Beautiful taupey-nude. I don't mind shimmer - tend to lean in that direction...BUT this is full on glitter. Not good. Co-worker commented on my "fairy dust"... Glitter speckles on cheeks and clothes.
I really wanted to like this....I'm obsessed with the MSFs. I does leave an OBVIOUS gold/pink irredescent sheen on my light skin. I just have to be very careful in application. i.e. none on forehead/light touch/and fluffy brush. Will wear a few more times before I decide on swapping. For light tones (not fair/not medium) with pink undertones...try Northern Lights....
Lotions/ Creams -Skinceuticals - Primacy Hydra Balm
mavs_fan 6/17/2008 10:06:00 PM
Fancy vaseline. Disappointed...
I did not want to like this product. I held off for months after reading reviews - because I JUST KNEW i'd hate it. The crystal sounded like it would feel like running my finger nails against a chalk board...but it doesn't. I've been using for about a month and my nails are indeed stronger (just took off acrylics about 3 months ago). The file MAKES you only file in one direction - which we all know we should - but don't. Leave clean nail edge. Appears as if it will last a long time - which, if you think about it - makes the $8 price tag a lot easier to swallow.
Thanks much to lilylotus for shipping me some of this. Love this stuff. Use it a few times a week at night - and it is all i need. Makes my combo skin soft and bright.
Blush -Chanel - Joues Contraste - Mirage (Rose Bronze)
mavs_fan 5/30/2008 8:08:00 PM
Why don't I like this??? I typically love my Chanel products...but this one just doesn't work. I have pale skin/with hot pink pigmented cheeks (which i hate). I thought the bronze would be more prevalent in this...the bronze just seems to add dimension/highlight. The pink is a pink that doesn't work on my cool skin. (I am finding myself better served with something in the peachypink family.) And - not one to typically be bothered by scents...but the rose scent in this was off putting. Just an all-around disappointment.
Bronzers -Guerlain - Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder- Brunette 02
mavs_fan 5/30/2008 8:04:00 PM
YEAH!!!! After SO many years of wanting to own a bronzer - I have finally found one that doesn't make me look dirty!!!! When I bought this - I was so scared...as it looked SO dark in compact...but I use with huge fluffy brush and the color is so natural! I'm pretty pale/freckled/with pigmented cheeks...and I'm am just SO happy with this product! Looks good all over and on lids. Touch of shimmer - just PERFECT. If you've never been able to wear bronzer - please give this a try.
Tinted Moisturizer -BeneFit Cosmetics - You Rebel Lite Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
mavs_fan 5/30/2008 7:59:00 PM
I NEEDED this. You Rebel (regular) was WAY too dark...and this...too light. WAY too light... :( And, they are very thick/heavy. So disappointed.....
Just got this from Sephora. Love it. (Saving my "fives" for the perfect/to die for stuff.) Color = peach. But don't think Benefit's Dandelion (which made me look dirty). This is a dark peach. Looks great on my pale skin. Tones down my pink cheeks. Has a bit of pink/red. Very natural!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
mavs_fan 5/30/2008 7:48:00 PM
Love shadow primers...and the thing with this one is it seems moister/not as thick and doesn't leave the lids overly covered in a color...just a slight tint. Good stuff!
Palettes -Christian Dior - Dior Beauty Confidential
mavs_fan 4/26/2008 12:39:00 AM
As someone who CANNOT wear bronzer - this product is a dream. Beautiful color!
Beautiful stuff! On my pale skin, gives me a beautiful - natural glow. Love the ease of application. Haven't been too fond of the other Benefit boxes (Georgia, 10, etc...) but this one rocks!
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
mavs_fan 6/20/2007 2:48:00 PM
Just doesn't live up to the hype. I don't have any real "skin care issues" to resolve - so (on me), this does the same as the $30 model with swirly brush you can buy. Just a fancy - high dollar way to clean your face....
Look...some of us just weren't made to wear bronzer. I thought maybe this one would be different...but it's not. If other bronzers look dirty on your pale skin - this one will too. :( Disappointing.
Yes. This product DOES live up the hype. I'm not a mascara girl, but this goes on easy, no clumps and looks fab. Will buy again and again.