Thursday, January 22, 2009

Foundations

I stalk Sephora.com. I love it. I finally got my hands on the Dior twilight palette. I got the email today but it was already sold out. Good thing I check for goodies daily, so I bought it last night. ha ha.

Anyways, today I want to review foundations.

I am a huge Dior fan even with all the crazy fragrance. I own a whole bunch of dior foundations and I'm loving the new Diorskin Nude. I want the powder too.


Freshface foundation in Chalet Girl
Pros:
1. Natural
2. Light to medium coverage
3.SPF 20
Cons:
1.Frequently out of stock.
2.Chalky
3. Not long lasting


Tarte Recreate Antiaging foundation in #6 warm bisque
Pros:
1.Natural, Fragrance, Dye, Paraben, Sulfate free whoa..
2.Hydrating, leaves a smooth finish
3. Photogenic.
Cons:
1. Hard to match undertones (all pink/red)
2. Not long lasting


Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF 25 in #021 Linen
Pros:
1.Lasts alllllllll day.
2.Medium coverage, very natural melts onto skin
3. SPF 25
Cons:
1.Nothing for darker skintones
2.Not moisturizing
3.Perfumed


Diorskin Pure Light in # 200 Light Beige
Pros:
1. Hydrating, melts in your skin coverage
2. Light coverage, illuminates the skin without being shiny.
3. SPF 15
Cons:
1. Almost no color choices all pink undertones :(
2.Fragrance


Lancome Teint Idole Ultra in #2 Buff
Pros:
1.Feels luxuriously soft. Ooooo
2. Super long lasting medium to full coverage.
3. Gives a whiteish cast
Cons:
1.Can cause acne ( it is heavy)
2.Not enough undertones (mostly pink again)


Shiseido The Makeup Hydro Liquid Compact in I20
Pros:
1. Price quality meets recession! ha ha.
2.Light natural (super silky) looking coverage
3. Hydrating
Cons:
1. Often sold out :(


Shiseido The Makeup Powdery Foundation in O20 Natural Light Ocher
Pros:
1.Price
2. Natural looking (but can get cakey because you might need to reapply during the day)
Cons:
2. Nothing for dark skintones
3. Not long lasting


Bobbi Brown Oil free Even Finish Compact Foundation in #3 Beige
Pros:
1. Medium to full coverage
2. Lots of natural looking color choices
Cons:
1. Cakey
2. Not moisturizing can look dry


Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #4.5
Pros:
1. Sheer and lightweight (looks supernatural)
2.Hydrating
Cons:
1.Fragrance
2. Expensive and limited to few stores that sell them.


Make Up For Ever High Definition Invisible Cover Foundation in #120 Soft Sand
Pros:
1.Every color and undertone under the sun whoooooa
2. Medium to full coverage. (Easy to blend looks super natural)
3 Long lasting and it's oil free :)
Cons:
1. Drying
Really awesome foundation for a great price.



Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 in 021 Linen
Pros:
1.Easy to blend. Silky smooth and hydrating.
2.Medium coverage yet looks natural, melts into the skin.
3.Natural minerals
Cons:
1. Chalky on darker skintones.
2.Fragrance.
Darn. I had to lug my booty to 42nd and Madison to get my hands on this. This one is luxurious. Reminds of YSL foundation but less silky and less fragrance.


Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation SPF 15 Oil free in Light L2
Pros:
1.Very photogenic.
2. Medium to full coverage. Natural looking.
3. Easy to apply and blend. Very silky.
Cons:
1. Smells foul. Yes FOUL eww. Like plastic and god knows what.
2. Oil free but feels greasy. Transfers on clothes if not set
3. Chalky on darker skintones


Philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15 in Beige
Pros:
1. Hydrating
2. No mess application
Cons:
1. Dewy finish? more like super glittery...eek
2. Very sheer

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