Friday, 11 June 2010

Elizabeth Arden Makeover

Today I decided to go to my local Elizabeth Arden counter to get some of their 8 Hour Cream. This is a cult classic product and also one that I have never tried. I decided today was the day that I was going to get me some of that. I have never tried any Elizabeth Arden products in my life, so in order to become a better beauty addict I decided that I really must try some EA;)

I went to my local counter which is in a small Boots. The EA assistant was extremely helpful (Clinique staff, you could learn a thing or 2 from this lady), telling me all about the 8 Hour Cream, how she uses it and what general things it can be used for. It sure does sound like a miracle as it can be used on very dry patches of skin, minor cuts and also burns, although I hope I never have to find out if it works on minor burns lol

She then went on to show me a special box of 8 Hour goodies (hand cream, body lotion, lip balm etc) and told me that this was much better value for money. Of course they always say that but I am a sucker for more stuff for only a few quid extra, so of course I caved and got the box set.

There was an offer on in Boots that if you bought 2 or more products you got 500 Advantage Card Points (don't you just love Boots Advantage Card?) and she also knew that there was an offer in the Advantage Card Machine which would give me a further 150 points. Top score for this sales assistant!! I bought some moisturiser so that I could get the points. I got Intervene which was recommended by the SA.

Then she suggested that I come in any time for a makeover and as it was quiet at the time I asked if I could get one there and then. That was no problem and here is the makeup she applied for me:

I was very happy with her choice of colours for me and also the application. I loved the lipstick colour and might go back and purchase that. The makeup lasted all day although the lipstick only lasted until I needed some food.

My neck always looks much lighter on camera than it is in real life. I just can't get the lighting right:(

Expect some 8 Hour Reviews in the next few weeks. I can't wait to give it a try.

Have you tried any EA products? What are your faves?


  1. I love the 8 hour cream...I can't go anywhere without it. :) I got an EA make over the other week but didn't like it much...and the sales assistant was a bit snotty and rude! Sounds like you have a lovely local counter though!


  2. I must say I've never tried the 8 hour. Does it moisturise? I'd like to know more.

  3. @Natalie @ Beaumakeup I can't wait to try my 8 hour cream. What a pity your SA isn't as lovely as mine. I hate it when they are like that. It really puts you off going back:(

    @jaljen It does moisturise but you wouldn't apply it all over your face. Just on specific areas. It is very good on lips too. I will be doing a review when I've given it a good roat test xx

  4. You look beautiful! That lipstick really is a gorgeous color on you! I've haven't tried a single EA product, but heard of the 8 hour cream. Excited to hear your thoughts!

  5. oh the lipstick is gorgeous, v very pretty, all of the make up looks very soft natural but the lips stand out, you must buy it!

    I have been using 8 hour cream for about 10 years, i just couldn't be without it. A large tube lasted me 3 years and that was being used everyday! if you ever suffer from cold sores this cream is a god send!

  6. @ellamarie84 and nicolacc2008 Thanks girls. I think I will get the lippie and I'm loving the 8 hour cream so far:)



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