28.10.08

Shades of Autumn

Hi everyone, I have quite a few things to go over this time so let's get started.

Angie has reviewed La Prairie cellular treatment liquid foundation with SPF before, but I thought I'd mention it too.

Customer service is practically non-existent in Italy so I never stop by La Prairie counter unless my sweet Clara is there. She's a very knowledgeable specialist, and listens to my every skincare need. She sold me the undereye treatment (a concealer) last year.

I asked her about La Prairie foundations and she gave me these.

A sample in shade #100 for both the liquid foundation and the Caviar cream foundation.

I've used the liquid foundation on two separate days and am very happy with it.
The first time I used it, I applied it with a foundation brush, and the result was much too pale. I think the brush picked up too much product and soon my face got oily.
But the second time I used it (today), I warmed up the product on the back of my hand, and applied a thin layer, as if it's a moisturiser, with my fingers. The result was wonderful: extreme comfort and all-day moisturising without being oily at all. The colour also looked much more natural. I will definite purchase this foundation after I finish the sample.
For those of you who have been reading my blog, you might notice that I don't do any major hauls. I absolutely cannot buy for the sake of quantity, but only quality.
This past week, I got Giorgio Armani luminous silk powder compact, and two Italian brands: Royal Effem (Laboratori Royal) lipstick and Nouba wet & dry eye shadow.

The packaging is very minimal. I love Guerlain and YSL's fancy casings too, but packaging is not something that affects my decision to purchase.

The powder is in shade #4, the lipstick is Totally Gloss #LU25, and the eye shadow is Nombra #329.

Looks coming up this week!

8 comments:

Mrs.Zeus said...

Ohhh NICE!
Im currently looking for foundation as my skin is breaking out from my old one and I had problems with MAC foundation as well.
I love the eye shadow color!
Im still inlove with purple eyeshadows!!!

fuzkittie said...

Yea I never liked putting on foundation with brush or sponge! Fingers are the best!

The GA powder looks so luxurious~~

Kimberly Tia said...

awww ms cheryl -- yes i figured i'd crochet a prize, get me into the winter crafting mode and brush up on my crochet skills, plus it would be great to see a blogger rockin' one of my personal creations =)

how are things in Italy!! how beautiful, im so envious. I heard the people are amazing!!

angie519 said...

Yay I'm glad you like it! I usually put it on with my fingers too. It looks more natural.

I like all packaging, besides MAC =P.

The Armani powder looks wonderful! Be sure to do a review!

Nic Nic said...

i so wanna try Armani.... but too expensive!! haha

Olive said...

OOOhhh the eye shadow looks so pretty I can't wait to see you wear it!

Glow Chaser said...

Purple!?

I love purple!! Pics please??

I like YOUR bone structure!

iamgrape1119 said...

Your skin....is making me jealous! I love how vibrant the purple is! I think it suits you very well! You are so pretty!