I have this in Red Fever , that is a bold red (a hint too orangey for me - i prefer more pure reds like MAC red she said). this texture is SO unbelivabely bad! at first the fruity smell is nice, but it has been used to cover an awful raw material after taste. it is so bitter, if you happen to touch your lips it is so unpleasent. even when you remove it, lips remain bitter for a while! when you apply it is very powdery, like gran-ma lipstick. Being a matte lipstick I would expect it to last longer. After a 3 hours the color fades and it marks every single line in the lips (and I'm 32, so not so old!) If you steal an old lipstick from your gran mother beauty desk, it will probably be better. Thrown it away, luckely it was on sales!
a real jelly gloss. Non sticky at all, it feels soft and smooth. it leaves a nice tint - a bit too rosy, but nice with my skin. Since it is so jelly with use it kinds of cracks in the tube...
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Extase Flash Plumping Mascara
vanessag 4/30/2010 11:14:00 AM
I LOVE this product!! the first coat may be disappointing because it seems a normal volumizing mascara that makes lashes shorter (I have light lashes and the tips are almost transparent). but then you work it a little, a second coat and oh my god! extra long, volumized lashes, no clumps, hyper curled lashes. the applicator is nice and allows a very precise application even in the corners of the eyes. It holds curl very well. I tried it alone and on me it doesn't smudge at. It only smudges a little bit upon application, but it is not a big problem since it's my fault. (I always put some mascara on my lids, I just clean them and re-touch the e/s). If it is easy to remove, than it will become my fav mascara!
Lip Treatments -Christian Dior - Creme de Rose 001
vanessag 4/30/2010 11:06:00 AM
I do not agree with previous reviewer. the packaging in my opinion is a normal white plastic, with a wannabe ceramic aspect. (I prefer the carton box is presented in, with the white/rose translucent logo). The texture itself is a big disappointment. 28 € for a petrolatum based balm???? That's insane! in third position it has Mineral oil, that's exactly the same ingredient in most mass market Carmex lip balm (this one reminds me more of rose bud, maybe for the smell). Luckely I tried it from a friend but I would never ever buy it. Disappointing because I loved the CD Glow balm. From this high end brand I would have expected something more innovative!! ok, the trend is inspired by the 20's but I hoped the product would be more modern :-)
wow Finally Chanel made a great lipstick!! compared to their regular lipstick this new formula is very lightweight and emollient. Very shiny, long wearing (normally Chanel LS bleed like crazy) the packaging is very oldstyle, it's very similar to old Hydrabase LS - I loved the sleek line of Rouge Allure LS. It smells of rose (very guerlain) but just on application, after it has no taste or fragrance. It seems to have a stain effect, that is very nice in a red LS because it goes away evenly.
The correct name is Perfect Gloss. I saw the advertisment on chinese vogue and there was a picture with a girl wearing this gloss and a cup of coffee with no marks of color. A friend showed me their site http://www.shiseido.com/maquillage/sg/express/index.htm where they say that if you press your lips together then it becomes no transfer. It is absolutely non true. It is a false advertisment! I have tried RS702 and it is a whitish pink nude. On the tube it seems like a rosewood pink, but on the lips it is too white. The first time I tried I didn't know about the trick of pressing the lips and I found it uneven and "normal" heavy gloss. If you press your lips it becomes TERRIBLY uneven. You have a stripe of product in the centre of the lips. it's awful... and it is not at all no transfer. stinky & sticky. 2100 yen wasted. Do not buy this! The only nice thing is the ad and the applicator, a very soft flocked spatula.
Lip Gloss -New York Color - extreme lip glider lip gloss [DISCONTINUED]
vanessag 2/18/2010 6:45:00 AM
I have the new gloss of NYC in Carnegie Melon 522U, a nude pink with some glimmer. The color is not vibrant as they claim - it almost have no coverage. But it is a very nice gloss. I like the skinny tube, that is very handy. Easy to carry and to use (I only have to check that with use it doesn't get too dirty). The gloss is very nice, because it is cushiony, smoothening and not too sticky. High shine and the glimmer is not too evident. the only minus is the smell, the fragrance is a bit too obvious. I will see if with use I will get used to it or it is too strong.
I normally like Givenchy products, but in this case I'm so disappointed. It's just a more expensive version of CoverGirl outlast. i tried the Rose Impression. it is really a color impression, because the color is so transparent. The applicator is too soft and it tickle lips (it also burns a bit when it dries). The smell is quite unpleasent, instead the Cover girl has a nice berry smell. the stain is confortable and long lasting. won't buy again
I tried this in #3 Frozen Cherry. The finish is very nice, wet, super confortable, with a very thin, non sticky. On application it is very melting and sensorial. Normallly products that are so thin, feel oily and dry, instead this is very comfortable. The smell IMHO is too strong. Some reviewer found the product drying, but on my lips it doesn't have the time to dry ... it just disappears in 30 minutes. So, I don't think it is worth the price and I won't buy it again.
I have this in Whisper and in Lust (a red shade). I like them alone or worn together. The applicator is very bad and very unprecise. Lasting power is bad, but at least it doesn't dry out lips or become flaky. The red shade is worst because you can see the color outside the lip line, so it should be worn with a liner. Overall I like the comfort & SPF, so it's a good choice if you like the color and want something not sticky.
thank you! I used to use this shade and absolutely loved it. It works great both in summer and in winter, because eyes look nude, but brighter and "more open". I will buy a new one!
WUNDERBAR!! this one of the greatest mascara i've ever tried. It really make a killer look. Lash are super full, yet no clumpy at all, well defined, curled and it has an amazing lasting power. It's not really nice on lower lashes, but I normally do not use mascara on lower lashes and if I use it, I normally use a lighter mascara. I have blond lashes and at the end of the day no blonde tip appear: so superior wear, absolutely no smudge. A must have
Lips -Guerlain - Baume Au Coeur High-Shine Soothing Lip Balm in Rose Venus
vanessag 6/10/2009 11:13:00 AM
I have Baume au coeur in shade coeur caramel 02. The pay off is very light, is just YLBB kind of shade. The texture is quite "normal". you can get the same effect with almost any drugstore balm that also has SPF. It leaves lips soft and smooth, but 28 € for a balm is too much. Especiallly if the balm has MINERAL OIL as third ingredient. the packaging is cute: it's a satiny pot and the cap has a build in mirror in the inner part.
This is my HG gloss: when you apply it it leaves very shiny, juicy lips. Very comfortable, cushiony, not sticky at all. when the gloss fades (especially if I drink or eat) it leaves a delicate stain on my lips: not too obvious or strong, but not even super pale. I have very light skin and on my skin the color is very nice, not too "barbie pink", but it revives my complexion. Sometimes I also blend it very lightly on the cheeks: it's great!! I will buy a couple since it is a limited edition!
This is the perfect cleanser for summer time. I have very delicate, sensitive and almost dry skin. With Vichy Cleanser I found the first rinse off cleanser that doesn't dry out my skin. With almost all other cleanser my skin is so dry after use that if I do not apply IMMEDIATELY a moisturizer I can feel it cracking, it remains so tight that is becomes almost shiny. With Oligo 25 skin remains soft and supple. I do not see any big difference in terms of radiance, but I use a cleanser to take off my make up. This is great, also for mascara (just a few mascara are too strong for this!). A must have!