Despite all the bad reviews on this product. I actually like this foundation a lot. It's light weight, gives me the coverage that I want (light-medium), build able, yellow based, and easy to blend out! I always get the wrong colors for foundation and concealers when it comes to drugstores but for this foundation it didn't really matter. I'm around an NC40 and I bought the shade Natural Beige 2.5. It is the perfect one for me that blends into my skin so easily that you can't tell it doesn't match me perfectly. It doesn't have the best long lasting wear but I have oily/combo skin and nothing really lasts on my face sadly. I found the consistency suitable for me because I feel really.. icky when I use liquid foundation but this doesn't give me that feeling like it would with liquid. It's really light and it doesn't cake up as long as you apply patiently section by section. If you PILE it on, of course it would cake up. This product doesn't break me out but I don't really have sensitive skin so make sure you check the ingredients before buying. It also has great yellow undertones for my olive skin tone and it is definitely matte when you apply it, but you might need to touch up with powder only oily areas during the day. I usually apply this with either my fingers or my ELF Powder Brush. I just press my fingers lightly into the product and just dot it on my face and blend OR I stipple the brush into the product and onto my face then blend. It looks great on me. You just need to find a good way that works for you. Also this was one of the first foundation I tried on my own and I'm glad I tried it. I'm sure it isn't the best but it's a pretty good drugstore foundation in my opinion. Everyone has different opinions so if you're curious, try it out. It could be your cup of tea or not.
Tinted Moisturizer -Wet 'n' Wild - Ultimate Sheer Tinted Moisturizer--Sunkissed
xhelloo 12/24/2010 5:06:00 AM
I LOVE this tinted moisturizer. I admit it doesn't moisturize the face that well but that's not a big deal. It has great coverage for a little amount. I only have to use the smallest dot to cover the whole face. It sometimes gives a nice dewy finish depending on how much you put. It's good for covering under eyes too. If it doesn't match your skin tone, it blends well still. Mine doesn't EXACTLY match but when I blend it, it's p-e-r-f-e-c-t. It's really nice. I recommend this :)
Concealers -Maybelline - Super Stay 24 Hour Concealer
xhelloo 12/24/2010 5:02:00 AM
Well the one I got matched my skin when I look from the bottle but when I used it, it was lighter so it makes me look like my skin's dry under my eyes and wherever I put it. But it isn't that much of a big deal, I just apply a VERY little amount and blend. This concealer has amazing coverage, that's what I love about it. Just the smallest amount takes up a lot of space. Anyways, I use this concealer mostly as an eyeshadow primer/base. It highlights my eyes and brings them out. It makes my eye makeup last longer. The packaging was nice and the price was okay for a concealer (not too bad). I would buy it again but hopefully in the right color. :)