I got this in linen and wheat. it just does not work on me. it creases on me and i have dry skin and i dont belive my eye lids are oily but for me the best base i have tried is the nars base (pro something in white tube). I have used urban decay and it worked for a while but eventhat has started to crease on me.
I do get the hype with this product. leave a beautiful finish and great for people that o not want to use liquid. Thebiggest issue with this is the itching. If i sweat wearing this it ithes me like crazy. even in the winter my face feels uncomfortable. biught it twice at different times to see if i was imagining it but still itches..when i said that to the sales associate, she thought i was crazy...but be advised the ingredient bismouth (or soemthing arlong that line) causes the itching. the product leaves a lovely glowy look and would recommend if you dont experience the itching.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
cookielicious82 3/22/2013 7:48:00 AM
For reference i used the one for dry skin not the oil free version. This product is very hyped and i wanted to see what the fuss was about. So i purchased it in nude s the shade up was too dark. Did not like this at all. felt very uncomfortable and too dry for my skin type. Was very flat and just did nothing for me. I did try it for a while and tried mixing things with it but it was not very flattering on me. I got so fed up of trying to use it up i ended up giving it away to charity. try to test before you buy. not always easy in the UK but at least put it on in the shop and walk around with it for a day before comitting. its very expansive and i think there are better products out there for chpear. this product has too much hype and i do not think ts worth it.
This is a very unique perfume. I thin you either like it or not. I dont wear it too often as it is expansive and i would rather reserve it for special occassions and more for the evening. dont be put off by first spray but defo try it before you buy and walk around with it to see if it mixes well with one's body chemistry.
Love this...bery fresh and ieal for spring summer..i have bought a second one. not many perfumes smell lie this and its great that not everyone smless the same as is with chanel co co madomissell.. I like to mix my fragrance and this does great with other jo malone frgrance..only issue it does not have a grea tlsting power... you would have to spray lots on to get the best lasting power..
I first tried this a few years and did not like it as it was not really made for people like my skin which is dry with flakes due to retin a use. But after having bad skin and i deperately wanted to cover it up i went back and tried a sample. The trick is to add a liquid highlight with it (if you have dry skin) and it goes on better and truly looks great. Best to use it with a light hand and ony buid it up in the problamatic areas. I am currently using Armani maestro with estee lauder in the problamatic areas and looks great. i got the colour tawny thinking it was great but its a tad dark for me but i mix it with other foundations to try and get a better colour. I am NW25, warm beige in Bobbi brow, nars sheer glow santa fe, chanel 30.
Sunscreen -Shiseido - Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream SPF30
cookielicious82 3/22/2013 7:20:00 AM
I finished my loccitant spf 40 (in the white bottle) and it was great, no white cast and does the job. But it is expansive and i have been searching for something a little cheaper. There is always a lot of rave on shiseido sun screen so i bought it. I wanted something that does not leave a white cast and this sadky does. I have used it for two days now and if i didnt wear make up i would look like i ihad a whitet mask on. its unfortunte as i really wanted to like it. maybe the cream would be a better choice! The product is a good consistency but hard to spread. It is not greasy and leaves a matt finish. i have dry skin so a little dewier would have been great but the finish does not bother me.
I live in the UK so I had a friend send it to me from the USA. I was excited to use it and it smelt lovely but thats about it. It leaves white marks all over my clothes. It has no deodrant properties and i was very dissapointed considering the price point. I do not recommend.
Concealers -Hourglass - Hidden Corrective Concealer
cookielicious82 11/13/2012 3:43:00 PM
so i gave into the hype of this concealer.. I have dry skin and i do moisturise it well but still found this concealer very drying on my and settles into the fine lines. It does brighten and its a thicker consistency compared to bobbi brown but i dont get the hype and i dont think its worth it. there are plenty of cheaper concealers on the market that will give a similar effect minus the dry texture.
Went to get this colour as i had six empties. I have found all the mac lipsticks i have purchased over the last couple of months do not have the same vanilla smell as they used to. They smell like old lipsticks and when i put it on it tastes a little horrible. I am not sure if they have changed their formulas but i will not repurchase anymore mac. The colour of this lipstick is pinky mauve and perfect for everyday but as it is a lustre it does wear off quick and you need to reapply constantly. I wouldnt say its the prettiest lipstick i have and its just average. before you purchase just be aware of the smell (card boardey not vanilla). This is the second lipstick i got in a different formula and still the same smell and taste.
This is a great product. when i first got it i thought i found a holy grail tinted moisturiser and i thought perfect for dry skin. doe not cling to dry spots like other foundations i have tried and had a lovely luminous finish. the negative yes, in day light my face does sparkle and few hours into the day i begin to look oil and need to blot. this is perfect for mature skin but if you dont mind blotting and having a lumnious excessively then this is perfect.. i think best thing about it is it does not cling to dry skin.
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Inner Grace Shampoo Bath and Shower Gel
cookielicious82 4/7/2011 5:21:00 PM
hmm...bought this after hearing great reviews and luckily i got it at a decent price from ebay. The smell is very weak and i just didnt find it to be anything special. I also got the perfume and i had an allergic reaction to it because of the amount of alcohol it contained. This is the second thing i have tried from philosophy and i think it is an overrated expansive brand. I recommend sampling were best and perhaps try ebay first.
its a gorgeous smell in a lovely bottle... certainly an autumn scent and it gets better with time. i highly recommend the scent for someone wanting non floral smell.i bought this instead of the original as i felt this is richer in smell and lasts a lot longer.
Liquid -Guerlain - 'Lingerie de Peau' Invisible Skin-Fusion Foundation
cookielicious82 8/24/2010 3:03:00 AM
I purchased this foundation after going through soooo many different brands and my skin not quiet liking the others - either too drying or cakey or too dewy (nars sheer glow-chanel vitalumier and many others)... i got this and wore it and loved the flawless look it gave me.I used a beauty blender which was perfect for the application. The only issue with it is the colours..i got 02 because the 03 was too dark for me but the 02 little light but as winter is coming i thought 02 will do. not cakey like other foundations but this is a more natural looking foundation to even out the skin. if you have sever acne scars then this will not give a lot of coverage. i have dry skin and this foundation worked for me without showing any dry patches but the skin still needs to be well moisturised for any foundation to work. i do like it just wish the colours are little better.
great product for dry and frizzy hair. I went on the hunt for hair products that will rescue the straw feeling of my hair...nothing was working until i tried this product. You do not need to use a lot just a small amount rub it into damp hair let it dry and the hair feels smooth and hydrated in comparison to other products where it is just temporary feel..is a staple and will never go without...i am now wanting to try the glimmer spray but the products are pricey!!