**YOU MUST USE AN OIL TO REMOVE THIS.** I see so many reviewers scrubbing this off their eyes? Ridiculous! Use some olive oil first (or coconut, jojoba, etc) until it's gone, followed by your face wash. Fabulous eye-liner. Does not budge. I use a different brush, however.
Stick -Vichy - Dermablend Ultra Corrective Cream Stick
TiaR 5/3/2012 6:09:00 PM
I'm testing this again. My skin is about an NC30-35, slightly oily, acne-prone. I have the colour in bronze, and it's a really close match (i have yellow-olive undertones). I remember trying it when I was trying a lot of foundations a while back, and I think I dismissed this for rubbing off too easily. Anyway, today I've set it with some oil control/setting powder, so I'll update this after testing it for a few days with that combination. I really love how easy it is to apply / blend, and the coverage is great. It really looks flawless upon application.
Sigh. Unfortunately this *does* work, haha. I say unfortunately because it is messy as hell and stains like crazy. It isn't very flattering...but I don't have a boyfriend and I'm working from home so I'm fine for now, haha. I always try to remember turmeric, oatmeal, lemon juice, and sugar scrubs. honestly these are the best things that have worked for my rather persistent acne. Cheap too, hooray. my sister still swears by proactiv somehow haha.
Liquid -Unlisted Brand - Zuii - Flora Liquid Foundation
TiaR 11/19/2011 12:04:00 AM
Me: NC35. Combo, very acne prone. I chose the foundation in Natural Medium. Yes, this is definitely a natural foundation (not sure about organic). This is like putting a skin care treatment on your skin. BUT: It is very very hard to blend. I stippled it on with my MAC 180, which was better than fingers or sponge. With a sponge I wasn't getting any coverage, and fingers weren't blending it properly. The coverage is medium, definitely not heavy. It does not completely cover acne scars, but it will bring a nice even tone to your skin. I bought the powder too (in Hazelnut, which I find a little dark). With the powder I can make this a full coverage deal. My face looks matte right now, not too cakey, it's pretty natural. I will return to say how long it lasts and whether or not I break out. Into testing mode! --------------------------------------------------------- RESULTS: The good: no breakouts experienced and it is quite moisturizing, definitely didn't need a moisturizer with it. Skin is glowy and healthy looking. The bad: haha quite a lot, but that's to be expected. You get oily pretty fast, it fades easily, transfers, and has very low coverage. I would call this a tinted moisturizer rather than a foundation, probably about the same coverage as MUFE face and body (less??). I definitely put powder over top haha....sooo right now it's my "moisturizer". This, of course, is to be expected from these 'natural' foundations...I will use it up but not repurchase, I think my liquid foundation will just be estee lauder's double wear! I really like how it lasts, even if it's not natural/'organic'.
Brilliant. The girl who posted the picture of her hair is the shade I get too. And my hair is SO soft. I've come back to it so many times now...I want to try the black one next!
Wow. 5/5. Better than almost all my mac face brushes, no joke. :\ I love the new retractable foundation brush too. These are addicting.
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Lucy Minerals Foundation
TiaR 2/28/2011 12:26:00 PM
NC35. oily, acne-prone skin. Started with creamy bisque...wayy too light. Ordered medium olive plus all the other medium samples. Medium olive is too yellow for me, not even really olive...(where-as i found EDM definitely had olive foundations). The others were WAY too pink. Or yellow. There is no neutral or inbetween, here, which I usually am. Maybe I'm hard to match. anyway, I can pull off medium olive by mixing it with some peach colour corrector. It's creamy, as everyone has described. Creamy and glowy and great coverage upon application. Feels lightweight and healthy. BUT OILY SKIN BEWARE: It breaks apart, melts, moves, sinks into your pores, creases, and shifts even with setting powder AND setting spray (by skindinavia). Actually, it's worse with setting spray because it gets more of a 'cracked' effect. Every 3-4 hours i have to go and "re-smudge" this foundation. It's the most annoying thing on the planet. I can't do that all day. Ahhh....c'est la vie. Good luck to others! EDIT: In the winter this is pretty nice, because I'm not as oily. Playing around with a few colours again, will update...
COLOR: NC30: A little orange on me. Darker than usual. NC25 is too light. Thus the colour match isn't here for me. LASTING POWER: ...It was there by the end of the day, just in patches. It was gross, sorry guys, in my pores...honestly my skin looked just godawful. I'm really oily. Used Maybelline dream matte powder. (this was 12 hours later, had to powder throughout the day.) VS REVLON COLORSTAY: Wore colorstay the day after and it wasn't patchy. Colorstay wins. Bleh I duno, this didn't work for me at all. Felt heavy, looked fake. Applied with sponge.
Powder -Christian Dior - Diorskin Nude Fresh Glow Makeup
TiaR 9/1/2010 1:38:00 AM
Okay, so I'm an NC35 and I was trying out 030, which is too light. 040 looks so dark but it goes on lighter!! I think they all do. It's a bit strange, so just keep that in mind. Anyways, I have a love/hate relationship with this (I'm using the sample right now and thinking of buying it). Coverage is quite light, and I have a couple bad scars as of late, so it doesn't do much for them. BUT...it makes me look so freaking gorgeous and natural, like my skin is hydrated. I even left for dinner with just this powder on cause I didn't mind my scars showing due to the glowyness. It isn't oily-glowy, just healthy glowy. Anyways, I'll wear it with colorstay underneath tomorrow and see how it holds up. Oh, and it's expensive. Boo.
NC35. Oily skin. Does this have oil control? No. Good coverage? Yes. Does it melt off? Yes. Did it turn orange? Yes. Did it break me out? Hell yes. Sister commented on how my skin was so clear before. Developed 3 cysts and 4 zits. Fun. Back to Revlon Colorstay / Maybelline matte powder combination?? Skin is clear after 5 days. Please be wary if you have acneprone skin.
It's SO frustrating to look at myself in the mirror after four hours and see my foundation melting because of my oily skin. Even Revlon Colorstay, which is my current go-to foundation, cannot stay on my skin for the entire day (but it is better than most). Enter Skindinavia. My makeup still looks as gorgeous as it did this morning. No breakouts yet. I got oily, but it just looks dewy because my foundation isn't sliding off my face :) Haven't blotted. Ahh I'm in love! :) :) Thanks MUA.
LOL what is everyone talking about? Am I applying this wrong? Do I need a better setting powder?? I'm NC30, and #32 matches me well. Minorly acne-prone but have combination/oily skin. But applying this is SO difficult for me. Sponges give me no coverage and brushes leave it streaky. Fingers are messy and take a good five to ten minutes for me to blend the foundation in. The best results have been with Mac's 187 brush, which I usually use for blush. Anyways, I'm oily as heck right now as I'm writing this. I set it with Maybelline's matte powder, maybe I should use another blotting powder? The foundation cakes up and fades away, even though it supposedly has amazing staying power. Not only that, but I have to work sooo hard to get this looking good. Plus concealer under the eyes since the coverage is shoddy. I can see people with dry skin liking this... perhaps. I mean, I had some dry skin one day from benzoxyl peroxide and thought, "Hey, this is dewey! I'll put it on with my moisturizer!"...it ended up showing flakes which weren't there before AND made me oily...hahaa sooo attractive. I locked myself in my bathroom to get it off. ON THE CONTRARY... like the pump (which is new) and the fact that it doesn't break me out. That's about it. Look, I'm upset to spend $47 on foundation ($42 cdn plus taxes) and have my foundation look gross by the end of the day. Revlon colorstay works way better in my opinion, so I ordered Golden Beige on ebay (the color isn't available in Canada) for TEN dollars! Ugh, I'll keep trying to work with MUFE until it comes, but I really feel like taking it back. It just isn't working for me. Will update if it does.
For the complaints about removal, just use olive oil or anything oil-based followed by a cleanser. Easy removal this way. Otherwise, it stays put. Won't move. Keeps eye-makeup clean looking, even on my oily skin.
Foundations -Vichy - Dermablend Corrective Foundation
TiaR 6/15/2010 7:47:00 PM
Ugh. No. Maybe it's my skin. I'm oily and acne-prone. NC35 and I use the color "sand". Too pink for me, but I'm very difficult to match (olivey/yellow undertones). I love coverage, but not when it melts off my face. This MELTS. Everywhere, in the span of four hours. No matter how many layers of mattifying and finishing powder I use, I get oilier than usual. I was hoping to use this up because it was sitting there, but I can't do it! To add insult to injury, my cheeks started breaking out...I never get breakouts there. Now I'm hoping to clear up my skin because it looked AWFUL today. I took this foundation off right when I got home. Hoping Alima works a bit better...and I'm going back to Revlon colorstay for now. At least that stays put.
I've used that crappy revlon curler all my life. It hadn't been doing a thing lately and I was absolutely frustrated! My eyelashes, while nice and long, are really heavy and difficult to curl. Shiseido does the job perfectly! I'm so pleased with this curler! Curls every lash with precision, the model is genius. I was hesitant to shell out twenty dollars on an eyelash curler, but it's changed the shape of my eye and makes my eye makeup look cleaner. :) In love. Thanks ladies! x