Posts Tagged ‘makeup’
Thursday, August 15th, 2013
These days, there really isn’t an excuse to have a foundation color that doesn’t match your skin. Maybelline has a line of foundation Fit Me, that not only has an extensive line of color choices, but they are designed blend in with your own skin tone. They all have a translucent base and lightweight pigment so your real skin shines through. We tried it and loved the lightweight feel and the way it blended. However, true to what Maybelline’s website states, the coverage is light to medium. If you have a lot to cover, then you’ll want to use concealer underneath. Also, this foundation is not for oily skin. Since there doesn’t seem to be any mattifying properties, those with oily skin will only get a few hours of good wear from this foundation.
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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
The problem with most of the long wear foundations that we’ve tried is that they’re drying, so they’re not suitable for everyday use. We tried Bobbi Brown’s new long-wear even finish foundation and didn’t see dry skin, even after 3 weeks of daily use. What’s really surprising is that this product contains glycerin and shea butter for moisture but retains a lightweight feel. Retailing at around $58, it also contains vitamins C and E and an SPF of 15. However, most experts claim that you would have to wear an unnatural amount of foundation to get the SPF benefit claimed on makeup. The coverage is great, the makeup lasts, and there’s a great selection of colors. However, if you’d like even more coverage and marathon wear that withstands heat and humidity, we still think Estee Lauder’s Double Wear is the best for special occasions (it’s too drying for everyday).
Click here to read our beauty history article on Bobbi Brown.
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
After seeing Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup profiled in Allure Magazine as a truly innovative product, we decided to give it a try. This foundation is different since it’s water and powder-free, and uses an oil-pigment suspension that perfects the complexion. The result? A highly thin film that corrects imperfections without buildup. When we used the product we couldn’t believe how wonderful the finish was. It doesn’t go on heavy and perfects your complexion, but it doesn’t actually look like you have makeup on. We assumed from the product description that this would be a full coverage foundation, but after using it discovered it was more so medium coverage. At $62 Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup is not cheap but we appreciated the technology behind it enough to justify the price. In the end, we loved the way this made our skin look but don’t think it’s good for those looking for heavy coverage or oil-control.
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
When you have oily skin, the oil tends to break down your makeup, and then over time it looks progressively more ridiculous. We tried Prescriptives Virtual Matte Oil-Control Makeup since Prescriptives has a reputation for being the go to brand for foundation. Unfortunately, Prescriptives is now only available online. So you might be thinking, well how would I get the right foundation? They have a shade finder online so you can select the right shade. However, we found this system to be flawed, particularly since the result is 3 shade recommendations. Your better bet is to do an online chat with one of the beauty experts who will only ask you a couple of questions. But our strategy was to not only give them a couple of celebrities that shared our skin color, but also go on our social media website and give them the image link to our pictures. By doing this we got the perfect shade in the mail! This makeup promises to not only reduce shine but also stop oil production over time. It actually does work! This is a thicker foundation that gives you medium to full coverage, so you natural gals probably won’t like it. The finish isn’t overly matte though, so at least you have a more natural look if not feel. The only drawback with this foundation is that it has salicylic acid, which can be irritating to those with sensitive skin when used on a daily basis. Virtual Matte Oil-Control Makeup costs $35 and shipping is free, but you also get free samples! We got a phenomenal two shade eyeliner and a generously trial sized day moisturizer, so the department store pricing didn’t have as much of a sting. This didn’t have the staying power as one of our favorite foundations, Estee Lauder Double Wear, but at the same time it wasn’t as drying. In sum, this is a great foundation but you need to do some extra work to make sure you select the correct shade.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010
We were intrigued by the L’Oreal Paris USA Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup since it seemed to have more anti-aging focus than any other foundation in the drugstore. It contains an age-reversing serum with 5 ingredients that includes Pro-Retinol A and Vitamin C. It promises to ‘make skin smoother, firmer, brighter, even and flawless’. What we loved the most about this product is that it gave full coverage without settling into lines. However, we would not recommend this for anyone with sensitive or oily skin. The retinol can be an irritant for some people.