You'll be shocked at what colors you want - I wear the #2 (was matched at Armani counter) and it's the most beautiful little pop of color on my cheeks - like a celebrity on the red carpet. However, I'm pretty fair and this color is bright red with orange undertones, I never would have picked myself! It really is the best one for me though, so try out all the shades. You need the absolute tiniest amount possible - like a pin dot. It blends right in and give it a few minutes to really settle in your skin - the bright color will tone down a little. Stays well and doesn't leave sparkle - the one thing about Nars Orgasm that drives me nuts. Really liking this stuff!
Okay, finally - I have really found my forever foundation now. This goes on extremely light and silky and is very easy to blend. A small amount covers very well and is easily buildable for a night out. The finish really does look luminous, it's absolutely gorgeous and the very subtle sheen it gives is just what I wanted. It's expensive, but trust me a small amount is all you need and it will last you a very long time. It's worth it to me to pay up front for one good product rather than waste money on 20 bad ones. Make SURE you get the right shade - I didn't like this foundation at first until I was correctly color matched, it makes all the difference. Find someone who really knows their stuff to help you - I am a 5.5 currently.
Love this - on my second bottle! I love the scent and use every night after I wash my face before moisturizer. My face feels tight yet also very supple and soft after I use. Not sure if it's diminishing wrinkles and lines as I don't have a ton, but I feel like it helps to reduce appearance of pores and gives skin a younger looking, healthy glow. Lancome usually has tons of samples if you ask before buying - because it is expensive! You only need a small amount and I think using it once a day is more than enough.
Moisturizers -Chanel - Hydramax + Active Moisture Gel Cream [DISCONTINUED]
Jackieldavis 8/14/2012 11:12:00 PM
This was always my go-to moisturizer in the hot summer months, (I live in Colorado where it's extremely dry but still feel this provides plenty of moisture). I believe it's been discontinued and replaced with a slightly different type of gel - which I still love but not as much as the old version. I LOVE the scent, (white peaches, light floral) but some might be very sensitive to this. Feels light, refreshing, and provides great moisture without ever feeing heavy.
Thus far has been my absolute favorite foundation - though I'm experimenting with a few others before I buy my next bottle. It's great for light to medium coverage and goes on light and silky smooth. Extremely light, I never feel as though I'm wearing anything. Has a very subtle scent, (similar to Chanel moisturizers which I love). My only complaint is that you REALLY have to shake it up before every use because the foundation can separate from the water a little if you don't.
My HG blush! As most reviews state, this color really does look great on any complexion . I love the bright, pretty flush it adds with the peach/pink/gold tone, it definitely makes me look sun-kissed and fresh no matter what. I use this year-round. Definitely adds a subtle sparkle so if you hate any speckle of gold then I would avoid.