Took the sample off a catalog. Don't know what it does for wrinkles/pores etc , don't have any but did nothing for oil control and skin felt smothered. Washed off and used regular trans powder and looked great. don't know what purpose this is supposed to server?? put on my eyebrows
Too dark for me, even lightest shade. I don't need foundation, only like tinted zinc oxide bc stratight zinc is white. Alot of people complain taht this settles into pores & lines, but if you don't have any, and just have normal skin, this is a great product. All natural zinc no chem spf's and lasts all day. Mix with straight white zinc to lighten up the shade.
WTF??? This gave me TARANTULA eyelashes. Don't know it the one I got was old...? Positively yuck. Totally fake lookin.
Not clumpy, very silky and natural looking. Doesn't make my already long lashes too long. That may sound odd, but mine are so long, if a mascara is really lengthening, my lashes get so long they touch my eyebrows & I look like a doll! So the fact that this not extreme lengthening is great for me, maybe not for others. This is the only makeup I wear (since foundations are just disgusting) & I'm very happy with such an easy routine. Just my zinc spf & my black mascara & I'm set! GREAT product!
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
4711 8/26/2011 6:26:00 PM
Oh my go-. GROSS, disgusting. More oily and greasy than the regular version!!! Frying pan, sweaty, slimy, Jennifer Lopez glowin', sticky, oily hormonal teen skin lookin', just DISGUTING finish. WAY TOO MUCH COVERAGE for someone with good skin. There is absolutely no chance of having a youthful, fresh, clean, natural looking face w/ this horrible off colored oily CRAP. Like others said, poor UVA protection, & it stings. Lightest shade is too YELLOW/DARK. What a joke. Even the sales people look like they are JAUNDICE.
Lip Treatments -Dr. Bronner's - Magic All-One! Organic Lip Balm - Naked
4711 8/26/2011 5:09:00 PM
Not greasy, just moisturizing, with natural ingredients. Great stuff.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - sensitive skin sunblock spf 30
4711 8/26/2011 5:06:00 PM
Great stuff. Yes, it's white, but if you're super fair this is not an issue. Leaves a nice, natural, clean matte finish - not a dewey, or shiny greasy one. Protects great, I don't even get a smidge of tan with this one.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
4711 8/26/2011 4:58:00 PM
The picture of the arm above with the greasy looking color stripes is wholly accurate. How greasy those STRIPES look is how greasy it will look on your face. I wanted an spf with a touch of color. This is way too much coverage for good skins. And too much GREASE. This stuff is GREASY AND DISGUSTING. To get an idea of the finish, picture Beyonsay in one of her oily videos. Could not wait to wash my face. When I did, I looked instantly better than with this crap. Who on earth would want shiny, greasy skin? And on top of all that, all the shades are freakin YELLOW. Even the lightest color is not light enough for me. I want to keep my shine free skin even though I am wearing sun protection. Inadequate UVA protection. It STINGS too. It's just my guess that people who wear this stuff never open a mirror while outiside in daylight. SHOCKINGLY DISGUSTING.
Tinted Moisturizer -Bobbi Brown - Extra Spf 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm
4711 8/26/2011 4:41:00 PM
You will look GREASY when wearing this. I am trying to describe the finish of this product...think BEYONCE. Think OILY. Think SHINY. Think FRYING PAN. Like...oh yuck, just awful. I wanted an spf with a little color for my already good skin. So sick of greasy, dewey, shiny products. I agree with another reviewer, shiny skin just ages women - TERRIBLY. You either look like an oily skinned hormone ridden adult, or a 'mature' person who needs the greasy stuff to combat dry, aging skin. You can't look young n fresh w/ a shiny sheen to your skin. Will stick to my regular zinc oxide sunblock which gives a fresh, clean finish and stay away from all foundations cuz they're just gross.
Long wearing, stayed on, looked like a mask, like some others have said, made pores look darker? clogged? So I have tried and reviewed I think 3 foundations so far and foundations in general just suck. I tried looking for a found. to mix w/, put over, my white-ish sunblock. But now I believe I'd rather have a slight white cast from the zinc sunblock, (I'm very fair anyway), and keep great skin, than have the always obvious look of wearing makeup, and risk mucking up my skin. And DW looks very obivious. No matter what type of foundation it is, it is always obvious you are wearing it. Laura Mercier was thick & mask, like even though she has good colors. MAC, their foundation colors are just, well, laughable. And Double Wear is so mask like. My consensus is that people should not wear foundation, unless they are going to be in front of the camera. It's just not necessary in real life. These days, virtually any skin problem, acne, discolorations, etc. can be fixed, anybody can have perfect skin. Two days of Double Wear gave my smallish pores a darker appearance and I got a small pimple (I never get pimples, I know it was this product). I stopped the DW and skin returned to normal. Overall, just so fake, so unnatural looking. Haven't found a foundation yet that looks as good as healthy, great skin, and I'm not going to keep looking. Double Wear was the last stop, it did not mix well with my white zinc oxide sunblock, and it's just not worth looking like I'm getting ready to preform onstage, with thick heavy aging makeup, just to add a little color to my sun protection. And this stuff feels like saran wrap! Of course it does, it's meant to last all day and not rub off. This can't be good for your skin, nor can all the chemicals in all foundations. I think this is why so many skin problems abound. Yuck to DW and all of them. If you absolutely need to wear foundation this stays on all day and will not come off, you might want to try this. If you want perfect skin, my advice is just don't wear makeup, they will just muck up your skin. ----
Liquid -Laura Mercier - Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation
4711 8/4/2011 5:17:00 PM
Porcelain Ivory is ALMOST as light as I am. That's where the good stuff stops. This product DOES CONTAIN A CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN. It is the third ingredient. The sales people do not even know this & falsely advertise this product by saying it doesn't. Given the cancer risk assoc. w/ chem. sunscreens, & how they can cause acne & irritation, I will not be buying this product. Otherwise, terribly thick & MASK LIKE. Way too much COVERAGE for someone with really good skin. Maybe can be cut with water? Toner? Not for me though.
Have been using for about ten years. Helps with acne. Can't say for fine lines. HOWEVER, and this is a HUGE however - you do not want to stop using it...and I mean, like EVER. I stopped for a year or so. Skin was abhorrant. Face became covered in a hard, scaly, thick layer, & it was red, dry, fine lines around the eyes, acne...on top of it. A MESS. No scrub, no toner, no washcloth could cut through this unusually hard, 'scaly', almost 'fish like' layer on my skin. The dermatologist said that since Retin-A speeds up cell turnover, your skin - after becoming used to Retin-A for years - could become VERY, VERY LAZY, if you ever stop using it, and could exfoliate and renew itself even slower, than if never having used Retin-A at all. Her advice to me...go back on it, and never get off it. She asked me if I planned on having children, I said no (can't use this stuff while pregnant or breast feeding) and then said, "It's not like your ever going to have children and it's not like you're ever going to be stranded on a tropical island and won't be able to have access to the drug". I quickly went back on it, feeling kind of bummed that at this point, I really had no choice, and wishing that someone would have told me this before I ever started on it. My face turned around after a few months. I am still on it, and am happy. My skin is smooth and acne free again. And yes, broken capillaries do abound, and I yes, I do constantly flake and peel, but at least I don't look like a LIZARD or a FISH. A great product, just a heads up to those that are considering it.
Very shiny looking. Not matte. Like a tinted moisturizer but still TOO MUCH COVERAGE for good skins. Color range VERY VERY YELLOW, regardless of how light or how dark you go. I tried Porcelain and it was still too yellow/orangey/peachy funny looking for me. Alabaster was lighter, but it was the only shade that has pink undertones, the sales person said, so I couldn't wear it. Go figure. And all the sales people look absolutely JAUNDICE w/ this ultra yellow crap on their faces. This is for Asian skin. Plus the fact that it has a chemical sunscreen in it, when the consensus on chemical sunscreens says they do more harm than good, was not a selling point for me. Will not purchase and threw away the sample.
Gives an artificially shiny, almost wet, sweaty oily look. Feels STICKY AND GROSS. Disgusting. To describe how this looks...it gives that shiny greasy Beyonse/JLo look (which is not the goal here). That's the best way I can describe it. All I want is a super super product that gives a hint of color and a matte finish. Way too much coverage for good skins. Feels very sticky. On the body you can really see how glimmery & shiny & sticky this stuff is. Plus, the colors are just, well, RIDICULOUS. Not everybody is orange, yellow or pink. Why doesn't MAC understand that?? I am just pale, even the C1 was too YELLOW for me. I noticed the pictures for this product, the girl in the blue shirt even has a yellow forehead compared to the rest of her! Overall, between the artificial looking unnatural greasiness of this product, and the unnatural color selection, my sample was tossed in the trash where it belongs. Oh, and it broke me out.