Category: Foundation

NYX is B2G1 Free at Ulta!

NYX Velvet Matte Lipsticks, Pro Foundation Mixer and Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette

The only thing better than affordable makeup is affordable makeup that’s on sale. It’s a win, win! NYX has always been a great brand for nice quality makeup on a budget for years. Today, NYX has evolved into more of a “professional” drugstore brand with a variety of products that the everyday makeup lover or hardcore makeup junkie can appreciate all the same. NYX seems to be working overtime this year to reign supreme as the best drugstore brand on the market with a ton of great new products that won’t leave your pockets hurting.

Hello, Again Smashbox!

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation 4.2, Smashbox Color Correcting Stick Dark

There are a lot of brands out there that don’t always get the love and recognition they deserve and Smashbox is certainly one of them. After discovering the magic of Smashbox recently, I decided to start paying a little more attention to the brand and trying out more products. If their blush and eyeshadow is good stuff then there has to be other hidden gems too, right? Right! Smashbox is actually a solid brand all around in terms of both color and complexion. But what Smashbox really excels in is complexion. For years, Smashbox has received the most love for their extensive collection of primer for all skin types and concerns. However, Smashbox isn’t all primer. They’ve got some other great complexion goodies too!


Make Your Imperfections Vanish with Hourglass

Influenster Hourglass Vanish Vox Box

It’s always a pleasant surprise when I receive random goodies in the mail from Influenster but the latest Hourglass Vanish Vox Box is the best one yet. This Vox Box is bomb! Hourglass recently released a new line of foundation sticks and Influenster sent me one along with the coordinating foundation brush to review for you guys. I don’t usually reach for foundation sticks but I was still beyond excited to get my hands on the new Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick because it’s been receiving glowing reviews since it released and Hourglass makes some seriously nice, luxury makeup.


Stay Beat in the Heat with these Summer Foundations

Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup, NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer

Loving makeup or having to rock a polished face to work on a regular basis can be fun at times. You get to flex your creativity by adding a little color to your day or take on the world feeling a powerfully beautiful new version of yourself. The downside, is that rocking makeup isn’t always sunshine and roses. Especially in the summer. You go from worrying about moisturizing and masking enough in the winter to stressing over how to keep your face flawless in 90º weather. I know the struggle, girl. Even as a dry gal, I can’t always keep my beat fresh and flawless in the summer heat without feeling like my foundation is melting or caking up something terrible. Over the years, though, I’ve learned that switching up your foundation (and skincare which we’ll discuss that later) helps a great deal to keep your makeup looking fresh and sweat free from sun up to sun down. So I’ve put together a quick guide to help you choose your perfect summer foundation that’ll help you stay flawless all season.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Review

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Defintion Powder Foundation in Dark Warm

My skin can be pretty dry all year round which leaves me relying on rich moisturizers and liquid foundations most of the time. But every now and then, I come across a powder foundation that I absolutely love and find myself reaching for quite often. My first powder foundation love was Make Up For Ever’s Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder but it appears that I’ve found a new love in the Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation. Usually powders have a tendency to accentuate my dry skin and put my fine lines on blast but the Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation is different though. The Naked Skin Ultra Definition actually makes my dry skin look smooth, even and flawless without putting my dryness on blast.


Maybelline Makes Fit Happen!

Influenster Maybelline Fit Me Vox Box

Remember when I told you a while back that Maybelline was adding more shades to Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation? Well they’ve finally arrived in stores and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve been a fan of Maybelline Fit Me Foundation for years so I was excited to try the new Matte + Poreless formula when it first launched even though the shade range wasn’t too expansive. Especially when it came to darker complexions. Thankfully, Maybelline heard our cries and relaunched Fit Me Matte + Poreless in 8 new shades to better suit fair and deep complexions. Yay!

Influenster decided to help Maybelline celebrate the relaunch of Fit Me Matte + Poreless by including them in their latest Vox Box. In case you’ve missed my previous posts, Influenster is a completely free program that sends you free products to review in exchanging for writing reviews and posting on social media. I’ve received quite a few Vox Boxes over the years so I wasn’t too surprised when I was selected to receive the new Maybelline Make Fit Happen Vox Box. I actually already own the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation but I don’t mind receiving another bottle or telling you all about it again.


Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Review

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Mahogany

Foundation can be a tricky product to buy because there’s so many different brands, formulas, undertones and more to take into account before you make a decision. I can be a bit picky when it comes to foundation so I like to stick to what I know and love without switching up as much as I would a lipstick or nail polish. However, I became curious when Too Faced released their new Born This Way Foundation and it quickly became a social media sensation. It takes me a while to hop on board when it comes to new foundations but I was forced to sit this one out for a bit because the original launch of Born This Way only consisted of 50 shades of beige that only a light to medium guys and gals could fit into. Not cool, Too Faced.


Maybelline Spring 2016 Collection Now Available at Ulta!

Maybelline Spring 2016 at Ulta

It’s raining new products at Ulta and I’m going broke because of it! LOL I’m kidding. But I’ve definitely been hauling my butt off lately. Between all the new drugstore and prestige releases that have been coming back to back I’ve been losing my mind. It’s like I can’t catch up! The latest spring collection to catch my attention comes from Maybelline. Like NYX, Maybelline has whipped up a lot of new products. And they’re looking mighty nice!

Fancie Faves

Fancie Faves: Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow Palette, NYX Cream Highlight & Contour Palette, Becca Afterglow Palette, NYX Nutmeg HD Concealer, Milani 01 Moisturizing Almond Coco Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment, Smashbox X-Rated Mascara, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 11.5

January was a very long month for me but boy was it packed with a lot fun and new makeup! I did quite a lot of shopping over the holiday season so I had a ton of new goodies to play and fall in love with that made last month extra exciting and fun. From new skincare goodies to makeup palettes galore, I dabbled in a little of everything and ended up discovering some pretty cool products that I just couldn’t do without in January.


New Foundation Time!

New Foundation Time!

New year, new foundation! For years, I’ve been relying on my trusty Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder to even my complexion and help me look flawless but now that the new year is here I think it’s time to finally try something different. At first, I was determined to completely finish the Pro Finish Powder since I’ve never completely finished a foundation. Or an entire powder. When you collect makeup like Pokemon, it’s a huge accomplishment to actually finish a product. Especially something long lasting like a foundation.