Liquid -Clinique - Anti Blemish Solutions Liquid Make Up
amypoppyflower 4/21/2013 11:56:00 PM
I recently purchase this foundation and I'm really liking it so far. Before I was taking medication I had an entire face of acne, due to hormones. Now my face is relatively clear, but I am prone to break outs on my chin every so often. Coverage-wise, this foundation is medium but it is easily buildable and easily applied using a foundation brush using more of a layering technique, depending on the coverage you need. For colour selection, I'd recommend asking the lady/man at he counter to help you to try a few samples on your jawline - the colour chosen for me is perfect and the lady sampled a few for me. The finish is a natural-matte. It does get a little oily as the day goes on, but I am yet to find a foundation that doesn't do that for me. A little of this product goes a long way and I have no complaints about the packaging. I will continue to use this and repurchase! :)
Liquid -Yves Saint Laurent - Teint Touche Eclat Foundation
amypoppyflower 3/27/2013 4:59:00 AM
This foundation has quite a light coverage - so it gives a lovely natural finish. If you have oily skin however, this product isn't for you (I learned the hard way). It is designed to give a radiant, semi dewy finish, but if you have oily as I do, it will look (surprise, surprise) OILY within a few hours. I can't comment for people with drier skin. It is very easy to blend, and easy to work with. It is nice and creamy, and easy to spread. If you are prone to blemishes, you might want to consider applying concealer, the coverage is certainly not enough to cover red spots throughout the day. For $78 AUD, I don't think I'd buy this product again. It wasn't the foundation for me. Saying that, it wasn't a bad product at all.
Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - PhotoReady Perfecting Primer (color 001)
amypoppyflower 3/15/2013 10:10:00 PM
This primer is wonderful. It mattifies the skin, and seems to blur our enlarged pores. Even before you apply concealer or foundation, you can see the nice results of this product. I'm not too sure about it's staying power - but it is a nice product and I would recommend this if you're looking for a product that will give your skin a flawless finish.
Revlon PhotoReady is quite a decent product. It's got buildable coverage - probably to medium. It's not too heavy or cakey, and I think it gives off a nice glow. It is a little shimmery in the light, which means it doesn't look as natural as you'd like. People with oily skin will probably need to blot this a little throughout the day to keep it fresh. It's not the absolute best foundation I've ever tried, but it worked nicely for me!
If applied properly, this is a pretty decent product for a drugstore foundation. It is full coverage with a matte finish - probably more ideal for oily skin. I used Sand Beige, but found it to be a little orange throughout the day. It also has the potential to be very cakey if a lot of product is used - which is easy to do because of the packaging. I used it a lot while I was in school and loved it, but as I've finished school I've started to prefer more dewy, natural looking finishes. This doesn't really look natural, I don't think it's designed to be. For what is costs, it's an alright product!
I really loved this product when I first purchased - especially since I convinced myself that I was super oily and needed full coverage. It provides full coverage and caters to oily skin (if you purchase the combo/oily version, obviously). It stays matte for a very long time. I find that matte finish/full coverage foundations can look very cakey and mask like, though, especially if you applied it as poorly as I probably did (didn't use a brush, rookie error). I used it in Sand Beige, which made me look very grey at times and in photos taken with flash. This is a good alternative for MAC foundation. If applied properly I think this product would be pretty decent. I just don't think being super matte ever looks natural.
Foundations -Napoleon Perdis - China Doll Foundation
amypoppyflower 3/15/2013 1:32:00 AM
China Doll is a strange foundation - it is a gel like formula. The finish is quite matte - if you don't have oily skin, you shouldn't really need a powder. I would probably recommend this for a night out, rather than the day time. I work in a showroom with mirrors everywhere and huge windows, and in natural light I thought I looked as though I was wearing a mask. If I were to wear it out at night, I thought it was pretty nice - good coverage, matte and photographed well also. I applied with my fingers and blended - which I guess is the lazy way to do it! I wouldn't recommend applying it the way I did. I found that sometimes product would build up in certain places, particularly around my eyebrows. It sets very quickly too, so primer or moisteriser before applying is a must. I have combination skin - I have a feeling this foundation might make dry skin look a little flat. I purchased a couple of times - it's pretty expensive but if you do use it as your "night out" foundation, it will go a long way. I was pretty impressed with it, but as with any foundation, it depends on your skin type and tone.