First of all, the new color range is brilliant- they have a pink/neutral line and a yellow line, which is great for people like me with pinker/cool undertones. I perfectly matched with 022 cameo and I'm about N-15. I normally have trouble finding matches with lines that only have yellow bases for foundation. The coverage I'd say is medium and pretty flawless. It definitely relates with the old formula in that it does not have to be powdered- the finish is semi matte and dries to a lovely finish. It looks extremely skin-like and feels weightless.It will emphasize dry spots though, so be sure to moisturize really well. It has a very slight fragrance, it smells good and is undetectable after about 15 minutes, but it might irritate those who are sensitive to fragrance. My favorite way to apply this is with a wet sponge, but I've also had good success with a standard foundation brush and also fingers. It's really hard to mess this up to be honest if the color match is good. The packaging is heavy glass, it's not travel friendly but it feels luxurious. It would probably crack if you dropped it. It has a great pump that distributes a perfect amount. Although the promo image of Natalie Portman for this foundation is photoshopped, I feel like the coverage actually looks like that- pretty flawless. Obviously normal people have bumps and not perfect texture, but on me, the foundation makes me look like I am nearly perfect. My profile picture shows me wearing it- you decide. Sorry for long review but it all had to be said! Really really good reformulation.
This is a really good spot covering concealer. It easily blends out with fingers. The coverage is medium to full for concealer. The metal tube packaging is really easy to carry around in my purse so I can take it to work and touch up during the day. It is not inherently powdery, but if you put powder on top it kind of gets a cakey look.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
flauros 10/15/2011 3:52:00 PM
The coverage is very very sheer- I have pretty good skin but if I didn't, this would not be enough. The colors run yellow, so if you have pink undertones it might not be a good color match. The finish is very dewy, and if you don't set it, it can make your face look oily. However, this is very easy to use, applied with fingers is the best. It's very quick to apply, so it's good to slap on before you go out to run errands or the gym. It does even out skin tone fairly well because of the yellow undertones. It has no detectable scent. The tube is pretty hygienic, so no complaints there. I'd try before you buy.
The only reason I would not repurchase is because this product is huge, it might take me years to get through it all. This multiple really can go everywhere- lips, cheeks, and eyes. However, on eyes it needs to be set with powder. On cheeks it imparts a lovely glow, but it is due to shimmer and slight gold frost. It looks very light on lips but disappears faster than lip gloss. I'd really only recommend to use on the cheeks. The consistency is very powdery, which is strange because it's a cream but it dries extremely fast. This doesn't have a scent.
Treatments -Christian Dior - Capture Totale One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum
flauros 10/15/2011 3:18:00 PM
A lot of people get confused as far as what this does- this is a detoxify-er for your skin, and thus by removing those toxins, makes your other skincare more effective. I have used this for about 2 weeks now and I'm really starting to see a difference in my skin. Without it, my new anti-acne stuff wasn't working as well as I'd hoped. Now since adding this beforehand, I've had one breakout in 2 weeks (i usually have 4 or so at all times, now they are healing up). I only use this at night because the 50ml bottle is 120$... so I'm trying to only use at the end of the day when I've been exposed to a lot of toxins. At that rate the big bottle should last a full year. It is very lightly fragranced, so test it before you buy.
Out of all the murad products I bought this year, this is the number one thing I'd repurchase. It's made the biggest difference in my skin as far as reducing the amount of breakouts and improving skin texture. This isn't a regular cleanser to remove makeup- this is for skincare only I'd say, so I use a separate cleanser to remove everything before I use this. I recommend using this as directed; if you use more than that, it will dry your skin out and cause flaking, because it is very powerful medication.
Recently picked this up after hearing good things about it, and I'm definitely not disappointed. I've been skipping foundation on days that I use this and I find that my skin looks great; it looks moisturized, healthy, and very slightly brighter. I don't find that it has enough moisture by itself so I use it over my regular moisturizer. It has little to no scent; a barely there soapy scent is all i can detect. I think it is a worthwhile addition to my skincare regiment, even if it is ridiculously priced, it's still worth it for being able to skip foundation!
Lotions/ Creams -Philosophy - Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion
flauros 9/12/2011 7:36:00 PM
For the actual lotion itself, it's great, feels silky, absorbs quickly, and isn't too thick or thin to be used all over the body. The formula is on point. However, I won't be purchasing again. It makes me smell like an old lady. This scent is probably not appealing to teens or young adults; it's very floral and old fashioned.
Brows -Christian Dior - Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil
flauros 6/28/2011 2:53:00 PM
Really like the packaging on this, a twist up pencil on one side and a spoolie brush on the other. This color is perfect for my dark brown hair, and looks really natural. I have really full brows but they seem to look patchy on camera, this fixed that right up! Very easy to apply, then flip around to brush it through. Excellent product!
This really gets my face clean! All my makeup and all the oils/buildup of the day, it gets it all off. You only need like, half a pea size to cover your whole face and neck. It smells like soap and I haven't had any reactions to it at all. Must immediately moisturize after but that's a given. Two thumbs up!
This is a beautiful palette for many types of skintones. I have PPP and the purple shadows are beautiful for dark eyes. The orgasm and albatross blushes are a hit as usual. The lip products were 3/4 for me, I didn't like the frosty lip stick but the other 3 were great, the baby doll lip laquer was my favorite! Great value!
I have PPP skin and this is beautiful. It's such a nice rosy, barely there glow. The consistency is awesome for a cream blush, it's almost cream to powder. I just use my fingers and dab on my cheeks before blending. Sometimes I top it with a powder blush but this is beautiful on its own. I'm not sure if this would show up on darker skin tones but it's awesome for fair skin!
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Goodbye Cellulite 10 Day Serum
flauros 6/27/2011 12:50:00 PM
Been using this for 2 months twice a day on my stomach with no results. So sad, I wasn't expecting a miracle but this did positively nothing.
Concealers -Christian Dior - DiorSkin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer
flauros 6/21/2011 12:25:00 PM
I really like this concealer. I take 1 lippy off because I don't think it actually lifts anything, but it is a good concealer. This never cakes up on me, #1 is a perfect match for my nw10-15 skin tone. This works well under eyes and on blemishes which is why I bought it, because it is multipurpose. The packaging is really sturdy, it would definitely not break if you dropped it. This is the best concealer I've ever used, you really get what you pay for.
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
flauros 6/20/2011 5:04:00 PM
I was very skeptical about the claims on this... I saw the ad in a magazine and was intrigued. I have now used this for 3 weeks and, I hate to say it, but I actually see a difference. My my scars are noticeably lighter. This hasn't stopped new breakouts but it's helped diminish the look of older ones on my chin and forehead. I haven't seen this do anything for redness however. I definitely give this two thumbs up though for healing my scars, I'll be buying the big bottle next time.