I can't say I've tried this product but I should point out one major thing before buying. A few months ago I bought a mineral-based makeup which broke me out in roughness and rashes all over my face. It turns out this makeup contain bismuth oxychloride which is like a refined metal basically sanded down and it gives an almost sheer sparkly finish. Unfortunately some people (and quite a lot of people can I just say) may experience breakouts because of this or other similar metal based ingredients. Looking at the description of this product and some of the symptoms that have been listed I feel it's my duty to say something here because I'm very suspicious that similar ingredients are being used for this product especially as it's talking about 'mineralise' - I don't even have sensitive skin but if you have had similar problems with mineral make up in the past then I'm pretty sure this will cause the same problem!!
If you're on a budget and looking for a decent foundation then this is for you. I bought the 100 Ivory and it is a perfect match, it blends well, medium to full coverage, with a nice dewy finish - you don't need too much of this really. I work in a stuffy office and the fact that my foundation looks relatively ok when leaving there is a good reason for buying this product! I'm now stepping into the world of MAC, but should I need to go back to budget foundation then this would be my first choice.
To be honest, I was expecting a lot from this foundation and I managed to find one that was barely used from Ebay. Now I know why that lady obviously sold it on (when it still looked brand new even came in a chanel bag!) because this foundation is the worst I've ever used. The only thing, and literally the only thing that is good about this foundation is the colour. I have really fair skin and can't be bothered to tan all the time and it suited my fair skin beautifully. But not only did it leave me feeling like I was wearing make up but I literally couldn't touch my face in case it came off... I tried everything, using primer, using a sponge or a brush, set it with powder (which gave me more of a matte look which defeated the objective of a dewy finish). It literally lasted two hours and after that I looked terrible! There are many other foundations which are a lot better for a lot less money. The price is disgusting really for the little I got out of it!
I saw this colour in the shop and I was so intrigued by it I had to buy it. Literally the comments did not stop coming from every direction. Even though I am fairly pale it still looked great. It wasn't too thick and it had great staying power - definitely one of my best beauty buys of the year. Worth every penny. Only downside: I wore it that often that it dyed my nails! But that's my fault for loving it so much :)
Foundations -Yves Saint Laurent - Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation
sarah678619 8/30/2010 8:26:00 AM
After years of fake tanning I decided to accept my fair skin for what it is and decided to take that step by finding a decent foundation which doesn't make me look dead. Unfortunately this product did not do it for me. I have combination skin with redness around the nose area and the coverage is just so poor I have to put on about 3 layers and re-apply about 4/5 hours later. My redness isn't overly bad and the fact that this stuff can't cover it is a bit disappointing to me. It also gives me more of a matte look as opposed to dewy and it makes me look a bit chalky as opposed to porcelain fresh. However the shade is absolutely fantastic and has made me realise that with a good foundation I can embrace pale skin. Luckily I only bought a tester but I would not pay the hefty price tag for this stuff. Advice is: If you have dry skin or redness, don't bother.
Primer/ Corrector -Clinique - Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector
sarah678619 8/28/2010 4:27:00 PM
I have to say this made no difference to my pores, nor did it have any long lasting effects on my skin. Unfortunately my pores are very stubborn anyway so I think I would need a qualified beautician as opposed to some 'miracle' cream. It's a shame because it's not cheap!