Elizabeth Arden


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Foundations -Elizabeth Arden -Intervene

on 6/11/2018 1:43:00 AM

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Wanting a long-lasting, non-dewy formula foundation for the humid summer, I purchased EA Intervene in 'Soft Toffee' at a steep discount after watching a YouTube-r who demo'd it 'Soft Cocoa'. She appears to have a red undertone and 'Soft Cocoa' seemed to match, but it appeared a bit grey on her when photographed with a flash. I figured since I am about a shade lighter than she is, have a yellow/olive undertone, and it only has an SPF of 15, I could get away with the Soft Toffee. Wow, was I wrong --- It is perfect if you want a milk chocolate + Oompa Loompa look! EA's color charts are waaay off. Oh, the perils of buying foundation online, sight unseen and w/o pretesting... The color was just so wrong, I had to use my Temptu Pro color adjuster kit to correct both the undertone and shade (they worked), but find that the formula settles into lines I did not even know I had, and I have very few. It just looks dry and unflattering on my skin. You also need to work fast to spread it because it drys quickly. I used a damp beauty blender and that made the color and texture a little better, but not good enough. You need a really good moisturizer under this foundation. I am glad I spent minimal bucks on this 'experiment' as it will soon be discarded. I will save the pump from the bottle because it is a good one.

Color References:
Lately, I do not often wear foundation and my last splurge was a Prescriptives Custom Blend that matched my undertone and skin color perfectly. The problem with the Prescriptives CB is it is a bit too dewy. For light wear, I still use Stila Perfect and Correct in 'Warm', but it doesn't do much to cover flaws, and Becca Multi-tasking Perfecting Powder in 'Warm Honey' (a perfect match). I was matched to Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in 'Macao', but have not yet purchased it.

Wear:
Maybe EA Intervene in Soft Toffee could work for you if you have oily skin, but be prepared as you may need to 'fix' the color. It seems as if it would wear well and it does not transfer, but for me, the dryness on my combo skin and poor color match are not worth the hassle of color adjusting every time. Who has an orange skin tone?

Not sure how this color was approved by sales and marketing?!? Why can't these companies produce foundations that work with actual skin tones? This is especially a problem for women of color and for anyone who deviates from the standard color chart/scale companies use, as many of us still need to mix colors or simply give up on finding a near-perfect match. Why is it so difficult to find a foundation that has a finish between dewy and matte in a medium brown with a yellow/olive undertone?

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Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -Green Tea

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This is a definite spring/summer favorite. Fresh herbal citrus, light and inoffensive. Refreshing if refrigerated.

Always a repurchase.

In search of similar fragrances...

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Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -Britney Spears - Fantasy: The Naughty Remix

This reminds me more of a more floral heavy Pink Sugar than a darker Fantasy. This will be great in fall/winter but a bit too heavy for summer use.

If you like this, you should try:
~Pink Sugar~Good Chemistry Sugar Berry~


Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -Britney Spears - Hidden Fantasy

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The fragrance features sweet orange, tangerine, grapefruit blossom, verbena, clove, Napolitano cake, Stargazer lily, Sambac jasmine, vanilla bean, Jacaranda wood, sandalwood and amber...or at least, that's the description given by Fragrantica.

I however, get a quick, sweet blast of citrus that fades into a clean scent very much like a much fainter Jean Paul Gaultier Classique. It is very well done and appealing but...not what I was expecting.

I get NO spice, NO cake, NO vanilla, NO sugar. The overall freshness makes this seems to be a spring/summer scent.

If you like this, you should try:
~Tocca Brigitte~JPG Classique~

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Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -Britney Spears - In Control Curious

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This doesn't remind me of Bonbon, I think it smells like a blend of Britney Spears Private Show and maybe Atelier Vanille Insensee. The cedar that I pick up here and there almost puts this in the same category with Shawn Mendes Signature, which is a little too masculine and unwearable. Almost but not quite. It can be saved by layering with something fresher. A possible repurchase.

Update: 6-5-18 I do like it even though it smells strong and stale at the same time. My husband recently admitted that he really likes this scent so I will keep it around for him.

Update: 6-8-18 I think that this smells/wears better when application is dabbed rather than sprayed. I have decanted some of this into an empty mini rollerball to ensure perfect application.

If you like this, you should try:
~Shawn Mendes Signature~Aquolina Gold Sugar~

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