Not crazy about the pigmentation and how long it lasts. This doesn't last very long on my eye lids and I'm also not a fan of the color. I didn't like strawberry fudge by Clinique either and this shade reminds me of the pink eye shadow in that duo. If you liked Clinique strawberry fudge you might like this color as well. It's a rosy gold pinkish color.
Latte is a matte eye shadow that is described as a beige. It makes an alright base color for looks but I don't use it much. I personally like mac orb or brulee much better due to color, pigmentation, and finish (orb and brulee are satins not matte). Latte doesn't have as much warmth to it as orb and is similar to mac brulee or even mac vanilla once it is on my eye lids. The reason I wouldn't repurchase other than the fact I like other colors better is because LancÃ´me eye shadows don't last as long as my mac shadows. The pigmentation is a little too light as well. Overall I will pass on this next time.
Highlighters -Becca - Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector
jdmcgi2 5/18/2013 10:00:00 PM
I like other highlighters better than this one. It only lasts about an hour on my skin so it's a no go for me all the way around. Even if it did last longer than an hour I don't think I would purchase this again due to the fact it just didn't grab my attention enough or enhance my looks. It really didn't show up very much maybe because it is supposed to be more natural or it's meant to mix with foundation...or even possibly the wrong color. It just disappears on my skin all together and the teeny tiny amount of shine it gives fades quickly. I haven't found an hg highlighter yet but I've come close. I really like hush by mac and high beam by benefit so far the most.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20
jdmcgi2 5/15/2013 10:36:00 PM
So I recently needed a tinted moisturizer with spf since I was planning on spending a lot of time outdoors but didn't want a full foundation. I remembered I had a sample of this so I decided to try it out. I have it in the shade medium and the color was ok...maybe a tiny bit on the light side but fine overall. (I usually wear MUFE in 118). It glided on smooth and unfortunately looked like a weird mask at first but after 5 minutes it looked natural. I liked how this did work as a primer as well as moisturizer because it did somewhat keep me a little matte and blurred my pores. Imperfections were still very visable but I expected this with a tinted moisturizer so it was fine. What I didn't like about the product and why I wouldn't repurchase is the fact that the sunscreen in this product made my skin look a little on the pale side. Someone even commented on it later in the day and I know it had to be this product. This is why I am so picky about what products have sunscreen and how they look on skin. I only used this one day so I'm not sure if it would break me out or not. Not going to try it again.
Da bling has quite a strong gold undertone to the pink once applied on my lids. At first I thought it looked a little like Swish, but swish is a true bright pink where as da bling is a mid tone pink with gold undertones. It's strange because I didn't notice the gold until I looked in the mirror and noticed how washed out I looked a little later...right away I knew it was the eye shadow. It's almost as if it oxidizes from pink to pinkish gold. Same thing happend when I tried Clinique's strawberry fudge eye shadow duo a few years back. The goldish pink shade just doesn't work well with my skin. If you like Clinique strawberry fudge then try this...it's not the same but it does have similar tones in it that would work for some people....just not me.
I can't get past the strong odor of fish guts. I tried to get over it due to reading other reviews with great results but it smells way too strong and putrid for me. The smell litterally makes me want to vomit. Glad I only had a sample and won't be purchasing. Sorry I can't give any type of review on how it works. All I can say is don't try this if you have a sensitive sense of smell.
Can't get past the honey/beeswax smell. I have a the regular ment lip balm from burt's bees I need to try maybe I will like that better.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Chap Stick Original
jdmcgi2 2/20/2013 7:15:00 PM
I was also a chap stick addict for many years. This stuff really does dry out your lips and makes you think you need to reapply constantly. After using other products that are much better for your lips I can honestly say I will never use this product again. My favorite to apply now is the jack black lip balm even though it is so much more expensive but at least it heals my lips instead of making them worse.
This was an ok mascara but didn't live up to the hype for me. I tried the small sample bottle that was part of a set I purchased. I didn't mind the big brush but I needed 2 coats to get the somewhat desired affect and didn't find this to be any better than drug store mascara. I typically can't wear mascara that is not made of those fiber tubes since even waterproof mascara runs on me or leaves smudges but I gave this a try anyways just because I heard it was so great...of course I ended up with smudges and running within an hour but that was to be expected. I won't be purchasing the full size.
This mascara is amazing and horrible all at the same time. First the good...I'm shocked that this mascara actually stays on my eye lashes all day without being a tubing or waterproof mascara because usually I have major issues with smudging and flaking. I have the sample size so I don't know if the formula is a little different than the full size as some other reviewers have noted but just the fact this mascara gives me dark lashes that last all day and aren't weighed down is great. Now for the bad...my lashes clump together so it ends up looking like I have 6 really fat large eye lashes. Not a good look. I might use up the sample but I'm not going to purchase this.
Best slightly shimmery true white color around! Can be lightly tapped on as a highlight or packed on for more white color. I love this eye shadow and I'm so glad I bought it...wish I had done so sooner. It really opens up your eyes. I love to wear it packed on my eye lid for a very dramatic look with Urban Decay Darkhorse in the crease and smoked out. Looks amazing.
Pistol is a light charcoal grey color with a taupe undertone. It is a bit shimmery but doesn't have any glitter. It has a smooth and buttery texture and is very pigmented. I love this eye shadow. It looks more taupy brown in the naked 2 palette I have but applies more charcoal grey on my eyes. What I love most about is the fact it doesn't have a blue undertone to it at all like MAC knight divine and Urban Decay gunmetal eye shadows do. Love to put this all over my eyelid with MAC texture in the crease.
Gunmetal is the perfect name for this eye shadow. It's a dark charcoal grey with a blue undertone. Also has glitter in it that yeilds a little bit of fallout...not as bad as urban decay snatch or sidecar but still enough for me to notice. I would put the fallout rate up there with mac luster eye shadows. Mac knight divine has the same underlying undertone and is similar but lighter and without the glitter. Pistol is also similar but it has more of a taupe undertone instead of blue and is also lighter than gunmetal. I don't like to use gunmetal in the crease very often because of the fallout and dirty look on my eyes but it can look good smoked out all over the lid. Other people have liked this look on me but I personally don't like the blue undertones on my skin so I stick to pistol most of the time for a lid color and Knight Divine for crease and outer v shading. It is a nice color overall and until I find something similar I like more then I would repurchase. I don't use this much so it will probably last a really long time.
Medium metal grey is what knight divine looks like to me. It's a veluxe pearl and has great texture and pigmentation. It does show up a little blue on my eyes so that's the only downside I see. I don't care to use this on my eyelid due to the combination of blue undertone and lightness of it but I love to use it in my crease. It's one of my favorite grey crease shades. It has a little bit of shimmer but no glitter or fallout at all. It's similar to Urban Decay's gunmetal eye shadow but lighter and without the glitter. Urban Decay's pistol is also similar but has a taupe undertone to it rather than blue and is more shimmery than Knight Divine.
I first smelled this stuff years ago when everyone was going crazy for it and hated it....thought it smelled like bug spray. I decided to give it another try last year and now it's my favorite perfume! It's so clean and crisp yet still kind of seductive...can't figure out why I didn't like it before because it definetly doesn't smell like bug spray. Men seem to love it as well. My boyfriend begs me to wear it he likes it so much.