Friday, March 20, 2015
It's the 1st day of SPRING! I love spring but sadly where I live, spring quickly starts feeling like summer and it turns into a hot,humid mess, but I do make the best out of the few weeks when the weather is actually nice. Today I thought it was the perfect time to share a few if my essentials.) S 1.)Sandals: I love wearing sandals even though my feet get really "tan" (dark) but I just love how comfortable they are and I can just put em on with anything. I love bright colors as well as the more nude,tan sandals. This takes me to 2.) Neon nail polishes and in particular the neon yellow nail polishes. This color stays on my toes till fall comes around (haha) my husband tells me I need to switch it up but I am obsessed and I just love how nice and clean it makes my feet look. 3.) I love denim shirts. I tan really easy so I always try to have something to cover up my arms, the denim shirts are perfect to pair up with anything and it covers my arms from the sun and they're light enough to not make me sweat to much. I specially love the light wash ones. For make up 4.) I really like the It cosmetics your skin but better cc cream, not only does it cover like a foundation but it has sf 50, its anti aging and I love how it smells. Its easy to apply and very lightweight. 5.) I need to set anything I put on my face because I like a matte finish, so for years I have been in love with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. It is so light but mattifies my skin without making it look cakey, and I can apply it through out the day with out looking powdery and cakey. 6.)Flat Out Fabulous from MAC is one of my all time favorite lipsticks. Its a beautiful color and its matte,which is my favorite finish, specially because when its hot I hate the feeling of sticky lipsticks. This lipstick is very long wearing,and I can keep my eyes very simple with this color. There you have it, These are just some of my essentials, I might just have a 2nd part in a few weeks. This concludes my Friday night blogging, have an awesome weekend.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Price I Paid: $8.99 ea
My Color 228 Soft Tan
Who else got excited when you saw this foundation at your local store? I know I did!!!
The only reason why I got so excited is because it is a new formula MATTE+PORELESS!
So a few years back I tried the original formula, i might even have a post talking about it, and honestly it was one of the worse foundations I have ever tried from the drugstore, (and I have tried many). I decided to try this one because I thought "why would they lie by saying its MATTE" so I got it along with the powder and I have been using it for about 3 weeks now, and let me tell you I have NOT used anything else since! This foundation comes in 16 different colors which I think is a nice color selection. It has no scent! As I was looking for my color I saw a few WARM TONES and got very excited because thats always my struggle. Usually foundations look ashy or orange on me, but not having that problem with this one :) I chose 228 Soft Tan and it matches my skin perfect. The CONSISTENCY is RUNNY but don't let that fool you, it covers very well and looks good even if you need to layer it. It gives you enough time to blend it before it starts to set and one set it looks really smooth and matte. I have used this with a primer and without one and it still looks great, but I have set it with the UD ALL NIGHTER SETTING SPRAY and it works wonders!My pores appear smaller but are not completely gone, which is not a huge deal for me because my pores are not HUGE to begin with, my skin looks good with this foundation, it doesn't look dry at all and is not cakey. Its very light weight and I can't feel it on my skin, I don't feel like it transfers much either and thats a plus. To me this foundation wears for a good amount of time before I notice any spots wearing off. Probably within 4 hrs I see a bit of it wearing off on my nose area which is were all my foundations wear off first, but with a little powder it looks great again. I don't ever re-apply foundation during the day, I touch up with powder in rare occasions if needed, which brings me to talk about the FIT ME POWDER a bit. It comes in 8 different shades including a translucent one which I should've went with since I ended up buying a color that is a shade or 2 lighter than my skin. Surprisingly though, its not a big deal because the powder is very light (as in it feels light) powder and the color doesn't seem to change how the foundation looks on me. I apply it with a big flluffy powder brush and I just press it lightly onto my skin to set everything. This powder doesn't look cakey even if I apply it to touch up throughout the day (if needed) but I don't find myself needing to touch up. When touching it with my fingers it feels very smooth and silky which I love, specially because when I go over it with my brush the powder is not flying all over the place. Its not messy. I made a video where I show how I apply it and its now in my YOUTUBE CHANNEL! or you can click here to watch!
I hope I didn't leave anything out, I just love this foundation, leave a comment below to tell me your thoughts ;)
Have a blessed day.