In 1999 I found this fragrance on a holiday trip. Since then it has been the fragrance I return to over and over again. The bottle is shaped like a beautiful seashell made from glass with bubbles in a red packaging. Where I live this fragrance is not very common and I get so many compliments whenever I wear it. It is a floral/spicy that to me has an earthy, dreamy quality to it. According to osmoz.com the notes are: Top note Freesia, Peach, Tarragon, Rosewood Middle note Jasmine, Lily of the valley, Heliotrope, Ylang-Ylang Base note Sandal, Vanilla, Tonka, Benzoin I belive that as long as this fragrance is available I will continue to repurchase.
My first encounter with Cristalle was through a french, very chic, exchange student. She came into the lab one summer morning wearing a sophisticated scarf and a trail of scent of Cristalle. To me this is the picture of Cristalle. Chic, sophisticated, clean and fresh. I love this fragrance (in the edt version) for summer.
I got this shampoo and the Kerastase equivalent and I definitely prefer the Kerastase version. The Extreme shampoo is probably a great product but the proteins made my scalp itch intensely and the scent is very strong, almost cloying. I would not repurchase because of this.
First, admittedly more often than not I like the products by Kerastase, so maybe I am biased. I got this and the Ciment Anti-Usure (not sure about the spelling) as well as the equivalents from Redken (the Extreme series) after having mis-treated my hair with highlights for too long a time. IMHO the Kerastase products blows the Redken products of out the water. The shampoo leaves my hair clean for a long time (I can wash my hair every third day with it still being fresh should I want to with this shampoo provided that I do not use a lot of styling products). It has a very pleasant scent that does not compete with my perfume. The tendency for individual strands to break has reduced a lot. A little goes a long way, so I expect that by the time I finish this bottle I will not need to buy a new one as I no longer mistreat my hair in the same way...
First, I would like to clarify that the only reason I say that I would not repurchase is because I expect that I will not run out anytime soon and by the time I get there I might be looking for a different style - this is really a good product. I got this lip gloss in shade number 5 at a half price off sale at one of the local beauty stores. I wanted a neutral, warm lipgloss that I could use either alone or together with matte lipsticks to give them some added texture. I was not looking for a plumping effect per se as I am happy with the fullness of my lips. The gloss comes in a tube with a brush applicator (I have noticed that YSL have brush applicators for quite a lot of their products - primer, some foundations, the glosses etc). Contrary to some other reviewers I like the brush, I find it easy to apply with this. The texture of the gloss is rather viscous (much higher viscosity that for instance the glossimers by Chanel of lipglosses by NARS). Some reviewers have said that they find it difficult to squeeze the product out and I can see their point of view. I have found that if you squeeze from the bottom of the tube this is not an issue. This really is a great gloss - looks natural, very shiny and GREAT staying power (I guess this is the payoff for working it through the tune ;-)). It has a bit of minty smell - very pleasant. Plumping effect - not so sure about that, but again, that was not the reason for purchasing this. I would definitely recommend this gloss for someone who wants a gloss that stays put!
This is a fantastic lipstick. I got mine in Poppy (well - poppy coloured - warm bright red) discounted at 70% so it was a real bargain. Super moisturising, excellent colouring that does not run, fantastic sheen to your lips, no scent. I have had this lipstick before, many years ago in Bamboo Brown. The packaging has changed now. Now it is a metallic lipstick casing encapsuled in a plastic shell (rather bulky). In the past there used to be the metallic casing only, which was much more handy and looked more classy. Nevertheless, this is a fantastic lipstck, a great quality product. If you get this at a discount - grab it - and if you don't it is still worth it´s money!
Eye Shadow -Laura Mercier - Shimmer Eye Color - Antique Gold
mariannepilgaard 9/26/2011 9:32:00 AM
I bought this product at a steal at StrawberryNET (hence the price rating). This is a versatile colour, I use it as a base or on my lids depending on the season and what effect I want to achieve. It is a lovely orangy (but not too orangy) gold with a slight shine (still discreet) to it. The consistency of the ES is really silky and easy to blend. I have given it a 4 as this type of shade is quite common and can probably be found as a dupe with many other brands. I would recommend this shade to anyone with the same colouring as mine.
I bought this product at a steal at StrawberryNET (hence the price rating). As others have described this is a light teal with a golden tone to it. I can go on really, really discreetly despite the colour, and this compliments my bluegreen eyes beautifully. I own other ES in the teal family and in comparison to e.g. MAC Aquadisiac this is more blue (with the gold speckles giving it a warm tone) and about approximately the same depth of colour. In the picture the LM Mermaid is swatched to the left and MAC Aquadisiac on the right. I use this primarily for my lids or the crease. The consistency of the ES is really silky and easy to blend. I would recommend this shade to anyone with the same colouring as mine.
I bought this product through StrawberryNet (I believe this version has been replaced by the Undercover Pot, which includes powder as well) in shades 2 and 3. I also use the corrector/concealer system from Bobbi Brown which I find very effective although you need to be careful to set it properly or else you get fallout from your mascara quite easily. I find that the Undercover gives such a fantastically natural result and quick to apply too! I use the LM secret concealer brush, apply a very, very small amount from the right part with short, featherlike strokes under my eyes, warm it slightly with my fingers - and the dark circles are gone! I use a tiny bit of powder to set and the result keeps all day. The left hand side covers old sins from enjoying the sun a bit too much (melasma) and different kinds of imperfections beautifully. Great product and lots of mileage for the money!
I really wanted to like this product. Perhaps it is the coverage (I normally wear a medium coverage) however I found this to be extremely cakey and mask like - and it showed off my pores rather than hiding them -horrible.... It does give nice radiance though so that claim I can attest to. Would absolutely not repurchase.... EDIT September 26th 2011: I used this with a different primer and to be fair it removed a lot of the problems described above. I still would not repurchade though as I do not want to be reliant on a specific primer for certain results.
This foundation does a great job in covering imperfections and blends so fantastically well into your skin. There are other foundations which does and even better job is magically making pores disappear all day, however still, this is one of my favourites. Goes on like a dream, feels like silk and great staying power.
This foundation does wonders in hiding imperfections such as large pores and wrinles (well - to some extent at least). The consistency is so comfortable and it feels like you are not wearing a foundation at all - and it lasts all day! This is a really great foundation!
I got a pre-packed sample of this product (hence the 3 on the price and packaging) in the colour Beige Diaphane. I found that it had a slight alcoholly smell when first applied, which disppeared quite quickly. The consistency is very runny and very easy to distribute. I found that the foundation unfortunately rather emphazised the pores. I would not buy this foundation simply because it does not fit my skin.
I was chosing between Print and Carbon. With the clarity of hindsight I should probably have chosen Print to get a slightly softer look. I have quite big problems with fall-out from Carbon (have not noticed with other MAC shadows) regardless of which technique I use hence the lower rating. I can see this is a great shadow for darker colourings and those who do not have a problem with fall-out.
Perfect colour to bring out the teal in my blue/blue-green eyes! goes on easily and easy to blend (though not buttery soft).