Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
jesslovescurry 8/7/2012 2:27:00 AM
I really love how this is matte and stays on much longer than the MUFE HD. I also love the color choices and the yellow undertones. I'm 155-160. It photographs beautifully but it does not really have long wearing power. However, Mac and Tarte have foundations that are thicker in consistency and cover 80% of scarring. But, for everyday use, this one is much healthier with its very thin consistency.
Pressed Powders -New York Color - Pressed Translucent Powder
jesslovescurry 8/7/2012 2:19:00 AM
I bought this for a dollar cause I was no where near a decent place to find makeup. I suggest you apply this with a brush or sacrifice looking like you're on coke. Overall, I was impressed that it kept me matte for an hour (I have extremely oily skin). But this product is filled with parabens and made me break out for the first time in a year. I just bought this for fun at a humongous dollar store I was having too much fun at. My skin is sensitive and it's worth spending $30 for a foundation that won't break you out but keep the skin healthier and match your skin tone.
Honestly, this is almost the cheapest concealer when it comes to what is considered to women as higher quality makeup. This concealer lasts FOREVER and that is a great thing but when you have super oily skin, are 16 to your early twenties with nodular acne (or worse), have embarrassing red flakes and scars, you may want to think twice. It definitely looks great in picture, but it sadly does not last a school day for me without people saying "Wow, why does your face look cakey all of a sudden?" The only way you can use this with super oily skin is if you have an awesome mattifying skin care and makeup routine (mattifying primer, loads of spf, mattifying setting spray). Sadly for me a lot of my products have ran out and they cost $$$$$$$ to replace. Best routine for this (extremely oily skin): 1. Clinique acne solutions/Face soap 2. Murad mattifying lotion 3. oil-free high spf moisturizer 4. Pop Beauty Face Magnet Primer (HG, better than Prime Time or Smashbox) 5. matte foundation, then this concealer 6. loads of setting powder (translucent HD) 7. Setting spray (Urban Decay De Slik) 8. Another quick touch of translucent
Powder -NYX - Stay Matte but not Flat Powder Foundation
jesslovescurry 2/22/2012 5:42:00 PM
It has a great finish. Since this is a part of their HD collection I was impressed by its inexpensive price. When I swatched the shades, I thought it was just as good as my Cargo Blu Ray powder. Unfortunately, after trying warm beige and golden beige, my makeup still oxidized. If you are naturally orange, this might be great for you. I really wanted to like this product. I guess I will have to keep investing in high end HD makeup.