I'm in love with this alluring product! I bought it unseen from reviews here. Was tired of my gel liner - was taking me too long to apply. I've never been a fan of tightlining as thought it made my eyes look squinty. However this is amazing - makes my eyes look wide and sultry! I'd call it a slightly metallic blue-black. I use the eastern method which I've almost mastered after 3 applications, this is so quick to do! It seems to be long-lasting, the only slight wear I see is on the outer corners of my bottom lid. The only down side for me is the price - ouch, will never put me off buying it again though. Love!!!
I gave in to temptation and tried mineral powder. I normally use LM tinted moisturiser in 'nude', but decided I wanted something with a bit more coverage. I got mineral powder in 'real sand'. I have pale skin(NC 25-30) with yellow undertones. I also have oily, problematic skin. Since using mineral powder, my skin is much calmer, looks amazing but not too made-up. I touch up midday, but not too much of an oil-slick. I now use this daily as it's so quick to apply. I dust T.LeClerc powder in banane over the top. Packaging is perfection - closable sifter. I haven't tried using the tinted moisturiser underneath it yet.
Thankyou ladies. I bought this based on reviews alone and love it. I have pale yellow toned skin. This gives me the perfect healthy glow. I didn't remove the cover as recommended above, just punched out a few of the holes with a pin, so I'm in total control of how much I'm applying. Not messy at all. Can see this will last ages too. Love it! I use this over LM tinted moisturiser in Nude, TLeClerc loose powder in Banane. I've now got my perfect trio
Lipstick -Christian Dior - Addict Lipstick- lunar brown #484
skinnygal 2/19/2008 4:20:00 PM
This colour is very similar to Guerlain Kiss Kiss Envoie de Beige, just more pigmented. Great nude with peach/pink tones. If you prefer a paler lip, go with the Guerlain. A really lovely colour
This is a wonderful versatile colour. Is quite frosty when used alone, but really brightens the eye area. Most days I just use this over the lid only with black liner and mascara. Great day look. When I'm going all out I do the whole smokey eye thing. Over a base it's not nearly as frosty. Staying power ok but my lids are pretty oily.
Gorgeous nude. Glides on, feels great, smells divine. Not too light, not too dark. Excellent staying power. Touch of pink. This and MAC Viva Glam V are my staples. Viva Glam V is more pink. This is also a comparable colour to Dior Addict Lunar Brown. If you like a little more pigment go with the Dior.
This is a great pinkish nude. Feels comfortable on the lips. Not drying at all. Average staying power... when it wears off, you can still see some shimmer which is nice.Lovely vanilla scent. Very girly. Love it. I'm MAC NC30, dark hair and eyes.
I was using MAC shroom as an all over wash. Decided to try Stila due to the rave reviews. Couldn't find 'Kitten' so got Heather instead. I really like this colour. Is pinker than Shroom and actually stays on my oily lids better. Shroom creased, whereas this stays put. A lovely, brightening, shimmery natural light pink that wakes up my eyes. Is a lot cheaper than MAC too. Would still like to try Kitten. I'm MAC NC30, dark hair and eyes.
This makes my nails look natural but better. Love it. Looks like I've had them professionally done.
I have just tried this after using every cleanser out there. I have oily, blemish-prone skin. I have found this to be great for my skin. Is calming, removes makeup and leaves skin so soft. Even my blemishes have eased up. When cleansing at night, I wash once to remove makeup and then a second time just for my skin. It's cheap enough to be able to! The large size comes with a pump and the smaller ones come with a flip top lid - great for travel. Girls with oily skin don't be tempted to try the oily skin version of this. It seems to be really drying. Stick with the original.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
skinnygal 10/8/2007 8:00:00 PM
Thanks again ladies. I bought this based on reviews and I couldn't be happier. I have oily, fair, MAC NC30 yellow-based skin. I have this in Nude. It has really good coverage for a tinted moisturiser. I don't find it to be too oily for my skin, but haven't tried the oil-free one. Wears well, skin looks radiant. Doesn't break me out. I dust T.LeClerc banane loose powder over the top and need a minor touch up around midday. Love this! Update - wow just finished my first tube. It has lasted almost 7 months and I wear it every day as a foundation. Still love this. I have just bought LM apricot face tint and apply this to finish. Perfection.
Loose Powders -T. LeClerc - Loose Powder in Banane
skinnygal 10/8/2007 7:46:00 PM
Thanks again ladies - I bought this based on your reviews and am so happy I did. This is by far the best powder I've used. I have oily MAC NC30 pale skin with yellow undertones. I apply this over the top of Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser in Nude and find I only need a minor touch-up mid day. It definitely controls shine, minimises any red marks/blemishes. Feels light and looks natual but better.I don't find the tin annoying - I have kept the plastic cover that was over the powder when I purchased it. I keep that on and just spoon a little powder on top of that, then the sieve over that. I don't have any spillage. Quite an expensive product, but worth it. This is a keeper. The travel box version is essential for the handbag, although I apply with a retractable brush rather than the velour puff that comes with it. I have just bought LM apricot face tint and finish with this. Love it!
I really liked this product. Very soothing on my extremely dry lips. Used it as a night treatment mainly. However I finished my first tube and went to repurchase to find it no longer exists? It seems to have been replaced with Nivea 'Hydro' which I bought instead. I acually like this even more. It is easier to apply than the 'repair' and seems to be more moisturising. Will always buy this. Cheap enough to have 1 at home and 1 in your handbag. I like to do a quick swipe before applying lipstick as well as applying at night.
I really love this powder. I use it over the top of Revlon Colourstay foundation - for oily-combo skin. I use it in the morning to set my makeup on my T-zone then touch up once at lunchtime. It really is true to its name. Gives you a flawless camera finish. Hides any imperfections beautifully. Can be used alone as a foundation for a natural look. I have it in 'Look 1'. I have fair, yellow-based skin. I'm onto my 2nd compact. I've tried many powders, but nothing seems to be as good as this. Update - I've decided this makes me look too done-up! Will not repurchase. Have discovered the amazing T.LeClerc in banane!!
Cleansers -Olay - Total Effects Anti Aging Anti Blemish Cleanser
skinnygal 8/14/2006 11:15:00 PM
Thankyou Olay. This is the best product for me! I'm 31 and have tried just about everything. Thought I was doomed to have teenage skin forever. My skin has cleared up amazingly. Onto my 2nd tube and loving it! It has a slightly gritty texture, so really deep cleanses my oily, blemish-prone skin. I can almost get away without foundation these days. I will always buy this! Make sure you use it in conjunction with the moisturiser in the same range. My beauty therapist recommended it! Update: I still really like this, but tend to use it as a scrub 1-2 times a week. I found it wasn't getting my skin clean enough. Have discovered Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Since using this, my blemishes have reduced, probably due to my skin being cleaner.