I got this 3 days ago and have been using it every day. It's NOT common for me to use the same product 3 days in a row! It is a very sheer baby pink gloss with subtle shimmer. It's more like a glass effect than shimmery effect. The color is very soft pink, towards cool tone but no blue undertone. It just reminds of baby stuff. It's super pretty! Like I said, it's very sheer, which I like because I prefer subtle tint-like glosses, instead of opaque ones. If you apply two layers, the color does show up, even on pigmented lips like mine! The texture is very smooth, not sticky at all. It doesn't leave your lips dry neither. Overall, out of all the cremesheen glasses, this and boy bait are my favorites! Def. recommended!
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Graphite Shimmer Ink
tomate 10/28/2009 1:16:00 PM
I just got this and have this on right now. It's GORGEOUSNESS!!!!! I've been using a couple other colors from Bobbi Brown and my favorite has been Black Mauve Shimmer. I can't wear intense black eyeliners, they look too harsh on me. So Black Mauve was perfect. Graphite Shimmer is a dark slate grey with subtle shimmer. It's THE PERFECT black substitute! Sophisticated, elegant, giving you the wide-eyed look, without looking like you have a lot of eyeliner on. Definitely give it a try! Worth every single cent I paid!!!! Now Graphite Shimmer and Black Mauve Shimmer are my two HOLY GRAILS!!!!! =]
This is my second favorite blush from Becca, Turkish Rose being my #1 favorite! Blossom is a nude color with pink tone. It's a very versatile and neutral blush. To me it's like a lighter version of Turkish Rose. I prefer slightly intense eyes to pair with this blush, otherwise you'd be washed out. FYI I'm C3 or NC25 in MAC. Texture and lasting powder is great as other Becca cream blushes. Love it!
This has become my HG cream blush (and HG of all my blushes)!!!!! I got this as part of the Avalon palette. The blush looks like a bronish pink in the pan, but when it's sheered out on the cheeks, it's a rosy nude blush. I'm NC25 in MAC and is just the perfect neutral blush for me regardless of time of the day and season of the year. If I would only recommend one thing from Becca, Turkish Rose cream blush would be it!!! I don't see how it can go wrong on anyone......I guess only if you have the darkest skintones then it might not show up. Pricey, but really worth it!
I've always used sheer light blushes. But I came across this blush and it looks so good on me (NC25/asian/black hair/brown eyes). It's a mid-tone peach with gold sheen. I hate shimmery or glittery blushes, but the Frost finish gives a glowy sheen, not shimmery at all! LOVE IT!!!!! Color-wise, it's perfect for a lazy day, even without any other makeup, this blush alone brightens up my whole face. Margin blush + a lipbalm = good to go!!!! Highly recommended. I think this would look even better on those with darker and more golden skintones than I do.
This is my first smudgepot! Love this color! It's black with gold shimmer. The shimmer is just the right amount, not OTT shimmery (nor glittery of course), but you can see the pretty gold flecks on the eyelids. It wears like iron easily for 8-10 hours, no smudges at all! I cannot wear flat black eyeliner, but this is so pretty on me!!! I didn't give 5 because compared to bobbi brown gel eyeliner, this is a bit less creamy. The formula is a bit firmer, but still can be applied very easily. FYI I used a bent eyeliner brush, the pointed tip one. Overall this is highly recommended, will try the bronze smudgepot next. =]
After looking for an undereye concealer for YEARS, I finally got this in no.2, which is perfect for me (NW20). It covers my discoloration around the eyes with just enough coverage. It looks dry but if you pat it on the skin, it's not drying at all. I like it light, not to "made-up". Perfect for someone who gets bothered by dark circles but does not want to use the industrial strength concealer.
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Velvet Plum Metallics Palette
tomate 2/12/2009 11:37:00 PM
I'm NW20. The colors in this palette are perfect if you like mauve, heather, plum kinds of colors. Naked can be used during daytime and Velvet Plum can be layered on during the night. Colors on lids look pretty close to what they look like in the palette. I think it would work for any skintones. The problem, as other BB shadows, is that the pigment would migrate on the lids, esp the Espresso. It creases almost as soon as I put it on. Hence, prep your lids REALLY WELL. Other than this, it's worth the price.
It's described as "dusty rose", which can't be more accurate than that. It reminds me of "Tempest" but less mauvey and more lively. The brownish rose color looks SUPERB on my NC20 skintone. It looks sophisticated and elegant, but would not make you look too mature. It's more like a liquid lipstick, than a lipgloss. But at the same time it's glossy, not shimmery. It's great for going to work.
I got this before buying Cordura. I am always attracted to gold/copper color. Both eyeshadows in this duo are golden-coppery-like, so I thought it would become my favorite. But I was SO wrong. From the previous reviews and my experience, it is definitely a gorgeous duo for dark/olive skintone. For fairer skintone like mine (NC20), it looks too orangey and coppery. The only solution is to put on some brown/taupe colors on the top and remember to use it as sheer as possible, so that the golden color would show under the brown/taupe colors. I am using it as a golden base. But I love Cordura 100 times more.
SUPER SUPER GORGEOUS DUO!!!!! This is definitely my favorite of the favorites "going-out" eyeshadows. The combination is unbeatable. Dark brown with blackish brown, with golden shimmers, not chunky ones but delicate ones. I would use the left side on the whole lid and lower lash, and the right side for the crease and outer corner. Everyone looks good in brown, and even the right color would not be as "dead" as the pure black color, it looks lively. And the shimmers are not chunky, but visible even at night. LOVE IT!
Overall NARS's palettes are the best deals. This Best palette is truly their best. I always wanted AAE and Kalahari, so it's perfect for me! Today I used AAE I for the whole lid and Kalahari II for the crease, and Bellisima I for the brow bone. The colors are sophisticated, a bit shimmery, and perfect for going to work! You can NEVER go wrong with this palette. The e/s in this palette are picked carefully. If you are thinking between BB nudes (any versions) palettes and this one, I highly suggest you getting this one instead. It will creat enough variations, but without having too many similar colors that you won't get to use them.
I'm a girl that doesn't like too much attention, esp on my make-up. At first sight I thought the copper color would be hard to handle (it's coppery red on my eyelids). But the SA showed me to use the copper color to fill the whole lid and then use the light brown color to fill the crease. It tones down the red a lot and you can still see a hint of golden copper color beneath the neutral brown. It's wearable during the daytime. Texture is great, easy to blend and long-lasting. It doesn't crease even on hot summer days. I'd like the brown to be a bit darker though, then you wouldn't need another darker color for the crease.
Palettes -Bobbi Brown - Moon Rock Long Wear Eye Palette
tomate 10/9/2008 9:34:00 PM
I rarely leave comments, but for this most disappointing product ever, I gotta say something. The two cream e/s are EXTREMELY try. They're not even cream, they're like solid. I even put my finger on top of it to warm it up, but you can get NOTHING out of it, only barely some discrete pigments. You can tell the texture of these cream eyeshadows are totally different form the regular ones. What's going on this palette? The liners are fine, but you pay fifty something for the two almost-the-same liners, with the annoying packaging? I returned it right away.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner (All Shades)
tomate 7/16/2008 11:05:00 AM
I love everything from BeneFit. The packaging is playful, yet the products work well on me. I have a lot of stuff from BeneFit and one of my favorites is this creaseless e/s. It's not totally creaseless, but better than many other cream e/s. I bought Flatter Me for my light/medium skin tone. It is the PERFECT shade for me. It's a bit light reflecting but with no glitters. That's exactly what I want. The only bad thing is that it dries pretty fast in the pot.