Call me stupid, but I bought this based on the advertisement with the sexy lady and her radiant, glowing skin. So I bought this instead of the Dove GoFresh Body Wash that I normally use, and, while it's a nice pleasure to use because of its exfoliating properties, it doesn't do much to take care of my skin. My skin (below my neck) is pretty normal, but using this product dried it out to where I had "ashy" elbows, and that really grossed me out because it made my elbows feel as dry as feet. Moisturizer or lotion might have helped, but I dislike any lotions on my skin because they tend to give me acne or rashes. I'm grateful it didn't do anything horrible, like give me breakouts or rashes, but I won't be purchasing again.
I got this for a trade (I received Virtuose Precious Cells as a gift and traded for this because I already have like 3 tubes of VPC) and I'm so glad that it was no money spent. I was so excited to try this out because of all the rave and hype I hear about this mascara - most especially because defining mascaras are my second love (curling my first)...but it's really nothing special for me. Pros: Very dark, pigmented and intense. This also lengthened my lashes like no other mascara has before. My lashes are already fairly long, so these stretched out my lashes to 3x the length. Cons: As far as definition goes, it didn't define my lashes as well as I hoped it would. I think it may be because of the brush. It wasn't clumpy, it applied very smooth and clean, but it did make some of my lashes stick together (not to mention, it takes a while for it to dry).
Liquid -Clinique - Derma White Liquid Foundation SPF 15
xxHarlequinn 8/18/2012 1:37:00 AM
This would be totally HG worthy if the staying power was better. PROS: It gave me a very natural looking radiance and I love the liquid viscosity of if because it felt really light and breathable. I had the least breakouts when I wore this foundation (I have very acne prone skin) with the corresponding finishing powder, Derma White Brightening Loose Powder. CONS: This literally melts off my face. Whenever my face gets sweaty or oily, this stuff will slip right off my face (and it's pretty obvious when it does, too). Also, it transfers like crazy...i.e. when I blow my nose I can see a spot of missing foundation on my face. So, I really really wanted to love this foundation, but I just can't get it to stay put. Maybe a really good face primer would work...but most primers break me out REALLY bad. Btw, if anyone's interested in trying this product, go a shade darker than you normally would as these shades run lighter than they appear.
I love the original Inimitable. The original Inimitable was much thinner. Although it didn't provide much volume, you can easily (and cleanly) build up the formula without all the clumps and spider-lashes. This new one is just too thick (I prefer thinner mascara formulas) and too clumpy. A hot mess that just isn't worth $30. Update: I tried this with the Oscillation Powerbooster, and man...WOW. It really improved the application and gave me knockout, clump-free lashes. My only complaint now is that this combo makes it hard to hold a curl in the lashes (possibly because both formulas are very thick in consistency). And for those having a hard time working with the Powerbooster, try waiting 10-15 seconds for the primer to be tacky, but not wet or completely dry. This works for me.
Is there a review anywhere on the Le 2 de Guerlain Lacquered Volume mascara? Has anyone tried it? I've tried it ONCE and it was beautiful. I did not curl my lashes prior, and this mascara curled my lashes beautifully on its own. As far as lengthening and volumizing goes, I can never tell because my lashes are naturally thick and long. While wearing this mascara, my co-workers were arguing with each other (and me) about whether or not my lashes were falsies or extensions (it's neither, I SWEAR on my life my lashes are real and all natural). This has major potential for HG mascara for me, BUT: 1) I'm still on the fence about it because of the price. 2) I haven't tried it with my mascara base (which I MUST wear if I don't want my lashes to fall off). 3) Don't know what the hell I'm supposed to do with the other wand (a sponge-type applicator meant to be coated on top of the mascara to add a 'stunning vinyl finish'). Need a second opinion before purchasing~ Please and thanks! :)
Okay, I don't understand all the complaints about this foundation. As a Chanel BA and MUA, to me, this is the best liquid foundation in the whole brand (when you disregard the fact that the damn bottle needs a pump). Right now, I have a face FULL of acne, and this foundation provides enough coverage to make me look flawless (btw, I'm a 40 Beige for reference). But it's not soo heavy or so much coverage that makes me look like I used bird crap on my face. This foundation covers imperfections and provides a NATURAL glowy finish. To top it off, this is the only foundation that gave me minimal breakouts (like one or two) and is not irritating to my skin. Well, that's just preference. If you like heavy coverage and you think Teint Innocence is too oily for you, then Mat Lumiere is definitely the foundation for you, as it has the heaviest coverage and it doubles as a mattifying foundation, so it controls oil. Pro Lumiere is a bit lighter in coverage (and viscosity) than Mat Lumiere and provides a softer finish and is also a mattifying foundation. Surprisingly, even if it's meant for drier skin, Vitalumiere is lighter than our other foundations in terms of texture. As for coverage, I wouldn't really know because where I'm from EVERYONE has oily skin, so I never got a chance to try it on anyone yet. Worst of all Chanel Liquid Foundations has got to be Lift Lumiere. No matter what your coloring, this stuff dries to an ugly light shade of ash on ANYONE. I had an extremely pale lady (think Vitalumiere 05 Diaphne, sorry but I can only judge skin color by Chanel swatches) come to the counter asking for our darkest shade and being the stupid little newb MUA who's never tried Lift Lumiere on anyone, I had to question her. So she took our darkest swatch (50 Natural), put it on her face, and it dried to her exact skin coloring. What the hell. I'm thinking the extra, anti-aging ingredients have something to do with it. P.S. If you don't get the right shade, blame the MUA or BA helping you, because I've never had a problem matching customers to Chanel foundations. (Unless you're very dark because , disappointingly, Chanel has discontinued some of our darker colors :\).
This is my favorite mascara! :) Finally, a mascara that is perfect for me. I already have natural knock-out eyelashes, I just needed a really good mascara to make them stand out. This mascara gave me dolly-eyes fake eyelashes effect. I seriously looked like a doll with this mascara on. It's great for defining and multiplying my eyelashes. It curls without having to use a curler and it makes my long lashes look even LONGER! However, it doesn't volumize, which I don't care for, because my lashes are already thick. But if you prefer your mascaras to be a quadruple-treat (length, volume, curl, definition) this will not satisfy your need for volume, as this mascara does what it says it'll do: lengthen and curl, and nothing more. :) My favorite! Just wish it came in waterproof.
Gave it a 3 for the bad texture/formula. But I really do love this color. My co-worker told me it would make my lips look like a pink mirror, but I tried it anyway, and it actually gave a nice sheer pink color to my lips. :) Really cute for everyday wear. Nothing too bright or flashy, but it's not too boring either.
I love this gloss! :) It looks like a silvery metallic shade, but it has some pink shimmer in it to keep it from looking too icy. I love that it's more sparkly than metallic and goes on pretty sheer. And this gloss helped ease the trauma of buying a horrible shade of lipstick (MAC Lustre Lipstick: Lustering). I layer this over Lustering and DAMN! The silver/pink shimmer does wonders for this lipstick. It went from a clownish red color to a beautiful shimmery pink. So glad I have this gloss. Just wished it wasn't so sticky. And the glass tube is annoyingly misleading. T.T You think you have loads of gloss in the tube, but the glass is actually just magnifying it to make it look that way. You only get so little product, so it runs out faster than you would think (that is, if you use the product very often).
Lip Gloss -Chanel - Aqualumiere Gloss #67 Diamond Rose
xxHarlequinn 8/16/2010 1:23:00 AM
I LOVE this product. It is just so smooth and luscious and it's great that these are (truly) unscented. Even if it is expensive, you get what you pay for, and it is really worth it. My only complaints are that there isn't much variety in shade selection and the gloss leeks out when it lies on its side for too long. As for the color Diamond Rose...........not a good choice because this color is so silvery and icy and metallic, that it's hard to notice how pretty the color itself is.
"The Solution to MORE ACNE." What my Lancome co-worker said after biting my head off about how horribly my skin is breaking out from this stuff. I kinda liked it because of how soft the texture felt, but I immensely HATE it for the following reasons: 1) Gave me the MOST breakouts/pimples of my LIFE -Seriously, I went from 1-4 pimples to a whole face of them.. 2) Ashy. This dried to a horrible shade of pink on my complexion. Honestly, though. It may just have been the caffeine that ruined my skin. One of the ingredients in this is caffeine. I've never used caffeinated makeup on my face before, so that may be the cause of the bad reaction. DEFINITELY will not re-purchase!!
Lip Gloss -mark - Glow baby Glow Hook Up Gloss -Sweet Talk
xxHarlequinn 8/16/2010 12:55:00 AM
Quick Take: Not worth the price. Cheap formula. No color. I bought this back when it was one dollar cheaper, and I fell in love with this color. It was a pretty, candy pink color on the lips with a nice blue-ish shimmer in it. I recently re-purchased this....and for one dollar more, man did they get cheap on the pigment concentration and overall formulation. Back then, 5 bucks was no problem, even for the tiny freaking tube. Now, $6 for a tiny tube of clear glittery gloss that feels like cheap play make-up for little girls. What a joke.