makeup – base makeup – foundation

Jill Stuart Everlasting Silk Powder Foundation Flawless Perfection Spring Summer 2015 Base Makeup 1

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I got a sample of Jill Stuart‘s Everlasting Silk Powder Foundation Flawless Perfection a while ago and I have been testing it. I also got the case for the foundation (Powder Foundation Compact EP) and there are photos of it towards the end of this post.

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Kao Sofina Primavista Ange Liquid Foundation UV Long Keep Spring Summer 2013 Base Makeup 1

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I rarely use liquid foundations as they tend not to suit my oily skin. However, I got curious about Primavista Ange Liquid Foundation UV (Long Keep) and I decided to try it mainly for research purposes.

(For a brief profile on Primavista Ange, read my review of the line’s Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep). I have also reviewed Long Keep Base UV, possibly the line’s most popular product).

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Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation 1

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Launched in 2008, Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation was originally formulated to be used after cosmetic surgeries and cosmetic procedures. It is claimed to provide a natural, complete, and breathable coverage. In a way, the original purpose of this product is similar to that of a B. B. cream. (The product is not claimed to be or marketed as one, and I will go back to this later on.)

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Kao Sofina Primavista Ange Powder Foundation UV Long Keep Spring Summer 2013 Base Makeup 1

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For my first product review of 2014, I will continue my Stash Debut series and share my thoughts on Sofina Primavista Ange Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep).

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Shiseido ZA Perfect Fit Two-Way Foundation Fall 2012 Base Makeup 1

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I have been using Shiseido ZA‘s powder foundations for a long time, and I have been using ZA’s Skin Beauty Two-Way Foundation (launched in spring 2010) since 2011. In fall 2012, Perfect Fit Two-Way Foundation was launched and it replaced Skin Beauty Two-Way Foundation. I decided to try it out.

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Sisley Skinleya Anti-Aging Lift Foundation 00 Light Linen 1

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Last fall, Sisley released Skinleÿa Anti-Aging Lift Foundation, which promises to even out the complexion and restore freshness of the skin. It is available in nine shades, and today I am featuring 00 Light Linen, the lightest shade of the lineup.

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Shiseido ZA Skin Beauty True White Plus Two-Way Foundation 1

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After posting about the two new powder foundations from Shiseido ZA, I decided to try both in order to decide which one of them would be the successor to my ZA Two-Way Foundation. Now, after trying both, I present another Foundation Face-Off. (This time, it is sibling rivalry!)

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Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-in-One B. B. Cream SPF 15 Light 1

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Over the years, one of the questions that I have been asked the most by my readers is “Have you tried B. B. creams?”

Personally, B. B. creams don’t fit in with my daily skincare/makeup routine. Currently, when I don’t wear makeup, my daytime routine ends with Olay’s Complete Care Daily Sensitive UV Fluid SPF 15. When I do want coverage, I wear ZA’s Two-Way Foundation on top of the Olay moisturizer. Generally, I prefer pigmented products for face, eyes, and cheeks to be powder-based. (Powder foundations suit my sebaceous skin a lot more, and I find powder eyeshadows (especially those from Japanese lines) and blushers a lot easier to work with. Also, I very rarely wear primers.) Therefore, I haven’t been tempted to purchase a B. B. cream.

However, today, I am taking you through the basics of B. B. creams and I will be reviewing Garnier‘s Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-in-One B. B. Cream.

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Givenchy Radically No Surgetics Age-Defying and Perfecting Foundation SPF 15 PA++ 1 Radiant Porcelain 1

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Givenchy released Radically No Surgetics Age-Defying & Perfecting Foundation SPF 15 PA++ as an extension to the brand’s No Surgetics skincare line. It is available in six shades, and today I am reviewing 1 Radiant Porcelain.

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Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint SPF15 01 Bare 1

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With the launch of Botanical Essence No.1 and the haircare range, Liz Earle has been branching out from skincare and bodycare. Now, the new Sheer Skin Tint SPF15 marks the beginning of Liz Earle’s new Colour range.

Sheer Skin Tint SPF15 is marketed as a foundation, not a tinted moisturizer. The insert that comes with the product suggests the cleanse-tone-moisturize routine before the use of this product. Based on that, it also stresses that makeup with SPF benefits “should never be used as a replacement for sunscreens”, which in itself is a correct statement.

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