Powder -Bobbi Brown - Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF 12
ef56 12/31/2010 12:05:00 PM
After I couldn't get my beloved origins "silk screen" anymore in my home country, I was looking for an alternative. I looked for a veryyyyy long time. The only product which I liked was studio fix, but the oil control with that one isn't that great. I had to blot every two hours, and the powder got into the fine lines in my face, which wasn't very pretty... So, a week ago I saw this powder at the Bobbi brown counter and I said I will give it a try, especially when I saw the Alabaster. I know Bobbi's range of colors is on a yellow basis, and I have a very pale skin with pink undertones. The Alabaster looked just perfect! So, I bought it, and have been using it for about a week now. It's amazing!! I think it has a great coverage. I use concealer of course, but it doesn't have this mask like feeling that you get from the liquid or too heavy powdery foundation. I was even asked by a friend of mine if I was wearing any make or if I just came back from a vacation since my skin looked that good!! I highly recommend it if you have an oily T zone!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal 1561 - Cara
ef56 4/30/2010 1:36:00 PM
This is no doubt one pf the best perfumes I have ever had. I love sweet perfumes, but not overly sweet (pink sugar isn't my cup of tea). This is simply heaven in a bottle. I do feel the almonds once sprayed on, but that disappears and the caramel, amber and vanilla start to bloom after 10 minutes. The staying power isn't that great, but I have to give it another try since I have just received my bottle today. Overall an amazing baby powder smell with lovely package and I will definitely buy again.
Great color and consistency. The problem starts with the packaging- it oozes every single time, even when I don't even touch the tube!! I have to use 3/4 of it in order for it to stop oozing. Shame to waist so much product :( another thing to watch out for is to moisture well before using it, and not to use too much products or it will look horrible. All in all its a good product, and I will but again
The EDP version was sent to me overseas, which made it quite expensive. I imagined the smell to be quite different than when I first sniffed it. I thought the vanilla would be much more prominent. I don't really like almond scent that much, and it really reminded me of Etro's Heliotrope with a zest of Reminiscence's musc. So I just sprayed it on and completely forgot about it. After a couple of hours I smelled this wonderful vanilla scent and couldn't detect where it came from. Then I realized it was me!!! All that vanilla came out and the smell was heavenly. Well, all I can say is that I'm addicted!!
I love this pencil! I use it as a lip liner since it's so soft. It's best for a nude lip look.