I have the EDT; this review is for the EDT. I have been dying to try L'Heure Bleue. I wish it were possible for me to have this perfume before the reformulation, as it seems to be on the list of Guerlains that have suffered a little due to time. Nevertheless, after spritzing some on paper, my husband loved this. It was for him that I purchased it -- the initial violet smell was crushing to me. On my skin this is all vanilla and sweetness, after the heavy violet initial scent begins to fade. I wish it had more carnation to it; I wish everything did. The more I wear this, the more I feel I love it. It is feminine and melancholy, sweet but light, faintly spicy (I love you, carnations!) and very evocative. I'm very glad I purchased this, and I feel the bottle will last me for quite some time.
Blush -Maybelline - Dream mousse blush in soft plum [DISCONTINUED]
keanash 6/14/2011 2:16:00 PM
One of the go-to blushes. Points off for shimmer, which I don't like. It could be worse, though, and I'll live with the shimmer in exchange for the lovely color of this. I am very fair, and this gives a nice pop of color to my cheeks. It looks excellent with almost anything I've put with it -- red lipstick, bright eyeshadows, everything. Application is easy. I really am fond of this.
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
keanash 6/14/2011 2:15:00 PM
This is a nice cream blush. It's a smooth coral-y peach. As I am a very fair girl (green eyed, redheaded), this shows up nicely on my skin and works really well in the summer. It gets points off for being shimmery, which I don't really like. However, the ease of application is a huge plus, and the color is very pretty.
Lipstick -Besame - Enchanting Lipstick in Red Velvet
keanash 6/12/2011 6:27:00 PM
Red Velvet is a holy grail red for me! I looked for a suitable red for day for quite a while before I finally tried this. I'm so impressed with Besame's formula -- a lovely vanilla scent, a creamy but highly pigmented lipstick that glides on easily, good staying power after eating, drinking, etc. Red Velvet has such a nice brownish undertone to it that makes it work for day, and it works for redheads, too!
This is not a primer! This is a concealer! For me, at least, it DOES work well as a primer, but that's not the purpose of this -- and the consistency should, I think, make that obvious. Lemon Aid has a nice yellow tone that evens out the purples and blues of tired eyes, especially for such a fair gal as I am. I have used it nearly every day since I bought it. In fact, a lot of the time I don't put anything but this & mascara on my eyes -- it works so well! I've been very pleased with it and I will definitely repurchase when mine runs out. It's lasted forever, though.
Oh, Chanel no 5. For a long time, I thought I "knew" what this smelled like. I was so wrong. The aldehydes make this absolutely sparkle. I love rose, but jasmine is a so-so for me. In this perfume, it is exquisite. It stays close to the skin and smells so feminine, so absolutely womanly, that I feel it is exactly what Coco Chanel wanted it to be: the scent of a woman.
An elderly woman, still beautiful, once said to me that "every woman should wear Shalimar at least once in her life." This is a truly beautiful scent. While removed from its former glory, like many old fragrances, Shalimar still shines even in reformulation. It is sweet, spicy, with a smooth undercurrent of that lovely Guerlain vanillic scent. This one turns heads when I wear it, and never fails to make me feel more beautiful when I have it on. Shalimar has a powdery sweetness to it like many older fragrances do, removed from the silly modern sensibility that perfumes ought to be more sweetly cloying or brightly citrus. Shalimar is deep and retains an earthiness underneath its smooth top. One of my favourites of all time.