BB Cream -Omorovicza - Complexion Perfector BB Cream SPF 20
rosie06 2/1/2013 5:19:00 PM
I have mature skin but it is in really good shape, I've always taken care of it. I only need a foundation to even out my skintone a little bit. I never can seem to find the right color - I'm not yellow and I'm not pink. I'm neutral with an olive cast, normal skintone for my Hungarian heritage. So it was natural I would try to find a foundation made in my parents' native land. I heard about Omorovicza but was surprised when I found out there was only one color! Lo and behold it is MY color...not pink and not yellow...not too light or too dark...MY color! Enough said! SOLD!
This cream is not going to lift your skin anywhere but it's an awesome moisturizer. That's really the best you can expect from any cream, in all honesty. So, all the hype resolved, you can expect baby soft skin without flakes even on the driest winter skin. That's exactly what I need!
I'm almost embarassed to admit I spent $375 on this perfume but, aaahhh, it's so worth the indulgence! This is the closest I have found to a perfect perfume that totally captives me. Even my husband can't keep his hands off me when I wear it. Women, have him throw away the Viagra and spend the money on C (same results, trust me!). Love in a bottle!
Crème -Chanel - Vitalumiere Hydra (Moist Radiance Emulsion Compact)
rosie06 4/3/2012 5:53:00 PM
I had been using Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua previously so I already knew my color. The Vitalumiere Aqua did not dry my skin although it did appear a little dry while sitting on it. Fortunately the Hydra creme version is considerably more hydrating and makes my skin look moist and glowy. This foundation gives a natural finish on good skin. I would not recommend it for anyone who is oily or anyone with poor skin as the coverage is just not there. If your skin is comb/dry and and you just need something to even your skintone, it's perfect.
I'm really surprised by the mixed reviews on Elie Saab. I love it, my adult daughter loves it, my husband loves it. Enough said!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - La Perla J'aime la Nuit
rosie06 9/12/2011 5:47:00 PM
OMG! I don't even know how to describe this fragrance - magical, mystical, dangerous! I'm a fragrance snob, I admit it, and find this to be absolutely perfect...my husband agrees!
Laughter is currently my favorite cheek color - it works for me the same way as orgasm does, but better since it doesn't have as much shimmer to it. I find it to be strongly pigmented and I usually dip my Mac 187 brush into it twice for each cheek to get the right depth of color for my NC27 skintone. In the pan, it definitely appears pink, but it's a warm pink that morphs into peach when combined with my natural coloring. I highly recommend Laughter for anyone who likes the color of orgasm, but not the extreme shimmer.
The Feerie bottle is just gorgeous! Unfortunately, the fragrance on the inside does not live up the expectations of the exquisite bottle. It's rather on the ordinary side and has little lasting power on my skin. Nonetheless, it does look great on my antique vanity.
Liquid -By Terry - Teint Delectation Plumping Fluid Foundation
rosie06 5/12/2010 10:58:00 AM
Sorry to have to disagree with others about this product, but it's very disappointing for me. I tried it once, about a year ago, in honey apricot and found it to be too orange for me. Not one to give up so easily, I purchased the golden praline, thinking I would appreciate it with the right color. So the golden praline does match well, but there are several things about this foundation that keep it from being HG for me-- it simply doesn't do what it says it does! There's no line plumping going on here. In fact, the shiny texture only accentuates my fine lines and makes my face look greasy (which is not the look I'm going for). The coverage is more medium than sheer, and even though the undertone is warm, it is not concealing my pink cheeks at all. Spend your money on something else and don't buy into the "plumping" claims.
I adore the Sylvie palette - the colors suit my hazel eyes and NC27 complexion perfectly! The truth is that I can use every single color in this palette so nothing goes to waste. The darker brown is perfect for filling in my eyebrows and lining my eyes so I'm really making it worth the investment. I plan on repurchasing the refills when I use them up.
Crème -Giorgio Armani - SPF20 Shaping Designer Foundation
rosie06 5/6/2010 5:23:00 PM
Armani's Shaping Designer Foundation is the one I go to when I'm going to a special event. The most important factor here is getting the right color that matches your skin perfectly, and with Armani's huge color selection, that's not really a problem. I'm a NW/NC 27 and use 5, 4.5 in LSF. I apply it with the beauty blender sponge and gently tap it on. Then I go over it with my fingers to make sure it's smoothed out. For a medium to full coverage foundation, it looks really natural and is great on days when my skin is feeling drier than normal. No powder necessary either!
Chanel's new Rouge Cocos are amazing! I have three of them already, with Ruban Rose being my favorite. I love the Ruban Rose because it is like a chameleon, changing colors depending on my blush, my clothing, and it even looks different on my daughter than on me. I see this being a staple in my makeup wardrobe!
I've tried pretty much all of the by terry blushes because I love the sublime texture and sheerness. Admittedly, russet dune is not my favorite among them, mainly because this is a "natural" color and doesn't show up very well on me. The amber, rose, and prune colors are all wonderful. It's unfortunate this product is being discontinued but a great time to get a deal on the compact refills!
This is not my first time using Future Skin. In fact, it's my third! The first time I tried it, I thought it looked so much like my own skin - why bother? The second time, I thought the coverage was so sheer that I wasn't covering anything up. Now on my third go-around, I see what I missed the other two times - this is an excellent foundation for making your skin look "real". I use vanilla, which is an exact match to my skintone, and I only apply it on my nose and cheeks which have some pink in them. The rest of my face is au natural, followed by a light layer of Serge Lutens compact foundation in blanc all over. The Serge finishes it off and makes it last all day. I'm not one for primers, they're a waste of time and money on my skin. The combination of these two make my skin look naturally flawless. Again, remember that I am only covering my nose and cheeks so I still have freckles showing through and there is no foundation on the rest of my face to enhance wrinkles. This becomes a real issue with foundation after 50 - believe you me! I'm constantly getting compliments on my 53 year old skin...if they only knew!
I think my Chantecaille silk blush was underrated and unappreciated until, on a whim, I purchased Serge Luten's blush. For $160, I was expecting a miraculous blush that would last a lifetime. Did it stand up to the huge pricetag? I thought so, until one day when I couldn't find it in my drawer, so I reached for my Chantecaille silk blush instead. Wow, it looked exactly the same on my skin as the Serge blush! Unconvinced, I did an experiment and put one of each on each cheek for comparison. . . not a single difference (well, except for $131, that is!). If you want a high quality blush that you can wear with anything, try silk!