I'm so glad I got this. The color is an icy shimmery blue. It appear as silvery blue on eyes and I just love how the shimmer shows! The texture is creamy so it won't go well with natural hair eyeshadow brush. I use a syntetic brush and it applies very well. Very well pigmented and long lasting. I'm tempted to get more color from this LustreVision formula. I don't bother about MAC eye shadow normally but this one definately wins my heart.
Highlighters -Guerlain - Meteorites REFLETS DE NACRES
jarjar 4/29/2005 5:00:00 AM
I collect Guerlain meteorties powder balls and I have to say that this is the best among them. This is the LE Christmas collection of year 2003. Unlike the other Meteorites that barely shows up any color on my skin, this one gives a very nice pearly pink on my skin. I'm amazed on it look on my skin! It is better as a highlighter rather an all over face powder because of the pink hues. I'm so glad that I'm able to buy it from auction.
Cleansers -Helena Rubinstein - Fresh Cleansing Fluid
jarjar 2/7/2005 3:56:00 AM
This product is great! It removes all my mascara and eye makeup in few strokes without leaving any greasy film. The scents is pleasant but a bit strong. It doesn't sting my eyes too. I'll definitely get a full size bottle if HR is available to me.
This is a very gentle exfoliator. The pink gel contains very tiny beads that is not harsh to the skin and feel emollient when massage on the face. Unlike other Chanel product, this scent is pleasant and not too strong. My skin feels silky smooth after using it. Since it is very gentle (almost too gentle to me) so this can be used 2 times a week.
The SA said this is a booster rather than a toner and suppose to apply after the toner. It will prepare the skin and helps skin to absorb better of what you apply later but I use it as a toner. It claims to provide hydration for dry skin but I don't feel it is very moisturizing. I only found out it contains alcohol after I got home but it doesn't break me out so far. Oily skin might feel this product a bit sticky but my combination skin is fine with it. It doesn't do much for my skin.
Cleansers -Kenzo - CREME QUI DEMAQUILLE-Creamy Cleansing Cream
jarjar 2/7/2005 3:50:00 AM
The packaging is so elegant! Very Zen style! I love looking at my Kenzoki skincare bottles queuing up on my bathroom. This cleansing cream has a very divine Lotus scent that is truly relaxing when using it. The texture is like a whipped cream, not as thick as normal cleansing cream and it is very smooth! It removes my light makeup completely and very gentle to my skin. No residue or oil film leaving behind. Normally I use a foam cleanser to do a second cleansing step but I could skip the foam cleansing with this.The only complaint is it comes in a tub and no spatula is given to scoop out the product. Digging the fingers in it to get the product out is not a good idea for skincare. I also feel that I need to use quite a large amount to massage the whole face due to the light texture. It is fairly expensive for a cleansing cream.
Scrubs -Kenzo - Kenzoki Euphorisant Invigorating Exfoliating Flakes
jarjar 2/7/2005 3:48:00 AM
This is a white powder with particles to exfoliate and cleans the skin. The white powder does foam a little so it serve as a foam cleansing after the cleansing cream too. I can hardly smell any scent. The particles in the powder is quite rough and could be too harsh for sensitive skin but fortunately they only present in a very very small amount. My skin is so soft and smooth after I wash with this. I enjoy touching my face after using this. The packaging is nice too except the cap. The cap falls off easily but fortunately they have another small cap to close the opening. The powder is not fill to the top of the bottle and it comes in 30g. It is quite a lot consider that you only need a small amount each time and powder is very light.
This product is my savvy! I have acne prone skin and nothing ever stop them from coming out but after using this cleansing cream, they are clearing up! I use this twice a week and my skin is getting clearer. The instruction to use could be a little troublesome but I'm fine with it as long as it clears my skin. The muslin cloth is the important part for this to work. The instruction said that I don't need to use any toner or moisturizer after cleansing and I'm surprise that it doesn't make my dehydrated skin dry. I wake up with a soft and oily face the next morning. I'm not so sure whether I would repurchase since it is very expensive for a cleansing cream.
Lip Gloss -Kanebo - Platinum Pearl Orange Lipgloss
jarjar 2/6/2005 10:18:00 AM
This gloss comes in a tube and looks like Babypink's lip gloss but with a far better formula. It contains lots of glitters and non-sticky at all! l. It makes the lips look super wet. Although the color is a bit sheer but still enhances the color of the lips a bit. It is a bit runny and the tube is very small.
This is the most expensive lipstick that I ever own, whopping at HKD200. Color #2 is an YLBB rosy pink which is an everyday color. It enhances my natural lip color and brighten my complexion, I like it better than Nars Dolce Vita. It is slightly scented but goes away quickly. The texture is very smooth, not glossy and well pigmented. I like the color and texture but couldn't find any reason to justify the high price. The packaging is so unique and classy! In a red metallic tube (I seldom see lippie in red tube!) with graphic pictures wrap around the cap. Very artistic! I hate the numbering naming.
This is a sheer peach color without shimmer which appear as true peachy nude on my lips. I love this color and it is great to wear with any lipgloss. The texture is light and moisturizing without the Nars signature scent and I absolutely adore the packaging, so classy and unique that stands out in my lipsticks stash.
This is my 2nd lipstick from Nars, my 1st was Dolce Vita. Napoli is a peachy color with pink tone and it appears as nude peachy coral on my slightly pigmented lips. The texture is light weight and moisturizing. It doesn't have the strange scent that comes with my dolce vita. This has become my favourite everyday lipstick.
This blush is similar to Nars Organsm but with more golden tone. Infact, all I saw is a gold sheen on my cheeks rather than any peachy or pink tone. I look very weird in it and I don't think I'll go out with this. The powder is fine enough but has quite a strong scent in it. The compact is handy but who would bother using the tiny mirror on the cap for applying blush? It can't even show 1 side of my cheeks. However I love the color on my eye lids as eye shadow. The peachy tone appear nicely with a slight gold cast.
Palettes -Stila - Bouquet du Jour Look Book – Jade Blossom
jarjar 2/6/2005 9:53:00 AM
I always wanted a Stila look book and this Jade Blossom is just wonderful but the cardboard packaging is easy to wear off if you carry them in your pouch. All the 6 colors are very wearable and I've compared with the counter, the blush are Tutu & Fade, eye shaodws are Starlight, Espresso. The dark green color looks like Jade but it is not. It is way much sheerer compare to Jade and less pigmented. All of the 6 colors are great except the brown tone blush Fade which does not show up on my skin. The pans are smaller then the regular size and it is difficult to pick up the color for blush. This look book is value for money and great as collectible.
This eye shadow quad consist of shimmery pink, light seamoss green, sky blue & white. The colors look so ordinary to me in the compact and I thought I could find them anywhere in any brand. I was wrong when I tried it on my lids. The green really unique that I never seen it anywhere before and the pink looks so beautiful on lids. The white is shimmery but not frosty and the blue is a little less exciting color. All these colors shows up very well on my eyelids and I think it is quite pigmented. I decided to keep it after 2nd try on it and it is a limited edition item. The packaging is different from other Stila product, they used plastic this time!