Friday, July 20, 2012

Review: Sephora Hydrating and Smoothing Foundation & 'Tricks of the Trade' Anti-Shine Primer

Buna dragelor!
Am trecut pe la Sephora saptamana trecuta si am dat peste cateva produse care erau la reducere, printre care si acest fond de ten si primerul. Avand in vedere pretul acceptabil am zis ca merita sa le incerc si oricum aveam nevoie de un fond de ten hidratant si de o baza in kit.

Hello ladies!
I stopped by Sephora last week and I came across some products that were on sale, including this foundation and primer. I wanted a moisturizing foundation for my kit so since the price was ok I decided  to try them.

Fond de ten hidratant/Sephora Hydrating and Smoothing Foundation

Informatiile producatorului: 
What it is:
A moisturizing foundation,ideal for normal to dry skin..

What it does:
This nourishing liquid foundation contains sodium hyaluronate to deeply hydrate skin while immediately providing a smoother texture. The buildable formula let's you control the level of coverage, with a satin finish. Non-comedogenic.

What else you need to know:
The "R" and the "D" in the shade name reflects Sephora's French background. The "R" stands for Rosee (pink) and is for those with cool undertones. The "D" stands for Doree (gold) and is for those with warm or yellow undertones.
FPS 10/SPF 10, oil free
Cantitate: 30 ml/ Size: 1 oz, 30ml
Pret: 34.5lei (la reducere) /Price: 10$ (on sale) 
Nuanta D33/Shade D33  

L-am incercat de cateva ori sa vad cum se comporta.
In primul rand imi place ca are pompita, mirosul este ok. Are acoperire usoarea spre medie, eu zic ca e perfect pentru vara, este buildable dar eu l-am aplicat in strat subtire sa fie cat mai "light". Nu incarca tenul, are un aspect natural, intradevar avand tenul gras dupa cateva ore incepe sa luceasca si necesita ajustari :)

First of all I like that it has a pump, it smells ok.  
I think it's perfect for summer, it has light to medium coverage and  it is buildable but I apply just a thin layer to be as light as possible. It has a natural finish, it's not heavy looking but after a few hours on my oily skin it starts to shine and needs some touches :)


Baza de machiaj/Sephora 'Tricks of the Trade' Anti-Shine Primer

Informatiile producatorului:
What it is:
An anti-shine skin primer for the face.

What it does:
Sephora Brand "Tricks of the Trade" Anti-Shine Primer preps skin to expertly hold foundation and mattifies skin for up to eight hours, controlling and balancing sebum production. It guarantees that your makeup stays fresh and color-true.

What else you need to know:
It's suitable for both combination and oily skin types.

-Menthol and Camphor: Have skin-cooling properties.
-Silicones: Leave skin with a velvety smooth finish.

Cantitate: 30 ml/ Size: 1 oz, 30ml
Pret: 25.5lei (la reducere) /Price: 7$ (on sale) 

Are o textura fina, se aplica usor si nu necesita sa aplicati decat o cantitate foarte mica de produs, intra repede in piele, mirosul este ok.
Am incercat aceasta baza cu diferite fonduri de ten si intradevar ajuta si la aplicare si la rezistenta machiajului, dar nu pot sa zic ca e anti-shine pentru ca nu elimina luciul mai ale in zona T unde la mine apare destul de repede indiferent de ce primer folosesc.
Cel mai bun rezultat l-am observat azi cand am folosit-o impreuna cu spray-ul de fixare de la elf...machiajul a aratat bine la sfarsitul zilei, chiar si dupa ce am fost la sala :)

Soft texture, easy to apply, goes quickly into the skin, smells ok and you need just a small amount of product.
I tried it with different foundations and the foundation goes on smoothly and stays on longer but I can't really say that it's anti-shine because it doesn't control the oil especially on the T zone, where in my case, I get oily really quickly no matter what primer I use.
Better result today when I used this base and also the elf setting spray...the makeup looked good at the end of the day even after my workout :)

Am folosit cele doua produse in ultimul invit sa il urmariti.
I've used both products in my last tutorial...check it out!

Sper că va plăcut şi astept sa imi spuneti daca ati incercat vreunul dintre aceste produse si ce parere aveti despre ele.
Hope you enjoyed and let me know if you tried this products and what do you think about them.


  1. M-ar tenta primerul, mai ales ca e la reducere :D Te pup!

  2. eu raman fana celuilalt primer..smoothing le folosesti cu drag


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