Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Mascara Waterproof
silverpony 7/4/2006 4:26:00 AM
Agree with the positive reviews but here is my question to MUA members: how do you get this waterproof stuff off?? I tried three different eye make up removers: nivea, simple and clarins but it takes too much rubbing to get half of the stuff off. i use two layers. any tips would be gratefully appreciated!!
Fragrances -Salvatore Ferragamo - Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Femme EDP
silverpony 10/20/2004 12:01:00 PM
I bought a bottle ages ago and still don't know what to think of it. It is dominated by grass, citrus, wood notes, but somehow the concoction lacks sophistication and subtlety I would have expected from a Ferragamo, especially in such a nice bottle. It is loud and brazen at first, and then disappears without a trace. I want to like the freshness of it but it is too primitive, more like putting on Lauren Sport.
I am a fan of rose based fragrances and must say that this is the most sophisticated one among those I have tried. Compared to Serge Lutens' Sa Majeste la Rose, this one is more sophisticated and complex, but lacks the freshness and sparkle of the latter. It is softer though and the powerful rose note gives way to a warmer, almost grape like note in my chemistry. The only downside of it that the scent disappears after two hours in my case. I bought the eau de toilette this time but on future occasions will make sure to buy the eau de parfum.
My first true love affair with a perfume, I got addicted to it on the first try and had to stop myself sniffing it allday long. It is the most delicate (not too fresh, not too out in your face) and softest rose note, I have ever smelled; it makes me feel heartache sometime. Not too heady and not too fresh. It's easily addictive, you have been warned.
I really wanted to like this product because the colour range is truly great, but I cannot wear my hair open when I wear Lipglass because it gets stuck on my lips. That's how sticky it is. Gross.
Absolutely crap. After an hour it runs and I have black spots underneath my eyes. I am still on the search of the HG of eyeliners in pencil form...
This is a great cleanser for me in winter, but in summer I feel that it does not remove enough of my oily T-Zone shine. I use it with the Hauschka Toner, which I absolutely adore and put on the Rose Cream occasionally as a night cream - something what the official Hauschka philosophy doesn't recommend (you are not supposed to put anything on in the night so to let the skin breathe) but I feel that my skin is still too tight after a wash. It might have something to do with the harsh water I have around in my area. I will continue using Hauschka, as it (and also Weleda) are the only products I have found so far which do not use methylparaben and other nasties, and which are also cosmetically of a high standard.
I used this product in the summer instead of wearing make up. Put this on with a little bit of concealer and you are good to go! Now that the weather has gotten colder, I like to mix it with a little foundation. It gives a good glow without being sticky. I don't find it to be hydrating at all, but then again i have dry skn. I bought 1 (for fair skin), and although I have a light-Asian skin, it worked pretty well for me. Will buy another tube next summer.
I have been looking for a foundation which lifts me up and doesn't look flaky on my dryish skin for ages and with Vitalumiere I might have found it now! It makes me look so healthy without too much shine. It doesn't contain glitter which I appreciate because other foundations give you the glowing effect wih tons of glitter in them, and I hate when I have glittery fingers after applying make-up. I use Vitalumiere very sparingly and apply it with my fingers. I think I'll only use this in the winter though and get something lighter for the summer months.
I don't understand why the foundation smells like a 1950s lipstick, it's too heavily fragranced, and the smell is simply awful. It doesn't blend well, at all, and it looks like a mask on my rather dryish skin. UPDATE: blending is difficult, but once set with powder, i find that it actually gives me a decent coverage without too much shine. i have been complemented on the make up. but still it doesn't feel comfortable on the skin and wouldn't ever buy it again.
The Matt Silk range by Armani must be the best matt lipsticks around. I was looking for a neutral nude shade (me: fair East Asian) and bought the no. 1 in this range. It doesn't dry my lips at all and doesn't turn caky. I would have given it a 5 rating only if the packaging wasn't that cheapish plastic and the price not as steep.