Moisturizers -Guerlain - Orchidee Imperiale Lotion
eka8098 8/17/2006 7:20:00 PM
Most amazing moisturiser I have ever used! Using this lotion has made my skin completely poreless and incredibly smooth and silky. I just cannot believe it is so expensive! I love the gorgeous subtle fragrance and the way the lotion is absorbed into your skin straight away. Absolutely incredible.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
eka8098 4/25/2006 3:56:00 PM
This eyeliner is the best! I prefer cake liners to liquids, and used to use Smashbox's cake liner. Because that started to feel hard and dry after a while, I went on a search for something new. I remembered seeing this MAC liner somewhere, and decided to give it a go. It's amazing! The colour is great, and the consistency is wonderfully soft. I use a lipbrush to apply, I find eyeliner brushes too thin and too difficult to control. I'll never try another eyeliner again!
If I had to choose my top 5 fave beauty products, this would definitely make the top of the cut. Airflash is by far the best foundation I have ever used. I like my skin looking quite natural, and this gives just the natural but flawless finish I am after. I find the product incredibly easy to use. I just spray across my face in a zig-zag shape and pat. My skin still looks really fresh hours after application! This is great because you can layer it on, you can start with just a thin layer and add more during the day or in the evening if you feel the need. The only problem I have with Airflash is that the small can runs out very very quickly and is quite expensive. But overall a great find!
Concealers -Guerlain - Issima Precious Light Smoothing Illuminator [DISCONTINUED]
eka8098 3/25/2006 1:10:00 PM
Guerlain's Precious Light is by far my fave concealer/highlighter pen. I started off using Touche Eclat, then switched to Dior's skinflash, but now that I have tried Precious Light there is no going back. I use this in shade 10 which is perfect for me. It is a light beige, but more yellow-toned than touche eclat, so it covers darkness under the eyes more efficiently. The product also treats the under eye area and does not dry it out as touche eclat tended to do.
I have no idea what I did before discovering this bronzing powder. I've been using terracotta for nearly 6 months now, and could not live without it! Guerlain does an amazing range of terracotta shades. I have pale skin and light blonde hair, and use shades 10, 20, and terracotta light in the blondes shade. All shades look really natural on me! These compacts last absolutely ages and look gorgeous! The colour looks great and does not change during the day. The powder is also moisturising so you do not get those dry patchy bits on your skin. Wonderful!
BRILLIANT!!! I have finally found a great alternative to Darphin's desincrustant lotion which has recently been discontinued! This stuff is even better as it is super cheap, smells great, and actually seems to help fade red marks. The gel dries well, it's not left sticky and it does not dry too hard either. I have quite sensitive skin and only get small breakouts. This stuff keeps my skin really clear. I am really impressed and would urge everyone to try.
I've found my new fave mascara! I absolutely love this mascara, it lengthens lashes beautifully. I've never had any problems with clumping and the mascara seems to stay fresh for absolutely ages. Gorgeous.
Blush -Guerlain - Divinora Bubble Blush - Rose Chamallow 60
eka8098 10/9/2005 2:23:00 PM
One of my fave blushers. I mostly prefer powder blushes, but this stuff is great! I love the cool pink bubblegum colour, as well as the foamy texture which goes on matte. Application is really easy, and the small container easily fits in my make-up bag. Make sure to close the container well, as it tends to open quite easily. Just love the finish, colour, and ease of application!
Treatments -Darphin - Overnight Refining Lotion (Desincrustant Lotion)
eka8098 5/15/2005 6:03:00 PM
HG!!!!!! This product is the best! Keeps my skin clear without being too harsh or drying. I use this every single night and hope they never ever stop making it.
A fresh and appely ok-smelling fragrance. This reminds me of Joop's All About Eve, except this is less spicy. I also feel this is very similar to CD's J'adore. I think this is one of those fragrance that would make a great present for someone as it's quite "safe", not too strong but something loads of people would like.
Gorgeous fragrance! I love the sweet fresh scent and the gorgeous packaging. I am so glad i received a sample of this, I went out and bought the 50 ml bottle straight away! The whole concept of the fragrance is quite clever and the scent fits it perfectly. I spy notes of lemon and melon, not quite sure what else.
There are so many things about this fragrance that are perfect, like the beautiful packaging, the gorgeous ad campaign with Riley etc.. but the scent itself is awful! It's sickenlingly sweet and I just don't see how this can be aimed at 18-25 year-olds as there is nothing young or fresh about the fragrance. What a disappointment! Such a shame as this had the potential to be such a huge success.
Cleansers -Christian Dior - Refreshing cleansing water for face and eyes
eka8098 5/5/2005 6:47:00 PM
This stuff has completely turned my skin around!! My skin has generally been in excellent condition for about the past year or so, but I do use some products that are quite drying, so I have had some problems with dehydration. I don't think I would normally have purchased a Christian Dior skincare product because I have sensitive skin and am scared of breakouts. I just always imagined CD skincare to be really really fragranced and just generally not great for sensitive skin. How wrong I was! My skin is doing even better than it was before. After incorporating this into my regime, my skintone has improved and my skin is no longer as dehydrated as before. I have not had any breakouts either! I use this every night to remove makeup. This does an excellent job, it removes everything including eye makeup very easily. I absolutely adore the fresh fragrance this cleanser leaves behind! I usually pump this onto a cotton pad to wipe off my makeup, and then rinse my face. I don't know how this has made such a big difference in my skin especially as I rinse it off, but the improvements I have seen are amazing! Some small changes to the formulation of this product are going to be made later on this year, and I really hope that they do not change its efficacy because this is definitely a product I could not live without!
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - DiorKiss - 778 - Groselle (Red Currant)
eka8098 4/28/2005 1:46:00 PM
A wonderful gloss with loads of shine and sparkle! This shade is super flattering on everyone I have seen wearing it, it's very PINK, but fortunately not quite as pigmented as it looks ib the tube. The texture is ok, not too sticky. I love that unlike many of the other dior kisses, the fragrance is not too strong. Overall a great pink gloss.
Lotions/ Creams -Christian Dior - Bikini Hydra Diffusion
eka8098 4/28/2005 12:55:00 PM
Wonderful neutrally-scented body lotion that sinks into the skin quickly and moisturises quite well. I love the pump bottle and the silky texture of this lotion. I got mine for free and am not 100% sure I would re-purchase as it is quite costly. I am a big fan of St Ives bosy lotions which do just as great a job for a fraction of the price!