I purchased Gentle Day Lotion for Sensitive Skin at the urging of the Clarins lady while I was buying my Hydra-Balance Serum. She swore this would work for my uber-sensitive skin. So far, so good. I've been using it in the am over the hyrda-balance serum. It's light and absrobs well. Has not caused any breakouts or reactions. Only real complaint (aside from the price - ouch!) is the flowery smell. Why does Clarins think everyone should walk around with a bouquet of flowers all over their face??? So far though, the scent only bothers my nose and not my skin!
Treatments -Clarins - Thirst Quenching Hydra-Balance Serum
evass 7/22/2004 3:15:00 PM
LOVE IT!! Although it's pricey at $50 for 1 FLoz, this stuff is magic. I have ultra-senstive, combination skin with surface dehydration. I cannot use heavy creams or I will breakout. One squirt of this soaks right in and takes away any flaky or dehydrated patches. I have been using in the am only and follow with a light moisturizer. Will definitely keep using!
I've been using this for a couple of months now. I switched over from the Water Base Moisture which just wasn't cutting it for me towards the end of the winter. I love this stuff!! My skin is super sensitive and I have had less breakouts and less peeling/flaking since I started using it! I am curious how it will work thru the summer though, wonder if it will get too greasy?
I have been wearing this bronzer almost everyday since I got it. I am PPP and the color looks VERY natural. Not orange at all. I use under my cheekbones, temples, forehead, chin and eyes. The only downside - it's a little pricey for the size, I eneded up receiving a tiny round tin - not the large sqaure compact pictured on the website. Also, it *may* be causing some breakouts on my cheek. Going to keep an eye on it... Really love the look though. *update* Forgot to mention, I think it's impossible to get too much product on your face with this one...I am almost always adding another swipe or two after I first apply.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Sepia Ink Long Wear Gel Liner
evass 3/11/2004 3:44:00 PM
my HG eyeliner! Hurray! The control is great, the color is great, the staying power is great. I generally don't go for browns, like more cool toned colors, but the SEPIA really is a PERFECT neutral. (On my PPP skin the black one looks almost green). Only warning is you will need some good eye makeup remover to get it off! Don't plan to just use your face wash! I like the Almay oilfree pads. I may never buy another eyeliner again.....
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Magic Move - Light
evass 3/11/2004 3:38:00 PM
This stuff is GREAT! It's like a pomade, wax and smoothing creme all in one. I don't understand how and why it works, but it does. I have long, fine color treated hair. I warm up a pea size btwn palms and distribute all over hair AFTER blow drying. Set with cool blow dry if you want (makes it last longer). Hair just stays NICE all day. Smooth, touchable and full. One lippie off for the price...very expensive but I do expect it to last a long time.
Conditioner -ARTec - Kiwi Coloreflector Kiwi conditioner
evass 3/11/2004 3:34:00 PM
This conditioner is a staple in my shower. I have fine but color treated hair. It is gentle and leaves my hair shiny, but it does NOT weigh my hair down like most of the heavy conditioners for color treated hair. It also doesn't leave my hair dry like many of the Volumizing conditioners do. Smell is nice, it's a keeper! The downside of course is the price, I paid $11.50 for 8oz - that's why 4 lippies instead of 5.
Styling Products -Garnier - Fructis Style - Smoothing Milk
evass 3/11/2004 3:28:00 PM
I am loving the new Garnier Fructis Smoothing Milk! Got it for under $3 at Target. I have fine straight hair, a dollop of this before blow drying actually makes my hair feel fuller and smoother! It does NOT weigh my hair down! You really get a great amount of product as well. The pump is a plus!
Yes, it is expensive for a blush, but is also very versatile and there is a lot of product in there. Great color - peach toned. Never would have gone for this as I am a cool toned PPP, but GA MUA insisted and I am glad I tried it. Dot on cheekbones "as is" for natural flush. Mix a bit w/foundation to warm up entire face. Mix w/FS#0 for a paler, highlighting blush (rcv'd sample of FS#0 w/purchase). So many options. Suggest use with GA (or other) foundation brush. Will most likely repurchase if I ever finish the giant bottle. My only complaint to GA (other than price of course) is that this should be offered in a smaller size. Would love to try 4 or 5 colors because it is so much fun - but really have no use for such a large amount.
Concealers -L'Oreal - AirWear - Brightener [DISCONTINUED]
evass 2/14/2004 12:57:00 PM
My HG under eye concealar! Purchased after reading reviews on MA. I am PPP with pink undertones. Don't have "circles" so much as general discoloration all around my deep-set eyes. Use this everyday now! Dot around entire eye and blend. Brightens and evens out the entire eye area. Makes eyes pop. Would not recommend to yellow-toned ladies as it is really a light pink formula. One note, this is not moisturizing, so use an eye cream underneath. I use Cliniques All About Eyes cream/gel and it works fine.
So much buzz around this product. Went to GA counter at Saks and MUA tried #1 on me. From a distance it looked fine. Up close it was horrible. Dry pataches and flakes were appearing out of nowhere and it didn't seem to "stick" to some parts of my face. Disappointed, left, didn't purchase. Moisturized like crazy for 3 days, went back to counter wearing moisturizer AND primer. Same thing again! Try GA MSF instead. Also, anyone notice the weird smell....?
Liquid -Giorgio Armani - Matte Silk Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
evass 2/14/2004 12:36:00 PM
Had this 1 wk, already shaping up to be my HG foundation (better than Chantecaille RS(cool) or FS(ivory). GA MUA tried on me after LSF highlighted dry spots and flaking I didn't even know I had. MSF is SO versatile, and it's not really matte!! I think it's a lighter coverage than LSF. Mix w/FS #0 for plenty of luminosity. Mix w/a little moisturizer for less coverage, dewy finish. Use as is for med coverage. Layer for more coverage. 1 or 2 pumps depending on how i'm using it. Pump bottle is nice but do wish it was see through. I am PPP and use MSF in #2. (no #1 exists in MSF). I was #1 in LSF but it was very yellow toned and made me look corpse like. MSF #2 is slightly pinker. ETA: 11/20/04 Still LOVING this foundation!
Skincare - Face -DHC - Hydrating Nightime Moisture
evass 11/14/2003 9:51:00 AM
This is the first night moisturizer that has ever worked for my sensitive skin. NO BREAKOUTS or irritations at all. Significant reduction in flaky skin, the jury's still out on fine lines though. An amazing find. A little pricey but so worth it. Annoying heavy glass bottle is a pain for travel, but pump is nice and has a lock. All in all I would recommend this to anyone with sensitive combination skin.
Highlighters -Clinique - Colour Rub Allover Lustre in Nude Lustre
evass 11/13/2003 6:55:00 PM
My favorite color yet of this clinique staple, blends right in and is very natural on my super pale skin. I have started using on eyes from lash to brow - doesn't crease as bad as many eye shadows.
Cleansers -Dove - Daily Hydrating Cleansing Cloths [DISCONTINUED]
evass 11/13/2003 6:45:00 PM
Have been using the sensitive skin version for 3 months now. Completely turned my skin around. It was confused, flaky, oily, red, breaking out and it is now well on its way back to clear and even toned. I got these thinking the whole less is more theory might work....and it has! The only thing I have been following with is DHC water base moisture for day and hydrating nighttime moisture for evening. No toners, no exfoliators.