Powder -Dolce & Gabbana - Perfect Finish Powder Foundation
radleyas 5/20/2012 7:15:00 PM
This is my HG foundation. I'm very fair, with pinkish undertones. I don't use MAC, so I can't really say what my MAC color would be. Anyway, I have this in Classic. It's the perfect color for my skin. I have dry-ish skin now, and this powder foundation does not make my skin look dryer, but goes on like silk. This is so finely milled that, even though it's a powder, it goes on almost creamy. It doesn't settle into fine lines, nor does it sit on top of them. It just goes on in a way that makes you look like you have perfect skin. The packaging is very nice. The compact is gold, and a bit heavy in your hand. It feels solid and substantial. The whole thing is very pretty. There's a faint scent of rose, which is lovely. Although the product is pricey, I will keep buying this. I'm on my second compact already. Foundation is your base canvas, and I just can't put a price on that.
I got this as a deluxe sample a Neiman Marcus. It's a fantastic cleanser, but it's overpriced. Shiseido is the parent company, and the Shiseido line makes an identical gentle foaming cleanser for half the price. I'd rather spend $30 at Shiseido, rather than $60 for the same thing with the Cle de peau name.
Cleansers -Shiseido - The Skincare Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam
radleyas 5/13/2010 1:09:00 PM
This is an awesome product. I got it as a replacement for the Cle de peau gentle cleansing foam. They're both made by Shiseido, expect the this one is half the price of the Cle de peau product. I love using this in the evening, when I'm cleaning away all the makeup and dirt of the day. I use it with my clarisonic brush. It rules! I love love love it! It's one of my two HG cleansers (the other is Kate Somerville detox). This foams beautifully and one 4.3 oz tube lasts for 4-5 months. At at $30, it's an absolute bargain.
I have been converted! I have been using this for about a week, and it's amazing! I mix about 10 aspirin with about a quarter size dab of kiehls non-detergent cleanser ... terrific. It's easy, cheap and effective. My skin feels softer, looks smoother ... and the blackheads around my nose have vanished ... a miracle.
This is my HG of red mail polishes. Whenever I happen to find it (which is rare, almost never in stock) I but all of them. The best deep red on the market!
I bought this out of desperation one day the CVS. Lame, lame, lame. This stuff doesn't cover. All it did was leave me with little yellow/orange spots on my face.
I must admit I do use this occasionally ... when nothing else will work. It is harsh, and makes the skin around the blemish peel, but it does work ... what a drag.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
radleyas 3/26/2004 2:16:00 PM
These are indeed great! I wish I knew what they were made of though :) I always feel a bit of victory when I look at the sheet after I've used it, and can see through it.
This stuff was awful. It actually made my skin break out ... going against it's main purpose.