This didn't hold up on my oily skin. But love the good skincare ingredients and prefer it over most liquid foundations. Found no.13 to really brighten my skin. I mix it with Dr. Jart Silver Label for a perfect match.
I thought I liked this foundation, but I have some problems with it. 1) Cannot find a color that matches. Ivory is too cool toned, and buff is too dark. There is no fair, warm shade. I've tried mixing ivory and buff, and that doesn't work either. It gets too dark. 2) Bottle is terrible. It has like a gaping hole and too much foundation slips out every time I try to use it. It gets messy. 3) This does not last all day on me and oxidizes. Then again, I am oily. 4) Easily looks cakey, accentates dryness and any pores. Cakes around my nose area and forehead no matter what I do. This doesn't do well with any crevices or fine lines. Maybe I need to try a different primer and powder though. 5) Doesn't look natural. It can look like paint on your skin outside in the sun or in some natural lighting. It takes a lot of work. 6) Unattractive paint smell. This might be better if I use a very minimal amount, but then again I need coverage. It's decent, but it takes a lot of work to use. It's better to use little by little. It is one of the better drugstore foundations. I WANTED to love this, but it's really not that great.
This has pretty poor staying power, creases, and transfers.
Concealers -Revlon - ColorStay Under Eye Concealer
rimmela 1/3/2011 7:36:00 PM
This was an OKAY concealer. It does crease and accentuate under eye dryness, and I do not have fine lines nor do I have dry skin. I have to layer a cream concealer stick on top of this to get adequate coverage. I believe Revlon can do better than this!
Blush -Physicians Formula - Shimmer Strips Custom Blush & Highlighter
rimmela 1/1/2011 2:16:00 PM
Absolutely stunning to the eye. Love the packaging, and vibrancy of the waves of pink. Love the shimmer. Gives a very light pink sweep of radiance. Can be used as a highlighter alone. Can also pick and choose which shades to use. I like to pair the 3 darkest pink shades with a blush and use the first and/or second white/light pink shades to highlight. A 2 in 1 product. However, I don't see this working quite as well on skin that is tanned or darker (not enough pigmentation). UPDATE: I like this, but it is a bit hard to wear without looking too frosty.
Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Colour Rush Quad in Smoky Brun
rimmela 1/1/2011 2:11:00 PM
Beautiful colors, neutral, great for an everyday look. They're shimmery, but not overly so, but I am more fond of shimmery eyeshadow. Buildable color. I also liked the eyeshadow applicator it comes with, the stick shaped side is great for defining the crease (or upper lash line) in my almond shaped eyes.
I got this for 75% at CVS. Amazing quality. Buildable color, like my natural lips but brighter. Creamy. Pigmented. Beautiful packaging as well.
I bought this when it was 75% off at CVS. I quite like it. The only thing that annoys me about this foundation is that the packaging is terrible. It took me over 10 minutes and a google search to figure out how to open it. Then, I tried to use it with the crap brush it comes with. Wasn't working. The best thing is to shake some of the mineral foundation out onto a little plate or something (like on the cap of a loose powder product), take a kabuki brush (like the one from ELF) and apply to the face, and buff all over (well). Re apply on the areas that need more coverage. I recommend using a concealer on your under eye circles and spots before using this, because this will NOT cover those. The coverage is about light to medium, buildable. Ideal for oily skin types. A quick foundation that takes much less time than the moisturize, prime, liquid foundation, concealer, loose powder routine many of us are accustomed to. It has spf 15 so you can just slap it on if you're in a hurry. I am an NC15 and I got this in fair. EDIT: I've found that this has rather poor staying power. It oxidizes, and it's too pink toned. I'm going to try a primer underneath.
Concealers -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
rimmela 12/25/2010 11:06:00 PM
Good coverage, yellow tone counteracts blue under eye circles, but accentuates any dryness or texture and fades pretty quickly. Will make you look like you have wrinkly under eyes.
Powder -Physicians Formula - Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder Foundation
rimmela 12/25/2010 10:16:00 PM
I do like this, as it has rather full coverage. It CAN look powdery or change color. Needs to be touched up. But I haven't tried it with MOM, so we'll see. Coverage is medium to full, buildable, but I still use concealer. The SPF 50 is a GREAT plus. I might repurchase. UPDATE: Color leans a little pink but is the right depth. Finishing off with something like Maybelline Shine Free loose powder which is quite yellow offsets it, however.
Perfect scent for teens and girls in their 20's, especially those who are girly and love pink! This is a yummy, cotton-candy vanilla scent. I love it.
I tried this product TWICE. I really wanted to like it. I'm oily/combo skinned and somehow it accentuates dry patches on my face....and I don't even really have any.......... This will make your face look cakey, dry, and made up. I liked the coverage but this just isn't working.
I did not like this. It had that weird shimmery thing going on, and it had poor coverage, and also accentuated my pores and I couldn't find a good color match. Bad in general.
This is pretty much a really good mascara. It's great for thick and volumized lashes and gives you pretty stiff lashes. I think this would look best on long, sparse lashes. I prefer a separating, lengthening, and curling mascara. Not for everyone.
Worst mascara I've ever tried. Clump cityyy