Monday, January 31, 2011

Reader's Choice!

Hello Everyone,

So, I thought I put the reigns in your hands....What product do you guys want me to review? Post in the Comments section.

Thank you!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Boots No7 Lifting and Firming Foundation

Product: Boots No7 Lifting and Firming Foundation

Description as stated on Website: Give your skin an extra lift with this incredibly clever foundation. It's bursting with beauty benefits. Peptide technology boosts the collagen and elastin content in your skin to helps firm your skin and smooth out lines. Vitamins, algae extract and seaweed extract make skin more responsive, helping it to behave like young skin. The silky, lightweight formula will even out your skin tone leaving you looking flawless and younger. Contains SPF 15 Sunscreen to protect your skin from the aging effects of the sun. Coverage: medium. Skin type: suitable for more mature skin.

Created with Care. We've created this hypo-allergenic product using only ingredients we know and trust. It has been tried and tested by guests with even the most sensitive skin, so you'll know it will be good to yours. Dermatologically tested. Fragrance free. SPF 15

Coverage: Medium to full

Price: $14.99

Shade: Nude (perfect match) and Vanilla

My thoughts: Finally!!! A foundation that matches...perfectly!!!! I love this foundation. It covers very well, but it doesnt look like you have anything on. You dont have that cakey look, which is always a plus.

I got this shade in Nude and its a PERFECT match for my NC25 skin. It has enough yellow and is not beige. It covers and blends beautifuly. I applied it with my foundation brush and it covered all my acne scars. I still used concealer though. I probably didnt have to but i just wanted to anyway haha. I am very happy with foundation. I put it on over 5 hours ago and it still looks as if i just applied it. However, my skin is oily and a little shine is coming through, but i just lightly brush on my MAC StudioFix Powder. No big deal. I love this! This is better than than their Boots No7 Stay Perfect Foundation. Another plus....it has a pump!
  
Compared to NC25: Nude is the perfect shade for us NC25 ladies. Vanilla was darker and pinkish.


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mark. Face Xpert Flawless Touch Makeup

Product: mark. Face Xpert Flawless Touch Makeup

Description as stated on Website: Hide flaws and diffuse light with this lightweight, oil-free, professional coverage formula. Sponge-tip applicator helps makeup glide on smoothly and mess free.

Coverage: Sheer to Light

Price: $10

Shade: Buff

My thoughts: I was excited to try this since it got COSMOgirl! 2006 Kiss of Approval Award Winner "Easiest-to-Use-Foundation." Sadly, I was disappointed. The packing is sooo weird and annoying you want to throw it against the wall. 
From Avon.com
 
mark doesnt have makeup that is specific for different undertones. Anyone can use their makeup regardless of your undertone. It has no coverage at all, very streaky, no staying power.

Compared to NC25: I thought Buff would match me, but no. It looks pinkish.

in HDR

Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup

Product: Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup

Description as stated on Website: Neutrogena SkinClearing® oil-free makeup is the first and only liquid foundation formulated with MicroClear® technology to not only treat blemishes, but to also help prevent emerging breakouts. MicroClear® technology boosts the power of salicylic acid by breaking through oil and unclogging pores for fast acne relief.

Its shine-free, natural coverage lets skin breathe and won't clog pores.



  • Natural look, breathable feel

  • MicroClear® technology treats and helps prevent breakouts

  • Controls shine and won't clog pores

  • 12 shades



  • Coverage: Light to Medium

    Price: $10-15 (depending on where you buy it and where you live)

    Shade: Nude, Natural Beige

    My thoughts: You know how I said that cosmetics companies need to make more makeup for yellow undertoned women (light, medium and dark tones)? Neutrogena isnt one of these companies that looks like they are even trying to cater to the yellow toned girls.

    I didnt buy this because the shade selection for yellow undertones were close to nothing,. However, the ones I did find were too dark.
      
    Compared to NC25: Couldn't find a shade that matched me at all. Nude looked like it had pink tones in it and Natural Beige was way too dark, but did have yellow undertones. (NC 30-35). Next!

    Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation (Combination/Oily Skin)

    Product: Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily Skin

    Description as stated on Website: ColorStay™ Makeup with SoftFlex™ provides lightweight comfort, so you feel like you’re not wearing makeup. Looks fresh for up to 16 hours.

    Coverage: Medium to Full coverage

    Price: $10-15 (depending on where you buy it and where you live)

    Shade: Buff, Sand Beige, Golden Beige

    My thoughts: I have read so many reviews about this foundation! So, why am I doing yet another review, you ask? Well, its for my NC25 ladies of course! Sadly, there isnt a shade in this line that matches an NC25. Some of you that are NC25 but not as yellow, but with neutral undertones might be lucky and can get away with it, but for those who are truly NC25...I'm sorry ladies...I feel your pain.
    Its very cakey and hard to blend. You WILL look like you have makeup on...even if you dont slather it on. It has been said that Revlon Colorstay is a dupe of MAC studiofix fluid. What do I say? Its close...but StudioFix is much more bendable and has an abundant of colors for the yellow-toned ladies. Coverage is about the same for both. Would i buy it again? No.
      
    Compared to NC25: Couldn't find a shade that matched me well enough. Buff was too light, but had the yellow undertones (comparable to NC20). Sand beige seemed to have neutral undertones, which would look weird on my face and Golden Beige which is supposed to match every Asian or person that have prominent yellow undertones, would have been perfect except...its too dark (comparable to NC30-35).


    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Almay Truly Lasting Color Foundation Review

    Product: Almay Truly Lasting Color Foundation

    Description as stated on Website: Tlc truly lasting color™ makeup with SPF 15 delivers up to 16 hours of flawless coverage that won't rub off—even in heat and humidity. Plus, it nourishes your skin with a blend of green tea to protect, vitamin E to help smooth, and lemon extract to brighten...for all day, natural radiance.
    Hypoallergenic. Dermatologist tested.

    Coverage: Medium to Full coverage

    Price: $10-18 (depending on where you buy it and where you live)

    Shade: Buff 02. I think its the second to the lightest shade. It looked the most yellow and seemed light enough.

    My thoughts: I think this is one of the best foundations i have ever tried and one of the very few that actually match my skin tone! It also has a wonderful pump! It is a little different than others. For some reason, it was hard for me to apply using my Studio Essentials foundation brush (review later). I found it easier to just apply it with my fingers. I know I know...how dare she right? But seriously, sometimes the only tool you need are your fingers. It is not for anyone with dry skin. This makeup does not transfer or come off! It is MUCH better than my MAC StudioFix Fluid Foundation in terms of transfer, the overall look and of course the price.

    Compared to NC25: It isnt as yellow as I would have liked but it still works well and blends nicely into my skin.



    Almay Truly Lasting Color Liquid Foundation in HDR


    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Many reviews on their way!

    Hello everyone,

    Thank you all for checking out my blog.

    I have many reviews coming up, including:
    • Almay TLC Foundation
    • Neutrogena Skinclearing Foundation
    • Revlon Colorstay Foundation
    • Revlon Photo Ready
    • Boots No7 Lifting and Firming Foundation
    • Wet N Wild Ultimate Match Foundation
    • Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by CarmindyYour Skin Makeup Foundation 
    • Prestige Multi Task Wet/Dry Powder Foundation

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Welcome!

    Hello Everyone!

    Thank you for stopping by. I made this blog for all the NC25 girls out there, so it would be easier for you all to find makeup that actually matches your skin tone.

    I am tired of looking at reviews and blogs that don't address our skin tone, which is actually quite popular. I thought I'd do something about it and here I am! The NC25 Girl's Makeup Headquarters was born!


    I will be listing reviews of products that I have bought with my own money and stating if the shade worked for me or not, as well as all the other regular comments on coverage, staying power, wrinkles/lines, covering post acne scars, etc. 


    In addition to makeup, I will also be reviewing skincare products. I have tried many high end and low end products including prescriptions from dermatologists, OTC, ethnic and herbal and i wanted to share with you my comments and hopefully that will help you.


    If you have any suggestions or comments, please send me an email or comment and I will do my best to cater to your needs.