Lipstick -Revlon - Moon Drops Creme - Blase Apricot 702
rainshine 3/3/2013 4:49:00 PM
This is a bright neon pink coral--a very 1950s color, that could look like a grandmother color on some. It didn't look good with my light-warm coloring, but might look great on someone cooler, fairer or much darker. The Moon Drops formula is very creamy, much more than Super Lustrous, so it settles into the lines of my dry lips. A good lippie, just not for me.
These have pretty copper and dark bronze pencils, but they are softer than the classic PF eyeliners, which wear much better on my oily lids. Still not a bad buy--I'll try them as a smudgy shadow too.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipstick - 674 Coralberry
rainshine 3/2/2013 8:38:00 PM
Great summer lipstick. It's a bright coral-orange with a bit of brown base to make it less neon, more wearable. Similar to some of the new neon Moon Drops colors, like 24k Orange, but more wearable.
HG staple for my combo-oily skin prone to breakouts. I use these every night. When I skip a night, I usually break out the next day. If my skin feels dry, I just wash with something milder instead, or use moisturizer after this. Now if they'd only bring back the Stridex PowerPads, my skin would be even better!
This is one of the 3 new colors--a coolish pink-violet, nice for spring. My problem with these new shades is that they are sheerer, and I have pale lips that need color. If you do too, try one of the older, darker & pigmented shades, like Red Dahlia.
Skincare - Body -Yardley - Red Roses Perfumed Talc
rainshine 1/6/2013 10:35:00 AM
This is less sweet and milder than the English Rose talc, but still nice. It's harder to find, but I got mine at an Indian market, since they have many English items. Love the red vintage look metal tin!
Hair Color -Unlisted Brand - Cover Your Gray Fill-in Powder
rainshine 12/17/2012 8:39:00 PM
This is a dark powder that comes with a brush to cover roots. I found it in a drugstore and it comes in different colors. It's easier to apply over a large area than the mascara-type root color, and less sticky. I think this is a dupe of a Joan Rivers product--for much less money. The color lasts only for a day though--you have to reapply, as the next day most of it is gone. It helps to dampen the brush.Stlll a good item if you have the time to apply daily. (Not sure if the brand is Color Your Gray--or Irene Gari, as I've listed it under here.)
Eyeliner -Prestige - Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner in Smoke Green
rainshine 12/2/2012 8:57:00 PM
Very pretty dark olive-gray with gold shimmer--not as dark as black, but dark enough to show up against my dark brown eyes. More of a warm grayish-green, with metal-like patina --subtle but special.
Excellent tinted lip balms--they have enough color to show up, feel good on lips. I got Berry, which is a warm, medium-deep berry pink, and Raisin, a gorgeous dark reddish plum-brown with lighter red shimmer, so it looks lighter/sheer on the lips when applied and does not last as long--but a great MLBB color.
This is a light peach-nude loose powder, used for brightening eyes or under eyes. You get a tiny amount in a jar with a stopper screen. it would make a good setting powder for concealer. This is like BE Well Rested powder --but much cheaper and of course you get less. Good way to try this, if you never have.
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Hugo Naturals - Geranium and Indonesian Patchouli
rainshine 11/2/2012 11:02:00 PM
This brand has some of the best, most highly fragranced soaps--I hate when I buy a scented soap amd it smells weak. This is a lovely, slightly spicy floral. The packaging is pretty and colorful, too. Though these are on the pricy side, they're worth it. I get them from Soap Hope, which has many sales, and whose sales profit women. I also like their Wild Rose and Mexican Lime scents--strong and gorgeous.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Eye Studio Eye Enhancing Eyeshadow - Brown Eyes 2
rainshine 10/27/2012 11:18:00 PM
Palette of 6 pretty shadows in a small, but sturdy case and that's the only good. No pigment at all--even when wet, these don't show. Don't waste your money on this. ELF is a cheap brand with some not bad items, but the rest are cheap crap, like this.
Foundations -Clinique - Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup
rainshine 10/15/2012 10:44:00 AM
After struggling with Revlon CS (too thick, odd gray shade on me) and Estee Lauder Doublewear Light (good coverage, but limited shades, hard to blend) I'm glad I found this! It's light and has a gel-cream feel, yet easily applies for medium-full coverage of pores, spots, redness. Plus it comes in more and better shades than the others. It's a HG--lasts as well as them and has a slightly matte powder finish. Only problem is packaging--it oozes out of the bottle, a tube would be better. PS--This is best for oily/combo skin--of course!
These come in some nice YLBB colors, but fail to show up. Even after I applied some of the shades two or three times, I got only very sheer, minimal color on my lips. They also don't moisturize much for a balm.
This is for the new 2012 Perfect Pro Creme formula and shades--now reduced to only 3 colors. I have the Petal Pink, which is the perfect everyday brownish pink--not too dark or light.The formula is creamy, slightly glossy and leave a bit of stain, which I like. The silver case is sleek and simple, though the twisitng mechanism came a bit loose once, but fixed easily. I'd like to try another shade, but don't like having to buy another case each time. ETA: Also got Coral Kiss, a light-medium peach (not coral red) with a bit of brown--nice for summer with a tan.