Product Reviews by mariannaoust

Lips - CHANEL - Rouge Allure Laque Santal 77

3.0
Created with Sketch.

Feb/13/2010

You know I really hate to be the only one to poopoo on this, but I gotta be honest, I’m not that impressed. This is an ok product, but not really worth the 32 bucks for me.
My main gripe is the texture, I don’t like this in between nonsense, I prefer either a creamy lipstick or a sticky gloss. This is kinda creamy, but then sort of thins out as it sets and end up settling into the lines of …
Read more

1 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?


Lipstick - CHANEL - Rouge Allure in Incognito

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Jan/02/2010

Well this is very nice, it's even worth the $30 to me. It's a perfect MLBB on my pigmented lips, and I've been looking for that a loooong time, thus the 5 lippies.

This is from the Spring 2010 collection called Les Impressions de Chanel, it's one of 4 different lipsticks all in the Rouge Allure formula. They're all nude-y beigy, work apropriate colors, as are …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Top/Base Coats - Qtica - Extending Top Coat

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/30/2009

This is what I call a slow drying top coat, because it's not a fast dry like Seche or Poshe. Because of that I never use it as the top coat on a fresh manicure. I can't sit around for an hour waiting for it to dry.

BUT, I love this as a refresher top coat. It's absolutely the best I've tried for that purpose. What I do is use Seche Vite on my mani and the next day …
Read more

2 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?


Polishes - Illamasqua - Boosh

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/21/2009

Yes this is *the* black polish, it's utter perfection. It's a true black, cream that looks like it's wet even after a day of wear. It goes on so perfectly opaque, you could get away with one coat.

The formula overall is consistent with the other Illamasqua's I have, meaning it's awesome. It's not too thick and not runny, but just flows where you need it …
Read more

4 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?


Polishes - OPI - Nail Lacquer - Here Today ... Aragon Tomorrow

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/21/2009

Yup, this is an almost black forest green shade. I understand why some are disapointed, but I'm not really bothered by really dark shades and you could tell from the bottle that it would be really dark.
The issue is the formula, unfortunately it is a bit runny, but its opaque in 3 coats, which I don't think is really that bad, since the standard is 2 coats. I think it's …
Read more

6 of 7 people found this helpful. Did you?


Polishes - Rescue Beauty Lounge - Atame nail lacquer

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/21/2009

This quite the lovely shade of deep red. It's what I call a traditional vamp color ie the color of dried blood. I love these kinds of shades, I wear them all year round. I think it complements my skin nicely, and I'd imagine it would suit most people.
It's kind of a jelly finish (a cream that's somewhat transperant, but still opaque, with a shiny, jelly look).
I …
Read more

3 of 3 people found this helpful. Did you?


Nails - Orly - Smudge Fixer

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/21/2009

Ok I’m not reviewing this for it’s intended purpose, I’m reviewing this to be used like gradient fluid for creating an ombre effect with glitter.
So I picked this trick up on the NB from the member MissHavisham, but she doesn’t seem to review stuff, so I’ve decided to share it with ya’ll.
Basically what I do is:
- Do a full mani, top coat and everything, with your chosen base …
Read more

14 of 15 people found this helpful. Did you?


Powder - Illamasqua - Powder Foundation

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/21/2009

I got this in RF 215 and I’m about NW 25-30. This is a pretty nice for a powder foundation.
It’s what I would call medium coverage with a matte finish.
I hardly wear it on its own, I just use it throughout the day to touch up, because I like my touch up powder to still have some coverage to it. I generally don’t like skin/base products that have no or little coverage, so this is good …
Read more

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Polishes - Unlisted Brand - BB Couture Nail Polish For Men in Night Ops

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/06/2009

Wow I can't believe there are no reviews for BBCs here at all! For all they love we give them on the NB, I'm surpised we haven't reviewed them.
OK on to this beauty ...


This polish is a gorgeous dark, blackened blue jelly base with tiny, almost flakey glitter/shimmer. The glitter is a lighter teal blue and maybe even some silver, I'm not sure. It is just …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Makeup Brushes - MAC Cosmetics - 109 Small Contour Brush

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Dec/05/2009

Oh MAC 109 you really know how to work my sh!t!

I love this brush sooo much that I have 2 – one to use with wet products and one with dry.

I love it for my liquid foundation, it creates a great, smooth finish. Blends the product beautifully. I notice that it works best with medium to full coverage foundations that are liquid, not really creamy or solid, but runny liquid …
Read more

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?