Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
ljanelle 2/4/2013 9:39:00 PM
I probably wouldn't buy it again because i have many I prefer over this, but this fdtn definitely has its good points. The lightest neutral shade is the perfect color, and it goes on smoothly and has great coverage. It just doesn't hold up well on me - probably best for dry skin. I would really give it a 3+.
A very nice foundation, but I need more coverage. The porcelain color is a very light peach color - not my favorite.
This quad is sooo elegant and pretty. It isn't just another neutral quad. I previously had the beige and prelude Chanel quads, and the beige one was a bit too warm on me while the prelude quad just wasn't flattering, but this one really enhances my blue eyes. It is hard to describe the colors, definitely look up some swatches and check it out! It is neutral and I think it would be flattering whether you're warm or cool toned.
Very smooth and creamy, but did not hold up on my oily skin at all. Looked spotty and just bad by the end of the work day. I swapped mine away. Also did not find a good color match.
Moisturizers -La Mer - The Moisturizing Soft Cream
ljanelle 1/2/2013 12:43:00 PM
I love the gel cream, the original cream not as much, due to the texture, but this is awesome. Beautiful silky texture, lovely La Mer scent, and moisturizes perfectly. Not greasy, just sinks in and gives the perfect canvas for makeup. I have extremely sensitive skin, and I have no problem with this, in fact it is quite soothing. This and Mir moisturizer are my absolute favorites, and of course both incredibly expensive, but so worth it, imho. =)
Another great foundation from Lancome, though I'm not quite as impressed with it as I am with Teint Miracle. It doesn't go on quite as smooth, the lightest shade is darker, and it doesn't hold up as well. It does provide good coverage, and with a bit more time spent buffing it in looks great.
These did a decent job cleaning, but I just didn't like the film left on my skin. After rinsing it felt fine, but I prefer to use facial wipes that I don't have to rinse.
I thought this was a lovely, quite unique woodsy fragrance; though not something I would reach for often. My daughter joined me a bit after I tried it. Right after she walked into the room she wrinkled her nose and said, "Eww, what is that awful smell? I told her it was a new fragrance I was trying. She replied, "You know how black licorice tastes? That's how you smell!" Then in case I did not fully realize how horrid that really was, she brought me a black licorice jelly bean to taste to further illustrate her point. Like most 10 year-olds, she prefers sweet perfumes, but she usually responds more like, "you smell like Nana" when I wear a vintage perfume, or comments that it smells like it's only for grown-ups, etc., but she has never had a reaction quite like that. I decided not to wear it to work and risk offending my co-workers or first graders, since apparently it does not become me!
Mascara -Giorgio Armani - Eyes to Kill Stretch Lengthening Mascara
ljanelle 12/20/2011 9:22:00 AM
My HG mascara for several reasons: Though the emphasis is on lengthening, I find it separates, lengthens, thickens and even curls my lashes without clumping, and it does not dry stiff. I love the blue grey color for my blonde lashes / blue eyes. My lashes, which barely show on their own, are obvious and pretty with this mascara. The brush is quite unique and easy to work so the mascara doesn't get all over my eyes. It wears very well - I get some minimum smudging, but my eyes water quite a bit from allergies. Though it wears well it's not too difficult to remove. I have previously enjoyed mascaras from Lancome,Chanel, YSL, and the eyes to kill from GA, which were very good mascaras, but this one is really excellent. I hope they eventually get it in other colors - they have a gorgeous bronze color in some of their other mascaras.
Unlike some of the reviewers, I didn't find this deep, dark, spicy or particularly gourmand, or not for more than five minutes anyway. It's smells like a touch of caramel added to Infusion d'Iris, then when it dries down it's pretty much Infusion d'Iris. I'm enjoying my decant - it is rather unique and I like IdI, so I like this, but I would not buy a bottle.
I thought this would work on my very fair skin, but it was actually pretty blah and not flattering at all. Swapped it.
smells strong and masculine. After trying the sample I had to roll down my car windows then hurry home to wash it off.
I found this rather generic and ordinary.
Moisturizers -Amore Pacific - Natural Protector SPF 30/PA+++
ljanelle 7/9/2011 5:04:00 PM
I agree - too perfumey and greasy.
Very pretty, pigmented colors, but too glittery. I found the shadows more dark and dramatic than "naked."