Para gente común y corriente como yo, que se muere por lo fashion y por todo lo que se puede apreciar ante un espejo, que adora un buen consejo y un buen dato y que sueña con algo grande pero no en su habitual ámbito de trabajo. Porque me gusta compartir...bienvenidos a mi rinconcito de expresión y de práctica para mi inglés.

jueves, 24 de mayo de 2012

The worst month in my make up routine!

It has been almost a month since my adored foundation from Revlon decided oxidizes on my face to look like a carrot...horror!! I´ve posted two previous chapter in the topic, in the persuit of my perfecto fundation. I know I am a difficult girl (my husband always tells me) but as I said before, if I have to spend more than $50 aus in make up I want it´ll be just perfect!!.
Anyway, after MAC, Clinique and Smashbox (all of them for oily skin) I tried the new one from Benefit, Laura Mercier (double wear) and Origins. I have to say that Benefit and Origins are perfect, but two issues: they are mostly light-medium coverage (and I realized that I like my face without my redness areas during the hole day) and they don´t last too much...The Benefit one, it doesn´t control the shine at the end of the day but one point in favor is that the finish is the perfect balance between shine and glow. I had highly expectations for Double Wear, everybody recommends it, but for me, it didn´t work, it is really difficult to blend and if I try to apply a little bit more, it turns cakey. So I didn´t like it.
Thanks god, I only have samples, because I can´t find what I really want. It´s been frustrating!!
Anyway, tomorrow I will go to try others brands...I hope I can find that one, oily free, softly flawless dewy finish, good coverage but also natural!! even if it is not cheap!! but now that I love my face with make up I don´t resist to look so ugly!!

Here´s the pictures (I know that they don´t really look bad...but my Revlon foundation was perfect).
Benefit Wow Hello Flawless liquid founndation

Origins foundation in Honey (definitely not my shade)

Origins in Beach (too light)

Origins again

Benefit (you can see the shine in my forehead)
I hope have luck tomorrow...this is not funny anymore, Cony, the make up artist from Mecca that I love, should be tired of me!
In other post I´m going to talk of my issue with brushes!!
This is definitely not the month on make up for me

viernes, 11 de mayo de 2012

My big fat foundation issue: Round 3 (SMASHBOX)

I finally decided to return the Clinique foundation, because I didn´t feel it was perfect for my face, and for that price it has to be. So I went to Mecca again, fortunately the girls are awesome, Cony even remembered my name and she started to try a new foundation on my face inmediately. We try Smashbox High Definition Healthy fx foundation. I really like the first impression, it has a very flawless finish and it keeps my shine  under control very well during the day. I found the perfect shade for my skin and it is really easy to blend.
I hope I can say the same after at least a week, I really really want to like this one. I want it becomes my favourite for ever foundation.

I made a navy smoky eyes to play

this is the real me...just with foundation on. it looks more
shiny because I was trying a highlighter, but
the foundation does control the shine very well

the finished look
I hope my story will be useful for you, I know this is the experience of many many girls, so my advice is trying as many times as you need. Foundation should be your best friend.

jueves, 10 de mayo de 2012

My big fat foundation issue: ROUND 2, Clinique

This is my second week in the persuit of my perfect foundation given that my loved Revlon tends to oxidaze on my face. As I told you before, I tried with MAC, but it wasn´t for me. On Monday I went to Mecca Maxima in Melbourne Central to try on others. Again, the girls are awesome there, Cony, the girl who help me, was so nice and patience. We try in one side of my face Even better from Clinique and on the other one, Smashbox High definition healthy fx...I decided to buy the Clinique one because I loved how my face look on the mirror.
I used these days but given that my skin is very oily in some parts and very dry around my nose and forehead, it turns cakey again...Why is so difficult to find the perfect!!!!

Ok, here´s the pictures..I know they look great, but I can see that cakey effect that I hate...

Even Better Clinique foundation.
 Athough is for oily skin, my face looks  so
shiny in this pic (but nothing that powder can not solve)

nice finishing and easy to blend

it looks nice in pictures

Maybe I´m being very demanding but I´m paying 50 bucks so I feel I have to...I hate the cakey effect!! I don´t want that people can see my foundation. It has to be flawless!!
Anyway, the good thing to buy in this kind of stores, like Mac or Mecca is that you can return the product if you don´t like I went today and I change it for the other foundation I tried on Monday, Smashbox...(after the beautiful Cony applied it on my face again, I love being made up by an expert!)
To sum up, I´m not a MAC person, I´m not a CLINIQUE person I hope I can be a Smashbox one...seriously I really want to love this one.

I hope this post will be useful for you

domingo, 6 de mayo de 2012

My big fat foundation issue! :(

I´m so disappointed, just when I thought I have found everything I wanted for my make up collection I discovered that my absolutely favourite foundation since a while it is not good for me anymore. The past week I arrived home from uni and I looked at my face in the mirror and in the area of my chin, my Revlon colorstay had turned orangey. It wasn´t the first time I noticed but this time I was worried. Then I read on internet that that use to happen with liquid foundations on oily skins...that´s me!!! but you can avoid it putting moisturiser and a primer before your foundation routine or setting it with powder. Guess what...that did not work for me!! Ok, I said for myself, I just need to find another one, but I already spent around $30aus in a product that I couldn´t finish it, it is worth to buy another drugstore product that I won´t be able to return if it don´t work form my skin type, right? and it is so difficult to find the perfect shade!! so at that moment I decided to go to MAC on Chapel st., ask the saleswoman to help me to find my perfect "forever" foundation although I had to spend more money (what I was totally against it, I don´t like to buy things only for the name of the brand). Fortunately, the woman was really nice, she understood my problem and started to try different products on my face. To be honest, the first impression when she finished to apply the first foundation wasn´t so good...I looked at the mirror and my make up didn´t look flawless at all, instead it looked cakey...I said this is not going to be easy...but the womensale was so good that offer me to take a sample of two products to give it a chance...
That´s why I finished with two pots on my hands of STUDIO FIX FLUID (matte) (NC35), the one that the make up artist from MAC applied on me that day, and STUDIO SCULPT (dewy) (NC37) which she said it could be a good alternative because although I said my skin was oily, she believed it was more a combination skin because in some parts of my face my skin was really dry...(I think she was right).
Before I left the store, the girl applied a blush (a wonderful one), I looked at the mirror again and I started to love how it looked my make up...but that feeling didn´t last too much.

What happened??
Yesterday I applied the second foundation, the dewy one, with my stippling brush...and after a couple of minute it started to turn cakey and far away from that flawless effect!! I completed my make up (powder, blush, etc) and it was the worst!! I decided to remove everything and apply the same thing but with the beauty blender...although it improved, when I was on my way to a party, I noticed that it still looked cakey...that never happened before with my drugstores foundation!!!

Today I applied again the first one and I didn´t have any problem to do it with a brush...but...again, cakiness...although I have to say that my face looks pretty nice...I don´t like the cakey effect around my brows, my nose, forehead and around my mouth...particularly because I didn´t have that problem before!!

after I arrived from MAC
(the girl from the store did my make up)

my second day of testing, Studio Sculpt foundation) applied
 with a beauty blender

today, again with the same foundation that the first picture,
fix fluid foundation
I hate the shine but it doesn´t look so bad
 in front of the mirror

I wish you could see the cakey thing...but my camera is not very good with details I think. I know MAC is wonderful...but foundation is so a personal thing that I´m thinking that my skin is anti-expensive things.

The good thing is that the people in the store told me that I could go back at any time to try another foundation because they have more, and "we only have to find the perfect for you", so I´m not afraid of trying again...anyway...

Since now, I declare that I´m in the pursuit of the one foundation!! I´m going to go back to MAC to try antoher types of foundation and also I´m going to Myer to try another expensive brands (I´ll start with Clinique, even better foundation, because the price is around the MAC prices) but I´m going to require a sample first, of course.

Thing I learned:
- I love the patience of the people who work in MAC. I really like the service. (something it is not as good in drugstores.)
- I really love the blush (but it was so expensive that I still prefer my Benefit ones)
- If you have the same problem...take your time to find your perfect do not have to buy inmediately!!
- Let´see how Clinique on Myer satisfy my needs.
- I hope this woud be the first and last product that I buy from expensive make up brands...that wasn´t my idea when I start to use make up.
- If you haven´t tried Revlon colorstay yet, do it, because after I tried MAC ones, I have to say it is amazing, not too expensive and very easy to apply. to my bad luck it turns orangy in my face...but it doesn´t have to be your case.

I hope my story will be useful for you guys!!
Kisses and see you soon