Archive | November, 2013

Why didn’t I try this before! Review – MUFE Pro- Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation

8 Nov

A few months ago I was in Sephora looking for a good face powder and the sales associate there recommended the MAKEUP FOR EVER  Pro- Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation.  According to the company it can be used wet or dry but the plan was never to use it as a foundation  – only a finishing powder.

With its transforming texture, PRO FINISH is the 1st multi-use powder foundation that allows you to fully customize your finish and coverage level.
Formulated with exclusive bio-mimetic coated pigments, its breakthrough formula can be used wet or dry.

Apply it wet for a sheer semi-matte perfection or dry for a full coverage, matte result.
Created with talc lightweight formula, its texture is long lasting, has buildable coverage with no chalky effect and easily blends for a perfect professional result in just minutes.

Enriched with hydrating ingredients, PRO FINISH corrects and evens the complexion without drying our the skin.
Choose from its wide range of shades to find your perfect match.

As a finishing powder the Multi – Use powder was ok but I wasn’t wowed.  I still had an T-zone after a pretty short amount of time.  II still used it occasionally but it wasn’t my favorite product by any means.

Today I was  getting ready for work and just for the heck of it I decided I would  use  the powder wet and see what happened. I was pleasantly surprised!  It looked very natural and still did a good job evening out my complexion. If I had more time I could probably have gone over the uneven areas again for more coverage.  The best part? I went to the bathroom at 9am (did my makeup at 7) and my t zone wasn’t shiny. At 11:30 am it was starting to look a tiny bit shiny but normally by this time of day I would have an oil slick on my tzone.  It’s almost 3pm now and I still haven’t had to blot. This has NEVER happened before! I didn’t use mattifying products or powder – just the wet powder foundation!

The powder comes in 19 colors and is available at Sephora or the MAKEUP FOR EVER website.

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Boscia BB Cream

5 Nov

I got a sample of this BB Cream with an order from Sephora quite a while ago. I finally decided to try it out last week. I was hesitant because it’s supposed to be one of those self-adjusting shades and honestly I’m a little leery of those.

What it is:
An oil-free, skin-perfecting “Blemish Balm” that creates a flawless finish as it moisturizes and nourishes the skin.

What it is formulated to do:
– Oil-free botanical formula to promote skin elasticity and reduce the look of fine lines
– Features SPF 27 sun protection
– Comes in one universal lustrous shade

B.B. Cream is the ultimate multifunctional treatment. The gentle botanical formula creates a lustrous, flawless finish as it hydrates, firms, and soothes the skin. It helps to diminish the appearance of pores, fine lines, and uneven skintone while providing long-wearing, natural coverage that conceals imperfections. The self-adjusting shade warms to complement most skintones for sheer, flawless coverage. Designed to repair damage and protect skin from future damage without irritation, it’s packed with antioxidants and physical sunscreens that provide broad-spectrum sun protection rated to SPF 27 and PA++. The PA system is a grade of UVA protection that provides superior defense against the rays that cause collagen damage and photo-aging of the skin.

My first impression – the formula was definitely not what I was expecting. When I first opened the package some liquid came out – like the product had seperated.  I don’ t know if it was because I had the sample for a while or if thats they way it normally is. I had to mix it together in my hands before I could apply it and it felt pretty watery and was hard to mix.  When I put the cream on my face it looked quite dark but it did lighten up a bit. I wouldn’t say it matched my skin tone – it gave me a yellowish cast that made me feel jaundiced.  Based on that sample it isn’t a product I would spend my money on.