vendredi 24 avril 2009

Perfecting the blank canvas

I read with horror that MAC's Select Tint SPF15 tinter moisturiser/foundation has been discontinued. Why? Is it really selling that poorly? It seems to be they don't have anything comparable in their range so it's strange to remove the only tinted moisturiser they do. But perhaps there's more to it than that.

After the initial feeling of disappointment however, it got me thinking how it's not been the best product for me as it doesn't give me the perfect blank canvas that I'm after. I want perfect airbrushed skin dammit!

I've stuck with it, because I have temperamental skin that's easily annoyed and Selet Tint doesn't bother it at all. In all honesty though I want a little more coverage so this is a good opportunity to start the hunt. I thought I was happy with YSL's Perfect Touch for something a little heavier but again I'm finding myself increasingly not thrilled with it.

I wondered about trying Studio Fix or Select SPF, but I've heard scary things from a lot of people about both causing major breakouts and I'm loathe to find out the hard way. Plus, times are tough and due to some financial belt-tightening I'd like to try and find a drugstore foundation to do the job. The two I've heard reasonably good things about are:

Revlon ColorStay

and Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

Have you tried either of these? How did you find them? Did they break you out? Was the coverage good? Or any other budget reccomendations?

4 commentaires:

  1. Hi sweetie - I'm really surprised that they decided to discontinue that as well - my sister loves it!

    I have recently tried the maybelline foundation and it's ok, coverage is light to medium and it needs to be set with powder or dissappears off your face fast! Hope that helps xxx

  2. I haven't tried Revlon Colorstay yet, but I am definitely planning too. It just seems to me that it might be quite a big leap for you, as tinted moisturizes give a very sheer coverage, and Revlon Colorstay is said to be more of a heavy-duty foundation, it is often compared to MAC Studio Fix. Let us know what you think once you've tried one of these babies! xxx

  3. Hi again, I found this post on lollipop26's blog, maybe that's something to look into if you like light coverage?

  4. Makeup. something I don't wear. Your tips are always a good thing though if I ever take up this talent.