I like this foundation a lot. When I wear it, I seem to get more compliments on my skin. I don't get a lot of compliments on it, so that's a big deal for me. It isn't completely dewy or glowy, but not matte either, which I like. I wear it in the shade Deauville, and I am an NC20 in MAC. It has not broken me out as far as I know, but I rotate foundations a lot, so it would be hard to say. The coverage is really good for my occasional acne. It makes me feel pretty! I intend to keep buying this foundation because it works pretty well for me.
I am always looking for a good benzoyl peroxide product, and I have tried Persa-gel, Proactiv, original AcneFree repair lotion, and tons of others. I picked this one up from Ulta about a week ago, and feel like it's time for a review. The product is a foam that you squirt out of a can and spread all over your face. It says it's a day product, but I use it overnight. First of all, the can says to squirt a golf ball size ball of foam into your hand. When I did that, it took me forever to get all of the product to sink in. Now I just use maybe half that amount. With that said, the product has kept my skin really clear. I generally have 1-2 zits at any given time. Now I only have one scab from a zit that I picked at, and the rest of my face is clear. It's nice because this product doesn't feel heavy - it's very light, but still non-drying, at least for me. The only downside is, last night I was putting on this foam and dropped a dollop on my favorite blue t-shirt. I rinsed it out immediately but now there's a big pink bleach spot right on the chest. So I guess I'll be doing this step after I change out of whatever I'm wearing that day. Anyway, hope this helps someone! Update 2/20/12 Unfortunately, I think this broke me out after I used it for a couple more weeks. I looked at the ingredients list when I was trying to figure out what the problem was, and I saw several pore-cloggers, which is weird for an anti-acne product. I have moved on to the acne.org BP treatment and am a lot happier with it.
This is an absolutely beautiful foundation. When I put it on, it makes my skin look like it is perfectly clear, with no makeup, just a dewy glow. I love the gel texture and it works so well with a stippling brush or my fingers. The only problem is, each time I use it, I break out. I am currently recovering from a breakout of whiteheads on my chin because, for the fourth time or so, I pulled out MUFE F&B thinking I'd try it again, maybe it really wasn't responsible for my breakout. Nope. Whiteheads all over my chin. I would definitely recommend trying this foundation due to the glowing reviews here, and the glowing finish it gives, especially if you don't break out easily. I wish it had worked for me.
This is a perfect MLBB shade. I love it because it feels smooth and glossy, but lasts longer than a gloss. I've worn it to work every day for the past week, which for me is saying a lot. Great lipstick.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blitz and Glitz
Mica 2/14/2010 9:43:00 PM
I like this as an eyeliner because I think black is usually way too harsh for me, but this soft black works. However, I like this product as an eyeshadow base way more. For example, last night I used it as a base with Club eyeshadow on top, and it was great. The dark base really brought out the red and green tones of the eyeshadow. I really like the versatility of this product. I would definitely buy again.
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
Mica 2/14/2010 9:38:00 PM
I am still on the fence on this product. I have to admit, I only bought it because I was going through a phase where I thought that whatever the girl on MakeupGeek used, I needed. With that said, it's not a bad concealer... I just feel like whenever I go to use it, the concealers have a weird skin on the top, and I have to rub it around with my finger to warm it up before I can ever get any color. The green does tone down my redness well without making me look like a witch, but I'm normally too lazy to do the extra step of green concealer, then regular concealer, then foundation. I usually use the lighter color for undereye circles, the next lightest for zits, and that's it. So I'm feeling kind of meh about this right now. I do kind of wonder if I could use the other two darker colors for contouring. I'll continue using and update if things change.
This is a really awesome taupe. I am only just now experimenting with nail polish colors beyond the normal reds and pinks, and I have gotten so many compliments on this color. Also, it lasted for a good week with very minimal chipping, and I don't really use a base or top coat. Would definitely recommend!
I have been using this foundation since the middle of December when I found it at Target. I have it in the color 002 Vanilla, which is a perfect match for my NC15 skin. I haven't really noticed any shimmer, and the makeup lasts all day without coming off or becoming oily. I have pretty dry skin lately, though, so I can't speak for its ability to prevent/withstand oilies. At first, I thought this foundation was breaking me out, so I stopped using it after about the first week. However, I have a highly sensitive face, and was testing out a couple of other products at the same time, so I decided to give Photoready another go. So far, no breakouts. I take it off at night with my Albolene and my skin is happy. Since my first priority in choosing a foundation is whether or not it bothers my skin, this is exactly what I am looking for.
This is great for when I want a bright pop of color on my lips. It's a coral-red, and I only wear it when I'm feeling pretty brave, but I always get compliments. I should wear it more often - I'm definitely glad that I got it through B2M. It would probably look pretty on just about any skintone.
Concealers -Hard Candy - Nobody's Perfect concealer palette
Mica 12/26/2009 10:30:00 PM
I bought this because I wanted something like the MUFE 5-color concealer palette, and I was too cheap and don't have access to a Sephora. (I could order online, of course, but I'm impatient.) I do like it, but the undereye concealer aspect of it could use a little work. When I use this palette, I take a little of the green concealer and tap it over any redness I might have, which is usually a good bit. I usually notice a big difference when I'm done. It looks evened out, and the green blends in without making me look like an alien. I usually use the middle flesh-toned shade for my undereye circles, and while it does alright, I can usually see some darkness peeping through. So I'm giving this palette a couple of points for the green shade, and taking off a couple for the flesh toned shade that I use. It's ok, but I think I'll probably be springing for a higher-end version soon.
Liquid -Lancome - Teint Idole ULTRA [DISCONTINUED]
Mica 12/26/2009 10:26:00 PM
I have never really worn liquid foundations on a day-to-day basis until this year (I'm 29 btw), and I have been looking for one that I could wear every day without causing skin problems. This is the one. It is a little more coverage than I need, but I can't complain because every day when I wash it off, my skin is happy as ever. I have to use a moisturizer underneath, because if I don't, my dry patches will show, but that's ok. This foundation makes my skin look really, really good without breaking me out. I think I'll be using this for a long time.
This is the only thing I have used to clean my face with for the past 9 months, except for an occasional wash with a Dove beauty bar. Last December I just decided that I was really sick of trying new things on my face, because it gets irritated and breaks out so easily. So, I just started using Albolene at night with a hot washcloth, and nothing else. My skin is the best it has ever been. For me, leaving my skin alone is definitely the best thing. I will keep using this forever.
Looks great when I put it on, but this mascara always seems to leave smudges under my eyes after a while. Since I have to work really hard to cover my ugly dark circles anyway, this won't do.
I bought this to use with my Bobbi Brown tinted balm, and it's been great so far. It's really good at reaching difficult places like around the nose and covering redness without causing streaks. It seems like a good, high-quality brush - hope it'll last a while.
I went to the MAC counter with a friend, and when the SA put this on my lashes, my friend said that I had to buy it immediately. It made my lashes look really thick, which is what I'm constantly looking for in a mascara. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, a stray fiber will make its way under my eye, so I've started doing my eye makeup first so that I can clean up these mistakes. It's worth it.