I've finally found the secret to flawless, perfect skin> My skin type before using this was oily, dull and prone to breakouts around the chin and forehead. At first I was sceptical about using an oil on my oily skin but as it was specially formulated and on easy pay from QVC I decided to take the plunge. I admit £40 for such a small bottle seems scary but it is worth every little penny! The scent is so soothing it is like puting aromatherapy oils on every day. It glides onto the skin and it dries to a matte finsh whilst giving the skin a supple feel, kind of like a dry oil. Within a month of using it my pores had shrunk, my skin is a lot less oily, is smooth and supple and I have had so so so many complements on how bright and clear my skin is. A small drop is enough to do your entire face and neck, my little bottle has lasted me around 3 months. Thankfully I have recently found it on Cheapsmells.com for only around £20, total wonder, miracle product! (I usually use it before applying Decleor's oxygenating moisturising fluid, dream combination)
A true nude lip with no pink under tones. I wear it over Hue to make the colour opaque. Another plus is that all proceeds go to charity!
I am absolutely terrified of red lipsticks but I love how it looks on others. I was determined to make the look work for me but after many failed attepts with various versions of red lipsticks I had almost given up. I saw this lipglass on cheapsmells.com so I thought what the heck I'll give it a try. I'm so glad I did. This is a gorgeous opaque red which isn't as over powering or clownish as a red lipstick. You can make it as sheer or as strong as you like and it realy is a less 'obvious' alternative to a lipstick. I wear it over Mac's Hue lipstick to get the best out of the colour. For reference I have Platinum blonde hair and am a NW20
I realy like the colour of this lipstick. On me it comes out as peachy pink more than a pink. I had never owned a mat lipstick before as I tend to get dry/ cracked lips. However I usually put on a little of Mac's tinted lip conditioner on before I apply this. This usually makes the application a lot smoother and it tends to last a little longer. I like wearing colourful lipsticks every day but I can see this working for those who like a subtle colour every day. The only downside to this product is the drying effect it hs on lips. It also tends to settle into the creases if I don't wear lip balm under it.
This is my second Chanel foundation and I must say I realy like it. I previously tried Mat Lumiere and I did like it but the colour wasn't matched properly on me and I felt like it wasn't long wearing enough for me. So I switched to MAC Studio Fix fluid which is my HG foundation at the moment. However, although I love Mac studio fix I have found that it is a little to heavy for the summer months. SO after reading a lot of reviews I decided to try Vitalumiere Aqua. I was matched up as an 04 (i was an 02 in mat lumiere- far too pale) because I said i only want to wear it when i go on holiday or am wearing fake tan. I have to say it does blend well (except when I'm not tan, it's a little too dark then). However I do lighten it at times with my Mat Lumiere. On to the wear of it. I had to shake the bottle a lot because it is water based, I didn;t at first and the product had seperated when i poured some out. When I put it on my skin it is very light and watery, the coverage is a little sheer at first but then it dries to a slightly more medium coverage with a slight matte/powdery finish. I have to say it makes my skin look amazingly glowy and fresh. I have seriously oliy skin so I set it with a little powder and do tend to blot and touch up with powder throughout the day. I wouldn't say I get realy oily with it, more dewy and glowy even in hot weather. It is a great foundation if you don't like wearing heavy foundation in the summer and don't like the sheerness of tinted moisturisers.
I have very oily, acne prone skin so here is a list of my pros and cons: Pros: Medium to full buildable coverage flawless coverage Don't have to use powder to touch up as often Great staying power Keeps oilyness under controll Great choice of shades A little goes a long way Doesn't look caked on Looks fine in photos Great price Cons: I did have a small breakout after using this for about two weeks but then my skin seemed to get used to the product. After about a month of use I hardly get any breakouts. (however please not that I did switch my skincare products at the same time as I started using this). - Bottle! I'm going to purchase the pump as it is hard to get the produtct out. I'd recomend if you like a medium to full coverage but don't like foundations like Estee Lauder Double Wear etc. This is a little more breathable than that whilst still looking flawless. It also lasts a lot longer during the day than Chanel Mat Lumiere.
After years of searching and going through tonnes of products I think I may have actually found the perfect product for my oily skin! I have been using this for about 3 weeks now after cleansing with MAC cremewash and I love it. It has a great smell and leaves a nice velvety texture on the skin. It feels more like a balm than a cream so it is nice and light on the skin. It keeps my oily skin controlled all day and provides a nice base for foundation. The only downside it the pricetag but I only use a tiny amount so I can see this lasting a while. I would seriously recommend this!
Have been using this for about 3 weeks now and i have to say it is fab! Pros: Cleanses all traces of makeup. Gets rid of dirt and grease (particularly on oily skin) Smells great A tiny amount goes a long way. My skin tone and texture has improved so much since using this, far less blemishes and blotches. Cons: It is quite drying so you would need a good moisturiser. I can see this being far to drying for dry skin, perfect for oily skin though. The price! (although still cheaper than dermalogica!).
I've been wearing this for about 2 weeks now and I love it! It's a juicy bright watermellon pink and looks great against blonde hair and tanned skin. My friend has dark hair and it also looks great on her. It's super pigmented as it is an amplified cream and the colour lasts for hours. The only downside is that you need to make sure your lips are prepped and flake free because it is such a creamy finish.
Moisturizers -Korres - Pomegranate Balancing Moisturizer
NARSaddiction 1/5/2011 7:12:00 AM
Realy like this product. I bought it about 6 months ago in Greece and I think it's great. I have realy oily skin and am prone to blemishes. This is a gel cream so it sinks in well and doesnt increase the oil on my face but it doesn't mattify either. Oily skin also needs hydration and when I dont wear this my skin feels tight and dry but within a few hours I'm like an oil slick because my glands are working overtime. I think that this cream helps balance my skin and I am definately going to buy another pot. I switched back to my neutrogena oil controll moisturiser for a day and had to wash it off straight away and go back to this. The smell of it is also divine and I like that it's free of mineral oil as it is calming and gentle on my skin.
I realy like this mascara but I must begin by saying that my eyelashes are naturally quite thick and long to begin with. For that reason I think it might not work on those who want it to lengthen and thicken. What it has done for me is fanned out my lashes and made them look beautifully feathery. This is the mascara I will wear day to day as I always have a seperate mascara for day and night. The colour is also a quite intense black. I would recommend this for girls who already have long thick lashes who just want to make them look fanned out and luxurious. Price is quite reasonable too seeing as I have paid almost £20 for mascaras in the past. Also no clumping or flaking and is realy easy to remove.
Well what can I say! I picked this up on a whim as i needed a new liquid liner, didn't put much thought into it and just grabbed the first one I saw in MAC. I'm so glad I did! WOW this stuff doesnt budge. I like how thin the brush is, hard to make mistakes and easy to make a thin or a thick line by building it up. This stuff does not smudge or run at all. The only downside is trying to clean it off!
Boring! Nothing realy diferent about this scent, can;t realy pick anything special out about it. However it is not a scent that is to my taste so others may like it. Although it is already in the bargain section of all my local stores.
OMG love it! Exactly my kinda perfume. Creamy, fuity and sweet. Love the peach notes and vanilla. Very wearable in the day but also great for night time. Also the bottle is fantastic and cute!
I'm kinda disappointed but on the other hand I do like it and I do wear it a lot. The pictures online make it look a lot lighter than it is so when it came I was a little disappointed at how dark it was. Its on the darker side of mauve with gold flecks as opposed to being more pinky. It's also a lot darker than I'm used to wearing. However lately I've been wearing NARS orgasm lipgloss on top of it whick does lighten the colour a little and looks good.