Urban Decay Surreal Skin
Remember this post? It was the one where I gave up cosmetic counter makeup and bought all new drugstore brands. I wanted to find out if there really was a difference worth paying double-or more, for.
I did research and discovered Cover Girl's Simply Ageless had the best reviews for what I was looking for. I bought one, well I bought two because I got too dark of a tint the first time. Total $30.00
Add that to the $38 I spent yesterday to purchase Urban Decay Surreal Skin and you have $30 down the drain.
Here is what I liked about the CG; it went on smooth and moisturized my dry skin (that was my only problem with MAC Studio Finish, too dry) and it covered consistently.
Here is what I didn't like; after I talked on my phone there was a residue from my make up on the phone and the container lacked convenience in design. This caused fumbling when applying. I also looked like I had on foundation when wearing this brand, where I prefer it to be invisible.
This is my first day using Urban Decay and so far I am pleased. I was attracted to it because it is a cream that goes on as a powder, giving me the best of both worlds. I am not sure of the small brush applicator, but I will give it a few more tries before switching to a sponge. The shade matches perfectly which I knew because, unlike a drugstore, I was able to test it. The compact is similar (same color) to the CG, although it is a cinch to use.
You may have heard when it comes to makeup your foundation should be what you spend the most money on. It is true. Lesson learned.