76% would repurchase
on 3/30/2017 4:49:00 PM
More reviews by Evwren
I have been using Countess Iserlyn liquid 71 1/2 for 46 years and it is but far the best foundation ever made. The problem is, I can't find it anywhere. Ever time I find a website that sells it, thee is a message that says, "Out of stock". This has been going on for months and months. Probably close to a year. I find it hard to believe that it would be out of stock for that long. If it's discontinued, I wish the message would say so rather than out of stock. Does anyone know of a foundation that is similar to AdeM.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 9/17/2014 10:16:00 AM
More reviews by slim5555
I can't say enough superlatives about this lid concealer/primer. Nothing and I mean nothing on the market can even begin to compete with this in terms of opacity, color and ease of application. My mother introduced me to this decades ago and I am no spring chicken, while it is sold primarily as a primer, I use this as my shadow. I use my finger to apply it with a press/pat motion and use it ONLY on my lid. As we age the eyelid skin can appear discolored and this instantly brightens the eye, the color is a pink toned flesh shade. I do not step outside the door without my brows and this base and I look instantly refreshed, younger and polished. It is .5 ounce and mine has lasted over three years, it does not dry out in the jar so yet another plus. If I want to give my eyes a little more oomph I use Nars Blondie powder eyeshadow on the outer socket and it gives me an exquisite sculpted eye, which as we age becomes more challenging as the years progress. It can be found on different websites and the retail I believe is $42, however I easily found it on 'House of Beauty" website for $29.00, but even at $42 it is well worth the money.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 7/22/2014 10:01:00 AM
More reviews by pmburk
Note: This review is for the crème formula in the jar. I bought this to try as I love vintage cosmetics, and this has been around since the 1920s, originally created for movie stars. I figure if it was intended to hold up under hot movie lighting, it can probably withstand a Texas summer. I am 38 with normal-dry skin that is clear with no issues, and I love a matte, vintage 1940s look. I am a fair NW15 with neutral-pink undertone, and I bought this in 71-1/2. I can make it work (especially in winter), but it is VERY light. The makeup actually goes on lighter than it appears in the jar, and honestly I am probably in the higher 70s or even low 80s. I would say 71-1/2 is a solid NW10. The foundation itself is a thick cream in a heavy glass jar with a screw-on lid. The packaging says you can apply a minimal amount to act as a "skin perfecter" (like a BB cream I suppose) or heavier for full-on coverage. This is definitely a heavy, movie studio type foundation, and you must use a very light hand. A little goes a *very* long way. If you apply as you would a regular foundation, you will end up with a kabuki mask. I dotted a very small amount on my forehead, cheeks, nose & chin, and blended out using my flat top synthetic brush, which worked nicely. It gives a solid matte finish, and is absolutely ideal for that Dita von Teese flawless "1940s movie star" look. If that's the look you want - this is the foundation you must own. Lasting power is very good. In summary, this stuff is Revlon Colorstay Whipped on steroids.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 9/1/2009 11:02:00 PM
More reviews by youdroppedabalmonme2
I scored a full, vintage (1980s) bottle of the Enigma bath/body perfume oil from my mom's recent closet-cleaning. Remembered it vaguely from the '80s as a warm, jasmine-y, musky, spicy, boozy concoction that was completely inappropriate for a teenager; twenty years later, as a full-scale woman, I discovered that it is very sexy!I cannot speak to the current formulation of Enigma, which can be had on eBay or the online perfume retailers, but my precious 2 ounce bottle of oil is a winter-time winner. Lovely basenotes of high-quality jasmine and vanilla and soft, powdery aldehyde notes, but with the addition of syrupy gorgeous spices. If you like the oldies but goodies, this is a real masterpiece.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 5/18/2009 4:20:00 PM
More reviews by nellie1
This is a lovely smooth product with brilliant color. I have Golden Coral and it truly is a golden coral. Lovely and bright and yummy.
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