Lip Gloss -Isadora - Express Star Gloss in Reflecting Blackberry
Concord 7/18/2003 1:10:00 PM
This looks very deep in the tube but goes on a sheer ylbb berry colour with silver shimmer. *Very* pretty. I love that it has a brush instead of a sponge applicator. High shine and no fragrance.
This is a beautiful product. A very pale ivory pressed powder with dolden shimmer. Adds a pale, warm glow to your skin. *Very* pretty.
This looks better on me than Orgasm, which turns up a little orange on me. I don't have much to add to the numerous reviews below apart from that I can't see *any* peach at all in this. And the amount you get isn't as bad as it looks. NARS blushes are 4.5 grams, UD's are 4 grams.
Lip Treatments -Clinique - Superbalm Lip Treatment
Concord 4/10/2003 5:42:00 PM
I'm on my third tube of this and will keep repurchasing. Sometimes my lips get extremely dry and flakey and this thick, glossy balm actually dissolves these flakes in about half an hour. I guess this balm can be a bit tricky to use under lipstick since the texture is so much like a sticky gloss, but I'd really recommend this on days when you just want shine and no colour and of course it's perfect as an overnight treatment. It's really difficult to get the last our of the tube, though.
I have the silver version of this and love it. It houses six of my favourite brushes, my Stila 8-pan and quite a few other daily essentials with ease. I am, however, looking for something slightly roomier. I'd love this even more if it was half an inch deeper. The black purse seems better made than my silver, but the silver is so shiny and fun. Definitely over-priced, but I couldn't care less. I just had to have it.
Totally OTT and in your face, this fragrance reeks of headshops of yore. And I totally adore it! A sweet orange/pathcouli alliance that lasts and lasts. And lasts. I must say it is a crude blend. If I want this to smell subtle, I'd spray it on before going to bed and it would just be mild enough after I shower the next day. I love to wear this in the summer. It doesn't turn sweet. It's like a liquid, olfactory trip. *Only* for the headstrong.
Just wanted to add to the review below that Serge Lutens' four "Bois" perfumes were launched together with Feminité du Bois and are focusing on four aspects of this scent. All have the pronounced Atlas Cedar note, but with the oriental/balsamic, violet, musk and fruity notes pronounced respectively. A truly unique fragrance in my opinion.
First of all, I think this is definitely overpriced. For such a sheer foundation, it should apply and blend a lot easier. Results depend a lot on skintype and what base you use. At this price it should be a fool-proof foundation, but it can streak and/or look chalky if you haven't got your skincare down to patch.
This is an ok product. It reminds me a bit of MAC Satin, but sinks in better IMO. The colour I have was way off though. It's a nice but overpriced foundation and I will not buy again.
Moisturizers -Clarins - Moisture Quenching Hydra-Balance Lotion SPF 15
Concord 11/20/2002 4:41:00 PM
I use this in the non-SPF version and it's the perfect under-makeup product for me during the winter. During the cold months (I'm talking -20 Celsius) my skin is painfully dry, and this product moisturizes and nourishes well enough without being greasy, and therefore is perfect for me to use under foundation. I'm wearing it right now under Dior Diorskin powder foundation. and it's just prefect. The smell is somewhat overpowering, but my sensitive skin doesn't react to it what-so-ever.
Love these duos! My favourite is "Silent Movie", a near black paired with a peachy champagne colour that is easily my favourite nude ever. The Black colour isn't flat, nor shimmery and the light one has a velvety radiance that in certain lights develop into a very wearable sparkle. My only "problem" is that I run out of the light shades a lot quicker than the dark ones, but I can live with that. Oh, and I even like the brush that comes with them. Never before have I used brushes that comes with a compact!
This is Guerlains biggest mistake. It's a white floral that unfortunately still sells well. There's nothing wrong with it, it just isn't really a Guerlain type of scent. Evokes the attitude of the early 80's, which isn't something I'm looking for in a Guerlain perfume.