Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
tbastas 11/9/2012 7:31:00 AM
Truly superblendable! Lots of colors to choose from. Any way you apply this it will blend like a dream! Sheer to medium coverage but within an hour a lot of it had worn off my face even though i powdered and used a primer! I do not even have oily skin.
Buy estee lauder blush in pink kiss instead! The colors are the same and the estee lauder one lasts all day, is very pigmented and has got fewer shimmer particles and they are very fine! This one is not pigmented and has got LOTS of big shimmer particles. Nice color but average blush does not deserve the hype. The gold shimmers are so overpowering and emphasise my pores like crazy and i do not even have very noticeable pores.
The drugstore alternative to estee lauder double wear. Last very well during the day not as well as double wear. Good coverage perfect colormatch 150buff im mac mix of nc15 and nw15 and double wear mix 1w1 bone and 1c1 cool bone. Best application foe me was with a foundation brush. But it breaks me out! It contains 2 comedogenic ingredients SD Alcohol 40 and Sodium Chloride.
Loose Powders -Australis - Ready Set Go Finishing Powder
tbastas 11/9/2012 2:36:00 AM
Very good cheap silica based powder controls oil extremely well, does not irritate my sensitive skin, makes you skin appear smooth and soft and pores seem to disappear. Same as makeupforever hd powder at 1/4 of the price! Be careful though leaves that white cast in photos like the makeupforever hd powder. But amazing for everyday that i want long lasting results!
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Maximum Coverage Foundation
tbastas 11/9/2012 12:50:00 AM
Truly maximum coverage, extremely long lasting, very matte finish, transfer proof and water proof. Very good for extremely oily skin but even most very oily skintypes have got some dry patches which this will emphasise like crazy. Even the best moisturiser will not help. I would not use this as a foundation on anyone because it is so drying even on extremely oily skin and a bit mask like but would be good as a concealer even though it does not work for me because my blemishes are on the dry part of my skin and this will cover the redness very well but will seem like a very dry patch on my face. This foundation is perfect for imperfections on the body though and because it is transfer proof and waterproof it does not come off on clothes. You only need a TINY bit and this will cover anything. One tube will last you ages.
Tried this a few years ago when skin was very oily, because this is formulated for oily skin. For my color match i had to mix two colors nc15 and nw15 which i dont mind buying two foundations to achieve my perfect color match. Very good coverage the consistency is on the think side and needs a powder over it because it transfers very easily. Broke me out within half an hour. In half an hour a could see bumps coming up on all of my face so i watched it off straight away! Can not tell you if lasts or not. I have never found a mac foundation or powder that does not break me out. I have tried studio fix fluid and powder, select, mineralize, mineralize skinfinish natural, mac prep and prime powder, pro long wear and my skin reacts the same with all! If you look up the ingredients in the mac foundations and powders all of them contain a lot of comedogenic and highly irritating ingredients. I wish mac took into consideration us sensitive skin girls!
Blush -Estee Lauder - Signature Silky Powder Blush Pink Kiss
tbastas 11/9/2012 12:22:00 AM
Medium pink with a satin finish with a touch of peach really similar to nars orgasm blush but with no shimmer. Lasts all day blends very well but very pigmented wipe your blush brush on your hand first and then apply! One of my all time favorite blushes along with estee lauder pink ingenue
Blush -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Blush in Pink Ingenue
tbastas 11/9/2012 12:16:00 AM
Medium neutral pink with a very slight shimmer! Matches my neutral skintone perfectly! Lasts all day blendes very well but it is very pigmented so be careful when applying wipe your blush brush on your hand first and then apply. My all time favorite blush!
The most long lasting foundation after the original double wear! It feels lighter on the skin and has got lighter coverage than the original but is still a good medium coverage foundation. I usually wear this when i know photos will be taken because this one is photo friendly unlike the original double wear. I have combo skin oily on t zone very dry on the rest of my face and this works great! If you have very dry skin and the original double wear was too drying then this is better for you because it is not drying on the skin. but still controls oil for oily skin types. The only problem i have with this is the colors! intensity 1.0 is a bit to dark (im buff in revlon colorstay and mix of nc15-nw15 at mac and mix of 1w1 bone and 1c1 cool bone in the original double wear) but i can make it work. But there are many people that are fairer than me and unfortunately can not wear this foundation. Estee lauder should consider introducing a lighter shade. I hear that on strawberrynet they sell intensity 0.5. But still in swatches does not seem light enough for really fair people like people who wear 1c1 cool bone double wear, nars siberia, mac nw10-15, revlon colorstay 110 ivory. UPDATE: I mix intensity 1.0 and the original double wear in cool bone and it works perfectly. Spot on color match no flashback in photos! I use clinique blended loose powder on top in invisible blend though that has a bit of color which helps with flash back.
i use this over my double wear light foundation to set my makeup when i go out on special occasions basically when i know photos will taken because it is the only loose powder i have tried that does not flash back or give that white cast in photos and that does not break me out. The shade i have got is invisible blend. I gives a tiny bit of a color even though it is supposed to be translucent but does not change your foundation color nearly at all just very slightly. The only reason i give this a four is because it does not control my oily t zone that well i have combo skin oily t zone and very dry on the rest of my face. It does not show up any of my dry patches but for oil control they are much better powders around.
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer
tbastas 9/8/2012 3:45:00 AM
LOVE! Perfect under eye concealer and for blemishes! Stays put all day and night! You would probably have to use a color corrector under this if your under eye area is very very dark! But great concealer! Holy Grail for me!!!!!!
Amazing as a makeup base under my double wear foundations! Such a nice moisturising and soothing primer! This smells amazing and makes any dry spots on your face smooth and soft! It gives a nice luminosity to my skin! Helps makeup last a longer. Will never go with out! Tip: it is important to pat this on and not rub it in as it is suggested by clarins.
I love love this product! I use 1W1 Bone and 1C1 cool bone mixed together. The color match is perfect for my fair neutral skintone. I wear buff in revlon colorstay and a mix of NC15 and NW15 in mac.This foundation is amazing for oily, combination, normal and even dry skin if you use a thick moisturiser and a hydrating primer. I have very dry skin around my cheeks and forehead and normal to oily on nose and chin. It is so longwearing it trully lasts all day without fading or oxidizing. It is transfer-proof which is great! The coverage starts from medium and you can built it up to full if you want. Even though be carel it may cake up if you use too much. One thing you have to be carefull about is how to apply it! Use your fingers only! It dries very fast and can be difficult to blend with a brush(and I have tried any type of brush and a beauty blender and fingers are best by far). I use bodyshop aloe day cream clarins flash balm primer double wear foundation and dermablend numasque talc free loose powder or australis set loose powder! In summer I usually which to double wer light(intensity 1.0). This routine never fails me! HOLY GRAIL!!!!! On thing to mote this does leave a white cast in photos that is why i use double wear light for photos.