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Jumat, 07 Oktober 2011

review: Sephora Mineral Loose Powder Foundation shade: med 26

FROM SEPHORA

What it is:
A hydrating, 97-percent-mineral foundation that creates a matte, flawless, natural-looking finish.

What it does:
Achieve beautifully buildable coverage with this versatile complexion-perfecting essential, suited to all skin types. Even out skintone, and conceal blemishes and imperfections with this antioxidant-infused formulation.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Synthetic Fragrances

Price: $18 on sephora web-store, but now on sale $3 only

What else you need to know:
Achieve an enviable complexion with ease:
-Step 1: Place a small amount of powder into the cap (less is more).
-Step 2: Using SEPHORA Mineral Powder Brush #45, spin the brush to crush the minerals in the cap. The brush has a hypoallergenic, nontoxic, anti-bacterial coating that will act like a magnet for the powder, causing less mess and helping to keep skin healthy (suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive).
-Step 3: Pack the excess powder into the brush.
-Step 4: Start in center of face and blend going up and out, and out and down; repeat for more coverage.


 MY REVIEW
I decided to try it due to the consistent good reviews at FD forums. They all said the good things `bout this mineral foundation.Unfortunately I was not a big fan.I'm sorry to say ,but I'm joining the "disappointed club". :lol

what i`d like:
- i choose `med 26` shade, it`s just match perfectly on my N30 skintone.
- the texture very creamy and delicate soft,glowy  and smooth finishing.so, if you have a flawless skin, you`ll love this product.

and just because i dont have a flawless skin, i dont like this product! why??
-sheer coverage! this powder have a rave `bout the great coverage, and i`m so curious...I hope this would help hide my redness and my acne scars, but its not! the Coverage is sheer to medium. and i have to layer to get absolutely coverage for any blemishes.
- cakey and sink into my finelines. after less than 3 hours, i looked at myself in the mirror and the powder had caked and looked extremely unnatural.I can see patches, especially on my nose.Maybe my main problem with mineral makeup so far is that I have to layer it on to get the coverage I want, and once I do it ends up looking really cakey.
-Didn’t do much for oil control but it’s not a drying too.
-My pores on my cheeks suddenly get larger.

Minggu, 02 Oktober 2011

Review: Physicians Formula shimmer strips Gel Cream liner in `Glam blue eyes`

Product Name : Physicians Formula shimmer strips custom eye enhancing Gel Cream liner in `Glam blue eyes`

Description:    Three custom shades provide a glamorous look to define and enhance your eye color.Unique gel cream formula glides-on effortlessly and smoothly while providing the definition of a liquid eyeliner.   Long-wearing, water-resistant and smudge-resistant formula provides 24-Hour definition. Includes Pro-Eyeliner Brush for effortless and precise application.Stackable eyeliner pots can be pulled apart for individual use on-the-go.


Review:
OK, I'm  going to review this new Physicians Formula shimmer strips custom eye enhancing Gel Cream liner.The web price? $10.99 at drugstore, but i have to pay more for international shipping cost. So I purchased the Glam blue eyes Trio for $15 ( approx idr 145k) and i got 3 colors ($5 ea) and and total weight of 6g (2g ea color).It's not all that cheap, but you get 3  colors to play with. I bought the trio  Glam blue eyes collection that has black, a medium blue, and a silver liner.
this product is composed of three square gel liners that twist to fit one on top of another, and can twist off to be stored separately. And they come with the brush.
Gel eyeliners are my favorite for lining my upper lids. The quality of this product is great .I've put this on in the morning at 9am and still perfect when I  wash my face at 10pm. It dries quickly and becomes smudge-proof after drying.The gel cream-liner lasted on my eyes for a full eleven hours on my eyelids without any smudging or running.
I personally purchased the glam blue eye trio’s,because they contained the silver liner colors that I wanted.The colours themselves are pigmented and each colour has a different texture.they are smooth and glide on easily (especially the black one).

the colors:



The black is really soft and has silver glitter ( I was very surprised that this hidden glitter) .I have to say that I like the black and silver more and the blue colors is not as pigmented but works just fine. Also, I used the black shade on my water line as well and it seemed to stay put there for a few hours (wow!).i have a little bit dissapointed with the blue colors, the texture not so pigmented  and doesn`t smooth and  glide on as the black or silver colors. But the staying power still good like the others.

swatch:

you can see the different texture and pigmentation  from the black, silver and blue colors. The black one is the best.
without flash

with flash
another dissaponted? the brush! altought they come with the cute brush, in my opinion the brush is more like an eyeshadow brush than gel liner brush. I only used the brush once, and the result just so mess! so i decided to use my own pupa gel liner brush to apply this gel liner
overall, me likey this product! Especially the black color one. Great staying power & texture, Totally waterproof and smudgeproof. B+ ratting for this product. I just hate the blue colors texture and the brush!