Showing posts with label Foundation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foundation. Show all posts

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ Shade Fair and Light Swatch

I have one quick swatch picture. It Cosmetics CC Cream is my favorite base product. I am almost done with one tube already! The product itself to me feels like a high coverage Asian BB cream (It CC Cream is actually made in Korea) rather than a CC cream. Or at least what CC cream originated as. Good coverage, good sun protection, natural looking, moisturizing, and nice smelling! It's not the best for summer as I can feel it on my skin quite a bit (very consistent with Asian BB creams I've tried). I am NC20ish right now and I have to mix Fair and Light. The difference between two shades is pretty big so if you are in NC15-25 range, you will probably have to mix. I hope that and the swatch will help you decide your shade! Keep in mind my arm (NC 12ish?) is a lot lighter than my face.

it cosmetics cc cream fair and light shade comparison swatches
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ Shade Fair and Light Swatch
Fair on the left. Light on the right.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 52 Vanilla Comparison Swatch. Old vs New Reformulated Versions.

 I recently reviewed the newly formulated Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix here. Since then, I've acquired the old version as well since I've heard the old version is more yellow. Hmm.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 52 Vanilla. New Formula

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 52 Vanilla

Edit: Here's a comparison swatches with the original formula 

 I finally got around ordering Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. From online swatches, they looked super yellow which made me excited. But after I ordered, I learned that these have been repackaged and reformulated (apparently to be less yellow), which sucks for me because I am YELLOW!!! But this is still somewhat yellow. Certainly enough to "work" for me.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

My Foundation Stash Swatches

To share the fact that I have no foundation that matches me and hopefully help others who are on the same journey to find foundation matches, I am posting my foundation swatches. I have a few that is passable, some for mixing, and a few from unfortunate times of thinking that I am NC30-35. Sad sad days, I tell you. 

Anyways, here's my current foundation stash:
Revlon Colorstay Whipped in Buff, Sand Beige, Warm Golden
Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combo formula in Buff and Golden Beige
Revlon Nearly Naked in Shell
Maybelline SuperStay in Sand Beige
Vincent Longo Liquid Canvas Dew Finish in Golden Porcelain
Vincent Longo Water Canvas in Soft Beige
Shu Uemura Face Architect Illuminating Moisture Fluid in 764
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish in Beige

Foundation Swatches with Flash

Read on for picture with natural lighting

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup Foundation in 130 Shell


New Foundation from Revlon!! And it's not from the Colorstay line. I have two that I happily use but Revlon is my friend, so I tried.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Swatch Update: Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff, Sand Beige, Warm Golden

So I have three jars of this foundation now. Lol. This is a swatch update.

The original review is here. And the second update is here.


Now I have Buff, Sand Beige, and Warm Golden, which are all supposedly warm tone shades. I have three different swatches with different lighting. :) Quick note. Between Sand Beige and Warm Golden, I find that Sand Beige has a bit more pink. 

In intense natural light:
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff, Sand Beige, Warm Golden, and MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20 Swatches 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Review Part 2 with Buff and Sand Beige

Revlon whipped foundation buff sand beige
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup: Buff on the left
and sand beige on the right
As I was getting paler like I usually do in the summer (yes, I do that. lol), I decided to get Buff. My original review is here. This is more of a swatch update. I used Studio Finish NC20 Concealer and original Colorstay shades for comparison. I also used natural light for the swatch. :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation Review

Vichy Liquid Foundation 15 opal 35 sand
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation: 15 Opal on the left,
35 Sand on the right

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation is a medium/full coverage foundation. That medium coverage description might trigger WTH. Yeah, some people use this as a concealer. It's that high in coverage. But here's where the medium description comes in.

I have read that Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation has the same ingredient list as Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation. Vichy one started to have spf in it when Dermablend one started to. Very likely that the two are same foundation. Vichy calls the foundation full coverage, but Dermablend calls it medium coverage. I would go with Dermablend description. Yes, it covers very very well. But it doesn't cover EVERYTHING. You still need concealer for darker marks. My idea of full coverage is the cream foundation for theater makeup sort of thing. If your idea of coverage mainly involves wearable foundations in real life, yeap. This would be full coverage. :) 

15 Opal has very STRONG peach tone. My guess is it would fit NW15 and NC15 people the best, but again the peach tone is very strong so if you are very pink or very yellow, this wouldn't fit well. 35 Sand has more yellow than pink. It's not too yellow though. It would suit people around NC35 the best.

Like I've said, this is very high in coverage and gives matte finish. You definitely need to contour and add blush to put color back in because this makes your face solid one color unless you have really dark spots. It looks a bit cakey but it's not bad at all considering the coverage. It goes on nicely, and there's enough blending time before it dries down. I would recommend setting it because it's transfers a bit easily. Also it has spf 20 (titanium dioxide). Lastly, the formula tends to separate so be sure to shake it before use.

Staying power is decent but it's no Colorstay. It looks decent for about 8-9 hours when I set it. After that it starts to shift a bit on my oily skin.

Packaging is plastic tube, which I like. It's convenient and sanitary. Opening can be a bit messy if you open right after you shake it. They have not very adhesive stickers for the spf info and back. Lame! :(

Here are pictures and swatches! :)


Saturday, June 30, 2012

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup in Sand Beige Review

revlon whipped foundation sand beige
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup in Sand Beige


Updated swatch with Buff is here.

Second update with Buff and Warm Golden is here.


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup is the latest Revlon Colorstay foundation. Regular Colorstay liquid foundation in combo/oily skin formula is one of the foundations I use on regular basis. I wasn't going to try this one out because I have plenty of foundations but I decided to try it after many positive reviews. I am NC25, and I chose 200 Sand Beige. As far as the darkness goes, the shade is workable on me but the tone doesn't suit me. Sand Beige is supposedly warm shade (for yellow undertone people) but it has quite of bit of pink for a warm shade. So it's neutral than warm in my eyes. This shade wasn't yellow enough on my skin. This wouldn't be an issue if I didn't have to apply foundation past my jawline but since I have to bring it down to my neck, the the pink tone is way too noticeable. I did side by side swatch with this and Nude sample packets that were available on display, and there was no real difference. Sand Beige has tiny bit more yellow. I did comparison swatches with original Colorstay shades I have so I hope that helps. :)

The formula is not the airy mousse type I think of when I hear whipped. It's consistency is somewhere between liquid and cream. It's liquidy enough to flatten out overnight after you make a dip in the product but it doesn't run either. It doesn't dry down as quickly as original Colorstay foundation, so you can take your during application. It gives you nice satiny natural finish when it dries down. It's dewier than original formula. Revlon calls it buildable coverage foundation, and I agree. I think this is the most buildable foundation I have used. What I mean by that is sometimes when you build up foundation, it can look so cakey and thick. It looks like the foundation is not meant to be worn that way. This looks quite natural when built up to full coverage. It covers all my acne scars and redness really well.

Staying power is great! It lasts and doesn't move around until I take it off. It may last 24 hours as Revlon claims, but I haven't worn it that long to test (I can't have foundation on for 24 hours). I don't think it will look very fresh even it lasts. After 8 hours, oil breaks through. It stays put but it definitely does look shiny. It doesn't keep me matte as long as original Colorstay does but this doesn't oxidize like the original. 

Packaging leaves a lot to be desired. The consistency is not thick enough to require a jar. It would be much more convenient in a squeeze tube. That way it would be much more sanitary than dipping your finger into the jar. I like to use metal spatula to scoop out the product and then sanitize the spatula with alcohol to keep it sanitary. And the jar is too bulky for the amount it contains, which is less than typical foundation. Lastly, it's impossible to tell the color of foundation because of the jar so prior research may be helpful!

Here are some pics