I’m usually a big fan of Lush products, but this product left me wanting more. I found that this conditioner didn’t work as well as conditioners I’ve tried in the past (AG Hair, Herbal Essences, etc.), but what dismayed me is I felt like I needed to use quite a bit in order to cover all the hair I wanted to condition. I feel like if I used this as my regular conditioner, I’d probably go through the jar in a month–and I have shorter hair now! I think the problem I have with it is I can’t “work it in.” It just feels like it stays put wherever it first comes in contact with my hair, so I can’t spread it or work it through my hair at all.
The scent of Retread is an organic-floral kind of scent. There’s that more traditional organic scent (though not nauseating), but you can sniff a little perfume-y floral-ness to it, as well. The scent does linger a bit in the hair after rinsing the product out, and it’s one of those smells you either love, can put up with, or just hate. Since it lingers, you’ll want to try to do a sniff-test before you bring it home with you! (I was mostly indifferent, personally!)
I do feel this product is better suited as a leave-in conditioner or a hair mask worn for five minutes or so outside of the shower with damp-to-almost-dry hair. I think wrapped up in plastic, it will condition better. Since it would be used more as a treatment than part of your day-to-day routine, it would also allow you to stretch the product out over time and get more value out of it.
Cremesheen lipsticks from Cremeteam lip swatches! I do feel Cremesheen lipsticks to be well-pigmented, but the texture can be a little drying for some. I definitely recommend layering your lips with some balm 10-15 minutes prior (then blotting it off) so your lips take the color better. Creme In Your Coffee surprised me with how pretty it was on (I thought it might be a little on the brown side for me), and Hang Up was ridiculously dark (which means who knows when I’ll wear it!). Lickable is definitely in-ya-face in its rich color, but I’m sure it’ll be a popular one! See the colors for yourself! Continue reading →
Melt In Your Mouth
Cremesheen Glass lip swatches! The ones that I found gave my lips the most color were Creme Anglaise, Melt In Your Mouth, and Petite Indulgence. Looks Like Sin is a bleeder, though I’m not sure why, because none of the others are. Fashion Scoop, Partial to Pink, and Ever So Rich all kind of looked the same on my lips! FYI, these are heavy applications! Anyway, enough of the recap, onto the pictures! Continue reading →
Boy Bait, Fashion Scoop, Partial to Pink, Melt In Your Mouth,
Petite Indulgence, Creme Anglaise, Ever So Rich, Looks Like Sin
Product photos for MAC’s mega-lip-product-overload collection–Cremeteam–for your perusal! You can check out my review and swatches if you missed them!
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OVERALL, Cremeteam introduces several nice shades of Cremesheen lipsticks to the permanent line, and they also launched limited edition Cremesheen glasses, which left me wanting. Cremesheen is a finish of lipstick that MAC introduced to us last year, and the finish might be described as fairly pigmented color with subtle sheen and low frost. They don’t have shimmer as far as I could tell either. The new shades of Cremesheen lipsticks add a nice variety of color the permanent lipstick range, and I definitely found myself liking the colors a lot more than some of the limited edition lipsticks from the past few collections.
As far as the new Cremesheen glasses go, I just can’t get on that train. Every single one of them is sheer in color, with some varying in pigmentation (the real test will be lip swatches, which I will do, but probably not until tonight, FYI). The finish and texture of the new glosses is almost buttery and quite creamy, so they do feel nice on the lips. For the price and quantity you get, I find it difficult to even recommend them, because the price alone just grates on my nerves. I’ll put a little price analysis behind the cut, so you can read that if you desire
Must-Haves: Crosswires, Lavender Whip, Shy Girl
Nice-To-Haves: Creme Cup, Hang Up, Lickable
Skip: Fashion Scoop, Looks Like Sin
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Creme Cup, Creme In Your Coffee, Lavender Whip, Lickable, On Hold*, Hang Up,
Shy Girl, Spice Is Nice, Crosswires
MAC Cosmetics Cremeteam Swatches of the new Cremesheen lipsticks and Cremesheen lipglosses! Continue reading →