Fell for cute packaging. Not impressed. Back it will go. Hardly gave me volume and definitely not lengthening which is fine since it's advertised for volume but dang would've been nice. It looked like I had 6 lashes.
If it were on sale Id buy divine again. Its a magenta opaque lipstick no frost at all which attracted me and I dont find the formula drying but it does stain the lips for sure. Oh well I adore long lasting products and this is a very original color! Love it. NC50 Mac for reference.
Bronzers -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish - Golden Lariat
nicoleh619 3/19/2011 8:31:00 PM
I would buy golden lariat again but its so huge I doubt I will ever need to. I loveeeeee these colors . I'm a nc50 with golden undertones and a teeny bit of red too, this msf has a golden highlight, a coral sorta orangey blush, and a midtone brownish powder that i personally dont like to contour with but if you are fair to tannish i can see it working as a highlight for you. I tried using it as a blending eyeshadow it can work but its very warm so I would only use it with certain looks.Anyway I'm getting my spring/summer makeup ready and ladies let me just say Ive used golden lariat msf with rock and republics immoral, macs ambering rose, peachykeen, raisin and omggggggg what a beautiful look it makes. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the golden side the best and agree with the reviewer that said it makes a fabulous inner eye highlight OMG. Anyway I hate rambling so if you can snatch it up do so!
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Matte in Smoked Peach 013
nicoleh619 3/19/2011 8:12:00 PM
I would buy smoked peach again if it were on sale. I loveeeeee this color. I'm a nc50 with golden undertones and a teeny bit of red too, this color is fabulous its a true peach as all other reviews have expressed. The formula is matte, slightly drying but i put a dab of gloss in the center of my lips for highlight anyway. I have rarely if ever worn a matte l/s alone because I dont like to dry out my lips (theyre very sensitive). Anyway I'm getting my spring/summer makeup ready and ladies let me just say some smoked peach with a beautiful blush say my fave right now to go with this lippie are rock and republics immoral, macs ambering rose, peachykeen, or golden lariat msf and also milanis baked blush in corralina omggggggg what a beautiful look any of these would make with a cat eye and lashes!!! Go for it :-)
Stick -Black Opal - True Color Creme Stick Foundation
nicoleh619 3/2/2011 12:35:00 AM
This BO foundation stick comes in an abundance of shades well suited to us brown women. Sam Fine and many other top mua's have recommended this product. First off I do believe there is a learning curve to this foundation and maybe ALL foundation sticks. Its extremely creamy (good for blendability, bad for transferring). People please take the time to use a good primer (a must with any foundation I feel) and please learn to set your foundation properly with powder! I'm not yelling sorry just offering advice. I do use have this foundation in my kit because simply put it works. I do feel its better suited to dryer skin types. I put this foundation on today around 9am and I'm typing this review at 12:25am (15hrs later)....and its still on and I look glowy not gross. Mind you I set my foundation stick by patting the skin with a good powder puff then letting the powder really soak up all the oils from the foundation. I brush off any excess powder after letting the powder "set" for 10-15 mins. So my advice is to please take the time and make sure you are using the product correctly and also if your'e an oil slick to begin with this is probably not the foundation for you but that doesn't make it bad by any means. I do agree with the reviewer who said they should really make it oil free. Also I have used it on clients and had no problems but again know your skin type. I have the shades heavenly honey, beautiful bronze, truly topaz, etc.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
nicoleh619 2/23/2011 12:05:00 AM
Absolutely gorgeous golden sheen! I'm a mac nc50/ bobbi brown warm almond and this looks amazing on my skin tone. I dust it lightly on cheekbones, forehead, bridge of nose and give it a few mins to settle with my facial oils it looks beautiful. You will not be disappointed!! Pricey worth every penny :-)
Not the best peach for my skin tone. Had frost (not usually a fan of frost in my l/s) and it was orangy. I wouldn't purchase it again being a nc50 skin tone, however it isn't a bad lipstick so if you are lighter or fairer complexion go for it, if you like the color.
I'll keep this simple. I do love revlon colorburst ls (nice formula) however I wasnt so sure as to this color because I don't usually trust lipstick that I cant see in the packaging. Having to go by the cap color only scares me. I wish they would make testers...but that's another story. Onto mauve, IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! I was sleeping on this color. Its a lovely darker pink neutral with a pretty sheen to it. Sheen not glitter.This would be very daytime appropriate in corporate setting and a nighttime stunner with the right gloss over it/or a casual weekend shopping look. Its versatility is what makes me give this 5 stars!!!! Its gorgeous end of story. I'm a mac nc50 and this color matches the inside of my lip which may be what makes it look so natural on me. I think it would work with several skin tones.
I'll keep this simple. I do love revlon colorburst ls (nice formula) however I wasnt so sure as to this color because I don't usually trust lipstick that I cant see in the packaging. Having to go by the cap color only scares me. I wish they would make testers...but that's another story. Onto hazelnut, IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! I was sleeping on this color. Its a lovely beige brown pink neutral with a pretty sheen to it. Sheen not glitter.This would be very daytime appropriate in corporate setting and a nighttime stunner with the right gloss over it/or a casual weekend shopping look. Its versatility is what makes me give this 5 stars!!!! Its gorgeous end of story. I'm a mac nc50 however I know this is a wearable color for almost all complexions.
Just wanted to add my 2cents for all the brown ladies out there. I LOVVEEE ever hip. Its definitely not an opaque coral color but I like that about it. Sometimes when a color is so opaque out the tube and bright color it can look clowny. Ever hip is very easy to wear as a day to day color or as a summer fave. I wear a clear gloss over it and I've also spiced it up with macs cork, nyx hot chocolate, and nyx cappucino lipliners and sometimes a dab of beauty rush glosses ny victorias secret amp this lippie up for night time.
I would absoutely buy again...if I got a BOGO from CVS like I did again.Its a very pretty blue toned pink (very cool) not drying but I use lip blam under everything i put on my lips period....If its too cool for you pair it with a golden pink lip gloss like MACs pinkarat or if you like that MAC lavender whip look pair it with a blue lipgloss ( I have paired it with a baby blue one from VS and Milanis movie star 3D gloss!!! HOTTT as hell for going out...yes. Super pretty! Im a MAC NC50 it looks gorgeous IRL although in pictures it looks very lavender bluishso if I were going to take pics I would use this very lightly just my advice.
Lip Gloss -Milani - 3D Glitzy Glamour - Movie Star
nicoleh619 2/21/2010 1:04:00 AM
Movie Star is BLUE lipgloss! My first thought was could it be like comet blue MAC dazzlegass? All I know this is HAWTTTT so pretty tons of microglitter but no nasty gritty feeling and a slight vanilla scent and nooooo taste! It looks gorgeous over any sort of pink and even by itself. I have used it over pink noveau by MAC and Revlons pink pout....super duper pretty. MAC NC 50 for reference.
Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner -Aqua
nicoleh619 2/20/2010 11:53:00 PM
I wish there was a hell yes button for repurchase! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this eyeliner ( I cant speak for all the colors but I will be buying the blackfor sure). I bought this in AQUA and its gorgeoussssssssssssnesss. Looks like MAC's teal pigment in pencil form with a little more blue in it. Doesnt budge, is so vibrant, has a metallic sheen to it and so pretty. I am lazy with my reviews ladies but today I took time to make sure I reviewed this and I had to create the review since none existed for this color. Im sure this will look gorgeous on all skintones but me being a NC50 MAC and Bobbie Brown Golden I KNOW for a fact it looks sickkkk on my WOC. So if you are tan to dark skintone I need you to stop reading this and find your nearest drugstore and buy the Aqua Liquif'eye Eyeliner asap. I will be getting many backups of this one!
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Mocktail Hour
nicoleh619 2/1/2010 5:24:00 PM
Simply gorgeous!!!! Its a neautral sparkle (seems like it woud go with anything you are wearing). I love colors like that and the shine, moisturization and overall sexy factor are on point! I'm a NC50 caramel sista so I know it will look gorg on a variety of complexions.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - HiP Concentrated Duo - Foxy #808
nicoleh619 1/25/2010 11:12:00 AM
I love this foxy duo for a natural daytime look. I agree the pink side is kinda sheer but its beautiful for a work/natural/daytime look. I use my MAC paintpot in perky from the fafi collection and it comes out gorgeous with a capital G. I got it for 2 bucks on clearance from cvs. I would buy it again at that price in a heartbeat. MAC nc50 here.