I am matched to MUFE's HD Foundation in #120 (good match) and the shade 6.5 in Illamasqua's Skinbase is a really good match on my skin as well so I was pleased. I order this online at Sephora because there isn't one that carried this foundation nearby. First-off, ah the smell. I know I read about the smell but it is unpleasant when you squeeze some foundation out. Luckily, for me, it doesn't transfer that way onto the skin. I really like this foundation. It matches rather nicely and on my cheeks, look so lovely. BUT: it could be a little drying, I have noticed it looking a little cakey/dry-patch between the bridges of my nose and around the area of my mouth. Haven't tried it with a primer and I think I might have squeezed a little too much there. This could have been worked and figured out if it didn't broke me out. Little, nothing drastic, but around my face. Combo skin I believe: little shiny in the fore-head and nose, fairly normal through the rest of the face and dry areas are usually around the cheeks and mouth. I checked it out and it was this foundation, so disappointed this is going back. xP
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
MoonSage 11/15/2012 3:10:00 PM
Broke me out originally when I used it and over-time my skin got used to it...ish. Still some concerns but nothing huge at this rate. Bought a small bottle (ridiculous price) at Sephora but never finished it. Didn't quite like the product. For the make-up cleaning aspect of it, my eye make-up was cleaned not too bad. Waterproof mascara cleaning, no but still not bad. Not totally worth the hype for me.
Sometimes would leave the tube in a bursting motion but otherwise, I like what it does for my skin. First time I put it on, it did have a little sting but quickly faded away. Not too bad on acne and black-heads. I put yes but I'm trying to search for one that is paraben free.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
MoonSage 11/15/2012 3:05:00 PM
I bought this in "light" for my under-eye (dark circles mainly). For reference, I am matched to MUFE HD's foundation in #120. Not bad, it certainly does conceal (not completely but enough) and layers a bit easy. For me, easy to blend in with my fingers (prefer method with this product). Dispensing the product is a pain but at least I won't have to deal with a sudden burst of product (...well none so far). It's not too bad. I say no because I'm trying to find a more non-animal testing ones and switching over.
Works wonders to help soothe/heal my cold sores while keeping my lips moisturized. :D
Eye Primer -Tarte - clean slate 360 creaseless 12-hour smoothing eye primer
MoonSage 11/13/2012 3:31:00 AM
Consistency leans more toward liquidy than say UD's Primer Potion. It does take a little time to sink in. I think it works just as well as UD's Primer Potion. Though I will admit, when squeezing out a drop, it does tend to squeeze out more product. Kind of like a mini-bursting out of tube.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
MoonSage 11/13/2012 3:26:00 AM
I really do like this foundation. Coverage for me (matched to shade #120; excellent shade match) is medium and can be build up. It leans more on the matte side but a very, natural non-cakey matte look...did that even make sense? For me, lasts a long time. It is water based so best results would be to pair it with something also water based for compatible reasons. Make sure your skin is moisturized because it can catch onto dry patches. Not a lot of transfer (me personally) though I noticed a little transfer on the bridge of my glasses when I/weather gets warmer. Very light-weight feeling and very comfortable to wear. Practically smooth to the touch. Warm weather can be a little be daunting but not bad at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEXLvF-UsNk&feature=g-user-lik (Yesh...better explanation).