I've used this foundation for over a month, and repurchased it recently since I was beginning to run out of product, however! I threw away the remainder of product left in my first, and will be returning the back-up because I have since come to the realization that this is ruining my skin! I loved this foundation for the coverage and finish-- I had a few pimples and some marks from previous break outs, and this covered them better than anything else but the more I used this, the more my skin needed the coverage. I finally connected this foundation to my clogged pores and emerging blemishes, and discontinuing use of this foundation has made a world of a difference in my skin! Pass on this one ..
A makeup artist applied this to my face, along with dallas blush/bronzer (which I now LOVE btw). The following morning, there were blemishes everywhere she had applied the foundation- around my nose and cheeks. Beware if you have sensitive skin!
This foundation provides a flawless finish when coupled with concealer and good skin days. Like most foundations, any dry patches will be amplified so be sure to start with a moisturized face. The foundation itself literally melts into my skin for easy application. I set this with either with MAC MSF Natural or MAC prep&prime translucent powder and it lasts all day ..I prefer this to my Revlon Colorstay and MAC Studip Finish because it applies more evenly and feels lighter on the skin, however I prefer NARS Sheer Glow so this is my cheap alternative. Definitely worth trying! For reference, I am shade NC15 in MAC foundations, Siberia in NARS Sheer Glow, and Ivory in Revlon Colorstay. I purchased the shade ST-01.
Rose Petal is an exact dupe for MAC's "Lilicent" Blush Creme ..i own both and seriously, even down to the packaging, these are identical. I definitely recommend purchasing NYX Rougue Cream Blush- in my experience, all shades have proven to be beautiful, blendable, natural, and long wearing.
Blush -MAC - Mineralize Blush Duo - Earth to Earth (Grand Duos Coll.)
itssarahmarie 4/2/2009 1:50:00 PM
I can't imagine my face routine without it. :) It warms up my skin tone in the most natural way. Purchasing a backup? Ohh yes. The thought of being without it is frightening. I have yet to find another shade so complementary to me.