Blush -Guerlain - Divinora Radiant Blush - Apricot Souffle 515
lancana 11/26/2006 1:53:00 PM
I usually avoid peachy colours, but this one has won me over! Beautiful texture and a gorgeous natural, healthy finish. Pretty perfect, except for the hefty price tag.
Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Iced Lotus
lancana 11/26/2006 1:44:00 PM
Very nice blush! Looks, to my surprise, absolutely GREAT on my very fair and yellow undertoned skin. I don't find it to be too shimmery, but it's highly pigmented so you have to be very careful not to apply too much. p.s. I do, however, agree with Daniela7474 that the mirrored case isn't the best and starts looking trashy and full of scratches if you carry it around in your bag like I do.
I bought this one due to all the great reviews here and I must say that I'm not that impressed :( It covers virtually NOTHING! Regardless of the amount you use. Now, I understand that some people don't need/like lots of coverage, but this one doesn't seem to provide ANY, so I don't see what's the point of using it at all then.., since the radiance you get with this one is also nothing spectacular. That being said, it does have a good staying power and it doesn't accentuate any dry spots. Also, it feels very comfortable on skin. I have it in #102 exact champagne, which is a nice light yellow shade. This foundation is IMO comparable with Dior's Pure Light, but Dior has a better coverage ability and a better light reflecting particles in it. This one could perhaps be a preferred option only if you have to oily skin type for Pure Light.
Foundations -Chanel - Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Make-Up ] [DISCONTINUED]
lancana 11/14/2006 5:41:00 PM
This looks absolutely stunning! For the first 2 hours... after that it slides of, almost completely :( The coverage is great - medium to full, with a gorgeous GORGEOUS luminous, yet not at all shiny finish. (On my dry skin! I'm not sure it would work that well with oily skin types.) So, I would say it IS a Holly Grail foundation - for those (very) BRIEF meetings ;)) Chanel, do something to improve the staying power here... and I swear I'll never buy anything else EVER again...
Liquid -Christian Dior - Teint Dior Eclat Satin Foundation
lancana 11/14/2006 5:20:00 PM
I think this could be a pretty great foundation for those of you with normal to oily skin! However, my skin is rather dry, so it wasn't really all that perfect for me because it felt a (little) bit too drying. It has a good staying power, somewhere around medium coverage and a nice radiant, but matt-ish finish. Number 100, the lightest shade available, was to my suprise a bit too light for me. (Altough Pure Light version in #100 was just perfect.) So, if your skin is not on the dry side I would definitely encourage you to try this one :) For me, unfortunately, the quest continuous...
Highlighters -Guerlain - Les Meteorites balls powder
lancana 10/12/2006 9:43:00 AM
Maybe this product isn't really worth whole 4 lippies but somehow I actually like it a lot (more than I objectively should :D). I use it over my liquid foundation and as other reviewers said it gives you a nice subtle glow, but that's pretty much it. But than again that's quite enough :D It's not my HG highlighter and it's definitely much too expensive, but I can't say that I regret buying it because it does what it sais. So if you're not expecting anything spectacular and don't mind the price you should try it. I have it in Mythic and it's a good match for my PPP skin.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
lancana 10/8/2006 12:51:00 PM
In my humble opinion - best one out there! I still remember the first time I applied it, I couldn't believe my eyes! My lashes were soooo long that they almost covered my eyebrows, lol. I never imagined anything other than Photoshop could do something like that to my lashes :D Great mascara, adds unbelievable volume and length and definitely keeps it's promise of false lashes effect. It's only weakness is that it deteriorates super fast. It's consistency thickens awfully after only 3 weeks, and after 1 month it's a totally different mascara. A very bad one :D Nevertheless, I'm giving it 5 lippies because of those first few outstanding weeks! If you can't afford buying a new one every month, than at least keep one for those special occasions, because nothing compares to this baby. p.s. I always buy it in #1 Black, but I'm getting #5 Burgandy next time, because of all the raves here :) Will update.
Liquid -Elizabeth Arden - Flawless Finish Radiant Moisture Makeup SPF 8
lancana 10/8/2006 11:50:00 AM
Oh my God, how strange and unflattering this looked on me! Like nothing before :D Not sure why, because the colour was actually a good match, the texture was right and it's targeted for my skin type, but it made me look SO unnatural and tired! It hurts to remember, lol! Not at all dewy or radiant, and definitely not ''flawless'' like it's name beautifully promises :D The coverage is also rather poor. The reason I gave it 3 lippies (and not just 1), is because (just yesterday) I gave this one to my mum (who has skin similar to mine - slightly on the dry side - but is 50 years old) and it looked really great on her! Dewy, fresh, younger skin... and no settling into fine lines. She liked it a lot right away :) So maybe it works better with mature skins (I'm 26), even though that is not stated on the box, if I'm not mistaken.
First of all let me just say that I'm a complete foundation junky, buying them like crazy one after another, but Photogenic Ultra Comfort is one of my favourites... and that says a lot. :) It's on the heavier side, but feels very comfortable on skin and spreads pretty well. But, hats of for the coverage! It's very good, medium to full, which is really hard to find among foundations that are targeted for dry skins. Rave! It also adds a little radiance (unfortunately not as much as Chanel's Vitalumiere or Dior Pure Light) and leaves your skin looking very pretty and well rested. I have it in #010 Porcelaine, it is the lightest shade available (warm undertones!), and even though it looks outrageously weird (dark and strangely yellow) at first it disappears into my skin right away and becomes unnoticeable that I'm wearing any foundation. I see that some reviewers mentioned that it looked greasy on them - I believe it can only be so if they don't have dry skins. This is not at all greasy on me. Lot less of that dewy 'shine' that Vitalumiere or Pure Light provide. Oh, and if it only HAD that Dior Pure Light's luminizing agents in it... then it would definitely be my Holly Grail! Khm, are you reading this Lancome? :D
Liquid -Christian Dior - Diorskin Pure Light [DISCONTINUED]
lancana 10/8/2006 10:00:00 AM
If you are not looking for a good coverage ability than this is a truly nice foundation. It looks very natural, and gives you this incredibly beautiful, healthy glow that not even toddlers possess ;) Also, feels very comfortable on skin, doesn't settle into fine lines nor does it accentuate dry spots. I have it in #100 which is the lightest shade (and the lightest shade out there if you ask me) with yellow undertones, and it looks just perfect. I would buy it again, but can't say that it's my Holly Grail because it lacks in staying power (thus 1 less lippie), and I'm looking for a bit more coverage.
O yes, this one is a keeper! It spreads like a dream and makes your face glow like you couldn't believe. Not at all that cheap glittery glow, but beautiful, sophisticated Photoshop one :) The effect is somewhat similar to Dior's Pure Light, but I like this one even better. It has light but buildable coverage, satisfactory staying power and it doesn't accentuate any dry areas. I have it in number 10 - Limpide and it's a great match for my very pale skin with yellow undertones. Chanel, unlike Estee Lauder and Clinique, has a nice colours in a 'very fair category' for us with yellow undertones. If it provided a medium to full coverage with less amount I would say it was a Holly Grail, but since I use it up to quickly it's not my HG but ''merely'' a great foundation :) Girls with oily skins - stay away from this one, because you'll surely end up with extremely greasy faces!
Liquid -Yves Saint Laurent - Teint Eclat De Soie- Radiance Smoothing Foundation
lancana 10/8/2006 7:33:00 AM
Frankly, I don't see how this product gets such a good reviews. I find it average at best. It spreds rather badly and takes ages to blend. The coverage is also not that great, but that is a matter of preference. Also, if you have even slightly dry skin this WILL accentuate your dry areas. For reference, I'm 26 and have rather good skin, but this one settled into my (under eye) fine lines like crazy! When I looked into the magnifying mirror I was shocked how messy my face looked, it appeared full of cracks! That being said, I actually loved the colour (very natural looking) and the radiance that this one certainly provides. Very flattering. Number 7, the lightest shade with yellow undertones was a perfect match (I use Chanel Limpide and Dior 100) and it has resonable staying power. Perhaps this could work better for someone with oily skin. Who also doesn't mind spending 10 minutes blending this :)