I'm not a huge fan of this packaging. It is kinda bulky to put in my makeup bag. The shimmer is nice....but there could be less. They need a lighter shade...as the lightest shade is a bit too dark for my skin.It works though. I love the way it feels on my skin. Very lightweight and the wet refreshing feeling during the application is very neat. I love it. Not much coverage, but nice for summer and works really well for my t-zone area. I love to wear it as a setting powder over the smart shade foundation. Really gives a smooth skin finish look. Overall, very nice and lightweight. Easy to touch-up throughout the day.
I absolutely love love love this stuff!! I was honestly surprised when reading all the negative reviews. I bought this after borrowing a friends when I had forgotten my makeup. I loved the results so much I needed to go out and buy my own! It evened out my skin tone really nicely and the color blended really well into my skin. The coverage is honestly more like a tinted moisturizer. So those looking for a full coverage foundation...this is not for you. This dries fast into a beautiful natural skin finish. I do set it with powder. It lasts great on my combination/oily skin. I never have to blot while wearing this stuff. After a few hours my skin looks healthy and dewy. I find it works best when I just use my fingers. Those talking about an orange look....you are probably using too much. I find when you try to build this it will not blend the color into your skin as well. Again, this is great for those just needing a quick go-to foundation for a daily look to even out your skin tone. Will be my summer foundation! Ohh and it is great for sensitive skin and does not clog pores. Huge Almay fan!
This reminds me somewhat of the Covergirl Naturaluxe silk foundation. I love thet feels on my skin. I figured this would have a longer staying power, but it honestly lasted about the same as the covergirl. The only difference, this has a fuller coverage and is a thicker consistency. Both foundations do not hold up too well as my face tends to get a bit oily in the t-zone after a few hours of wear. Definitely needs to be set with a powder. Makes for a great winter foundation. Love the coverage. Love the satin/smooth finish on it. Absolutely flawless looking. Love it. Just wish it would work better with oil control and last longer on my face.
This was a good moisturizer...but that was all it was good for. The color was a bit on the orange side. It was not bright orange, but definitely not the natural sun-kissed look. Would I buy it again? Definitely not. Would I wear it again if someone gave it for free? Definitely not. Reason being....I just can't stand the smell of this stuff. So powerful and gives me a headache. I could go on and on about how nasty this smell is!! I would wear it at night and the next day my sheets would smell so strong of this stuff. I tried mixing it with my other moisturizer to calm the odor. Just didn't work. This stuff is disgusting!
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
FireflyMelody 6/2/2012 3:35:00 AM
I wanted so much to love this foundation and put an end to my search for my perfect wedding day foundation. I just didn't like it! AT ALL!! One pro was the color selection. It matched my skin perfectly! The list of cons is a mile long. I have no idea what the hype is all about? This stuff literally melted right off my skin! I have combination skin. A tad bit oily in t-zone (nose, cheeks) and normal on my cheeks and forehead. Nothing a bit of setting powder can't solve. After about 2 hours of wearing this I looked like I had stuck my head in a bucket of grease! Not wanting to believe that this popular, expensive, loved-by-everyone foundation was the reason for this I tried it a few more times with the same results. I love the dewy look....this wasn't dewy!! At the same time of looking greasy, it also made a few areas of my skin look patchy and dry. The coverage was okay. I don't need a lot. However I was expecting a bit more from this. Very disappointed :(
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
FireflyMelody 6/2/2012 3:15:00 AM
I always have these stuck in my purse for those quick oil-absorbing touch-ups throughout the day. They do exactly what they say they do. Perfect for removing that oil especially in my t-zone area without smudging my makeup. Face looks fresh and I'm ready to go! Will definitely be my go-to product for my wedding day! Way over priced though! Some cheap alternatives are: clean toilet seat covers, gift tissue paper, or Starbucks napkins!