Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Moogoo Acne Cleansing Cream
celkin 2/9/2013 6:35:00 PM
This is a miracle product! Big call to make but it's just incredible how much improvement I've seen since using this cream morning and night. I was using the Full Milk cream and didn't really see much difference with breakouts, although it did improve the evenness of my skin. This cream has made my skin tone even, brightened my skin and I've had clear skin since I started using it about a month ago. Seriously impressed wit MooGoo products! It being cheap is an added bonus! They could quadruple the cost and I would still be stocking up.
Liquid -Bourjois - Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
celkin 11/22/2012 10:53:00 PM
Wow, this is amazing considering it's 30 AUD. I can't believe it's so good, healthy glow, lasts all day and doesn't break me out, YET! I will update in a few weeks if there's any changes. I needed another foundation to alternate with my Chantecaille, because although I love Chantecaille more than any other brand, my skin is getting used to the tm and it isn't lasting as long as it used to during the day (and is super expensive so can't afford to reapply all the time). This is incredible for staying power without looking heavy (compared to other long lasting foundations such as MAC Pro Longwear, Estee Lauder DW, Smashbox Studio Skin). Very impressed, I've been wearing it with the Dr Lewinns primer and I never use finishing powder as I hate looking powdery, which I find inevitable with every powder. I was curious about this brand as it's so highly reviewed and it has performed above and beyond. It definitely needs a good primer as it's quite liquidy and I used it without a few days ago and had to reapply twice! The Dr. Lewinns primer is amazing and good for your skin. Happy camper!
This is my favorite foundation. It is long wearing, doesn't look grey or pallid after hours, which most longwear foundations do (on me) and doesn't look thick or heavy at all. These three factors are enough to have me hooked on this product, which is not dewy but if I apply it over Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser the finish is perfect for my dry/combination skin (for even more dewiness I use NARS orgasm illuminator as well - mixed with moisturizer under everything and dotted ontop of foundation at the end). You only need one pump, for me that's a plus as I so often need two and like a medium to full coverage. My colour is 023, although I have peachy toned skin I tend to use yellow leaning foundations to match my chest and arms which I always lightly fake tan, I am NW15-20 in MAC colours but I find the MAC colours are always slightly wrong for me, particularly with the ProLongwear range, which I never found a match for. I am NW15 in Studio Fix Fluid and #4 Praline Blonde in By Terry Teint Delectation. Some people might concealer under the eyes and on scars (for me only big nights, for everyday I prefer a more natural look). Fantastic foudation, I am a chronic foundation junkie, unfortunately. I think this is a huge cut above the rest in terms of quality and longevity. These are the high end products I own or have tried for 2 weeks consecutively: Dior - Nude NARS - sheer glow Chanel - teint innocence LM - silk creme La Prairie - cellular treatment foundation powder Chantecaille - just skin (more like a foundation than a TM) (another fav) Origins - stay tuned MAC - pro longwear, studio fix, mineralise Shu Uemura - face architect Hourglass -veil Bare Essentuals -mineral Estee Lauder - double wear Smashbox - studio skin longwear Will never stop using this!
I have now rewritten my review of this product 3 times as I keep changing my mind about how long I will be using the product for. Firstly, it has a gorgeous coverage and the finish is superb and incredibly it has actually cleared up my skin, which is amazing that a tm can actually do that. But over the last few weeks it seems my skin has become used to it and I find the lasting power is not what it was. It now really only lasts about three hours before I have to reapply and at $95 a tube, reapplying every 4 hours during summer is going to be affordable (and a total pain to have to do during work hours, even if it is really easy to apply). :( Love it but not long lasting enough, will try new stick next!
My go to product! If there is anything I couldn't live without it is this Fix spray, it really makes makeup look fresh for so long and the difference if I forget to use it - is noticeable. It is magic if you've over-powdered and need to back-step and try to look a bit more natural. Makes makeup last longer than any primer than I've used. A+
I never really thought this product did enough highlighting until I played around with it over my foundation, as the last step in my makeup process before finishing spray. WINNER! I've started to apply a little to cheeks and under eye area to give a dewy look to my otherwise dry looking face. Very impressed with the dewy look that I can achieve with this, although I have to be careful right under the eye as it can cause milia to be emphasised, not good. But to use as a highlighter it is gorgeous.
This foundation is possibly the best finish I have experienced - for about 10 minutes. It is extremely drying and after about an hour I have dry, flaky patches of skin around my cheeks. A very sad fate for the tube as I spent hours trying to get a colour match - I find LM colours very tricky and ultimately this colour wasnt right for me either and the two I swapped it for didn't seem to fit with my fari/medium complexion. Very disappointing as this is such a hyped product.
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin
celkin 4/6/2012 4:41:00 AM
I wouldn't buy this again. It takes a few weeks of use to notice little flaws in makeup and after a few weeks of use I noticed that this foundation really looks chalky and dull after only a few hours, it dulls my eyes and makes my skin look slightly pallid. Not great and certainly stopped using it after noticing. Sad, but I really think if you're going to spend money wisely, best to slurge on foundation first, everything else looks good if your foundation works.
Ok, I got this from Mecca after returning my Smashbox foundation as I didn't feel it had any staying power. This looks amazing and has a great colour match for me and I feel like it lasts a lot longer than the Smashbox does and looks really similar. They both have a lovely dewiness. I don't understand why everyone here says you only need one pump, I like medium to full coverage and I definitely need two (or more). Overall a GREAT foundation. I think it's perfect for people with dry skin. I use it with MAC pro longwear concealer under my eyes and it's a perfect combination. It lasts even longer with a touch of powder (I use la prairie compact). UPDATE: Love this foundation more than any other I have tried. It has CLEARED UP MY SKIN, which was horrendous because of the MAC Pro Longwear. My skin now has a really healthy glow and any hormonal pimples I get during the month clear up in a day.. It's really amazing. Here's a list of some foundations I have used. Great stuff but could still last on my face longer than it does, I'd say 5-6 hours is what I get out of this> Bottom line: Great looking foundation, nice and light weight for summer but for the long work days I want something that will last 8+ hours. This is for special occasions! By Terry - plumping fluid foundation, Clarins - everlasting, Armani - lasting silk, MAC - pro longwear/studio fix, Smashbox - Healthy FX, Chanel - perfecting, La Prairie - cellular treatment powder foundation, Este Lauder -double wear, LM-lasting silk, Tarte - Amazonian Clay; and a thousand different mineral foundations.
Foundations -Smashbox - High Definition Healthy FX Foundation
celkin 1/30/2011 10:57:00 PM
I am a bit up in the air about whether I will repurchase this,. It has a beautiful glow but I found myself reapplying again and again. It's great for dry skin, which I have and it really has a great luminosity. It looks good for a while but after a few hours I need to touch up and the urge is there to totally reapply. Maybe in winter it would last longer on me. It is quite hot in Melbourne at the moment. Looks great on - while it lasts!
This concealer is great, albeit HEAVY/full coverage. As everyone else here has mentioned it is very pigmented and lasts the whole day and more, without looking cakey or dry. I have extremely dry skin in winter and a lot of summer and this concealer adds a bit of dewiness. The only con I have is, much like the foundation, it has given me breakouts(which I rarely get at all). I now only use this under my eyes and never put it on my chin or jawline. It is still quite mask-like if I use it under-eye. Knocked this down to two lippies. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and trialled using different products to see if this was giving me the acne and yep it seems all MAC foundation and concealer products break me out. Very disappointing. :(
Clarins Everlasting foundation has a great look for going out! It is full coverage (in my opinion) and gives a made-up, not a natural look. I think it looks great on my skin but it is so matte that my dry skin looks dry straight away, for someone with oily skin this would be perfect. Having dry skin means that when I use a matte product, it literally has 'worn' away from my dry patches by about midday. Good product, just not for me! Even if I had normal or oily skin this foundation doesn't last as long as it should, but I never tried it with Clarins Fix.
I will be repurchasing this unless another product comes out that can match it's lasting power. This is an amazing product, it really lasts up to 12 hours. I tested it yesterday, putting it on in the morning at 7 before work and throughout the day it looked as if it had still been freshly applied. I would say I noticed a slight difference at about 5. My nose was slightly shiny and I did have a slight dewy look. But I have very very dry skin so it was nice to see some dewiness at the end of the day rather than the dry patches of skin that are usually on my cheeks. By 11pm at night after drinks and dinner my make-up had not moved around, it wasn't as fresh looking as in the morning but I wasn't feeling like it looked bad either. I could have left it and just applied a little more blush! Overall very good! With the concealer you really only need one layer as it does become full coverage. I think you have to hold back on putting too much on, I feel that despite being labeled sheer to medium it can easily be layered to be full coverage. EDIT: Unfortunately I have had terrible breakouts with the pro longwear series and have had to stop using this foundation. I still believe it is of superior quality in it's lasting power but reserve it only for special occasions. I'll use it on my wedding day. It's that good. But not for everyday use.
Primer/ Corrector -La Prairie - Cellular Treatment Gold Illusion Line Filler
celkin 10/14/2010 8:21:00 PM
I have raised my rating to a 4 - and it verges on a 5. This primer is worth the money for one reason (for me) - it is the only product I have used that truly minimises pores - in an extreme way. I will repurchase for that reason. Also because I am using it for this purpose I only need to apply it to the areas where I have noticeable pores, therefore it will last a loooong time! I have found a new love for this product as I've started using Estee Lauder Double Wear, which I find exaggerates pores tremendously but has amazing staying power, so I'm combating this by relying on the Gold Illusion primer and I have found a winning combo. Happy! I have lowered this again, to a 3 although it erases pores I have found a tm that does this and provides coverage - Chantecaille Just Skin, therefore I don't see the point in forking out $200 for a primer than has silicones and doesn't give me tint. :( Wouldn't rebuy now that I've found chantecaille.
Powder -La Prairie - Cellular Treatment Foundation Powder
celkin 10/14/2010 4:32:00 AM
This powder has the best look of any powder compacts I have used and it lasts all day. I thought I would trial it for a while and see, as usually my foundation wears a lot on my dry cheeks. But this over my liquid foundation is the only powder that really stops this from happening. I have dry skin and it is not really drying at all, it does have a matte look. The packaging looks great but is made of plastic and is a little disappointing for what you pay, I have found this with all LP products! EDIT: I love this over certain areas, but not all over as I want a dewy look most of the time, I think slightly dewy makes you appear youthful. I wear this over spots and blemishes as a finishing touch and for instance over Diorskin forever and it covers with a natural/not heavy finish, never looks cakey and lasts for 8 hours. Amazing. Will buy again. Also one pan has lasted me a year and will probably last another 6 months.