Monday, January 14, 2013

Kett Fixx Crème Foundation - first impression

A little background info for those who might be interested:
My skin has pink undertones and some redness, but I always go for a neutral and/or more yellow toned foundation because I want my foundation to counteract that redness and give me more neutral toned skin. It's just what I prefer. I also find that my body is a tiny bit darker than my face and neck are naturally, which is why my face might look a little darker once I've applied my makeup. I want all of my skin to be the same color, and I find it easier to darken up my face and neck ever so slightly than to make my body lighter. 

I've been wanting to try the Kett Fixx Crème Foundation for ages (ever since I first heard gossmakeupartist rave about it). I finally ordered it in the shade N1 from However, N1 was a tiny bit too light on its own, so I bought N3 as well. (N3 is the next shade; they don't do an N2). I chose to buy the refill pans because they're cheaper and I keep them in this cute leopard Z Palette

The lovely gossmakeupartist has also taught me that most foundations we hear about (both drugstore and high end) only contain 12 - 20% pigment, whereas foundations by brands that are geared towards professional makeup artists often contain 50+ % pigment. Kett Fixx Crème is one example of a 50+% pigment foundation, and that's the main reason why I was so excited to try it. I mean, 50% is a lot more than 12 - 20%. And more pigment means you'll need less product to get good coverage. 

I can tell you right now that you only need a tiny amount of this foundation to get great coverage! I applied it all over my face using my sigma F82 round top kabuki brush, and then used my fingers to apply a little bit more over my blemishes and scars. I didn't use any other products. I also didn't do anything to these pictures, except crop them. (I used the same lighting as well... pehaps I'm sitting a little closer to the light in the first picture though? The second one looks a bit darker to me. Oh well, it's as close as I could get it.)

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I can honestly say that my first impression of this foundation is amazing! It was so easy to apply and to blend, and the coverage is amazing. Especially considering that I only used a little. I could easily have built up the coverage by adding more, but I didn't feel the need to do that. I absolutely love the finish of it! It looks nice and dewy on my skin. I will need to powder my t-zone though, but I always use powder so that's not a big deal. I can tell that these little pans will last a long time.

I will do a full review once I've worn it enough to really form an opinion about it. I have a feeling that I'm really gonna like this foundation... ;)

Friday, January 4, 2013

FOTD - Blue and green

Here are some pictures of the makeup I wore yesterday. I was trying one of Tick:Tock Cosmetics' new  colored eyeshadow bases - a beautiful blue one called Nebula. I do love a good colored base. Most of the colored bases I own aren't very good, unfortunately, but this one really is! 

This is just a sample, but it'll last forever. You need the tiniest amount!

The eyeshadows I used are all by Tick:Tock:
Seven Days - crease
Clepsydra - lid
Fronzen in Time - inner corner, and  used to blend out the crease color
Withching Hour - under eye