Liquid -Becca - Luminous Skin Color sheer foundation
esmeek 6/16/2012 9:34:00 PM
This is a fantastic tinted moisturizer (toast, and I am NW20-25) as it applies light but just gives a luminous glow to skin. It does have a scent, but it is tolerable for me. I followed this with the boudouir powder in dream which appears a little yellow in the compact, but over the t-zone blends beautifully. I want to get the radiance primer, but it is out of stock everywhere. I look forward to trying to the whole system. I am really enjoying the becca products.
Liquid -Unlisted Brand - FACE atelier Ultra Foundation
esmeek 6/1/2012 2:55:00 AM
I purchased the ultra sheer foundations in champagne, peach, opal and bronze. These are meant to be mixed into foundations or used as highlighters or bronzer. I think the idea of customizing your foundation is genius. I have never had much luck getting a good match in any foundation and was always adding one to another to get better color. My recent match has been between NW20 and NW25 or N3 in F&B. None of these are perfect, but require some tweaking and the Face Atelier sheer foundations are super for getting a little glow and better match. The NW25 Studio Sculpt pea sized and a 1/4 pump of the champagne color is fab for my in between spring-summer color. I use a Real Techniques expert face brush and stiple the foundation mix on. Brings out the "artiste" in me to be creating my own color. Recommend as a good complement to stretching anyone's foundation for various occasions. One less lippie due to crazy price. Would get the pro size as 2/3 of the full size at 2/3 the price.
SA gave me this as a sample in NW20 and NW25, I can't say I was sold. After a few days and uses, I think I have found a good coverage foundation that stays put. I am a foundation mixing junkie [because none are ever quite the right color]. I used some of the FaceAtelier foundations (sheer in champagne to tone down the NW25 and zero-plus to tone up the NW20) mixed in with this and I am totally in love. It is a great consistency to mix and still applies very easily with a real techniques expert face brush. A keeper for now!
Highlighters -Christian Dior - Shimmer Powder 002 Amber Diamond, Spring 08
esmeek 6/1/2012 2:34:00 AM
What an amazing glow this provides. Truthfully, I bought once and returned due the crazy price...but not before I swatched it... and it stayed on my mind and I eventually found myself returning to buy it once again. The shimmer this provides is multi-dimensional, not overdone, just enough to catch a glow from certain angles. Love this and will continue to use up. At lease alot of product for the 44$ pricetag.