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Low-cost Foundation Reviews For All Skin Types


No matter what season is coming, all you need is the right foundation for your skin. We have tested some low-cost foundations. Let’s take a look at the reviews that you will have a good clue of which one is best for you.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Although I have emptied this bottle of foundation, I do not think I will repurchase it. This foundation is suitable for daily makeup, and it gives my skin a natural and flawless look. It blends smoothly and is lightweight. But I need to do additional makeup settings to make it last longer. The design of the bottle is not good. I always poured more than I could use.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

This oil-free foundation looks somewhat dry, but the formula is quite soft. It weights a slightly heavy on my face, but it has good coverage and gives me a fresh look all day. It is suitable for oily skin. It is the only foundation that has passed my waterproof test in all low-cost liquid foundations I have tested. The most important thing is it’s inexpensive.

Low-cost Revlon Colorstay Foundation

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

The texture of this foundation is quite creamy, but I could still see the powder in it. It can conceal spot to some degree, but I have to use other powder to get fully concealing. True to its name, it stays the whole day, but rubs off a little at night and is easy to wash off—an excellent choice for oily skins.

Paese Long Cover Fluid Liquid Foundation

Paese Long Cover Fluid Liquid Foundation

To be honest, I forgot I had used this foundation before until someone asked me to review it. This Paese Long Cover Fluid Liquid Foundation is one of my regret buying products. Despite the poor concealing, it could not smooth the spores. Persistence is not good either, and I have to do extra settings so that it could hold up to 8 hours.

Inexpensive Mistine 24-Hour Cover All Foundation

Mistine 24-Hour Cover All Foundation

This Mistine low-cost liquid foundation is suitable for oily or mixed skin types. I love it for its perfect concealing ability, but it is not very long-lasting. I have to do additional settings as well.

Sivanna Water Base Primer

Sivanna Water Base Primer

Just as this product describes, I loved it of its oil-free, pore erases and lightweight on my face. It is long-lasting for 8 hours that I don’t need to do an extra finish. It gives me a fresh and slippery skin look.

Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation

Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation

I am so addicted to this product, the effect on the skin is gorgeous. After reviewing a large number of similar products, this Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation is one of my favorites. This product smooths coverage with a matt effect. The formula of this product creates a pure skin color without leaving behind a cakey effect.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation

L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation

This is a light coverage product that is suitable for oily skin types. As it is a light-weight foundation, I need to do additional concealing on my face, but the finish is perfect. After 8 hours of wearing, my face still looks flawless, just a little bit cakey on my nose.

COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation

COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation

This one has excellent coverage and is long-lasting. It blends nicely and makes my skin felt creamy. However, I have to do an extra finish to settle it into my skin. Some customer reviews said that this line had changed the shade color, so better do some additional research before buying this product.

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Cosmetics Awards of 2017, Check Your Must Buys

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After a whole year of following beauty bloggers buying various stuff, are you guys still feel good about another new list of goods to buy? This year @cosme has nominate 196 awards out of 684,740 products. Today we will introduce the award of each category to see whether they are worth buying. If you just treat cosmetics awards as a beauty news magazine, to learn some product information and reviews, it would be much better than a shopping guide. After all, it depends on everyone’s skin type, environment, and climate.

First of all, What is the Cosmetics Awards?

Cosmetics Awards is according to the users’ vote result of thousands of beauty products on the most significant beauty information website of Japan(@cosme). This website is not so commercial based, just like other user-review websites, so that the reviews would be more authentic.

The site established in 1999 and 99% of the users are female. Each year this Cosmetics Awards will choose from 10 million products base on users’ rates.

What these awards cover?

Before 2015, Cosmetics Awards is a one-year event. After that, it changes into half a year in both June and December. I always think that the list in June is a bit gimmick, so I mainly concentrate on the annual list, which is released in December and is the impact of each brand marketing. There are a total of Grand Prize,  Hall of Fame, Year-End Best New Buys,  Category, and Top Beauty Trends these five units. Let’s focus on the ‘Hall of Fame’ Award. The product needs to be the first in its category for continuously three years to get this title. It almost like the lifetime honorable in the Japanese cosmetics industry since there are new products every day.

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5 Tips You Should Know About MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

5 Tips You Should Know About MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation Review

Despite several impressive products of other brands, this Mac Studio Fix is one of the best-pressed powder foundations.

With its particularly velvety, silky texture, It will you an excellent experience of applying and blending. You could try both wet and dry applications. As usual, the dry one provides light to medium-full coverage. However, you may face the risk of a cakey with the wet one. It feels good when you are not wearing a lot of makeup and want some light coverage, and this product allows your skin to breathe.

If your skin type is typical, to some degree, oily or dry, I would highly recommend this product. Even though the shades are in some way repetitive, all of the colors are remarkable for a broad range of skin tones.

Available in a wide range of colors.

Key Claims and Benefits

  • 8 hours long-wearing
  • Reduces the appearance of zits and pores
  • Controls oil and shine
  • Non-drying
  • For all skin types, especially oily skin
  • Easy applying
  • Photo-friendly

How to..

Apply to skin using a sponge or desired brush.

Blend with fingers, sponge, or brush.


  1. before applying the powder foundation, add some essence and eye cream on your foundation brush, and lightly blend it on your face. In this way, the brush absorbs the moisturizing ingredients and mixes it up with the foundation you apply, which will make the look much natural.
  2. To make the powder foundation thinner and fits, you need a special flat top brush. MAC has this 196 Slanted Flat Top Foundation Brush, and this is what I currently use. It has a flat slanted top, which could make the foundation reaches every contour of your face. Unlike the sponge blenders, this brush features the ultra-smooth short bristles which would not absorb most of your foundation. It is the perfect tool for water weight foundations.
  3. Firstly apply the powder evenly on your entire face, then continue to use the same brush to conceal the troublesome spots. Use a regular sponge to press it lightly will lift the cover, and not feeling heavy on your face.
  4. You don’t have to brush the finishing powder all over your face. Instead, try to apply a small amount only on the oily part of your face.


  • Hot colors for Asian: NC20 NC25.
  • If you have light skin, you should try NC15 and NC20.
  • Avoid these colors due to pink, orange, or peach: C6, NC42, NW25, NW30, NW40, and NC40.
  • All shade with NC or C is a yellow undertone, which is my choice.
  • NW or W is a pink undertone.
  • If you have dry skin, it is better to do moisturizing before applying.
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Useful Advices Before You Buy Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Useful Advices Before You Buy Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Take home our Better Than Sex mascara and all your desires for lush, incredibly intense lashes will befulfilled.

This is the very first advertising description for this mascara on the too faced website, and many top YouTubers have shared reviews of it.

The mascara has a waterproof and a regular version, and I prefer the normal one as I hate to remove waterproof mascaras.

It is a good one if you like long eyelashes, and it has a pretty hefty volume, which will make your eyes look bigger and brighter.

This is my experience for the first three-hour wearing, and here are the main things I want to talk about:

  • If you sweat easily and you don’t mind take more time to remove eye makeup, you should try the waterproof one.
  • I do not want to use this product outdoors in Summer as it is too hot.
  • As it has a substantial volume of 1,944% more, it will lead to tiny blocks on your lashes if you brush too many times.
  • It is a good mascara with naturally curly lashes, or else coarse and straight lashes will have little effect.

Mascara Details:

  • Film-forming Polymer for smudge-proof, all-day wear
  • Acacia Senegal Tree Extract to nourish, thicken and lock curl in place
  • Unique Peptides for the deepest, intense black possible
  • 1,944% more volume
  • 100% saw longer lashes
  • 100% saw a dramatic volume
  • 93% saw a base-to-tip curl
  • 8 out of 10 say it’s the best mascara they’ve ever used
  • 3.4 out of 10 say great lashes are better than sex
  • 3.1 out of 10 agree that this mascara is so good
  • The results observed in both clinical and consumer studies.
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Illuminator Review of High Quality Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator So Hollywood

About Anastasia Beverly Hills:

ABH is a leading global authority in cosmetics and beauty, and I could say that all its latest products are of high quality.

From my point of view, ABH is well-known for its brow products, almost every beauty blogger’s makeup bag has one of them.

Back in 2015, they brought out a set of long-wearing matte liquid lipsticks, which led to a matte lipstick trend as well.

Their eyeshadow palettes are also useful as hell.

Today I am going to talk about their illuminator, and I promise you won’t regret it if you have ever tried one of them.

ABH Illuminator is very famous around the world for its excellent impression.

Original ABH Illuminator:

It has three different shades on their website:

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There is a fourth color: Starlight, which I believe is suitable for light pink skins and is mostly colorless.

illuminator colors
illuminator colors

So Hollywood is the most popular one, you could hardly buy it on their website as it is always out-of-stock.

Highlight Points:

– silky formula

– easy to apply

– gorgeous color range

– metallic sheen


Starlight and Rivera are richly pigmented, and the finish is shiny, so it is better for light skins.

So Hollywood is the best choice for all skin colors, and PeachNector works well for dark skins.

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