Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
lykeomgah 7/1/2010 11:18:00 PM
I've used this consistently (nearly daily) for 2-3 years. I don't know if I can say this is the best drugstore foundation out there, but the fact that I've used it for so long says a lot in itself. As others have said, the color selection is excellent, so it's easy to find a shade that matches/nearly matches. I've had 3 people actually tell me they were surprised that I wear foundation (even though I think it's obvious looking), so apparently it can be "natural-looking!" The consistency is liquid-creamy and glides on easily -- for the base, I like blending it with my fingers, and then going back with a tiny brush on blemishes. It blends great and has pretty good coverage, so the foundation doubles as a concealer (I've tried the True Match concealers and found that I preferred just using extra foundation; the concealers don't always match the foundation). I have red, hyperpigmented blemishes and acne-prone skin too, so I can testify that the coverage is fairly decent, though definitely not perfect! The biggest con of this product is that while it stays on, it can also get really shiny and gross-feeling the longer you wear it, so be careful with the amount of moisturizer you wear under. Another con is that if you use too much foundation or don't blend it well on blemishes, it can get dark/orangey. Overall, I've stuck with this foundation because of its color matching, blending, and coverage, but as far as HG foundations go, I'm still undecided, because it makes me so oily at the end of the day. If I can perfect controlling a shiny face, this would definitely be HG for me!
The BEST moisturizer and cheap too! When my skin is so dry it hurts, I can put this on without fear of stinging. Also, it's one of the few products I can use that will actually soothe itchiness from bug bites. I use it on my face (under makeup) daily and at night, and it doesn't break me out. It can get greasy if you apply too much, but if you wipe off the excess with a tissue you should be fine. I've been using the 4.5 oz tube, and after almost 3 months, it's still lasting me! If they ever discontinue this product I'm screwed!
Blush -Cover Girl - Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach
lykeomgah 4/8/2010 6:39:00 PM
My HG blush! I have tan skin so I have to put a lot of it on for it to show, but I think it's a really pretty color. To anyone who's tried pure pink blushes and didn't like the way they looked, try this. It shows up more pink on the skin without looking super unnatural. And even though the product may not seem a lot, the two Cheekers I've bought previously are still lasting after a year or so. I will definitely repurchase!