This shade -- a pale metallic (of course) golden pink -- straight from the tube is far too pale on me, and comes off looking like a frosty pale pink that clashes with my warm coloring. However, I salvaged it by mixing it with my darker Glossimer Extremes, which resulted in some lovely combinations. I do not recommend purchasing this, but if you already have it and cannot swap it, then try mixing it with other lipcolors/glosses.
I am in the minority, but I happen to like these, although judging by the reviews here, I am of the opinion that Chanel should not have launched these in the Glossimer line. They have nothing really to do with Glossimers, except that they share the same packaging. The texture is indeed more like a liquid lipstick, and the metallic nature results in a dry product; however, I use lip balm underneath and top it with gloss, so the dryness is not a problem for me.
Mystic is a burnished, coppery rose that may be worn full on for an intense mouth or blotted for a pretty, shimmery rose effect. You only need to use a tiny bit, and as others have noted, it is extremely long-wearing. so one tube will last a very long time. These are similar to MAC Lipmixes in that they can easily be mixed with one another to create new shades, and I look forward to buying more to play with.
This is an absolutely beautiful blush. The shade is a very wearable peach with a bit of gold shimmer, but not much. In fact, I was skeptical when I first saw the shade, because I was afraid that the small amount of shimmer would look like random pieces of microglitter on my cheeks. Quite the contrary, the shimmer is not easily perceptible, yet it results in a natural, soft blush not unlike the glow within usually achieved by a cream blush. The best thing, however, is the lasting ability. I can put this on the morning and 16 hours later, it still looks as vibrant as it did when first applied. I have worn this one every day since I purchased it, and now I am determined to try the other warm Armani blushes. Highly recommended.
Liquid -Giorgio Armani - Matte Silk Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
manon 5/31/2003 2:24:00 PM
I never would have thought to try this foundation but for the reviews here. Although my normal-to-dry skin does become normal-to-oily in the summer, I avoid matte foundations because my past experience involved heavy and/or unnatural results. Armani, however, has produced a matte foundation that is both sheer and natural-looking. The texture allows it to wear beautifully, as it melds into the skin and does not pull away like the LSF as the day wears on. As others have noted, the shades are different from those of the LSF, so be sure to get various samples before purchasing. I wear #4 in LSF, and the SA matched me with #5.5, which is a shade darker and a tad peachier. She confided that all the shades are a bit peachy, unfortunately. The bottle shows a slight redesign, as well, with the pump dispenser elongated so that the foundation does not well up in the mechanism, and the glass is strangely opaque and shimmery, so that it is impossible to tell exactly how much is in there. Overall, a very nice foundation, but I have to knock off a lipstick for the strangely peachy shades.
ETA: I stopped wearing this and returned to RMK 102, because 5.5 is just too dark and peachy for me. I recently obtained samples of 4.5 and 5, and shall report on those shortly.
I have to add my raves for this one. Starlight is a gorgeous clear gloss with silvery shimmer that ends up looking like a very shiny gloss with a subtle sparkle -- not garish at all. Very lovely!
This is just beautiful! An opaque brownish red with subtle red shimmer, Prima Donna is perfect for someone looking for a wearable red gloss that is not super shiny. Star gloss has a gel texture similar to Chanel Glossimers, so although it does not last as long as sticky glosses like MAC, it is more comfortable to wear.
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Addict Lip Gloss- A Feast of Plums-781
manon 5/16/2003 6:03:00 PM
I agree with PeggyA -- this shade is not what I expected at all, either. It is definitely more bronze than plum, and although it has violet shimmer in the tube, it does not show up at all on my lips. Applied normally, the result is difficult to describe -- sort of a brownish berry with subtle coppery shimmer. Blotted, the result is YLBB with golden, coppery shimmer. Either way, the gloss is very pretty, and although it does have a floral scent, it is not so much that it bothers me.
This one is just called Twisted now. Perhaps there was a trademark dispute like there was with Iron Maiden Lipgunk. If you are looking for a sparkly gold eyeshadow, then you might like this one. I am a bit disappointed, as the pigment is not strong, therefore I have to layer it, which makes it really sparkly. It looks nice at night, but is a bit much in the daytime.
I'm afraid that I am in the minority on this one. Torrid is too coral and too pigmented for my fair olive complexion. Even the lightest swipe doesn't look natural -- it's just too orange for me. I much prefer Deep Throat.
Deep throat has surpassed Orgasm as my favorite NARS blush. It is a light warm pink with subtle gold shimmer -- not nearly as shimmery nor as peachy as Orgasm -- that looks quite natural and pretty on my pale olive complexion.
An absolutely gorgeous blush! Mystery is a shimmery rosy bronze that applies beautifully and lasts all day. Like most Chanel products, the quality is exemplary but the price tag ridiculously high. I have been wearing it as a bronzer, but I suppose it would work as a straightforward blush, if you like brownish blushes. Sometimes I add NARS Deep Throat on the apples of my cheeks for a subtle pinky peach pop, and the combination is quite natural and flattering.
Peach is my favorite BP gloss, after Pearl. The shade is a shimmery pinky nude, which is nice either alone for a subtle nude lip, or over a darker lipstick to tone it down.
A nice, non-shimmery sheer berry gloss, and not too cool-toned for my warm complexion, either. Like all BP glosses, it is sticky, but not as sticky as MAC Lipglass, and quite long lasting.
Hmm, this one looks orange with orange shimmer (although it is extremely sheer on the lips), so I wonder what the Orange BP gloss looks like. Apricot doesn't really do anything for me, but my lips are pretty pigmented, so that may be a factor. For pure shimmery shine, I much prefer Pearl.
I have all of the Baby Pink glosses except Orange, but Pearl is the only one that I truly love. It is a clear gloss with iridescent glimmer that creates a wonderfully shiny look without being as sticky as MAC Lipglass (although it is sticky). I just had a wonderful swapper CP four more for me, so that I will always have some on hand.