This perfume was my first "signature scent." I've been wearing it since high school (7 years or so now). It's fresh, clean, fruity and very youthful, and a spritz on my chest lasts throughout the whole day.
My friend suggested I check out this foundation when I was looking for a new powder foundation - I'm super fair (NW15 in MAC Studio Fix powder) and I've always passed Sephora's house brand by because I've never found anything from the line that's fair enough for me. This foundation in 05 Porcelain is perfect! It looked like it would be way too yellow for me in the package, but once applied with a kabuki brush, it blends perfectly. The coverage is sheer-to-medium but builds wonderfully, and I can touch up a few times throughout the day without it getting cakey. I took one lippie off for the packaging - despite that it's a pressed powder in a compact, the compact doesn't have a mirror, a sponge or a puff of any kind. It's pretty inconvenient to have to take the compact and a brush and have to worry about finding a mirror when I need to touch up.
I instantly fell in love with this scent when I got a sample with a Sephora.com order about 6 years ago, and it has been my signature scent ever since. Since in my area/age group Bvlgari perfumes are often overlooked in favor of more popular scents, Omnia Crystalline makes for a unique, standout personal scent - I get compliments from women of all ages whenever I wear it! It is light, fresh and feminine and has airs of both youth and sophistication, which makes it perfect for a "young adult" (as opposed to in-your-face and fruity like most scents marketed toward teenagers, such as Vera Wang Princess and Aquolina Pink Sugar). Quick Take: light, airy, fresh, feminine, clean, unique
LOVE this product! I am cursed with awful purple undereye circles (seriously, people have asked me if I'd gotten beaten up before) and this is the only concealer I'll use. It's light enough that it matches my NW15 skin, it's neutral enough that I don't need to wear another skin-tone concealer on top of it (Lemon-Aid, I'm looking at you), and it's thick and creamy so it has way better coverage than liquid or gel concealers. It covers like absolute magic. I took one lippie off for the packaging... a few years ago this product came in a little black compact with a mirror, which I highly prefer to the screw-top pot of today. Have been using this product for years and years and continue to do so!!
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Lyin Eyes Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
kmanny615 1/16/2012 10:22:00 PM
I used to LOVE this product - had just the right amount of coverage and also had a brightening agent to really make you look fresh and awake. I wish they'd re-release it in a different package!!
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
kmanny615 1/16/2012 10:20:00 PM
I got a 7.5mL sample of this product with my latest Sephora purchase. I had been playing around with it when browsing at the store and I really liked it but they were all out, so I ended up purchasing Smashbox Photofinish instead. I was so glad that Porefessional was a Beauty Insider perk option - I jumped right on it. I have large-ish pores on my nose that my makeup has a tendency to settle into over the course of the day, but this product renders them invisible under just a light foundation! I'm seriously considering returning my Smashbox Photofinish for a full-size of this product. My skin is slightly tight in the morning and has a tendency to get a bit oily over the course of the day, but a combination of Porefessional and Make Up For Ever HD powder to set made my makeup last all day for the first time in a LONG time.
I wear NW15 in Studio Fix powder, and when I sent my bf to the MAC store to pick me up a new compact, he mistakenly came home with the liquid version of this foundation instead. I figured I'd give it a try, see if I could make it work rather than going through the hassle of driving 50 mins to the nearest freestanding store. That was a BAD DECISION. I don't know where MAC gets off calling this shade a comparable NW15 to the powder version, but it was not only WAY too dark (seriously, it looked to be at least NW25 in other liquid MAC foundations I've seen), it looked like an NC color with yellow undertones rather than NW with pink. This product is horrible for me, I can't wait to return it and get my powder instead!!