I love this product. Instantly brightens and has done wonders to smooth out my complexion. My esthetician recommended it several years ago and I have used it ever since. It's not abrasive so can be used everyday or a few times a week like me....and last a long time.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
awchicago 3/19/2011 2:42:00 AM
I have had mine for over a year now and think it has been great for my complexion and even fthe ine lines around my month and forehead have diminished. I do not use it everyday like when I first bought it....a washcloth works pretty well to exfoliate on most days. I wish it was not as bulky for storage. It is also a little cumbersome to travel with. Overall a good investment.
I have used this product for years and love it. It has the perfect amount of hold and volume for a natural look and applies evenly. I also have the travel version for my purse and suitcase. Smells great...and is one of the few hairsprays that does not irritate my scalp or face.
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)
awchicago 3/19/2011 2:15:00 AM
I love this product and HIGHLY recommend it. I am fair and was just looking for a lift when I look tired. I use it when dehydrated or tired and it is amazing to see the difference after applying under 1 eye vs. the other. I also use it to highlight my brows and on the sides of my nose if needed but not eveyday. I'll buy this again and even sent one to my mom and sister. That's how great it is....
I have this in #7, golden natural look. Love the texture, very smooth and softens my lips. I use this on its own or over lipstick/liner. I would by again. The applicator is soft - Only thing I do not like is when it gets a little messy around the cap. Not sure if it is my fault or maybe the pressure on airplanes. I would purchase again.
Blush -Yves Saint Laurent - Blush Variation # 19 Venetian Rose
awchicago 3/19/2011 2:04:00 AM
I love this product. I have fair skin and this gives me just enough color and contours my cheeks. The shimmer is subtle. A little goes a long way. Great compact packaging...and agree it is also "pretty." The brush works great which is nice when on the go vs. having to bring your own. #19 is has a bronze tint so if you are looking for a brighter pink this particualr color combo may not be for you....I sometimes sweep on a brighter pink over this if I need a little perkyier color - i.e. bobbi brown in nectar.
Pressed Powders -Chanel - Poudre Universelle Compacte
awchicago 3/19/2011 1:52:00 AM
This powder is light and not for those who are looking for fuller coverage. The subtle shimmer brightens my complexion but is not sparkly. I use my own brush as the pad it comes with is flat and actually sheds, threw it out..color selection is good and finishes/sets my make-up nicely. The slight fragrance is also nice as long as your skin will not react to it.
Love this as a lip stain with a gloss over it. Not so great as a blush on my skin, too difficult to apply. Watch when you use it on your lips that you do not splatter it on your clothes....washed out. Wish they would sell it in a lip stain package without the clear gloss on the end. Would be easier to carry in make-up bag/purse vs. bottle.
Cleansers -Christian Dior - Softening Cleansing Milk
awchicago 3/19/2011 1:15:00 AM
This cleanser smells wonderful and feels great.. My skin is smooth and fresh looking after using. Only catch is that if you where heavy make-up, such as full coverage foundation, this product will not fully cleanse skin if you use cotton pads to wipe off. More for light make-up days so can be pricey depending on how you use it.
I like the way this mascara make my lashes look and have used it for over a year. Only downside is he brush is a little big and I go through it pretty quick so a little pricey.
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Top Secrets Pore Refiner Skincare Brush
awchicago 3/19/2011 1:03:00 AM
This product made my skin look smooth and silky, with our without additional make-up i.e. foundation. That said, I also experienced a horrible breakout within the first 48 hours. I waited 1 week, tried it again and had the same reaction. The brush is messy and difficult to clean. If it become available without a brush and your skin is not sensitive to the product it is okay at best.