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Reviews: Foundations

Click to check out my foundation reviews

2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

2009 Foundations Overview

2009 Liquid Foundations Overview

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Nobura Cream Foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Clarins Hydra Luminious Powder Foundation

Chanel CC Cream

Clarins Extra Firming Foundation

Cle de Peau BEAUTE Silky Cream & Concealer

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Brightening Base & Powder Foundation

Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation

DiorSnow Base Routine

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric

Illamasqua Skinbase

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

MUFE Mat Velvet+

MUFE HD Foundation & Powder

Lancome Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation

Lancome Maqui Miracle Compact Foundation

Lancome Mat Miracle 24H Foundation

Lancome UV Shield BB Creme

Lancome Regenerie Eclat Multi Lift CC Cream

Laura Mercier Overview

Maybelline Pure Mineral Liquid Foundation

Maquillage Long Lasting Cream Stick foundation

Maquillage Esscence Rich White Liquid UV foundation

Maquillage Multi Base BB & True Powdery UV foundation

NARS Sheer Glow

NARS Sheer Glow [Revisited]

Rachel K BB Cream

Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Foundation 

Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer 

Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation

Shu Uemura Smooth Fit Liquid Foundation

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Instant Radiant Base

SUQQU Frame Fix Lasting Pact Foundation

Tom Ford Traceless Liquid Foundation

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream

Dior Capture Totale UV Base 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Freshel BB Cream

Laneige Snow BB Cushion

Ettusais Mineral BB Cream

Ettusais Quick Fix Powder

ZA True White Liquid Foundation

 

FAQ & DISCLAIMER

About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

Where to find me

Twitter (link button above!)  Email (stated above!)  Instagram (makeup_blogette)

I have no official Facebook fan page, and currently have no intention to start one at all.  The Makeup Blogette remains my personal hobby and property, so as such, I don't believe in having a Facebook fanpage for it.

Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

No ads, no paid links etc please.  I am in charge of all content and pictures here.

I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.

 

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    May 23, 2010

    Product Rave: Overall Thoughts on Maquillage Lasting Stick Foundation UV

    Hi hi

    This will be an entry summarising my overall thoughts and comments on the Maquillage Lasting Stick Foundation UV.

    Click here for PART ONE which is the product feature entry.

    Click here for APPLICATION tips, and initial thoughts.

    The Lasting Stick Foundation promises to soothe away pores, glides on your skin to conceal pores and uneven patches instantly to create a smooth glowing finish resistant to sweat and sebum that stays fresh for hours (8 hours).   It also contains SPF24 PA++.  The foundation costs $76 for 9 grams of product.

    I have been using this almost everyday for the past 10 days or so, and I think I am ready to share my views on the foundation.

    Just a picture to show how much I have been using it, and how it blends on out the skin.

    My overall thoughts --- I am listing them point by point to avoid rambling and so that I don't forget anything.

    • What I like most is that it sets immediately to a flawless finish.  While you can easily blend it with your fingers, I personally prefer to blend this foundation with brush for optimal smooth and flawless effect.   It has a nice finish much alike my NARS Sheer Glow foundation.  Lasts longer too.

     

    • Does not oxidise at all.

     

    • Buildable coverage.  You can glide it on your face wherever you need more coverage.

     

    • You can choose whether you prefer to set with powder because it sets quite powdery enough for me. But for added measure and long lasting, I always set with powder.

     

    • Packaging is cool! I like how portable it is, and you can even use it for touch ups, concealer, etc.  And it is perfect for travel.

     

    • Lasting?  It barely lasted 8 hours without fading.  I would say it stay 'perfect' on me for about 5 to 6 hours before it wears off.  But then I have oily skin and I perspire a lot during the course of my typical work day.  If you work in a air-conditioned indoor setting, I think it can certainly last longer.   So my Estee Lauder Double Wear (which claims to last up for 14 hours) is better in terms of lasting and braving the harsh hot weather conditions here.

     

    • Get matched to your skintone correctly.  I would say in normal indoor lighting condition, this color PO010 suits me just nice, but it may appear a little too pinky under bright sunlight harsh conditions.  However, I have swatched the other colors before, and they were all too beigy for me.  This little mis-match is not very obvious, and also something that you can 'disguise' with face powders.

     

    • The $76 question: Would I buy it if I run out??  Hell to the YES!  I think this is one cool foundation which I always want to have in my stash.  I can't say the same for many of the foundations I have tried out (eg the Shu Uemura, some of the MAC ones), but this really impresses me with the fine quality.  And yes, it may be pricey, but  personally I believe investing in a good quality foundation.  It is something that you use all over your face, and you want to make sure you are putting only the good stuff on your face.

     

    I hope I haven't missed out any points, but if you have any questions which I haven't addressed, do feel free to fire away in the comments below!

    Here are some recaps of previous LOTDs when I am using this foundation.

    That wraps up this product review mini series, and I am pretty sure this foundation will keep coming back in subsequent entries, and very likely monthly faves too.

    For all other Maquillage related entries, click HERE if you are interested.

    I hope this has been helpful, and thanks for reading.

     

    posted by
    5/23/10

    Thanks Sophia for doing a post on this! Shall get this soon...actually I bought another foundation stick from clinique and it works not bad too! Shall try maquilage and compare...


    5/23/10

    @ Tarry - no problem at all! Been planning to get through with this review :) and hope it has been useful~


    posted by
    5/23/10

    It should be cheaper in HK right? Shiizzz, i have a lemming for another foundation!


    5/23/10

    michelle --- Haha.. I am not too sure, but I have a feeling it would be the same price. But what if it is cheaper? :)


    posted by
    5/23/10

    woo :p when i saw "DOES NOT OXIDIZE AT ALL" i was sold again (",)
    coz i was already sold the first time i read your 'initial rave' post (",)


    posted by
    5/24/10

    ohh you got me lemming for another foundation and i just bought nars sheer glow haha :D gonna put this on my list of foundations to try! :)


    posted by
    5/25/10

    looking absolutely flawless!


    posted by
    5/25/10

    those contacts look hot on you!


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