Archive for December, 2010
In light of the Christmas season, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite reds: Ellis Faas Milky Lips 201. It’s a makeup line where all the products are bullet shaped, brush tip or sponge applicator as seen below:
|Ellis Red from the Ellis Faas website|
I wanted to share with you my most anticipated purchase of this month, the Marchesa holiday palette !! YAY !! There wasn’t much information regarding information on the colors, or what it would consist of, until now 😀
a retractable eyeliner in black
a dual ended gloss
and of course, the e/s palette.
Here are the e/s swatched with a quick swipe with my finger:
The downside: the price = $250. But at the same time, these aren’t easy to find. I’m fortunate that my MA held one aside for me, because there were literally very few left at my Bergdorf Goodman, and there were a lot of phone orders as I was buying mine in store. It is a limited edition set and it’s worth it to me because they’re colors I’d actually use.
I seriously apologize for not blogging in the past few months. I’ve been sent to and from different places due to work, as well as being sick. Anyway, I really had no idea how much work it takes to have and maintain a blog. My work schedule is taking a drastic change too, but it’s to your benefit since I’ll have more time to blog.
OK, so back to the original intent of this post: Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge.
straight from the Bergdorf Goodman website:
Offering sheer, lightweight coverage, Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complexe provides a sheer wash of flawless, luminous finish. The formula feels like second skin with a gossamer-like texture. Light-diffusing pigments help fade away lines and instantly impart a renewed radiance and healthy appearance to skin. With SPF 20, Peau Vierge helps guard against the damaging effects of the sun.
• Contains anti-aging powerhouse Retinol, known for its ability to smooth and plump wrinkles from deep below the skin’s surface, stimulating collagen cell rejuvenation and bringing elasticity back to skin.
• Retinol is delivered through a patented and proprietary delivery technology called Syntoc Actif, which encapsulates the Retinol and allows it to safely and effectively penetrate the skin.
• Traditional over-the-counter products have very poor penetration—less than 2% of active ingredients are actually absorbed. In comparison, with Syntoc Actif, 20 times more Retinoic Acid is absorbed into the deeper skin layers, making it the most effective cosmetic Retinoid treatment on the market.
• Talc, Fragrance, and Dye-Free.
The Syntoc Actif delivery technology is highly compatible with the skin and easy to metabolize. As a result, it delivers actives more efficiently and effectively, allowing the active ingredients to penetrate deepest layer of the skin where all the action is and deliver Retinol where it is most effective.
Formula: it’s liquid, it’s definitely a little shimmery, but the liquid in terms of consistency is very moisturizing, oddly enough. when it’s first applied, it’s VERY sparkly on your face. I had tried it a few times at the counter at first and I was turned off by the shimmer factor. Then again, this is coming from someone who thinks anything with shimmer is the enemy. I tried it on, and after 10 minutes, the shimmer wasn’t as shimmery once settled into the skin. It’s definitely a luminous finish, which is something I’m not personally used to.
Another aspect to this tinted moisturizer/treatment is that there are only two shades. Light to Medium (for cool skintones), and Medium to Dark, which is what I have. The medium to dark looks DARK, like MAC NC37 dark. The foundation is self adjusting to your skin. I’m NC25/30 and the color straight from the bottle I told myself “I’ll look dirty”, but when applied, it actually did adjust itself to my skintone.
This is what it looks like against my NC25 part of my skin. See what I mean when I saw this and thought to myself, “this isn’t going to be a good look on me” ha ha. The color is just a smidge darker in person.
Towards the left see how it’s shimmery? Thats the foundation semi blended in in order to see how shimmery it is. Just one more swipe with my finger it would be the exact same shade as the inner part of my arm, which is pretty pale.
The price: It’s $125. Yes it’s expensive, and even I had a hard time justifying the purchase. What made me realize the price isn’t “so high” is By Terry has a foundation that’s $140 and it doesn’t have any skincare benefits.
How it looks: