Tinted Moisturizer -Wet 'n' Wild - Ultimate Sheer Tinted Moisturizer - Buff
nnorton10 11/28/2010 6:54:00 PM
Okay, I don't know why I haven't tried this line before (other than lip gloss) but I wish I had. First of all, even Paula Begoun the "Cosmetic Cop" had some good things to say about Wet n Wild - she said one of the best bronzers out there! So of course I looked here on MUA and saw good reviews on several other products in the WNW lineup. So what did I do? I ran like a mad woman to K Mart (my local one has a good selection of the Wet n Wild line) and loaded up! Funny how we gals find the funds when we want new makeup, right? We MAKE it happen! Anyway, I got the tinted moisturizer in buff, blush in Pearlescent Pink, bronzer in Goddess & Princess too. Then on a separate trip I got the loose mineral powder in medium and the mineral veil, and the Mega Glo illuminating powders in Strike a Pose Rose and Catwalk Pink. OH! And I also got the pressed powder in Classic Beige to carry in my purse. Well, I am very pleased with ALL of these items! The tinted moisturizer rocks and I put the loose powder over that, then use the blush or the illuminating powder for some color, then one of the bronzers. I love the way the tinted moisturizer feels - not heavy at all and gives just enough color! My skin just doesn't react well lately to heavy products. I'm in my mid 40's and my skin has changed SO much the last couple of years and it seems "less is more" works for me best nowadays. So, these products are great and very pigmented! And, the most expensive items were only $4.99!! That was the pressed and loose powders and the tinted moisturizer. So, it's worth a try and you won't be out a lot of money if it doesn't work for you! I'm amazed at this line and that's all I've used this weekend and love the way it looks!
Who knew........that I would end up finding a foundation I love in the Revlon line after trying SO MANY other things! Seriously, I've tried them all (just about), from expensive to dirt cheap. When I say expensive I'm talking Lancome, Estee Lauder, etc. I have not tried Bobbi Brown or foundations that are $50 and up, and won't. But recently I did purchase Color Stay and I have to admit I love it so far. It stays all day and the color is a good match. I started out with golden beige but it was a tad too light since I have color from summer, but I'll hold onto it in case I need it in the winter. So I purchased warm golden and it blends into my skin beautifully and provides a very nice finish. I dust it with the Color Stay pressed powder in medium but I use a brush so as not to go too heavy. I am pleasantly surprised at how satisfied I am with this product and some other Revlon products I've tried recently (blush, eye shadow). This might be my new favorite line - it works for me! I know not everything works for everyone, that's the beauty of this web site - to get input and people's opinions on what they've tried and like/don't like. You never know until you try it yourself, but the reviews are really SO helpful! So, for ME this is a winner, hands down, and I will continue using because I'm worn out with the search for a HG foundation! Maybe this is it!
I purchased this product two days ago. I was hesitant because it's been a while since I bought a foundation by Cover Girl, mainly because in years past their color selection has been HORRIBLE but they finally realized not all women are "pink" and came out with some golden tones. So, kudos to CG for that. As for this product - I like it so far. I'm in my mid 40's and my skin is changing and this product covers well w/out being too heavy and provides a really soft, nice finish on me. I bought the warm beige and am glad because after reading reviews, almost everyone said they needed a shade darker than what they got (it goes on lighter than it looks in the container). When I first opened it, I thought "this is way too dark" but surprisingly it matches my skin tone very well. The packaging is kind of awkward - you have to unscrew the container to get to the product so it comes apart in 2 pieces, then the sponge is under a flip open lid on one side. But, nothing I can't live w/out considering I'm pretty happy with the product. I used the Advanced Radiance (also by CG) pressed powder over it in Classic Beige and it looks nice as well. Although I'm not sure if the foundation even requires a powder because it kind of dries to a powdery finish. I think after all these years I have the mind set that I "have to" set my foundation with powder. Any thoughts/advice on this? Anyway, liking the product so far and definitely recommend for those who are "getting older", maybe late 30's into 40's - not sure how it would do on young skin.
I really like this foundation. I think it's my new fav as far as an inexpensive drug store brand. I like the way it covers and it blends into my skin and creates a flawless look. I got the #2 shade (Pure Beige), as the 2.5 was a tad too dark. I know some people don't like this foundation but it works for me - everyone is different and you have to keep looking until you find the one that is right for your type skin. So, for now I am happy with this product! Later!
Foundations -Almay - Smart Shade Smart Shade Anti-aging SPF 20
nnorton10 7/20/2010 9:30:00 PM
Update to my post of 7/20: It sucks. By the end of the day was splotchy looking and I looked so pale, like I had no makeup on. I know makeup is supposed to look natural, but it didn't even look like that. Was not happy with the end results and took it back. I think my new HG foundation as far as a good inexpensive one is Maybelline Matte Mousse - you can read my post about that in the Maybelline product reviews.