I got this from a swap. This blush has such a pretty color and is sooo pigmented. I love the lighter pink side, it shows up so well on me. However, the pinky brown side seems a bit too dark for my coloring. On my NC30 Asian skin, it looks muddy and not the ideal bronzing/contouring shade on me. And the packaging loosened to a sloppy cover which just doesn't close anymore. So I'm a bit apprehensive for this one...that's why I'm not giving it a hundred percent.
Palettes -Stila - Front Cover Lookbook Palette #2 2007
trempot 2/29/2008 3:47:00 AM
I was able to buy this in KL as this brand is not available in the Philippines. The shades are all safe. When I wore these colors (except for Coin, as I only did an eyeshadow wash), it looked polished and not made up. The peach blush is just right for my NC30 coloring as it came out just right. For the price (RM 140), you get a lot of product as the pans are 4g each. It's a really good buy, and my interest in Stila shadows have intensified with this one. Love it! :)
Blush -Bobbi Brown - Pink Raspberry Pot Rouge ] [DISCONTINUED]
trempot 2/29/2008 3:05:00 AM
I am so lucky to have bought this before it hit our local counters because I'm sure I'll run out fast! Lovely color on the pot and on actual skin. Pink Raspberry is not as deep as it looks on the pot because of its moderate pigment and thinner consistency than the other pot rouges, which makes it the most blendable shade. In terms of color, my NC30 Asian skin looks flushed like an I-just-came-out-from-the-cold flush, but nonetheless looks very natural. This is my favorite color next to Stonewashed Pink! A winner!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Winter Candy Apple
trempot 1/25/2008 10:02:00 PM
It smells a lot like Christmas, being a sweet and candy-like scent which has that holiday spice to it. But after the season's over I don't like smelling this way anymore. And it goes bad after a while. I don't know why that seems to be the case with some B&BW scents I've used. Probably not the best for my skin chemistry. On to the next scent, then.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Coconut Lime Verbena Body Splash
trempot 1/25/2008 9:59:00 PM
I used to love this at first. After all, which other scent would give you a whiff of how summer smells like? It is a good mix of coconut and citrus, which really smells a lot like the beach. But then again, the citrus overpowers the coconut as said by the earlier review, and it goes bad after a while. It gave me a raging headache one time. I'm gonna pass on this one unless I have a small bottle which I can use up only during the summer.
I'm a bit divided on this product. True, it is gentle and non-comedogenic (a plus for me) and it is good on my sensitive skin especially after Olay TE night cream broke me out. However, I still don't seem to feel very clean after I wash my face because of the lack of sudsing in this product. But the pros outweigh the cons, that's why I'm still keeping my bottle and buying more after this runs out.
This is my favorite lip palette. Ever. I hate lip palettes because the texture and shades disappoint me, but Coral Lips has been so far the most wearable palette I've ever encountered. I love all three shades and the packaging is so convenient for me. It matches anything I put on because it can go pink or coral. Loving this so much, hope that MAC comes out with individual lippies of this soon!
Slopes looks a lot like Desert Rose, only more pinker than Desert Rose's dusty pink shade. Very flattering and natural blush which looks like "a sudden rush of blood to the cheeks." This also looks more intense when layered rather than Desert Rose which could only go as dark for me. I am so lucky to have gotten this from a swap since our local counter says it has been discontinued. I hope it isn't true!
I thought that Bobbi Brown's Powder Pink pot rouge will be the same shade as the powder version, but it is not. Powder Pink's powder version turned out to be pink with blue undertones, a shade lighter than the Pale Pink powder blush. If you have Pale Pink, you wouldn't be needing this one anymore. I'm not so much into cool pinks, so this one's not something I couldn't live without. I like the pot rouge version better because of its more plummy shade. But nonetheless, this still boasts of the same quality and staying power of Bobbi Brown blushes, so it isn't so bad.
I didn't think I'd like this after being so hung up on Lancome Juicy Tubes, but I think this is comparable to the more expensive JTs. Bobbi Brown tube tints have the same consistency and texture as JTs and the shades are so nice. I have the tube tints in Tea Rose (my fave shade among the four), Posey, Bare, and Lilly. I actually like the minty feeling this gives my lips upon application. It seals color very well, too. I just hoped there would be a sweet taste to it, but I think JTs perform better on that department.
Moisturizers -Olay - Total Effects Night Firming Cream
trempot 1/25/2008 9:21:00 PM
I had such high hopes for this product, having been an Olay Complete advocate...but this product did nothing but give me red, blotchy skin the next day after I applied this the night before. And it caused my breakouts into little zits that I never had in the past. I'm better off without using a night cream if it were gonna be like this. Ugh. Am staying away from this product and will just stick to Olay Complete for day wear.
For reference, I am an NC30 AAB. I didn't know what to make of this blush at first, seeing that it was the lightest shade in Bobbi Brown's blush collection and thinking it wouldn't show up as a natural pink on my cheeks - I felt it was gonna duplicate my experience with MAC's Angel blush, which REALLY didn't show up. Was I wrong! One thing I learned about Bobbi Brown blushes is that the shade in the pan isn't a good measure of how it'll look on skin. When I tried this on, building up the color as I would use my other Bobbi Brown blushes (about three swipes), I achieved a very natural rosy pink; a blush that was a same shade as my natural flush. It's actually a clean pink shade which is neither cool nor warm, it is actually neutral. I love it! It's actually my favorite blush nowadays, giving my good ol' Tawny a rest. :)
This is Bloom's matte peach version of the famed Sheer Colour Cream. Aside from the wonderful peach color that looks very natural on my AAB skin, I also love the mild lavender scent. It doesn't go on very heavy on my skin, but it does leave a slight oiliness (which is similar to the Bobbi Brown pot rouges, but on a lighter texture - leaving off a lippie for this). Overall a pretty peach blush which I think would be a staple in my makeup kit.
This is my second palette after T. LeClerc released the La Belle two years ago. It includes a blush (Rose Sablee), two eyeshadows (Rose d'Hiver and Brun Glace) and a pressed powder (Translucide). The first three shades are also part of La Belle. Overall, it's a complete palette...you can do your makeup with this palette alone since you already have a powder, blush and eyeshadows in one set. I like the combination of eyeshadows as these compliment each other, and these carry good pigment and lasting power. Translucide is a welcome addition so that non-LeClerc powder users can have a feel of how the product is. I love this palette because it is a pretty set of colors and very feminine. One thing I find missing here is the small brushes usually included in palette sets - none found here. Also, it doesn't carry any lipcolors unlike La Belle. Nonetheless, it's a beautiful palette to have...am keeping this one from now on. :-)
Thumbs up for another Bobbi Brown blush! I wouldn't say it is similar to Tawny...this is actually more reddish that it. I like how it lights up my NC30 complexion without looking too red or unnatural (like how NARS Taos shows up on me). However, if you make the mistake of swiping your brush too many times, it does look too red. You should have a light hand in applying this. Nonetheless, of all my reddish blushes, this is my favorite.