Tinted Moisturizer -NARS - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
Bondgirl 3/21/2012 9:21:00 AM
I was looking for a light coverage foundation or TM that would suit my sensitive dryish/dehydrated skin and came upon this. It goes on smoothly and feels very light on the skin and provides just the right amount of coverage to even out my skintone and hide a bit of redness and some of my freckles and has the bonus of the added sunscreen- all in one go! Concealor is only needed for ladies wanting slightly more coverage in certain places or under the eyes to cover dark circles. I do use a light moisturiser underneath, but for the warm summer months, I might even do without it. It spreads well and does not sink into the pores. I have fair and beigy/ivory skintone and the shade Finland suits me perfectly with just the right amount of yellow in it to cancel out the pink in my cheeks. The TM leaves a lovely radiant finish which I love! The main reason for buying this TM for me was that it is: -synthetic fragrance free -paraben free -non-comedogenic I recommend and will definitely repurchase. PS. Yes the coverage is sheer, but thats why this is called a TM and not a foundation, so this is not ideal for ladies needing/wanting more coverage. EDIT: Unfortunately this has been causing clogged pores on my skin, especially on my forehead, which I guess is due to the silicones or the sunscreen. I therefore downgraded it from five to four lippies, as I still think its a great product for those that dont get clogged pores from silicones.
Primer/ Corrector -NARS - Pro-Prime Multi-Protect Primer SPF 30 PA+++
Bondgirl 5/23/2011 9:18:00 AM
I have somewhat dry and dehydrated and highly sensitive skin. This primer/sunscreen works perfectly for my skin! It is non-comedogenic and fragrance free. it doesnt irritate my skin at all in fact it calms it and does not cause any redness. I wear it either alone as a sunscreen or underneath makeup and the makeups lasts really well and applies smoothly. I definitely recommend and will repurchase.
I have dry/dehydrated and very sensitive skin. This foundations applied like a dream and glides over the skin smoothly and provides a flawless but very natural looking coverage! I love that it doesnt stick to any dry patches and does not settle into pores! Last perfectly the whole day. The only downside for me is the poor shade selection. I am very light, but with yellow tones and the shade I10 is too pink and a little too dark and the shade 010 is yellow, but way too dark for me. I can only use it in the summer months when I am generally more tan. If CDP would introduce better shades I would never ever stray from this foundation again! I definitely recommend and would rebuy!
I have dry/dehydrated and sensitive skin. I have applied this over my moisturiser and let it sink in, but no matter how long I waited my foundation would ball up with this! Such a shame, because the texture is lovely and velvety, but I guess this just doesnt work for me. I cant comment on whether my skin reacted to this or not, because I couldnt wear it long enough to find out! I dont recommend and will not repurchase!
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
Bondgirl 3/31/2011 8:36:00 AM
I have /dehydrateddry and very sensitive skin. I got the shade 117 which was an absolutely perfect match for my pale, but yellow toned skin and it matched flawlessly with my neck! But unfortunately thats where the positive ends.. Even on scrubbed, moisturised and primed skin this did not aplly flawlessly! It accentuated every pore and stuck to all any dry patches! I have tried apllying it with every possible method, but nothing worked, which is a shame because the shade was flawless! The coverage was light to medium and didnt seem to be buildable, because it ended up looking caked on. I would only recommend this for oily skinned girls. I will not repurchase.
I got Riviera a week ago and was pleasantly suprised by the soft consistency. I guess that Nars could have reformulated it recently, since the consistency is not gritty and hard as described by some of the reviewers below. This is a gorgeous bright pinky colour that tends to be more on the cool side and that gives you a beautiful cold-weather flush! My Riviera is very soft and smooth and therefore very easy to apply and is very blendable. For reference my skin is rather pale and equivalent of MAC NC 15/20.
This is a perfect neutral rosey (fresh from the air) glow for me! I have pale (dryish-dehydrated) skin equivalent of MAC NC 15/20 and this is a perfect shade for me. I often apply this in combination with the Nars Copacabana Multiple for added glow and it looks fabulous! This seems to me like a very neutral shade of pink, which is exactly what I was looking for as most shades seemed either too cool or too warm for my taste. This is one of my all-time favourites and goes well with pretty much any makeup I wear, but I specifically prefer this for a fresh no-makeup look as it gives your cheeks a gorgeous fresh, rosey glow!
I have normal/slightly dryish and very sensitive skin. This foundation suited me perfectly! It provides a very natural, non-sticky and fresh look. The coverage is sheer to medium depending on application. There are loads of wonderful shades to pick from and my current shade is Gobi, although I will buy a darker shade for when I am more tan. I love that this foundation is fragrance free and non-comedogenic, which is extremely important for as I wont buy foundations with fragrance in it! It doesn't dry out my skin and it does not oxidise throughout the day. My skin looks fresh and not irritated when I take off the makeup at the end of the day. This together with the Vichy Aera Teint Pure Creme Foundation are currently my HG's! I definitely recommend and will rebuy!
This is a lovely, glowy peachy/bronzey shade. I use this shade mostly when I am pale/r (Nars Sheer Glow in Gobi or for MAC users equivalent of NC 15-20). Looks wonderful on my skin and provides a fresh and glowy finish. I would recommend this to ladies who are somewhat too pale to wear a bronzer (which might look too harsh and muddy), should try Madly instead! I definitely recommend and would rebuy!
This is a review for the Aera Teint Pure Creme makeup available in Europe. I have dehydrated and sensitive skin and this creme makeup suits me perfectly! It provides a very lightweight and "airy" feeling on the skin, yet evens out the skin tone and covers very well and has somewhat builable coverage (max medium coverage, but definitely not full coverage). I must say it melts into the skin perfectly and it looks like your skin, but muuuuuch better! I was very surprised at how completely natural this looks! My skin does not feel suffocated, but as mentioned very "airy" and lasts the whole day without slipping, sliding or oxidising! It gives me a very natural/satiny finish and none of that unnatural powdery or glowy/shiny looks! It has no unnecessary ingridients in it -- no fragrance and no parabens. Also it is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and made with Vichy thermal water. It is a "treatment foundation" and I must say that my skin does feel and look smoother and more hydrated after taking off the makeup, which is an added bonus. Vichy has introduced new and lighter colours and the lightest shade Opal 12 suits me perfectly with just the right amount of yellow and no more pinkness! I will definitely keep repurchasing this foundation as an every day staple as this is currently my HG and I can fully recommend this!
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
Bondgirl 6/2/2009 7:53:00 AM
I have normal/dehydrated/sensitive skin. I use the regular EL DW foundation and thought about trying this "lighter" version for summer. Unfortunately this has completely clogged my pores, especially around the chin area, which I usually never get. This gel like formula feels very heavy and sticky on my skin and looks completely unnatural. My skin feels like it is suffocating! Finally the shade selection is really bad compared to the great selection of the original formula, which feels and looks much lighter on the skin!
I have normal/dehydrated/sensitive skin. I m currently testing this foundation and hope not to get any clogged pores like I did with the EL Double Wear Light version. I really like that this is Fragrance - free and Oil - free and supposed to be non - acnegenic for those who have such a problem. So far it wears really well on my skin. It has a nice natural, semite-matte look to it and really lasts on me the whole day!! I only need to blot my nose area once. You can build coverage from light/medium to a fully face if needed. I prefer to put on a very thin layer and even the rest with concealor, which works fabulously for me. I use the colour 1W2, 2W1 and 3W1 depending on tanning level. I like that these foundations have just the prefect amount of yellow in them unlike MAC which is heavily on the yellow side.Generally I find the EL DW offers a very wide variety of shades and most people should find one that suits them.I definitely recommend this foundation will continue repurchasing!! UPDATE: unfortunately this gave me horrible clogged pores and a skin rash each time I used it! I have since switched to Vichy Aera Teint Pure and pretty much found my HG!
I have normal/dehydrated clear skin. The feel of this foundation is very heavy and sticky. Felt like it was suffocating my skin. You would assume that coverage would match the heaviness of the feel, but it doesnt- it goes on rather light, which is rather odd. Within a few hours I noticed creasing around the mouth area and some other places as well. I tried setting this with powder, but it did not hold well at all and started separating within a few hours. After washing it off in the evening my skin was somewhat irritated and turned bumpy (clogged pores), which I rarely ever get!! This is an awful foundation and I m glad I have only tried a smaple. I definitely will not be buying this stuff!
I really like this oil on my dryish/very sensitive skin. It doesnt clean heavy makeup off quite that well, even after two times, but does well on less heavy makeup. I often use it as a second step after using MAC's oil to get rid off the major stuff. Keeps skin soft and no irritations, but might dry out a little the more dehydrated ladies.
Treatments -Origins - Dr Weil Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Serum
Bondgirl 4/21/2008 10:43:00 AM
I have dryish/very sensitive skin that flares up easily. I recently tried a sample of this and was was pleased. It helped to keep my skin calmed and definitely didnt irritate it. I m not sure if I actually need the serum, since the Cream itself should be enough for my skin and age. I might rebuy this sometime in the future when my skin needs more. UPDATE: Switched to Santa Verde line and am extremely happy!