This is a lovely light pink colour. It is almost identical to Benefit's Dandelion. So pretty, love it!
I'm very impressed with this blush. I have been looking for a cream blush for ages after I had to stop using Stila's CC and other cream blushes due to Rosacea irritation. This blush doesn't bother my skin at all and it really has staying power. I have it in Soft Pink and Soft Candy. Really gorgeous colours. It is highly pigmented though and you only need the smallest amount. Fantastic product.
This hasn't come out yet in the UK ,so I bought it off Ebay. I absolutely love this foundation. It is more of a tinted moisturizer as the coverage is very light. It doesn't freak out my mild rosacea skin, and blends like a dream. I won't wear it if my skin is having a flare, as it can't cover bumpy/red areas well. For the summer though and good skin days its perfect. This is exactly what I was looking for, something light and non greasy. It makes a change from those heavy mineral foundatons my skin detests. I have the Classic Ivory, but am considering buying a slightly darker shade for the summer as a tinted moisturizer. The price is fantastic too. Please England, bring this out here!
I do appreciate that others are really happy with this product. But this cleanser irritated the hell out of my skin. Its marketed for sensitive skin, but it gave me a red itchy rash, due the high level of plant and essential oils it has in it. To say it fragrance free is taking the p--. The smell nearly knocked me out. My skin doesnt know the difference between artificial and 'natural' fragrance. This applys to there mineral mask as well. Not for smell allergic people. bad.
I have sensitive skin, and bought this as I was told by the SA that this is good for sensitive skin and doesnt contain any fragrance or anything that can irritate the skin. I put this on two nights ago and noticed that there was fragrance. It may not have any artificial fragrance, but it sure has essential oil fragrance. The smell was overwhelming for me. Two days later, and I still have the red rash and itchy skin irritation this caused me. Your skin doesn't know the difference between artificial and 'natural' fragrance. It also did nothing for my skin. what an expensive mistake. I have also used Ren's cleanser for 'Sensitive skin' and it completely messed my skin up as well. Terrible stuff, and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate any fragrance, or is allergic (or could be) to lots of (and I mean lots) plant oils.
Ok, so I break out when I wear Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer. I find her oil free foundation way too 'mask' like for my skin. So now to 'Silk Creme foundation' I didn't have any high hopes for this either. Boy was I wrong. This one is gorgeous. The texture is silky and smooth, and the finish is wonderful. It has a medium or full coverage, yet still doesn't feel too heavy on. The finish is slightly moist yet non greasy, and imparts a beautiful glow to your skin. I couldn't wear this in the summer as my skin becomes a little shiny, and I don't think this would hold up in the heat. But next winter I will buy it. I'm also glad there isn't an SPF as I can sometimes break out with a high sunscreen in foundations. The price is a little expensive, but this product is totally worth it. EDIT 28/5/06 I still love this foundation. I can wear it in the summer. I didn't think I could before. Its perfect when I need extra coverage and still doesn't feel mask like, like her 'Oil free foundation' It covers my mild rosacea like a dream. No irritations at all. I cannot wear it too often though as I clogg easily with silicones, but for special occasions it really is truly unbeatable for me. I use the lightest shade Cream Ivory and its a perfect match for me.
Liquid -Laura Mercier - Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation
sallyjam31 3/12/2006 6:55:00 AM
Ok, so maybe I should have diluted this foundation as it appeared like a thick mask on my face. The finish was ok, but it way too heavy for my skin. Another foundation great for really oily skin. Mine is combination and this was totally wrong for me.
This foundation was totally wrong for my skin. I have combination skin that get a little oily in summer. I tried this one and found that it dried really quickly, and felt really heavy on. It also accentuated any dry areas I have. It says it is a soft matte finish on the Nars website, but found it was completely solid matte in finish. I would recommend this to very oily skins though.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
sallyjam31 3/6/2006 4:26:00 PM
I actually think this is a wonderful tinted moisturizer, it looks so glowy and flawless on. But..everytime I wear this I have broken out. It is the SPF in the ingredients unfortunately. I am upset that I can't wear it. For people who don't react to chemical sunscreens then this is a lovely tinted moisturizer.
Doesn't Stila do the best/ cutest blushes? Well I think so anyway. This gorgeous little rouge pot in Sweet Pea looks flawless on and so smooth. Adds a pop of fuschia to your cheeks. Most importantly is doesnt break out my cheeks and that sooo very important to me.
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer
sallyjam31 2/19/2006 10:59:00 AM
Ouch! Whilst it doesn't go on greasy, this moisturizer stings my face when I put it on. I don't know if its the menthol in it, but boy its taken a week to rid my face of the allergic red rash and forehead pimples I got from using this stuff. I have fairly senstive/combination skin so it could be my skin that reacts to a few things. but then again I dont have breakout- prone skin. BE AWARE people of using this if you have sensitive breakout- prone skin. If you can tolerate it, fine. I personally wouldnt go near the stuff again.
Liquid -Lancome - Teint Idole ULTRA [DISCONTINUED]
sallyjam31 2/19/2006 10:53:00 AM
Wonderful foundation. I returned to liquid foundation after using Jane Iredale pressed base for about two months. The Jane Iredale is a little heavy for me. It just feels like a mask and shows all my dry areas. This Lancome foundation looks flawless on. It managed to hide most imperfections, dry to a semi-matte appearence, and still remain light on my skin. I am so happy with the look of it, but won't bring my rating up till 5 stars until I know for sure that it doesn't break me out. Many foundations break me out, so Ill give this a few weeks. Its a lovely foundation I recommend. Update : This unfortunately gave me a bunch of pimples :-( Shame, as its a gorgeous foundation.
Cleansers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)
sallyjam31 2/17/2006 7:24:00 AM
This is a gentle cleanser? No its not!! After using this for 2 days I broke out in a massive allergic reaction on my face. The perfume in this stuff is too pungent. I still have the red rash and small dots on my face, but its going after stopping this. It also dried my face out terribly, and I have normal/combination skin. If you don't have any problems with highly, highly fragranced products then it might be alright for you. I hate it personally.
Even though the converible colours only stay on my face for around an hour or less, i still rate this colour as probobly my favourite of the colours. As long as i remember to reaply throughout the day, the colour goes on a pretty peachy coral on my cheeks. It is different to my usual pinky colours and counteracts the sallow cool toned pallor my face has. This brightens up my face quickly, and looks lovely when i have a bit of a tan in the summer. I also like to blend it with my Benefit blush to add a few more pink tones.
Sorry to be the different one. I just couldn't get this to work on my skin at all. Maybe its because i have very pale skin, i don't know. I looked like i hadn't washed my face for days. I also didnt like the shimmery bits in it. Nevermind...