Moisturizers -Avene - skin recovery cream (US name: cream for intolerant skin)
tfortash 1/31/2012 2:30:00 PM
I have sensitive fair skin, prone to flushing in cheeks, dryness and general irritation. With consistent use (and sleep!), this product diminishes them all and makes me glow. I always think "oh, there's probably something better for my skin out there" and try new products, but end up coming back to this. Ie. I just tried the Dermalogica Ultra Calming line, which broke my forehead out with over 50-60 of those tiny skin colored bumps. Three days back on this and they're all gone, 99% smooth. This is the only product I actually run out of and re-buy. HG. Thanks Avene, my skin wouldn't be the same without this. (I use the light version, with cetaphil as my cleanser)
Treatments -MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel
tfortash 12/21/2009 9:03:00 PM
Have sensitive skin prone to redness in cheek and general irritation. The first time I used this, I love it. Saw immediate results in clarity. But then once the acid ate a small patch of skin off the bridge of my nose. Probably my fault from rubbing to hard, but seriously disturbing looking. Since then I've decided just to be nice to my skin. I think it responds better to calming moisturizer than harsh peels. Just not worth it.
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)
tfortash 1/26/2009 2:09:00 AM
Not much to say that hasn't been already. I have this product in 1, and it's perfect for my pale with red undertones skin. I use it under the brow area, around my nose, corners of my mouth and over my open pores. Don't like it under my eyes for bags, as it makes my eyes look a tad small, but still handy for extreme sunday morning cases. I loathe wearing foundation on a daily basis, so this is perfect to make you feel better with virtually no effort or time. Expensive, but lasts well if used sparingly.
HG. The brushes are great quality, the tweezers are the best I own and the powder and wax work wonderfully. I'm a natural blonde (on the whiter side of yellow) however my eyebrows are brown, but sparse and straight. I foolishly brought dark, which is a bit strong for me, however if I use it sparingly it's fine. The stencils are actually fantastic, I use the super fine one daily to add quick definition and length (out the sides), and the fine one for a more extreme brow when going out. Packaging is a mite cumbersome, but if you use it as your make up bag's mirror as well it can be easily justified. Highly recommended, helps shape your face and always makes me look groomed.
Foundations -Yves Saint Laurent - Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation
tfortash 1/26/2009 1:18:00 AM
I bought this product for the first time a while ago in duty free. It seemed nice in the store and I was happy, however once in natural light my face looked like it had been juxtaposed onto my body (read; orange face, white neck). I swore vehemently I would never use YSL foundation again. However, the other day I saw a YSL tester tube in a nice shade and the lady at the counter cajoled me into trying it. It was flawless. Seeing as it was half price decided to grab it, only to find on purchase, horrified, it was the same foundation as the original. I guess I must have got the wrong shade the first time round (this was a 1, and very porcelain). It's beautiful, soft and pale but not chalky. I have red cheeks and it covers them gently without making me look washed out. I gave it a 4 because it's ludicrously expensive and I prefer it a bit dewy, but it couldn't look more natural. No breakouts thus far, so definitely recommended.