Pressed Powders -Isadora - Anti-shine mattifying powder
snottra 7/17/2012 4:26:00 PM
IsaDora Anti-shine mattifying powder comes in four different colors, the palest of which aren't that pale at all. I am almost a MAC NC15 (actually I'm lighter than that) and can only wear the powder if I've got a tan. Even though this powder gives me sort of a discolored face it is still worth it, since it is the only powder that actually keeps my face non-shiny for a while. I've tried The balms Sexy mama, MAC Blot powder, Kryolan Anti-shine, Everyday Minerals Kaolin powder (or whatever it's called), Lily Lolo Flawless matte and so on. IsaDora is the best. The wrong color is something I can live with, but what makes me only reach for this powder for special occasions is that it causes my skin to break out in cystic acne, bumps that hurt and doesn't heal for a week or two. So, the best at keeping shine away. Not the best color choices and not the most kind to your skin.
Works surprisingly well on my oily skin. Doesn't move around, or create tiny craters from when my pores produce oil, like Everyday Minerals foundation does. (Probably quite unnecessary to point out that tiny craters on your nose isn't that attractive...) Covers more than I thought it would. Use a foundation brush though. Fingers aren't that good with this. I am a little concerned about the color though. I have NC15, and it works well now, after the summer, but what will I do in winter, when I'm all dead pale again? I also noticed that "Damn! This is yellow!" when I applied it to my face, but people just tell me how great I look, so I guess the yellowness of the foundation just reduces my redness. That's awesome. The packaging isn't all that great. Glass bottle, screw on lid. Had to pay extra if I wanted a pump instead of the screw lid. That sucks. Anyhow, overall, it works great for me. I have totally abandoned my Everyday Minerals foundation, which I praised so high before.
Primer/ Corrector -Fyrinnae - Velvet-Gel Silica Primer
snottra 7/14/2009 6:06:00 PM
It's cheap and works okay as a primer, as long as you don't apply too much, which will make white streaks on your face. (These are removed with some water on your fingers and som rubbing, but still.) The huuuuuuuuge con is that I am pretty sure it gives me breakouts. Not small ones either, but big underground pimples and big yellow ones. Didn't think it was the primer until I got a test of another primer, which I used instead, and one week later all the blemishes were gone. Oh, and I don't like the jar either. I'd prefer a tube or something. Jars aren't that hygienic.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation - Intensive formula [DISCONTINUED]
snottra 3/25/2009 4:22:00 AM
Great coverage, but I am pretty sure the lack of zinc oxide gives me acne. Will stick with the matte formula.
When I was wearing Aussie perk me up under my eyes one morning, my friend said "Wow, you got a good nights sleep, didn't you?" I was like "Not really, why?" and she answered "You look so fresh and rested." Be careful not to apply too much though. Gentle, light strokes is the trick. Otherwise it can look a bit metallic.
Great powder when it comes to keeping shine away. It goes on smooth and looks great. The packaging ain't that good. No screw lid or anything, so if you wanna bring the powder with you it's a good idea to pour some over into another jar. Why I won't buy this again? It gives me horrible acne. Bumps buried under the skin, painful and ugly. But, I can still use it as a setting powder over my eyeshadow primer. No money wasted at least.
Great idea, but... Feels like the flocked surface absorbs oils from the skin, rather than applying the powder on the skin. Mine is used more like a blotting-uhm... whatever, rather than a powder applier.
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Angled Blush & Contour Brush
snottra 1/13/2009 3:33:00 PM
Cheap, small, and easy to use. Great for contouring!
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Long handled Kabuki
snottra 1/13/2009 3:32:00 PM
Doesn't cover enough for my taste, is too soft and not dense enough. Can probably use this as a powder brush when my current powder brush dies on me.
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - New Flat Top Brush
snottra 1/13/2009 3:31:00 PM
Much better for covering than the EM Long Handled Kabuki Brush. Much more stiff and dense. Cakey is not an issue, as long as you don't apply too much powder on the brush (which I, for the times when I happen to apply too much to the brush, apply on the cheeks, which are much more likely to NOT show the cakey that can appear from too much powder. The nose isn't as forgiving in that area. :P )
One word: WONDERFUL!
Concealers -Everyday Minerals - Abbott's Perk Me Up Concealer
snottra 1/13/2009 3:23:00 PM
Horrible for fair skin. Way too dark and orange. I gave mine to a friends mother. She liked it.
Not very good for concealing, but great for contouring!
Very good at covering red areas, as long as you don't apply too much, 'cause then you'll look like Shrek or something. I use this, mixed 50/50 with my Start to finish fair from EM, as a primer (or finish powder), and the redness in my face is reduced. Excellent!
Concealers -Everyday Minerals - Sunlight Color Corrector
snottra 1/13/2009 3:18:00 PM
Really strange color. Very yellow, and it does not cover under-eye circles if you're EM Cool Fair in the skin tone. I can't really imagine who will look good in this.