Review of Cinema Secrets Cinema Secrets by Charma22
I've been wearing this now for 2 weeks and I must say that i absolutely love this stuff!!! This is by far the closest match that I have ever had. I'm have very very very yellow skintone - even Bobbi Brown isn't yellow enough. The closest before this was Nars Barcelona in the winter and Clinique Golden Beige in the summer. I was looking at mu artist pages on the web when I found out about this foundation, then I googled the address to where this is sold, and lo and behold, it was less than a 15 min. drive to Burbank, CA, to get there only because I didn't want to order from the internet b/c there are no refunds. At first I was skeptical of the color b/c I thought that it wasn't yellow enough or i went too dark, but no, this stuff is perfect.
I have some acne scars from stress and undereye circles that needed to be covered, so I didn't want to just do a regular liquid foundation. Now, some people say that it gives too much coverage, but i must tell you that it is all in the application. This stuff comes in a little pot where you apply it w/ a sponge. So i use a sponge for all over application and then my freshly washed fingers for spot application. I even use this stuff under my eyes and it looks amazing. My skin almost looks flawless except for the occasional acne 'bump.'
This has also been the longest wearing foundation I have ever found to date. Foundations I have tried and that have worn horribly throughout the day on me to the point where it looks like i have nothing on (which is bad b/c I work in mu), are Clinique Superbalanced, Perfectly Real, Superfit, Superbalanced Compact, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Lancome Adaptive, Lancome Colour ID, Nars Oil-free, Chanel Vitalumiere, Shiseido Fluid, Mac Studiofix, Scott Barnes Cream, Bare Escentuals (though not too horribly), Vincent Longo Healthy, Christian Dior Diorlight, Fresh liquid, Bobbi Brown Oil-Free, Armani LSF...so as you can see, I have tried a ton!!!!
And for now, Cinema Secrets is the foundation I turn to for long wear, good color match, and smooth and flawless look. The site that recommended this also stated that it'll withstand humidity as well. Yes, this is a makeup that a lot of artists use for movies and such, but it is easy to apply it in a more everyday/natural way.
They also do sell color palettes if you are unsure of what color you are...great price. A little goes a super long way. Give this a shot if you're like me and are looking for the absolute perfect foundation....for the time being, I have found it.
For reference, I am a MMM, who is uber oily and yellow toned. I bought 303.
UPDATE! Two months ago, i went back to Cinema Secrets to buy another color, one shade lighter, 302....still wearing it and loving it!
Update again! :): 1/5/07. I stopped wearing this for about six months b/c my acne finally cleared up and went away so I didn't want to wear heavy makeup anymore...but hey, I tried a new makeup on 12/30, and I got an allergic reaction to it, so how I have a TON of ACNE!!! :(.....Went back to this stuff, and people can't even tell!!!! Trust me (read my review on Vincent Longo Water Canvas :(.) This stuff is so amazing, i just went to Cinema Secrets store to get more items and I picked up a little container of color 302 again among other stuff! LOVE IT!.