Liquid -Max Factor - Xperience Weightless Foundation
hellobird 3/26/2011 2:35:00 PM
Light coverage, which didn't cover my blemishes. The finish is nice but got oily very quickly on my skin. The colour was ok but a little bit too dark. Not for me.
This foundation has great coverage and the colour Bone was perfect for me. It lasted ok for a couple of days but then started to get quite oily after a while so I've stopped using it now. Such a shame because I really loved the finish and the coverage!
HG powder! This is the best finishing powder I have ever tried! It lasts amazingly on my skin which usually gets oily within an hour or two of application. I use with a Lily Lolo brush as I found the Bare Minerals ones too scratchy. I've got a pot with the sift lock system which I haven't found to be a problem and it's not too messy.
I LOVE this product! It is great for my skin which is currently very sensitive. The coverage is ok, not as heavy as I usually use but it covers most of my imperfections and I might try the concealers later to see if that helps with the rest. I bought several of the sample pots online to find my colour. It's really good for pale skin because they have a lot of different shades. Usually I am always the lightest shade in foundation but Porcelain was too light so I am using China Doll. The down side is it didn't stay matte for very long (2 hours on my very oily t-zone) but I began to use Bare Minerals Mineral Veil finishing powder with it and it works perfectly. I will definitely buy this again! I have bought the kabuki and super powder brushes and might try some of the blushes soon! HG foundation!
I tried this foundation along with Mineral Veil. It's a good mineral foundation and lasts well on my oily skin. It lasted nearly all day and only became slightly oily around my nose at the end of the day. I definitely recommend using Mineral Veil as it's a very good finishing powder and helps keep my makeup matte all day! I had just two problems with this make up, the brushes are quite coarse to use as they suggest and scratched and hurt my skin when I had the 'make under' in store. The other problem is that the lightest shade 'fair' is far too dark for my skin. I recommend Lily Lolo foundation as a cheaper alternative, they have more lighter shades and softer brushes too! Currently I'm using Lily Lolo foundation and Bare Minerals Mineral Veil.
Foundations -Max Factor - MAX FACTOR LASTING PERFORMANCE
hellobird 2/4/2011 9:45:00 AM
The product creates a good finish but it made my face really sticky and was hard to remove the sticky oily feel at the end of the day. It lasted fairly well, but didn't stay shine free and caused a few breakouts. The colour range is not great. I used fair which was an OK match for me but I felt it got a bit darker during the day and made me look a little orange. I'm still looking for a better foundation.
Liquid -Clinique - Superfit Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
hellobird 10/17/2010 11:38:00 AM
I was really disappointed with this product. I decided to try Clinique and the lady at the counter sold me this foundation in 16 bare. The texture is so runny and hard to get used to and it gives such a sheer coverage it just looked like a layer of orange over my skin. You could see all the flaws in my skin as if there was no foundation there. It didn't keep my skin matte either, after a few hours I was shiny. As I mentioned, the lightest shade was far too orange for me and seemed to get more orange during the day. I was horrified when I saw myself in the mirror at lunch time. I only wore this product for one day so I can't comment on breakouts. The only pros I can find for this foundation is that it felt light on my skin, but then it wasn't covering anything!!!!
This foundation is better than some of the other cheap drugstore options but doesn't stay in place and gives poor coverage. The shade was OK but even the palest shades were a little too orange for my skin tone. The main reasons I stopped using this foundation is because it didn't last very long on my skin throughout the day and had a patchy coverage.
This is an OK product but I don't think it is worth the price and is not good for people with very oily skin. It didn't last very long at all on my oily skin and had a patchy, shiny appearance after just a couple of hours. It caused a few breakouts and just made my skin so oily. The lightest shade, pale ivory 02, was slightly too dark for me.
I liked this product because it gives a great coverage and lasts really well on my oily skin. Most foundations I have tried leave me shiny after an hour or so but this one keeps me looking matt all day. I did break out in some spots whilst using this product but I have never found a foundation so far that has not caused break outs. I didn't use the product every day. The shade I used was 110 ivory. I found it was a little too pale for my skin but the next shade was way too dark so I have stopped using this product for now.