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It's All About the Brush
Dioshow Iconic is for the woman who wants her lashes to look longer, thicker, and slightly curled without the dramatic, over-the-top look that the regular Diorshow achieves. Although both mascaras are of excellent quality, it is the design of the brush that makes the difference. Whereas the regular Diorshow bristle brush really packs the mascara on for a full, false eyelash look, the Iconic's plastic brush separates, lifts, and defines each lash. The Iconic's brush also has a pointed tip which lets you apply mascara to the tiny corner lashes. The mascara lasts all day and well into the evening without "raccooning" or flaking. Since the look of lush eyelashes is so highly desired, it is well worth the expense of getting a top quality mascara like Diorshow Iconic. Go to your local Dior counter and ask to try it out. You'll be impressed with the results.
October 17, 2009
Smooth Luscious Color
Gloss Interdit is a richly pigmented lip gloss that wears more like the new "liquid lipsticks" being introduced by the likes of Chanel. The coverage is full, the colors are gorgeous, and the feel is smooth and creamy. Although they are not plumping glosses per se, they do infuse the lips with moisture and the slight shimmer adds the look of extra dimension. If you're the type who likes the polished look of a quality lipstick with a bit of gloss on top, then you'll love Gloss Interdit.
October 17, 2009
Soft, Plush Brushes
I have the powder, bronzer, and blush brushes in Sephora's Professional Platinum line. They are moderately priced brushes which put to shame some of the more expensive ones by some of the major cosmetics lines. They are all exceptionally soft, plush brushes which absolutely never shed :-) They pick up product easily so, if you're using bright or highly pigmented powders/blushes, be sure you tap off the excess before applying to your face. Go to Sephora and give them a test run. You won't be disappointed.
September 7, 2009
Color Match System Has Broken Down
I ran out of foundation the other day and decided to try Prescriptives. I used to wear Prescriptives about 30 years ago and always found a perfect color match. I'm what the line refers to as a red/orange color type. Since it had been a long time since I had worn Prescriptives, the saleslady color typed me and I am still an R/O. Well, the salesperson couldn't find a single color in the R/O catagory that matched my skin! The closest matches were in the yellow/orange catagory, but they were far from great. What happened?!? So much for color typing. As for the Flawless foundation itself, it looked dry and flat on my skin. Because I use Kinerase PhotoFacial SPF 50 over SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, the paltry SPF 15 and negligible anti-aging properties of the Flawless foundation are irrelevant. I'm giving this 2 stars only because for women who don't use good face products, something is better than nothing
August 28, 2009
For Those Who Love Spiders, Raccoons and Other Wild Things
I bought this in a pinch while on a trip because I had forgotten my usual mascara at home. What a mistake! Although I lightly wiped the wand with a tissue to rid it of excess mascara, the mascara still clumped on my lashes and required several passes with an eyelash comb to get rid of the dreaded spider look. As if that weren't bad enough, within a couple of hours the mascara had migrated and I was beginning to resemble a raccoon--not a good thing! I guess you get what you pay for: cheap mascara=cheap look.
August 18, 2009
For Light to Medium Complexions
Both long lasting spackles are lightly tinted and are only suitable for light to medium complexions. Applied sparingly, they produce a blank canvas for your make-up. Just be sure you use a very thin layer to avoid an opaque look. Because these primers aren't moisturizing, you won't want to forget your usual eye cream or lip balm. These two feature specific primers are meant for the gal who doesn't like an all over primer, but who doesn't want her eye or lip make-up to fade away during the day. A bonus: because the lip spackle is tinted, it enables those of us with highly pigmented lips to achieve a "nude lip" that will last several hours.
August 11, 2009
Looks Like a Gloss, Feels Like a Balm
This wonderfully moisturizing lip gloss looks like a gloss, wears like a gloss, but feels like a soothing lip balm. This is one of those silky conditioning glosses that actually succeeds at making your lips feel smoother and more comfortable without being in the least bit sticky. Some of the colors look pretty fierce in the tube, but they go on with a surprising delicacy. For example, color 44 Orange looks like an intense dayglo orange with a subtle pink pearl hidden in its depths. On my lips, however, it becomes a gorgeous soft, sheer coral with a delicate pink undertone--a perfect daytime look. My advice is to go to a place like Sephora where you can try them on without a salesperson leaning over your shoulder. Have fun with them. Korres definitely has a winner.
August 9, 2009
Calming and Refreshing Scents
The Depsea waters all have delightful, natural, refreshing scents which give an immediate sense of well-being when misted lightly on the face. Although they contain a wealth of minerals, there's no glycerin or sodium hyaluronate so, if you want something with more moisturizing properties, you need to look else where. What they do excel at is refreshing the mind and spirit. They are wonderful sprayed on at any time during the dog days of summer to cool and refresh or whenever you need a peaceful, soothing moment. The scents do not last, so you don't need to worry about them conflicting with your perfume.
July 14, 2009
Should be a "Freebie"
In my review of the Powder Foundation Natural Glow Finish SPF 22 (I gave it a 10), I waxed poetic about the foundation itself, but griped about the fact that Shu Uemura sells the compact separately for a hefty $12. Since I keep my cosmetics organized in a clean drawer, I just left the refill in the light plastic container it came in and have had no problems. Works for me! The black compact itself is well made, but it is way over-priced. Don't bother spending the money unless you're the kind of gal who carries her foundation around in a cosmetic bag. There's no price break for buying the foundation and compact together. And, you can always go back to buy the compact at a later date if you decide you need one.
July 14, 2009
Medium Coverage with a Soft Glow
I had always shied away from powder foundations because they are usually very matte and are not particularly flattering on older skin. This convenient powder foundation, however, has made me a convert! It may be applied with a damp or dry sponge for a soft, luminous finish with medium coverage that lasts all day. It blends seamlessly into the skin without looking dry or chalky. Although it contains oil controlling ingredients, it did not dry out or irritate my skin. Shu Uemura says it contains "anti-dry-feel powders" and, indeed, my skin felt soft, moisturized, and comfortable. Although I'd never go out without applying a sunscreen, the high SPF in the foundation is reassuring. My only gripe is that you have to buy the $12 refillable compact and sponge separately. At $32 for the foundation itself, you'd think Shu Uemura could throw one in for free.
July 12, 2009