Moisturizers -Kiehls - Creme D'Elegance Repairateur
noseofblue 1/6/2004 5:09:00 PM
This is a really moisturizing facial cream that is great for dry and/or winter skin. I think it might be tough to wear during the day, but it's terrific at night. Great value too.
This is a light, natural, semisheer red. It's just not my color-too warm for my neutral/cool coloring.
I finally have found "my" red. This is a really beautiful red/brown/plum color with alot of range, from almost subtle if blotted to vampy if layered on. I use it with Benefit Gipsy liner and it's just perfect. It was always browns for me before, but this is gorgeous. 2012 update: this is way too matte and drying for me. Won't be buying again.
This is the color I'd hoped "brown" would be when I first bought it. It's a really nice balance between pink and beige, unlike brown which is too plummy (at least for me). Turns out that "brown" was named for Bobbi, not for its color, according to MUA from whom I bought. This is a really nice every day color.
Treatments -Elizabeth Arden - Ceramide Advanced Time Complex Capsules
noseofblue 12/31/2003 8:17:00 PM
This is a VERY old product--at least 25 yrs.--that I've gotten as a GWP more times than I can count. It was novel in its day, but there are much better products out there these days. Even with my dry skin, I find it too greasy. Not only wouldn't I buy it, I won't use it at all. And try twisting that top off if your hands are damp from the shower or if you have any moisture on them whatsoever.
Eye Makeup Remover -Estee Lauder - Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
noseofblue 12/30/2003 12:15:00 PM
Not gentle enough. This is just one of many eye makeup removers that claims to be "gentle" but makes my eyes sting anyway. If you've got sensitive eyes or allergies, try Kiehls or La Mer, which actually are gentle.
Couldn't get past the stench. Why do they do that??
I think this product is way overrated. I've tried several colors and they all clump. Shisedo on the high end, and MF Stretch and Separate on the cheaper end, are better.
This "cult" product is way overhyped. It has a nice consistency, but needs reapplying almost constantly to do any good. I used this stuff for years, egged on by InStyle, before I realized I was still chapped and it did nothing. The moisturizing chapstick (blue tube) is better, as is jingjang balm.
Taupe is nothing like its name--it's a lovely medium neutral color, that you can coax toward its brown side or reddish side with liner. It may sound boring, but of all the zillions of lipsticks I buy and then toss or ignore, this gets worn.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
noseofblue 12/28/2003 3:48:00 PM
Makes my eyes burn--an immediate non-starter.
I too think this and Bain de Force (in the green bottle) are the best shampoos out there--and a world better than Bain Satin 2. I've got coarse, double-processed hair that gets blow dried and flatironed and it looks smooth and shiny. I'm stocking up--heard a nasty rumor that L'Oreal is discontinuing US distribution.
Could not get past the revolting smell. It went right in the trash.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
noseofblue 12/28/2003 2:39:00 PM
I can't stand this stuff because it's way too sticky. I like something I can apply quickly with my fingers--and it's too difficult to get off (my fingers, that is). This might be a better idea for someone with time and a lip brush.