Foundations -The Body Shop - Nature's Minerals Foundation
Nikki1 8/7/2011 8:53:00 PM
I LOVE THIS MINERAL FOUNDATION!!! FINALLY HG!! I have been searching exhaustively for a mineral makeup. I have tried: Smashbox Halo, Bare Eccentuals, Korres, Physicians Formula, Almay, Revlon, MAC, Lancomb, Neutrogena and I am sure some others. This is the only one that does not look cakey. It blends well. I love the little net thing on the jar when you open it. It's just fab. I am on my second jar. I was really shocked because of the lack of positive reviews. But everyone is different. I actually have had very good luck with Body Shop products - even though I don't consider them high end. I have several products in my MU bag that are wonderful from them - the cheek stain is GREAT!! (For another review). I took one lippie off because it doesn't seem to have the most staying power. But Nothing is perfect. This comes really close in my view. Do your part to stop human trafficking, give it try!!!
Pressed Powders -L'Oreal - Infallible Never Fail Powder
Nikki1 4/12/2011 4:38:00 PM
Okay Here Goes: I LOVE THIS STUFF!! I have been on the hunt for the perfect foundation - something not too heavy, good coverage, not powdery looking, not dry looking, no settling in cracks and not liquid. I have exhausted all mineral makeup. Can't find one both me and my skin like. So I bought this and I bought the Lancome Dual Finish. I thought I'd compare. Well, this stuff blows the Lancome away. First off, it's oil-free, noncomodegenic, and spf.....but it doesn't look dry, either wet application or dry application. I think it works great both ways. I use the wet app on my cheeks and nose and then use a kabuki all over. After about 5 min it sinks into my skin and you can't see it, but I look flawless. As a former Accutane user, flawless is not a word I'd use to describe my skin. But this stuff makes my skin look fabulous AND it lasts a very, very, very long time. I love the packaging; it fits in my makeup bag, but has a mirror. So I am a huge Lancome fan, but the Dual Finish broke me out.......And usually I am very snobbish about drug store foundation. But I really love this. It may be the HG. Give it a try. See what you think.