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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 3/4/2013 10:53:00 PM More reviews by glamstep

Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black

Ive never even been a uber fan of the infamous CG lash blast, let alone other CG items and mind you Im a regular drugstore junkie until this recent shocking find. I have NEVER found a better matching foundation, this rivals L'oreal true match & MAC studio fix fluid for me but is actually better. It has the natural look, light breathable feel of L'oreal but the coverage, texture & longevity of MAC; its incredible. Now for the trickiest part of DS foundations, the gamble on shades. Im a true NC25 & last I remember L'oreal TM W4 with warm yellow undertones. The shades I picked were recommended on MUA & closest to my shade that I could eyeball & were initially these 3: -Buff Beige -Nude Beige -Medium Beige (HINT: Don't go by the numbers as there different at each drugstore & even the CG website! Make sure you read the names instead) BB & NB are nearly identical. I had to check in a magnifying mirror in direct sunlight to see that 1 had oxidized more on my skin then the other. BB was a tinyy bit lighter in shade & left my skin a bit ashy/pink grey cast, best for NW20 with cool/neutral undertones. MB went on yellow & matched my skin exactly but oxidized even more and left an orange hue, cool undertones; IMO best for NW25. NB was (drumroll please) perfect to the T! So much that I could cover only my problem areas (lets say half my cheek that has hyper-pigmentation/scars) and let the other side breathe & go undetectable!!!!!! Ive been dying to use Lisa Eldridge's yt video on acne/blemish covering up foiundation application. Over 2 yrs later, CG 3 in 1 is letting me master this technique. So ladies, if youv'e struggled with finding your match in ds names like Revlon cs/whipped or even have found it but want something that looks naked & airbrushed then gives this a try. You can really sheer this out like a TM or layer it up for full coverage. Has a semi-matte finish, that doesn't get blotchy, oily or exaggerate fine lines/dry patches. Has a lovely pump & great variety of shades with alternating undertones for each. And yes Ive been skipping my primer & settting spray for now; Ill have to update more in the warmer months.

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