Found my perfect red lipstick in Rouge Coco Gabrielle. I love Chanel lipsticks, especially the texture of the Rouge Coco line. I think lipsticks are coming back and I've been wearing bold lipsticks lately and this for me is the perfect shade of red that will work for everyone. I am a NC35-40 in MAC, asian with a bit of tan. I love that I don't need to use a lipliner with this and it stays on for hours. I'm in love with this lipstick and get compliments when wearing it.
I've been waiting for this to come out since last year and finally they got it at Nordies. With 150ml you get a lot for your money ($125). The bottle is sooo pretty, and I got a free 5ml miniature sized bottle that looks exactly like the big one that I carry in my purse. I wanted to love the orig No 5 but I feel it is too strong for my taste, but this one is just perfect. I love strong, not fresh-smelling, classic scents and Eau Premiere smells so classic without being too strong. The scent lasts about half day and I have to spray again. Well maybe that is just me since I love the smell of this, I cannot get enough. I used to wear Narciso Rodriguez EDP, but now this is my new favorite and becoming a signature scent for me.
I have the old packaging since I got this at the CCO. I spray this after I put on my liquid foundation and powder. I let it dry then apply my blush and eye makeup. I don't know but since I started using this my skin cleared up and didn't break out like before. I think it is because of all the good ingredients in it. I also like how it sets my foundation. I will definitely buy again when I run out.
Fragrances -Narciso Rodriguez - Narciso Rodriguez for her
roussel 11/13/2007 12:17:00 PM
I was planning on buying Chanel No 5 Elixir when another SA showed me this and said I will like this as well since I like No 5. I put it on and told her I will see if I will like it after a while. The scent was growing on me and I really enjoyed wearing it so I went back and bought the EDP 100ml (the 50ml is $72, so for something this expensive, $22 more the get the 100ml is really worth it). This is my favorite so far and I really like strong flowery scents. I might still get Chanel No 5 when the new lighter version comes out next year. This has really great staying power and the scent is even better when it dries down. This is just perfect!
This is the best red I've seen so far! I love the red pigments in it that only intensifies the color of this lipstick. Truly a holiday color but also will work as a going out color at night. So lovely! This compliments skintone very well. So far the only reds I own are dubonnet and classic dame (i think that's the name) mattene l/s.
I love Bare Study. I just bought it last weekend and I can see that this is the one I will be using most of the time. It looks great by itself applied all over the lids up to the browbone. It looks like magic dust e/s. I love that it give that polished look if you just need to do a 5min makeup. I apply this one with my fingers as this I use all over the lids. With the other paint pots, I apply them with a concealer brush since I only need them on the lids. With this one, you can't go wrong even with just using your fingers. The color blends into my skin and gives it a bit of sheen. I will be buying more paint pots as I really enjoy using them although these will last me a loooong time.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Paint Pot in Artifact [DISCONTINUED]
roussel 7/26/2007 12:27:00 PM
I bought this along with Indianwood and Delft. I was a little dissapointed with the color on this one as I was hoping this will be more like flammable paint in a pot. But I guess with the color description the color is accurate, sort of like a reddish maroon color close to cranberry. I have used this with cranberry and they look good together. Overall I like the texture of the paint pots, they apply smoothly using a concealer brush and lasts long and you can apply very thick if you want more drama. I have also tried using my fingers to apply, but I think it is best to use a small concealer brush. I think this will be pretty as a liner too, or to put as a base on lower lids before lining with eyeshadow. The pot will last me a long time.
I like this color. I find it unique and goes very well with the flashtronic/rushmetal colors. I like the formula too, I think MAC has reformulated their frost lipsticks because they aren't as drying. This one goes smoothly and gives a nice metallic finish, orangey-bronzey color which is perfect. I notice there is a metallic coating just like softlust lipstick but still the inside color of the lipstick remains metallic imo unlike softlust. I almost got softlust but that one just looks like clear gloss on me. I don't see using this too often but I love having this in my collection since it is a unique color.
I got Indianwood along with Artifact and Delft. Indianwood is my favorite of the three. I find it very versatile and doesn't crease throughout the day. I wear it in the morning and my eyeshadow looks freshly applied after 10 hours. I apply this using a small concealer brush and that gives me control of where to place it and I can layer it on thickly, too. This is like woodwinked in paintpot form. I've worn this with woodwinked on top, mulch and antiqued on crease, ricepaper on browbone, beautyburst on lower lids. This is my favorite neutral look so far. I will buy this again if I ever run out, or after 3 years maybe since the pot holds a lot of product. I love the convenience of the pot vs the tube and I hope this won't dry out like the fluidlines. I plan to get more paint pot colors from painterly.
Lipstick -MAC - Lipstick - Solar Plum(from Moonbathe)
roussel 6/27/2007 3:26:00 PM
I absolutely love this lipstick! For a frost it has the best texture, more like an amplified creme, so moisturizing on the lips. Color is gorgeous too, I don't even need to use a liner with this. It goes on so smooth when you apply it straight from the tube. It is great on its own or with the moonbathe or dark flower lipglass on top. I also have modern ms from barbie and the colors are different imo. I love them both and I love dark colored lippies.
I really like this oil. I tried Shiseido as well, but that one made me break out unlike this one. This has a very nice smell too, just like what they said here, smells like a lemon cookie. This takes off all my colorstay makeup and waterproof mascara when I use 3 pumps. I gently massage for 30 seconds and this rinses off very well and there is no greasy feeling after, just soft smooth skin. I don't follow up with another cleanser as this does the job fine. I find that there are no traces of makeup left when I use my toner with a cotton pad. This is HG for me, good thing I bought it cheaper at $16 from my CCO. I love the packaging too, I think I have the old white packaging because the new ones they sell at the counters are in that black MAC case. But I like this white packaging too, and the pump locks if you want. Not sure if this will leak when I travel with it. I love this a lot!
This is my first quad and I love it! I love how all 4 colors work together or with other colors from my collection. At first I have a problem applying violet trance but after reading about layering up at dawn underneath, it was a breeze. I love violet trance. Each individual color from this quad is gorgeous. Cloudbound is lovely and goes with my green shadows, gold, bronzes, too since it has a tinge of yellow/gold in it. Pandamonium is highly pigmented and perfect for crease application. Up at dawn is lovely on its own as a lid color or paired with viz-a-violet pigment and helium.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Starbucks - Napkins
roussel 4/17/2007 5:50:00 PM
This is so funny, I also use these napkins to blot oil and they work great, better than toilet cover sheets! ;-)
This is my HG moisturizer. I've been using this for years and always go back to this one whenever I tried using other moisturizers that just didn't work for me. My face loves this and it is not greasy at all, easily absorbed by skin. I just wish this came in a higher SPF and this will be really complete for me. I sometimes mix this with another sunscreen, or sometimes liquid foundation if I want sheer coverage. I hope Olay doesn't discontinue this or I will die.
This is my new nude lippie! I love this paired with BLM fashion pack l/g.