I bought this foundation in summer and found it too greasy. However, now that winter is here it is absolutely perfect. My usual foundation sticks to my dry patches but this one makes me look radiant and dewy. Great for dehydrated winter skin.
Self Tanners -Lancome - FLASH BRONZER Self-Tanning Face Gel
Soutty 5/18/2011 10:57:00 AM
I never put my face in the sun and use St Tropez everyday cream on my body throughout the summer. I have never found gradual facial tanners any good (greasy but no colour) and I intensely dislike tinted facial bronzers as they always look blotchy on me. I was beginning to despair of ever finding a facial bronzer that didn't break me out/make me look blotchy/make no difference at all. This is fantastic! I love the gel texture. I apply it at night after my moisturiser.
Fragrances -Acqua di Parma - Blu Mediterraneo Mandorlo Di Sicilia
Soutty 3/23/2011 9:57:00 AM
I have just tried this and have completely fallen in love with it. I can't stop smelling my wrist. It's a beautiful sunny spring day today and this scent makes me think of holidays and lazy fun filled days and nights. I really want to buy it right now but will restrain myself until payday...
I really like this in spring/summer. My only gripe is that it doesn't last long enough. One of my husband's favourites - when he can smell it on me that is!
This smells cheap, like air freshener or deodorant. The olfactory equivalent of big white knickers, not sexy or original at all.
This is lovely! I usually stick to my old favourites but my Obsession may get sidelined now for the rest of winter (not that this smells anything like Obsession). The dry down on this is lovely, spicy, warm and soft. Not too overpowering either. Really nice.
This is brilliant stuff, it gives a great glow without looking sparkly. Ideal for those over 35 who want a youthful glow but don't want to look glittery. It looks very natural.
I bought this cream on the strength of the reviews on here. Denise is fabulous, nothing is too much trouble. I asked her to put an SPF 15 in the eye cream and she did. The scent is gorgeous too. As for the cream though, I'm so disappointed! It isn't nearly moisturising enough and because of that I haven't persevered with the cream because in the short term it makes my lines more obvious than my Caudalie serum. I did try it on top of the Caudalie serum but just didn't feel it was doing anything. Maybe I should give it another go - I've got a massive 1oz tub to get through! I have been using the Dream Face Lift as well and again, it smells lovely but I'm not sure it's really doing anything.
I don't use this any more simply because I'm older and need something a bit stronger, however I used it for over 10 years, starting at the age of about 26. At 39 I have very few lines around my eyes and think this is due to using an eye cream with SPF 15 in it as I used to be a real sun worshipper and ought to look a lot worse than I do really. So for anyone under 35 I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better eye cream.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Youth Surge SPF15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer
Soutty 5/11/2009 2:43:00 AM
I was really disappointed in this product. It might be because I got the combination/dry cream but I found it really greasy and broke out in blackheads and spots within a week or so of use. I perservered with it for about 8 weeks and have now stopped using and am using up samples of other products I've received and my skin has improved no end. I don't want to try to the oily/combination version in case it's just as bad - the product is quite pricy. Would not repurchase.
Treatments -Boots - no7 Protect and Perfect beauty serum
Soutty 4/16/2009 3:09:00 AM
I used this product continuously for a year and had started to feel that it wasn't working any more. I quit smoking and thought I probably wouldn't need it any more as my skin would be fresher anyway. After 2 months of not using it (and not smoking) I noticed that my skin was oilier, more congested and more uneven. So I've bought another tube! The results are subtle but long term twice a day use does make a difference to my skin - not in terms of lines but just in terms of eveness and clarity really. A lot of the posters on here who say it is useless are in their early to mid 20s - this is a product which is aimed at older women and there are probably much better products out there for young skin with open pores etc.
Liquid -Shiseido - The Makeup Lifting Foundation SPF 16
Soutty 5/11/2008 11:18:00 AM
This is an excellent foundation for older skin but possibly not for every day because of the price and also because it is quite heavy and time consuming to apply if you don't want to look over made up. I use it for occasionally when I want my skin to look my best. I wore it yesterday to see a friend I hadn't seen for ages and she said she thought I looked younger than I did a few years ago because my skin was so smooth. Now that might partly be down to 6 months use of Protect and Perfect but I also think my foundation helped as even I looked at myself in the mirror before I left the house and felt quite pleased with myself which rarely happens these days as I'm 37 and have two small children and very little sleep! I use Max Factor Age Renew most days and that's a pretty good everyday foundation I reckon. Shiseido's version is in another league though. Edit: This breaks me out unfortunately. Not one to wear regularly, not for me anyway.
I smelt this on a friend and thought it was gorgeous. I bought it and liked it the first time I wore it. Now I think it's a very average scent, it smells very clean and fresh but so does loo spray! It has a kind of air freshner smell about it. Not keen
I was given the body lotion of this by a friend and absolutely loved the smell. I always have trouble finding perfume that I want to wear in spring/summer as my favourites Obsession and Coco are far too heavy to wear in warm weather. I find a lot of summery perfumes smell really cheap like air freshner or ribena. This is much classier and really unusual. It makes such a change to smell a scent and not think oh that smells just like so and so.