2 April, 2010 § 4 Comments
AYURA f-sign defense skin care pact 12g 3,360円 (税込)
The f-Sign Defense lineup, which includes both skin care and base makeup items, was formulated for sensitive and troubled skin and in general does not contain fragrances, chemical sunscreen ingredients, alcohol, mineral oil, and parabens. The base makeup items include the Skin Care Liquid (liquid foundation), this Skin Care Pact (powder foundation) and the Skin Care Lucent (pressed powder).
The Skin Care Pact claims to have skin care properties to protect dry, rough and troubled skin, and it supposedly forms a barrier over the skin against UV rays, dehydration and external irritants.
6 September, 2009 § 2 Comments
PAUL & JOE Protective Fluid Foundation 30ml
I’m not sure which version of the Protective Fluid Foundation this is (PAUL&JOE seems to update their base makeup very regularly nowadays… (。-｀ω´-)ぅぃ), but it’s probably quite an old version! (ｏ￣∀￣)ノ”ぁぃ
The Protective Fluid Foundation is a sheer coverage foundation with the natural, glowy finish PAUL&JOE is famous for. I’ve been using this lately, but it isn’t really what I’m looking for in a foundation… (ﾉω･､) ｳｩ･･･
17 August, 2009 § 2 Comments
GIORGIO ARMANI Designer Shaping Cream Foundation 30ml $65 (excl. tax)
I’m scraping the bottom of this already. d(*・ω・*)b♪ (Although I very wastefully always scoop out more than I use… (´∀｀；A)
Last winter I was looking for a moisturising foundation with good coverage (I was all red, flaky and sensitive from retin-a (；´Д`A “`) and settled upon GIORGIO ARMANI as it was one of the few brands I’m interested in with a counter near me. My other foundations were too dry and I needed a new one! (*´∀｀)ｸｽｸｽ
6 February, 2009 § 3 Comments
SONIA RYKIEL eclateint eternel 10g 4,200円 (税込)
water gel foundation
SPF25 PA++ 5 shades
SONIA RYKIEL‘s famous water gel or “tofu” foundation. ♪~ ゛(´д｀*)゛~♪~♪ ﾌﾝﾌﾝ it’s undergone a number of reformulations through the years (from the original “tofu” foundation) and this is the current version. the foundation claims to contain 80% water content for comfortable wear and treatment ingredients to preserve the skin’s moisture. ヽ(*´ω｀)ﾉﾞ ﾜｯﾁｮｰｨ♪
like the powder foundation, the case for the water gel foundation is sold separately (1,890円 tax incl.) and i didn’t buy it. (´w｀*) (the case isn’t necessary to preserve the foundation and prevent it drying up. in fact the little pamphlet that comes with the refill suggests removing the refill from the case if it’s not going to be used for a period of time) the two refill sizes — for the powder and water gel foundations — are different so they don’t fit into each other’s case.
5 February, 2009 § Leave a comment
SONIA RYKIEL poudre hydra lisse 11g 4,200円 (税込)
treatment powder foundation
SPF20 PA++ 5 shades
the case (which also includes a sponge) is sold separately (1,575円 incl. tax) so i didn’t buy it. （´▽｀*）ｱﾊﾊー i use the big egg-shaped SONIA RYKIEL sponge for application.
i bought this when i was loving all (makeup) things SONIA RYKIEL. (≧∇≦)ﾉ彡 バンバン! i’m still interested in trying more makeup items from the line, but the fervour has cooled off a little. (thank goodness! v(＠∀＠)v) i don’t use powder foundation much, but when i was checking @cosme for reviews on their water-gel and cream foundations there were more positive reviews for this powder foundation than the other two. after using it, i have to agree with the glowing reviews… it’s really good and i’m very happy i bought it! ゎｰｨ♪ヽ(*´∀｀)ﾉ
2 February, 2009 § Leave a comment
IPSA Skin Beauty Foundation 33g 5,250円 (税込)
SPF15 PA+ 2 types, each with 6 shades
This is a discontinued product. The closest equivalent to this cream foundation in the current base makeup lineup would most probably be the Essence in Cream foundation, released earlier this year, the texture of which has been likened to whipped cream (the Essence in Liquid foundation released at the same time is supposed to be “chocolate sauce”, lol) (つ∀`*)っ))⌒☆きゃはは
I bought this in shade N2 (the lightest shade is N1) on sale when it was being phased out. (I’m not sure if I would have purchased it otherwise!) The N series of shades is supposedly more suitable for combination-oily skin, while the C series of shades is more moisturising for dryer skin types.
16 October, 2008 § 3 Comments