I recently wrote an unfavourable review of NYC's Smooth Skin Mousse Foundation - I didn't like the texture, couldn't get it to blend, wasn't impressed with the poor shade range... I ended up deeming it a not bad concealer, rather than a good foundation.
BUT - I don't like to give up on a product, especially when it has such a good price point and a fair amount of product.
I kept researching, knowing that air-whipped products behave in a particular way. It's sort of like whipping cream or butter or eggs - you want to keep the air and the lightness in, so stirring and a heavy hand destroys all the good work you've done getting a fluffy texture. It was with this in mind that I went back to the NYC foundation and kept scaling back on the amount of product. What I eventually ended up doing was three quick dabs of my Sam Chapman Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, and then working the area in circular motions. This amount of product covers:
- one cheek area, OR
- one half of the forehead, OR
- the chin and mouth area, OR
- the nose
I'm still not happy about the lack of shades - you can choose from three and they are all in the fairly pale Caucasian range. Insert frowny face here.
- NYC Smooth Skin Mousse Foundation in Natural Rose
- Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
One More Thing...
- How come MAC have used men like Jonny Weir in their campaigns... but they don't do male face charts?
- I still can't find my Revlon lash glue...
- Sorry for the lack of video yesterday... my Internet appeared to be on some sort of annual holiday...
- Some Superdrugs are doing knock-down, dirt cheap sale prices on their TOWIE palettes, and the colours are not bad. If I can snag some I'll review 'em.
- Hammersmith Primark does different nail polishes in different bottles - what's the T, divas??
- I've found a better way to block out eyebrows - may do an updated tutorial!
Hugs and kisses,