look or build it up over a darker base for night. I love it so much I've almost used mine up and obviously, given the super pigmentation of NARS shadows, this is a testament to how great it ist! Definitely worth the $78 you have to pay for this in Australia!
I am so glad NARS came out with this. Being fair, Laguna (not to mention Casino!!) is too dark for me to use as anything other than a contour (even then only if I have a dusting of a lighter bronzer already on) or when I am fake tanned, so this is perfect. I suppose it still looks quite dark in the pan but a light dusting gives me a great peachy bronze colour that doesn't look dirty or detract from the natural glow of my skin. I would still prefer the NARS bronzers to have a little bit less shimmer as I think they'd look more natural without them but all in all, this is the best bronzer I've found thus far. Will be repurchasing as a staple unless something else amazing comes on the market before I use mine up!