I *love* this stuff. I really like the smell and I didn't experience the lathering problems that the other reviews have. Plus this stuff keeps my dry scalp happy and my hair shiny. My new favorite.
Bronzers -Vincent Longo - Water Canvas Blush in Nature Ray
trayc41 4/23/2008 9:25:00 AM
This is considered a blush, but I'm reviewing it here also because the shade Nature Ray is the perfect bronzer! Yes, this product is expensive but definitely worth it. It's not greasy, doesn't break me out, stays on all day and goes on well over and under powder. I use either my Paula Dorf cream blush brush or the MAC 188 (little skunk brush) to apply. The color is very natural (on my NC25 skin), but sunkissed with almost undetectable shimmer. Did I mention it's perfect? Just don't forget to close the lid TIGHTLY!
This is blush perfection. Yes, this product is expensive but definitely worth it. It's not greasy, doesn't break me out, stays on all day and goes on well over and under powder. I use either my Paula Dorf cream blush brush or the MAC 188 (little skunk brush) to apply. I adore Nature Ray--it is the perfect bronzer, natural, but sunkissed with almost undetectable shimmer. Did I mention it's perfect? I also love swan lake and monder tender, which I think were already described well below. Just don't forget to close the lid TIGHTLY!
Conditioner -Brocato - Cloud 9 Miracle Repair Conditioner
trayc41 3/3/2007 4:34:00 PM
Thank goodness for MUA, otherwise I never would have found this! I'm reviewing both the shampoo and conditioner, as I purchased them together and haven't used them separately. My hair immediately looked and felt noticeably healthier, shinier and more manageable. It doesn't build up and keeps in tangle free all day. I loved it so much that I went out and bought liter bottles--which says a lot because I don't think that I've purchased the same kind of shampoo twice ever, let alone a liter-sized bottle!
Thank goodness for MUA, otherwise I never would have found this! I'm reviewing both the shampoo and conditioner, as I purchased them together and haven't used them separately. My hair immediately looked and felt noticeably healthier, shinier and more manageable. It doesn't build up and keeps my hair tangle free all day. I loved it so much that I went out and bought liter bottles--which says a lot because I don't think that I've purchased the same kind of shampoo twice ever, let alone a liter-sized bottle!
I absolutely love this duo. The texture is heavenly and they don't fade or crease. The colors look a little boring in the pan, but look beautiful on. This is the only shade of brown that I've been able to wear and doesn't turn orangey. LOVE this one.
I got this in a swap and was extremely impressed. I love the creamy texture and the way that it defined my lips, but didn't scream "LIPLINER." Wonderful under lipgloss and lipstick. Will definitely look into other shades.
Fascination is truly unique in my opinion. The colors are beautiful on their own and especially so combined. The quality is fabulous, silky and pigmented and last all day. The packaging is beautiful too. The MA applied this on me at my first Chanel makeover and I couldn't believe how great it looked. I'll definitely repurchase if I ever run out. Worth the $55.
By far *the prettiest* blush I have ever worn! This blush converted me into a Chanel blush lover. It is very natural looking, well pigmented and lasts all day. The shimmer is very slight and gives a gorgeous glow. The packaging can't be beat either--it makes me love using it. I also really like the rose scent. I will continue to repurchase over and over.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Juice Stick- Chai Love You [DISCONTINUED]
trayc41 11/16/2006 8:46:00 PM
Exactly what I've been searching for. The smooth texture is fabulous and I love the smell (sort of fruity)--I actually love to apply it. Doesn't feel waxy or like lipstick. The shade is perfect for a day/natural look and its shiny, but not overly so. I like that the packaging is simple also. Will definitely be repurchasing!
I'm loving this stuff! It is very finely milled and applies like a dream. Best of all, it keeps the shine to a minimum and sets my makeup very well. I also love that it doesn't leave that powdery look. Medium was perfect for my NC25 skintone. The sifter is a bit annoying because if not stored flat, lots of product comes through, and the lid is a bit bulky. But nonetheless, I'll definitely repurchase when I run out!
I love these palettes! They are very sturdy and have built in magnets but are small enough to fit in my makeup bag. I also love the fact that they have a mirror, which my MAC palettes do not (although then you have to open them up to see whats in them--but I distinguish that by the different designs on the outside). You can put both blush and eyeshadow in the same palette--which makes them perfect for traveling too.
I bought this brush after the great reviews and some recs on the makeup board, however I am very disappointed in it! It is so scratchy that I think it actually made my cheeks red and it hurt my skin to use it! It messes up the surface of my blush and bronzers and it doesn't apply color evenly. Although, I guess you this is one of those times that you actually get what you pay for. A shame because I love lots of other mark items, I guess I'll suck it up and buy the KA brush. It got 2 lippies though because the handle seems to be sturdy and the head of the brush was a good size.
I just love the color of this gloss! Its a rosy, bronzy shade with a flash of gold shimmer. Perfect for night but also can be suitable for daytime. It is slightly sticky, but not quite as sticky as MAC lipglass, but more so than Chanel glossimers. It is a bit pricey and the packaging isn't all that spectacular either (very plain and boring), but I'd re-purchase if I ran out.
I got ecru in a swap and at first I thought it looked sort of blah. But it turned out to be a perfect base shade for me (NC25)! The texture is fabulous--very silky and almost creamy and the pan is huge compared to my other two favorite e/s brands (LORAC and MAC). The shade is a light fleshy color with a hint of pink and cream. Its great for evening out my lids or on days that I don't want to look too made up. My only gripe is the packaging--the cardboard pots are annoying, but I was able to depot it and put it in their wonderful palettes!