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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Holy Mother F#@%ing Grail !

So what if I'm late ! I just recently jumped on the MAC bandwagon, so don't look at me funny. I was always a MAC skeptic, fearing that every foundation from this brand was evil, and only made to cause breakouts and prolonged oiliness >:( . I was one of those girls who constantly switches foundations because I simply believed that I will never find my HG (Holy Grail.). I've tried everything from Make Up Forever HD, to Stila 1 Step, from Chanel Mat Lumiere to Bare Esscentuals Bare Minerals. Nothing worked, it was either the color or the formula that just wasn't right for me. I'm considered NC42 with sensitive, combo-oily, and acne prone skin. Horrible right?! So I'm very precarious as to what formulas might work for me. Now I'm an active member on and was convinced by the reviews. Then, I've heard so much raving for the Studio Sculpt Foundation by a close makeup crazed friend of mine (Yes, Jamal You!). So with a leap of faith, I visited a MAC store, got matched by an unhelpful SA who I swore was gonna match me wrong on purpose, and swiped my credit card. When I got home and tore open the matte black box, I thought I was not only in love with the tube like packaging, but I quickly applied it to my face and the greatest feeling came over me. It was easy to apply with my Sephora Professionnel Mineral Powder Brush #45 which by the way is A W E S O M E for applying liquid foundation. I prepped my skin with moisterizer, started out with about a pea sized amount and buffed away from the center out. Then I set with the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Dark. When I mean this stuff is amazing I mean it! I seen my reflection looking back at me with the prettiest almost airbrushed looking skin. Overall, I love this stuff! Sometimes throughout the day I may have to blot, but this gives the most natural and dewiest coverage without looking to made up. ;)

Is water-based so good for those with almost all skin-types.
Creamy coverage that goes on pretty light when applied.
Only need to use a small amount for complete coverage.
Has a great variety of shades
Covers most blemishes, hence you need a tad bit of concealer if they are super dark
Packaging is in a super sleek tube so it's easy to stash in your makeup bag.

Might not be suitable for those with super oily skin types unless set with powder.
Cannot be left on face for too long, for it might be a tad bit hard to blend.
If too much is applied or not applied correctly can tend to look cakey.
Has SPF in it, so with camera flash, might make you look a bit ghostly.

Before Blending...

Blended W. Sephora #45 Brush W. Camera Flash

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