Liquid -By Terry - Cover Expert Perfecting Fluid Foundation
goldenbrown 9/12/2012 12:28:00 PM
This is awesome! It does not provide full coverage at all - and I have LAYERED. It doesn't cover my acne or my bad hyerpigmentation from past acne... but it covers a fair amount, it's just not full coverage and it does make your skin look flawless. It's like airbrush in a bottle! It smooths out the texture, erases pores, makes my skin look soft and smooth like nothing I have ever seen. It also makes it look glowing and really, really healthy. It provides an AMAZING base. And the shades are awesome. The lovely SA matched me to shade 3, which is a really awesome match - the undertones are really natural and neutral, no oranges or pinks - though slightly on the yellow side :). I'd say I am roughly at nw/c18. I tried the two lighter shades - I'd say shade 1 is about a nw/c10 or lighter. And shade two is a nc/w 15. In contrast to the sheer glow, this provides slightly more coverage. This hides pores better, makes skin seem more flawless. But the sheer glow is just as lovely - provides a phenomenal glow to the skin, with relatively good medium - only a little on the sheer side, coverage. both just melt into the skin, making it look naturally beautiful! This definitely provides a lovely glow - makes skin look gorgeous! Best base for my skin ever (tied with Sheer Glow) - though you shall definitely need concealer, it makes skin look so beautiful that the lacking coverage doesn't matter (and what are concealers for, for most of us!) So far, it also has pretty good staying power (haven't worn it for very long yet though) as it stays on well through my insanely hot room - which all over foundations have melted off in (and I have had like 5 on rotation, this definitely wins!). The price is so worth it as it just makes your skin look amazing!
I just quickly tried this on in my local Space NK. The finish is BEAUTIFUL, glowing, flawless, and has quite good converage - more a light medium than a sheer. I tried this in shade one and two - the shades seem to have great undertones, quite neutral, a tad on the yellow side - but so so neutral, meaning is effortlessly melts into skin. i'd say that the lightest shade - 1 - is probably a NW/C10 or lighter, and the 2 is probably about a NW/C15. I am a nw/c18 i'd say :), I normally wear the lightest shade in foundation and both of these were too light! Anyway, amazing job By Terry. Makes your skin look flawless and beautiful like nothing else and really melts into the skin. Great stuff! But you would definitely need a concealer (though honestly in terms of coverage, this didn't provide much less than the Cover Expert. Both make skin look amazing! This is more dewy - but the Cover Expert definitely provides a lot of glow :)!) Expensive, but definitely worth it! The best thing I have ever put on my skin!
Concealers -Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Enhancer
goldenbrown 7/29/2012 5:20:00 PM
:) hello, just wanted to say that having researched this product it has no acne causing or irritating ingredients in the first 8 listed (first 8 being the highest amount, thus most important :)).
Edit - MASSIVE props to this foundation for having NO irritants, skin damaging or any acne causing ingredients. Absolutely none! I have been extensively searching for hours and hours for skin makeup which is non acne causing, as I am striving for real healthy GREAT skin (which is currently acne prone with scars). Almost everything (even supposed non acne causing shizz) has chemicals that may cause acne - even chemicals that are supposedly safe but very very very rarely break out skin (i.e talc) - this is the only product from my very extensive research (my boyfriend is even getting irritated haha) that is full of pure good stuff :)! Also I understand why some people may assume mineral oil can break their skin out :) but no worries - it is both non irritating (meaning won't dry out or inflame) and it doesn't cause acne. I really like this stuff! It looks really pretty on my skin - glowly, makes my skin look lovely! It offers medium coverage, it doesn't look cakey, it covers evenly, quickly and well. It does not contribute to my skins acne or make it look dry, rough or highlight pores. This makes it look smooth and glowing and it is the easiest and quickest foundation I have ever applied - I used to take about 20 mins doing my skin but with this, my skin only takes about 5 mins (to be precise!) including concealer! With most foundations I apply them, they look quite foundationy and yet they dont cover well enough so I have to go over with concealer everywhere, but this covers well, it covers scars and about 70% of new spots so it looks real yet provides enough coverage :). The only issue I have with this is that the color oxidizes on me (I'm about a bang on NW17) so I walk around with a slightly orange tint to my skin, but as this foundation is so good honestly I let it slide...I wish though that I could correct this somehow, if anyone has any suggestions I would love you for it :)! The other thing is that this is not as long wearing as I'd like it to be - I'd say 6 hours, and when it gets hot it comes off - but it melts off in a very natural way, and my skin still looks nice after 8 hours (but you can see my acne as the foundation has faded!). So this is really wonderful, my go to foundation - fantastic for its finish, lovely natural GORGEOUS coverage but it will probably be even better for some other girls with less skin problems/darker skin :) - so I'll give it a 5 based on fabulous quality, even if it wasn't QUITE perfect for my own needs! Edit; This foundation generally fades off through out the day, like the coverage gets lighter - decreases in like 4 hours or so but still stays on, and looks natural, simply remedied by a concealer which is longlasting (also make sure your concealer is water based - as oil and water don't mix). But it's still great and I love it :). I'm just off to find a good demi-matt (but glowing) medium coverage long lasting foundation which is as great as this - with as brilliantly pure ingredients! Edit - I haven't been wearing powder over this, today I did (Givency's prisme - beautiful combo) and it lasted all day with only some spot coverup needed :)!
WOW. This stuff is awesome! I went out at half ten dancing, went to bed at around five and my makeup was still on! Not only that but it looked AMAZING, as good as when I first applied, this stuff is great! I just put on a tiny bit concealer as there was only a slight fading. I checked this in a compact mirror and the toilet mirror of the club, also when I got back to my room at fiveish, and in all lights did it look good! I have the Dance spray from Skindanavia, and while it makes my makeup last a little longer, a couple of hours or so, it does not hold it up anywhere near as well as this. This makes it last in perfect condition for hours. Dance does not keep my mu on much at all when I exercise, as it is meant to whereas this holds it up in perfect condition for hours afterwards. Love it. I have also used the Ben Nye spray which I detested. It made my makeup stay only it certain spots, making my skin seem peeling - which looked terrible. The Ben Nye translucent powder makes my makeup stay on well (not as well as this but it holds it up very well, about a few hours longer). However as I have dry skin it can tend to make my skin look dry, where as this doesn't, I like dewy makeup and this retains that! The bottle itself is relatively small so I am not sure how long it will last. Hg.
LOVE THIS. Glowy and beautiful skin, love it far more than Dior Amber Diamond. It looks quite like Nars copacabana but doesn't get all greasy or totally wear off. It looks ethereal and makes me look gorgeous, wear it everyday! It's an obvious glow, but not tacky, sparkly or overly shimmery. I am ppp, cool and I find Nars Albatross too yellowy gold though it's a nice glow. Dior Amber Diamond was not glowy enough and was also too warm toned, this is a shimmery brownish silver but it looks beautiful on me and suits my skintone :). I also found Benefits highbeam much too shimmery, I like a nice apparent glow, without glitter or shimmer and this gives it to me! This is the most natural yet glowing of all of the highlighters I have tried. I lost this. I have like Kevyn Aucoin's highlighter (nice but not glowy enough!), Benefit's High Beam (too shiny), Nars Copacabana (beautiful but then turns greasy!), some Becca shimmer powder (bleh!), Nars Albatross (too golden) and I NEED to buy another of this! This is like the one mu product I miss :(!
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Full Cover Concealer
goldenbrown 12/29/2011 6:00:00 PM
Ugh! This is supposed to be max coverage, I am really angry because I am desperate to find a great full coverage concealer that does not come off. I literally just layered four layers of this onto a spot and it did not cover! Talk about bad coverage. Ugh how is this marketed as such a full coverage supreme hero? Not to mention the cap does not go on properly and the shade is a little orange, I wear porcelain and I am PPP, and it has a slight orange tint. Hate this because it sounded perfect for me and doesn't work. and it dries my skin out, the concealer just flakes off leaving red spots bare, ugh! I've never been so angry about a product, I HATE this!
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - DUO eyelash adhesive
goldenbrown 12/28/2011 7:17:00 PM
Does what it should, keeps the lashes glued tight for the whole day!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Lavender Essential Oil
goldenbrown 12/25/2011 4:53:00 PM
Thank you for your reviews! Lavender oil is actually really good, I have kind of overlooked it but had a massive breakout with stubborn spots, I started to apply some almond oil (which makes the skin so lovely and glowing! but doesn't do much to heal my spots) with some lavender oil and it has healed them up nicely, they have gotten much smaller much faster. They were staying big and red for days. Good stuff.
Loose Powders -Givenchy - Prisme Libre Loose Powder Quartet Air Sensation
goldenbrown 11/29/2011 6:59:00 AM
This makes my skin look FLAWLESS. Matt yet glowy - SMOOTH, AIRBRUSHED. Helps my makeup last. Doesn't really offer coverage, but it just makes the quality of your skin look amazing. Could wear this and concealer and look flawless. It makes my skin look smoothed out, it's not dewy glowy but definitely a matt glow, so I apply mostly to my T-Zone or all over when I want a more matt look! Would be a total HG if I liked an all over matt glow instead of the more dewy face :). But still AMAZING, AMAZING product.
I think this is pretty good! definitely holds my makeup on longer and doesn't dry the skin out or break it out like other sprays but it doesn't keep makeup on for very much longer, I was it to be perfect through a 12 hour day ideally, and it doesn't make a difference when I sweat or get a little hot (and I am not oily at all, and don't sweat much, except a little on my nose). Ben Nye translucent powder holds my makeup on much better but it makes me skin look dry and powdery, which this doesn't do. Maybe try the original and dust BN on any oily spots
HG!!! I own about five blushes that I really like. I never thought orgasm would be good for me because it's always been described as peachy or a bit orange, and I am cool toned. I also don't like GLITTER. HATE it. Looks so tacky. But I love a glowing blush. I'm also pretty pale and thought it would be really obvious on my ppp cool skin tone. So I thought orgasm would suck and never thought about buying it...but then I saw it at the nars counter (looked awfully glittery!) but then the MA tried it on and it looked beautiful! I CAN'T wear anything else! I doubt there is a dupe - I have several other glowy peachy pink blushes but this is like the other. It brightens up my skin - it makes me look so pretty! I have used it every day for two weeks (and I have never felt so in love with something that I wanted to do that in my 7 years of make up wearing), getting rid of all my other favourite blushes, I just ADORE this so much. I see plenty of glitter in the pan but none on my face. Love it so much.
Highlighters -Christian Dior - Shimmer Powder 002 Amber Diamond, Spring 08
goldenbrown 9/20/2011 7:33:00 AM
This is nice, it's a longlasting glow. It is pretty but it doesn't make me look lit from within. It's more for warm toned girls imo, because one of the strips is quite orange. I love glowy bronzers, but this just look an odd orange brown colour on my ppp cool toned skin. I used some of the lighter strips, but I would never use the rest, so it's a bit of a waste, and while the glow is pretty I would like a more obvious *wow, my skin is glowing!* glow.
Hair Color -Clairol - Nice 'n Easy in Natural Pale Neutral Blonde
goldenbrown 8/25/2011 12:00:00 PM
Hi there! I really like this product! My hair is naturally a level 5 (light brown) and I wanted to put some blonde in it. I picked this shade, almost the lightest natural shade on the colour scale as I thought that it would only lift my hair one or two shades lighter and it did :). It turned out lovely, a beige blondey brown - about a level 6, no orange on the bottom half - the only thing that went wrong was the top of my roots, they went a rather bright colour as I simply left this on them for too long (no fault of the dye!) the rest of my hair was beauiful. I left it on for 45 mins (which was slightly too much for my roots as I mentioned, but perfect for the rest of my hair).
This is delicious! on first spray, it doesn't smell like anything special. But give it five minutes and it warms up, shakes off that initial floral burst (I hate floral, unless it's a good rose) and smells warm and sexy. It's so addictive once it kicks in, and the scent lasts! I can't stop smelling my wrists and my boyfriend can't keep off my neck - we LOVE this. It's such a sexy, alluring scent. I don't love the bottle but I love that naughty redheaded Alice! This is not the kind of naughty that's hard and gritty, it's coy and devious and smouldering. It's not the kind of naughty of an overt femme fatale, but the naughty of a seemingly unassuming woman who is a powerhouse underneath. It's lures you in and blindsides you with it's warmth and playfulness. It's that disarming enticement that is really entrapment. That is exactly my kind of naughty.