Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Collection Review: Foundations

This is the second video in my collection review series. Next one is concealers so watch out for that one!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Makeup Pairings: Foundations and Powders

Hey guys, this is the video to accompany the blog post I did a few weeks ago.

This is a video on my favorite ways to pair my powders and foundations. Im doing another pairings video very soon. Thinking about mascaras or lip combos. Which would you guys like to see?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Small Haul

Picked some things up recently from Sephora, Ulta, and Walgreens. If you want to see anything reviewed let me know.

Favorite Face Pairings: Foundations and Powders

So I noticed recently how when I use certain foundations I mindlessly reach for particular powders. I thought I would share those pairings with you guys. Let you know what about the pairings helps give the best finish and lasting power. Also I go into how I apply both the foundation and powder. I have three to tell you about.

My first pairing is for an everyday kind of look. More natural, not too matte, and quick to apply.

I really love the look of the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation with the NYX stay matte but not flat powder foundation. If you tilt your computer/screen you can see the sheen of the powder. Its so pretty. Definitely adds a little something to the foundation. Such a pretty finish. Very natural and both are very easy to apply. I use the Real Techniques Expert Face brush to blend the foundation and the Real Techniques Powder brush to set the foundation with the NYX powder. I get 8-10 hours out of this pairing on my oily skin.

The next pairing is for a bit more coverage. Its a very matte look and it'll stay all day (12-14 hours) on oily skin.

I love the Revlon Colorstay for combo/oily skin. It stays forever and I really love the coverage. It covers just about everything. I use under eye concealer and a little concealer on blemishes but redness is easily covered. It makes your face pretty much blanked out. I really like the Maybelline Dream Matte powder with it because it helps keep your face matte and its a tinted powder so it adds a bit of color back in. This is a trusty combo. This is my I-need-my-makeup-to-last-all-day go to pairing. If you have oily skin give this combo a go. I apply this foundation with a Real Techniques Stipple brush. It helps with hiding pours and building up the coverage where you need it.

The last pairing is super crazy full coverage for when you need a 'new skin' look.

If I'm having a terrible breakout I reach for these. The Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation is a bit yellow toned so it works very well for concealing the redness that blemishes cause. Also its so full coverage that you can use it as concealer, even under your eyes. This foundation has a pretty dewy finish. Being that the foundation is so yellow toned I like to use a tinted powder that helps it look more natural. The L'oreal Infallible powder is so nice. Its so smooth its almost creamy. It has a very matte finish and since the foundation is dewy I like to use this powder to set it so that it looks more matte. I'm not a dewy foundation lover. This combo doesn't last terribly long on oily skin but it does a great job at hiding everything. I use a Real Techniques Stipple brush that I spray with a little water. This foundation dries very quickly and can be a bit tricky to work with so a damp brush makes it easier to blend in. This gives me a 5-6 hour face. It will last longer on normal or dry skin.

Hope this helps you guys with foundation and powder recommendations. If you want to see any of these combos in a tutorial with pictures tell me which one your interested in and I'll be sure to do it. What are your favorite foundation and powder pairings? Share in the comments. I'll be doing more posts on mascara pairings, lip pairings, and eyeshadow pairings coming up.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

March Favorites

My favorite things in March! I had many things to share. If you want to see a tutorial let me know! Also leave me you favorites for March, I'm always looking to try new things.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Collection Review: Primers

This is the first video in my collection review series. The next one is on foundations! I'll be going through my collection one category at a time and then wrap it up with a makeup room/vanity tour. If you want to see a certain category reviewed please feel free to request it.

Friday, March 22, 2013

L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadows

These eyeshadows are amazing! I bought the Amber Rush one and after wearing it once I ran out and started looking for more. As far as price goes, I've gotten these for $7, $5, and $3.48 at Target on clearance once. So they can be pricey but if you check for sales and coupons you can get them for cheaper. Here is my collection so far.

They are like pressed pigments, not like a pressed powder shadow at all. They are the most pigmented eyeshadows I've ever played with. They are easy to blend out as well. Most of the colors are very wearable. They have a few blues, purples and greens but mostly neutral colors. They have different finishes as well. Some are shimmery, some are almost like a foiled metallic, and some are matte. I have a few of all the different finishes. Continuos Cocoa is a matte brown that can easily be blended out to a lighter brown so its good for an everyday crease color or you can build it a bit for some drama. Iced Latte is a great inner corner highlight. Maybe not for the brown bone though, its pretty shimmery. I also love the packaging. Its fairly slim and has a little plastic stopper inside. I have traveled with these and they can handle a bit of a beating. Haven't broken one yet.

I reach for these very often because they are so easy to work with and really gorgeous on the eyes. You can actually apply these with your fingers just as easily as with a brush. So on the go its a quick look. I always use a primer when I wear eyeshadow because I have oily lids, but these will do just fine without one. They are hard to get off your hand when you swatch them so primer not necessary.

Here are some of my favorites pairings
 -Bronzed Taupe with Continuos Cocoa in the crease
 -Amber Rush with Bottomless Java in the crease
 -Sultry Smoke with Continuos Cocoa in the crease for a light smokey eye
 -Smoldering Plum with Continuos Cocoa in the crease for a more dramatic smokey look

I would definitely recommend checking these out. The only con I see is that they are all individuals. Palettes are so much easier right?