Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
beaty 8/30/2005 6:07:00 AM
I love this foundation. It is oil free, perfect for my combination skin. Coverage is medium and they have 12 shades. Number 4 is perfect for my NC30 Skin. It has SPF 20 and costed me 20 dolars in special offer. It has everything!
I like this fndt, and some of you may like it if you have combo or dry skin. I do not recommend it for oily skin, 'cause it doesn't absorve oil as others do. I do recommend you use an oil control moisturizer or milk of magnesia before. It is oil free, no breakout problems, but I'm getting crazy and confused... I have the one with SPF 15 and some of you are refering to Ever Fresh SPF 14, which does contain alcohol. Can anybody tell me the ingredients of the one with SPF 15, PLEASE. I don't have the box anymore and need to check them. Thanks
Liquid -Clarins - True Radiance (Light Reflecting Oil-Free) [DISCONTINUED]
beaty 9/23/2004 9:37:00 AM
This is a make up I use for special ocasions b/c it makes my complexion looks radiant, but still seems like I'm not wearing any make up. I love it. The packaging is so convenient, you get the amount you need without contaminating the product. I am MMM with yellow undertones, NC30 and have No. 7 and No. 11 for summer (which gives me a terrific look). I don't recommend it for oily skin.
Tinted Moisturizer -Vichy - Lumineuse - Tinted Moisturizer
beaty 9/23/2004 9:31:00 AM
I think the dry skin version is an excelent product to moisturize and protects your skin. The combo skin version is the one I don't like. It's not oil free and can cause you breakouts. Also, your face looks shiny after 90 minutes. I repeat: the version for dry skin is terrific. It gives a healty look with a hint of color.
Sunscreen -La Roche Posay - Anthelios Fluide Extreme SPF 40
beaty 9/23/2004 9:27:00 AM
I find this sunscreen very agresive for sensitive skin and has a lot of alcohol, which is also a good reason for being such an irritating product. If you have young, oily skin I guess you won't have problems with alcohol, but some other ingredients like avovenzone or titanium dioxide could cause you a breakout.
I'm MMM and this color is perfect for a natural healty look. I use it for eyes and lips too and it looks great. I think for olive skin tones this color is a dream.
Liquid -Maybelline - Ever Fresh Makeup [DISCONTINUED]
beaty 9/23/2004 8:49:00 AM
I like this fndt, it's cheap and lasts for hours in my combo skin. The problem is that they discontinued some colors and didn't replace them. So now I can't get golden anymore. I think if you have oily skin it won't last much, but if your skin is normal, combo or a little dry, you can try it. For combo/normal skin the results will be better if you use powder over it.
Loose Powders -La Roche Posay - UNIFIANCE FINE FILM LOOSE POWDER
beaty 9/23/2004 8:43:00 AM
This product is a winner! Cheap, effective and very useful. No breakouts. It comes as most loose powders in a plasctic case with no mirror (this is what I miss). It has 16 gr. I have No. 04 Mimosa, which is a light yellow color perfect for my olive skintone MMM, NC30. It helps to adapt my foundation color and makes make up lasts for hours. If you have oily skin and you foundations turns darker after some hours, this powder will make it go down. The price: 16 euros and you have product for years. I use everyday since one year ago, I still have 3/4. :P Highly recommended.
Primer/ Corrector -Clinique - Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector
beaty 9/23/2004 4:03:00 AM
I have combo skin and it really camouflages large pores. To me the problem is that my visible pores and on my cheeks that get dry 'cause this product absorbs oil effectively. So, if you have combo skin with dry cheeks make sure to use a moisturizer that neutralizes the oil absorbing effect of PM. If you have oily skin, this product will be just great for you. I also have to say that the packaging is so convenient to take with you (it comes like toothpaste and you don't contaminate the product) for retouching if necesary. To me, it is not. The effect lasts for hours and the mate finish too.
Packaging is glamourous as so is the fragance. It has a special, ever lasting smell ideal for special ocasions. I would not use this fragance for daytime, but consider it nice and pleasant for nigthtime.
Perfect to give yourself a change and sexy look to your hands. I personally pefer it for toes. The shade is just the prettiest one I know.
The best of this product is that you can use it dry or wet for more intense color. I think it's great if you use it wet, but it is a problem to get the product if you plan to use it dry. Don't know why, it's like that. The good news are they will never break down and last forever 'cause packaging has 1,5 gr. They come in many colors to choose from.
It is my favorite! It goes perfect with my skin tone even in summer. I like it is not too shimmery and not too mate.