Self Tanners -L'Oreal - Sublime Bronze Gelee in medium deep
GORGEOUSCOURTNEY 9/5/2005 5:32:00 PM
Let me start by saying that I HATE how sunless tanners smell. Maybe on some people it's not so bad, but when mixed with my body chemistry, oh Lord. It is just awful, I hate it - and L'Oreal Sublime Bronze is no different. Outside of that (which I am just waiting for someone to come out with one that doesn't smell funny, but I'll have to keep on waiting...) it's great. The color is nice, not orange at all. It develops quickly and the gel is easy to apply. Obviously, it's best when applied after a shower and exfoliation (this one, the Medium, will darken dry patches worse than other self tanners, but that's because the product works well - you cannot get away with applying on dry skin with this one!). You can see where you're putting it, since the gel's tinted with bronze-color. I find it easy to get off my hands if I wash them after each application to the skin, like it says to do. If you mess up, just buy a bottle of St Tropaz Sunless Tanner Remover. I'd like it even better if it were a bit cheaper, though ($).
Revlon Colorstay Foundation (note: NOT the newer version in the slightly taller, slimmer bottle) is FANTASTIC!!! It comes in a 1.25 fl oz. glass bottle that says REVLON COLORSTAY MAKEUP Fond De Teint OIL FREE. The newer version, I believe, is so similar that the two could easily be confused, but the newer version just doesn't wear the same (I think it's for those seeking less coverage). This original is readily available (cheapest, I find, at Ulta Cosmetic store for about $8) and is a must-have beauty item. Flawless skin is the single best thing to have on your side (after that I'd list eyebrows that frame your face well, and mascara, of course) so being able to purchase such an inexpensive foundation that wears ALL day long (even stays put if you cry, sweat, or get caught in the rain) AND that looks beautiful on the skin is unbeatable. This makeup has a vast range of shades and most have a great yellow undertone that makes for a natural finish (not too pink like most cheap foundations). If you cleanse your skin well with a face cleanser (not soap) and follow with a light moisturizer (like Olay or Suave face moisturizer) you can apply this foundation with a makeup sponge, patting it on, THEN blending lightly - and it'll give you a flawless, fabulous finish. Be sure to blend at the jawline and when finished dust with pressed powder so it will set (this makeup says right on the bottle that it "sets in 60 seconds", and it does, so once you apply you cannot go back and add more or touch it up without risking 'caking', so do it and dust it (to ensure even better wear) and go - you're good all day and all night and can sleep in it and wake up looking still 'done'! It's wear is all in the application, so follow these steps and you're sure to love it! Lastly, as with any foundation, match the color to your neck, not your facial skin, since you'll be covering you skin with it (and it has to match the neck once on - if your skin coloring was perfect, you wouldn't be buying foundation anyway, so the point is to cover it and match it to the rest of your skin!). I am 27 years old, I have combination skin with the occasional breakout (as well as mild to moderate rosacea, so redness is always a factor for me), if that helps round out my description of this product.