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Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator: week one

As you well know, I’m a sucker for a serum.  I’m also always on the quest for a product that makes a visible change to hyper-pigmentation.  Last year Estee Lauder rolled out a serum called Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator.   

The Claim:

This fast-acting serum is proven to dramatically reduce every key sign of uneven skintone: redness, acne marks, dark spots, sun spots and discolorations. Instantly, redness is reduced and skin looks radiant. In a clinical test, 62% of women showed a significant improvement in skintone in just two weeks. Over time, skin looks noticeably clearer and brighter, vibrant and more even-toned. Oil-free formula is proven gentle and effective for all ethnicities. Follow with your SPF moisturizer.”Most of us have a certain idea of what to expect from Estee Lauder; research packaged in luxury with a trace of granny.  Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator follows the same well-worn path of success for the cosmetics giant.  Obtaining real results on the issue of hyper pigmentation is tricky business.  Even with Lauder’s deep research pockets, I’m skeptical that this serum will actually do work on discoloration.  The texture, scent, and illuminating qualities are all very attractive, but if Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator can’t actually even skintone, then it is just another overpriced serum.  Let’s not jump to conclusions just yet.  I’m reasonably patient, and gradual results are still results.

SPRING 2012 RTW: groupies

Jean Paul GaultierGiorgio ArmaniD&GYigal AzrouëlDolce & GabbanaDennis BassoJill StuartJust CavalliJoan Smalls struts at Jean Paul Gaultier.

SPRING 2012 RTW: day concluded

CommuunChristian DiorYohji YamamotoAcneDiane von FurstenbergRick OwensBarbara TfankBurberry ProrsumDonna KaranGabrielle GreissJ MendelHermèsValentinoJean-Charles de CastelbajacLoeweLanvinStella McCartneyNorma KamaliLouis VuittonJohn Galliano

Sebastian Faena Forever

पतन के वस्त्र 2011 के सर्वश्रेष्ठ

A ten piece ensemble at Givenchy.

FALL FASHION 2010: cinched-waist suiting and separates

A sophisticated vision for Fall 2010 requires polish that suiting and tailored separates provide.

A timeless black suit might be worth the splurge.

Skinny or wide.

Sunday with Joan Smalls