I recieved a sample of this and haven't looked for another primer since. The best way I can describe this is as a rich, creamy illuminator. It is pearlescent with a light tan pigment to it. It filled in my pores and left my skin radiant and dewy. I applied some liquid foundation and powder on top and my face was flawless. I even use it alone on my cheeks as a highlighter. The only thing I don't like is the price ($30) and the fact that this brand seems to never go on sale at Target.
Hair Color -L'Oreal - HiColor High Lift Hair Color
msdeety 2/22/2013 7:31:00 PM
I'm african -american and have natural hair that I wanted to dye a plum-purplish color. I knew I had to prelighten my jet black hair but I didn't want to use a harsh bleach and risk frying my hair so I decided to use this product to give me a little lift, and act as a base for the Manic Panic Purple Haze I planned to use. I bought the Loreal HiColor in Magenta so that when the purple faded I'd still have a nice pinky red base. The product was easy to mix, and use. I bought two tubes for my whole head and that was just enough. I did use a 20 volume developer instead of the recommended 30 because I didn't want my hair to lighten or process too fast. I wanted a slower process so that I could watch it and rinse when I was ready. I did a patch test on some balled up shed hair from my brush and after 30 minutes my sample hair turned a cranberry-ish color which was fine for me because I didn't want it too bright. I applied the Magenta Hicolor to my ends first because I know the the heat from your scalp makes your roots process quicker. After 15 minutes I then added it to my roots. The only thing that freaked me out is that when you have it in your hair it really makes everything pigmented and red so it's hard to tell how your hair is processing. I looked like Ronald McDonald with it all in my hair. I kept checking in the mirror and decided to wash it out after 20-25 minutes total. The results were a little patchy. I had some deep pink/cranberry randomly thru-out and mostly mid shaft of my length which I thought was odd. Overall my ends and about 65% of my hair was still dark. I will attribute this to my own error and fear of not using a 30 developer, and also not leaving it in long enough. I put the Manic Panic purple haze on top and I got the purple tint I wanted with some areas lighter due to the hicolor. It really just looks like I have purple highlights. I would do this again, and plan to in 6 weeks but this time I will use the 30 developer as suggested.
Nice color, it's a dark shimmery brown. I use it as a crease/outer V color.
I also bought this at my local CCO. What a great find! It's a pretty rosey pink, with subtle multi colored sparkles. It can be sheer or opaque depending on how much you apply. I like it a lot.
Very pretty dark, berry purple. The formula is really glossy which I like so it gives a nice shine. This would look really pretty on darker skin tones.
I hope this gets re-promoted by MAC because I think it's discontinued. I bought it from someone online and love it! Looking at the tube it appears to be a deep plum, but it actually goes on less pigmented. I think it's a good everday color.
Sheer sparkly red gloss. I don't wear it often as I think this is more for going out/hot date. It's very pretty layered over your favorite red lipstick.
Hands down this is the best top coat ever! The high glossy shine it gives is worth every drop.
I wasn't all that impressed with this cleanser. It's ok. It has a gold irredescent shimmer but leaves no trace of it on your face. I like the smell and it and it lathers pretty good. I just don't see any difference/improvement in my skin from using it.
This is all I use for my brows. I love that it's easy to find, and cheap. The color payoff is great, and I love the little brush on the end!
This color is a must have for me. It's a really pale goldish pink. I like to use it as a highlight and in my inner corner.
I love this Oil Sheen. It's light and gives my hair a nice shine. It smells really good too. I love that it's easy to find. If you don't have a beauty supply near you, you can get it at Walgreens or CVS.This is one of my must haves for hair.
Bronzers -LORAC - TANtalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer
msdeety 10/14/2009 12:35:00 PM
I love this product. I have NC45 skin, and it gives me a gorgeous glow!
This is a staple for me. I am African-American with a "caramel" complexion, and this complements me so well!! It looks glossy and natural, and I love that it lasts a long time too. I can put it on in the morning before work, and not have to re-apply until after lunch. Every time I run out....I go back and buy more! This is definetly one of my faves!!