This is yet another blush from the Tarte Amazonian Clay line. As such, it is not part of their permanent collection yet and is probably only available as part of one of their kits or exclusive sets. This one doesn't receive much attention or many reviews, but it's a beautiful shade. Passion is a berry-rose shade with slight micro-glitter. As a warmer shade, it probably suits tan or medium complexions a little better but can also be worn by fairer complexions with a light hand. Like many of the other Tarte blushes, it's absolutely gorgeous, very pigmented, and brightens up the face when worn. Another great shade from Tarte!
Charisma is a gorgeous, highly pigmented peachy-coral shade of blush from the Tarte Amazonian Clay line. For me, it's the perfect shady of peachy-coral. It has very slight shimmer or micro-glitter which I don't mind. It's a very flattering shade for tan or medium complexions since it's warm-toned. Although I have a lot of coral blushes in my collection, this one still stands out for its pigmentation and gorgeous color. It's ideal for the spring and summer months ahead.
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Megalast Liquid Lip Color
lovely520 2/3/2013 10:00:00 PM
I have two of these to review: Coral Me Bad and Rose to the Occasion. These came out along with the spring Fergie collection at drugstores. When I first spotted these, I was very excited due to the variety of vibrant shades available and the very low price. I got two shades to try out. These are definitely lip colors and not lip glosses. You have to apply the color and wait a few seconds for it to dry before applying another coat. The good: these lip colors are highly pigmented, opaque, and come in a variety of beautiful shades. The applicator is a paddle-shaped brush which deposits a lot of color with only a single swipe. Now on to the bad and the reason why I probably won't purchase more of these: this product is extremely drying. Extremely. Without a lip balm or chapstick on underneath, your lips will end up looking very chapped and dry. To make it more comfortable on, I put a balm on BEFORE and AFTER I wore this product. A lip product shouldn't require this much work to make it feel good on. Such a shame since I really like the colors I picked. Coral Me Bad: a vibrant reddish-coral with slight shimmer. Rose to the Occasion: a rich mauve-wine shade. These lipsticks are meant to be a lip stain and long-wearing (perhaps that's why they're so drying?). If Wet 'n Wild improved their formula with these and made them more moisturizing, these would be a hit.
Lipstick -Rimmel - Lasting Matte Finish by Kate Moss
lovely520 2/3/2013 9:11:00 PM
This is a review for the Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks in shades 109 and 110. Although these lipsticks are advertised as being matte, I find that they're quite creamy and nowhere near as drying as most matte lipstick formulas. In fact, they're not drying at all, which is a nice advantage. The lipsticks do have a light melon scent, which while not terrific, isn't terribly unpleasant either. Both 109 and 110 are vibrant shades in the orange family. 109: a rich burnt orange color. 110: a bright pinkish-reddish-orange is the best way to describe this shade. It's fairly unique as far as drugstore lipstick shades go. I can honestly say that I don't have any shades like this in my collection and I have a lot of orange lipsticks, both from MAC and the drugstore. I would say that these lipsticks have something to unique to offer both in shade variety and finish. Like other matte lipsticks, they don't have any shine or gloss, but unlike other matte lipsticks, they don't suck the moisture out of your lips and leave them looking dry and parched. These lipsticks are also highly pigmented with opaque coverage and are a new drugstore favorite of mine.
I absolutely love these! I like them so much I purchased 3 of them and plan to maybe get one or two more. These lipsticks remind me of drugstore dupes for some of MAC's more popular, vibrant shades that have been selling out lately. The shades I bought include: Electric Orange, Shocking Coral, and Vibrant Mandarin. All shades are highly pigmented and go on opaquely; they have a very smooth, creamy finish. -Electric Orange: a vivid, juicy tangerine orange -Shocking Coral: a pinky-coral shade that is similar to MAC's Impassioned lipstick but is warmer-toned and somehow prettier and easier to wear. -Vibrant Mandarin: like the name says, a vibrant reddish-orange shade. The only downside to this lipstick is the smell. It has kind of a fake plastic-y smell, but I love the colors so much I don't let the scent bother me. These lipsticks are great to try if you're looking for more affordable dupes for some of MAC's recent best-selling shades.
MAC Fire Sign is a lipstick that came out with the Heavenly Creatures Collection earlier this summer. As a Lustre, it has a semi-sheer finish and the color can be built up to be more pigmented and vibrant. It's a sheer red that can be worn every day. This lipstick is for those who are looking to wear a red lip but don't want too strong or opaque of a color or are looking for a nice alternative to a classic red lipstick. Fire Sign is a wearable, less intimidating red with a hint of pink. I would actually give it 4.2 or 4.3 stars.
When this blush first came out with the MAC Style Seeker Collection, I wasn't all that impressed initially. It just looked like yet another peachy-coral-pinkish blush to me. What was so different about it? Then I swatched the shade...and thought I absolutely had to get it. It's a peachy-coral-pinkish shade all right but it's bright and soft at the same time and it gives your cheeks a bit of a sheen when applied. Although MAC probably has lots of peachy-coral-pink shades, this one is unique somehow and very pretty. Since it's on the lighter side, I would say it suits fair to medium skintones best. I would probably give this 4.5 stars.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - The Mystic's Kiss (Project Runway)
lovely520 10/3/2012 2:58:00 AM
The Mystic's Kiss is another great lipstick from the L'Oreal fall 2012 Project Runway Collection. It looks like a very deep, dark, vampy eggplant shade in the tube but when swatched, is more of a wearable deep berry shade. On the lips, it goes on a fuchsia-berry shade that is nowhere near as dark or intense as the lipstick looks in the tube. The lipstick is highly pigmented and unlike the other lipsticks in this collection, doesn't have a metallic finish. This shade is an ideal deep shade for fall.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - The Queen's Kiss (Project Runway Collection)
lovely520 10/3/2012 2:45:00 AM
The Queen's Kiss is a lipstick from L'Oreal's fall Project Runway Collection 2012. It's a metallic berry shade with hints of pink and fuchsia. I find this lipstick very pigmented and not the most easily dupe-able shade, especially for a drugstore lipstick. It's a bit pricy for a drugstore lipstick as it costs about $10 and up at your local drugstore. The one downside about this lipstick is that it has a lipstick-y smell to it that some may find unpleasant. But other than that, the color is quite pretty and ideal for the transition from summer to fall.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - The Muse's Kiss (Project Runway Collection)
lovely520 10/3/2012 2:38:00 AM
The Muse's Kiss is one of four new, limited edition lipsticks from the fall 2012 Project Runway Collection from L'Oreal. This lipstick is a pretty shade for summer/fall and fairly unique, in my opinion. It's a metallic shade of coral with a slight hint of pink and gold to it. It's a pigmented lipstick and can be built up to be a somewhat bold shade. At about $10.49 at your local Walgreens, it can be a bit expensive for a drugstore lipstick, but is worth the splurge for such a beautiful, unique color.
I wasn't originally planning on buying Quick Sizzle from the Shop MAC Cook MAC collection...to me, it seemed like an intimidatingly bright color. I don't have any other colors like this in my collection and I usually stay away from bright hot pinks...but this one I couldn't pass up for some reason. When I swatched it, I thought it was quite pretty, although definitely not for the shy...Quick Sizzle is a bright, bright hot pink with a hint of fushcia. It's a bold lipstick color, that's for sure. While I like the color, I'm not sure I would buy it again or buy any other shades similar to this. One bright, bright hot pink is enough to last me for a while...I would actually give this 4.5 stars.
When this collection first came out and I saw swatches of Watch Me Simmer, I knew I had to have it. I missed out on the bright lipsticks from the Iris Apfel collection...so I knew I had to snatch this one up. And I'm happy I did so. I don't own any other color like Watch Me Simmer (except Force of Love, which I bought after)...it's a beautiful bright pink-coral color, more coral than pink to me, though. As an amplified finish, it's very pigmented and creamy and has a sheen to it. It's the kind of color that brightens up your face and is a fun lipstick shade for spring and summer. I wear this a bit toned down with darker pink lipliner and rub my lips together to blend the color together. All in all, a beautiful color and I'm happy I got it.
Force of Love is one of the newer lipsticks that's out from MAC's Chen Man Love & Water collection. It sold out right away, like many of the lipsticks in the previous collections. Force of Love is another bright, colorful, pinky-coral lipstick from MAC--this shade and others like it seem to be in very high demand right now--they keep selling out. Force of Love is similar to Watch Me Simmer from the Shop MAC Cook MAC collection but it has a matte finish and on me, is more pink than coral. Watch Me Simmer also has a bit of a sheen to it. I would say Watch Me Simmer is more coral-orange but both lipsticks have that bright pinky-coral thing going on. I would say this lipstick is so bright, it looks slightly neon. But it's a beautiful spring color and I tone the shade down a little by wearing it with a darker pink lipliner and then rubbing my lips together to blend the color. The only negative thing I can say about this lipstick is as a matte, it's very, very drying on my lips. I'd recommend wearing a lip balm underneath or some kind of gloss on top to keep lips moisturized.
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Megashield Lip Color SPF 15
lovely520 1/29/2012 5:31:00 PM
I bought 4 of these: Salsa Lessons, That's Berry Beautiful, Lolly Popstar, and Ring Around the Rosy. These are creamy, lightweight lipsticks and for the affordable price of about $1.99, it was hard to pass up. Salsa Lessons is a bright reddish-orange shade, That's Berry Beautiful is a berry-red shade (hence the name), Lolly Popstar is a bright, cool watermelon pink shade that's slightly frosty, and Ring Around the Rosy is a medium brown shade. These are all pretty pigmented and moisturizing on the lips--and not a balm as one might think. I do have one complaint, though, which is the packaging. Some of these lipsticks were very hard to open due to all the plastic surrounding it and the casing itself seems rather cheap and flimsy to me. When putting the cap back on, you do have to be careful not to accidentally hit the lipstick. Otherwise, it's a pretty good product for the low price. There are also a wide variety of shades to choose from.
I absolutely love this blush from the MAC Naturally collection. Early Morning is a gorgeous shade of darkened peachy-coral with no shimmer or sparkle. It's very pigmented and you don't need to put on a lot. The texture is very smooth and silky, like a lot of MAC Mineralize blushes. I don't have any other colors like this in my collection. I would recommend this more for warm or slightly tan complexions since it may look a bit too orange on very fair or pinkish complexions.