Tried this tinted lip balm for the first time last week and finally getting time to write a review. Packaging is sturdy and love the metal case. Feels like it snaps securely. Coverage/texture is divine! Doesn't dry out my lips but rather makes me look pouty. Excellent payoff!!! Pinky red and looks fabulous with my skintone - nc20 bro/bro. The price is a little on the high side but I'm used to buying high end products so it's nothing but a thing to me now..lol! I would definitely rec this product again to anyone looking for something easy to apply without the use of a mirror but someone who wants some pop of color on their lips. Thought it would be more sheer and surprisingly it wasn't but that's a definite good thing. Lasts a long time too. Went to gym with this on right after work and it last throughout my sweaty 2 hours at the gym. Now that's impressive. I don't care if it doesn't have SPF in it. I use other stuff for that anyway. Overall, don't know why I didn't buy this sooner. It's all I ever wear now.
Love the color although as many others have stated, not a true red as one might expect from the name, "Shiniest Red." Nonetheless, still a great color for me, nc20 bro/bro. I'm wearing it right now which reminded me that I needed to write a review! Only l/s in the Shiniest line I'm a fan of due to no sparkle or micro-glitter. I believe it has some shimmer to it but definitely not that gritty feeling. Hate that w/ a passion! Brightens my face up and gives me juicy lips without having to use gloss. I've had mine for quite some time - don't know why I forgot about it until now. Don't mind the scent/taste. I got used to it awhile ago since the texture is too divine to pass up. I guess I'm in the minority here - I adore the packaging...very clever, sleek and elegant. Yes, a bit clunky but nothing I can't deal with!! I def recommend.
Love this shade of l/s!!! I don't know why I passed by it for so long without picking it up. I have every other shade in the RA line that you can think of and I never thought I would miss out on such a pretty shade. For reference, I'm nc20 bro/bro, I'm pretty fair but not pale pale. I was looking for a shade that would brighten my complexion without looking too frosty or too barbie doll pink. I especially wanted a nice pop of color for this summer. Well I certainly found it in this shade. I love how the shimmer (no sparkles and not gritty) gives my mouth dimension and doesn't wash me out. This color may seen bright to some but I like red l/s anyway so this is a more subdued option for me. The only way I can describe it is a pinky rose that seems to be both warm and cool on me. Maybe I'm not explaining it to well but I can see that this shade would work for many skintones. I wore it yesterday and no matter what kind of light I was in, it always looked good. My friend even commented on it and she never does! That's my seal of approval!
Lipstick -Christian Dior - Addict Lipstick- Rose Mirage
jasanna143 3/29/2007 12:08:00 AM
Great lippe with amazing texture and lasting power. It's very moisturizing. I never thought I could pull this color off until I just changed a few other of my m/u colors and voila - new face! I'm nc20, bro/bro and this shade on me appears as a rose pink with a hint of lavender and cool shimmer. It's defnitely not sparkly, just shimmery that adds dimension to my lips. Makes my lips appear fuller and my teeth whiter. Great s/s color that doesn't wash me out. If I'm looking for a natural look, I'm sticking with this or whenever I do a smokey eye. I'm usually a red l/s kind of gal but I'll still reach for this.
GREAT color for my nc20 bro/bro features/complexion! At first I was a bit hesitant to buy an inexpensive lippie. I am a self-admitted l/s snob and only buy h/e products thinking they're better than d/s brands. I couldn't be more wrong. I was searching and searching for a great red lippie that wouldn't make me look like Bozo the Clown. I searched high and low at NM, Nords, Saks, etc and only seemed to find one at the Cle de Peau counter but still wanted something a little different. I kept hearing all the raves about Sheer Red so decided to splurge a whole dollar and get this. At Ulta, they had a buy one get one free deal anyway so I figured what the heck. I loooove the color on my lips and it compliments my skintone. It's very creamy and moisturizing and hasn't bled on me thus far. I loathe the packaging and wish they would change it. The l/s bullet doesn't twist down so you might scrape it against the cap. Can't stand clear caps too!! Ugh! I hope they'll change but hey, it's .99 cents so I guess I can't complain that much. Could possibly be my HG red along w/ my CdP l/s in #17. I definitely recommend.
Would definitely buy this color again! Gorg browned berry red that's not too dark and not too bright on my nc20 skin, bro/bro. I like the lasting power and how it doesn't dry out my lips. I love pairing it with Spark Glossimer for a great sexy lip. I do neutral eyes and rosy cheeks and it really brightens my complexion and also makes my teeth look whiter for some reason. I didn't expect that since it's more warm. Love the packaging, the consistency, and scent. The best of the best. I hope Chanel continues to make more shades of this wonderful formula. As long as they keep makin', I'll keep buyin'!
Lipstick -Laura Mercier - StickGloss in Baked Earth
jasanna143 10/24/2006 12:49:00 PM
Baked Earth stick gloss is a great product that I have a feeling I'll be using a lot this season and many seasons to come. I would describe this color as a warm brown/red/clay/rust color if that makes any sense. I love pairing it with Crushed Hazelnut and Blushing Apple blush...gives the perfect complimenting color palette to the face. I am nc25, bro/bro and feel this color really enhances my skin tone. The MA really liked this color better than the rest and I must admit, it's one of the best formulas out there. There is no waxy scent that the regular LM l/s's have and this scent is rather pleasant. Lasting power is decent but I don't mind reapplying after eating or talking a lot. It never balls up on my lips and no matter how much I apply, it never cakes....I hope they continue making different shades b/c I will be a loyal follower!
Ok, my turn to review VGVI: HG HG HG HG HG! I need to bump its rating up here!! Yes, it's YMMV, yes it's suitable for more skin tones, yes, it can be a litttttle drying but l/s's are moisturizing allllllll day?! Appreciate the color for what it's worth: a great staple that everyone should have! It can get a lot of mileage w/ different looks depending on what m/u you use. On me, nc25, it's a rosy/rasberry/red/plum color that gives my lips some oomph. Pair it w/ Soar l/l and VGVI l/g and I'm ready for whatever, day or night. I get compliments on it all the time, even from SA's at different counters. That's saying a lot! VG l/s's are meant to be universally flattering, they need to sell it to a wide consumer group! They can't make an outrageous color and expect everyone to buy it - no good marketing for such a good cause. I totally agree with making universally flattering shades and that's exactly what VGVI is! Try it on, it might be your HG too!
Yes yes, the price could be overwhelming for some but it's Chanel, you get what you pay for IMHO. Anyway, the color is fab - a beautiful berry red that isn't too OTT and could easily be worn during the day. I'm nc25 bro/bro and find it very hard to find shades that don't wash me out or look garish. I have very pigmented lips so it's very hard to find a true color I had in mind. When I went to my Chanel counter, I was going to buy Emotion only to find out it turned extremely pink on my lips - not what I wanted. So I said to heck w/ it and started playing around. I came across this and decided to try it. The MA must have read my mind because she immediately said this shade brightened up my complexion when I was asking myself the same question! Any shade that can do that is a keeper in my book. I can see myself wearing this w/ NARS Outlaw for a berry'ish "just got in from the cold" look. A perfect staple for those who are wanting to try reds. It has a great gold shimmer to it and seems to be a complex shade to describe. Def try it on...I never would have if I wasn't curious!
Great MLBB lipstick that actually accentuates and gives my highly pigmented lips color! This is the color I wish my lips were but oh well. At least there's a lipstick that does it for me! I'm NC25, bro/bro and this l/s on me is a rosy shade to put it bluntly. It doesn't overpower my face or m/u, just accentuates and brightens my complexion. I love that it's a lip sheer so it's not drying like her reg l/s's tend to be on me. I find the lip sheers are very moist and last a decent amount of time. Since I'm pretty fair (I don't deliberately tan my face), this color really shows up on me but not in a garish way. I highly recommend this color for its shade, quality, and texture. No annoying l/s smell either on the lip sheers, thank goodness!
How much can I say I love this color?! I think it's such a great addition to the new Rouge Allure collection. Silhouette is a nice plummy/pinky/neutral color on my lips that just brightens my complexion and makes it seem more pepped up and alive. An Origins MA asked me what was on my lips b/c it was such a beautiful color. She thought it was my own lip pigment so I knew it looked natural but yet it still stood out if that makes any sense. I love the color payoff and the lasting power. I just need to touch up w/ some l/g and I'm good for awhile. FYI, I'm NC25 and this is a great color for me. I'm warm toned but I think just about anyone can pull this off. It looks boring in the tube but I think depending what you wear w/ it, it could be appropriate for office or evening. I love the classy packaging and it's sexy name too! Huge raves for me. I hope they don't discontinue this color!!!!!!
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Extreme Camouflage Cream
jasanna143 8/23/2006 12:58:00 AM
What can I say that hasn't already been said? This is absolutely HG material for me. I thought I would never find another concealer that truly worked other than my CD Hydrating Concealer. Boy was I wrong! I'm NC25-30 and got #6 and it's a perfect match. It's not cakey and covers up my blemishes and hyperpigmentation very well and it lasts throughout the day. I could go on and on but I won't. Try it for yourself!
I def recommend this color to anyone looking for a just bitten look. I think this new name describes this shade perfectly. It looks like you've been making out for hours and gives your lips that "just kissed" look! It's a nice sheer berry-red that's not so OTT. It's smooth and creamy and has a faint vanilla scent that I just adore. I would venture to say that this will give your face color and some pop when you don't feel like wearing a bright red. I can see folks trying this shade if they want to try red for the first time as well. Overall, a lovely shade that last a decent amount of time for being a sheer l/s. I just wish LORAC changed all their packaging to the Lotsa Lip metal packaging...it's just sturdier.
Sorry to be the outcast here but I was absolutely disappointed with this foundation. After reading all the rave reviews about this item, I thought I found my "miracle" foundation - one from which I thought I would never stray. Well I was sadly mistaken. The consistency is gel-like yet runny and watery and the lack of pump makes it highly unsanitary and messy. I applied w/ a sponge and it seemed to accentuate every dry flake even after I moisturized. I am NC25-30 and got #20 which was a good match. I just wish it covered better. I read a lot of people say their pores were minimized as mine were as well but as far as covering blemishes, no way!!! I applied my Maybelline Pure m/u on top and voila..all better..What a shame that a d/s foundation KO'd the higher priced one! I'm back to the Maybelline but won't give up my search!
Beautiful neutral rosey pink color that makes me look flushed and pretty! The shimmer doesn't overpower the color and doesn't stick to my face like I'm a disco ball. The rose scent is noticable but the color is enough to make me wear it and get past the smell. The price $39.50 is shall we say, just Chanel so I wasn't expecting to pay $15. All in all, a great blush and I can see this will be a staple for many years to come...thank goodness it's permanent!