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on 6/11/2015 9:00:00 PM
More reviews by Glowgetter
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I bought this product after getting my make-up done at Neiman Marcus in Austin and the MUA used my go to foundation (Armani Maestro). I've been looking for a foundation that gives me a natural dewy look, but that gives good coverage and is quite light. The Maestro is great, but it gives more of a matte finish. However, when used in combination with the Le Metier primer my skin got just the right amount of radiance. It wasn't until a lady stopped me outside of Neiman Marcus to ask me about which foundation I was wearing as I looked so glowing, that I knew it wasn't only my own eyes. The secret lies in the primer :)
on 4/20/2015 9:57:00 AM
More reviews by Narsfanatic
Hair: Black, Other, Other
At first I thought it was pretty average. Too shimmery for me even I like dewy looks in general. But then I read in beauty professor's blog that she uses it as a primer. And goodness!!! I used it as a primer under several foundations (including the tom ford stick foundation) and it looked absolutely fantastic! Increased dewiness (not cray cray shimmer) and freshness
on 2/5/2015 4:47:00 AM
More reviews by JJBlade
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
*Short & Sweet*As a medically licensed aesthetician, I have to say that I am very impressed with this product line.I am very skeptical about "counter" skincare lines, I usually only utilize "medical-grade" lines, but this product is medical-grade quality, and delivers amazing results without the pesky downtime of redness, inflammation or flaking that I have experienced with countless other lines.I would say, you get what you pay for, and if you feel that your skin could use a "pick-me-up" invest in this line. Your skin will thank you, and you won't be sorry.@JJ_Blade
on 3/27/2014 1:16:00 AM
More reviews by fadedgirl
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I have used Retin A and retinol products off and on for decades. I am extremely familiar with them and what they do (and don't do) for my skin.This product is amazing. I wear it to bed at night, not during the day like most. What supposedly sets this product apart from the rest is that it has a patented system called "Syntoc Actif" to deliver the retinol way down into the dermis. Whether this is fact or hype, I do not know. But I do know that my skin has not been this supple or glowing in years -- and this after only using for a little over a week.The condition of my skin has improved so drastically lately due to this and to using Skinceuticals CE Ferulic -- I am really amazed. I will continue to wear this at night until I reach a month's use, and then I will use it in the daytime as well. After having needed full coverage foundations for over a decade, I am already needing a foundation with less coverage and am even wearing tinted moisturizers (impossible heretofore). I am looking forward to being able to only wear the CE Ferulic, this product, and the Skinceuticals Physical Fusion 50 SPF most days and looking great doing it. I will save my Amorepacific Cushion foundation and my Sisley Transmat for only occasional wear. Woot woot!
on 3/9/2014 6:51:00 PM
More reviews by hurlyburly
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
It doesn't deliver anything of what it promises to do. The bottle looks pretty and that's all. Awfully overpriced.
on 3/8/2014 8:22:00 AM
More reviews by A88A
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I'm a self-professed product junkie, and foundations are my ultimate kryptonite. There is just something about finding the perfect canvas for showcasing the rest of my makeup that makes me almost pathological in my neverending search for the perfect base product. I have oily skin and giant pores on my nose and cheeks. If that wasn't enough, I also have mild/moderate nasolabial lines, as well. The combination of oily, rough-textured skin and lines that cause my makeup to crease whenever I smile makes my search for perfect skin a particularly challenging endeavor. Because of my oil situation and general hatred for foundations that feel like paint, I can't stand longwearing formulas. No matter what primer I use, they look cakey in my T-zone after a while. I work 8+ hours with little time to touch up my makeup, so I need something that is not going to go all texturally funky on me. Surprisingly, given my oily skin, I've been having great luck with tinted moisturizers and spot concealing under my eyes and on the random zit.Although I've been more or less happy with NARS TM in Terre Neuve, I'd been very curious about LMdB Peau Vierge (The marketing! The insane price tag! The silver cannister! The dubious skincare claims!). I bought it in Shade 1, and I've used it for 2.5 weeks. Given that you're supposed to see measurable results in 7 days, I think I'm due for a review. Well, it's nice. Pretty darn nice. Some acne scars along my jawline have faded noticeably. I caught myself in a store mirror yesterday, about 9ish hours after applying my makeup, and my skin looked good, especially along the sides of my face, where my faint acne scars tend to look blotchy when foundation wears off. I don't think anyone is going to see tretinoin-like results with this stuff, but I'm impressed that there are results, period. As far as tinted moisturizers go, it's lovely. It's very sheer, but does offer adequate coverage for toning down redness. It's also not too emollient for my oily skin. It does have a teensy bit of a sheen, but Shade 1 is the least shimmery, and it doesn't emphasize my large pores at all. I like to apply it with my fingers, patting and pressing it into my pores. This stuff is way too spendy for me to use a brush or sponge with it. My only complaint is the color selection. As you might imagine, what with Terre Neuve being my match in NARS TM, I'm pretty fair. Shade 1 in Peau Vierge is a hair too dark and yellow. Just a hair. Sometimes I'll dab a little NARS TM or concealer along my jawline, or apply a very light bronzer to my neck to ease the transition from my face to my neck. It's not something a muggle would notice, but I'm OCD about foundation matches. I like it enough that I just may continue to use it in spite of the slightly 'off' color. I'm knocking off a lippie solely because this product is not pale person friendly. Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 5.0%, Zinc Oxide 5.0%Other Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, PEG/PPG-18/ 18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Tocopheryl Phosphate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Chloride, Lysine, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Phytantriol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Boron Nitride, Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Dextrin Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 10/8/2013 12:40:00 PM
More reviews by jadebella11
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Im in love with this product! it makes your skin look dewy and healthy! this does not offer full coverage.. it is quite sheer .. I apply this first then a lil bit of foundation on my cheeks to cover the redness. It leaves a beautiful glow. For reference im an NC20 and have used both shades 1 & 2. 2 is way more glowy than shade 1. I bought shade 1 because shade 2 was sold out for awhile. I had ran out n I needed this asap! so I bought shade 1. I prefer shade 2 because of how much more glowy it is.. for me this is a must have.. I dont get breakouts from this and doesnt irritate my sensitive skin.... will keep repurchasing this for as long as they make it :)
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 6/17/2013 8:46:00 AM
More reviews by MissusJones
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Curly, Other
I'll start by saying that my foundation looks amazing when I use this as a primer. So much in fact, that I ended my nightmarish quest to find a new foundation because all those in my rotation were never quite perfect...but now I have found what an amazing difference the right primer makes. Yes, this product has a certain degree of shimmer. I have discovered that on most online retail sites, it is listed as Peau Vierge Tinted Treatment or Tinted Moisturizer. While the treatment part is correct, it is in fact, a luminizer and not a true tinted moisturizer. I think that's a big reason why people get this product, discover its shimmer and sheerness, and are displeased. This tinted treatment is chock full of skincare benefits and I can honestly say that after the first 2 weeks of daily use, I saw a positive difference in the softness and smoothness of my skin. It is very very sheer, so while it does cover my redness, it will not cover discoloration or imperfections...at first that disappointed me as I thought I had wasted my money...but once I began using it as a primer, I was hooked. I am aging, so I have to be careful with "radiant" or "illuminating" foundations...but I do so love the glowy look and it's difficult to accomplish sometimes when you don't have the benefit of those foundations. However, using Peau Vierge makes my foundation absolutely glow in a healthy radiant way. It is not at all heavy feeling like some primers can be, and its creamy, lovely, and it applies smooth as silk. There is shimmer, but it just somehow "works". It doesn't make my aging skin look older, and it doesn't accentuate pores or imperfections at all. It blends seamlessly and the texture is amazing. Not runny or dry, just a perfect gossamer texture. Now...about the shades. A few different blogs had mentioned that the product was so sheer that the shades would be universal...but I did not find that to be true. I am a light nc15 in Winter, but a dark nc20 come Summer. I have to wear shade 1 in the winter and shade 2 in Summer. In springtime when I'm starting to get some color and am almost nc20, I can interchange shades...in that transition time, shade 1 is a match, but shade 2 warms up my complexion beautifully and gives me a sun kissed look without it looking like I'm wearing foundation thats too dark. However, it could very well make my face darker than my neck if I'm not careful. I also noticed that shade 2 has more shimmer than shade 1...quite a bit more in fact. The packaging is surprisingly lightweight considering how sturdy it is...I don't like that I can't see how much I have left BUT keeping light and air away from the product is crucial for protecting the anti-aging ingredients and keeps them from breaking down. It's a sleek, tall, round silver/chrome colored bottle and it has a pump that dispenses the perfect amount every time. The price is a little unsettling at $125 per ounce, but if you're looking for that one thing that will definitely make a difference in your makeup routine AND have a little skincare to boot, this puppy is the one to splurge on. In my opinion is was/is money very well spent and now that I've used it steadily and have seen what it can do, I can't imagine not having it in my daily routine. Thumbs way up on this one, LMdB has given us yet another gem with Peau Vierge! The only reason I took off a lippie is because the price is so high. Happy makeup-ing everyone!
6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 8/6/2012 3:09:00 PM
More reviews by Deandra
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
When you charge a ridiculous price for a product, the sales people have to over-hype it to get you to buy it. Two things that bother me about this "treatment." One is that they market it as a "treatment" when it is a tinted moisturizer with a few ingredients that exist in hundreds of products. The second is the exorbitant price - this does not need to cost $175. I beg you to buy groceries or make a car payment instead of buying this.I insisted that the SA provide a sample that would last a week rather than fall prey to the annoying sales pitch they try to pressure you with. Initially looks dewy and flattering but within a couple of hours it dries and cakes. If you must have a tinted moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, there are others available including one from By Terry which is around $65, so roughly half the price of this. However, the By Terry moisturizer is heavily fragranced and this is fragrance-free. If you have very oily skin and want a hyaluronic acid product, and if the high price tag doesn't scare you, get a sample in Shade 2 (the most neutral color). Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint is 55 dollars and doesn't dry up like a mud puddle after a few hours.There are so many products with retinol that are cheaper. For $29, I found Resist Barrier Repair Cream from Paula's Choice gives me excellent results. (Of course, it's a night cream and not a tinted moisturizer.)There are so many Hyaluronic Acid tinted moisturizers on the market, you can search for that ingredient on Sephora and find something that won't cause you the level of financial hardship that this does. $175?? Really???By the way, this is marketed as an all-in-one but everyone who loves it is using 3 or 4 other products with it. If you are seeing great results from using another brand's product that contains ferulic acid and vitamin C, and then you're using this, too, promoting this product heavily isn't fair to women who aren't going to buy all the other skin care products you're using AND this. Remember the $175 price tag? Also, everyone who loves this is wearing it under foundation. Maybe you just love your foundation. I do think Le Metier makes an excellent foundation, and while $62 isn't cheap, it's about the same as Armani or some of the other high end brands.People get really defensive about Peau Vierge. I told an SA I wasn't impressed with it and she went into a paragraph of rehearsed sales bullshit that repelled me to another counter. After rating this product low, I got an e-mail from an unemployed boy in theater who loves it and doesn't think spending $175 on this will wreck his finances, but it will. Unless he gets discovered tomorrow... Even if you love this stuff, I would hope that you'd be willing to admit that you'd prefer it cost less than it does. Don't be a crazy pod person and tell me this price tag is justified. Wouldn't it be nice if it cost about half as much as it does? And if you're relying on this product to deliver retinol deep into the dermis, please go to your dermatologist and ask for Retin-A Micro, which really DOES help your skin as it is a prescription drug. I wouldn't normally compare prescription drugs to non-prescription products, except that with Peau Vierge's price tag and inflated claims, you might as well do a co-pay and get a real medicated treatment from a real doctor. If you get the generic, you might even spend less in the long run.
on 7/4/2012 8:27:00 PM
More reviews by artemistzitzikilakis
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Is this a joke? This is a TM with retinol, that is the big, overwhelming "skincare treatment" ingredient. And I can get it at the drugstore. It looks okay at first, absolutely nothing special about this, comes in the quite normal and unfortunate limited color selection of three and is not sheer enough to blend in "whatever your skintone". Number 2 was applied to me and it is very warm toned, it did not match. And it's $125! LM, Stila, Tarte - all better TM's. And retinol does not justify this pricetag. Go two steps here, apply a retinol and then a TM if it is that important. I use Retin A so why would I use retinol? This is almost an insult to a consumer and the s/a's are VERY agressive, with this price tag they probably have to be to make one sale a day. As the day wears on this looks even worse. Well, the color was wrong from the beginning. S/A's are going to have a hard time selling this one.
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