New foundations and lippies … a teenager’s perspective

Samantha Cheney Beauty 18 Comments

Editor’s note: Last week, I had staff.  Well, I had one work experience student.  An extremely capable and gorgeous young woman who didn’t flinch when I showed her the filing folder that hadn’t been touched since the last work experience student … 12 months ago.  She also started a blog during her time at Styling You.  She got to sit at our dining room table … and on a good day I’d cleaned it down before she arrived. This is Sammy’s first post for Styling You.

From a 14-year-old girl’s perspective I always thought that liquid foundation was too heavy for such a young face. Currently, I use Nude by Nature Mineral Cover, but now my mind has changed after trying:

Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Gel Foundation $17.95

Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Foundation $60

Napoleon Perdis Mattifying Mineral Primer $39 and Advanced Mineral Makeup $69

Foundation trial: From left, Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Gel Foundation; Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Foundation; Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup; Napoleon Perdis Mattifying Mineral Primer

From left, Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Gel Foundation; Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Foundation; Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup; Napoleon Perdis Mattifying Mineral Primer

You may ask … what has made me change my mind?

With Rimmel London’s Match Perfection Cream Gel Foundation my skin has found a new best friend. The colour adapted straight to my fair skin, giving it a radiant, healthy glow. The best thing about this foundation is that it is lightweight. There will be no questions such as to “where did you get your foundation?” because you won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing any. It blends beautifully and presents a fresher, flawless and longer-lasting colour. Available from July at David Jones, Kmart, Big W, Target, Priceline and selected pharmacies.

Innoxa Lovely Lips in Apricot Tulip $14.95; Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Gel Foundation $17.95

Innoxa Lovely Lips in Apricot Tulip $14.95; Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Gel Foundation $17.95

Clarins‘ new Skin Illusion Foundation is a new formula packed with mineral and plant extracts, giving you energised and hydrated skin. But that’s not all. This foundation has a creamy texture that is light and dewy, presenting a natural look. Included is a SPF 10 that will offer some protection from the sun, while giving your face a non-greasy look. It diffuses and magnifies the light with a guaranteed translucent finish.  Available at department stores, Clarins Gold salons, select pharmacies, retail specialists and online at www.adorebeauty.com.au

Innoxa Lovely Lips in English Rose $14.95; Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Foundation $60

Innoxa Lovely Lips in English Rose $14.95; Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Foundation $60

Napoleon Perdis has moved into the mineral makeup market with these two products – Mattifying Mineral Primer and Advanced Mineral Foundation. “The primer sets the skin up for a perfectly even, shine-free canvas while the liquid foundation creates a truly flawless finish that even stands up to the demands of high definition film,” says Napoleon.  It gives my skin a super-smooth feel when using these products. While appyling the non-chalky, weightless primer (it’s free of parabens, oil and talc), it sets the skin up with a matte, even and flawless look. The Advanced Mineral Foundation is a light-weight, oil-free product that creates a natural-looking finish and has an SPF of 15.   I was surprised that the powder primer is applied before the foundation but it did create an amazing result.  You can also put the primer over the top after the foundation.  Available from June 6 at Napoleon Perdis Concept Stores, David Jones and more than 875 pharmacies and salons. www.napoleonperdis.com

Innoxa Classic Colour in Peach Blossom $14.95; Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup $69

Innoxa Classic Colour in Peach Blossom $14.95; Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup $69

About the featured Innoxa lipsticks

For each foundation tested, I also trialled three Innoxa lipsticks: Apricot Tulip, English Rose and Peach Blossom. Innoxa’s new Classic Colour and Lovely Lips Lipstick ranges are each available in 12 different shades. They contain SPF and natural ingredients that apply smoothly on to the lips. At $14.95 each you can afford to stock up.  My favourite was Apricot Tulip. The underlying tones of this lipstick are complementary to my fair skin.  www.innoxa.com.au

Innoxa Lovely Lips and Classic Colour lipsticks $14.95 each

Innoxa Lovely Lips and Classic Colour lipsticks $14.95 each

Editor’s note: Have you tried a new foundation lately?  As we head into winter, it’s a great idea to not only try something new but also to get a new colour match as your skin is generally a shade (or two) lighter compared with over summer.

Comments 18

  1. Nice work Sammy!! I really like the English Rose lippy colour on you too! I’m always on th hunt for a good pink lippy.

    I’ve recently gone from using Nude Mineral Makeup (well, over summer when I had a tan) but I have to say, there was something about it that didn’t agree with my skin! I know it is supposed to be the best for your skin, but my skin annd minerals just didn’t get alone.

    I’m currently using Napoleon’s Minimal Makeup – it’s a liquid and it’s amazing! I was a little like you Sammy (although my skin is no where near as gorgeous and fresh as yours – too many years in the sun!) I didn’t think liquid foundation was for me, but this one is unreal!

    I use it with the primer and a finishing powder and I get that ‘no makeup’ look all day long!!

    Well done again on a great post! (Ps wanna come do work experience for me next? I have a 6500 word post gradute paper due, how fast can you type?!? – KIDDING!!!!)

    1. Hi Caitlin, do go and give Napoleon’s new Mineral Makeup a try next week when on counter. Interesting concept of applying powder first then liquid over the top. I’m really liking it.

    2. Oh Caitlin, your too kind. Yes that can happen, sometimes even the most natural makeup can cause breakouts or rashes to appear. As I am very fair skinned I have to be very careful when choosing which products to use on my skin.

  2. A great review of the foundations and lippies, Sammy. I must admit I haven’t changed my foundation for years (it took me a long time to find the one I have!), but I might just go out and do some test driving at a few beauty counters to see if these products work for me.

    The lippies look great, nice and moist; and I think you’re right about the Apricot Tulip…definitely you! I’ll be hunting them out for sure!

    I think the Rimmel foundation looks fabulous on you, very glowy, although the others are good too.

    I hope you enjoyed your work experience with Nikki as I’m sure she enjoyed having you work with her. Good luck in your future career.

    1. Hi there Gillian. Thankyou very much. Yes road testing is a great option to take. You can also head down to MYER and simply go to the Make-Up counters and ask to test out a few products and they will apply them for you. Rimmel foundation was a great choice and does make my skin glow. I have had an unforgettable experience with Nikki.

  3. a lovely review of the foundations and the lipstick. Innoxa lovely lips have been added to my beauty shopping list 🙂

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