Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Cream with Olive Oil
west5858 3/6/2005 3:06:00 PM
So this is what it's like to find a HG... For years I've searched for a product to help control the frizzies on my color-treated, chin-length fine hair and had thought that I had to settle for the minor help I got from Phytodefrisant. But after one use of the FF Glossing Cream I threw my Phyto products in the trash. I use the Glossing Cream on towel-dried hair and then blow it dry and the result is silky, controllable hair with no frizzes! I'm stunned by how better this is than any of the silicone-based product I've tried. The only warning is don't use too much or you'll get greasy hair. I use a dab around the size of a large pea, rubbing it first between my hands and then distributing throughout my damp hair, first by hand and then with a comb. (The product is pricey but you use so little a tube should last for many months.) The only reason I can think of why my NYC stylist never told me about this is that his salon competes with FF's. Too late -- the secret's out.
Spicy, sensual, with a faint teasing vanilla something in the background that stays there. The scent becomes more complex and very personal as it warms to your body. A fragrance for grown-ups. My experience is with the perfume which I bought in Paris, recommended by the woman who owned the parfumerie saying it was the first new launch in years that her Parisian customers were buying more than once. The bottle is also a piece of art.
Blush -Bobbi Brown - Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks - Powder Pink
west5858 2/9/2005 9:18:00 PM
A gorgeous blush and wonderful new, breakthrough product. It applies as sheer or as deep as you want and unlike my experience with the Stila Convertible Color, the pigment really lasts whether you apply to skin or over foundation. This color is a rich yet still light pink -- not too blue, not too coral. The color is close to the BB Sand Pink stick blush and for anyone who remembers the former version of what is still known as BB's Pale Pink stick blush. Excellent for dry skin as it doesn't disappear and is still easy to apply and control. I'm in love with this product.
Lipstick -Bobbi Brown - Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 - Naked Pink
west5858 2/9/2005 9:11:00 PM
A beautiful YLBB color with a silky texture and an SPF. Great slim packaging. You can use it either as a semi-gloss type color on its own or else on top of a lipstick to add a sheer gleam or to smooth over a swipe of lip pencil. But the (Big) drawback is that the color just doesn't last. Otherwise this would possibly be the best lip color ever made.
The texture of this concealer is very creamy and easy to apply as sheer or as opaque as you like and it dries to a soft surface. Not exactly powder; more just like your own skin. It lasts all day without sinking into any fine lines. And it's natural looking -- no raccoon eyes! I'm a PPP and the lightest shade is perfect; not too yellow, not too pink. This is one of the best new products in the Erno Laszlo line in a long time and it's a big improvement on their previous concealer which was very old fashioned.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Stephen Knoll - Maiden-Hair Shampoo
west5858 12/8/2004 2:32:00 PM
I love this shampoo and have used it on and off for about 4 years. I have straight, color-treated hair that frizzes in humid weather. This shampoo is my favorite alternate (I always go back and forth between 2 shampoos to make sure there's no product build-up.) It is a very gentle shampoo for all hair types, including chemically treated. The scent is totally wonderful - it's beautifully fragrant yet not perfumey. Lots of suds but easy to rinse. And it leaves your hair clean, soft and ready for any other products or else just left simply shampooed. Particularly good if your hair has been over-processed or you use lots of product. Also good for women who are more "mature" and are finding the texture of their hair is changing and they want a shampoo that is really gentle. It's the kind of product that only a stylist who sees and touches and cuts hair every day could create in response to the hair challenges that women are really dealing with.