This does nothing except help remove any remaining cleanser from my face after washing. It may be contributing to dryness on my face too. Spend your money on something else Kose sucks.
Foundations -Stila - Smooth Skin Moisture Powder Foundation
astral_kitty 11/9/2004 7:34:00 AM
Packaging is hygienic - sponge and foundation are separated. The "D" matched my skin okay. Foundation didn't make my sometimes dry skin feel tight, light coverage. Didn't last well as it tends to come off quite easily in the Singapore climate (dabbing with tissue) and by the end of the day there wasn't anything left. Not impressed.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Carthusia I Profumi - Mediterraneo
astral_kitty 5/19/2004 8:15:00 AM
found this during my trip to Capri. the initial smell is a little strong, but as the fragrance settles it turns into a fantastic uplifting citrusy scent with a hint of floral. wonderful reminder of my holiday with my boyfriend who now is my husband. Mediterraneo reminds me of Capri in the summer, the sun, breeze, flowers in bloom, lemons and the blue sea. Edit Oct 04 -DH bought 3 bottles of this back from Takashimaya New York, smells different to the bottle I bought in Capri. Or maybe I just don't like citrus scents anymore.
I agree with Alee, this stuff turns white and flaky which is the last thing you want from any skincare product. The packaging is real cool but that's all it is. Thumbs down.
After reading mostly good reviews, I bought this readily after one sniff. Wasn't impressed with the top notes or the dry down, all I smell is something like neroli...very disappointed.
Loose Powders -Shu Uemura - Face Powder Matte in Colorless
astral_kitty 4/2/2004 1:46:00 AM
The powder is scented, but it's a very faint citrus fragrance and almost unnoticeable. This scent doesn't bother me and is by far better than the unpleasant smell from some compact foundations (esp. those containing marine extracts). The powder is the smoothest I have encountered and makes my face look smoother and softer without looking cakey like I have 3 inches of foundation under. I def will repurchase and will try the sheer formula next.
This is a far better brush to line than the sable 2R brush! This nylon brush makes for near perfect application for my BB gel eyeliner.
I rec'd five of these masks together with masks for eyes as freebies with purchase. It's a little tricky unfolding the mask, the smell reminded me of the medicated chinese alcohol rubs my parents used to torture my bruises with when I was a kid (they rubbed the stuff in with force believing that it would heal the bruise faster). After a minute the mask started to feel cool on the areas where my face felt dry (from using Biomedic retinol cream). I didn't notice any benefits until the morning after when I was washing my face - skin felt softer and not as sensitive. Though there wasn't anything adverse from using this I wouldn't purchase because I prefer SKII whitening mask which hydrates and calms my face more noticeably esp. after sunburn.
The colour 2D was a close match to my colouring, but this foundation offered virtually zero coverage, made my face feel really dry and the shine came through after an hour.
Nothing special, suppose I'll use it as a wash when I want a natural/nude look. Would not repurchase.
Good corrector and base for my eye make-up. Only 4 because virtually any other white eyeshadow would provide the same result, but of course the texture of Stila shadows remain among the best.
This works for my eyes and unlike Golightly does not give me a 'little girl playing with make-up' messy eye look.
Needs very careful application on my crease or the result is very messy. Not a repurchase for me.
I enjoy using this on my crease, quite flattering colour. Would repurchase.
Like the reviewer before me, I use this as a highlighter and wash. Just a little too much shine/glitter for me.