Thursday, September 17, 2015

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation


Shade shown here is 30 Warm Nude

A foundation that's actually good for your skin?  

Here's the info:
-Med-full coverage
-SPF 15 with Actyl C to improve skin
-Oil-Free
Fortunately there's a pump included. I wish all drugstore foundations had one.

I like that it's not a runny foundation and the coverage is pretty good.
This foundation applies evenly and is very smooth on the skin.
I also like that there is a yellow undertone to the formula.
On top, the foundation is completely blended out.
On the bottom you can see how creamy the texture is.

Overall, it's a decent foundation.  My only problem was the pump.
The pump gets stuck and the product wasn't coming out easily.
I also didn't experience any breakouts or skin irritation.

xo,
Sharlene

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

e.l.f. BB Cream SPF 20


I was on the hunt for a drugstore bb cream that had med-full coverage.
This e.l.f. bb cream stood out to me as well as the price point ($6).
The darkest shade I could find for my skin tone was in Nude.
I liked that there was a yellow undertone to it instead of a pinky tone.
So happy that there was a pump for easy application and preventing waste.

-Multitasking to prime, moisturize, and protect your skin
-Infused with vitamin E, jojoba, aloe, and cucumber for hydration
-It also claims to smooth and minimize pores for even skin
This bb cream goes on as a liquid but absorbs into the skin.
It blends into the skin with a creamy finish and is very hydrating.
The result? You get a dewy glow to the skin with a med-full coverage.
-It can be build able .
-I used my real techniques sponge to apply it.

Now for the bad news :(

-If you have oily skin, you have to set this bb cream with powder.
-I have normal to combination skin with an oily t-zone.
-When I did set my face with powder, it looked dry and patchy.
-I tried 3 different setting powders and got the same dry patchy result.
-My concealer, contour/blush would not blend easily on top of this bb.
-However, it did stay put all day and did not budge.

What are your thoughts?
xo,
Sharlene

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ulta Matte Lip Creams

Available Here

On trend with liquid lipsticks and matte lips, here are the Ulta Matte Lip Creams!
These are an affordable, creamy, yet matte option to long lasting lip color.

Here are my picks:

This is a must have for Fall/Winter/Spring!  A deep burgundy, wine.



Tender is a peachy nude with a tiny hint of pink.
Once the lip cream sets, it stays put all day!

This is a soft, warm pink.  A beautiful color all year-round.
Every color will look beautiful for everyone from fair-deep skin.
The pigments in the lip creams won't make your teeth look yellow or dingy.

What do you think?

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