Overall, I am pretty pleased with this foundation - I have it in Vanilla. It was colour matched for me in store by a very good SA, so that might be the reason I like it so much. It really melts into my skin, and the colour is PERFECT. Its not cakey at all, and you don't get that weird thing where foundation can cling on to all the little tiny hairs on your face and make them look more obvious. The flip side of that I guess is that its not very heavy coverage, so sometimes it doesn't feel quite enough. But maybe if I layered a Chantecaille powder over it, that could solve that one. I will repurchase, which is quite rare for me for a foundation, because I normally get tired of it long before the end of the bottle! This one is nearly empty, so a good sign.
Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
deliakate 3/19/2010 3:49:00 PM
Maybe I have been taken in by the fantastic marketing and product placement of this cream (but even I don't buy all the rubbish they spout on the leaflet), but I am a real disciple. The reason I went for the cream was because it promised to deal with redness, which is something I often get. (Not roseacea, but just dry, red patches.) And it does! My skin feels calmed once I put it on in the morning, and comfortable all day. I only use it once a day, and at night, I just use a Dr Hauschka toner spritz. Am loving my skin since I stared to use this, and I can see myself using it forever. IMO, the only similar cream that came close was the Guerlain Happylogy, but it started to irritate me being so perfumed. One lippy less is for the stupid price, though.
I resisted the whole juicy tube thing for years, but when I gave in I didn't regret it. I normally loose things like this when I'm out and about, but this one was quite expensive, so I am making the effort to hold on to it. I love the colour and the smell, and how I look when its freshly applied. It does make my lips look fuller, as its close to their natural colour. I find clear glosses just look too articifical. Doesn't last that long, but I am yet to find a gloss that does, and as they go this is one of the better lasting.
This is a difficult one to review for me. I love the product itself, its so natural and won't cause breakouts, smells divine and makes me happy. I started to use Dr H about 2 years ago, and my skin just got better and better. However, I went for a skincare consultation with a representative, and she said that whilst my skin was nice, the rose cream wasn't right for me. Basically, it is a calming and soothing formulation, which helps to counteract redness etc. I have a tendency to pallor, and this was, she said, making me worse, so whilst it was moisturising and softening, it wasn't helping my complexion, hence why I used to be always searching for a good foundation. She said I should be using the Dr H daily moisturising fluid, which helps get the skin "active" - ie lymph moving, etc. It has made a difference, and my skin seems much more alive now. So I would say, use this if you have any kind of redness or capilliares close to the surface etc. But if you are super pale, it might be the wrong thing for you.
This is one of those products that comes out when I need to look my best. OK, so that is everyday, you might say. Well... I don't think I would use it everyday, because I am dubious about the long term effects it might have on skin health - could end up being drying and not allowing skin to breathe. But if I have an event or big night out, I always smooth it on after moisturising. Its especially good if you've recently done a fake tan on your face, which I find can sometimes magnify the appearance of pore size as the tan settles into them. Idealist smooths and refines the skin texture, and makes you look flawless. Of course, when you wash it off, you are back to square one, so for that reason I would call it makeup and not a skin treatment.
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - "Gunmetal" Shimmer Shadow
deliakate 1/11/2007 8:39:00 AM
I love this eyeshadow. I have dark brown eyes and pale skin with brown hair, and it really makes my eyes pop and the whites seem... well, whiter. Its not really part of my everyday repetoire, but comes out when I want to look super glam and vixen like. It does a mean smokey eye, which you can build up layer upon layer, and it doesn't crease. I normally combine it with black gel liner (BB) and a reddy/browny shimmer shadow at the very top of the crease (UD). Pale pink lippy and minimal blush completes tres sexy look. My packaging is broken currently, and so it the shadow cake inside, but I think that was because I dropped it. Little crumbs are very hard to get out of the carpet!
What is this for? I know what I bought it for - I was swayed by the claims that its good for skin that spends a lot of times in the city surrounded by pollution, and as I live in central London, I thought I needed it. But after I used it I felt.... well nothing really. At all. It smelled nice, but really did not work (whatever "work" it was supposed to do). I continued to use it a couple of times, but started to get some nasty breakout type things, that stopped as soon as I discontinued it, so in the end I returned it. Wouldn't buy again.
I've been using this cheek colours for quite a while, ever since I saw it used in a feature in a magazine. I really love the colour, its really bubblegum bright, but doesn't look at unnatural as that sounds. It look especially nice when I have a tan (St Tropez or natural) and just some skin smoothing cream, no foundataion. Also, because its a cream you can apply with your finger, I find it it more easy to control and looks more like a natural "flush" than with powder blushes, which always come out looking like a "stripe" when I put them on! Packaging could be a lot better though. The opaque plastic flip top lid has broken off on every pot I've bought (2 so far) and when you are travelling this can get messy. All in all though, a bit of a HG.