Treatments -Aesop - B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel
hardcore_knitter 3/25/2013 6:38:00 PM
After receiving a handfull of samples of this at Aesop, and trying it for a week, I was hooked. I tried going without for a few days, but my skin looked dull and a bit oily, so I headed straight back to Aesop and spent... way too much money... on this jar of honey-like potion. I love the texture. I know it's not everyone's favourite, but it feels fresh and a bit sticky, then melts into the skin. The SA recommended using it three or four times a week, but my skin loves this every night. I wake up with matte, smooth, fresh-looking skin. Not sure I can give this up!
Hmm. I like the packaging, and the texture isn't bad, but that's about it. The scent is oddly cloying -- caramel-y and flowery. It just doesn't seem very effective, either. I used it for a few months, then switched to something else.
Nice enough bronzer. I'm not seeing any shimmer in this one, which is one reason I like it. It applies smoothly but doesn't seem to last very long. The colour is exactly what I want in a bronzer -- medium-deep and buildable. The packaging isn't great: a tan compact with a mirror. I have had this for years, with occasional use, and have just hit the pan. Not sure if I'll repurchase, I might like something a bit more complex in shade.
I like this quite a lot. After almost 2 years of near-daily use, I still haven't hit the pan. On my NC15 skin it's a nice corally-pink, with a touch of shimmer.
Aaaah, Rouge Coco Shine. This is my third one (after Rebelle and Monte Carlo) and I love it just as much as the first two. On my pigmented lips, it's a rosy peach with a touch of shimmer. The quality of these lipsticks is outstanding. They feel smooth, the shimmer isn't gritty, the colours are just sheer enough to be applied without a mirror, but still pigmented enough to stand out. This lipstick doesn't last more than an hour or so, and I'm going through my current tubes at an alarming rate, but I wouldn't expect a glossy lipstick to last. The packaging quality is also top-notch. Applying this feels like a treat, much more than whipping out a cheapie lip gloss. The case has a satisfying snap, and who can resist that double-C logo on the lid?
The local Chanel counter recently got a makeover -- great lighting, tons of mirrors, inviting counters and seats -- and so I went in to take a look. I had never purchased Chanel cosmetics before, but they had always had a certain draw, an allure. This new line of lipsticks looked interesting. I tried on Rebelle and it was love at first swipe. The formula is sheer but still pigmented, in a don't-need-a-mirror sort of way. My lips certainly feel moist, but the lipstick isn't very hydrating, and I need balm after wearing it for a few hours. And the colour! Red with a touch of coral, just orange enough for my NC20 skin, dark hair and green eyes. It's lovely with nothing else on, and works well with simple eye makeup. The formula, colour and packaging are all top-notch, exactly what I expected Chanel to be.
Great mascara. I like the rose scent, I don't find it overpowering, though some might. The large brush really lengthens my lashes. It doesn't flake on me at all, nor does it smudge.
Best makeup remover ever. I use it at night, and I have no trouble removing mascara and eyeliner. It doesn't sting, it smells good, it's not oily at all. Definite repurchase.