Concealers -Sisley - Eye Concealer With Botanical Extracts
Remy2106 8/8/2011 12:24:00 PM
I bought it because it is a treatment concealer. but it doesn't blend, it doesn't mix, and gives a patchy look. i tried before foundation and after, the same results. slightly better when applied with concealer brush, but doesn't even come close to other concealers I use. my verdict is that this is a mediocre product, whatever treatment ingredients it may contain it doesn't have a decent concealer function. The only use I can think of, is for the weekends when I don't wear makeup but want to cover the dark circles a little bit. Because it is a treatment thing, it won't be so bad for the skin and also i can look better for lunches at home. But I woudn't wear this when going out - i agree with the previous reviewer that Helena Rubinstein Magic Concealer is one of the best for the eye area.
I am not negative at all about this mask. its is nice and refreshing, i use it as special treatment when i do the clay on the nose and hydrating mask for the entire face. but you don't really need it, as any other hydrating masks will do for the eye area too. using this eye mask just gives me a pleasure that I'm treating the eye area with special care product.
rose deshabille is a nice muted pink, it doesnt lighten up my face but perfect for a casual sophisticated look. as for all hydrating lipsticks the colour is quite sheer that it doesnt really cover my original lip colour. if you don't mind reapplying lipsticks frequently this is a good choice.
I used to wear this in my early 20s, when i didnt have much taste for perfumes, i just thought its pretty and youthful. not very good memory attached to the scent, i started to feel its flat, cloyingly sweet and stopped, after 2 years and 3 or 4 bottles. Now I can't understand why i was wearing it, every time i catch a whiff it gives me headache. i prefer chypres and orientals. and the name - pleasures,beautiful, happy, lovely, very irresistible.....sounds blatantly straightforward and very american, doesnt appeal to me.
Another boring floral, mass marketed for the mass taste. What i dont like is its from Guerlain and its expensive while smelling totally pedestrian. Maybe its a bias - since fragrance might depend on who is wearing and how you wear it. I knew someone wearing Idylle, a big, elderly lady quite opposite to elegant or tasteful, who was always carrying a bottle in her handbag and liberary spritzed it every inch over her clothes, like every hour. So whenever I see Idylle or smell it somewhere, i remember this lady as if she was Kate Moss in the marketing add. And i strongly dislike the bottle design (similar to CD j adore), dowdy, not stylish.
not much to add to the previous reviews. Mitsouko is a masterpiece. Elegant, quirky, discreet but deeply erotic. I like that its not ostentatious, not overtly sexy nor sweet - and paradoxically thats why Mitsouko seems more evocative and devastatlingly feminine. i guess it is an orientalist interpretation of a classic Japanese woman (very much opposite to what Jean Harlow represents...) whatever the story or bias behind, i imagine a sneaky sort of sensuality, a dainty, dark-haired woman in a sober outfit in old library or monastery.
in the meantime i like this better than Nil, though not crazy about. As previous reviewer said Nil has a sour grapefruit note that stands out and to me its like an office smell, pleasant but not individual. On the other, Toit is well rounded, greener and more woody/vegetal, i just wish it was less sweet.
The concept and the bottle design are my kind, so I bought it but I guest i have a problem with chemical ingredients. on my skin a just get a slap of strong chemical grapefruit, and this note overpowers all and only upon the third or fourth application i got a hint of green mango. and after a while it disappears completely (no wood, incense etc...). I got an even worse, terrible olfactory nightmare from Angel, Chanel 5, CK, those fragrances with a high concentration of chemicals so i consider Nil to be only a modest failure, but I ll see what sort of comments i get from people... Update: my initial impression of Nil was so-so, however i sprayed on today before i did the laundry....and to my surprise it smelled something identical to the washing powder i threw in the bucket....THIS IS TIDE!!!! more than a passing resemblance, a liquid that cost me $100 and tide....
Moisturizers -Christian Dior - Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Creme
Remy2106 5/2/2011 12:55:00 PM
This cream works. I am finishing the first jar (using at night time only), and I am getting lots of compliments on how good I look. I wouldn't say any face creams will work wonders overnight. But constant use of high quality products will pay out in 5-10 years, its an investment. I noticed these days people think I am ten years younger than my real age (I am 37). I recommend this cream to those over 30 who have dry skin.
One of the best quality foundation I've ever bought. Super hydrating and stays put all day...yes but the colour 01 was way too dark for my skin, and also it looks masky. I prefer a more natural look.
I got a panda-eye effect with this mascara. Yes the applicator looks new...sylish package...but every time I apply this it doesnt seem to dry on the lashes and leaves black prints beneath the eyes. And just like someone said, hard to get it on and super hard to get rid of. I wiped it off with Givenchy 2 clean remover with a cotton pad twice, meticulouslly, and after I am out of the shower I still got panda eyes. Is it the mascara or the remover? In any case I am now skeptical about Givenchy makeup and soins too...
I have a word for this foundation. The reason why many women are not able to find their perfect match for their skin tones/colours, despite that MAC is producing millions of colours and offering 'better' selection than most other cosmetic brands, is quite simple: they are creating colours based upon dogma and preconception of women's skin, not on down-to-earth research on real women. For example, many Occidental or Caucasian women find the NC range too yellow, and NW too deep red. And in fact this is also the case for Oriental women. According to certain research conducted upon the skin undertones and colours of Japanese women, the result show that many fair-skinned women do NOT have yellow tones, NOR red, but neutral or beige tones. So I guess I am not the only one who feel when I put the NC15 on I look like one of the characters of Simpsons - despite that the colour itself is a reasonable match, it turns the skin yellow, especially in pictures and if this is a deliberate result expected by the leading catwalk makeup artist cosmetic brand then I have to say that its not my cup of tea.
Lipstick -Guerlain - Rouge G De Guerlain - All Colors
Remy2106 2/12/2011 2:20:00 PM
I am not a lipstick fan, but I like the act of putting them on, to feel pampered and offering sun protection/barrier to my lips. so my choice of colour is usually neutral beige. I am writing a review on Rouge G Shimmer version, and I got 01 Blondie (beige pink). Well it doesn't shimmer as I thought, but its a nice moisturising, easy to wear lipstick. Yes, and the case - state of art, sophisticated, something that rests on the edge of modernity and anachronism. It has got a sleek, modern and functional charm, yet on the other hand heavy, bulky, impractical with a touch of old-world glamour - very Guerlain, as it might be. Interesting addition to my small lipstick collection.
Bronzers -Guerlain - Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder-Blondes 01
Remy2106 2/12/2011 12:54:00 PM
I have very fair skin and I use bronzer only for cheeks. Recently I got this one in blonde and I love the effect - it has some pink in it and gives dimension to the face. not too orange, just about the right shade. Nice sleek and stylish compact is a plus.
I use this mask (tube) on the cheeks and forehead when I do the purifying mask on my nose. This is an excellent product which gives the skin deep hydration and brightens the complexion. The fragrance is identical to most Guerlain products, it is the natural scent of concentrated damask rose (which explains why its expensive).