I heard good reviews about this foundation, and i was running out of foundations, so I went to Lancome counter and got a sample. I was given #3. Not quite sure it's #3 or #4, because i asked for #3，but the sample is written #4. For reference, i am NW20 in MAC SFF. I found it a bit dark for my liking, but i can still get away with it. The finish is very natual, coverage is very good, but the smell is a bit too strong, perfume like. The smell usually does't bother me that much, if the product works for me. I liked it initially, was thinking about getting it until i found this foundation breaks me out on my forehead and chin area. I never get spots on my forehead. I will not buy it, and thank god, i got a sample!!
Yesterday was the 1st time i used it, but i love it already. I only put on 1 coat, and it almost already covered all my scarring. I thought since it gives matte finish, it probably will settle into fine lines, but it didn't, and didn't show any of my dry patches. My husband saw me with double wear on, and he said it acturally looked very natural on me. I think its coverage is a lot more than revlon colorstay. Price is ok, since colorstay cost me 18 euro already. I hate the packaging, just like others, i mean how hard is it to put a pump on it. I found that you really need tiny bit of this foundation, so I seriously don't feel like pour out so much, and most of it will be wasted. I'm considering to use a dropper or q-tip to get out the foundation from the bottle.
I use this every day twice a day for 2 wks now. I have to say, i am very very very disappointed. It did absolutely nothing for me, and dried out my skin badly. I bought 2 of them, I don't know what im gonna do.
Foundations -Max Factor - Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation
d4buty 2/6/2010 4:43:00 PM
I bought this around 18 euro, i think it's a bit expensive for the amount of product i get. 2/3 of it is for the sponge, but i haveto say nice touch tho, would be handy if you want to re-apply. It's not very long lasting, but it's ok, i would say probably 6 hours? not sure. I really like the consistency, i remember i tried to put it on back of my hand in the shop, i fell in love with it, it felt so nice and hydrate. I don't like the shade range, i got the darkest shade i can get, which is 75, still too pale for me, i mean im not even that dark, so what the heck? The coverage is buidable, doesn't look cakey. But it breaks me out, and it's not even that long lasting, i don't think i'll repurchase it.
I thought this would give me a full coverage, that's why i bought it, but it doesnt, i would say mediumcoverage at most, im scared to use too much of it, since it's stick, i think if i use too much, it'll become cakey, but even tho i don't use much, it's still cakey. I like the packaging, so easy to bring everywhere, and does require much room. It's not long lasting, which i don't really like, im into long lasting foundations, i don't like doing touch ups. But it matches my skin color perfectly, now that's something huge, i never get anything that can match my skin color. So just for this reason, when im in the mood, i'll use it, oh, and when my skin condition is kinda good.
Liquid -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Enriched w/ Minerals
d4buty 2/6/2010 4:26:00 PM
Definitely would buy it again. I mean it's SOOOO cheap! Cheapest foundation i ever used but yet one of the best foundations. Does not break me out at all, i have used this foundation for 2 years. Very good coverage, almost as good as Revlon colorstay. I never had any problems with it b4, but recently i noticed it is very cakey under my eyes area, maybe im getting old, and skin gets drier. If not for this reason, i would say it's better than revlon colorstay in my opinion, b/c colostay cost me 17 euros to buy, and it probably break me out.(not quite sure yet)
I think it's the best foundation i've used so far, im still searching for a better one tho. It's not cakey at all, it's matt finish. I dont think the smell is as awful as everyone else is saying, i dont mind the smell at all. It isn't that hard to blend as i thought but it does dry out very fast, i just have to work it really fast, don't mind that either. Dont like the packaging, a pump would come in handy, as every time i try to pour it, i always get too much product. Just transferred it to an airless bottle, so that's ok. I can never ever get the shade right, don't know why, that happens to all my other foundations, so i guess my skin color is just weird, The only downside is that I start to think this foundation probably breaks me out, but I'm quite sure about it, so i only give it 4 out 5.
Treatments (Eye) -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Eye Cream
d4buty 2/6/2010 1:01:00 PM
It burned my eyes every time i use it. At first, I thought it's b/c my eye area is too dry, so i continued using it, as long as it can reduce my fine lines and hydrate. But after 2 months of using it, nothing had changed, it did absolutely nothing for me! Dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, still there, and burns my eyes. Acturally, i think my fine lines are worse. Threw it out last night, andyou know what, i was happy that i did it.
Never again! My skin broke out like crazy. I do break out some time, but not at all bad. Wasn't sure it was this product broke me out. So i did a little test. I stopped using it for 3-4 days, no new break outs. Then back on use it, guess what? Yup, 3 pimples the next day! Oh my god, wish i found out earlier. My skin was never this bad b4, and is seriously depressing me now, but that's ok, at least i know what caused the problem.