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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Random Reviews of Foundations/Powder

Hiya everyone :) I've been wanting to make this post for awhile now, but really wanted to wait until I used up most of the product to give a really good review. Here are my thoughts on Bobbi Brown's Oil Free Cream Foundation, Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra Foundation, and Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Powder! ;) Enjoy~


Bobbi Brown Oil-Free Cream Foundation This is the first product that I purchased among these three! I had wanted to try this for SO long. This was my first experience with cream foundation. I love Bobbi Brown's Color Correctors, so why not try this? Okay, first off, the oil control is fantastic. I have super oily skin--nowhere near combination skin homies. This really does the job on controlling oil production! But now here's the huge downfall. The staying power is absolutely TERRIBLE! It disappears into my skin after only the second hour. I've tried setting it with translucent powder, pressed powder foundation, mineral foundation, using a brush, using a puff... you name it. I couldn't do ANYTHING to get it to stay on my face longer! But I really love the finish and everything about the texture... It's really a shame. I had to reapply this foundation everytime I had a chance! (So about 2-3 times a day) And let me tell you--the amount they give you is really unfair. The pan is ridiculously shallow and thin. I've hit pan on the product after 2 weeks of usage. This was $40 USD folks. That's damn expensive for 2 weeks of foundation. I'm never re-purchasing it again just because of the price and staying power. If you need minimal coverage, I say go for it! It's very buildable; it can be applied sheer, or built up to full coverage. If you want to try a cream foundation, and are willing to pay a decent amount for it, try it out! :p Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder This is the first translucent powder i've ever purchased. So many people swear by this product on Sephora's reviews, so I decided to give it a try. Well, the first thing I noticed is... It's staying power is not all that great. I've tried using it with both a puff and powder brush. But on the other hand, it really gives you that 'natural' powdered face! It doesn't look cakey if you use the correct method. The powder has to be evenly spread out on the face! Another thing I really like about this is that it really covers up the appearance of large pores. It doesn't settle into my pores all day. You do have re-touch on this powder throughout the day. This was $34 USD. I say it is worth it's price. But on those random days when foundation doesn't want to look natural and just sits on your skin, this powder can look REALLY chalky. This is definitely a product you have to get used to. I would repurchase this! Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation This is.. an AMAZING liquid foundation. If you hate your current liquid foundation, go for this. This is seriously the bomb. It's oil-free, so it does control the oil production throughout the day. I LOVE it has a pump with a cap! It's really easy to control how much you want. If worn alone, it gives a dewy finish, and set with powder, is a super fine HD matte face for pictures. It claims it stays on for 14-hours, but I think that's a bit exaggerated. It does indeed stay on longer than most liquid foundations, but I can definitely see my blemishes on full show halfway through the day. I get the BEST results when using my MAC 187 stippling brush. I've been having some bad acne recently, and this seriously gives me full coverage. It doesn't cake no matter how much I put on. I purchased this for $42 USD. DEFINITELY worth it's price. This is my favorite out of these three products. I will definitely repurchase.

I hope this mini review of random things answered some people's questions! :))
Overall, I do really like all three of the products; it's just i'm a broke student, so I can't always purchase expensive high-end brands.

See you on the next one! :)
Off to rehearsal... -sigh- Beethoven 5....
Sincerely,
Jinna

9 comments:

Jenny said...

i guess its true not everything from one line is going to be good! thanks for the review on bobbi brown, i'm looking forward to purchasing my first corrector sometime soon! :)

Winnie* said...

Hi there,

I also have the bobbi brown oil free cream foundation and your spot on, I dont know if it doesnt stay on long or it completely melts into the skin.. Its too dry on my skin and it is too pricey for that little amount of product. Definitely one of the b.b products i will not repurchase. I love the corrector too tho! i really like the reddish yellow undertone that works really good for asian skin in my opinion. and thanks for the review <3

Frances said...

now I'm gonna put the lancome foundation on my to-try list ;) thanks for the review girlie!

박진아 said...

@Jenny You won't regret it! Get the color in 'peach' it's the perfect tone for asian skin! :)
@Winnie LOL. I've always thought Bobbi Brown's colors were so right on with Asian skin tones! Their color selection is really fantastic :) and DOODE! I really LOVE it, but it's so pricey for the amount they give you! T^T I wish it'd stay on longer!
@Frances :) you'll love it.

eli_7 said...

:] I've been recently thinking about whether to get a liquid foundation but I like the look of the Lancome one :] Hopefully they have a similar shade to my skintone ^^

Eli

naturalnchicmakeup said...

Thanks for the great review. I was thinking about trying out Bobbi Brown but can definitely skip now. You have a great blog!

~KawaiiParadise~ said...

hehe thanks this help a lot ^^

shaynaJo said...

thanks for sharing ur thoughts dear, it's really really helpful. and I didnt know bobbi brown oil free cream foundation is that lousy... hhhaha... u saved my bucks now...

Aney said...

Thanks for sharing. I really need some oil free cream foundation!

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