Monday, August 23, 2010

Nikki's Love Package + Michael Todd Creme Glace Disco Lipgloss Review

Happy end-of-weekend! The lovely Nikki reviewed a Michael Todd lipgloss a while back and found that she didn't really like the colour. Being the weird person I am, I take random risks with non-conventional lip shades, using black eyeliner for makeshift high-fashion lips and usually avoiding the classically beautiful red lip. Turns out that with my growing comfort and confidence with fashion and makeup in college, no matter how crazy the colour, the more I try being a daredevil, the better the payoff. When I asked her about it, Nikki so sweetly replied that she would gladly let me try it out and sent an awesome love package. Thank you so much, beautiful girl!

She included a cute card letter that made me smile so big, a Laneige makeup remover, matte black shadow with the cutest bow on it, and the Disco lipgloss. I use the Laneige mini bottle for eyeliner removal and it's great. I heard from a MUA somewhere that you shouldn't use cleansers that foam a lot. This one doesn't so I guess that's good!

Disco has a gorgeous vampy feel that's not too Halloween, so I would wear this every day for fall. I can imagine it contrasts well with a fading summer tan, lots of slimming dark clothing and thigh high boots, and smokey/neutral eyes. I absolutely adore the packaging - I like all the purple that Michael Todd Cosmetics have and the square glass tube that reminds me of Twilight Beauty. When you look at the bottle, there are small red sparkles but on the lips, they don't show up. For me, I don't like a lot of frost and shimmer in lip products - I'm more into opaque, vibrant matte textures.

There are two ways I wear Disco:
- Method 1: Dab a few times on my upper and lower lips and blend out with fingers. This gives a beautiful rosy colour that is matte, doesn't catch hair on a windy day, and stays forever! I can eat, drink, make out with a wall, and it will not come off. This is probably the best unexpected lip stain I have ever tried or seen. See a FOTD using this method here.
- Method 2: Fully apply it all over lips. This will take just a bit more product and the colour deepens into a richer vampy red/violet. There is more sheen involved in this method - perfect fall look.

The only real downside I see to this lipgloss is that it does stain dried lips, so make sure your lips are super exfoliated before you apply this. Some people may feel this is too dark on them but I think if you use Method 1, it is extremely wearable on any skintone. This lipgloss is definitely a buildable one.

The Goods
Aww Nikki you made me smile so much with your panda drawing :D The end of my summer has been super awesome and I am pumped to dive right into fall with these beautiful gifts you sent me ♥ Love your handwriting - so girly and neat!
My Beauty Diary Yogurt Facial Mask (read about my experience with it here)
Laneige makeup remover
The most adorable pan of eyeshadow I have ever seen. Such an adorable bow!
Now, let's go to the Disco! The bottle looks all beat up because I've been throwing this into my makeup bag a lot - it's getting its fair share of usage ; )
On-the-lip swatches
Method 1: blended out
 See how it stains all my dried parts D: ?
Method 2: fully applied
Product Description (credit site): This Michael Todd favorite has the coverage of a lipstick and the shine of a gloss that adds sensual glow and a flawless texture. Our Creme Glace wears beautifully at night and protects during the day with SPF 15.

- Rich, beautiful colour
- Buildable
- Lip stain power!
- Matte finish if use a tiny bit of product
- Stylish packaging
- Didn't know it had SPF15 good stuff
- Stains dried lips
- Colour may be too dark for some
- Price? This retails for $17.00 USD

Verdict: This is one of my favourite lipglosses/lip products of all time simply because of its unique colour. I prefer using Method 1 because it's more wearable and I can't wait to proudly show off my autumn-stained lips this fall!

- Pigmentation: 5/5 ♥♥♥♥
- Moisturizing: 2/5 ♥♥♥♥♥
- Texture: 4/5 ♥♥♥
- Non-sticky: 3/5 ♥♥♥♥♥
Packaging: 5/5 ♥♥♥♥♥
Price: 3/5 ♥♥♥♥

Would I (re)purchase?
If I run out, maybe. This tube will last me forever though : )

Thank you for all the comments and tips on my last post about the funky photo colour wash-out business. When I head back to campus, I'm going to ask some photographer friends to help me figure this out. For now, at least Mac users on Firefox can enjoy what seems to be true-to-colour photos xD I uploaded a lot of the swatches using Imageshack again. Leave some love for Nikki and get excited for an outfit post tomorrow :D !

I was not paid in any way for this review; these are my opinions after use. This product was given to me as a gift from a friend. Results may vary from person to person.


Ken August 23, 2010 at 4:59 AM   said...

not a fan of the darker one~

reminds me too much of a vampire!

Princess Feef August 23, 2010 at 6:48 AM   said...

i said i needed a vampire lipstick ,, haha but not like this ,,
i think i will get a deep burgundy matt lipstick from mac =D something i can wear for fall =D

Sydney's Fashion Diary August 23, 2010 at 8:08 AM   said...

I am not a big fan of dark colour lipstick (or should I say I am not a big of lipstick at all) Hand drawing panda is super adorable :) Have a great week!

♥Bunny♥ August 23, 2010 at 8:37 AM   said...

Hmmm.... *reading the comments above*, I thought I was the only one who didn't seem to get all excited over the dark lips... But I can't imagine my seld using dark lips. <-- I'm a nude person :D But it suits you! Especially the blended out color :) Such a sweet girl for sending you that package! Tha black shadow is definitely cute!!

and PLEASE don't make out with the wall D: lol

Ray August 23, 2010 at 8:59 AM   said...

Love these lipstick colors:))But I'm too lazy to put on make up:DDD
follow if u like

KittyBonkers August 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM   said...

"make out with a wall" LOL do this a lot? That is a lovely coloured lipgloss, I want it!! Thats the kind of A/W lipglosses I like but they always end up being sticky!! If I can find this I might buy it ;) Your swatches make me want it!

By the way, thank you for commenting on my blog!! Haha if the power had stayed out all night, I think I would of gone to bed at 9!! I can barely survive without the internet, which is why I hyjacked the little sisters internet dongle ;)

Kitty x

Ping August 23, 2010 at 12:43 PM   said...

Hi Angie! I can't wait to see that eyeshadow on you. I envision fun smoky party makeup. omg the stain gets so dark! i like the 1st & 3rd lips!

Ashley Dy August 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM   said...

I love it when you review products. I am so entertained. Love it! Way to go Angie!

noone August 23, 2010 at 1:19 PM   said...

aww nice love package. the lip color is interesting. and haha yeah i don't think ive ever used up a whole tube of lipgloss either...

Rand T August 23, 2010 at 2:57 PM   said...

this is really really really lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!
love it:):)

Unknown August 23, 2010 at 3:07 PM   said...

Ooooo looks like you got tons of goodies!!! Yep- that tube will last you forever! :)

liz August 23, 2010 at 3:10 PM   said...

woah it looks good once its blended over the other one, take a pic with your full face and
the lipgloss on! xD

thanks so much for the support, im doing good
i dont feel too bad :D.


Hana Tralala August 23, 2010 at 3:10 PM   said...

so this is the kinda review that i call perfect review! because all the time, when others try to make a review than they only make some swatches and thats all :) and the packages are super lovely

ssmall4 August 23, 2010 at 3:48 PM   said...

wow, great review!! So thorough - I love the blended look! Thank you so much for the compliment on the bag. It means a lot <3

Jessica August 23, 2010 at 3:53 PM   said...

Ooh creepy..
the last picture ~ it looks like you just sucked blood or something LOL hahaha

I used to use a lot of black eyeshadow wayback to my "EMO" days haha ~ funny but yes I used to be goth like :P haha

but im no fan of red lipstick so no thanks with the lipgloss ahehe

Liana August 23, 2010 at 3:54 PM   said...

aw isn't nikki a sweetheart? omg i can't wait to see that lipgloss on you, it looks so sexy! you have great lips too, they look good with that gloss! (haha, hope that doesn't sound weird coming from me, i'm not hitting on you, promise!) :P

Libby August 23, 2010 at 6:03 PM   said...

Wow it looks totally different the way you do it by blending, but I think it looks better that way :)


Sarah August 23, 2010 at 6:40 PM   said...

When you showed the swatches on your hand, the not blended out one looked like blood to me, but it looks great blended out! I don't think I could use this because you said it stains the dry parts of your lips, and my entire lip is dry x[

"I can eat, drink, and make out with a wall and it won't come off" hahahaha

PetiteXXS August 23, 2010 at 7:15 PM   said...

I like how saturated the color gets, but I think you need a whole "look" in order to pull that off. If only there was a lip stain that didn't emphasize my dry 'bits' since my lip texture is terrible.

cocoabee August 23, 2010 at 7:56 PM   said...

aw thanks so much! ;D i really ment every word i wrote and i'm really glad that there are other people out there that don't just want to make a lot of money (: i've seen documentaries that show doctors becoming so rich and still throwing people out of hospitals because they can no longer pay the bills but they have a critical disease like cancer and really need treatment. it hurts me to think of what has come of those people now (both the patient and the doctor).

& i think that lip colour is really cool! i love lipglosses in square edged containers ;D haha i think it makes it look pretty ;P

Alan Li August 23, 2010 at 8:14 PM   said...

Thank you so much for your kind compliment! And I love the last lip color it looks very rich and perfect for a night out

Unknown August 23, 2010 at 8:47 PM   said...

OOoo what a vampy shade! (can you tell i'm still twilight obsessed or what O_O)

Audrey August 24, 2010 at 12:10 AM   said...

Your layout is so cute and happy! I love it! ♥

Anonymous August 25, 2010 at 1:45 AM   said...

sexy dark red lips! reminds me of a vampire lol. great for fall!

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