This review is for the Total Coverage Cream Foundation. I love using it as a concealer for my acne and acne scars. I use it before I put on my founation, it stays on better on my oily skin this way. It blends well and looks very natural. I only use a very small amount so it doesn't look cakey. Downside: coverage is ok and makes my skin look oily even after set with powder. Maybe better for people who have combo/dry skin types.
I have been using this for a few years. My olive undertone tanned skin uses NW45 for my undereye area. I don't have really dark circles. This helps make them go away no problem without making it look obvious that I put makeup on. The product dries fast so you have to blend quickly and well.
I have used several of these kits/palettes for my makeup jobs. Great color selection, coverage and lasts all day for special events and tv/print work. Highly recommend.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
Hedd 6/15/2009 7:05:00 PM
Great color match and didn't break me out. It made me very oily and slid off my face within 4 hours of application. Even when layering, it offered very little coverage over acne spots and scars. Very disappointed since it is marketed as a great foundation with medium to full coverage foundation.
Primer/ Corrector -Boscia - Skin Perfecting Primer
Hedd 6/15/2009 6:59:00 PM
I really liked how this primer is oil free, didn't break me out and does not have Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Sythetic Dyes, Petro-Chemicals, Phthalates in it. However, it did not help keep skine at bay with my oily skin and it also made my makeup slide off my face within 4 hours of application.
I purchased this as well because of the MUA reviews. It was soft at first and then got scratchy after a few washes-now it sits alone in a clean storage bag. I like my badger and trucco powder brushes over this more expensive powder brush.
The product goes on smooth, with no irritation at first. When I wake up the next day, my eyes feel sore and painful - like I was punched in my eye area as I slept. Still on a quest to find a eye cream that hydrates my area without it irritating my eyes.
I use this all the time! It's the best for cleaning your brushes. Just add a little to the CS metal jar and dip and stroke on a clean paper towel until clear. A godsend!
Primer/ Corrector -Cinema Secrets - Ultimate Foundation Primer
Hedd 5/14/2009 1:38:00 AM
I love this product. I have been using it for myself and my makeup clients for the past couple years. It does its job and makes makeup stay on all day (great for weddings). Wish they made it in an oil-free version.
I use this primer on my clients. Its just as good as UDPP. Its more affordable and you get more product since its in a tube and not a funny bottle with a spnge tip applicator. Highly recommend if its in stock.
Tinted Moisturizer -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Enhancer SPF 20
Hedd 10/4/2008 5:32:00 AM
The color selection is limited for tan/darker skin tones. The darkest color suited me the best. It blended into my skin perfectly. I love the packaging. The downside is that the scent is quite overbearing. The coverage is very light. I am in transition from my summer coloring to my fall/winter color and this will do.
Liquid -Neutrogena - Skin Clearing Oil-Free Makeup
Hedd 10/4/2008 5:20:00 AM
Color match was perfect, even though there are only a few dark colors. Coverage is medium. The foundation consistency was similar to the line's tinted moisturizer-has nice slip and glides on easily.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Prized Possessions Brush Set
Hedd 4/20/2008 4:27:00 PM
I use this brush set when I travel. The brushes are great and so pretty to look at. I bought the set around $10 because it was after the holidays and was on super sale. Great deal if you can find it.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Color Juice in Passion Fruit Squeeze
Hedd 1/13/2008 12:04:00 AM
This is my favorite lipgloss to use on myself and clients. Its the perfect lip gloss to go with any pink or plummy lip stick. I reach everytime I do makeup. It's a must have for all NC35/LM Golden Beige lightly tanned ladies. It's even better that I got it for BOGOF at CVS. The only downside is the smell of the CJs I got over it quickly when I saw that it looks fabulous on.
Moisturizers -Avon - True Pore-Fection Oil-Free Skin-Clearing Lotion
Hedd 1/9/2008 3:52:00 PM
I love this product! My acne has dwindled since using this product and I don't have to use my expensive Rx acne topical medications ever since I started on the True Pore-Fection cleanser and lotion. Great product at a super affordable price.