Holy Grail. Hands down best foundation. Period. I have dehydrated skin (different than dry) and mild rosacea. Fantastic in every way. Hassle free. I cannot add any additional information that hasn't already been provided in the raving reviews below. Try it. I'm posting my before and after pic where I used it minimally in specific areas.
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - Makeup Geek- Eyeshadow (All)
tatt2thruandthru 2/22/2013 10:46:00 PM
Some are good, a few are great and the majority are average quality. It annoys me to no end the refills aren't magnetized or have magnets on the bottom. Honestly this where she is undercutting and keeping the shadows at a cheap price. I won't buy from Makeupgeek again based on that, I'm not spending MORE money and time adding my own magnets or purchasing Z palettes from her site which is again what I think she's up to. Lame!
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - Makeup Geek- Shimmermint
tatt2thruandthru 2/22/2013 10:44:00 PM
This is very sheer. While it isn't chalky, it's pigmentation is disappointing. And it annoys me to no end the refills aren't magnetized or have magnets on the bottom. Honestly this where she is undercutting and keeping the shadows at a cheap price. I won't buy from Makeupgeek again based on that, I'm not spending MORE money and time adding my own magnets or purchasing Z palettes from her site which is again what I think she's up to. Lame!
This is absolutely my holy grail brow product. I posted a picture above, the way in which I bend the wand so that it becomes a mess free way of applying the product. It adds texture to the brows specifically for blonde brows that don't show up on the face. It adds texture and color without making them look drawn on or fake.
I have tried nearly all the high-end curlers and this is by far the best one. I have deep set eyes and so this makes it much easier to get a hold of all the lashes as it doesn't have such a deep arch in it. It is also cheaper than Macs.
No matter what I do, I cannot make this product work for me. My current skin condition is normal/combo-dry. I do have fairly visible texture (not acne) in my skin as well as Rosacea and this foundation completely emphasizes all imperfections. I just simply may not have good enough skin for this foundation. It doesn't go on well no matter if I use a primer, silicone based moisturizer, apply with my fingers, spone, paddle brush etc. The lasting power is several hours but certainly not long wearing. Coverage is certainly medium with a satin finish...not too dewy (when using a finishing powder) but not matte. This foundation could have been great if it didn't accentuate the texture in my skin. NOTE: I'm NC20 and Cameo 20 was a PERFECT match.
I really enjoy this product. It is somewhat comparable to the YSL Touche Eclat or Dior Skinflash. In reference to its coverage, it is pretty opaque...opaque for people with moderately bad circles/discoloration. The consistency is very nice and blendable without being too creamy cakey. Its thicker than MAC Moisturecover but not thick as MAC Select. It just has a nice balance that has a little bit better of a price point than standard concealers and a serious price point difference when comparing to YSL or Dior. Packaging is of coarse debateable for sanitary reasons, and it look at least 30 or more clicka to get the product initially started. I will continue to buy speficially for reasons of price point, consistency, coverage and accessibility (in my area).
Tinted Moisturizer -Kiehls - tinted moisturizer [DISCONTINUED]
tatt2thruandthru 1/14/2011 10:24:00 PM
This by far has the most coverage of any tinted moisturizer that I've tried, yet it is the consistency of a moisturizer. This is such a wonderful product on the majority of the week days when I don't wear makeup. This is not only a phenomenal foundation type product but I definitely don't use any additional pre-moisturizing products, this does the job completely which takes out an entire step in a full face makeup routine. LOVE. This evens out my skin tone (mild rosacea) covers the redness without the need of concealer and looks completely natural and slightly dewy. It stays put for about five hours without any powder etc. This is a staple in my collection and one of my most frequently used products.
Crème -Bobbi Brown - Oil-Free Even Finish Compact Foundation
tatt2thruandthru 1/3/2011 10:37:00 PM
Wow, I really love this product. This is by far the nicest feeling/ quality foundation I've tried to date. I've tried MAC, NARS, MUFE, EL, Clinique and many more. This is worth every single penny. It goes on creamy, not too rich, blends like butter. The lasting power was average, I don't mind doing touch ups as touch ups outweigh long lasting (hard to remove/pore clogging) foundations. This product is a dream for normal/combo skins. Coverage is phenomenal, covers all redness that I have from Rosacea. At this point in time this foundation is absolutely my HG.
CONS: Tacky for 20 minutes after application....Accentuates any dry areas, even with great moisturizing.....Color seemed "slightly" lighter than what they claim the shade should be in their shading system......So long wearing it takes some serious work getting completely clean and rid of the product. This is a bad thing for me having sensitive, rosacean skin that is highly reactive. PROS: Great coverage..... Buildable.....Excellent staying power.....Blendable FINAL: I think personally think that Revlon Colorstay is a better alternative to this foundation. In my opinion this foundation just isn't so appropriate for people with skin types other than oily (which during the winter is not the case for me).
I couldn't agree more with a reviewer down below "Faster". This is a very tricky foundation! In the winter I have normal/slightly dry skin. In the summer I have normal/slightly oily skin. It is currently winter here. I have tried several primers, including a LM primer. Yes the coverage is phenomenal, however this foundation accentuates all pores and any blemish or flaw in reference to TEXTURE. This is a full coverage highly pigmented foundation that should somewhat "blanket" the skin, but it does actually settle in your bad areas and can be completely unforgiving. Color matching is also unforgiving and it does tend to slide orange like another review also mentioned. Staying powder was/is ok, not horrible but not "extremely long wearing" like LM claims, thats with or without a setting powder. BTW I think the foundation looks HORRIBLE when using a setting powder (MAC Prep + Prime Trans). I definitely preferred the natural luminous effect of the foundation on its own. Setting powders made it look flaky in areas. I'm just overall dissatisfied and already looking around for a better foundation sadly.
Oh' how I love thee. This works very well for me and does not wash me out BECAUSE I have very pigmented lips. The pigment in my lips pumps up the color slightly in the lippie and I use MAC Hodgepodge Lip Pencil for definition and 4th of July fireworks happen after that. I am a warm (yellow) undertoned porcelain skinned (C2) gal with ash blonde hair for reference. This is an everyday lippie for me, not just a smoky look lippie.
I truly love this product. The absolute best trick to this is to dab a very small amount on the lid and then blend in with a fluffy brush such as a MAC 217 or Sonia Kashuk Crease Brush. Using your fingers to blend this product does not give you a nice even coverage and will perhaps taint your opinion of this product. This is basically a dupe for MAC Painterly PP in reference to shade but much easier to work with, less drying, better movement, better setting power and is a HG everyday shadow for me. This can obviously be used as a base for powder shadows but for the past month I use just this on my lid, highlight brow bone with MAC Blanc Type, and then line my upper lash line. This makes my life so much easier in the land of makeup.
THIS IS A PERFECT DUPE FOR URBAN DECAY VIRGIN (first shade in the Urban Decay Naked Palette not for sale as a single). This is simply put BEAUTIFUL, BLENDABLE, CREAMY, ELEGANT and a HOLY GRAIL.
I have tried a million and one HE concealers and I ALWAYS end up pulling this back out of my small "used" stash of products. This product just refuses to leave my life...there just really isn't anything particularly comparable to it. The opaque/creamy/salmon factor of this product makes it a powerhouse in covering any type/shade of dark coloration. The trick is to use a pin point amount ONLY on the purple or blue spots of discoloration and blend it down with your finger not a brush. Then I use a salmon (or similar tint to the tint of BB Corrector) color based setting powder (Benefit Powderflage) to take down the creamy shine. PERFECTION. FYI- I'm (NC15, C2, Sheer Glow Gobi) with purple/red circles and I use BB Corrector in Light Bisque is Salmon/pink, the Light Peach shade changed the circles strange shades instead of correct them. There is no perfect combo than Light Bisque and Benefit Powderflage.