Maybelline Dream BB Fresh 8-in-1 Skin Perfector

I’ve been testing out new foundations/BB cream/CC creams lately and today I used the Maybelline Dream BB Fresh 8-in-1 Skin Perfector

I purchased it at Ulta which carries 5 non-inclusive shades, not sure if the brand carries a larger variety elsewhere.

I purchased 120 medium which looked to have a neutral undertone in the swatches provided. It came out a little darker than I thought it would but it applied nicely once I spread it out and matched my skin.



Since it is a BB cream the color of the product is more forgiving.

I set the cream using the new elf Camo pressed powder. I think they look nice together but either my skin is too dry for this or I need something more skin smoothing.

It’s a nice light BB cream that helps even out skin tone and provides you with spf 30.

I went over some areas I wanted more coverage on with concealer.

This is a product I’ll keep using before I give my final thoughts.

Have you tried this? What are your thoughts and do you have recommendations of other light to medium coverage products I should try?

This has been in my drafts for a cool second and since then I’ve misplaced the product *face-palm*

Colourpop Makeup look

Here’s a quick makeup look using mostly Colourpop products.

Some of the products are no longer available so I figured I’d provide swatches in case anyone wanted to recreate the look or use similar colors!

At Forest Sight eyeshadow palette
ALT lippie pencil (as liner)
Best Intention Lippie Stix
Flynn lux liquid lipstick
Tick blush
Main Attraction highlighter

I appreciate that I’m able to use the lippie pencils as eyeliners because I would never use green as a lip color lol.

I love the blushes and highlighters and wish they were still available. I feel like I’ve used these products so much, and the highlighter is on my pan project, but I haven’t hit pan yet and barely made a dent!

I wish Colourpop had a bronzer I could use but I’ve found their bronzer to be too light, too orange or too stiff and hard to blend.

Let me know if you own any of these products!

Juvia’s Place Rebel Quad

I love green eyeshadow. I don’t consider it to be an everyday color but I will still collect all the green shadows like a racoon collects shiny objects

My latest acquisition is the Juvia’s Place Rebel Quad

Image from Ulta.com

The Quad is actually much darker in real life and not having a base or crease color stumped me at first.

I used Limone Squeezy from the Colourpop Limoncello to use a base/crease color.

What are you thoughts on this color story? Is it something you’d pick up if you don’t already have it?

Moira Cosmetics Love You A Latte

I usually try do my makeup everyday for a couple of reasons. It makes me feel ready for the day and, I have a lot it it to use up!

Normalmente intento usar maquillaje todos los días. Primero por que me hace sentir lista para el día, y segundo ¡por que tengo tanto que usar!

Recently I’ve been going without doing my makeup a day here and there and it makes me feel guilty because, again, I have so much of it to use up. To make up for it, I try to take advantage and use these days to test makeup looks, color combos, eyeliner style etc. Especially when it comes to bright or bold colors.

Recientemente e pasado un día aquí y allá sin usar maquillaje y me siento culpable por tanto que tengo por usar así es de que e tratado de usar estos días para probar diferentes estilos y combinaciones de colores.

This time I pulled out the Moira Cosmetics Love You A Latte and just use colors that appealed to me.

Esta vez use la paleta de Moira Cosmetics I Love You A Latte para ver que combinaciones me salían

It’s a neutral palette with a pop of yellow and blue that makes it a tad more exciting.

Esta es una paleta neutral con un amarillo y in azul que resaltan.

The color thar attracted me to this palette is Up To You so I try to use it in as many looks as possible. It doesn’t look like it but it’s an olive green color.

El color que me atrajo a esta paleta es el verde Up To You así es de que lo trato de usar lo más posible. No parece en la foto pero es un color aceituna.

For this look I used Love You, Up To You, Serenity and Indulge. I didn’t think Indulge would feel as wearable as it does!

Indulge no se me asía tan usable como lo es en esta look.

Natasha Denona Retro Palette look Vol I

This year I gave in to the “pink February” theme.

But listen, it’s because of all these great eyeshadow palettes!

My first “February” look (not that I’m planing more or anything) is using the Natasha Denona Retro palette

I’m a sucker for pretty much all of her palettes. Off the top of my head I can only think of one formula, one color in one palette that I don’t like. It’s that gold color in the Gold Palette. Brass. It’s just like flakey gold flakes.

Anyway, this palette doesn’t have any of that. While it may look monochromatic and boring, I love the colors available. You can do a “one and done” on the lid with pretty much all of these shades,of you can come up with a lighter pink look. There’s space for a smokey look, even a taupe-y look.

I’ll admit I may need help with color descriptions but we’re going to ignore that.

For this look I used: nude mauve , go-go, groove, jude, hello

Additional products used :
-Dr Denese Defense Cream *
-Tatcha loose powder
-Maybelline fit me matte & Pore less pressed powder in 230
-Moira Summer Vibes bronzer and Tender Rose blush
-W3ll People Mascara *
-Melt Cosmetics Old Rose Lipstick

*gifted

Colourpop Limoncello – 2 looks

Colourpop Limoncello was a palette released last year that immediately caught my attention. Between the bright colors of the packaging, that metallic lime green, the one colorful shade in an otherwise neutral palette…I knew it would end up in my collection.

It’s described on Cplourpop’s website as:

“Living la dolce vita! Inspired by dreamy spring days and freshly squeezed lemons for the perfect limoncello, our newest 12-pan palette features richly pigmented matte and metallic shadows in fun and vibrant shades. Create a bright and fresh look perfect for cruisin’ down the coast or a sunny picnic escape!”

Here are two looks I created using this palette

I wanted to create a look using the blue shade, La Fiesta. I’m not used to wearing blue so it took me a minute and a failed attempt to come up with something.

I had originally tried to place the blue in my crease so I could create a neutral look with just a pop of blue but the way the colors were blending it looked muddy. I’m happy I ended up using it all over the lid because it’s a gorgeous color that’s nicely pigmented.

I did struggle with getting the color to look even all over the lid and felt like it faded quickly. Next time I will use either a colored base or pigment glue. Overall I was really happy with this look and didn’t feel awkward wearing blue.

The next look I did was much more toned down because I had to go in to the office.

I think this palette has great choices to make a colorful look or neutral look.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Powder

These last two weeks have been terrible for my skin. I’m not sure what changed, I’ve been working from home and we haven’t been using the heater more than the last month. Maybe it’s just been long enough to start seeing the effects.

As I was applying my foundation yesterday I started to stress at how terrible my skin was looking. I was using a dewy foundation but it was still sticking to all my dry patches around my mouth and nose (allergies, boo).

I was feeling down because of how my skin was looking but as soon as I started setting with the Givenchy Prisme Libre Powder my skin transformed right away!

I didn’t get a before and after picture, mostly because I was about to cry (silly, I know) but I’ll try to remember to post a side by side!

The powder is finely milled and has a perfume scent that goes away when you apply it. It leaves a soft matte finish and has been a life saver during this dry time!