Gorgeous packaging with the black orchid on the top; this has two colours- a soft white and a light pink highlighting cream. They can be applied onto the eye or cheeks. I worked the white onto the eyelids and it lasted the whole day and totally brightened my eyes. No need for additional eye colour thought it makes a fantastic base to let your eyeshadow colours come out true as its on a white base. The pink highlight works well on cheeks for a light rosy flush. Overall a fantastic product.
This is working out to be a white elephant, most likely to sit in the drawer. It was supposed to plump up the lips, fill in the lines and add definition. But ended up like a concealer on my lips, totally covered my natural lips' colour and a waxy texture that did not allow my liner to be drawn and made my lipstick slide. It may come in useful only if i am going to wear a very dark lipstick that will need me to redefine my lip contour otherwise this is not workin out with my sheer-colour lipsticks and glosses as my lips ends up lookind way nude and colourless.
This is a very cute product with the scented lilac shimmer in the soft, luxurious puff. The feel on skin reminds me of a soft kitty; and the lasting power of the shimmer is impressive- from morning till an evening cocktail till home. Good for the novelty but at the price, may not repurchase.
Treatments (Eye) -BeneFit Cosmetics - Ooh la lift!
beauticonnexion 5/6/2006 8:43:00 AM
I have no idea what this is supposed to do... It is a fluid in a felt-tipped tube, goes on lightly in a pinkish lilac colour and blends in quite easily. But it does not cover nor make my eyebags look any different.
This is a wonder on the eye lids and helps to give discoloured lids an evn tone and also brighter look. One lippie down for the dry texture that takes a fair bit of work to blend on evenly; can also use a bit under eyes to brighten. You harly find a "concealer" type of product in this bright banana colour. Thumbs up for good colour; concealer can be added over Lemon-Aid to hide darkness around the eyes.
to be honest, i have tried this for my undereye areas but feel that it settles into my lines mid-day... But this works wonder on my blemishes and red spots; covered well and really good lasting powers. the creamy texture is easy to work with and can be layered for extra coverage. #02 suits me to a T and will become a regular in my pouch.
Fresh fruity floral... makes me feel so fresh and girly and the bottle is so cute... i can spin it like a top so fun... lasted quite well considering it is only EDT. Thumbs up...
Lip Treatments -Clinique - Superbalm Lip Treatment
beauticonnexion 4/20/2006 9:56:00 AM
this is just so-so... comparable to just ordinary drugstore lip balms. Packaging is handy with the slanted tip applicator and balm is glossy looking. Not planning to repurchase.
I love this on the toes, it makes my feet looks clean and elegant! The colour is warmish red with golden undertones, shimmery rather than metallic IMHO. But not the glitter type of shimmery.
I really love the exotic looking bottle, but really the scent is not my cup of tea. It is cloyingly sweet and a bit "rubberized" smell. Mixed with perspiration, really very wrong... I think i will pass on this.
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)
beauticonnexion 4/20/2006 9:43:00 AM
Reading the past reviews, please let me clarify that this is a highlighter to reflect shadows from darkened areas like corner of nose, under eyes and brighten areas like cheek bones and bridge of nose. I did my foundation first and applied Touche Eclat to under eyes to brighten and onto cheeks bone to highlight. The lovely texture is very easy to apply and blend and compared to Clarins Eclat Minute, this is not as pigmented. It is a must to clean to brush after every use, i ahve been and zero odour!
One man's gold... this is my poison... This gave me a mighty headache and caused quite an embarassment when the person next to me shifted due to the overwhelming smell... totally not for the day and the hot humid weather twisted the smell to be worse!
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
beauticonnexion 4/20/2006 9:12:00 AM
This is on a thickish side and needs to have the brush cleaned up to prevent too much deposit. Overall works well and gives good definition to my sparse thin lashes. It is on the heavier side and tends to weigh down the curl. Need to put a fixant to prevent the lashes from drooping. Lovely scent... was told it is kiwi scented. (nt rose) tends to dry up pretty fast so remember to keep the bottle neck clean so able to close tightly. One lippie down due to hassle of cleaning brush...
this is Chanel's effort at making a fragrance that is marketed otwards the younger crowd. It's fresher and fruitier than CoCo and more stylish than Allure. I have this in EDT 100ml and i think after finishing this bottle, maybe will take a break before buying it again... Only grouse is the high price tag as with all Chanel fragrances...
I used this when i had this major breakout some months back... it kinds of sting when i applied it to freshly exfoliated skin and esp around the upper lips area... On the whole it did what it was to do- cleanse the skin and draw out excess oils... but i am rather turned off by the colour of the mask, also a bit difficult to wash off and need the help of the good old washcloth... but it stains my washcloth...*eeerrr* most prob will finish this and move onto other clay masks...