Monday, August 26, 2013

Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Stick Foundation Review

Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Stick Foundation Review

"Our first gel stick foundation with an anti-shine core
Fresh gel foundation blends to a natural matte finish
Lightweight powders in the anti-shine core instantly dissolve excess oil" -Maybelline

Facts: 12 shades, .32 oz, average $7

I was given 3 colors to try out.

It has an anti-shine powder core
None of the colors fit me well so I went out and bought my correct shade. 

Before being blended in 

Before and After
-I thought it would be a good idea to try it in a spot where I had acne. As you see, it does not provide much coverage...even when I applied one more layer. It is not buildable. I wore it for a whole day to see what would happen.

Pros: easy to apply, inexpensive, covers redness, belnds easily, looks like skin
Cons: sheer coverage, tiny amount of product, does not control oiliness, lasts 5 or 6 hours, clings to dry patches

Will you buy the stick foundation?

Monday Poll Vol. 5

1. Do you twerk?
-I do not.
2. What’s the first song lyric that comes to mind?
-"Say you'll love me every waking moment
Turn my head with talk of summer time" -All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)...Its my current ringtone and I just got a call.

3. Do you ever straighten your hair?

-I used to every day for about 2 years. The I realized it damaged my hair extremely bad, so now I only do it maybe, twice a year.
4. Your biggest current skincare concern?
-Acne, redness and hyper pigmentation
5. Finish the sentence: I feel beautiful when…
-I have the chance to dress up and my boyfriend wants a more than average amount of pictures of me.
6. Current favorite face wash?
-I will forever use Purpose face wash.
 7. Have you ever been tubing/white water rafting?
-I have not, but sounds fun. 
8. What are you wearing today (hair/makeup/clothes)?
-Pac Sun Jeans, JC Penny sheer blush top. No products in my hair. Garnier Oily Skin BB cream and They're Real Benefit mascara
9. What’s your skin type (dry/oily/combo)?
-EVERYTHING! I have really bad dry patches on my skin, but has massive amount of oil everywhere else. 
10. Summarize your best makeup advice in a single sentence:
-Less is so much more

Copy and Paste the Questions and leave your own poll below in the comments! Happy Monday!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Review: August Ipsy Bag 2013

Normally I give sneak peeks at the products in the months bags or I just simply show you whats inside, but today I wanted to give a mini review and my thoughts on each product. 

Michael Todd true organics Pumpkin nutrient-rich facial mask

This mask smells like pumpkin to the extreme. There were even some chunks of pumpkin when I went to apply it to my face. Which, isn't always a bad thing, but since I really dislike pumpkin...this was bad. The smell bothered me. The mask has Glycolic Acid which is a chemical exfoliate. It made my skin break out very badly after wearing it, but it made it softer. My skin might just be getting used to a new product. Check a small patch of skin before using it all over your face. In general, I was excited to get it and i'm glad i have it now. 

Noya Kosher Natural lip balm in cherry
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Flavor, Organic Stevia
This is one of the best lip balms I have ever used. I had super bad dry lips a few days ago and I kept applying this, and now they are back to normal. It smells so strong of cherry also! I really enjoy that. They are very moisturizing without being to heavy. 

Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream

This BB creme is suppost to prime, illuminate and perfect. It claims to be anti-aging and to fit everyone's skin color.

The color is too dark for my skin tone. Even well blended, I look orange. The smell is too strong: it has a floral scent to it. It did hydrate my skin though but the coverage is very poor. It leaves a slight shimmer to it as well, so If you have dry skin, this would be really great. 

pixi lash booster
I liked the wand. It was very easy to apply the mascara. But, the formula was not long lasting. It was very easy to remove which is always a good thing for my brittle lashes. Over all, it made my lashed look a little longer but not more than a normal drugstore mascara. It also did not hold a curl very well. This was just an okay mascara. Not worth the $12 for a full size.

mica shimmer powder in 17 bronze
I have nothing but good things to say about this eye shadow! The pigment is strong, its long lasting. It is made with natural ingredients. The only real downside is the packaging. It makes a bit of a mess trying to open and close. But besides that, it is perfect!

What was your favorite product this month?

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Poll Vol. 4

1. One word that describes your hair?-Thin
2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
-No. I used to use one by Estee Lauder when I was younger though
.3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?I did once before but that was a while ago and haven't touched them again.
4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?-Derma-e Microdermabrasion Scrub, Philosophy Miracle Worker Moisturizer  and Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Creme.
5. What do you want to do when you grow up?-Elementary Teacher
6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?-The Radiance of You
7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
-Clean out my backpack, get my school supplies together, make a healthy dinner
8. What’s your sign?
9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
-Ulta, Sephora, and Amazon
10. What color describes how you feel today?
-light aqua blue. Blue is calming right? Light is feeling tired? and I want to shower...aqua?

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