Review of Ben Nye Color Cake Foundation by t00zday
First I have to say that I have never worn this stuff outside of my home. Only played with it to see the possibilities. Finding the right color was a bit hard. If the color looks like it matches your skin, go for the next darker color. It dries lighter once on your skin. I'm an NC-15/20. I tried Bisque & Cine Fairest but they were too light looking. Or a better use for them in winter? I might use them to mix. Use them around my forehead or jawline. The best color I found for me (summer color) was Cine Beige.
I thought this would be my HG foundation since I'm fairly oily and sweat quite a bit. Buuuut it turns out I'm lazy & this takes more effort than I'm willing to do for a daily thing.
I will absolutely use this for a formal/dressy occasion (if I ever happen to go to one...) because the look I achieved with this was fantastic! I suddenly had this smooth china-doll skin. You couldn't see the makeup.
After using my rosewater toner, I applied this with a wet makeup sponge/wedge. Using a water/LiquiSet mixture. Blotting it over my face. Let it nearly dry, then smoothing it with my hand. It smoothed out suprisingly evenly.
I was not capable of getting it to look good under my eyes. This is partly due to my not repeatedly trying different methods. I did read another MUA poster who uses it successfully under her eyes with a silicone mixture. (User: sefis) So I think I'll try her method soon & see how it works for me! Thanks :)
After having applied it, let it dry and then did housework. Sweating while cleaning, I happened to check out my face in the mirror & this stuff was still hanging tough just as I had applied it. Nice!
I do use it as a top-powder for particularly bad blemishes on top of my Ben Nye concealer.
Seems like a great product, I just have not used it enough.