Saturday, August 25, 2012

Review: Smashbox Halo Powder

My skin complexion has been settling now, but I still want to repair damage when it freaked out on me. Let's try to fake a perfect complexion.

Product: Smashbox Halo Powder ( yellow)
Claim: Said to create a flawless face while correcting 67% of skin damage.

After trying it out for almost 4 weeks, I like it. The texture of the powder is smooth, cooling, and easy to blend in. The packaging is their minimalist black, compact style package with a mirror and a sifter, so you' re powder doesn't go everywhere. The simple twist compact makes it easier for you to apply as much or as little as you want. Accompanying , is a mini kabuki brush.

After applying powder, less is more because the powder is yellowing for correction the tint is a little heavy.Its better to do a buff and tap method to apply. But the powder was long lasting and has a basic-product smell. Now for the price, I would expect an area where the brush would fit in, so its on the go. I'm not sure if its meant to be reaplying like a regular powder, as the good experts at Sephora were unable to answer. A call to Smashbox might be in order.

The mini brush does shed hair and its better to use a full size brush. The pricetag for this product $40. A little expensive.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Review: BeneFit's Don't Stray Shadow base/ concealer

 I recently stopped by BeneFit's Concealer Base/ Shadow Base.
Purpose: Multi-purpose base to hold shadow and concealer in place.
Time Limit: 8-12 hrsh

After trying out this product for a week, it better serves as a shadow base. Not as good as Too Faced-Shadow Base or even Urban Decay's Primer Potion.  You apply it by arranged three dot pattern,but a little goes along way. I just tried it with 2 dots and blended out smoothly with my finger. I tried to use it with different types of gel liners. It worked best with MAC's Fluidline and MUFE waterproof eyeliners. It ended lasting 6 hours in the heat. There was little smudging, but there was creasing. It didn' t work at all with NYX jumbo pencils. As for a concealer base, with my type of skin texture, it made my Tarte- Maracuja Concealer ( medium) totally wear off. During the past week, it's been really hot. So, I decided to give it a second chance and try it out in normal 70 degree weather. Nothing, instead I think it would better suit someone with dry skin. I think it needs reformulation to suit all skin complexions.

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