I really wanted to show you guys that you could achieve a fresh flawless face without using 100 different products so here is a quick and easy full flawless face using just a handful of products!
Here’s a quick look using super rich, warm hues on the eyes and really nude lips. I really love the way it turned out!
As you can see, I finally got around to trying out the new Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette.
What’s the verdict you ask?
Well besides the fact that this is an obvious dupe to the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, the colors in this palette aren’t all that unique and are surprisingly “dupable” to other brands such as MAC. However, for the price the shadows are GREAT quality and pigmentation. Super easy to apply, blend and layer. I love how saturated the colors come out.
Click here for my full review of this palette!
You guys have been requesting this updated routine via every social network I have! (LOL)
So here it is. My updated brow routine! It’s quite different from my last routine because (1) I’m really into fuller brows this time around and (2) You can definitely see more of my real brow hairs which makes the brows look naturally full.
Keep in mind that this is MY routine and what I personally think looks best on ME.
I am SO loving anything copper right now!
Here’s a quick and easy makeup look perfect for summer!
You can dress it up or wear it casually…simple yet effective!
Hi my loves! It’s been a while since my last product review and even longer since my last foundation review. For those of you that follow my blog regularly, you’ll know that I’m not one to experiment when it comes to foundations. I pretty much stick to what I know but for some reason I could not pass this up and I’m glad I didn’t!
I hope you find this review helpful.
Availability: Bare Essentuals online, Ulta, Sephora, QVC & anywhere Bare Minerals products are sold
What You Get:
What It Is & What It Does (company description):
A breakthrough tone-correcting mineral foundation and skincare serum in one. Created with exceptional purity in mind, this ultra thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish, and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance—it’s like nothing you’ve ever felt before.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
This foundation comes in a simple yet sturdy hard plastic container with a dropper like nozzle.
When I walked into Sephora to get matched for this foundation, i was prepared to walk away empty hand but interestingly enough there are 20 shades to choose from which was quite a pleasant surprise. Initially I matched myself up with the shade Bare Buff 10 (which is what I’d probably be in the winter months) and while it matched me pretty well I knew that I would need something a little darker for the summer months so I had one of the sales associates match me with Bare Caramel 14 and it turned out to be a perfect match.
Now I know you may be thinking that going 4 shades up is a big jump but all of the shade alternate in undertone (cool, neutral and warm) so after Bare Buff 10 the next shade with enough yellow in it to match my skin tone was Bare Caramel 14. If you are a NC 40, 42, 44 or a C5-6 in MAC foundations you may find your match in Bare Buff or Bare Caramel.
The texture and consistency of this foundation is very light and almost liquidy. The consistency reminds me a lot of MAC Face & Body or L’Oreal’s Magic Nude Liquid Powder foundation, but the BM is just a tiny tinge thicker.
The application was fairly easy with this product. In Sephora I had the chance to apply the foundation to my entire face using the Bareskin Perfecting Brush that compliments the foundation and it applied very nicely, however I just could not bring myself to pay another $29 for a brush that is designed to be used with only one product.
Right now my absolute favorite brushes to use when applying this foundation are the e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush and the Sephora #55 Pro Airbrush. Both brush applied the foundation evenly, effortlessly and most importantly in one layer. Skin is in right now and even if it wasn’t I’ve always been really into having minimal foundation and just evening out the skin tone so the fact that I can achieve just that with minimal product makes me very happy.
The coverage of this product is a buildable medium coverage so that is very promising if you have blemish prone skin. if you need super full coverage then I wouldn’t expect much from this. It covers just enough to give your skin a perfected look without being “foundationy” looking. The finish is a demi-matte finish which I enjoy a lot because it gives that skin like appearance, just without the blemishes.
I’ve worn this foundation without setting it as well as with a light dusting of a powder foundation and I’d have to say that I like the final results from both methods. If you’re into that healthy glow dewy look then don’t set it. But if your more of a matte girl or have oily skin you’re going to need to really set this bad boy!
Each time I’ve worn this foundation, I’ve had it on for 5-10 hours. I’d have to say that it lasts about a max of 6-7 hours before you start to see an excessive amount of shine or need to make touch ups. I wish it wore a little longer and didn’t get as shiny looking at the end of the day but that’s nothing a little blot powder or translucent powder can’t easily fix.
Overall I really enjoy this foundation way more than I thought I would and while it is a bit pricey I would repurchase and could see myself wearing this all year round.