Tuesday, December 30, 2008

HD woes.. possible solution??

I decided to hop on the MUFE HD bandwagon. Unfortunately, I'm debating on whether or not I want to hop off. I was ready to return it yesterday, but an MA suggested that I use Cover Fx Skin Prep Primer.

Here's my problem with MUFE HD Foundation:

It settles into every imperfection on my skin. It makes my chin and upper lip and the surrounding area flaky and dry, no matter how much I moisturize before (I exfoliate, put on the Lumene Vitamin C cocktail serum, AND La Mer cream, there should really be no excuse to dry, patchy skin..)

On top of that, I feel the color is still a bit too light. Although they have lots of color selection, I still can't seem to find one that suits me! I feel like its a bit ashy. I bought it in 125.


I tried different techniques. I used extra EXTRA moisturizer. I applied it with fingers. I applied it with a foundation brush. Nothing has worked.

I explained all of this to the MA at Sephora and thats when she suggested Cover Fx Skin Prep Primer.

The description taken from Sephora:

What it is:
A nourishing treatment and priming serum for the face.

What it is formulated to do:
Skinprep FX perfects the skin's texture for optimal foundati

on coverage. The formula helps to facilitate foundation, blending, coverage and wear.

What else you need to know:

Skinprep FX will reduce skin inflammation and is tolera

ted by the most sensitive skin. It is oil-free, fragrance free, and will not clog pores.

I decided to give this a try and took a sample of it home. I used it today and saw a slight improvement. Less flaky, less dry. But only slightly. I do feel that it might be the best solution though. I barely put any of it on, for fear that it might brea k me out. Tomorrow I will put more on, and hopefully will see an even better improvement.

I took a few snapshots (with my shitty ca mera) just to see how my skin looks in pictures and I have to say that it doesn't look tooooo bad. (As you can see, it doesn't quite cover up all of my acne scars, but I didn't use any concealer either)

Again, I'm wearing the HD Foundation in 125 and a few sweeps of Cargo's Suedeblush in Barbury Coast.

Well, that is it for now. I will update tomorrow!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm... sucks that you're not liking your foundation. I'm liking mine, but I'm going to exchange mine for the 120. Your skin looks really nice though!!! I've heard good things about coverfx, especially their concealer. check out this site: http://inmykit.com/

this guy is a professional makeup artist and he shows you the stuff that he uses on celebrities. maybe you'll find a better foundation for your skin. *shrugg*

anyway, for the dry flaky patches of skin, have you tried 0.5% or 1%hydrocorisone cream on it? see if that helps... it shouldn't make you break out and it will help reduce redness. let me know what you end up using. :0) I'll see ya this weekend.

ps I'm coming up tomorrow!!! wooo-hooo