This is a light, ever-so-slightly warm "doll" pink color. I am in between an NC15 and NC20 (fair) and I have to be careful not to over apply because it will look chalky. It's matte as matte can be. I like it but I prefer pink swoon. I think this would be super chalky on even slightly darker skin.
Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand - Parissa - Strip Free Hot Wax - Short Coarse Hair
media_cookie 9/14/2012 12:08:00 AM
I'm with the reviewer below. This stuff used to be amazing. I learned to wax my eyebrows to perfection with the old green formula. I just got a new box and it's blue and sticky and never hardens. It's a runny mess and gets everywhere. It's like pulling off elmers glue (a globby, sticky mess). What a bummer. I hope they didn't change the formula forever...If you can get your hands on their standard Green for coarse hair. it's awesome.
Lip Gloss -MAC - Wrong Spell Lipglass ( Venomous Villains )
media_cookie 9/30/2010 4:57:00 PM
For reference I am between an NC15 and NC20 with very light lip pigmentation. This is a blackened cooler toned plum on me, no orange or red. It's almost like a purpley charcoal. I'm guessing its my pale lips that are keeping this from turning brown because I've seen temptalias pics and her swatch looks brown, but i'm not seeing brown on me. Anyway, Great pigmentation and when sheered out it gives me a similar look to Tux Deluxe lipglass if anyone remembers that (sheer black). Definitely not for everyone but I like it. I won't be wearing it to work......but I like it :-)
Fragrances -Coty - Harajuku Lovers Sunshine Cuties G
media_cookie 5/8/2010 11:21:00 PM
This bottle is adorable and the scent is nice but nothing unique. I think someone would have to love musk to enjoy this, At first spray I smell musk, peach, tonka and maybe a little vanilla. The drydown is peach and musk for a quite a while, very summery and a little "shampoo" like, but for me the lingering scent is pure powdery musk. The scent lasts a very, very long time which is fine with me because I like musk :-) It's a fun, summer scent but not something I'd repurchase.
Beautiful pinky coral. I'm NC20 and this doesn't look like Orgasm on me, it's more vivid and more "coral" where Orgasm is more light peach and almost frosty. Maybe on darker skintones its similar but not on me. I've been using this blush for a couple of months now and really like it. The color is true and buildable and it's nicely pigmented and doesn't streak at all. The lasting power on this is phenomenal (MAC blushes last about 6 hours on my combo skin for reference). It has a soft, smooth shimmer to it and thankfully the sparkles I see in the pan don't show up on my cheeks. This is a fantastic color for summer. I wish TT had more shades to choose from as this was the only one that caught my eye.
I'm NC20 and bought this in Beige Praline 02 which is a great match. light neutral with yellow tones. I am a HUGE fan of Diorskin Nude foundation and a huge Dior fan overall. The pros of this powder are that it has a nice lightweight, natural looking finish that manages to make my skin look glowy and even. Cons: I don't like the addition of contour color (soft rosy pink) and highlighter included in the compact. . I want a finishing powder, not a light blush and highlighter too (since these 2 are in there it makes the actual face powder very small). there is no way I can swirl the three without looking too pinky beige. the pink it nice to dust over the cheeks but I really don't need it since I usually wear blush anyway. the highlighter is nice and subtle and quite pretty but I have other highlighters I use so it's not needed. The foundation powder is great and i love the neutral, slightly yellow color for my skintone but the section of powder itself is quite small so its not worthwhile for me to re-purchase. Also, I hate the packaging. It's a bulky, square fingerprint magnet and since the bottom is clear, you can see all the powder residue in the brush compartment. It's just messy looking.
Beautiful shimmery bronzey brown. as an e/s I don't love it since it loses some of its shimmer when blended out, but as a solid base or eyeliner it's great. Really compliments blue eyes and doesn't fade. Dries almost instantly so it's imperative to work fast. (I have to make sure my skin doesn't have any foundation or eye cream on first because then it doesn't dry). 2 coats gives a nice intense color.
Gorgeous BRIGHT shimmery hot pink orange. very flattering on my NC20 skin (black hair, blue eyes) looks great with simple e/s and black winged liner. Also looks good over VG Gaga. I wish this didn't have the pink glitter in it but the color is so pretty I'll deal with it. Very pigmented and moisturizing but the glitter can travel.
Lipstick -Tarina Tarantino - Conditioning Lip Sheen - Showroom
media_cookie 3/22/2010 1:51:00 AM
On me, NC20 with almost no lip pigmentation, this is a beautiful pastel pink coral. Similar is texture to Mac's Lustre's and the color reminds me of Victorian without the frost. Excellent color payoff for me but I noticed after exfoliating that my lips were redder than normal and this did not cover them at all. I think girls with pigmented lips might not love this one. I'm pretty sure this is the color that was used in the original promos (pink bob girl) possibly with neon Vanity lip gloss over it.
Eye Shadow -Tarina Tarantino - Eye Dream Hypershadow - Chain
media_cookie 3/12/2010 2:03:00 PM
Me: NC20ish, blue eyes. This color is a shimmery midtone pewter, This is really pigmentedand the texture is soft and is similar to Dior and some of the softer UD shadows. Very easy to use and blend because it's so pigmented and easy to get on my brush. I don't see any glitter in this, just shimmer. It's very pretty.
I'm approx NC20 and I ordered this in #6.The color is very pretty; a pinky salmon (pink/orange) color This is easy to apply sheerly and dries like a second skin which is cool. It really looks natural and I can see my freckles through it. There is no obvious "product" residue on my skin. When I try to get more color though, I have to tap it on and it's too easy to achieve splotchiness that way (parts of the same appication seem to slide around while other areas don't). Doing 2 separate thin layers works well but I never achieve the creamy color in the container. It's a very "clear" salmon shade. Color lasts throughout the day on me (combo oily). Overall I like it. It's definitely more liquid than cream and not sticky at all. The color is gorgeous, but I can see me possibly getting burned out on the application.
Over is very flattering on my NC20 skin. It's a bright creamy light coral. Nothing neutral or muddy about it. it's darker/brighter than Obey. I don't agree its the same as Brink though as i have both and Brink is more muted (like Over's more neutral cousin). Over really brightens up my face and looks fantastic mixed with MAC's Impassioned lipstick. Over is extremely pigmented and has no shimmer or glitter, in fact it's quite matte. I find illamasquas lipsticks extremely drying so I have to wear a lipbalm underneath. This has the added benefit of not letting the lippie sink into every line.
This is a fantastic bright, orange. flattering on my NC20 skin. Brightens my face and makes my eyes look so blue. This is a frost but i don't see much frost in it. I love that it doesn't dry out my lips. It feels great and the color lasts several hours before a touch up is needed.
Shampoo -Philip B. - Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo
media_cookie 2/12/2010 7:02:00 PM
Me: Long, layered, dyed black hair, fine but a lot of it, always looking for something to help with volume. RA smells incredible. I love amber and if you love Amber you will loooove this. The scent lasts all day too. If you donít like amber?Öwell, the scent lasts all day. The texture is exactly like rubber cement. And congeals when water first touches it but softens up the more water you add. I donít use the spatula but instead use a decent size ďscoopĒ by hand. My intention was to use the RA for 7 full days but for me that didnít work out so well. The first two days I used the RA and left it on for 5 minutes, maybe a little bit longer and just my usual Terax Crema conditioner on the ends and my hair was great. It was bouncier and shinier and it held a style allll day. I didnít use any styling products because I wanted a true test (I work with 20 college age, male, software developers. I could come to work in a ball gown, clown shoes and a motorcycle helmet and no one would notice so I wasnít concerned about potential bad hair). So really, for not using any other products, this was pretty phenomenal. The third day however my hair felt heavy and limp. It was definitely a bad hair day and that night I used my Bain Satin 2 instead. Basically Russian Amber is not an everyday shampoo for me. I can use it a couple days in a row (and did that for two cycles) but itís probably better if I use it every other day. I am now using it with other products (as of yesterday) and Iím even more happy with it. My hair is so friggin shiny, and bouncy and just looks healthy. I donít think this shampoo does it all by itself but it is a really good shampoo to add to an arsenal and IMO is not just some fluffy luxury product, in fact I think itís better than the Bain 2! I gotta say though I do NOT think itís worth $140. I would gladly pay Ĺ that though as I do think itís a superior product and Philip B is really cute and Iím happy to support someone that good looking.
me: NC20 with lightly pigmented lips. this is a pinky tan on me. way too much brown. I call colors like this "office makeup". its super neutral excellent pigmentation and no shimmer or glitter. smooth and matte but not as dry as some of their other lipsticks (my lips dry out very easily so I do use a lip balm underneath). Soft scent, kind of sweet. I'm a fan of illamasqua lipsticks. just not this color.