My very first Revlon lipstick which I bought last year and I have been in love with it eversince! Creamy, doesn't bleed, long lasting and unscented. Full coverage in just one swipe and this colour does not dry down to a slightly muted shade. It stays glossy and vibrant until you take it off. The quality is exceptional even better than my Chanel Rouge Allure which applies unevenly and emphasises on dry patches on the lips. Berry Rich is a beautiful shade of rose red that is very beautiful on the lips and adds warmth and colour to my face.
I tend to stay away from nude lipsticks because it doesn't compliment my complexion and makes me look ill. I much prefer red and coral brown colours as it brings life and brightens my face. However, this brownish pink nude lipstick from Clinique is simply lovely. It is creamy and moisturising and just glides on my lips. Despite being moisturising, the colour doesn't bleed on my lips. It's simply amazing & I love it!
Lotions/ Creams -Crabtree & Evelyn - Rosewater Hand Therapy
ikoparisi 1/31/2011 9:43:00 PM
I have normal hands so I never needed a hand cream. Also, I don't like the greasy slippery feeling of hand cream on my fingers. However, the Rosewater Hand Therapy is different. I received the Rosewater bath set for my birthday and this is my first exerience with Crabtree & Evelyn. I love the rose scent and my hands are left feeling so smooth & soft for a really long time. A little goes a long way. I applied it on my dry parched feet & toes and they feel so moist, smooth, soft and beautifully scented. Love this product!
Moisturizers -Chanel - Hydramax+ Active Moisture Cream
ikoparisi 1/23/2011 1:30:00 PM
I stay away from creams because they always make my combination skin greasy even if I apply just the tiniest amount. But, I'm very surprised by this cream that I received as a sample because my skin just drinks it up and I just need a tiny amount and my skin feels so smooth and supple unlike any other moisturiser that I've tried in the past. I highly recommend this moisturiser and may consider purchasing the full size once my 5ml sample runs out.
Treatments -Chanel - Blanc Essentiel Whitening Essence
ikoparisi 1/23/2011 1:16:00 PM
I received a sample when I purchased my Chanel loose powder and decided to give it a try since I've some freckles and age spots on my cheeks. This product is very lightweight and absorbs quickly into my skin. After applying only twice on my dark spots, I can definitely see a difference! Maybe I have slightly sensitive skin, I can feel the serum slightly 'biting' or 'stinging' the area that I've applied. However, since it's working I don't mind. The 5ml sample is really a generous amount that will last me for a while since I only use just a tiny amount each time.
I bought this product many years ago. Didn't like it back then coz it made my skin look dark and didn't quite understand the mousse concept. However, I rediscovered this product just recently and have used it twice. I must say that I really LOVE it! I love the very light & moisturising mousse texture. It gives a nice matte, smooth & brightening finish. It matches my skin tone very well and gives the most natural glowing finish with a light dusting of my Chanel loose powder. I might repurchase this once i run out :)
Hmmm.. I'm really half-hearted when it comes to this product. It really dries very fast making it difficult to blend so my first attempt was very patchy. However, this is a very soft champaign gold. Very understated & the shimmer very fine. Once dry it also will not budge. I guess with practice I'll be able to apply it beautifully. Love the glass bottle. Very classy & expensive looking.
Skincare - Face -Lancome - Blanc Expert Whitening Cleansing Foam
ikoparisi 1/14/2011 2:12:00 PM
Absolutely fabulous! I cannot live without it. It whitens my skin after the first wash. Overtime my skin feels smooth and bright with an almost even skin tone. It is very gentle and lathers well. A little goes a long way. I will add a teeny amount of scrub and exfoliate with it. Really wonderful product and I'm already on my second tube.
Treatments -Chanel - Hydramax + Active Serum Active Moisture Boost
ikoparisi 1/14/2011 3:05:00 AM
So I slapped on a thick layer of Chanel Hydramax + Serum before bed to see the benefits when I woke up this morning. My skin feels smooth and plump, but throughout the night it felt really sticky and greasy! Yuck!
Powder -Christian Dior - Diorskin Nude Fresh Glow Makeup
ikoparisi 1/9/2010 3:20:00 AM
This is a very expensive product for such a small amount! However, the powder is very pigmented so a little product goes a long way. I used it with the foundation & my skin was flawless, bright, smooth with no makeup look & feel. The complimentary DIOR kabuki brush & concealer was such a great bonus!
Finally, I've found a liquid foundation that makes my skin looks really flawless with no heavy, greasy, mask-like look. It's very natural looking when I applied it with my fingers & a little goes a long way. Very easy to take off with just a normal face wash & water. My skin was so soft & smooth after washing. I really love this product.
Moisturizers -Shu Uemura - Phyto-Black Lift Smoothing Anti-Wrinkle Emulsion
ikoparisi 9/10/2008 12:13:00 PM
I must say that I really adore this product. I got a free sample at the counter when I purchased the cleansing oil. It is wonderfully light and absorbs quickly into my skin. I have combination skin and this emulsion is light, non-greasy, and does not clog my pores. It has a great fresh scent too. I used it twice daily - in the morning & before bedtime. I will wash my face, then spray on a bit of deep sea water followed by the emulsion. So far, my skin texture has been noticeably smooth and there's no more dry patches. I live in a very humid & hot country, yet this moisturiser does not make my face look like an oil slick by noon. Therefore, if you live in similar conditions I highly recommend this product to you. In fact, I am slowly becoming a Shu Uemura convert since most of their products really delivers and are of high quality.
I absolutely adore this Evian facial spray. Eversince I started using it, it has made my face more hydrated, supple, and less oily. I use it in the morning prior to moisturising and it really helps the moisturiser to glide better, and at night before sleep to keep my face clean and fresh. I've stopped using night moisturiser as it clogs my pores and gives me oil seeds. This spray really works wonders during long flights too when the cabin air gets too dry. I recommend this product to everyone :)
I swear by this compact powder. In my whole entire life this is the first powder that actually matches my skin tone. I'm using #20 in Sable Mat. Plus I love the fact that it has SPF 15 since I hate using sunscreen for its greasiness. This powder keeps me looking fresh and not too mat. No matter how much I apply, it just blends beautifully giving me the natural look and not too made up. I love the sponge puff that comes with it too. Very velvety soft and just lovely to use. I adore the posh black packaging and wish that this powder comes with refills. At the moment they don't and it's very pricey to get a brand new set every time. Other than that I adore it and I'm almost done with my first compact and looking forward to purchasing a brand new one soon!