Foundations -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation
janicatthedisco 4/15/2012 12:28:00 AM
I used this foundation for about a year, now. It never made me break out and the color matched pretty well. Just remember to wear primer, set with powder, and wash your face carefully twice (or more) a day. These things bring on the makeup's full potential. I have very oily skin, and most foundations make me look really sweaty and gross. But this one did not! I did, however, switch to a different product because I'm very picky. I have cystic acne and this makeup isn't really designed for that kind of coverage. If I only had your average pimples which are kind of pointy, rather than large bumps, I would swear to this foundation. So I would recommend this the most to people with oily skin but not cystic acne. As a bonus: it's really creamy and light and feels great to apply (kind of waxy, which could bother some people), and it smells wonderful.
AMAZING product. I felt it working a mere twenty minutes after applying. Excellent for large or blister-y zits. Very smooth, creamy, and gentle. No vulgar smell! It works like magic. Zits feel smaller in very little time. Prevents breakouts very effectively. With any of my rare breakouts, it works terrifically. It takes two or three days maximum for my skin damage to vanish. For small zits, only one day of use completely diminishes them. Tips: ~ Read the directions. It does say that less is more; one thin layer is best. ~ Feel free to mix and match with other products and brands. I use a variety of brands for my skin care and none of them react badly with Clearasil. ~ Apply to the back of neck. Works wonders. ~ Apply several times a day. It takes a lot of this product to make your skin dry, in my experience. ~ Apply after rinsing face with room temperature water for best results. ~ Wear overnight, even if your skin is looking clear! Prevents stuff very well.
Pros: ~ When first applied, the product looks very dewy. ~ Shades tend to be very, very easy and accurately matched. ~ Covers pores well and completely hides blemishes. ~ Makes acne/ surprise zits less noticeable (if you blend well). ~ The packaging is one of the best of all foundations I've tried. The bottle is small yet there is plenty of mousse to last for a long time (approximately 1 and 1/4 months if used every day). It comes with a fantastic pump that lets you get out as little or as much as you want. If you twist the pump's spout, the bottle closes and it won't leak. I've traveled many, many places while using this liquid mousse and I've never had a drop come out when I didn't want it to. ~ It is applied best with hands, so investment in a brush or sponge isn't necessary. ~ It blends well into the skin. Cons: ~ In the sun, the product tends to turn orange-ish and cakey. ~ After a few hours, the T-Zone tends to get very oily. ~ If you do not blend well, the product looks spotty and caked in VERY bright lights. ~ This product gets EVERYWHERE, if you're not careful. Clothes, anything you touch after coming into contact with your face, the shoulders of people you hug; once again, blending can help. Recommendations: ~ Wear it on special occasions. These generally last from two to four hours, which is not long enough for the product to become oily or cakey. ~ This product only causes breakouts if you wear it for twenty four hours straight, forget to wash it off, and sweat like a pig. Still (I know because I'm prone to zits and blackheads) it is important to protect your skin with an acne-free face wash. Most acne medicine creams come with moisturizers, so I would apply this after washing your face and before going to bed. The routine took almost no time and yet it prevented ALL acne problems. I haven't had a breakout since I started wearing the foundation. ~ Take A LOT of time when you blend. This is really key to getting the best out of the product. Using your fingertips, rub the foundation into your skin in a circular motion. Blend very well. ~ DON'T, I repeat, DON'T use brushes. Dream Liquid Mousse is very smooth in texture, and even the slimmest brush bristles can corrode it. I found that using a brush greatly exaggerates the pores. Hands are best used. ~ After applying, if you find that the makeup is still too thick for you, dampen a towel and very delicately wipe over your face. You're not trying to rub any of the makeup off; you're just lessening the load. If you put a lot of practice into this product, it can work out nicely. I recommend it for special occasions when a seasoned glow is desired.