Review of Ben Nye Color Cake Foundation by goldenbrown
=/ I am on the fence about this one. Got it for about a fiver ($10) online, so that was a great bargin price.
First applied it wet with a sponge on to a face of glycerin&rosewater and sunscreen. WOW. Amazingly flawless coverage, for the first 5 minutes, came back to check myself out ten minutes later, and it looked really wierd, like yuk cakey, all over my nose - slipped inside the pores on my nose and my face just looked dried up. So I took it off.
This time no glyecrin or sunscreen. Naked face canvas; took a powder brush, swirled it around the pan and dusted over my face. Less coverage this time, but still very good. Overall I liked the look, but I still looked a little dried out. I think I may experiment, maybe mix this with something else. But I adore the coverage and the wear - been doing crazy exercise, and its still perfection (well it would be, if it were a little less dry!)!!!
Oh and also the colour, was very orangey, 'tear', Im going to buy a lighter shade.
Ok so doing som research on some makeup artist frorums, powder foundations are incredibly bad for anyone, unless you have very oily skin. So if you adore the coverage/wear etc of this or any other powder foundation you can turn it into a cream:
For eyes, mix it with an eyecream.
For the face, you can use vaseline (apparently not greasy!), you normal moistrizer or the glycerine and water mix (1 part glycerin, to 3 parts water).
EDIT: So first of all I mixed some powder, having broken it down with a knife, with some moitrizer. Horrid, no matter what the consistency, it made the foundation peel off my face.
Next I tried it with some vaseline. Ohhh this looks very pretty - glowy and full coverage! I like it! But not major coverage, so I apply to any major spots the foundation dry. I like this, but I can't touch my face or else I get some wierd, pink spots on my face where my true skin shows through. I will experiment some more, although this is a current HG =)!
EDIT: Yuck, I do not like any variations of this - having acne. the matte texture of the powder, highlights how rough my skin is, to make my skin look smooth and healthy I need something reflective/illuminating, to 'smooth' the texture of my acne infested skin.