Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Purple Velvet
cremebrulee 11/6/2012 9:20:00 PM
It's perfect for the vampire obsessed. It really does look like bordeaux velvet. A deep red with a purple undertone.
My main problem in the eye area is puffiness. Second concern is wrinkle prevention. I love the hygenic and economically helpful packaging as you do not waste any product and there is no danger of contamination. I do not have a single line around the eye area at 42 thanks to this and puffiness and brought way down in the morning. It contains ingredients that rev up circulation but soothes the skin at the same time so you get rid of excess fluids, blood clots that cause dark circles. The best part: Unlike most eye creams I do not get milia or whiteheads around the eyes with this one.
I bought this in PACIFIC FORCE for my hubby and he loves it! He is very athletic and therefore perspires a lot. Well this certainly washes of the stink. Both he and the shower smell so fresh, aquatic and clean. A good match for Cool Water, Polo Blue and other aquatic sport colognes for men. I use this myself when i know i'm in for some sweaty activity and it keeps odor at bay till I have access to a shower.
Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
cremebrulee 7/13/2012 2:41:00 AM
Avoid this at all cost if you have oily/acne prone skin even if if you are over 40 years old. It worked miracles after a bad wax job on my upper lip though when the lady yanked the strip off and my skin went with it. I applied La mer on burned area and it was healed in three days with zero scarring/discoloration. Those areas that were fine that I applied this on? Major whiteheads, blackheads and zit breakouts I had to have extracted. This worked miracles for my aunt and cousins who had skin rashes due to dehydration and severe dryness. Those with skin asthma sing these praises too.
It may just be available in Asian Countries as it is formulated for Asian Skin. Talk about whitening! The stubborn brown spots on my cheek went from six spots to three. The three left are also a lot lighter now and easily covered up by concealer or foundation. As for my overall skin tone? After 8 weeks of 2x daily use Went from a MAC NC20-25 to NC15 and even N3. NARS Deauville to Siberia! 2 to three shades up depending on the brand. BB Warm Ivory to Porcelain. Made it a point to massage on neck as well to even out the color. I know this is the culprit for my lighter skin because those areas I did not apply this to like my ears and eyelids are still darker.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Cranberry Joy Lip Balm
cremebrulee 1/27/2012 10:53:00 PM
Who needs expensive sheer red lipstick when you have got this one? It enhances lip color and is so shiny it really does look sexy. IF you have chapped lips this is really a godsend. It lasts long and takes ages to finish a pot. Ideal for school kids who are not allowed make up. One thing I don't like, those with oily skin will break out around the lip line. UGH.
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur 148 Tea Rose
cremebrulee 12/24/2010 9:46:00 PM
It gave me concealer mouth and i'm a Mac NC 15-20 Asian with black hair and dark eyes. Too pale. Laura Mercier's Tea Rose was a better fit for me.
On my lips' strange chemistry this registered the same as Mademoiselle on Vanessa Paradis. It's a beige pink with subtle shimmer.
Lipstick -Sephora - Lip Attitude-Chic in Sublime Praline C15
cremebrulee 1/8/2010 12:33:00 AM
The color was perfect and it was long lasting. It wasn't moisturizing on me though. Felt comfortable only for the first three minutes then it started to dry out my lips which felt tight and became flaky. It's a shame becaise I love the colors in 11, 22, 23 and 28. I guess only their Lip Attitude Glamour line and Ultimate gloss does work on my perpetually flaky lips.
Periwinkle- pastel lavender blue. That is the perfect shade description for this. I love that it is a glossy creme formula without any shimmer, metallic or glitter. BUT since I am a yellow toned Asian girl it makes my skin look jaundiced and muddy. I have to stay away from the sun to make this look flattering on my hands or feet. Perfect for those cool toned fair skinned ladies. Olive or yellow tones? nah!
A bit expensive and my oily skin still needs powder over it to hold off oil. I am a MAC NC20 and BB Ivory. My exact shade for this? I20. Disappears into my skin without even blending.
Ugh, It's orange. I was expecting a classic cherry red instead I get a pearlized bright orange. It makes my yellow toned skin look sallow and has a neon 80's glow. Stay away if you like deep reds or look better with pinks.
It smells like clean fresh sheets. Think Bounce fabric softener sheets and downy blended perfectly. This has dethroned Clean Clean as my favorite scent. I wish I had discovered this on my wedding day so I would wear it instead.
Remember the Original L'Occitane Vanilla that was discontinued? Well, I found the dead ringer scent in Philosophy Flling in Love. A delicious foody comforting warm vanilla that is not cloying.
This is the shade of red I have been looking for all my life! The Dracula lining or Spawn's cape red. That deep bodeaux that is not purplish, pinkish, black-red or orange. I use two or three coats and it's a sexy shade all year round.