This color looks more of a deep red but goes on much lighter .I never liked the gels stains cause they all looked so "natural" on me.I have very fair skin with lots of red that i am constanly trying to find foudations primers ec. to even out my skin tone so never considered adding more color till i tried this. It is in a push up container and has enough pigment so a small touch along the apple of my cheeks was enough to achieve a perfect glow.I wear this daily and it never looks wrong or ovedone yet it is a huge improvement over my foundation and powder alone.On days when i am washed out and tired it instantly gives me a healthy glowing complexion.I will buy this agian a for $24.00 ,and it lasts forver.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Amour de Cacao
Kandi 3/15/2003 12:12:00 AM
First of all, the CSP packaging is incredible. The botles alone are worth buying to display in your bathrom or vanity. This scent is not at all like a chocolate "food" fragerence. It is more like cocoa with vanilla and some floral and tropical fruit top and bottom notes.I am not sure which smels so good but i think its another one of the combinations that are unusual yet vaguely familar.I wouldnt have tried it had i not already hear raves plus currently wearing the Vanille Apricot often.The vanilla is definately noticeable so if you like the Vanille i would think you would like this also.i got a ton of positive comments and love the fact that its so exotic smelling.the price is reasonable $49USD for the EDT.It doesnt have a lot of staying power so I have to spray much more on than most other EDT's which is why i cant give it 5 lipsticks. Would definately buy again.
Treatments (Eye) -L'Occitane - Immortelle Eye Balm
Kandi 11/7/2002 11:14:00 PM
Great eye cream for only 26USD.It is full of soothiong botanicals and plant extracts. I applied it at night and the texture is wondefujl. Not too greasy but I would only wear it before make up if i had enough to let it absorb fully which takes a while.It feels soothing and aftrer a few days one can tell the dark circles are fading and the eye area looks brighter. it is non irritating to my sensitivew skin and contacts.The price (26USD) is great. it is comparable to much more expensive creams and it moisturizes well.The fact that it made a noticeable difference after a few days is remarkable. At this price you can apply a few times a day.It has no scent or color either. i will be bujying more as i am on my first jar that i had for 6 mmonths. I amanxious to try the rest of L'occitanes skincare line.The jar is a bright blue and looks expensive so the packaging is well done.
I ordered Nar's blush in Desire beacuse i liked the namemost often leads to a return but this was a surprise in two ways. after the initial shock of seeing this neon pink shade and running for my receipt to reurn the obviously unwearable shade of clown pink, i accidently tried it on. It wasd beautiful!!! I mean it is gave me the most natural flushed cheek. i was told 'you look so pretty today" numerous times and it didnt loook like i had applied any make-up. So please dont be scared by this color.Nars knew the look he wanted and did a fabulous job creating it for the spring runways.Now there is shade out there that is my secret weapon against looking washed out.The same Nars packaging that doesnt have a mirror on the compact lid.staying power is long and a little touch on the apple of our cheek will get you threough the winter months. Yes, i am stocking up on this and reccomend it to anyone seeking that elusive 'flush".
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Sugared Shortbread lotion
Kandi 8/25/2002 5:28:00 AM
THE best scent .It is warm vanilla with absolutely no plastic odor as many food scents do.I have had more compliments than anything else i own!Its been 8 months and i still love it.The lotion itself is higher quality than i expected from BBW.Moisturizes very well and has staying power.Similar to Laura Mercier Creme Brulee at a fraction of the cost , price(2/$14)
I bought this in shade No.1 whic h is a gorgeous matte baby/ pale pink that has enough pigment so it actually shows up on fair skin and looked incredibly beautiful.It is the only color out there that i tried that showed up. I spoke to the SA about Nars Orgasm and how many women are unhappy that it was made too sheer to show up but such a pretty color, Armani No.1 is a similar soft pink without the gold and peach tones if that helps give a visual. Fortunately, Armani was an exception.Its probably th only pale true pink on the market that had the correct amount of pigment in it. Now thbis color is very soft and pastel.Lovely and it glides on easily and stayed true to color. i loved it over LSF with loose powder to set it.i am anxious to buy a few more of this lines blushes.It also didnt irritate my sensitive skin and all around was superb.The price was about20USD and only one application was necessary on my face and it seems to last a good while.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Abricot
Kandi 6/18/2002 5:51:00 AM
This scent is lovely! Vanille -Apricot at first smells like a sweet fruit, maybe a pear or apple, followed by a vanilla that is spiced up quite a biut with an unusukla mix which is what i loved about it.its uniqueness.There is a touch of exotica, a South Seas black sandy beach(or maybe just some good ol'sun tan lotion?).The pac kaging is pretty enough to dispaly on your vanity with its blue glass bottle and shiny silver cap combined with the elegant scripting.I took off a lipstick only cause it lacked staying power on me .I think it may have been a bad bottle that had frozen during shipping because others have commneted on its lasting ability and mine didn't last at all on nayone i tried it on. I would love to try this scent one more time and hope it was just a fluke that the fragrence completely vanished on me ina very short time.
Desire is the perfect matte pink. Its bright and i love it w/ my summer tan. The gold in my coloring makes the matte pink look just beautiful. I cannot wear pinks that are shimmery. They look awful on most skintones, fortunately this isnt at all like Orgasm with the shimmer and glittery gold specks. Desire is the first blush i have found that is true to color as well as being matte .Nice packaging except for the price i think there should be a mirror on the top as well as a bay blush brush thrown in for $20.00 ,I would defiantely buy it again unless i find a similar color with better packaging or alittle less pricey for a fairly common simmer color. In winter its too bright for my fair skin but can wear it if i use an xtra light touch on the apples of my cheek for an in from the cold. Unfortunately i dont think darker complexions would do to well with this bright pink.A plus is i noticed it realy makes blue eyes "pop"
My holy Grail Found. i bought Luminous Silk Foudation in three colors since it was by phone order from San Francisco Saks(Odette is fantastic , she was helpful and included samples).I ordered #1 which looks almost white, #2 perfect for PPP and #3 slightly darkerthan #2. The comsistemcy is more like a cream gel. i first used the#1 and it litteraly melts into my skin. It does give sheer coverage, not just a primer or highlight effect, since it doesnt just sit atop your skin it really does even out your complexion as well as skintone.i have few small scars and they couldnt be seen anymore. Remember , this color is almost white. I found after appluing it i liked it as a base since it will make ou look like you have beautiful skin and arent wearing any make up at all. nNxt, i tried #2 by itself. It is so easy to apply with the gel like texture. Its yeallow based and actually looks like real womens skin. No pink or orange at all.It does go on sheer but the best thing is you can layer it till you get just what you want. i like falwless myself.Every foundation i ever wore before dries quickly and you cant apply more wihtout it looking blotchy. With LSF, you can apply more where you want or a second layer for evening or just more coverage. As for luminousity,my face looked incredble, not shiny and not shimmery rather, just like it had a natural radiance. natural is the key setting it apart from others that claim to do the same things. it will make your face look absolutely perfect wihtout being obvious.I had second and third degree faciual burns as a teenager and i still have few reddish areas. I have become very frustrated searching for a foundation that has full coverage,isnt oily and makes me look like i have a good complexion. The first day i wore LSF #2, a woman stopped me and complimented me on my beautiful skin.i said it was the make iup and she didnt belive me.That is what this foundation does. It is a whole new product. It silicone and gel like texture combined with perfect colors set it aaprt from anything out there. i love the ability to go sheer and then hours later apply a second coat. Also, dont be afraid of th#1 being to light. Its beautiful alone for a natural look and under another color will give you a custom color and a highlight effect if you addit ;ater on the nose or brow bones. Mostly, i will never use another foiundation again. Why would I? I still cant beleive I can look like i have a good complexion again after the burn but to use this and look as thought I have just beautiful skin, is amzing to me.Its priced about $42 and a litlle goes a long way in the pump bottle,i still have quite a bit left after 2 months so the price isnt too bad.To me, its priceless.PS, no i dont work for Armani, i juust gave up on good skin after the burn(discoloration is mostly all thats left fortunately) and this foundation made me look like i always wished i could and i am certainly not too skilled in applying so i imagine others will look beyond flawless.I would buy this again defiantely.Rating 5+.
Fantastic soft kohl black pencil. O love it cuase its fatter than most kohl liners. Its extremely soft and doesnt tug a tall when lining and stays well. Also dual function as a charcoal shadow cause the stick is fat enough. very versatile to do more than just line and has a good price and is long lasting .Lastly, it pretty with bright pink color and blac k lettering. Cute and works just well. Will defiantely buy again
Beutiful pckaging and the lipstick itself is molded with swirls. Goes on velvety. I have Cocoa (rich chocolate witha rare cool undertone,mkaes my teeth look whiter),Have Vilet and the colors last froever .also,these are individual ti this line. i havent seen any exact duplicates in any other line. My favorite lipstick of any. wish i had them all.
I wanted to love this after waiting so long on backorder. My first impression that loses points in my b oook is the packaging is cheap.lookes ok but up close ,cheaply made palstic and no mirror for a $20 blush -not even a baby brush. color is a common one , i have seen it everywhere.The name and hype are what sells it.It had a slight goldish shimmer and that was all i on my fair skin. So sheer that it would take tons of layers to get any of the color to show equivelent to the clor in the box.
I couldn't think of a worse product .It sounded good in theory.I ordered it after seeing the ads and aside from the worst shipping experience with CCB,it took over a month to arrive,the order was wrong and the few things that did arrive had only one thing in the shade i had ordered. CS was borderline rude. When i applied it i could'nt beleive it looked so orange . I am very fair and it doesnt blend,just leaves an orange streak on my face.I cant beleive i paid for something that would make me look like i was in Halloween costume. Ughhhhh
I guess i am in the minority but it was awful with my hair type(dry,color treated,fine)It made my hair limp because it is so heavy and it looked greasy and string y not to mention dull. i love glossers and this one did nothing. it also dried it out even more. i live in a dry climate and my hair just soaked it all in rahter than hvaing lay on top and gving it gloss and shine. Laminates and Even frizz Ease worked for me, i wont touch this again.
Powder -Lancome - Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup
Kandi 12/3/2001 11:46:00 PM
Have to have DF. Its a ltittle harvier than pressed powder but not to thick and defianately not creamy.Great yellow based undetones for evening out complexion .Perfect for toujch ups.Definate multi-use and must carry at all times(can use as sheer foundation if i end up out very late and need that late night/early morning touch up LOL