Foundation Friday: Physicians Formula The Healthy

Claims
–Longwearing
–Buildable
–Lightweight
–Breathable
–Healthy, satin finish
–Medium coverage
–Hyaluronic acid and Vitamins A, C, & E

Price
–$15.99 at Ulta
–$15.99 at Target
–$10.77 at Wal Mart
–$15.99 at Walgreens
–$15.99 at physiciansformula.com

Shade Range
–24
–My shade: FC1 (Fair Cool 1)

Pros
–SPF 20
–Availability
–Good ingredients
–Vegan
–Fragrance free
–Buildable coverage
–Undetectable on the skin
–Hypoallergenic
–Paraben free
–Gluten free
–Cruelty free
–Non-comedogenic
–Shade match for me
–Lasted all day

Cons
–Expensive for the drugstore
–Shade range
–Packaging, I had to dip in several times

Final Thoughts
If you like full coverage, you need to pass on this one. One layer is light coverage and you can build up to medium coverage with 2 layers. It builds nicely and doesn’t cake up. You don’t get a lot of product on the wand and I had to dip in several times. I used a green corrector on a few red spots, but nonetheless, it still covered all of my redness. I stippled it on with the Sonia Kashuk foundation brush and then went over it with a sponge to smooth out the finish. It worked well with my other complexion products and didn’t cake when set with powder. I like this and approve it, but it is expensive for the drugstore. There are cheaper drugstore foundations that work just as well. However, if you prefer light to medium coverage, I think this one is worth trying.

Primers: Urban Decay b6, CYO Illuminating Cream + Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating  (I do a pump of each, mix with my fingers, and apply), Revlon Pore Reducing
Powder: LOreal Hydra Perfecte
Tools: Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Foundation Brush, Sonia Kashuk Sponge

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face
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AM & PM

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December Makeup Tray

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Last Month

  • November post HERE
  • Laura Mercier Candleglow Powder in 1
    • I liked this, but it just the slightest bit too dark so I’m going to pass it on to a friend.

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The Rest

Purchase or Pass? Volume II

If you aren’t familiar with the “Purchase or Pass?” concept, you can see my first post here.

Images are from Google, Amazon, or Trendmood


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Beauty Bite: Lash Lift & Tint

A few weeks ago I treated myself to a lash lift and tint and my life was changed. I know that’s dramatic, but it’s true. I really didn’t need another expensive thing to add to my plate, but here we are. I had mine done by Kristy in Goldsboro and she is the best. She explained everything as she did and made sure I was comfortable. She also loves dogs and makeup and we are kindred spirits. She also does hair, brows, and lash extensions. If you’re local, you HAVE to go see her.

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lift

  • What is it?
    • Short version–a perm for your lashes
  • How long does it last?
    • 6-8 weeks
  • How much does it cost?
    • Varies depending on your area, but I paid $35
  • What’s the process?
    • A silicone “rod” is adhered to your lid, then your lashes are combed up and glued to the rod. Then, the perming liquid is brushed on and you let it set for about 10 minutes. After the liquid has set, a setting solution is applied.
  • It didn’t hurt at all. I could easily have fallen asleep and gotten a nap.
  • I have really short lashes, so I wasn’t sure this was going to work for me, but it dang sure did.
  • My lash technician recommended that I take my contacts out, so I did.
  • You can’t get your lashes wet for 24 hours and I removed my eye makeup before we got started.
  • You can read more about the process HERE

tint

  • What is it?
    • Dying your lashes black, just like you would dye your hair
  • How long does it last?
    • 4-6 weeks
  • How much does it cost?
    • Again, this varies but it’s around $20 in my area
  • What’s the process?
    • I got mine done when I had the lift done. My lashes were already adhered to the silicone rod so the dye was just brushed on them after the lift was finished. A patch, similar to a shadow shield, was placed under my lower lashes and then the dye was brushed on those as well. The dye was on for 10 minutes, wiped off, and then I was done.
  • I had white blonde hair as a kid and even though my hair got darker as I got older, my lashes and brows stayed blonde. If I don’t wear mascara and fill in my brows, you can’t even tell I have lashes or brows. Tinting makes a big difference in my appearance.
  • You can read more about the process HERE

notes

  • I mentioned this before, but I removed my contacts to avoid any irritation or sensitivity. I am blind as a bat and had to see how to drive home so I just put on my glasses when we were done.
  • Neither of the aforementioned services irritated my eyes or the skin around them
  • I LOVE how both of these turned out and I am hooked on these services. I will be back every 6-8 weeks to continue getting them done.
  • I’ve been using a lash growth serum (review here) and that, in combination with the lift, makes my lashes look amazing.
  • You can still use mascara and Y’ALL, my lashes look fake when I have mascara on.
  • How are these two things different from lash extensions?
    • These 2 treatments will not make your lashes longer, fuller, or more voluminous like lash extensions do.
    • Lash extensions require a fill every few weeks
    • Lash extensions are hella expensive upfront and then you have the fills that add up
    • Extensions are more upkeep and maintenance and there are rules for what you can and can’t use as far as certain products
    • Kristy does lash extensions so if you want to try those, go see her!
  • If you have any other questions feel free to leave a question or message me on Instagram!

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It’s hard to get good pictures by yourself, but I hope you can get an over all idea.
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These are my lashes with mascara. AMAZING.