This is the first product that I've ever tried from this brand. This winter I left behind all my fancy super expensive high end moisturizers and I'm currently only using products that are simple and have very short ingredients list. A few examples my current skin care includes embryolisse lait creme concetre,Elizabeth Ardens 8 hour cream, Oilatum and some jojoba oil.I was so sick and tired of my previous skin care items... Hundreds and hundreds of $$$ and the result: red,sensitive,dry,acne prone skin! The first product I've tried was this one and I really love it. As u can imagine is a very thick cream has a nice discreet scent and comes in a tube. I use only it at night its too thick and oily for day use. Every morning my skin feels so smooth and all the signs of sensitivity like redness are gone I took one lippie off because it contains fragrance, alcohol and parabens they haven't had any impact on my skin but I would be happier if they weren't there.I also mix it with my estee lauder maximum cover foundation to make it more Hydrating . Feels on the skin very nourishing and not heavy at all, it really calms my skin down and its very hydrating. You may find it a little bit difficult to spead it on the skin because its so thick but I solved that by adding a couple of drops of jojoba oil and spreads on the skin amazingly that way .
Eye Shadow -Chanel - Soft Touch Eyeshadow - Safari
chanel277 4/7/2012 7:46:00 PM
its a pretty light taupe-grey color with satiny and slightly shimmery finish, applies and blends nicely. Not crazy about the quality of this for sure ive seen better. dior eye shadows for example are much more buttery and they have so much better color pay of Quite expensive and pretty basic standard color im sure you can find something similar and much cheaper. I splurged once for sure im not gonna repurchase, i dont mind the fact that the color isnt that unique i just dont find that the quality of this eyeshadow is good
Not a huge fan of this. Its pigmented but not pigmented enough for me. Its a dark brown color more on the cool side and i like that. Stays on well im not gonna complain about it. If I use it on my water line my eyes get very irritated. its super expensive. It doesnt glide on as smoothly as i would like to do. Comes with a sharpener on the other end that doesnt work i always end up just wasting more product than sharpen the pencil. I m not gonna repurchase for sure .
This product is just phenomenal . Its a pretty standard,basic and kinda dated formulation since all it contains is vaseline,salicylic acid and a tiny amount of vitamin E. So its pretty much just vaseline actually the 56% of this product is vaseline so if you have oily skin i think its time for you to stop reading this review lol. just to get thinks str8 because im so SICK of hearing ignorant people talking nonsense vaseline aka petrolatum and mineral oil are both considered to be the safest and the best way to moisturize your skin "Topical application of petrolatum and mineral oil can help the skin’s outer layer recover from damage, reduce inflammation, and generally heal the skin (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica, November–December 2000, pages 412–415).Also "Cosmetics-grade mineral oil and petrolatum are considered the safest, most nonirritating moisturizing ingredients ever found (Sources: Cosmetics & Toiletries, January 2001, page 79; and Cosmetic Dermatology, September 2000, pages 44–46"glad we solved that! Anyway back to the review. the winter this is my go to night time moisturizer works wonders for me i apply a thick layer of this and no matter in what condition my skin is the next morning i wake up with just soft, calmed plumped moisturized face. Words cant describe how good this stuff is and I never get excited about a skin care product feels greasy when i first apply it and i look oily but i dont mind i only use it before i go to bed. I wish they had a lighter version of this so i can use it during the day as well . Also ive noticed that for my sensitive skin this works incredibly well always manages to calm my skin down and also i found that reduces redness better than everything ive tried . Has never broken me out and never had any kind of problem with it i just love it
Eyeliner -Christian Dior - Crayon Eyeliner in Black
chanel277 4/1/2012 2:19:00 PM
Awful product really really terrible. The color is not even black its a medium charcoal grey. Looks very washed out Applies quite difficult and unevenly. On the water line stays on for like 6 minutes and then disappears. And when ever i use it to line my upper lash line it wont stay on more than a hour. Applies so unevenly you really need to drag it back and forth so to get some kind of color pay off.
This thing is phenomenal ! totally life savior for me. I have it in the shades 89 and 90 both are medium to dark brown shades. I use the 89 to draw on my eye brows and its phenomenal glides on the skin effortless and so smooth its a taupe brown purply color and if i dont take it off it will last probably for weeks LOL has matte finish I hardly touch the product with the brush and its enough to do my brows just phenomenal ! Considering the tiny amount u need of this it will probably last you 2 life times lets just hope that the packaging will prevent the product from drying out
I have this in the shade brun its a warm brown color. For me this product works better as a lip liner rather as a brow definer. Its very soft and creamy and doesn't stay long enough on my brows, plus the color is so wrong at least for me. Although it looks quite neutral on my brows the color looks way to worm and looks horrible on me.As a lip liner works quite well its very soft,creamy and goes on very smoothly in fact reminds a lot a dior lip liner that i have in the shade linen on my lips both look identical .As a brow product its very disappointing even if the color was right still i would hate the texture of it so soft with zero staying power as a lip liner works well though !
Very nice concealer !! I have it in the shade 22(pink undertones) and i only use it under my eyes and its perfect for that. comes in a tube and you squeeze the product out. Contains 10ml of product very reasonable ( i hate tiny concealers) has creamy texture not too liquidy not too pasty and wax like its something in between and its perfect. Provides medium buildable coverage and leaves a natural more on the matte side finish.Doesnt set on lines and wrinkles and has quite good staying power . I can easily compare it with MACs select cover up concealer except the inglot one doesnt set so matte and has a bit more coverage
Cleansers -La Roche Posay - Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser
chanel277 3/28/2012 1:45:00 PM
Hmm.... Im very skeptical about this product. I gave up cleansing my face with gels etc a year ago and I only now use cleansing milks and lotions like this one. I bought this after i read a rave review on Paula Begoun web site. I like the fact that comes in a huge container with a pump very very practical and economical. I like the fact that apparently this cleanser is very gentle and soft, not harsh at all and fragrance free. Doesn't irritate my skin its easy to find and very reasonably priced . The negative side now ! its fragrance free yes but has a medicinal scent that i dont enjoy at all. Second i think its a bit too gentle, I dont find that removes my make up well enough. I only use it as my morning cleanser when i dont have make up on or I take the bulk of my make off using wipes or a cleansing oil and then i use this to deep clean my skin.I dont mind doing that but i would like to use only one product for my cleansing ritual .My third complain is that it doesnt give you much time to really massage it onto the skin because after only few seconds it seems to be completely absorbed... all gone... and that for me is the real deal breaker . Also with this the use of a washing cloth is a necessity otherwise it leaves on the skin a film . I adore the fact that doesnt irritate my skin but other than that this product is a failure for me
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Resilience Lift Extreme - Ultra Firming Makeup SPF 15
chanel277 3/27/2012 7:44:00 PM
if you are a fan of chanels vita lumiere but you would like a bit more coverage, a bit more staying power and more shades to choose from then this is a great foundation for you! I really like most Estee Lauders foundations and this is no exception . Has a really liquidy, silky texture that spreads on the skin effortlessly.Provides light to medium buildable coverage.leaves a dewy finish on the skin, stays reasonably long on the skin and gives a very luminous moisturizing effect on the skin. gives a nice sheen and dimension to dry skins without that overly oily or wet like skin effect. I dont find that firms my skin as they claim but i dont use this foundation to firm my skin. If you are someone with oily skin dont even think to try this foundation the formulation would be quite greasy for you. Comes in a nice glass packaging with a pump. I m sure mature skins would love this ! chanels vita lumiere is good for people with just dry skin this one is better for dry mature skin because it doesnt move too much so it wont set on fine lines and wrinkles that much.
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cream
chanel277 2/24/2012 3:18:00 PM
I was at Sephora the other day and the lady who works for Estee Lauder was kind enough to give me samples of this new cream. I had never heard about this new moisturizer before so I literally i didn't know what to expect . just from the name i was expecting something heavy and richer in texture and I was right. This cream has really thick and creamy texture but surprisingly enough feels very nice on my "semi" dry skin feels very moisturizing and gives a pampering sensation. It dosnt have any spf in it so I only use it at night and the next morning my skin looks bright,fresh,calm,plumped more youthful and surprisingly enough firmer! Has a very discrete scent not irritating at all. The full size product comes in a jar which for me is quite disappointing and its the only reason for keeping me buying the full size product.I have the all skin types version and I dont know if this cream comes in other versions for other skin types. The all skin types formula that i own i can see it working only on drier skins cuz its a quite rich formula. Would I pay full price for the full product??? The answer is no and the 2 reasons are the price range ( i dont believe in expensive moisturizers I believe in plastic surgery) and the the second reason is the jar packaging . I only use moisturizers that come with a pump cuz this type of packaging holds the antioxidants stable .
Bronzers -Nuxe - Poudre Eclat Prodigieux Multi-Usage Compact Bronzing Powder
chanel277 1/13/2012 5:29:00 PM
I bought this when I was in Europe, Im not sure if or where can you find it in the USA. Its an OK product i can totally live without it. Comes in a nice big compact with a huge mirror. The packaging looks very luxurious not cheap and plasticky at all, but the size of it is a bit inconvenient for putting it into your purse. When you first take a look of the actual powder you will find it scary too dark and orangey looking but on my nc30 skin looks quite natural and neutral but more on the golden orangey side. Theres a tiny bit of shimmer in it but only in the first layers of product after a few uses this bronzer is completely matte. I dont think I ll buy it again i dont really care for it but i will use it up . I believe it will look better on people with darker skin tones
This pretty much contains just silicones and preservatives literally nothing else.I find it to be more moisturizing than oil absorbing. It creates a nice smooth base skin feels smooth and kinda velvety, spreads on the skin effortless thanx to its silicone enriched consistency.I dont find that helps my foundation to last longer but helps a tiny bit to make it look smoother on the skin. I will use it up cuz its a pretty decent product but I m not gonna repurchase I like mac's matte better
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
chanel277 1/1/2012 5:36:00 PM
For the price I had to pay to get this($9) I m not complaining its a very decent product. I find its texture quite creamy so its very easy to apply it.A small amount goes a long way and applies on the lids quite effortless which is something that I really enjoy. Has very good staying power stays put pretty much all day long. Offers a completely matte finish which I dont necessarily like I would like a more "liquidy" glossy finish . Comes with a brush and the brush surprisingly enough works excellent . My only complain is the color I dont find it black enough. Goes on quite intense but after awhile when its completely set the color fades a little bit but I can prevent that by applying a black eyeshadow on top of it.
Highlighters -Inglot - AMC face and body illuminator
chanel277 12/30/2011 3:07:00 PM
I have this in the shade #63 is a peachy/pinky/golden color with slightly purple undertones very unique color. Looks quite impressive inside the bottle but on my nc30 skin it doesn't say much,its quite sheer and not light enough to be a highlighter and the moment it hits your skin it changes color becomes more pinky and purpley kind of shade. Has very thin and watery consistency and after awhile sets mate on the skin leaving most of the shine behind. If layered over powder its almost impossible to be blended and looks very streaky. Comes in a small bottle with a pump, I dont find the packaging very convenient because 9 out of 10 times I dispense more product than I need. So as a cheek highlighter its not really working for me its not light enough nor pigmented enough at least for me. The way I use it just to use it up is by mixing it with my full coverage foundations. I like heavy coverage but sometimes heavy foundations look a little bit too mate and make skin look... lifeless if that makes any sense . So by mixing a couple of pumps of that gives to my foundation a touch of freshness and some dewiness that I like a lot. Quality wise its for sure a superior product and for sure in a very reasonable price I just have issues with the shade.