a year ago
Loooong overdue review for something I have been using on and off the last 8 years. (I am human, and run off to try the next best thing in hopes that my every dream will come true) Back to the foundation. I have: Dry skin with heavy pores, dents, craters and trace hyperpigmentation from acne. This foundation pulls off the single most important thing someone with my skin needs: 2 Words. TEXTURE CORRECTION!!! Of all the foundations I have used, this powder foundation was shockingly the best at leveling/smoothing the grainy texture of my skin while providing med-full coverage (depending on brush type and layers). I know it sounds crazy considering the fact that it’s a powder but I kid you not, this provides the smoothest, filled in, leveled, your-dents-were-buffed away look that makes me feel reassured and calm every time I checked up in different mirrors/lighting. It was unexpected especially since this is natural matte finish that has no light refracting properties to merely provoke the "illusion" of smoothness. Everything it does is ALL in the formula. There is something about the particle size and powder texture that make the molecules stick to eachother and form a web-like connected barrier that FLOATS over the skin as opposed to SETTLING WITHIN and around the holes/texture in my face. HOWEVER, it’s also this floating, almost skin repelling quality that disguises and corrects texture that will also make you absolutely aggravated with how to get the powder to stick to you face. – Remember, I said the particles smoothly stick to EACHOTHER but float over your skin. You need to solve the first issue. Soo..... how do you get the powder to stick on? Simple: EMU OIL. Please do yourself a favor when trying this foundation and skip all the frustration I underwent while making the powder actually cling to my skin versus rolling/flying off in uneven patches. Buy Montana Ranch Emu Oil from Vitamin Shoppe (other rancid brands murdered my face with cysts) and apply it to your face before wasting time watching powder fly off that is absolutely REPELLING your skin cells. (float effect remember, the formula repels your skin but connects seamlessly to each other!) The emu oil makes the powder molecules stick to your skin and float right above your facial texture. It provides the most healthy buffed effect that looks like great, naked skin and not dry, nasty, powder,-trying-to-hold-on-to-your-skin-in- patches. EMU OIl, EMU OIL. EMU OIL. EMU OIL is the secret. I am acne prone so unfortunately, I cannot say that other moisturizers worked for me (they broke me out) and other brands of emu oil were rancid and wreaked havoc also. Rosehip worked but emu provided maximum smoothness with a bizarre (I swear) “anti-oxidation" effect. I know its counterintuitive, but 100% witnessed. It somehow kept my own oils from changing the foundation color as the day went by. It also kept my skin from absorbing and eating away the makeup (hence the cause of tired, faded face lol) If I were the owner, I would totally put this recommendation on my site. She would have sooo many more repeat customers! ---- *clearing throat Now that I've sang my heart out about the texture support, I have to say that the owner is a COLOR MASTER. For the first time in my life, I have found an exact match that actually enhances the look of health and vitality in my face instead of dulling/ greying out my tone with colors that are not real to humans.lol If you've never had an exact color match, you are gonna want to cry when you look in the mirror and see the difference it could have made all those years. :) . This accentuates the warmth of my skin and does not look the relentless and hideous mid grey, pink grey, olive grey tones that so many foundations don’t even realize they come up with. Sooo, soo, soo few companies understand how to completely obliterate the greyish tones that come from the titanium, I imagine. Somehow, this lady does it. Give her a grammy. She makes like, thirty million shades that I am sure when matched correctly, will make you will feel 1000% more confident. Beautiful just beautiful. I know lots of shades can be overwhelming, but it is sooooo necessary. I have a huge appreciation for the fact that she treats shades like colors of people (duh!) THERE ARE SOOO MANY! Between texture support and fantastic color match, I give this 4 lippies. If they found way to make the formula stick on its own (speed application) or have a dewy finish (which I prefer) I’d be set for life. Never look again, anywhere! . Other things to mention- packaging, please upgrade to lock sifters!!!! This is messy! Shipping can be slow but unfortunately, her product has me addicted. I wait reluctantly. lol Price is amazing at $30 for a big, fat, tall jar that you’ll have for next Christmas. I hope she doesn’t ever close shop because I will honestly buy ten jars (estimating usage rate and lifespan..hmm) If you've read this long, Thank you. I hope you find what you are looking for..... For reference - my top loves have included EL Double Wear, Chanel Vitalumiere/Teint Innocence/Perfection Lumiere, Revlon Colorstay/Colorstay Whipped/Age Defy. (While the finishes are totally different, they all shared the same texture control and color match that Meow does above everyone else.) I don’t know who this magic lady is or where she learned her formulation secrets ---but know an exasperated girl with ugly texture and specific coloration forever thanks you! You have shaved hours off my makeup time and shopping life. lol Color reference- I am a perfect Naughty Chatreux in her line, (please dont ever discontinue this shade!!!) Chanel Clair, ELDW-1W1 Sand, Revlon Colorstay Natural Beige (although Revlon is still a bit greyish but great finish) . Hope this helps! Will attach some pictures if I can find them on this new laptop. Sorry for any typos!
About reviewer (10 reviews)
SkinVery Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairBrunette, Other, Other