Blush -The Body Shop - Sparkle & Shimmer Powder Puff
TinaGreece 11/4/2005 3:51:00 PM
I'm not sure if this was a limited product, I bought it in the summer, and some people have told me they cant find it. This blush is truly excellent! A little treasure! It has a natural, flushed like pink shade, with a subtle shimmer. It's in a little cute round container, and is like loose powder, also with it comes a little gorgeous make up puff. Every time I wear it, I have always received great compliments on it! It goes fabulous with bronzer, and a darker shade foundation, but it doesn't really work well on it's own.
This colour absolutely sux! It's EXTREMELY bright in an unflattering way! It made me look so strange! I tried to like it, use a darker shade lipliner, but it just still sucked. Will only be using it to write love messages on the bathroom mirror to my boyfriend! Luckily, it was cheap.
This is a deep red/brown colour and I really think it's lovely. It stays put, and is has a lavish, rich texture. I love the colour because I see total,complete red makes me look like a funny clown and is weigh too bright. This is a much warmer shade, deeper, and lovely for winter, without sticking out in a weird way. I love the little mirror at the top- a life saver if a mirror isn't handy.
Treatments (Eye) -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex
TinaGreece 11/4/2005 3:07:00 PM
I have used this as my every day eye cream. It has a very nice rich texture, and is extremely moisturising. A nice base before applying concealer. Other than that, to be honest, I expected quite more for my fine lines. (I'm 31)
I'm not really a fan of deep pink lipsticks or liners, but I do see they really suit me. This liner just makes your lips look pretty, and with a bit of sheer lipgloss, may be used on it's own,seeing it's also got a nice rich texture. A very flattering shade, and have found goes with many lipsticks!
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur #6 Pink Sand
TinaGreece 11/4/2005 2:55:00 PM
This is a lovely warm nude/coral/pinky/beigey colour! ouf! I really love it when I want the natural look, or when I want to emphasise my eyes more than my lips. It stays put, and will not crack. The only downside is, it's quite expensive, and I can find cheaper similar shades. But it definitely is one of my all time favourites. Update: I still haven't found a favourite shade like this one!! It's definitely one of my absolute staples!!! http://www.makeupalley.com/account/pics.asp?id=335896&picture=506837
This is a really nice natural looking shade! Sometimes I go overboard applying blush, but with this baby, no matter how much you apply, you can never go wrong, it is very discreet, but in a flattering way. I find it's the best shade to use in the morning, when you don't want to look too made up, and also great with a smokey eyes look. I always have this colour around, because there it's always going to come in handy. Edit>P.S yes, it does look awful as you see it in the container, but it's a whole different story once applied!
I don't really like this powder. The shade is rather dark- which I wanted, but this shade doesn't flatter. I also find when I apply it over my cheeks with a sponge, it brings out my fine lines.
Concealers -Guerlain - Issima Precious Light Smoothing Illuminator [DISCONTINUED]
TinaGreece 10/27/2005 2:11:00 AM
I thought for the price- 35 euros! and the rave reviews- that it would be some sort of miracle concealer, boy was I disappointed. To put it frankly- it sucked.Hardly concealed,did not blend smoothly and was flaky. A huge let down.
I'm an avid user of the Dior skin flash concealer, and seeing I use this product alot- and I mean alot!- I decided to purchase something cheaper for days when not required to look my best- and there are quite a few:):):) But after using this, I saw that this wasn't the case! It's fantastic stuff! I would never have imagined it! I use the lightest shade- which is very light, so just a tiny amount is needed. It doesn't crack, it conceals, and will stay put! A greatttttt bargain!!!!!!
I really like this moisturiser! (And being in Greece, it is dirt cheap! 12euros!) the scent is not overpowering, but really pleasant, and I feel it gives my skin a lovely glow. Extremely moisturising without feeling heavy- perfect for normal-dry skin, and it's lovely it includes spf. I also think 40 mls is adequate, as with this product, a little goes a long way. UPDATE: I still haven't finished it, but found the root to the problem of me being quite shiny throughout the day, and I'm sad to say it was the cream. (and I have dry skin) so, I just bought Korres Sugar Crystal Cream, and think I'll give that a go.
I thought this cleanser was quite nice- and for sth really cheap (12 euros in Greece) it is definitely worth it. It leaves skin smooth and silky and does not clog pores. The only downside is, seeing I wear foundation etc. regularly, I would like sth more effective ( I see I need to use about 5 cotton pads- back and front- to get off all the grime, and definitely use a lotion afterwards ) but other than that I'm happy with it. (I don't use it for eyemake up removal, it would take to long I think, and perfect for dry skin.)
This is fantastic stuff! After reading all the wonderful comments, I just had to invest to save my dull dehydrated skin! At first the shine made me think "This can do serious damage to ones eyes" but I realised, I had put on too much -yes, less is more- and after another restless night of sleep, my skin fortunately was not affected! Glowing results! And today before using it with my moisturiser, HEAVENLY skin! You go Clarins! (FYI I have dry skin, 31 yrs old)
This is a great product for those who like to indulge in a cream with a scent that lasts ALL DAY! It is quite heavy, but great for those who do not want to use perfume daily. I did find it moisturises the skin well.Update: Can't stand the scent anymore, gives me nausea!
Moisturizers -Christian Dior - Capture First Action age-defense refining creme
TinaGreece 9/19/2005 1:22:00 PM
I used Capture Age Defense Refining fluid spf 8 and found no difference in my skin. Didn't think it did much.