Glamour Puss 4: Y'all are green with envy!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Veronika, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. PRlady

    PRlady Smoking

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    Citruses make me smell sour. :lol: Which might be my natural psychological state, explaining why I need sweet musky perfumes to smell good.
     
  2. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    I like citrus and green scents but generally don't wear them. I am not perky enough, I guess. :p
     
  3. my little pony

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    you are bitter inside!
     
  4. Scintillation

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    I've heard of a perfume that has bergamot, tobacco, and vodka in it...I'm curious to smell it, although it sounds like it might be completely awful. I love bergamot though, it's such a good natural deodorant.
     
  5. topaz

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    Depends on your skin type. Are you dry, dry to normal or oily? I have dry skin and I've found that using a flat top brush can cause my face to look ashy or flakey. The buffing motion can be like a like light exfolication to the skin. I use the regular foundation brush, in short strokes and a slight patting motion to help blend the foundation and remove possible streaks.

    Here are some great youtube videos on this.


    http://youtu.be/XXS5FWsxXuI I love this guy, Wayne Goss is an incredible makeup artist.

    http://youtu.be/Xbi7xkCCYLM

    In regards to brushes, if you want a flat top kabuki brush, I would go with a Sigma Brush. They have a flat top kabuki and a round top kabuki. I use the Flat top with blush(powder and cream and bronzer. Its an excellent brush and very highly rated. Also, it costs $16.

    Sigma Flat Top Kabuki

    Round Top Kabuki

    A sponge is nice option too, but I would not recommend the sponge for "application". Also, the sponge is better for blending that application. I have a special blending sponge I use it for blending and the only application of foundation I would use it for is cream. Personally, I love cream foundation. It gets a bad rap because I think many apply incorrectly and they get a full coverage out of it. I use a little water or a makeup wetting spray with my beauty blender sponge and the coverage is light to medium.
     
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  6. topaz

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    Someone asked me about Bobbi Brown's gel liners. I bought two in Ivy Shimmer and Black Plum Ink. I LOVE the black plum ink. Its a plum/black, matte color. Its so pretty on a neutral or natural shawdowed eye.

    I would highly recommend it.
     
  7. mila19

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    I think I found my meaty-red lipstick. It's called "Cutting edge" ;) from Rimmel
     
  8. PRlady

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    I only have two Bobbi Brown lipsticks but one is my favorite of all I own -- Italian Rose, in their creamy formulation. A nice, natural pink that is flattering but not bright.
     
  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    That's a nice color but I couldn't pull that off. I have too much lip, approaching Angelina Jolie territory.

    This sounds a lot more up my alley.
     
  10. Andora

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    :cheer: Someone did my makeup to my liking! She wasn't even a "trained" makeup artist. :lol: Gives me and my no time for school hope. I went into Sephora desperate for a proper matte eyeshadow kit, and walked out with Too Faced's Romantic Eye. Didn't think I'd like it, but it's a perfect addition to my Naked Eye palette. Too Faced has quickly overtaken Urban Decay in my favourite high end line. :shuffle: Maybe I'm getting older and simply like more muted shades vs. the shimmery crayons UD offers.

    That is a fantastic colour! Rimmel's Heather used to be a favourite shade. I may have to go back to their lipsticks.
     
  11. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    From the last thread:


    Have you used the sample yet, paulac? They tried to get me to buy it today when I went to pick up some stuff. She said it is to be used in addition to the Genefique, but geez, that a lot of stuff on my face every day and night. She was raving about it, and I told her I would think about it. She gave me a couple of samples to try.

    Cyn, do you have any info in it?
     
  12. Scintillation

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    Veering back into color territory, but there's a new stylist training at the salon downstairs from us and she's doing haircuts for free and hair colors for a $10 product charge. I booked my appointment with her for Friday and I'm letting her do whatever she wants--so excited! She's going to do panels of plum and some kind of highlight. It could be crap but it could also be amazing.
     
  13. Cyn

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    The last time I talked with my :sekret: from Lancome, she had received her Gratis (products sent to Associates to try at home - one of the perks of working in cosmetics) of Visionnaire, and she absolutely loves it. At that time, though (about 3 weeks ago), the store where she works was waiting on the samples to arrive. I'll have to check with her and go pick mine up :D, and will report back on what it does and how well it works.

    I went to their site, and they have this video that explains what Visionnaire is and how it works. If it holds up to what they say it does, it will definitely be added to my skincare regimen - like I don't already have enough steps to it :rofl:. I'm not complaining about it, though, because what I'm doing works - the skin on my face, especially the area around my eyes and my forehead, is smooth, firm, and has a healthy glow that wasn't there before.

    I've been using the Renergie Multiple Action Eye Cream for two months now, and I have to say that it is FABULOUS - the lift it's given to the skin around my eyes is noticeable to the point that someone asked me if I'd had some work done :eek:. I'm also using the new formula of Bright Expert, which evens out skin tone. It's done wonders with my skin, which is pale but has, or rather *had*, a lot of splotchy pink to it. Now my skin has far less splotchiness and the overall tone of it is miles better than it had been.

    Oh!! When I was there, :sekret: did give me the info about Lancome's Beauty Box for this holiday season. They're doing it differently compared to previous years (and how most other lines do theirs) in that it's going to be available starting in October instead of after Thanksgiving. The biggest change is that instead of having a bunch of smaller/travel sized items, they have fewer things, but they are full size.

    IIRC, the BB is $57.50 with *any* Lancome purchase. This year's BB will contain (again, all items full-sized):

    - Bi-Facil (makeup remover)
    - Mascara (either Definicils or Hypnose Drama - they hadn't been told which one would be in the BB at that time)
    - Le Crayon Kohl (eyeliner - color TBD, probably either a dark charcoal or dark brown, likely the former)
    - 2 eye brushes.

    WRT the cosmetics in the BB, the customer can choose either a Warm or Cool color palette for the following:

    - 3 Color Design Eyeshadows
    - 1 Blush Subtil (oil-free powder blush)
    - 2 Lipsticks
    - 2 Juicy Tubes (gloss)

    It all comes in a really cool looking "Train Case."

    I did some quick math, and the items in the BB total to over $200.00 if purchased individually, so it's a pretty good deal if the colors are to your liking. I'm kind of bummed that there isn't any skincare stuff in it, but since those are products that are specific to a customer's individual needs, I can understand why they chose to leave them off.

    Lancome also has three new fragrances - "Ô De Lancôme," "Ô D'Azur," and "Ô De L'Orangerie." In general, I have not liked their fragrances as they've always had an "old lady" stuffiness to them, but these three seem to be in a totally different direction - they're light, young, and fresh, and are far more appealing than just about all of their previous scents. :sekret: gave me a few VOCs of each of them, and I've received several compliments on how they smell.
     
  14. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    Thanks, Cyn. :) Do you know if the Visionnaire goes on before or after the Genefique serum?
     
  15. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure, but I will definitely find out and let you know :) .
     
  16. mila19

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    I have full lips as well but not a big mouth like Angelina. For what I noticed dark shades can actually make your lips look smaller. I actually plan to use it as a stain-like base under a lip balm during the day, neutrals look meh on me.
     
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  17. paulac

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    My Lancome sales assistant told me to use the Visionnaire at night & the Genifique in the morning, not both together. I'm almost finished my samples, and I believe it has made a difference to fine lines. It hasn't faded my one age spot though :drama: I will purchase when I've finished the samples.
     
  18. PRlady

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    Age spots -- the Clinique stuff works. Really. It's called Clinical and even with my history of tanning, in a few weeks dark spots are really faded.

    I use the Genefique every other night. I'm also using the samples I got in the freebee package -- Renergie, Absolue and High Resolution, but does anyone know exactly what each is supposed to do? :confused:

    And here's the BB lipstick: http://www.bing.com/shopping/creamy...talian+rose+lipstick&FORM=EGCA&lppc=undefined. I have full lips too and bright colors just take over my face, I also think they're too harsh for older ladies.
     
  19. paulac

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    Excellent - will try it!
     
  20. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    And mine told me they should be used together at night. :wall:
     
  21. Habs

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    :wuzrobbed
    I just found an excellent hair stylist and after four appointments, I got an email from the salon saying she had left. Now I have to find someone else.
     
  22. nubka

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    Call them and see if they will tell you where she went. It's worked for me before. :)
     
  23. Norlite

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    Me too. Usually it is the official practice that a salon will not give that information, but sometimes another stylist in the salon will spill if you ask privately.
     
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  24. skatemommy

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    ^ try and find her on Facebook. Most stylists are. Good luck!
     
  25. Habs

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    I asked the salon and they wouldn't tell me. Google might work :)
     
  26. Cyn

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    Just got off the phone with :sekret:, who filled me in as to how Visionnaire should be used.

    If you've been using Génefique, keep using it, but only in the mornings, and use the Visionnaire at night. Visionnaire does a lot of repair work on your skin, and since the body naturally does its repair and rejuvenation during sleep, nighttime application will yield the best results from the product.

    Also, a lot of people (in testing and overall feedback) stated that using both the Génefique and Visionnaire in tandem was almost "too much" on their skin, in some cases causing minor irritation.

    I'm picking up my samples of Visionnaire later on today, so tonight I will add it to my skincare regimen.
     
  27. Scintillation

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    I'm not a Lancome brand skincare expert, but using two serums at once sounds like overkill.
    Oh and I was looking through my sister's bathroom cupboard the other day to try and find my hair stuff and she had the whole Genefique system. Full size. HOW DID SHE AFFORD THAT??
     
  28. PrincessLeppard

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    Do you have a Von Maur department store near you? Their store credit card is interest free (higher monthly payments). This is where I go when I want to splurge on higher end shoes and jeans. And makeup. :glamor:
     
  29. Prancer

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    Bulgari's BLV Notte Pour Femme, maybe?
     
  30. Scintillation

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    Iris, galanga, vodka, and dark chocolate. Close enough.