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Reviews: Foundations

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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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    January 20, 2013

    Review & Application: Lancome Renergie Eclat Multi-Lift CC Cream

    Hi hi!

    This is my review of the new Lancome Renergie Eclat Multi-Lift CC Cream, which I have previously featured in this entry here.   I know there will be inevitable comparisons to the other CC creams out in the market, and several of you are also waiting for me to give a comparison of them, that will be coming, but give me a couple of weeks!  Need a bit of time to test out one last CC cream before I can give a complete overview. 

    So anyway, this Lancome CC Cream is already available, and retails for $100 each.  It contains 40ml of product (made in Japan), which is 10ml more than the usual capacity of similar products.  The Lancome Renergie range is targetted towards lifting and firming one's complexion.  It is not the first BB cream type product that Lancome is releasing, and I did enjoy the UV Expert Shield BB Complete SPF50 which they launched last year.  

    Let's start with the packaging: 

    It comes in a purple tube (purple being the Renergie color), and the product comes out via a pump dispenser.  I am using the shade 01 (there is also a shade 02), and I think there is a total of 4 shades in the US market, but here in Singapore, we get 1 and 2. 

    Swatches:

    It doesn't have any particular scent,  and the CC cream looks slightly greyish (which is typical of bb creams) as opposed to beigey skintone shade.  The consistency is very smooth, and very emolient.  It spreads easily and blends into my skintone. 

    Application

    (get ready for some up close macro shots, pores alert! Hahaha)

    I enjoy using the CC cream with both my fingers and a buffing brush.  The results are the same.  
    The consistency is a little on the thin side (and thin compared to your typical creamy thickish BB/ CC Creams) and allows me time to work it into my skin. 

    Here you can see, the CC cream is applied over bare moisturised skin. 

    After blending out, you can clearly see there is a radiance to my skintone. The coverage is very light, but it does visibly brightens up my skin.  I tried wearing this out on its own, set with some powder, and found that it didn't last me more than say, 5 hours.  After that, I think I start to look 'faded' and tired.  

    The next day, I tried it as a correcting makeup base, and topped it off with a very thin layer of foundation.  That yielded much better results.  I looked fresh the whole day, and the fresh luminosity stayed throughout.  So even though it didn't have impressive lasting powder on its own, it does work very well as a makeup base that protects your skin and adds that natural radiance. 

    I was using this for a whole week, and I do think that it does have great skincare properties - it has a light texture, and my skintone did look a little more even-ed out by the end of the week.

    here's a quick demo - I layered a thin layer of foundation on top - of course, if you have very clear skin, and foundation usually lasts on your face, you can totally skip this step.  I am just sharing with you what works for me and my skin type.  I usually use my Teint Miracle liquid foundation, or the cream version - either one of them complements the CC cream flawlessly.  I love the end results - very brightening, and very natural. 

    Bottomline - 

    The Lancome Renergie Eclat Multi-Lift CC Cream is a good performer, I think it serves to complement the Renergie range, with the same skincare benefits (I have used both the eye & face creams before, great stuff!).  As a BB/CC cream, it really did brighten up my skintone, and bring some radiance to the skin.  I don't think it is super corrective though, you might be able to tell that my skin still looks a tad reddish, and that didn't get balanced out til I used the foundation (which is beigy-er).  

    If you want a light texture skin protecting CC Cream, go for the Lancome Renergie Eclat Multi-Lift CC Cream, but if you need more coverage, and want something that lasts, you might not enjoy this product as much.  I do like it for its skincare benefits, and also as a great makeup base for everyday, and also to keep my skin firm and lifted (and at my age, I NEED!!!).  

    Stay tuned for my comparison, and meanwhile I have two more BB creams reviews which will be coming your way soon!

    Hope this has been helpful, and thanks for reading!