Bought this because it was on sale, I believe the regular price at Shoppers is around $22CAD. It was also an impulse buy because I needed something to replace my MAC foundation, because it was running out. The color selection isn't that great, I got Gold (the darkest shade) and I'm NC35-40. I've got oily skin that has redness & pigmentation so I like to have a good, even-toned base before I finish off with concealer. This did NOT cover anything for me. I wasn't looking for a full coverage foundation, but this didn't seem to give me any coverage. To be honest, I didn't know what to expect, but seriously...this was such a disappointing purchase. I will return this week (thank god I kept the receipt) It did match my skin tone, it wasn't too pink on me. I just did not like the texture. It was very greasy and gave off a really noticable shine (that people with oily skin do NOT need..we get enough of it.)
Stick -Vichy - Dermablend Ultra Corrective Cream Stick
blua 11/18/2011 2:08:00 AM
I got this at London Drugs for $23. It was on sale! The regular price is $30. I don't think it's expensive, but it's definitely cheaper than some other foundations I have. (Even if it wasn't on sale). I actually have this in both the stick form and the one in the squeeze bottle (Except I've been told they're two different things....I'll have to see about that). I've only used this product for 2 weeks now, and I'll start using the other one after a month. First off, I'll talk about my skin. I've got oily, acne-prone skin with pigmentation all over my face and a few active pimples. I'm a NC35-40 for reference and I use this in the color Sand. It's a little pink for me, but I don't really mind. (Just blend it down my neck, my forehead and ears and it should be okay). What I really like about this is that I can just pop it in my bag. It's just a bit bigger than lipstick. So touch ups are a breeze. I use this as a concealer and all over when I need/want the coverage. I use my fingers when I do this. I've read that people use a foundation brush, and I find that it's a little hard for me to work with it when I do that. The warmth of my fingers help work it around. I know people think it's "unhygienic" if you use your fingers. Well, I don't. Maybe you should try washing your hands before you do it. I swirl my finger on the stick a couple times to warm up the product and start at the center of my face and work my way out. It's full coverage, but I find that I need to go back to certain areas just to dab more on. The texture is a lot creamier than I expected, (It's my first time using a stick foundation) and I find that I don't use as much product, like my MAC foundations. The finish for me is not fully matte, it has a bit of dewiness. I like a full matte finish because I am OILY and will get "dewy" anyway. It kinda sucks because this does get oily after 4+hours. It's nothing a little blotting paper and powder can't fix. Even with that problem, I really do like this foundation. I took one lippie off because it doesn't do a good job at controlling my shine and that when I do blot, it comes off. Or when I'm rubbing my face it comes off as well...I do like that it is hypo-allergenic! It has no smell (well, I can't smell anything). I think that's all I have to say about this....I think it's worth trying, if you're looking for a good full coverage foundation. It's not heavy or cakey for me. But maybe for those who are used to just tinted moisturizer it might be too heavy a feeling. But for gals like me that NEED full coverage, I say this is a good option. Wouldn't say its my HG...I'm still looking for one. But in my opinion, because this works as both a concealer AND foundation so it's worth the money. Hope this helps! I'll add an update after I've used it for a month :)
Eyeliner -Hard Candy - Walk the Line Liquid Eyeliner
blua 11/17/2011 4:22:00 PM
So I bought this at Walmart a couple of months ago, and haven't been using it regularly. I can't remember how much it cost, but I'm sure it wasn't that much..probably around $5? Let me just say that my eyelids tend to get oily and eyeshadows usually crease (I don't wear any eyeshadow primers/bases). There are a few things I like about this: 1) The packaging is cute (emphasis on just CUTE) 2) The color is very pigmented (I've only used the Asphalt) 3) ....well, I can't come up with a third one...but I guess it doesn't smell bad and it hasn't irritated my eye. What I don't like about it: 1) Doesn't dry as quickly as I'd like it too. 2) Along with number 1, it's pretty hard to move if you smudge it while applying. I've had to redo my makeup again when I do the occasional mishap, or when I blink before it gets a chance to dry. 3) It doesn't last long! I only put it on my top lids, but at the end of the day it's smudge down to my bottom lashes. 4) The brush isn't the best, I've had to turn it a couple times at the edge of the bottle to get it to a point so it's easier to apply. Maybe I expected too much , but it certainly didn't deliver. I just wanted to try something new, and I'm glad I didn't spend alot. Wont repurchase, but I will use it when I have nothing else.