This is a beautiful color that would probably flatter most skin tones. I was surprised the color faded after an hour or so. Also didn't like that my hair caught in the stickiness. It would look beautiful layered over a lipstick or lip pencil. Can find similar colors for less. I plan to return.
Want very dark lashes and drama? This is the mascara for you. I have black lashes and tend to wear minimal makeup and no mascara -- can curl lashes and get some definition. My favorite was Dior Maximeyes. Since it's discontinued and my supply's running low, I've experimented with low- and high-end replacements. Jordana was decent but a little too natural. I was disappointed by Dior Iconic Overcurl - curls well but not enough drama. The Sephora SA was wearing maxi lash and showed me how to apply it - sold. It's wet, so you'll want to comb your lashes between coats. And I curl before and after they're dry to get more definition. If can reconcile myself to the high $$, it's a keeper. Pretty gold packaging, too.
The color selection, which I believe is the same as the former version of this product, is very good. I'm a neutral PPP and have worn "honey" for years. Although the new skinnier tube takes up less room in your bag, I prefer the older, creamier, more buildable version. Looking forward to trying the "radiant concealer" -- a creamy non-stick version. Very good coverage. If don't like the new version, would probably repurchase.
This smells good, works well and provides hydration for my wavy to curly hair. Unfortunately, looks like one of its ingredients -- cetearyl alcohol -- led to cystic acne. Expensive, too. My sister-in-law, who has dry, colored long hair, loves this stuff & has no skin problems with it.
This didn't do much except make my hair softer. I have a good amount of fine-textured wavy to curly hair that I air dry. An SA told me this was one of their top sellers for people with my kind of hair. It didn't help with frizz, and there wasn't much hold. Maybe it works better if mixed with another product or on dry hair? Having better luck with a Giovanni frizz product first, followed by Alba Botanical soft hold styling cream.
Masks -Chantecaille - Detox Clay Mask with Rosemary and Honey
Suil 9/28/2011 12:18:00 PM
I'm a huge fan of Chantecaille's cosmetics & the jasmine and lily healing mask. The detox clay mask, however, made my skin red in spots -- with a rash, immediately caused a pimple and is messy. I used cotton swabs to remove it, as recommended, but it still gets all over. Would not buy this product; had a sample packet. There are plenty of similar masks out there that cost less.
Brows -Unlisted Brand - Skin Research Laboratories - Neuveau Brow
Suil 6/5/2011 10:43:00 AM
Terrific product! After 8 months of minimal results with Trish McEvoy's brow enhancer, my mom gave me this product. In one month, my (thick) brows are finally back to what they were before a makeup artist removed almost half of them for a wedding I attended. Am very happy with the product. It comes with a plastic cover, which chipped, but it's not necessary for functionality.
This was an awful product, other than the lovely fragrance. I have fine, dry, wavy hair that's untreated. After my BS2 shampoo ran out, thought I'd try the Bain de Force sample. After 2 uses in 3 days, my scalp has broken out in big red cysts. There are even a couple on my face, near my scalp. I rarely break out from anything. This was the only new product in rotation, so will not use it again. Quite a variance in Kerastase products, and have found sometimes they work better if used for a different hair type or regimen than suggested.
Agree with the "headache in a bottle poster". Scent is very strong -- tried to wash off with soap and water, and couldn't remove. Then tried to cover it up with a scent I like, and that did't work. The first sniff has a bit of pear in it, which is nice, but other ingredients overwhelm. I prefer gourmand scents, like Lann-Ael.
I have wavy (curly underneath), dry, uncolored hair that I air dry. An SA recommended this to control frizz and add moisture. Tried this a few times and noticed no difference from applying no product to using this. May have even made frizz worse. Zero hold and no moisture. The hype didn't pan out for me, am liking the gel serum much better.
I've always been lucky enough to just use clear mascara to hold my dark, thick brows in place. Recently went to a new makeup person who decided to thin brows a bit. I needed to fill them in, and she used this pencil. It works really well and the color doesn't move as the day goes on. I have almost black hair and ivory skin, so a color mistake would easily show up. My mom let me try her Anastasia brow powders; this pencil was much better, in my opinion. Now my mom's looking for the right color for herself. Limited color selection. Excellent brush on one end of the pencil, too. Will buy again, at least until my brows grow back.
Eye Shadow -Chantecaille - Iridescent Eye Shade in Sel
Suil 6/21/2010 11:56:00 AM
Another winner from Chantecaille. This is a shimmery, buildable, very unusual color. I prefer it to Shu's similar one - can't remember color name. I'm a pale to neutral with brown eyes. Put Chant. ginger all over, then rose gold in crease and slightly above and sel on lid. Sometimes use granite in outer edge of crease, too, or just use sel there. Beautiful and can be used more dramatically if wet it. Probably pretty as a liner, too. Use UDPP and have never had any problems w/staying power. Love Chant products, and think quality is worth the high price, as long as you don't drop them. Can sometimes find a break if get from straw...net.com
I bought this with high hopes, given my positive experience with Shu's skincare and makeup. The pros: Pretty packaging and an easy-to-use plastic pump dispenser that won't break in the shower. Cons: a very expensive product that didn't do anything for my dry, non-colored, wavy to curly below the shoulder hair. I used the conditioner with the matching MV shampoo, alone, and with Kerastase shampoo. Didn't see much of a difference with any combination. I wash, put in styling product and run out the door as hair air dries. Hair didn't feel softer or more moisturized enough to merit keeping this. So back it went to Shu - which is the reason to buy from them, since can return.
Styling Products -Pantene - Volumizing Root Lifter Spray Gel
Suil 4/15/2010 11:41:00 AM
I'm very impressed by this spray gel. I got it for no cost, along with the flat to volume shampoo and conditioner. Don't like the sh/cond. scent, but the spray gel is fine. I have wavy to curly normal to dry hair past my shoulders that I usually air dry, put product in and run out the door. Have been a Kerastase user for a while, but it's hit or miss with those products, and they're expensive for the results. My hair doesn't need volume, so was skeptical of what this gel would do. Tried it first with the sh/cond - looked great, then tried Kerastase's nutridefense cond. with the gel - looks great. Hair is shiny, smooth, has a bit of hold and feels soft. A winner.
This is not a good buy. As other reviewers wrote, it smells like a cross between bad coffee and cigarettes. And the smell lingers. The SA suggested this as a star product that would hydrate my dry hair and get rid of frizz. Well, it hydrated so well that hair is like a greaseball (and I used the least amount possible) and looks like it added to the frizz. If it worked, then could probably stomach the bad scent. Back it goes. Don't waste your money or the at least 20 minutes you're supposed to leave this on your hair. I have wavy, dry (just moved to a desert climate), non-processed hair that I air dry.