Beautiful! It is not too shimmery and the mix of gold and silver gives an almost neutral tone which can be a nice highlighter for most complexions, no matter are they warmtoned or cooltoned.
I bought the version for delicate skin together with Lancaster Differently day cream. I saw all those good reviews about this serum here on MUA before, but anyway -- I should have tried the sample first. I am not impressed with this serum at all. It has a very runny, watery texture and doesn't seem of a special help. It doesn't help with moisturization, doesn't help with radiance or fine lines or overall look of the skin...Nothing. It is maybe sufficient for someone in 20's but I am in middle 40's and I don't see anything worth mentioning in this serum. I have to say that my skin is in pretty good condition, it is not very dry etc., but anyway this performs very poor for me. I made a mistake when I bought it without trying the sample first. Buying Lancaster skincare has always been a waste of money for me (so I don't know why did I buy it again -- yes, I am silly). I am a victim of their good promotion and I thought that they have probably improved the quality of their skincare in recent years, but everything seems the same like 10 years ago when I used to buy some of their products: their skincare have very unpleasant textures for me and weird, very unnatural, "chemical" feel on the skin. I also have a feel of a slightly inflamed skin when I use their skincare . :-(
Moisturizers -Lancaster - DIFFERENTLY Morning Multi-Stimulating Cream
alice_alix 12/29/2007 11:00:00 AM
This is new Lancaster skincare range for mature skin, recommended for early 50's + age range (you have probably noticed nice promotion&advertising with Kim Bassinger). I am in my middle 40's but, since it is a cold season now when my skin is the most demanding, I wanted some "stronger" and richer skincare. This one suppose to do "everything" for mature and demanding skin: hydration, nutrition, improving radiance and firmness. I admit I am stupid for buying this without trying the sample first (and I have never been satisfied with Lancaster skincare before!). Anyway, oh, what a mistake, how I hate this cream! My skin was dry and tensed half an hour after I put it on the face (and my skin is even not so especially dry, just slightly dehydrated) and I can notice and feel some dry patches together with some unhealthy shine. I can simply tell: MY SKIN LOOKS BAD with this cream!!! I've been told that this cream improves radiance too, but on the contrary -- my skin looks worse than without any cream: dull complexion and enlarged pores (plus a shine on a T-zone and -- in the spite of the shine and greasy look -- I feel that my skin is dry)! I bought a version for normal to dry skin, there is also a version for dry skin, but the first one looked rich enough and the one for a dry skin looked definitely too rich for me (as I said, even this one leaves shine on my face and in spite of that it is not sufficiently moisturizing). Please try a sample before buy. I've never had luck with Lancaster skincare, I somehow have a feeling that their skincare is so "chemical" and usually leaves me with very unpleasant feel on the skin. :-(
This is new in Lancome's sunscreens range and it is very good. Anti-wrinkle face fluid, rather rich but still liquidy, not too thick, pleasant on the face. This season I use this one for the beach and Clarins UV Plus SPF 40 for the city. Lancome Soleil DNA Guard SPF 50 is a bit thicker than Clarins UV Plus SPF 40, but you can still put your makeup on, if needed - looks OK, doesn't shine. Packaging is similar to the Clarins UV Plus, a similar small bottle that you have to shake well before use. I like it and I think I'll stick for a long time with two of those: Clarins SPF 40 for the city and Lancome SPF 50 for the beach and sea.
Sunscreen -Clarins - UV PLUS Protective Day Screen SPF 40
alice_alix 8/5/2007 8:49:00 AM
One of the best. Excellent texture! I highly recommend. Excellent packaging, too!
Bad, bad bad! Take care! My face burned last summer with a good layer of this cream on it, after only 10-15 minutes on the sun!!!! SPF 30? Impossible, isn't it? What were they in La Prairie thinking!!??? And it is such an expensive cream! It also stinks, smells really bad and stings eyes! A big NO!
I think this is a very nice mask and relatively inexpensive. Soothing, calming and moisturizing and better than many much more expensive! I am sick and tired of experimenting with wildly expensive masks (like La Prairie for example) that don't deliver anything much better than such simple but good and not so expensive masks.
This is very nice thermal water, one of the best. I even had a very expensive Sisley's but this one is better! Anyway, I don't use such products very often, I usually even forget that I have it at home. :) But when I'll buy next one I'll buy this one again.
I can't believe there are not more reviews for it here. I really like this concealer and no.2 works great for my complexion. Refreshes and illuminates. I adore it mostly for its perfect color for me. Most concealers today are yellowish, which is not a good choice for my skintone and if they are cooltoned they are too "washed-out", "anemic" whitish-rose or too dark "sable rose" that makes me tired. This no.2 medium-rose tone is just great for me, making me look fresh and radiant.
New in Lancome's Aroma range. Orange, bergamotte, jasmine tea and appricot notes...citrusy, but not sour, slightly sweet and refreshing. Bright, sunny, light, casual fragrance mist. Nice, esp. for summer.
Excellent moisturizer , wonderful texture. For seriously dehydrated skins. Very soothing too. One of the best moisturizers around. 5 points for excellent packaging, too!
Primer/ Corrector -La Prairie - Rose Illusion - Line Filler/Primer
alice_alix 3/28/2007 8:06:00 AM
Rose Illusion is a pure silicone crap. So what is all the hype? I wouldn't use it, I hate those kind of things.
Moisturizers -La Prairie - Skin Caviar Luxe Cream for face
alice_alix 3/28/2007 8:03:00 AM
This cream has been a big disappointment for me (after all those raves!!!!). I've been told it was for mature and dry skin, right? Well, I havent' found that cream enough moisturizing, it left my skin rather dry and not very comfortable (it even stung a bit!). Effect on minor lines or radiance of the skin was also not worth mentioning. It contains AHA, so I think it can dry out your skin even more after longer use. Sales persons should tell you that but they don't. So if your skin is sensitive - take care! And the smell is horrible, sorry (and it never goes away, as some people have already menitoned). And at that price tag? No, thanks, I would not repurchase. This cream is definitely not worth that money. It contains reflecting microparticles, so that is a "big deal": a cosmetic effect (even the La Prairie sales lady told me "oh, no, it doesn't contain reflecting particles, only the Radiance Cream contains them")...Oh, that's great, even the La Prairie representatives can't inform you well about their products! P.S: I am 45, normal to dry skin (my skin is not very dry or particularly sensitive).
Cleansers -Sisley - Gentle Eye and Lip Make Up Remover.
alice_alix 2/27/2007 7:07:00 AM
The best eye makeup remover. So soft and gentle. And it smells wonderful.
Oh God, I like this cream. It is so finely textured and makes the skin so smooth.