- Category: Foundation -

Diorskin Star Foundation

I cannot get this foundation to work for me. I couldn't wait to try it after the Dior Nude has become my Holy Grail over the past year. I was given generous samples of this in 3 different shades to try, I really wanted it to work for me but it didn't. The shade I settled on was 031 Sand, which has a yellow undertone to it, 030 Medium Beige was too ashy and 040 Honey Beige was too dark. 031  Sand despite having yellow undertones isn't a match, and while in the swatches (below) on the back of my hand seem a perfect match, on my face the yellow is very obvious. Like I have jaundice! I tried mixing the shades but that didn't work out either. This foundation is perfect on paper: Brightening and illuminating properties…

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Current Skin Care Routine.

My skin care routine changes regularly, I try to take advantage of different products that offer different results. I'm always looking for new products to try as well as going back to firm staples. A skin care product has to be pretty amazing in performance for me to repurchase it. I am that person that uses 20 products every morning and night! (not actually 20, but you get the idea). I haven't included cleansers or weekly treatments like masks, I plan to do that in a separate post. Here I'll be concentrating on a few items that I'm trying to use up. Toners I always use a toner, I know that a lot of people don't agree with the importance of a toner. In my case I feel my skin benefits and behaves better…

Giorgio Armani Luminessence Bright Revelator Universal Greige BB fluid SPF 50 PA++

I'm a firm believer in sunscreens, I wear a few different layers in strong sunlight and at least one product with SPF in winter. One of my favourite ways of wearing an SPF is mixed in with a foundation as sometimes layering a foundation on top of a high sunscreen can be tricky. Enter Giorgio Armani Luminessence Bright Revelator Universal Greige BB fluid SPF 50 PA++. Yes that is a very long name! Firstly this is a BB cream, not a foundation which means medium coverage. But it has one of the highest SPF protection in the industry. It goes on very easily and smoothly with a grey tint, but settles down quickly to adapt to your own skin colour. I don't apply anything on top but do occasionally add concealer to my under…

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Compact Makeup

Imagine a cream compact foundation that is velvety smooth and deeply moisturising, that has a dewy finish and perfect adjustable coverage. Well Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua Cream Compact Foundation is just that. It goes on smooth as butter, with a fresh skin looking finish that doesn't dry your skin out. Beige 30 which has yellow undertones, wore comfortably on my skin without changing colour. If you are normally scared of compact foundations, but always liked the idea of one, this is basically a cream jar formula in a compact with a mirror and sponge!

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By Terry light Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush in no 2 Apricot Light

By Terry make some of my most favourite base products ever. Their discontinued plumping fluid foundation was my holy grail foundation. This is their Light Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush. The foundation is exactly as it is described, a foundation that perfects your face with light in a brush dispenser. It is incredibly lightweight with very little coverage, however the clever formula floods your face with light to give a ethereal  glow that blurrs your imperfections. I have the shade 2 Apricot Light which is an apricot shade suitable for most light and medium skin colours. As there is no heavy coverage the shades are very forgiving. It is worth mentioning that you get 17ml here as opposed to the regular foundation size of 30ml, however this does seem to go a long distance. By…

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Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer sx 06

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is a high pigment full coverage foundation. It's not a bb cream, a tinted moisturiser, a this or a that, it is a proper foundation. It gives a flawless finish that lasts all day. You can achieve a light finish with less product but this is ideal for when you want a full coverage look effortlessly. Because of the high pigment, you need a tiny amount for a perfect look. You never end up with a masked face, however it is very important to get a correct colour match. With almost all other foundations you can go a shade lighter or darker but with this Sensual Skin Enhancer you wont be able to get away with it. I got shade 6 which has a very yellow base, at first…

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