Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss
premerald2 10/20/2012 3:24:00 PM
Just bought 2 of these in Mirrored Mauve and Gleaming Grenadine. I quite like these. Nice light fruity scent, not sticky, feels nice on the lips. Mirrored Mauve is definitly more pigmented and more like a liquid lipstick. Nice nude without making me look dead. Gleaming Grenadine is more like a gloss and less pigmented/opaque. Looks quite red in the tube but more sheer corally red on my lips. Both show verly small amount of sparkle/glitter in the tube but not really on the lips.
I received the mini version from a lovely MUAer and I love the colour, it is not one I would have been drawn to at the display but it's a lovely MLBB shade on me. All this time, I've been trying the wrong shades for MLBB, go figure. What I don't like about the lippie is the taste. The scent does not bother me and most lippies I don't mind scent/taste but this one bothers me. I was eating some crackers this morning and kept thinking they tasted funny, finally dawned on me that it was the lipstick I could taste. It may not bother others, but I was a bit put off. For that reason, I wouldn't purchase another. Otherwise, texture, colour, and staying power were nice, I can't get past the taste.
I didn't buy the fragrance, I just tested it. Bottle is nice but sprayer is waaaay too strong, I ended up with a huge blob of wet on my wrist trying to spray just a small amount to try, very overpowering. It immediately reminded me of something I couldn't place right away. I wore it for several hours and continued to be stuck by remembering something else. It finally sank in, it reminds me of my beloved Tom Ford's Black Orchid (at least on me). Not quite the same after a few hours, but still reminiscent. I wouldn't buy for that reason, it reminds me so much of black orchid that when I want that scent, I'll just wear the orginal that I love.
I was lucky enought to swap for this item and I am so pleased. Really a lovely bronze colour, no orange on me. I have had that issue with most other bronzers I have tried, but not this one. For reference, I am fair, about nw15 in Mac, also wear F&B in C1. It is huge, but like the reviewer before me, I agree that the compact is a bit flimsy. I also have cruel gardenia and can't wait to use that a bit as highlighter after bronzing. Would definitely buy this one again. Smell is strong but I am used to Guerlain products and fragrance.
Highlighters -Guerlain - Meteorites Cruel Gardenia
premerald2 1/31/2012 5:44:00 PM
I succumbed to ordering this unseen (except online) before it sold out. I am very glad I did. Really gorgeous. Highlighter has an opalescent quality to it that I haven't seen in another highlighter, at least the ones I have. Super fine glow, not shimmery in a bad way, I'm a little too mature for that. No real fragrance, which surprised me. Just a lovely item, very collectible but also very useable. I would definitely buy again ( I don't interpret that question as to whether I would repurchase, just whether I regret the original purchase and I definitely do not.) However, I understand other reviewer's concerns over packaging and fear of damaging powder when putting the lid on, and I agree, so for packaging I had to give it 4, otherwise 5 all around.
I was really looking forward to this polish. pre-ordered before release. Turned out to be waaaaayyyy too glittery for me and removing it was the worst I have ever experienced. It was like cement on my nails. Wasn't particularly attractive on either. Waste of time and money when there is so much better out there. Loved the name though
Tinted Moisturizer -Hard Candy - Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer spf15
premerald2 4/30/2011 9:05:00 PM
This product is awful. I waited for my local Walmart to finally get this in, bought it within days of it landing. Completely seperated as soon as I opened it. I shook the hell out of it and could not get it to come together again. Never tried on my face obviously, but I did try a bit on my hand and it had an awful texture that I imagine would be very greasy, even if it wasn't seperated. Took it back the next day.
Lip Gloss -Laura Mercier - Lip Stain in Sugar Violet
premerald2 11/2/2010 2:56:00 PM
I really wanted this product. Tried it on in Sephora while on vacation(not available where I live) and loved it. Unfortunately the one I bought at that time turned out to be more brown then the tester so I'm not impressed. Be careful with this one, product batches seem to differ more then slightly.