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5 Things I'm Not So Loving Vol. 1

I've been snowed in all weekend due to a blizzard and there's only slight cabin fever in the air *eye twitches*. Californians really don't do winters well.

Anyway, who doesn't love a post about all the things that haven't been working out lately? I secretly love these kinds of posts...shhhh.

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equaliser Primer:

First off let me just say that I realise I'm in the very small minority of people who doesn't absolutely love MUFE's line of primers. I've tried the mattifying, radiant primer yellow, and  the smoothing (pictured above) primers and all of them I've hated.

I wanted to love these so bad but something in the formula just doesn't mesh well with my skin. Each formula made skin look as if I had dry flakes all over and made any foundation I put on kind of ball up and go on patchy.

I think I gave these a fair shot...sorry MUFE it just didn't work out.

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Compact Foundation:

I bought this because I absolutely adore Armani's Lasting Silk UV Foundation and thought that this would be great on top of it for days I wanted more coverage or just alone for "quick out the door" days. This is in the shade 3.5 by the way.

Oh, no, NO. This is so powdery and apparent on the skin, so much so that you can actually see where you first placed the product on your skin even after blending. I'm actually really disappointed and surprised this didn't work out because I love the Luminous Silk Compact Foundation the colour range is just absolute crap and wish they had a 3.5 in that formulation. Get it together Armani.

Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation:

I have the shade Dim The Light which according to Sephora's website is described as a "warm yellow for light skin tones". Classic example of an impulse buy that had absolutely zero "research" behind it and bit me in the ass because of it.

Coverage wise it's a step above a tinted moisturiser and I think if you have a normal skin type, not dry or oily, this would work for you. For me it clung to any flakey bits I had and made my t-zone a little shinier than I typically like and overall it just sat on my skin and just didn't really do my skin any favours.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer:

This one makes me sad because I used to love this. First of all my usual shade, Custard, is just too dark and peachy to use under my eyes. I don't know if it's because I've gotten drier under my eyes or if it's because of cold weather but boy does this make me look dry, haggard, and old. It's just a little too thick and drying for my tastes these days.

Burt's Bees Lipstick:

Last but not least, Burt's Bees Lipstick in the shade Nile Nude #500. This really just comes down to the shade because the formula is actually quite nice, feels light, and is moisturising. This shade goes on a lot lighter than it swatches and emphasises any lines or dry patches I have on my lips and it kind of just makes me look a little corpse-y. Lovely image, no?

I think it goes without mentioning that these are all just my personal experiences/opinions and who knows, these could work out perfectly for others, they just didn't float my boat.

On another note, I'm on the hunt for an under eye concealer & corrector...anyone have any suggestions? I have my eye on the new MUFE HD concealers. Hmmm.

1 comment

  1. I know what you mean about the Nars Concealer, I normally have oily under eyes but when hey are particularly dry it look terrible on me. Have you tried mixing it with a little under eye cream?
    xxx Claire


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