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Adrien Arpel - age and is her stuff good?

Started 1296921665.207 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1297022573.46 by itslikeherdingcats

Adrien is on HSN this morning and she's 69. I'm looking at her and she doesn't really have wrinkles, but still looks 'older'. It's weird because her skin looks smooth and taut but something gives her age away. Maybe it's because her face doesn't really move that much -- like Joan Rivers. Amazing how some of these women are still working so hard and travel everywhere!

Is her "Signature Club A" stuff any good? I might be going to the HSN outlet in a couple of weeks and I always see some of her stuff there but I wonder if it's really good.

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RedConvert­ibleGirl1296922206.3514316 PostsRegistered 9/3/2005Pacific NW

I think she's attractive. And funny. And I want her hair!

I love her Meltdowns, mascara, some of her lipsticks and she used to have great nail polish. People really like her moroccan oil I also have used her Jet Tech Wet foundation or whatever it's called and it's nice. I just wish she'd make her foundations for very light skin.

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cherry1296922237.83716348 PostsRegistered 1/8/2005

I think she is a lot of fun..I have used her products and really didn't feel they were better or worse than any others

I have a ring with a heart in in , of hers,I bought years ago..It has always stayed nice

She looks older because as one ages, you lose facial fat that plumps up your skin..I am sure she has had work done

AnotherView1296922339.17607 PostsRegistered 12/11/2006

Most of her SCA stuff is pretty bad. IMO, they are cheap quality and terrible colors. The only thing I would use are her Vitamin C capsules.

BTW, the Jewish Women's Archive website has her birthdate as 7/15/41...

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Shelbelle1296922445.8134713 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Yes, thst is her birthdate!!! She does not hide it. Her 5 Essentials Creme is a good everyday cream,. I like it on my neck and chest area. Her hair products are good too. also her scrubs, such as vanilla and orange

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BlueCollar­Babe1296922448.67310910 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007

Adrien is a hoot! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1} I use some of her skin care line, especially the Rapid Transport C and the Meltdowns are terrific for makeup removal. However I find that her makeup is just too heavy and greasy for me. It's almost like stage makeup. Also her makeup shades tend to be too intense and orangey.

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phillysher1296922683.585260 PostsRegistered 5/15/2006Tennessee

I purchased her products a few years ago. Wasn't impressed, but that's me. Maybe her product line wasn't what my skin needed. I do think she looks good for her age and is fun to watch.

kittysexton1296922760.7132118 PostsRegistered 10/25/2010
On 2/5/2011 FloraDora said:

Adrien is a hoot! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1} I use some of her skin care line, especially the Rapid Transport C and the Meltdowns are terrific for makeup removal. However I find that her makeup is just too heavy and greasy for me. It's almost like stage makeup. Also her makeup shades tend to be too intense and orangey.

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I like her too. Have watched her forever and remember when she was in the great department stores! But I also found her make up way too heavy. It just sort of "ran" on me. Tried it out on a first date with someone and by the time we got to the restaurant I needed to Kleenex myself off big time!!! Kept seeing the guy though so it didn't ruin anything!! It was just annoying!

speedyindi­sguise1296969062.938733 PostsRegistered 3/30/2009Atlanta, GA

Thanks for your replies. It's like any product -- some who like and some who don't. I was impressed with her concealer/foundation/powder combo this morning. It was amazing to watch how it really gave women of older age a nice smooth complexion. But then it's hard to judge because in real life it might look caked on.

I forgot she also does jewelry. I've mostly seen her with the Signature Club A recently.

Whatever the case, it's impressive how hard she works when most others her age are slowing down and retired. IMO she does NOT look like the typical 69 or 70 year old woman.

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september1296969388.5917350 PostsRegistered 6/29/2007

I'll buy any kit of hers that has those vitamin C capsules in it. yes, they are that good! I think and hope that over time, they offer good benefits to my skin. I can say that they temporarily make it look very good.

I usually like whatever else is in the kits as well...but if you ever want any of those items again...they may no longer be around. That's okay with me. I just want a steady supply of the capsules.

gigot1296970040.8635299 PostsRegistered 10/22/2010

Knew her from Harrod's and N.Y. store days. 5 essentials the best,have used for years, no lines, and get the buy 1 get 1 when she has the sale. This cream is the best seller worldwide I believe;makeup-good price on kits. She started way back and looks great for age.

Love Roses1296970368.73710429 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007

Adrien has had work done on her face. Don't care at all for her products - back to the early 1970s.

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gigot1296970634.1735299 PostsRegistered 10/22/2010
On 2/5/2011 Love Roses said:

Adrien has had work done on her face. Don't care at all for her products - back to the early 1970s.

Has it been that long? Of course she has had work done. So what? She looks great for her age and jogs at least two miles a day. GO GIRL!!!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Kzeks1296971534.784827 PostsRegistered 5/25/2006Michigan/Europe
On 2/5/2011 Love Roses said:

Adrien has had work done on her face. Don't care at all for her products - back to the early 1970s.

For women in their 70s she & Joan Rivers are to

be applauded... I remember my Grandmother when she

was in her 70s.. with very neat grey hair & lipstick..

She was an avid reader & would sit in her favorite

chair reading... She dressed beautifully when she went

out but nothing like Adrien & Joan...with their push-up

bras, eyeliner, dyed hair & high heels...

My grandmother had very smooth skin..and beautiful legs.

She had a fall in her bathroom one week before she died

and & remember us commenting on her legs when the Doctor

was examining her for broken bones or blood clots...

gigot1296976195.745299 PostsRegistered 10/22/2010

Forgot since just saw she was on-her meltdowns are the best-my husband uses them to shave or uses a very expensive balm from Italy-her meltdowns are just great he says and she has a sale on the 6 pack vanillas-men love the vanilla.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

annabellet1297003811.183299 PostsRegistered 4/3/2010

I used to buy her products many years ago..not particularly impressed...maybe she's made some improvements. Her make-up used to be really cheap and terrible..think I just threw everthing away. I will say though, her lipsticks are really good..especially in the compacts with many colors...I continued to use those for years and bought some more as recently as a few months ago. nice colors and very creamy and longlasting. She also used to have a multi-color"kaleidescope" compact finishing powder that was great but she changed the formula years ago and it went from a 10 to a 3; I'd love to see the original come back. blah...blah...blah

SydneyH1297006204.54341262 PostsRegistered 2/25/2006

AA is older than the hills, lol. But her skin-care products especially her cleansers and creams are quite good.

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AngelLove21297006757.5232617 PostsRegistered 3/2/2007

She has a 6 piece vanilla meltdown set on right now for $18.95. I would recommend them. I take my eye makeup off with Pond's and my face makeup off with the meltdowns.They are great. Adrienne just said she uses them as hand cream. Will have to try that.

chi1297007053.6772 PostsRegistered 9/24/2007

How do I post pictures? I found some some old pics of Adrien.

ilovedaisi­es1297007628.613158 PostsRegistered 7/20/2010Turn left

I like her stuff and just bought a huge kit for $29.99. Her makeup is high quality for very good prices.

lovesrecess1297007814.03713776 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008Texas

I think she looks her age...too much eye makeup and her skin looks way too taut to seem natural....am sure the TV cameras are kind to her though because this is her livlihood

chi1297008304.9572 PostsRegistered 9/24/2007

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topaz4181297012601.18349 PostsRegistered 8/30/2006

She looks good young or old. Yes I think she had work done but who wouldn't in her position. I enjoy many of her products too.

Emerald121297015571.067160 PostsRegistered 5/25/2005

Didn't care for her foundation, it was a sort of strange, orange color. Her lipstick, blush & eyeshadow is as good as any other line, IMO.

Subject1297015988.7711269 PostsRegistered 2/24/2007

Full of chemicals- makeup is HEAVY and cakey. I did not like anything in the line. Cheap cheap cheap.

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missyw11297016139.6932391 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007

She looks great!

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