A little worried that this was not going to live up to its reputation or claim to stay perfect. However, it does! I have in the last 3 months tried almost every foundation available in Boots UK and spent £££ to find my HG. This is not my HG, but its near enough. It is perfectly priced and does the job perfect. I do wish that the colour would match me better. That's right, when I did the colour match test with this fancy "camera" I came out with 2 totally different colours - none of which was really a 100% match. Cool Ivory and Beige Rose. What I am impressed with is the staying power - and I am comparing this to Double Wear by Estee Lauder and Even better by Clinique. It does not go "powdery" in my fine lines after a day at work. It keeps my red cheeks covered up (with a little help from a concealer if needed) I dont like too much cover so I apply this with a brush and the product melt into my skin very easily and appear seamless. I sett it with No 7 translucent compact powder. Well worth the money and I feel confident that my makeup dont "slide off" my skin before tea time.
After reading the reviews on this product I wanted to add my own experience with this product. I am using this to cover broken vains and redness in my facial skin (cheeks) and blemishes/acne. Not for under eye concealing. It is the best I have used so far for the colour match - blend as you wish...I apply with my finger (clean) and/or with brush to buff it out if needed. I use this on top of my foundation and I set everything with translucent powder. And this concealer does the job and stays on all day. It is expensive, but a little goes a long way and I am very happy with my SC1
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer
Lillynora 10/5/2012 3:42:00 PM
I have been using this one for 2 weeks and it has become one of my MUST have in my makeup kit. In the winter my skin goes a bit dry and as I have acne it works well on covering my blemishes in those areas where I need it most. I have not given this one a top rating because the price is a bit high and it does not really stay all day on my skin pefectly. As I am dry in the morning and develop a bit of an oily complexion by end of the day. So unless I have used a primer I may by accident rub it off if I have an "ichy nose". Colourwise I am impressed as I am fair skinned - so a good match. I actually use 02 in this. When I have my good days - I can easily skip the foundation routine and use this one to cover where needed using a damp sponge or brush.
Moisturizers -Avene - skin recovery cream (US name: cream for intolerant skin)
Lillynora 9/20/2012 2:33:00 PM
This is my HG cream for days when I need some extra TLC for my face. Highly recommended for mature skin, mine is combination prone to breaking out once a month. A bit expensive, however, it is worth it for the job done!