I was really hoping to love this as I love Stella McCartney's other fragrances but I don't. Unlike many others I do like the bottle design, and the fragrance lasts a very long time on me (not a good thing in this case). I agree with one of the previous reviewers that I like the way the fragrance smells on my clothing but not on my skin. I really can't smell any Lily of the Valley, just the pepper. It is the first Stella McCartney fragrance to give me a headache as well, but I don't think it is strong enough that it would bother anyone around me. I feel this fragrance is just so unremarkable that it would be a waste to buy it but perhaps it could work with a different body chemistry, so I will keep my rating neutral.
I have the edp and I find it to be a nice soft vanilla almond fragrance. The lime and pear do not last for long on me. I think it is very wearable, not over-powering, and unlikely to offend anyone. Brit shares something in common with both Touch for women and men, but I find a little sweeter and easier on the nose.
I love the cedar in this fragrance but at the same time it makes it more difficult for me to wear. It is a little bit sharp for me to wear on a daily basis, although having read other reviews it may not be as noticeable on people with a different body chemistry. I find Touch has similarities to Brit, although I find Brit to be a much softer fragrance.
This scent reminds of fragranced feminine hygiene products, a combination of sweet plastic and baby powder.
I love Stella McCartney's other fragrances, they are among my favorites, but I don't like this one at all. It smells outdated and unoriginal. Nobody around me liked it either. It reminds me of something my grandmother wore many years ago but not in a good way. That being said, there is nothing awful about- it probably won't offend anyone, just bore them.
This is a medium to dark red with a hint of purple. It goes very well with my cool skin tone. The application is very nice and looks streak free after two coats, although to get it as dark as it looks in the bottle I would say three coats would be needed (depending how thick you layer it on). It wears very well.
I find that this applies streaky, it really isn't anything special. For something this boring you might as well get a cheaper brand.
Primer/ Corrector -Clarins - Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
KatW 1/20/2009 10:06:00 AM
This really works well as a primer under foundation. My foundation applies more evenly, it does smooth out my pores a little bit, but not dramatically. I have oily skin and I've only tried this during the winter, I am not sure how it would work on oily skin in the humidity. It has not caused any irritation or breakouts, and it makes my skin feel very soft.
I think this colour is so beautiful, it flatters my skin tone very well (pale and cool). It does take three coats to look good though, which disappoints me.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
KatW 12/31/2008 5:32:00 PM
This is good only if your skin is already in very good condition and wrinkle free, I find it can draw attention to wrinkles and dry skin. The colours are good, there are about four shades I can get away with.
I wore this when I was pregnant because I could apply just one quick coat and it looked good, minimizing my exposure to the fumes etc. and I didn't have to worry about touch ups.
I find this colour to be very flattering to my skin tone, (pale and slightly yellow but still cool) I isn't a very exciting colour, but it is good for everyday wear.
This lipgloss was barely visible on my lips, it just added a bit of unflattering pale glaze. I do like the Nars lipgloss' in general though, they have a very nice consistency.
I wear this everyday, it looks very natural. I am fairly pale so I have to apply it with a light hand. I haven't been able to find a blush that a prefer to this one. It is pricy but it lasts a very long time.
This does not blend well at all, it is very visible. It may work to cover small blemishes but that is about it.