After hearing all the hype about this foundation I got a sample and have been wearing it for a few days. It goes on easily and the coverage is quite light. It has a pleasant smell as well and evened out my skin tone nicely. Unfortunately it felt very dry on my skin and looked a little flaky over my dry patches. I've already got products that give me light coverage without feeling so drying, so I will have to pass on this one.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
itslindsey 4/17/2013 1:19:00 AM
EVOO is a MIRACLE for my skin. This is an absolute HG product for me. I have chalky, dry skin prone to flaking and dry patches. I've tried all sorts of moisturizers, serums, exfoliators, masks, etc, and nothing gives me results like olive oil does. After removing my makeup at night and cleansing my skin I just massage a little bit of EVOO into my face and leave it on overnight. It leaves my skin absolutely gorgeous and glowing. I notice less blemishes and reduced fine lines as well. I now get complimented on my skin all the time and always recommend it to people asking what my secret is!
This is a very, very sheer foundation (more like a tinted primer). I only use it on its own when my skin is behaving; otherwise it's just not enough coverage. However, when my skin is already looking good then this product is great for just evening out my skin tone and blurring tiny blemishes and fine lines. It's super lightweight and non greasy too. It's a nice "my skin but better" type product that's good for everyday use.
Liquid -BeneFit Cosmetics - "Hello Flawless!" Oxygen Wow
itslindsey 2/12/2013 11:26:00 PM
I am actually pretty impressed with this foundation! My skin is so dry that most anything other than a tinted moisturizer accentuates my dry patches, but I find that this foundation doesn't give me a lot of problems in that regard. There's still one place that gets a bit flaky by the end of the day but after battling with my skin for so long I'm willing to settle. The color is not perfect, unfortunately. The entire line seems to run really yellow. I got a 10 day sample in Honey and felt that it was a bit dark for me, but not so much that it looked unnatural (maybe just more of a summer shade). I went to Sephora and compared it to the surrounding shades to see if a lighter one would suit me better and it did not; Honey is the closest match. The coverage is really nice for me! I get medium coverage and it hides little blemishes and evens out my skin tone quite nicely. It feels more lightweight than other liquid foundations I've tried and holds up well enough throughout the day, much more so when set with powder. The finish is slightly dewy for me but I like a dewy finish. Overall, not perfect, but close enough!
I'm ending up changing this entire review! This product didn't work for my face AT ALL. It made my skin kind of dull and just blah overall, and my makeup didn't sit very well over it. Thoroughly disappointed, I shelved it for a while. One day, however, I decided to give it a try on my hands and omfg, it is a godsend. My hands are insanely dry and cracked and this product works amazingly well for them. Not a waste of money after all!
Concealers -Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Enhancer
itslindsey 1/7/2013 12:44:00 AM
This product...all I can say is wow. It's a HIGHLY pigmented, incredibly versatile concealer that you can use on its own as a concealer or a foundation, or, that you can add to your existing foundations/moisturizers/primers to customize the amount of coverage you need. I work this into a tinted moisturizer and build it up over areas that need more coverage. My skin looks absolutely flawless and I don't feel like I have a ton of product caked on my face. I also mix it into a drop of my TM at a slightly higher concentration and use it to spot conceal and it works beautifully. The color I was matched to (SX07) is slightly too light for my skin tone (NW20); however, since I can get away with using so little of it at a time and because I'm mixing it with something that better matches my skin tone it's really not a problem. You do have to spend a little time working with this product to get it just right, but once you do, the result is completely worth it. A tiny bit goes a long way, so even though it's a little pricey it will last you a while. This is a fantastic addition to my makeup collection.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
itslindsey 12/31/2012 1:32:00 AM
Love this primer! It does exactly what it's supposed to do and feels nice and lightweight on my eyelids. My eyeshadow goes on perfectly over it and doesn't budge. A little bit of this product goes a long way as well. There is some separation in the tube but if you shake it up it's not really a problem.
I'm quite pleased with this product! Blended very nicely and stayed put all day. Would recommend applying, waiting a few minutes, and then applying again, as it faded a little bit after I first put it on.
I really wanted this to work for me because it looked absolutely flawless when I had it on! But it made me break out so, so badly every time I wore it. I tried to deny it and blame it on other things or products I was using but after a while it was obvious that this was the reason. Needless to say I have since parted ways with this foundation.
I'm quite happy with this product! I have really, really dry skin and have a hard time getting my face not to look flakey. I have never had that issue with this! It evens out my skin tone pretty nicely as well. It would be nice if it had a bit more coverage but given that it doesn't dry out my skin or break me out I'm not complaining! It also feels super lightweight and stays on all day. I use this in Halo.
Eyeliner -Almay - Intense i-Color Play Up Liquid Liner in Raisin Quartz
itslindsey 8/1/2012 1:08:00 AM
Gorgeous color...in theory! I applied it before work in the morning and a couple hours later it was barely noticeable. Very disappointing.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - Liquid Liner in Perversion
itslindsey 7/10/2012 2:04:00 PM
My main issue with this liner is that it's a huge pain to wash off. It sticks to my eyelids and gets stuck in my lashes and just won't come off. It also gets really goopy and sometimes when I pull out the brush there are globs all over it (and I don't leave it open or anything like that). The color is really pitch black but it dries kinda shiny, which I'm not crazy about. It stays put all day though! The brush that comes with it was kinda tricky at first but got easier to used as I wore it more. Once I use this all up I'll probably try something else.
Crème -Urban Decay - Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation
itslindsey 5/19/2012 4:57:00 PM
This didn't work out for me. It accentuated my dry patches quite a bit, which was disappointing because everything else about it was very nice! Good coverage, really lightweight, and easy for me to blend. Just wouldn't recommend for dryer skin types.