I have to say I don't get the rants on this product. If gloss is shiny, it's usually sticky. That's just the nature of the beast. Given that, this is a great gloss. I received Rebel in a swap, and it's one of the best products I ever got in a swap. The color's great, it's nice and shiny and it lasts longer than most glosses. I line and fill in with MAC Spice lip pencil, then put UD Rebel on top. I usually have to reapply gloss once between breakfast and lunch and once between lunch and the end of the day, so that's not bad. The lip pencil underneath keeps some color there even as the gloss wears off.
Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
louhayes 5/23/2002 10:50:00 AM
I read one review about Creme de la Mer that said you should just save for a facelift - you could pay for one with theprice of 30 or so jars. But wouldn't you rather buy the cream and skip the facelift entirely?! I'm almost 45 and have better skin than many 25-year-olds I know. And I owe that to Creme de la Mer. If you're oily, use the Lotion or the Oil-Absorbing Lotion, and wait until you're older and drier for the Creme. It really is normalizing, though. Even when I used to have combination skin, my T-zone actually was less oily when I used the Creme regularly. I hate the price, but I won't stop buying it. I've tried a few times, and I didn't like what my skin started to look like after a few weeks. I do buy mine on e-Bay now. I was really afraid it would be fake stuff when I first tried, but I've had great luck so far. Just be careful. Look carefully at the pictures - you can usually spot the fakes.
I just had to add my rave about this product. I'd give it a 5 if it weren't so expensive. Darn well worth it, though, and you can frequently find it on e-Bay and save a few bucks. It's probably not for oily skin - a little emollient - but for normal to dry, it's a great every day no-makeup look. When you put it on, it really looks like there's no makeup going on your skin. But then you realize that your skin looks much better - even-toned and virtually poreless. And my skin is actually a bit splotchy from sun damage and has visible pores without this stuff. I'm still looking for the perfect foundation for those days when my face needs to be flawless, but this is my holy grail for every day. I do wish it lasted a bit longer; I get just 3-4 months out of it, but I'll learn to live with that. It's still cheaper than microdermasbrasion treatments! The packaging is great, with a flip-up cake of makeup that hides the sponge below. And there are even holes in the bottom of the compact so that air can get to your sponge and it won't get yucky.
I never thought I'd find a concealer I really liked for my undereye circles until I tried this one! It may be a bit pricey intially, but I've used mine almost every day for 8 months, and I've only used about half. I apply with a good quality dome-shaped brush (not flat) and it feathers right in. One caveat, though - it's not for oily skin. I'm 44 with slightly dry skin, especially under the eyes, and I apply it after giving my eye cream a few minutes to soak in. It's perfect and doesn't even crease in the fine lines. Because it's emollient, you have to powder lightly to seal it and take away the shine, but that's been true for me of every concealer I've ever tried. For mature or normal to dry skin, I recommend highly.