This is quite simply the best lipgloss for my skin that I have every tried. It looks so frighteningly bright in the tube, but it goes on subtly--an apricot/tangerine color with red and coral in it. It's highly glossy, and in a ladylike, complementary way, very dramatic. I plan on repurchasing. Lasting power is OK, and it is tacky texture-wise, but since I like tacky lipglosses, I have no complaints.
I really love both the color and quality of this lip gloss. It goes on a VERY bright red with a hint of orange in it, and looks beautiful layered over a darker red lip color, as well as on its own (prepare to turn heads, though! It gets a lot of attention!) As for the quality, NARS lip products are, in my opinion, simply unbeatable. This lipstick is only the tiniest bit sticky, feels light on my lips, lasts well, and doesn't smear or run as easily as my MAC lipglass does. I highly recommend it.
Mascara -Shu Uemura - Mascara Basic [DISCONTINUED]
melpomene 5/26/2004 12:44:00 AM
I am completely in love with this mascara--it has officially become my HG. It's designed to look completely natural, and it does. Wearing this, I don't look even remotely like I'm wearing mascara; rather, I seem to naturally have long, black, pretty lashes. The staying power on this is amazing! Even now, at 10:00 pm, this looks the same as when I applied it twelve hours ago. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I haven't had any problems taking it off at night--soap and water seems to do the trick. One caveat: if you're into dramatic mascara, this is NOT the one for you. It gives a natural, wide eyed look, but if you're looking for unsubtle, Shu isn't the way to go. Other than that, I highly recommend it!
I just received this in swap, and while I like it, I don't love it. It's neither brown nor plum on me, but, rather, is a faintly berry-colored lipstick with a lot of bronze in it. Too much bronze, actually. It doesn't look great on full lips because of the intensity of the bronze shimmer--it makes lips look big. And the bronze really isn't that flattering--it seems to make my face look pale and withdrawn, even with my warm coloring. I'll keep this, but I wouldn't get it again.
Someone sent this to me as a RAOK, and it's absolutely beautiful. It looks scarily dark in the tube, like a dark berry brown, but this goes on beautifully light and sheer--the color your lips might turn after a glass of red wine. A slight, very glossy berryish tint that looks exquisite on my LLL skin. It's sticky in texture, but very light, and lasts well.
I've been really impressed with BB eye shadows. I have Espresso, which I use with a push brush to line my eyes, and it lasts for hours! I really want more! The color selection isn't that adventurous, but for neutral fanatics like me, it doesn't get better than this!
I've generally had good luck with this mascara, which isn't volumizing or anything (you need a different product if that's your goal) but it makes for beautiful, long lashes. Give it a while to dry--it takes several minutes, and it doesn't look good until it's dry.
Yeah, the packaging is a pain in the butt, and yeah, it's really expensive, but this stuff is the most amazing eyeshadow I've ever used--vivid, smooth, and (despite the fact that my eye makeup ALWAYS creases/runs/smudges on me) amazingly smudge-proof. I own this in ME Brown 885, which isn't actually brown, it's a sort of fuschia/raspberry color with a subdued metallic tone that I MUST recommend for anyone with hazel eyes--they make mine look bright green!
I've had huge problems with this eyeliner. I have it in Stray Dog, and it inevitably gives me major raccoon eyes a couple of hours later. It might work for some people, but if you have the sort of skin that makeup fades/creases/blurs on easily, I really would stay away from this.
The Juicy Rouge is pretty and long-lasting--I got it in Brownie, which wasn't really brown at all--very, very subtle. However, the sheer color is great for daytime--very elegant, and extraordinarily long-lasting.