Lipstick -Chanel - Hydrabase Lipstick--Vanity (Fall '04)
lipstickjunkie 8/1/2004 11:07:00 PM
I'm always looking for the perfect pink lipstick: not too bright, not too pale, not too blue, not too peachy; this may just be it. It looks very bright in the tube, but went on more sheer, and came out to be possibly the *perfect* pink. I'm wearing it with the Chanel Pink Sugar l/l, and it is a great combination on my NC25 skin.
Lipstick -Chanel - Hydrabase Lipstick - Fire -Fall 04
lipstickjunkie 8/1/2004 11:02:00 PM
What a beautiful red! On my NC25 skin, Red de Chanel has been my favorite red; Fire may just replace that. It looks like a deep, true red w/just a touch of garnet, and just a touch of shimmer. Even though I have dozens of red lipsticks, I can see this one becoming a new favorite.
Lip Liners -Chanel - Precision Lip Definer-Pink Sugar (Fall '04)
lipstickjunkie 8/1/2004 10:55:00 PM
This is my new HG Pink l/l. It is a med. pink w/a slight shimmer. It is neither too blue, nor too orange. I also like the packaging: it has a lip brush at one end, and comes w/its own sharpener. I am an NC25, and find this pencil neither too bright nor too pale. I could see wearing this over the entire lip w/just clear gloss.
I was torn as to whether this is a bronzer, or a highlighter, but to me, it is too shimmery to be a true bronzer. It looks very bronze in the pan, but blends out to a very gold looking highlighter on my NC25 skin. I would have rated it more highly but I don't like intense shimmer. I'm still experimenting, YMMV.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Pleasureflush (Rococo)
lipstickjunkie 7/19/2004 1:45:00 PM
These are *very* shimmery and very sheer. Compare to a sheerer version of BB Shimmerbrick. As far as the color goes, imagine if NARS Orgasm were a Highlighter, that would be this color. It has a beautiful look in the pan, with deep bronzey-gold veins shot through the powder. I don't really like super shimmery products on my (NC25) face, or I might have given this a 5, rather than more of a 3.5.
This is a beautiful royal purple, that can be blended out for a very sheer look as well. Like all of the Rococo e/s, it can also be used wet for an intense, shimmery look.It is a very pretty purple on my NC25 skins, that would also be pretty on anyone who likes jewel tones.
This is the teal I've been waiting for: it has just the right balance of blue, green, and depth to be my HG teal. Even though it looks quite intense in the pan, it can be blended out to a soft, sheer shade. Like all the Rococo e/s, it can also be used wet for more shimmer and intensity. I think this would flatter a variety of skin-tones and eye colors.
This e/s reminds me somewhat of UD Baked. It is a beautiful shimmery bronze that, like all the Rococo e/s, appears even more shimmery and intense when used wet. I think this color would be even prettier on a MMM or DDD skin tone. It is very intense on my NC25, but nice if I'm doing a bronzey face.
A pretty, rosey shade, that is somewhat similar to Rio Rosa. On my NC25 skin, and w/my grey-blue eyes, it makes a very pretty wash color. Like all of the Rococo colors, this color becomes more intense and shimmery when used wet. I can see this color being pretty on a variety of skin tones.
This is a pretty earthy plum. I was afraid it would give me a bruised look, as some redder plums can, but the color comes out nicely on my skin (NC25). When used wet, this color looks a bit lighter, pinker, and shimmerier. Dry, I could see this color looking muddy on some skin tones.
I decided to review the new formula here, NOT the individual colors. I will review those separately. These shadows don't have a strong color payoff unless they are used wet. They look much more subtle on me than they do in the pan. Speaking of the pan: they are too large to fit in pro-pallets, and too domed to fit in most any other pallet--for some of us this is a problem. All of the Rococo colors are quite shimmery and become even more so if used wet and buffed. Overall, the colors are prettier in the pan than on: they are too subtle for me when used dry, and too bright, at least for day, when used wet. I may change my mind as I play with these more, and YMMV, but for now, they are just so-so
This is the perfect brush to use for setting pencil eyeliner with powdered e/s. I don't know how I got along without it.
B.C. Paint makes an excellent shadow base. It gives an even overall color to my lids and holds shodows on all day. As a shadow on its own, however, I won't get as much use out of it. The best use for this kind of color, IMHO, is with black eyeliner, heavy black mascara, and true red lips, for a very classic look. Other than that: ))BORING((.
Gel is a pretty, light, summery shade. I like it alone for a natural look, or to tone down a too bright gloss like Sun Set. I'm an LLL in the summer, PPP in the winter; a darker complexion would probably end up with a real 1964 Nancy Sinatra look if they tried this shade. I recommend that this lipstick be tried before buying.
This is a very pretty shade. I would have given it a perfect score, if it were just a bit more pigmented. As they are, the gold shimmer shows up a bit more than the pink. Still, a very nice, soft shade.