I've been having the flu all week thanks to this girl in math class. She coughed in my area of space. lol. I'll be posting another Valentine's Day look soon!:)
Today, I wanted to review these two products I've been trying for awhile. They are the Studio Gear CC Cream in "Natural" and Wet n Wild's Fergie Take on the Day Mattifying Powder.
I'll begin with the CC cream. When I first got the product, I thought natural was part of the name. Turns out it was my shade color. These have Spf 20 in them and retail for $34. I've only seen Studio Gear at Ulta. You can also purchase on their website here.
They only have three color choices which I did not like. Natural was a bit light on me. Without the mattifying powder i get about three hours wear and then it starts to look oily. It comes out white and then adjusts to skin color when you blend it into your face. I love how light weight it feels and the light coverage. The smell is odd and I didn't like it at first. I got use to it though. It is able to blur some imperfections.
I wish it lasted longer. When i apply the mattifying powder, I get four to five hours wear. Which is a lot better compared to three. The price tag also is making me not want to repurchase. $34 seems a lot for the amount you get.
Here is a photo with just the CC cream.
Wet N Wild Fergie Mattifying Powder
I've been eying the NARS setting powder, but it's a little pricey. I've decided to give this Wet n Wild one a try. It retails for $4.99. It's part of their Spring 2014 collection. It comes in a black compact and under the powder you'll find a sponge to apply it. I just used my own brush.
It can be powdery when you pick it up with your fingers and brush. It doesn't pick up much product which I like so I won't overdo it and get a white cast.It was a little hard to capture. There is some shimmer which can be noticeable in some light. The powder is smooth when applied and I can feel it absorbing my oil! It tends to have my foundation last longer than my CC cream. I think for $5 it's a good product!
I would recommend this for ladies with normal to dry skin. I think some combination skin people can benefit from it. I tend to reapply midway through day. I love how it doesn't appear cakey!
|CC cream & mattifying powder|
|5 1/2 hours later|
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