Dewy, light but build-able coverage. Feels like nothing on and glides over my fine lines/ slight pores. Great lasting power for such a lightweight foundation. S102 a tad dark for my NC15-20 skin but I'm often between the lightest and next step-up foundation. Love it so much I might get S101 to mix for winter. Pen applicator looks sleek but dispensing can be a pain. Will get bottle next time. HG at this point. FYI: I have clear, dry skin, smattering of enlarged t-zone pores, a few fine lines, with a bit of unevenness in tone.
A tad more coverage than tinted moisturizer. Good color for my NC15-20 face and great with my dry skin. Seems a bit rich for everyday use; I get the occasional spot with it. Doesn't seem to emphasize pores/lines. Use when I'm on the go and desire to even my skin tone quickly. Also noticed a bit of a brightening effect when I use this bb cream. Best bb cream I've used thus far. Like to use this under light/medium foundation for more flawless skin. It leaves me with a less mask-like look than using full coverage foundation alone. This would be a 5 if not for the occasional spot.
Mascara -E.L.F. - Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara
ilymed2 2/29/2012 4:23:00 PM
Great cheap eyebrow gel. Doesn't contain a huge amount but eyebrow gel tends to get dirty rapidly and it seems to run out just as it's becoming too gross for me to use.
Works well with my dry skin, if I moisturize thoroughly. Has a slight dewy finish. #20 is a decent match to my NC15-20 face, but foundation is light enough for color to be forgiving yet very build-able. I apply in small sections, with fingers, working rapidly; it is quick drying. I lightly press powder onto my t-zone and love the results. Almost HG, when I learned how to work with it. MUST shake and make sure you get a bottle with a pump.
Tinted Moisturizer -Pixi - illuminating tint & conceal
ilymed2 2/29/2012 3:48:00 PM
At first I thought it was the tinted moisturizer for me. Nice light coverage and it didn't seem to overly emphasize pores/lines. BUT I discovered it was a tad too sparkly. I prefer to selectively add highlight, not have it all over my face. Almost a winner and the concealer was good for spot concealing. FYI: My skin is dry so I moisturize and prime before using tinted moisturizers and foundations. This might sheer products down on me more than some.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
ilymed2 2/29/2012 3:34:00 PM
Emphasized my slight pores and fine lines. Turned patchy on me, although this could be because of my dry skin. One of my most expensive tinted moisturizers and I like it the least. The coverage was sheer, which was ok for my skin, but it looked a bit unnatural for such a lightweight product. Applicator tip also gets messy in the cap. FYI: My skin is dry so I moisturize and prime before using tinted moisturizers and foundations. This might sheer products down on me more than some.