Sunday, February 27, 2011

February Favorites... plus one disappointment

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation

The new Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – My shade in 230 Warm Ivory


 SMART-TONE TM technology adapts to the colour and texture of skin.
Flawless natural finish.
With an Oxygen Complex.
Lets your skin breathe.

I was skeptical with this foundation… I'm not a believer in the "Smart Tone Technology" but I wanted to be proved wrong!
I found this product to be a lighter coverage foundation then I was hoping for. It's very smooth and blends easily. It went on beautifully with my Sigma flat top kabuki. It didn't dry to fast on my face so I could take my time with it. I did have to wait till it dried completely to set it with powder. It looked wonderful when it was first applied… After about 2 to 3 hours of wear, I noticed that it became very splotchy! Especially around my nose, eyes and chin (my oiliest places). The weird thing about this foundation, at least this happened on my skin, it made random spots flaky and dry…??? (I think I'll chalk this one up to hormones tho… lol)
However, it's probably a great choice for the younger, fresher faced crowd… Teenagers and 20 something's. If you have more mature skin, I would pass on this one.

I hope this helps someone J

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ulta Extreme Wear Mousse Foundation

The First foundation I'm going to review is the Ulta brand mousse foundation.

I have to say that I was really hoping that this product was a huge thumbs up for me! I love the feel of the "mousiness" texture. The soft, fluffy feel has always been appealing to me. However, I've never tried a product like this before. When the new L'Oreal mousse came out I really wanted to try it but the price tag of $15.99 was a total turn off to me. (I'm not sure why I've never thought to purchase the Maybelline Mousse's?? hmmm… interesting lol)

Alas, while walking around Ulta I realized they were having a buy 2 Ulta brand products, get 2 Ulta Brand product free!! So I picked this up, along with some Ulta nail polish and makeup brushes (which I LOVE)
But I'm sad to say that it isn't on my list of favorite foundation to wear.
I applied this with my F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush (Sigma Click to see brush), and it went on beautifully initially. My face looked very matte and flawless… for about 30 minutes! Even with my Smashbox photo finish face primer!! Grrr….

I tend to have oily/combination skin and this product totally brought out the shine on my face. It literally only lasted on my face for roughly 30 minutes. The oils on my face just ate right through this stuff! Also I realized that up close, this settled in every fine line on my face. Even swatching this on my hand I can see it in every nook and cranny on my hand.

I am not every happy with this product at all! But I'm not willing to give up on it just yet. I'm going to try it again with different primers and during the summer months… I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Future Product Reviews

Liquid/Mousse Foundations

From Left to right
Ulta Extreme Wear matte Finish Mousse Foundation in – Light Ivory
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – 230 Warm Ivory
Maybelline FIT me! Foundation – 115 Ivory
L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation – Warm Natural Beige W4
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup – Natural Ivory 20
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation – 200 Soft Beige & 102 Warm Ivory

I will be reviewing all of these products listed above J
If you have any questions about any of these foundations please don't hesitate to comment below!