Liquid -The Body Shop - Extra Virgin Minerals Liquid Foundation
tangelina 11/10/2012 8:49:00 AM
Coverage is medium, no additional concealer required. The product has a fragrance to it, which is pleasing to me. It has a dewy finish but feels slightly sticky to me as I prefer a lightweight foundation. It applies okay over my dry skin, but the major downfall was that it seems to turn pale after exposure to the sun, like I'd turn unnaturally white after say, an hour in the sun. All in all, I will not repurchase because there are plenty of better alternatives out there.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
tangelina 11/10/2012 8:37:00 AM
After reading all the rave reviews on MUA, I caved in and got this in nude, which is a good match to my skintone. I have been using this for quite some time and I've been loving it. Coverage is light, so concealer is needed for dark circles (I have terrible dark circles) and occasional zits, but on good skin days, I just set this with E.L.F HD powder and it lasts all day. Doesn't oxidize on me and it photographs great. I also have dry (with occasional flakes) and this applies fine over those areas. It has a super natural finish and gives me the my skin but better look. If you have pretty good skin and just want to even out your skin tone, this is the product for you. However, it is definitely on the pricey side. Nevertheless, I will repurchase unless I can find a cheaper alternative of comparable quality.
Concealers -E.L.F. - Studio Maximum Coverage Concealer
tangelina 11/10/2012 8:21:00 AM
I'll start by saying that the coverage is great, even comparable to my IT cosmetics bye bye undereye concealer. However, it is pretty dry, and it emphasizes flakiness. So I only use it for undereyes and the occasional zits, but not on the cheeks where I get slight redness (and dry patches). The shade I chose was sand, which is a pretty good match. The amount you get for the price is simply amazing, and the stuff stays on all day, so a tube will probably last at least a year. It would be perfect if the formula could be slightly less drying, but then again, it's oil-free. If only E.L.F would come up with a normal version :( Anyway, I will definitely repurchase simply because I don't think I'll ever be able to find a cheaper and better alternative.
BB Cream -Boots - Beautiful Skin BB Cream Normal/Dry in Fair
tangelina 11/10/2012 8:06:00 AM
Love love love this bb cream. I got this in fair and it matches my skin tone well, which came as a surprise as past BB cream ventures only left me in disappointment. Coverage is decent, my slight redness and dark circles were concealed in a breeze (but on bad circles days, additional concealing is required). The product does have a fragrance to it, but it fades about 10 minutes into application. Can be spread easily with both brush and fingers, and it has a dewy finish. All in all, I will definitely repurchase because for the price v.s quality, it is unbeatable.
Didn't like this product at all because it gave me a grayish tint, typical of asian bb creams, and it felt sticky on my face, even though I had used it sparingly. Granted, I did not set with powder, but still. On the bright side, it smells heavenly, and the pump dispenser is definitely a plus point. It is readily available in my country at reasonable prices, so that's a positive too. Coverage is decent, doesn't emphasize my occasionally flaky skin. All in all, I won't repurchase due to the shade range.