Liquid -Guerlain - Silky-Smooth Foundation Semi-matt SPF12
hapepants 11/16/2006 11:01:00 PM
Bought this in July based on reviews here and it is wonderful. Glides on beautifully. I have very fair skin but with a lot of red; the Rose Naturel provides the most wonderful coverage, evening out my skin tones and providing a sort of all-over glow that, if it doesn't take a few years off, at least makes me look as if I've just come back from a healthy vacation. I put a full pump's worth on a non-latex cosmetic wedge, dab it around and then blend.I also have extremely sensitive facial skin, prone to irritation and blackheads, and have had absolutely no problem. I don't have the tiniest of pores either, but this foundation doesn't settle into them. I often finish with a light brushing of Mythic 01 Meteorites powder, also wonderful and never caky or overly-dry-looking. I took a couple lippies off the packaging quality because, while it is lovely, I resent the extreme heaviness of the glass bottle every time I pack it into a suitcase, which is fairly often.
The HG of . . . mascaras! NEVER smudges. Two coats for daytime provide all the definition I need. Three coats for evening. If I'm too lazy to wash my face, by morning it has simply disappeared. Never a raccoon eye. When the product in the tube is almost gone, that's when I use it for my eyebrows. Otherwise I use a light sweep of Maybelline Ultra-Brow, in dark brown, which I actually prefer.
Smudges. 'Nuff said. The ONLY mascara that NEVER smudges is not a mascara -- it's Lancome's Brow Expert Modele Sourcils. Wonderful! I've used it for 10 years. Just bought another Definicils Waterproof, wondering if maybe I'd misjudged it 5 years back, but nope -- smudges. Two coats of Brow Expert (in brunet) provides all the definition I need for daytime -- three for nighttime -- and if I'm too lazy to take it off at night, by morning it has simply disappeared. No raccoon eyes ever. $20. When the product is almost gone, that's when I use it for my eyebrows (otherwise I brush on the tiniest bit of Maybelline Ultra-Brow, in dark brown).