My favorite powder is Careblend. It's the only one that doesn't feel heavy and coating on my dry skin and it's got a radiant finish without being showy-glowy. It evens out my skin without looking like I'm wearing powder. It doesn't crease up if I apply it under the eyes, either. The Careblend bronzer from a couple years ago was amazing too - I really hope MAC does something about bringing those back and just generally keeping Careblend's profile high. Discontinuing the MCLPs has gotten me all worried about Careblend now.
I'm not much of a concealer person, but I am very happy with the Mineralize one. It's the only one moist enough to not crease or bunch up under my eyes and it does a good job of concealing everything I need (although I don't mind a few freckles, I do have a couple of age spots near my eyes I like to erase). The other good thing about it is it has caffeine in it, so it depuffs me. Combining it with P&P Vibrancy Eye gives serious depuff-o-rama.
I do think Amber Glow is a particularly great blush for the no makeup look for me - wearing it, I really don't need to bother with a full face of powder. Just a little of it takes my face to the next level. I've never backed up a blush in my life, but I'm actually considering it for AG and maybe Alpine Bronze. If you took away all my other blushes and left me AG, I'd be ok with it.
I'll have to try Careblend then. I was just thinking of what I need to take with me to the hospital for a no-makeup look. Gotta try the Mineralize Concealer as well as the P&P Vibrancy Eye. Will have to purchase these once I've gotten everything I want from Archie's Girls.
I dunno about BB creams. All the ones I've tried have been a bit heavy for my taste. I DO really really love the Mineralize SPF15 cream foundation, though. When I wear that, it honestly looks like I'm not wearing anything, but the coverage takes care of all my needs. It's my favorite foundation, although I also really like Matchmaster - it's just that Matchmaster is so much more formal looking.
I so need to try this one too!
I think I like AC as much as I do because of the finish. I'm a matte/satin girl through and through, but I've recently fallen in love with the creamsheens. I love both Glamourdaze and Apres Chic. I know the satins last longer, but this finish is fresh and more natural looking for work. I have to apply it more often, but I'm fine with that. I have so much lipstick that I'll be thrilled to actually finish a tube so I don't mind at all if I go through the creamsheens more quickly.
This is a gorgeous lippie and is the first I've ever backed up.
Same here! I'm really loving Cremesheens lately.