Catherine Reviews..

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lipgloss - 07 Peach Absolut

About 3 is months ago I purchased this, the Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Peach Absolut. For any of you who have been exposed to the Tom Ford make up range you will know that this was not a budget buy, as the Tom Ford make up range is one of the most expensive out there. I had previously bought a Tom Ford lipstick one day when I was feeling sorry for myself and figured that spending an extortionate amount of money on something pretty would make me feel better. It did, so when I was over east in July I splurged again not because I was wallowing in self pity but because the lipstick was excellent and I had heard similarly great things about the lip gloss. I bought this product for $60 with high hopes.

And what can I say? The quality, colour, lastability of this gloss are all fantastic. It's an adorable pinky peach colour with a glossy sheen but no glitter, it's not too sticky but typically lasts most of the day until you eat or drink something. The packaging is pretty and sophisticated.

But it has one fatal and unforgivable flaw. The super-chic packaging LEAKS, leaving all the adorably peachy pink gloss everywhere except for inside its super-chic packaging. If you look at my top photo closely, you'll see a slight pink smudge on the right hand side over the 'R' and the 'D' which is evidence of what happens when you accidentally leave it lying on its side. It just goes everywhere. God forbid the mess you'd be in if you tried to travel with it anywhere.

Ok, I know mine could just be faulty and all the others could be perfectly fine but unfortunately these aren't actually sold anywhere near where I live so I can't really return it or check if others are the same. I'm just bitterly disappointed that the one that I got has such an issue because as I said it wasn't cheap.

Has anyone had a similar problem with this lip gloss or any other high end product?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

What is a review?

I created this blog to review stuff and by stuff I mean everything and anything. To help to communicate what I mean by 'review stuff' I will copy and paste the Wikipedia article that describes/defines 'Review':

review is an evaluation of a publication, a product, a service or a company such as a movie (amovie review), video gamemusical composition (music review of a composition or recording), book(book review); a piece of hardware like a carhome appliance, or computer; or an event or performance, such as a live music concert, a play, musical theater show or dance show. In addition to a critical evaluation, the review's author may assign the work a rating to indicate its relative merit. More loosely, an author may review current events, trends, or items in the news.

From the definition you can see that I will be reviewing lots of different things from products to events and everything in between. I will be 'critically evaluating' stuff as I see fit.

For the purposes of easy comprehension I will also assign a numerical grade (from 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, one the lowest) to everything in order to easily indicate my level of satisfaction with the product. Although as I am not an expert on all things I cannot claim that my review/rating has any value in determining the usefulness or actual value of any of the things I review and my opinion may change at anytime and without notice.