Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Foundation Comparison/Review MAC Select SPF and NARS Sheer Glow
Left Photo (June 2010)
MAC Select SPF NC50
Eyes - e.l.f. Butternut Quad
Cheeks - NARS Crazed
Lips - MAC Show Orchid *gift from a friend
, Liner=NYX Current, NK Berry
Right Photo (Jan 2011)
NARS Sheer Glow MACAO
Eyes - Urban Decay NAKED Palette e/s
Cheeks - Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Powder XRATED
*gift from a friend, review coming soon
Lips - Make Up For Ever #36, same liner as above
NARS Sheer Glow ($42) is a light to medium coverage product. It is buildable.
I apply it best with my fingers.
This can be messy. However, with a little practice and patience, I have been pleased with the results.
Sometimes it photographs in a weird way. There may be a very sheer appearance or a gray caste.
In person, it starts out kind of gray, but seems to warm up with oxidation.
I have sensitive, combination dry skin. I am oily only in my Tzone. After about four hours of wear, I must touch up my tzone with powder. I will experiment with some mattifying primers soon and update this post accordingly.
I apply my MAC Select SPF ($26) most often with a damp (Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix) Sigma F80 Brush. This is a water based, medium coverage product.
Sometimes it can appear cakey if I don't take my time and apply it without rushing. It dries really quickly.
Because of this, I tend to have a more "made up" appearance.
I'm glad I invested in both foundations.
I cannot wait to try out Make Up Forever HD foundation next.
Do you have either or both of these brands/formulas? Do prefer one over the other?
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