Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin
Sdembny 12/28/2012 4:28:00 PM
When I first bought this primer, it was my first primer ever and I loved it and used it most days, but lately I have strayed away from this primer. To begin with, this primer is very oily and slick in comparison to the original primer potion and I normally have to give this primer time to set a little before I can apply shadow on top. I can only use this primer when using shimmers similar to sin or else it completely changes the color of the shadow. I have never had creasing problems with this product and it makes my shadows last longer, but not as long as they do with the original primer potion, I do experience some fading with it. I love using this primer on days where I want to wear minimal makeup because it leaves a soft shimmer on my lids. This may sound like a strange problem but I find it annoying, if I just apply the primer and a color in the crease, I can't blend the crease color unless I have let the primer completely set before adding the crease color. Overall I like this product but I don't love it, I find that I like the original better and find this one not as useful because there is a limit to what shadows can be used over this primer.
Loose Powders -Smashbox - Photo Set Finishing Powder SPF 15
Sdembny 12/13/2012 10:25:00 PM
I really enjoy this product on a daily basis because it works very well and does what it says it is supposed to. This powder I find leaves my face with a mattified, poreless looking face. This product has a silky texture, similar to the Makeup Forever HD powder, but I love this powder so much more. MUFE HD leaves a very obvious white reflection in flash photography, and even though this powder has titanium dioxide in it, I get very little white cast in photography, but if I apply too much I can get a slight white cast. I apply this powder after doing all of my foundation and it set perfectly, even Benefit Erase Paste under my eyes, and my foundation stay in place for about 7 hours. I see so many reviews complaining about this powder clinging to dry patches, and I want to say, any mattifying powder will do that, it absorbs oil, if you have dry patches, don't apply a powder to them... Don't blame this powder for clinging to dry patches, blame peoples ignorance to not understand powder goes on oily areas. I'm not going to run out to repurchase this powder because I like to try out new things, but this powder was very good and I like it so much more than my MUFE HD Powder, but someday I might come back to this. To sum it up, this product is about standard price for a high end powder, the packaging is basically like every other loose translucent powder on the market, and I really like this powder, my only complaint is the slight white cast I can get if I apply too much. Any person with oily skin or problems with makeup slipping off their face should look into this powder, especially if you take many flash photos, overall this product is very good and does all the things is claims to do.
I purchased this product about 8 months ago and I have been using it on and off. I have finally hit pan on this product. The eyeshadow is a medium pigmentation but it crumbles very easily and because of the soft texture it leaves a lot of fallout if I don't tap the brush off. I find that I can't use this product of a crease brush because all of it ends down under my eyes. To make this product work I have to put it on a stiff flat brush and then blend it out. This eyeshadow is extremely difficult to work with in comparison to MAC Satin Taupe and Urban Decay Mushroom which in my opinion are worth the extra money. I have a major complaint with this packaging, I bought a significant amount of Mary Kay products because they are so cheap, but I refuse to pay $35 to put all of these products in a container when I would much rather have the price included instead and get the compacts included.
I purchased this foundation about 4 months ago, and I have not fully fallen in love with this foundation, but it is a nice foundation. I really like the packaging because I like how sanitary the pump is but the lid comes off quite easily and I had an incident when it opened and pumped foundation onto the inside of my makeup bag. This foundation is very liquidy and it has a scent/ consistency similar to Mac Matchmaster foundation. I found selecting my shade very simple, I bought the foundation in Sephora, they had the clear matching tool which wasn't helpful, but the testers and numbering system made it easy to select a shade. The price at Sephora was $38 (USD) for 1 fl oz, a standard size for foundation, it is slightly cheaper than MUFE HD, this foundation is expensive but at the same time similar in price to many other high end foundations so the price was expected. This foundation leaves my normal/ combination skin with an dewy sometime oily appearance immediately after application but I lightly set it with powder and that goes away. This foundation is very buildable, for everyday I use one pump on this foundation on a Sigma F82 and it blends easily to a light coverage that I can barely feel on my face, but for special occasions and when my skin breaks out I use 2 pumps for a heavier coverage and it still takes little effort to blend. I'm not going to run out and repurchase this foundation the minute I use it up, but maybe someday I will buy it again, the packaging is ok, the scent it ok, I like the consistency, color match, blendability, everyday coverage but I hate the oily look it gives my face. Basically this foundation is great for dry skin with slight discoloration, oily skin people, unless you have a great setting powder, beware.