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!
Today I really wanted to use the Raw Beauty Kristi Colourpop collab but I also really wanted to use the second Morphe Jaclyn Hill collab. Fortunately, the two compliment each other!
I pulled crease colors from the Jaclyn Hill palette and the lower lash line color.f
From the Colourpop palette, I pulled darker colors to add depth to the look and the lid colors.
I wanted to blend Evergreen into West Coast to the out end but West Coast was too yellow gold for what I wanted to i layered Evergreen on top instead.
Other products used:
WetNWild Photofocus foundation dewy in Golden Beige. I usually go for matte but this has the perfect satin finish, not dewy at all!
Maybelline age rewind in 120 light. I used to really like this but lately it’s been feeling dry on my skin
Marc Jacobs Finish Line powder
Doll 10 Popstar Peach. I usually use this under powder but I forgot and figured I’d try it over. I didn’t notice any affect on my foundation but it made for a much brighter blush when I layered a powder over it. This was a Jen Phelps, on YouTube, recommendation and it’s hands down one of the best formulas. In not sure how I feel about the scent though. It’s a nice, yummy vanilla but it feels weird applying it to my face. I haven’t noticed it affecting my skin though
WetNWild Mellow Wine blush over to set (can skip two blushes but I don’t)
Smashbox Cali Contour palette for bronzer/contour and highlight. I like but don’t love. I want to love this palette so I keep it around
Urban Decay Horchata lipstick – the vice lipsticks were reformulated and the new ones are some of the most hydrating matte lipsticks I’ve tried
WetNWild Brow Sessive in Medium Brown. This is $1.99 on Target’s website and Amazon. I’ve really been loving this pencil, it’s soft and blends is perfect for my needs – which is just to fill in and brush out
I am all about bullet lipsticks and the more matte they are, the better! This usually means extra lip balm and nighttime treatment but every now and then I find a nice matte lipstick that doesn’t suck the life out of my lips.
Melt Cosmetics released some matte lipsticks in May but since I was holding out for the Sephora VIB sale (Nov 5-15) I just discovered them.
On-the-go is described as a “dusty rose pink”. The forumla is very comfortable to wear and it fades nicely throughout the day leaving my lips a bit stained. The compact packaging makes it easy to take with you. It has a magnetic closure and a nice weight to it.
I also picked up Old Rose and have since ordered a couple more shades.
Have you tried these? Are you interested in these lipsticks?
Do you ever have a bad makeup day and realize it’s because the products you used just aren’t working out?
For the most part I try to post positive reviews, which means I post or share products I like but, I realize posting about what I don’t like is equally helpful.
Today was a “bad” makeup day. To me that means I don’t like the way my makeup looks and there are two reasons why.
The PUR On Point mascara did nothing for my lashes. I applied 3-4 coats and it still looked like I had run a clear mascara through my lashes. I even waited a few minutes for the second to last coat to dry. It didn’t even work for my lower lashes.
The second product is the Physician’s Formula The Healthy Lip liquid lipstick. I purchased the holiday set from last year and I’ve spent all year trying to like this product. I finally gave up today and I’m throwing them all out. The colors are great but the formula is so dry and flakey. If I apply a balm or gloss my lips don’t feel like ten day old raisins but I’m not a glossy lip kind of person
Do you tag brands in negative reviews? Whar are some products that didn’t work for you?
I don’t wear lashes often because I’m not a fan of waiting for the glue to dry, or worse, you wait only to find out you didn’t shake well enough, or waited too long or it’s still too wet.
I used the KISS Felt Tip Glue Liner Lash Adhesive and the lashes were so easy to apply! My mom was wish me as I was using it for the first time and mentioned her friend uses the liner glue and had told her it was easy but I didn’t believe it. This felt like I touched the lashes down and they were on!
Since the glue is in black, all I had to do was apply where I would my liner and pop the lashes on! It was so easy and comfortable. The felt tip made the liner super easy to apply too.
The lashes I used are KISS My Lashes but better in Blessed. The band is clear and nice and flexible. They were easy to trim down, apply and remove and clean. They were very lightweight even though they added a nice amount of volume.
The only downside to the glue is that I applied my mascara first so applying liner after can clump up my lashes. To avoid this, I waited until the mascara was dry, applied the liner glue then ran a clean mascara brush through my lashes to seperate tnem
I received this LA Girl Cosmetics Jetsetter mascara free to test. I was excited to test this because I’m all about inexpensive mascara, regular price this is $7US at Ulta and the brand goes on sale fairly often.
The key benefits claimed are:
Buildable, smudge-proof, paraben free formula
Sky high lift and length
Water and flake resistant
In my experience the formula is not buildable nor does it provide any kind of lifting or length.
To get my lashes to look as shown in the pictures, I had to apply three coats of mascara. I would have done another layer to make them darker but on the third layer my lashes started to clump and look like spider legs. I waited until the mascara dried to brush through my lashes with a clean spoolie which made them less clumpy. Having done this I can attest that the mascara is not flakey.
I give this a three out of five stars and would not recommend it.
Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts?
I’m not usually picky when it comes to mascara, in fact my favorite mascara is an Essence Lash Princess mascara that’s $4. However, when it comes to this WNW mascara, it is awful.
I picked it up hoping it would be another great inexpensive mascara (also because I didn’t have a mascara on me and didn’t want to spend money on one, haha), but it’s not. It feels greasy, maybe it’s the “protein”, and it doesn’t do much for my lashes. It actually clumps them up and makes them look sparse. Even though it stays feeling greasy, it does get hard to comb through which is how I’ve managed to get my lashes to look decent.
I’m trying to use this up, because I’m stubborn and because I hope it somehow becomes better. Once this is gone I’ll be sticking to my Essence mascara.