Actually this is the foundation that I am using right now. However, I am desperately looking for a new alternative! At first I really liked the result. It had a perfect color match for me and it covered well using the 168 brush from MAC (I think I got the number right, it's the white blush brush). However, as time has passed I am starting to have bad makeup days with this. I look extremely oily after a few hours which does not give me a flawless result and it makes it hard to use a blush that stays on. I can't touch my face without accidently removing the makeup and leaving naked spots. Some days it looks like a mask on me (ghostly though the color matches) and some days it is hard to blend, especially if my daily moisturizer has a hydrating consistency. It is also starting to set into my pores and I notice fine lines around my eyes which is not normal for me so the eye area is a NO GO! I definately have to apply this in day light and with a light hand to avoid all this! Sometimes I manage to do that. What really bothers me with most loose powder foundations is that it is really messy and dusty! I can't travel with it because the powder is literally all over when I open it afterwards and this makes it SOOOO hard to control the amount of powder on my brush. I will NOT repurchase this again.
Deodorants -Vichy - Deodorant-Antiperspirant 48 hours
malabu 9/4/2009 11:58:00 AM
I have fallen in love with this deodorant! I bought it because it had won a test in a Danish consumer magazine (Tænk) that had tested the quality in a wide range of deodorants. This one from Vichy turned to be the winner! It had not only the longest lasting and best effect, but it is also FREE from PARABENS, which I have become very aware of when it comes to what i put under my arms everyday. My personal experience is that this product really lasts atleast 24 hours and after 48 hours I still don't feel any bad smell! I can use it for a whole day and night without feeling sticky or smelly the next morning. I bought the one with perfume (no alcohol) and it has a nice, very fresh and soft smell without being too perfumed and harsh for my sensitive skin. The packaging is very nice and fresh looking. It does take a few minutes to dry on the skin, but it's nothing that influence my rating. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an efficient and healthy deodorant that has a decent and fresh smell. The price is fair, a little over drugstore brands, but it also works and without all those chemicals in it which is so much worth it!!!! I'm on my third now and I WILL buy it again and again!
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
malabu 9/4/2009 11:38:00 AM
I wore this foundation for a period, but my color match turned out to be too yellow for me and made me look very sick (especially on pictures!). I also remember that it was a little dry for me. The coverage was not that good, I never got this flawless and fresh result that I wanted. However, it was easy to apply and blend and the packaging quality is good since it comes with a pump which makes it sooo much easier to handle. I can't believe that some foundations still come without the pump! It is affordable. I would NOT buy this product again because of the yellow result.
Crème -MAC - Select SPF 15 Moistureblend [DISCONTINUED]
malabu 9/4/2009 11:22:00 AM
I wore this product for a period and it was ok, I could live with it, but I would not buy it again. It is ok to apply with the sponge that comes with the product, but with the MAC foundation brush it was really hard. In my case the result was not as flawless as the one I get from other foundations. I always have problems with the colors of MAC's foundations so the colors to chose from were either too yellow or too orange/red for my skin tone. I chose one that turned out to be too yellow in day light. I kind of needed some glow and vibrance for my face, and this did not give any of that, maybe because of the yellowish tone. I can't remember if it was oily, but for people with oily skin I would recommend them to try it on for a day before buying it. What I don't like about this product is the packaging! It easily collects dirt, hair and bacterias.
It's hard for me to review how this products worked since it was so dry that I was not able to get any color out of it at all! I used my small angled brush from MAC. I also tried with a wet brush, but it was still too dry, so I must have received an old product from the online store where I bought it. No matter what, it can not be a good quality if it dries out that fast and you will never get to use the whole product that you have paid for and what a shame. I was very disappointed and I would NOT repurchase this again.
I had heard some good things about this concealer and wanted to give it a try. As always with MAC I had some trouble finding the right color for my skintone. Eíther the MAC foundations and concealors are too orange or too yellow for me. This turned out to be too white and the color that was one tone darker was too orange. I really regret that I spend my money on this product. I used this product to cover circles in the eye area. It was so DRY for my skin, it gave me wrinckles and made me look tired. The coverage was not good for me, it almost made it look worse. It was not easy to blend into the skin either. Quite a depressing experience when you want to go for something light and hydrating with a good coverage. The fact that it comes in a jar is also a problem for me since it easily collects dirt and bacterias, yuck. I will not repurchase this product.
Everybody talk about this brand and this color in particular. Since I wanted to go for something nude and natural I bought this product in "ballet slippers". I was to disappointed. It came on very uneven and streaky no matter how many layers I added, even though I had just fixed and polished my nails to avoid that. I will NOT repurchase and prefer to buy drugstore brands that normally have good color ranges and fair prices.