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Makeup Reviews: Raw Minerals Foundation

raw_minerals_foundation reviewI’ve finally jumped on the mineral makeup bandwagon: my favorite base of the moment is Raw Natural Beauty RAWMinerals Foundation and its companion, the maximum coverage foundation brush.

I got the foundation in Medium 1, and surprisingly, it matched my skin really well. I’m usually in the pale ivory whitest-of-the-white category, but not this time ( I can thank all my use of Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer for that).

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Makeup Reviews: Redpoint Airbrush Effects Blushwhip

redpoint cosmetics blushwhip cream blush reviewA long time ago in a DermStore far, far away, I picked up a jar of RedPoint’s Airbrush Effects Blushwhip in Glow, a peachy-pink shade. At first glance I thought to myself, “this is going to get messy.” The crèmelike consistency of the product isn’t what I usually favor, but I’m not one to judge a product by its cover (only its coverage!).

Applied with your fingers, Redpoint Blushwhip is supposed to give a sheer, natural, radiant glow. I was impressed with the results. The color easily blended into my skin, making it look very natural. Because of the consistency, it did make me glow, in contrast to the matte look you get with powder blushes. My complexion was flawless. It was a very satisfying experience, with only a couple of drawbacks.

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Makeup Reviews: By Terry Light Expert Foundation

By Terry Light Expert Foundation ReviewTerry de Gunzburg is the creator of Yves Saint Laurent’s superstar Touche Eclat Radiant Touch and founder of the high-end line By Terry. I was lucky enough to try By Terry’s Light Expert Foundation, and I’m happy to report I was impressed.

This product needs a little explanation – basically, the foundation comes with a brush attached (reminiscent of its YSL counterpart). Luckily, if you’re not comfy with applying foundation with a brush you can always use your fingertips. (I tried it in #101 Beige Light, if you’re curious.)

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Makeup Reviews: Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer

Stila Tinted Moisturizer ReviewFull coverage foundation has been feeling too heavy lately – I’m in for a more natural look, so I’ve been sampling a lot of tinted moisturizers lately. I tried Stila’s Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer in Light, since I’m a big fan of the brand in general and hoped it would measure up to BeneFit You Rebel and Sugartint.

The color was a perfect match for my skin (fair with slightly warm/yellow undertones), and I was impressed with Stila’s choice of different shades, since some tinted moisturizers who shall not be named offer only one or two color options. The product blended seamlessly with my skin, and though it seemed thick, it didn’t feel heavy to wear. (It was just the teensiest bit sticky, though.)

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Makeup Reviews: Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation

adriana-lima-and-maybelline mineral power liquid foundation reviewMaybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Foundation is the liquid version of Maybelline’s Bare Escentuals-esque mineral powder foundation. I tried it in Light Beige, and I have to say that the shade bordered a bit on orange-y. My skin has warm yellow undertones so I’m not exactly complaining, but who’s heard of an orangey beige?

This SPF 18 foundation offers an on-the-fence type of coverage, definitely not sheer and definitely not full. While it seemed to mask minor discoloration like dark undereye circles well, my blemishes showed right through, so plan on using a concealer in conjunction with this baby if you’ve got zits.

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