Foundations -Colorescience - Pressed Mineral Pigment
Lipstickluvah 12/27/2012 1:04:00 PM
To begin, I LOVE this foundation. I had spent many years and many dollars searching for the perfect foundation before I discovered this, about 3 years ago. I *almost* thought I had found it with Bare Minerals, but honestly, that stuff doesn't even remotely compare to Colorescience. I use the pressed pigment, with a buki brush. This product makes it very easy to control the amount of coverage. It has eliminated my need for concealer. I have extremely sensitive skin, prone to breakouts and rashes and flaky dryness if synthetic, chemically makeup even comes near my face. But with Colorescience, my skin has actually IMPROVED. Not only does this makeup provide perfect coverage for a flawless look, it also protects your skin with SPF and improves your skin over time! This is also the only makeup that I have never had to reapply in the evening. I don't even need to touch it up-ever! And it tends to get even better as the day wears on, as it sort of "melts" into your skin, leaving a flawless looking complexion with healthy glow & radiance. I will never use any other foundation! For reference, I always wore "fair" in Bare Minerals, and MAC NW20, and Colorescience in "light as a feather" is the perfect color for my skin.
Where to begin?....Coco is utterly fabulous. Coco is effortlessly chic, a fragrance that turns heads and draws attention, without being harsh or severe. I've worn Coco Mademoiselle for years, and while I do still wear it from time to time, it will never compare to the original Coco. It is a fragrance that you *must* smell on your skin to appreciate. When I first smelled Coco at the Chanel counter, on a tester strip, my first impression was that it was another overly intense, crowded, stuffy and overwhelming scent, like #5. But I tried it on anyways, walked away, and went back to the purchase the large bottle after about ten minutes- after the scent settled a bit, it was glorious! It is one that needs to melt into your skin to be fully enjoyed, and it wears even better as the day goes on. An instant pick me up. I've worn it every day since, which is saying A LOT, as I am one who tends to have a wandering eye, never completely satisfied with any of the dozens of perfumes I own. But not with Coco, no, Coco will forever be my signature scent. It just "works", every day, every occasion, every outfit. I would feel as comfortable wearing Coco in a wedding dress as I would jeans.