This looks more natural in summer when my skin is darker. For winter I wear this on weekends and use concealor for a natural glow, but it does not look finished enough for me to wear to the office for a full workday. I also have the untinted version for night use. My skin is a lot more even after using these regularly. I want a lighter tone but you can combine the 2 products if you wish.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Royal Apothic Noble Carnation
greenreed 1/21/2013 6:06:00 PM
I love black currant, violet leaf, and sandalwood, but I would not have been able to imagine them all together. My first impression was that this reminded me of a deeper Carol's Daughter, but this moves beyond clean and fruity into something more interesting. For reference I used to like vanillas and fruit, and laundry scents, but I am branching out. This scent evolves more than a lot of the newer fragrances, such as Dot and Gaga, which I like, but they stay mostly the same over time and may be geared toward a younger crowd. It may fade too soon for some, so I gave it a 4.
Shampoo -Frederic Fekkai - Moisturizing Shampoo with Shea Butter
greenreed 1/6/2013 1:08:00 PM
Tried a sample and am favoring to buy a bottle. Does not break out my sensitive scalp but cleans well without weighing down. My hair is healthy tho I dye it for fashion sake. It is long but I have no detangling issues. If you are looking for special detangling stuff, you might need to see how others fare. I love the scent and it distributes well, unlike some heavier stuff I have tried.
Conditioner -Frederic Fekkai - Moisturizing Conditioner with Shea Butter
greenreed 1/6/2013 12:51:00 PM
I was feeling grossed out by a color care shampoo that left my hair smelling bad. This is light enough to not weigh my hair down. I might need a heavier moisturizer but this seems good for every day as it does not break out my sensitive scalp.
I am putting yes repurchase because the product works, but I detest the scent. I do not find it dissipates at all and find it very distracting. I have long hair and need to hold my curls I put in, and I really wish I could find something yummy smelling like Aussie products, perhaps, though not as stiff.
Great for keeping curled hair puffy and soft for a couple days. Not good for getting the greasy look out of straight hair.
If you like bubble gum scents, but want something adult you would not be embarrassed to wear, this would do. Reminds me of raspberry bubble gum, though neither of those notes are in this. It is probably the vanilla that gives it's sweetness and staying power. It is not like the other Escadas, and not like Pink Suger, either. reminds me of something I had called "Unzipped" from a perfume store I went to. It is not overpowering and comes across as different than lots of other things out there, if you are looking for something not everyone has.
Tinted Moisturizer -TheBalm - BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer
greenreed 11/19/2012 10:01:00 PM
I hope this is still around when I need it. The light medium is really nice and I will need sunscreen for this coming summer. Looks very natural and less greasy than others I have tried.
This is way less greasy than benefit SKAG and Revlon photo ready liquid compact with the screen/ sponge. Applied very lightly, this gave me great coverage without looking heavy. Light medium is a perfect match for my winter pallor.
All the shades were either too light or too dark for me. Strange because the light medium foundation of this brand was great for me.
Light and easy to wear. At the end of the day I can smell it from where I sprayed it on my chest. I can see how someone would get tobacco from this. But I do get a vanilla as well. I bought this long ago, but it's staying power seems to have increased over time, at least on me. A lot of things I have are too potent to wear to the office, but I can get away with this.
I like sweet vanillas for a boost. I held off until this was in marshals. I really like it for depressing fall days. Got it with a small lotion for only 20 bucks
Nice cheap and easy to use. Wish it was a tad less chunky in terms of glitter, but I still wear it to work as a wash overly lid. For me who does not wear shadow as much as I'd like, this is an easy option for me
This would be nice as a treat. I have a lotion sample which has little sparkles in it. Soaks in without residue. A woody musk scent that must be stronger than the perfume, from reading the other reviews. If you are big on scent, the lotion is the way to go.
Highlighters -Prestige - Skin Loving Minerals Sunbaked in Pure Shimmer
greenreed 10/21/2012 10:35:00 AM
My skin is super dull now that it's fall. This gives me a glow. I use it all over my face because I need the boost some days. It can easily look greasy if you over apply.