OMG!!! This mascara is freaking amazing! And a totally random purchase on my part. If you like "comb" style applicators, you will love this. I have been on the hunt to find a mascara similar to Lancome's Fatale, which they discontinued. This is the best/superior dupe I have found yet. I have tried MANY MANY MANY brands, and this is exactly what I was looking for. I have this in the extreme black shade. This definitely "bulks up" lashes and lengthens. If you didn't like the Fatale then you won't like this. I love comb applicators because I feel they give you the best "falsey" eyelash look, in my opinion. I am in love with this mascara, and for the price point, it is soooo worth it. Even if they still carried Fatale, I wouldn't re-purchase after finding this little hidden gem. I LOVE IT.
Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
princessjennd26 6/12/2011 4:04:00 PM
So yes, I finally gave into the hype and bought this product after telling myself I would never spend that kind of money on a face cream. The reason I decided to purchase was based on the fact that I have been through Sephora and back using tons of different creams and serums over the past few years with mediocre results. I was sick of using a product and seeing barely any positive change in my skin. For reference I am 28 and I already have fine lines....which makes me very self conscious. I can safely say that after buying the small jar and using it religiously until it ran out, my lines had started to soften. Now mind you it didn't "erase" them completely. But I also realize that nothing short of Botox is going to get rid of them completely. You have to use something consistently over a period of time to see results. This is the first that has done that for me. My skin is also dewy, hydrated, fresh, plump, soft, glowing. I seriously love this cream. And I am hoping that with continued use, my lines will become even less evident. I have sensitive skin and the mineral oil in this formula did not bother it at bit, I didn't get breakouts. I typically have very dry skin and this is very nice and hydrating. I have to agree with some other reviewers that you really should warm a small amount on your fingers and then pat over your face until it is all absorbed. You don't "slather" this stuff on. A little goes a long way, so don't worry about running out too quickly. I use this as another way to justify the heavy price tag. I really am glad I gave this cream a shot, I plan to keep using it as long as I can afford it :)
Seriously this foundation is amazing. I have tried ALOT. It is for most skin types, I think. I personally have dry skin in the winter, and more normal skin in the summer, and I worry about foundations drying my skin out, this did not. It is a very natural looking foundation, it is not overally mattifying, which I love. It is very blendable and does not look the least bit cakey ever. It is your skin but better. The coverage is light to medium, if you look for more coverage then this just isn't for you. If you have extremely oily skin, I also don't think would work well. But for me it is amazing. It lasts long, doesn't transfer, and looks great in all types of lighting, which is a major plus. I really like this and I can't wait to try the newest one that came out, though not readily available yet :( Prior to this I was using Nars sheer glow, which I still love, but I always want to try something else!
Sooo... I was looking for a good primer/base and went to the dior counter because I generally love their products. The SA told me that this was "exclusive" to Nordstrom and that it was almost sold out. She was raving about it and tried a small amount on my hand....I was skeptical, but she sold me. I applied this the next day after my moisturizer and only used less than a pump and OMG my entire face was shimmery! I love shimmer and love having a glowing complexion, but everywhere? This is seriously more of a highlighter. I wanted to love this so I tried it a couple more times using less product and under a couple of different foundations I have. This just wasn't for me. If you were to use this under a matte foundation or powder it would probably just give more of a nice and suble glow. For use at night this would work. But overall, I could not see myself using this product enough to warrant keeping it. Sigh....
I have to say that this is definitely my HG foundation. I first bought this a couple of years back and upon first application thought it made my skin look amazing. This made my skin look gorgeous and radiant, evened out my tone, and gave light to medium coverage to make my skin look natural. I hate that "makeup" look. I do agree that there is a bit of a "shimmer" effect, but I actually don't mind it because it is very subtle. When you set this with a powder you lessen the shimmer effect. I have tried foundations before this, and after, but I keep coming back to Stila. I've tried Laura mercier, Dior, chanel, smashbox, etc. To be fair, I did like chanels foundation but it gave me these little bumps all over my skin, that's never happened before. I also have pretty dry skin, so I can see that if you have combo/oily skin that you wouldn't like this. I will most likely be re-buying yet again.
Self Tanners -Shiseido - Self Tanning Moisturizing Gel
princessjennd26 6/26/2007 12:22:00 AM
I generally enjoyed this bronzer/self tanner. I think it deserves slightly better reviews then what it has gotten so far. This gives you an instant shimmer and color and also gradually tans. It's very easy to use and does not streak at all, not that I have noticed. For those of you who don't like high shimmer, you wouldn't like this, it is extremely noticeable, but not in every light. I am super pale and this was not at all orangey for me. Overall a good product.
Foundations -Guerlain - Fleur de Teint Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
princessjennd26 11/5/2006 11:14:00 AM
I just purchased this foundation the other day and I fell in love. Hands down the best foundation I've used so far for my skin tone. I am very fair and have trouble finding the perfect shade, I got the rose naturel thinking it may be took dark, but it was perfect. Gives a slight dewy glow, very buildable, and lightweight. I love the pump bottle as well. I've used high end brands, vincent longo, chanel, dior, and this far surpasses.