Crème -Elizabeth Arden - Flawless Finish Sponge-On Creme Make-up
sun_p 6/21/2007 12:34:00 PM
its quite a glamourous foundation. classical coverage, really sleek classical pakaging. quick and easy to apply. this stuff is really thick and heavy so you have to apply with a really light hand-and when you get it right you look naturally flawless. If you build it up too much then you will look flawless but in that wax work kind of way which is not really a good look. in terms of sponge on creme foundation this stuff is top of the range i think. I love the mirror, and how compact and portable it is. although im quite young I think this type of make up is better for maturer skin for age spots and lines, but I think the consistency suits my skin type because I have an uneven skin tone and loads of old acne marks. bare this in mind and two comments ive had while wearing this-one from my mum "your skin is looking nice these days" and another from a nurse-"youre not wearing any make up-youve got nice skin". yes! result! love it when that happens
its great how you can mix the two tones to get the right shade, but i never understand these types of concealers, they are so textured and dry. so from a distance you look flawless, but it just looks cakey when you get close and makes your pores look huge. not for me.
Blush -Aveda - Petal Essence Cheek Color in Apricot Glow
sun_p 6/20/2007 10:53:00 AM
if you want a dramatic or obvious blusher this is not for you, this is a very very natural look. it gives my face and complexion radiance and glow. a sun kissed look. its got those gold overtones like NARS deep throat. im an olive complexion and it works wonders- i love it. it does seem to go everywhere in the pan though because although it is compact the consistency is still very loose. this is so nice for summer time day wear, especially over a bronzer. lovely. only bad thing is that if you have larger pores i think this shows them up a bit.
i have 12 and 14. these are really really good quality lippies. they are really rich in colour for a dramatic look or you can dab for a day time, really versatile. mthey are classic matte but still moisturising. i dab a bit of 8 hour cream to add gloss sometimes. lovely stuff. i love the packaging too.
Liquid -Chanel - Double Perfection Fluide [DISCONTINUED]
sun_p 6/18/2007 3:50:00 PM
It has a lovely feel and finish because its a very lightweight foundation, but the coverage is not good . and its not the sort of foundation you can build up, as itll look and feel dry. maybe if you have good skin itll be ok, this is definately not for me.
Tinted Moisturizer -Elizabeth Arden - Sheer Lights tinted moisturizer
sun_p 6/17/2007 4:04:00 AM
this is nice, but you can actually smell the SPF a bit. its lightweight-really moisturising, nice glow. nice under a powder if you want a bit of extra coverage. good packaging. Im not that in to tinted moisturisers but this would be my favourite.
Treatments -Caudalie - Vinoperfect Complexion Correcting Radiance Serum
sun_p 6/15/2007 3:09:00 PM
This is really quite expensive for what it is, yes feels lovely, the consistency is nice, and it smells gorgeous. but im a little sceptical of how effective it is. I bought it to even out my skin tone and treat my old acne scars. The lady said it would work on scars. well it doesnt really. I think it might give you a little radiance if you have clear skin already but i dont know if its noticeable enough to fork out £40 on. I am now using pure South American Rosehip oil on my face to treat my uneven skin tone, and scarring, and although its not as glamourous as this serum, it works a treat, its so effective, that i noticed a visible difference within a few weeks and its miles cheaper than vinoperfect radiance serum. apparently rosehip oil has anti aging properties too. If i was rich or if vinoperfect radiance serum was cheaper I might consider it again as a novelty because it just feels and smells so nice. otherwise in terms of effectiveness, its a no-no.
i dont know what i would do without it. aaah. super effective for a multitude of uses, lips, highlighter, eye gloss, dry areas, treats irritated skin, colesores, burns, scars, i could go on. i need this stuff.
its quite a subtle one for olive skin tones, but it gives a natural healthy glow. i love it. brightens my face right up. works really really well over a bronzer and tanned skin too. lovely
ive got 03. its too orange, im olive skinned aswell. but i think it had potential to be good if i had the right colour, because the consistency was light but it still had a good coverage, and its an excellent brand, very natural. BUT the packaging is not good at all, its a twisty thing, but when you twist it too much comes out and you end up wasting loads, so it doesnt last long and when you first buy it it takes a million twists to get the stuff out.
if you want that youthful glowing healthy sunkissed luminous natural skin look...(i dont ask for much) this is the one. my favourite, finally!. Im slightly olive skinned, i expect it will be better for these kind of skin tones as its quite warm. i love love love love love it.
i have yellow undertones, as I am mixed raced. this shade does not work for me because its too close to my colour. its too yellow so it looks dirty. so if you are olive, or a darker skin tone, this is not for you.
Moisturizers -Caudalie - Vinopure Matte Moisturizing Fluid
sun_p 6/2/2007 1:22:00 PM
i love this smell of this, smells natural. good if you have combonation skin
mmm j'adore this. i really like the novelty chocolatey packaging and smell, and the way it clicks shut with the magnet closing. It looks very dark brown in the packet so go easy in applying-if you want to achieve a natural tanned look. not too sparkly which i appreciate for daywear. sits nice on the skin too, you dont feel it, its not gonna clog up your pores. good as some expensive bronzers bargain!! boujois is the best off the counter make up brand, love it.
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stylist Mascara ] [DISCONTINUED]
sun_p 5/22/2007 1:27:00 PM
i initially posted a really harsh review of this product, but ive mastered the technique and i have really warmed to it, if you want dark but wispy long lashes. the trick is...light hand! especially when its brand new it will be cloggy because there will be too much mascara on the comb, so take some off and apply lightly. it takes practise, and getting used to, especially if youre not used to a comb brush but practise makes perfect, and then its worth it. (i didnt mean that to rhyme,honest)