Originally Posted by Teggy
The more I try the volcanic ash exfoliator, the more I like it. I might need to get a backup. Anyone try the eye cream? Thoughts?
That eye cream is fantastic and eradicated lines that eye creams at twice the price never got rid of for me. It's pretty good at depuffing the eye area too and has brightened up my under eye area by thoroughly moisturizing away dead, darkened skin. My only gripe is that it comes in a pot instead of a dispenser, so you have to be very careful about contaminating it, but I suppose it does keep the price down a bit. I'm just about ready for a new jar, as a matter of fact. Very high quality product for maximum hydration and good value!!
Originally Posted by nikki1387
i feel terrible, but i'm sending back my earthshine and cut a caper.
i tried both on today to make absolutely sure, but earthshine was really unnatural looking on my skin, even blended out and applied with a light hand. cut a caper looks awesome swatched, but on my lips, doesn't work at all.
total haul now includes light year and star wonder, fire sign, supernova, and sky. super happy with what i've got. maybe i can even score a center of the universe and venus soon :)
If Earthshine didn't work for you, chances are Center of the Universe will work really well instead! Those two are definitely at the opposite ends of the skin tone spectrum.
I also encourage you to swap your Earthshine, rather than just returning it, since it's so unique and perfect on people when it's "their" color. How about swapping it for a CotU???
Originally Posted by MACerette
Since Liba sang an ode to Stratus it has been lingering in my mind. Is there a similar colour in Nars (Sin?) by any chance? Otherwise I must go hunting once more. Try not to...
I don't have any Nars blushes, so I can't help you on that one, but I really love Stratus. I've worn it as a contour and also as a full cheek color. I bought one that had very equal amounts of the dark and light swirls, which works well for my skin tone. You can apply it without buffing and have a noticeable shimmer, or you can buff it in really well and only have a hint of sheen, not to mention you can apply it heavily, lightly or build it up in layers. One thing that looks great is a light application all over the cheeks, blend down well, then do another layer on top just in the contour. Another thing that's nice is to use it just as a contour, but blending upwards so you get a little color fading up the cheek, then apply a touch of brighter, softer color on top in the apples, like Immortal Flower or Lovecloud.
I still say it's better to try it on in person to know for sure if it works for you. It's definitely more for people who like a strong cheek look. There are going to be other blushes this fall with a similar color (although it looks like with more red and/or brown than Stratus), so if you prefer standard powder blush to Mineralize, you could hold off.