–Shade match for me
–Doesn’t work well with just any concealer or powder
The first time I tried this, I used my Hourglass powder and it was a hot mess. It looked heavy, cakey, and just bad. I tried it again with my Milani powder and it was a much better match. It set the foundation, but left my skin glowy and not cakey. I used my Catrice concealer and it was a nope, but it worked well with my Kylie concealer. I love the radiant finish and got full coverage with one layer. I really like this, but there are cheaper foundations that I like just as much that play well with any and all powders and concealers. I do think it’s a great foundation and if it were cheaper, I would definitely buy it.
If you’ve been following along for a little while, you know that Mascara Monday is a regular thing around here. I reviewed 18 mascaras last year, wow!
You can always see if I’ve reviewed a mascara by typing it in the search bar, but like the foundation post I did, I wanted one, concise place to have as a reference point. Also, I’m going to save them as a highlight on my Instagram, so you can check it out there as well.
–Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E are ingredients which are great for my dry skin
–No parabens, phthalates, or fragrance
–Buildable, medium to full coverage
–Tacky finish, doesn’t set
–Not good on my dry skin, looked SO cakey with powder
This looked HORRIBLE on my dry skin. I think it might because I used powder to set it, but it felt so tacky so I had to. I can’t stand the feeling of a tacky foundation and I’m not waiting around for a foundation to set. My blush and bronzer would definitely not have blended over top had I not set it with powder. I got full coverage with 2 layers and I prefer full coverage so that was a positive. However, this was a total fail for me. I’m so glad I got a sample at Sephora to try before buying!
—Tatcha Water Cream :: I got a small size as a 100 point perk and was so disappointed. I feel like this a hyped product and Tatcha is a hyped brand, but this did not give enough hydration for me. Hydro Boost for life.
—Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base :: Another hyped up product that is a good base for dry skin. I got sample and could not get past the scent. It might be amazing, but the smell is awful. This is a moisturizing primer so perhaps it should have gone with the makeup, but I’m too lazy to move it. Whatever. It still stinks.
Y’all know I am always trying new products so I know what’s good and what to recommend and because I have a makeup addiction.
I decided to put together two beauty guides for the end of the year, affordable and high end, to highlight my favorite products in each category. These are the products I would recommend if asked.
I wanted to put them all in once place so you and I can both reference them easily. I thought long and hard spent a lot of time thinking about each category and product. I sure hope I didn’t miss anything, but if I did, let me know in the comments.
These beauty guides will be your ultimate tool kit.
I really don’t have any high end brush and tool recommendations. I love the Original beautyblender, but I don’t use high end brushes. I have one brush from Sigma and I like it, but it’s not any better than any of my drugstore recommendations. So save some money on your tools and reference my recommendations from Monday!
–My shade: 0N1 Alabaster
*some shades are online only at some retailers
–Shade match for me
–Lightweight on the skin
–Matte finish but can work for dry skin with proper skin prep
–Packaging :: You can by a pump separately for $10
–Not cruelty free
–Some shades are online only at some retailers
There’s a reason this foundation has a cult following and is loved by so many. It is full coverage and will last all.day.long. I definitely need to get the pump, otherwise it pours out and there is potential to waste product and it’s too expensive for that to happen. I have to moisturize, use a glowy/hydrating primer, and use a hydrating spray to make this work for my dry skin, but the end result is worth it. If I don’t hydrate properly, it will look like crap on my dry skin. I also like to mix this with other foundations for a little extra coverage and wear time. I usually wear something lighter for day to day, but I like this for special occasions and long days. I am so glad this foundation is back in my life.