Eyeliner -Chanel - Double Ecriture/On The Double Crayon - Kohl Bronze - Peche
Drienne28 6/26/2004 3:14:00 PM
LOVE IT! I'm brunette, brown eyes - and these colors are perfect for me and my skin tone. The lighter end is great as a hightlighter on the inside corner - the dark end, bronze is long lasting and perfect for my eye color.This is a quality eye liner that lasts and works wonderfully.
Great foot cream. Cooling and exfoliating - makes feet feel alive. Smells delightful and wakes up the senses! Great after a long day on your feet - quite a treat!
Didn't like this very much. Didn't like the color it left or the consistency of it, at all. Wasn't very realsitic looking on me.
Treatments -Avon - ANEW Line Retreat Neo-Retinol Line Plumper
Drienne28 6/26/2004 2:48:00 PM
This did nothing for me. I don't know, maybe I was doing it wrong, or something. I couldn't tell any difference - and did use it for a couple of months.
This gives a very natural, radiant glow. I have medium complexion - olive, yellow undertones. Looks great on untanned and tan skin. When applied right to the apples of the cheeks, looks very natural - like a healthy flushed look. I love it!
Moisturizers -Ole Henriksen - Vitamin Plus Balancing Cream
Drienne28 6/26/2004 2:41:00 PM
This is very creamy, but goes on light - which I like. Smells a little like a pine tree, though. My skin is very dry from central air, and I'm finding that this isn't quite cutting it for the dryness. But I do like the feel of it. Would work better for more oilier skin, as it's not too heavy.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Lash Architect Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
Drienne28 6/26/2004 2:38:00 PM
I've yet to find THE mascara. The one that doesn't clump and drags out and thickens lashes. This one DOES make the lashes looked plumped and longer. It seems to get a little clumpy, though - and extreme care should be taken when applying, or one could apply too much. Clump city! But I'm pleased for now, with this. I apply this very slowly and carefully, trying to cover all lash area as delicately as poss. without getting too much on. I would buy this again - unless I found a better one!
Highlighters -Clinique - Colour Rub Allover Lustre
Drienne28 6/26/2004 2:33:00 PM
My color is sheer radiance. 02. I wanted something light. I love that this isn't thick and cakey or gooey. It smooths on and doesn't look creased. It's very light with little reflective particles, but not over the top glittery. Very elegant and tasteful - pearl like color. Makes eyes look more open if placed in the right spots (inside corners and up around brow line. Then add some to the outside of the eyes where the cheek and eye meet, hightlights beautifully. Looks great mixed in with makeup all over face! Love it! Have had this .37 fl oz bottle for quite some time - a little goes a long way.
I was having this applied weekly at my salon - I was glad to see they were using a name I'd recognized - well, I liked the results so much, I ordered my own 4 bottles online - and now I can apply it myself. BUT - to acheive the very believable tan - one must, it seems, go through rigorous application. I made the mistake of applying it in the morning, covering every inch of my body - maybe I used a bit too much, because I couldn't sit for a few hours!~ It was very tacky and wet, still. I didn't shower the color guard off until that night - and was a little disappointed - until the next morning - wow! The color had developed beautifully. Very convincing. A little bit of a pain to apply and wait around - unless you do it before bedtime. Smell isn't too, too bad - I can put up with it. Got complements on my tan, so I'm happy!
Very natural looking bronzer, very dark and a little goes a long way - has to be applied to the right canvas, meaning - skin should be properly hydrated so that the powder doesn't look muddy, blotchy or dirty on the skin. When appled correctly, this looks great - believable! It's not orange looking, and a little dusted along the apples of the cheeks, and just little across the nose, chin, and forehead, looks great on my medium, slightly olive skin. I don't like the pad they give you to apply it - I use a blush brush, but otherwise this is worth every penny. I've tried Lancome, Mary Kay and several other bronzers and this is by far the best. Would def. buy again.
Concealers -MAC - Studio stick concealer [DISCONTINUED]
Drienne28 6/25/2004 7:07:00 PM
I'd actually like to give this a better rating, but I just purchased Cle de peau concealer and it blows this away. My only purpose for concealer is under eye baggage. This product is probably really good for younger under eye skin; a little more hydrated maybe mild darkness. But my 29 year old under eyes are presently suffering from bad allergies and dark circles - and this didn't quite cut it for me. It's a little cakey and drying. Would have been great for me about 6 years ago, though! It did get me by until my Cle de peau came in the mail!
I felt so guilty when I purchased this. I got it on Ebay for around $56. I kept trying to justify spending that kind of $$ on one, little concealer stick. Then I tried it on my dry, allergy tainted under-eye circles and instantly, the guilt was gone. I'm so, SO HAPPY to have found this by way of review on M.A. - I've only used it for a couple of days - so I'm starting off my review with only 4 lippies (just incase I'm jumping the gun) - just the consistency of this is so much better than the MAC concealer I just bought a few weeks ago. It's creamy and light, doesn't crease. My under eyes have been really dry lately and adding ANY concealer usually just makes them look caked and more dry (and I've tried several in the last, few weeks). Also, because of severe allergies, I've been suffering with these god-awful dark circles that NO concealer could cover completely. Cle de peau has mananged to do it the best, so far - and I pray that it becomes my HG of concealer sticks - so far, so good! I'm using ocre, and I have a slight tan right now (otherwise I'm medium, slightly olive complected) so it's a teensy bit light for me at the time - but I manage to blend it well enough. I just love it - and I LOVED the packaging! I didn't want to take it out of the box! Beautiful!
I used this once. Was a bit orangy - streaked (maybe I did it wrong) - and THE SMELL was unbearable, and I'm no princess - I just couldn't take it. I put up with a lot for beauty-sake but i just couldn't take the smell of this stuff! Ugh. I was afraid that everyone around me could smell me when I went out!
Treatments (Eye) -Burt's Bees - Royal Jelly Eye Cream
Drienne28 4/26/2004 9:47:00 PM
Now, i like this product - I bought it at a very crucial time - winter - in much need of of an under eye skin revival, as far as moisture goes. Yes, it is thick and waxy, lightly scented and a little odd on the skin, but I apply it lightly, pat it around the eyes, delicately with the tips of my fingers. Upon first use, it DID moisten my eye area (dry eye lids and under eyes), It doesn't do anything for bags, but the added, intensive moisture does wake my eyes up - Now, I use it in conjunction with a couple other eye products, as well - all do specific things - and it's cheap enough to have even incase I run out of something a lot more expensive. The key is using it sparingly and not smudging it on - dot it around the eye.
The packaging was cute, I thought at first - but realized it wasn't very practical for travel - it's own little box with removeable lid - too bulky to take with you in a small bag. I liked the color, but it didn't look great on my skin tone - medium, yellow undertones - for some reason it didn't do much to perk up my cheeks - but I used it throughout the winter , layered it which was probably a mistake - the powder seemed drying to my skin, as well.