From Mascara

Empties

Pixie Glow Tonic This tonic does give my skin a glow. However, I feel like it may break my face out. I have oily skin so I use it as an astringent. The smell is awful and I discussed the toxicity of this product in my Think Dirty & Skin Care Trials post. Repurchase? NO…

Samples That Didn’t Disappoint

Every once in a while, Sephora has some really great samples and Beauty Insider rewards. On rare occasions, I have purchased the travel sized products that Sephora and Ulta offer in order to try something without spending a ton of money on the full size (although the travel sized products do not offer the best value per…

Seven Minute Face

Foundation Apply with a big brush all over face. I use the Real Techniques Powder Brush. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Blush and Bronzer I use this e.l.f Blush Brush to apply blush to apples of cheeks.  When I don’t have a tan, I highlight the top of my cheekbones, middle of my forehead, and my cupid’s bow. Also I use this Real Techniques Blush Brush to apply bronzer along my hairline, in the hollows of my cheeks, and along my jawline. Mac Powder Blush in Blush Baby Lips Apply and top with clear gloss Nars Satin Lip Pencil…

Current

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden or Sin Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Mascara Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked Urban Decay Nourishing Lipgloss in Naked Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer- Lip Vinyl in Kissability Urban Decay Beauty Balm (As primer under powder foundation) Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer OPI Nail Polish in Dulce De Leche

Powder Foundation

Who knew there was a foundation that covered well and felt like you were wearing nothing on your skin? Bare Minerals is ok but loose powder can get annoying and making it cover spots takes a lot of effort. During a trip to Sephora, I was introduced to the Sephora Collection 8 hour Mattifying Powder Foundation which is a pressed powder. It covers and wears like a dream. I have oily skin and this powder stays looking pretty good for about 8 hours on me. That’s about the same or a little longer than the foundations or bb creams I have…

New Favorites

It is summertime! With summer comes heat and sweat. So these are a few things that are preventing my face from being a shiny disaster and my hair from being a frizzy mess. The first thing: foundation. I have been using BB creams for what seems like a million years now but during the summer the last thing my skin needs is more moisture so I set out to find a new foundation that didn’t feel too heavy. One problem I always have with drug store foundation is that I pick the lightest shade or the next-to-lightest shade because they look…