Notes: Coriander Leaves, Blood Orange, Cardamom, Jasmine, Violet Leaves, Carrot Seed Oil, Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla. The first time I wore this, the first few minutes i smelled like pink lemonade. It's sweet but not sickeningly sweet like Aqualina Pink Sugar (yuck). You can really smell the orange notes and then the florals come out later. It's full of sweet surprises. It's a sweet and fresh scent that's not over powering. It's my favorite perfume of the moment. I really enjoy it and will repurchase in the future. Plus the light pink bottle is so pretty!
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Lust
miotiramisu 11/27/2007 2:44:00 AM
If you're a big fan of pencil eyeliners you have got to check out any of the 24-7 glide on pencils. "Lust" is a deep grape purple with micro sparkles. You can hardly tell there are any in the product once applied on though. The texture is super smooth and glides on without tugging. When I first tested this on, I thought the eyeliner would smear quickly because it was so smooth and creamy but I was so wrong! This beautiful liner stayed on the whole day without smudging or smearing. The shade Lust is a nice purple to line above lashes or on the bottom. If you're tired of using black for a smoky eye, Lust is a beautiful one for that too. It's such a romantic color and it looks lovely on brown eyes. It's so versatile because I can use it lightly for a day look and heavily at night for a more dramatic liner. I got this in the travel size set of 5 different colored liners for 29 USD. The colors included Lucky (Copper), Zero (Black), Covet (Green), Electric (Aquamarine), Lust (Purple). Each shade has the same quality and texture and for the price. They're super pigmented so you need only to glide on once. Staying power is superb and color is such a must have purple!
This is my favorite blending brush to use to even out eye shadows and giving them an airbrushed look. I find it far more soft than my MAC eye brushes. If you want a brush that's perfect for blending a smoky eye, this is it! Even with very intense pigments, the brush gives you full control. It will make your eye make up look flawless! The price is 28 USD. The handle is red which is so pretty IMO. I've used POUT, MAC, Bare Escentuals make up brushes and I'm liking Smashbox much more now!
Cognac is a pretty sheer brown shimmer that is ideal for a neutral look but can be paired with any eye shadow. It's wonderful when applied on the crease as it looks so natural and just gives eyes a little more depth. The eye shadow is silky and super easy to blend. The pigment is nice and is packed with sparkle but not so much like Urban Decay. It stays on long on top of Urban Decay's Primer Potion. I got this eye shadow at Ulta on their 3 for $10 sale. It's a great deal and the amount is generous and would last for a long time. It's definitely a repurchase for me.
Granite is such the perfect color for doing a soft smoky eye look. In the pan it looks like a matte navy blue but when applied on, you can see there are little shimmers. I pair Granite with Luna (a golden shimmery dark blue), and the duo looks amazing together. The texture of this eye shadow is silky which makes it super easy to blend. I prefer Granite over Urban Decay's Oil Slick e/s. It seems like UD has big fat chunks of glitter that fall all over the bottom of eye area. I'm always so afraid of blending when applying UD e/s. Granite is so much better.
What a gem!
I, like other girls normally don't wear green eye shadows because it gives me a washed out look. This eye shadows really changed it for me. Golden Olive is an earthy metallic green. It's shimmery but not so much. It's pigment is okay compared to other higher end brands but I actually prefer this because I never have to worry about applying too much. If I want more pigment I can add a little more. I apply Golden Olive as a crease on the outer corn of the eye and then apply Ulta's Chianti e/s as an all over lid wash. The shimmery purple of Chianti goes so well with Golden Olive on my NC40 skin tone. It's quickly becoming my favorite green eyeshadow. I'll be repurchasing this if I ever run out. I got such a great deal on Ulta e/s on their 3 for $10 sale.
"Summer" is a sheer pink eye shadow packed with gold shimmers that gives eyes a soft glow. The name goes so well with this pretty shadow because the golden sparkles reminds me of golden summer sunsets. It's great as a simple eyewash and you can even use this for a smoky eye look by blending a darker brown on the crease. I got such a great deal on this shadow at the Ulta store- 3 e/s for $10. The staying powder is great when worn with Urban Decay's Primer Potion underneath. I wore this the whole night and there is no creasing. Now that I know how great Ulta's eye shadows are, I can't wait to go back and get more.
This is one of the most sultry, sexy, and soft metallic shadows I own. The texture of Chianti is silky which makes is so easy to blend. In the pan, it looks like a dark magenta pink and when applied on, it's a soft metallic burgundy pink. If you're looking for a seductive color to pair with a your browns and greens, this is it! I pair this with Ulta's golden olive, an earthy metallic green and they both look so nice together. It's such a versatile color because it would look good as a smoky eye too. Overall, Chianti is a gorgeous color I'd repurchase again if I ran out. I got this for a great sale price at Ulta
3 for $10. What a deal!
In the pan, Luna looks like a dark matte blue but when applied, it's actually a more dream like starry blue. Luna is a sheer sparkle midnight blue that works great on a smoky eye. The texture is super soft and easy to blend. To get that smoky eye look, I apply this as a wash on the eyelid and use Ulta's Granite e/s on the crease. The gold sparkle in this eyeshadow is not chunky like an Urban Decay eye shadow but the gold is rather bright and shimmery which makes this blue a perfect wash for a night out.
I totally disagree with FireFlyglow. Capri is a shade that appears as a sheer nude but on lips it's the prettiest sheer light pink shade. The formula is moisturizing and has no funky rose fragrance or waxy scents. For reference I'm an NC-40. On days when I want to do a very natural make up, I'd reach for Capri or Penelope. Capri gives me more pinkish nude look which I love. I bought this at ULTA for $18.
Penelope is a take-anywhere lipstick with the perfect light rose/sunset pink color. The creme formula is moisturizing and leaves your lips soft with no waxy fragrance weird rosy scents. The color stays on so long and for $18 it's such a great buy. I am in love with this shade.. it gives me a happy-go- lucky-pretty girl next door next girl type of feeling. It's definitely something you can wear on a night out, on a romantic date or afternoon tea with friends. If you're looking for a neutral (not nude) type of lipstick you can wear with anything, this would be it. I'm thinking about buying an extra 1 for traveling or to keep in my clutch. CON: the only con about Lola lipsticks is the packaging which comes with a little flip out mirror attached to the side of the top. Even though the concept is pretty cool, sometimes the plastic cap inside the top becomes loose and it's just a hassle to put it back together. But because I love Penelop so much, I'd repurchase anyway.
This has quickly become my holy grail loose powder. Now that I've found it, I cannot imagine living without it. I'm an NC-40 and currently using the the shade "Ray". You can apply this lightly or heavily and the finish will still look airbrushed which goes to show how fine milled this powder is. In the past, I've experimented with other powders such as LORAC, Cle de Peau, Bare Escentuals, and all incomparable to Chantecaille. While I really loved Cle de Peau's quality, I felt like the main ingredient (TALC) severely irritated my skin and caused it to itch and feel uncomfortable. Even though it claimed to be a translucent loose powder, the product still contained a little pink, so if you applied the powder too heavily, you'd get a pinkish cast over your make up. For $99 it was a total waste of my money. Chantecaille is half the price and contains no trace of Talc. The quality is superb if not better and it comes in 3 shades to adjust to your skin. I love the flat but round aluminum container. It really stands out in the make up stash. I usually sift some powder onto the top of the container and swift my powder brush to make sure no product spills over. It comes with a white puff but I find that using a powder brush gives me better results. Unless you're allergic to Bismuth, this powder is a must have and I'd recommend this to anyone who loves a high quality loose powder.
I'm an NC-40 with combination skin.
I use BB's Light Bronzer for couture and a light blush for a warm glow in the fall and winter. I really don't know how this would look on fair skin tones but if you're tanned and already have yellow tones in your skin, this bronzer will bring out the best of the flush already in your cheeks. It makes me feel like a glowy on the beach Baywatch girl. lol It's a kind of glow I can't really describe because it doesn't appear orange on me at all yet gives me a sun-kissed look.
All Prestige's liquid eyeliners come in a small tube with a thin long handle. The applicator is a felt tip which helps produce a perfect stroke. I prefer the felt tip than the brush type in other liners. The black/brown shade is great for doing a cat eye. I got this for $5 at ULTA which is a very reasonable price. The eye liner stays put and does not smear. If you're looking for a matte liquid eyeliner, this is it! I'd repurchase and will go back to collect all the other fun shades available.
I'm an NC40 with combination skin. I'm using the shade "Naturel" and it's a perfect match! Teint Innocence is a sheer foundation with light coverage. It left my face looking fresh and glowy but best of all, it looked like my own skin but 10x better. The consistency of the foundation makes it so easy to blend into skin and the finish is a fresh glowing face. I use this every day and always dust off with Chantecaille loose powder. My face looks airbrushed or photoshopped when I wear these two together. It cost me $42.50 at Macy's and as expensive as it is, the results are worth it. The color match is good and it's so light that my skin feel like there's hardly anything on it. and Yes, I'd definitely repurchase again.