NC25 Chinese, acne discolorations.
Kit#01. Using a dense brush is key for stippling this concealer on (ie. the Sigma P84 for specific areas or F84 for larger areas when my whole cheek is going nuts).
605-61(4th): stipple this peachy beige color under eyes to neutralize eye circles
603-21(3rd): Slightly darker than NC25, so this would be good for contouring under the cheekbones if you're into that level of detail.
602-65(2nd): primarry concealer color for my old acne marks, very buildable
607-19 (1st): neutral color to adjust any of the colors above to suit you.
Since all the colors are in one palette, I just dabbity dab dab. With such great coverage, I just set w/ powder foundation to even out my skintone and off I go. Liquid foundations are just getting to be too heavy for me.
PS. The foundation version 301-63A may work well for NC25 if you're interested as a foundation, but I find it too heavy by itself.
Best concealer I've used, and I've tried my fair share of HE concealers!
I also use this around my nose area as it has some darkness around it.
Because it is more pigmented and more creamy, it can accentuate dry patches.
For ref. I'm an NC20-25 with yellow undertones. I use PS507-45.
EDIT: i will say that the color above has slightly more pink undertone, even though i'm more golden. it's not too much pink where it looks bad. i wear it because it helps offset the greenish/purplish dark undereye area. if i used a yellow i would probably look more sallow and greenish in the undereye area.
Sooooo ummm well I have been using makeup since 13 including foundation
I have used liquids, creams , and minerals
This is a winner in the following categories
Coverage ( so buildable!!!) , Value ( it lasts long time if u use sponge or brush),
Not fake looking!! Most importantly NO BREAKOUTS !!!! :)
A makeupartist introduced this to me
and I have been using for 1 yr now and it would amaze me to find something better
I started with the palette matching my skin tone then determined the 2 colors ( dark/light) that gave me perfect match ( if u tan simply add more darker color) i pay $25 for a huge pot and they last 1 yr (i wear makeup everyday)
Highly recommended ladies...highly recommended
For reference, I'm a C2 (light w/yellow undertones) and use 602-65 for a spot concealer.
I can't really comment on packaging, since I've only ordered a sample size of this from Camera Ready Cosmetics. The sample should last me quite awhile though, as I only use it for blemishes and only wear makeup once or twice a week. It does cover nicely, but you've got to learn how to make it work for you personally. I do wish it were a little drier and waterproof, as the creaminess of it makes it sometimes smudge off as I'm trying to blend. And you absolutely have to set it with some sort of powder, which can also be tricky to get on.
But, I like it and will most likely purchase the full size (which is very cheap in comparison to other concealers) when I run out.
I didn't like this until I experimented like HE** and finally realized what works for me. as a concealer: with clean hands, use ring finger and pick up the smallest amount of product, i mean BARELY touch it and lightly pat and blend where you need it. you can layer it if you do VERY light layers, but put it on thick and it will cake like a mofo- so just go super easy and it will look great! as a foundation: works best for me when i apply lightly with a brush then blend with a damp sponge (but really it's better as a concealer imho)
pro's - reasonable price for amt of product
con's -tricky to work with, can look cakey
-packaging sucks, looks cheap
-internet only makes color selection tricky
honestly, i think most of the people that didn't like this either didn't apply it correctly (took me a bit) or just got the wrong color- it's pretty good. :)
some reviewers said they had trouble matching color, a couple of tips about that: 1) call cinema secrets- they actually recommended based on my description that i use the corrector palette for foundation and it worked! 2) intriguebeauty.com (not affiliated) will send a sample for $4 and their customer service is GREAT! (b/c i was ordering other things, the rep actually gave me my 3 samples free!) 3) intriguebeauty.com (again NOT affiliated i just found them to be great) will match the color for you if you send them a sample of your current fd!
UPDATE: This stuff looks wonderful when blended with a Sonia Kashuk blending sponge!!! I couldn't believe it. If you have this product and didn't like it- try the sponge!
This is a great foundation, WHEN used correctly it will look very flawless, natural, like a second beautiful skin. The coverage is great, easily buildable, looks great on photos AND real life.
Do NOT....I repeat do NOT use a makeup brush for this foundation. The first time I tried on this foundation, I used my MAC foundation brush and was disappointed by how oily & uneven this foundation on my skin.
To get that flawless, gorgeous glowing skin that those Hollywood starlets do....USE a damp sponge! this is very crucial method in getting an awesome result for Cinema Secret's foundation. The proper method and tools usage can make such a HUGE difference!!
You MUST use a damp sponge (like beauty blender, sephora/ other pro sponges), saturate the sponge with water, squeeze excess water and press on the foundation with the sponge. Use a press and bouncing motion to apply this foundation.
A little goes a long way, so you will need very little each time you apply on your face. Build it up to the coverage that you desire, and be prepared to get "wowed" by your own complexion.
USE A VERY LIGHT hand when applying this foundation, build your foundation lightly, and you will be amazed by the result.
I can't stop looking at my face whenever I use this foundation! Hellooo gorgeous!!
For my NC 30 skin, i use Cinema Secrets Ultimate Foundation PS 301-63A
EDITED to ADD: If you're an oily skin girl, or living in a hot climate....use loose powder and some sort of anti oily/ primer to make this foundation last longer.
LOVE T STUFF. wow, this looks natural and you use so little. i'll rebuy again and again. HG.
I buy it in the #6 formula. It doesn't cause breakouts and covers some acne scarring that I'm self-conscious of but it doesn't look fake. I've found the best way to apply it is mixed with a small amount of Cetaphil cream and a foundation brush.
I bought this after great reviews here. The colors are very nice but they completely burned my under-eye skin. Cannot use it as a concealer, but still useful for the red neutralizers.
So I called the company personally and got some samples, but it cakes very easily on me..ive tried using it with a watered brush, my finger, powder, no powder...i cant layer it because it cakes. can someone please leave me a message and let me know what i can do? the shades are great though
This stuff is amazing! Could this be my HG concealer? I bought a single shade in this little pot and used it under my eyes for those horrible dark cirles of mine. I applied it over my Palladio face primer. Patted my whole face with Laura Mercier loose setting powder. I looked at the mirror after a few minutes (and because I'm a bit oily on my T-zones), blotted out my face and brushed on my in2it 2-way foundation. No cakey-ness!! It was love. In addition, the staying power of this concealer under the hot summer weather here in the Philippines is amazing.
I have yet to test it some more before deciding if it's HG status for my concealer. So far, I love it.