Givenchy Prisme Libre Foundation

I received the Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Matte Foundation from Influenster free for testing. I really like the Prisme Libre loose powder so I was excited to try the foundation.

It’s described as: “A skincare-infused, long-lasting matte foundation that is lightweight and natural while blurring and addressing imperfections for up to 24 hours.

It definitely is matte and I would describe it as full coverage even though Sephora’s website describes it as medium coverage. I would recommend starting with a small amount and build it up.

I also noticed that if I didn’t moisturize well enough, it would make my skin look a little dry, and I also had to go in very light with a finishing powder.

Once I figured out the right amount to use and how to set it, I enjoyed the foundation.

For a high-end brand, I don’t think $49US is too expensive, you get the standard 1oz, it’s a pump bottle and has a nice frosted glass look.

I’m still on the fence about whether or not I would buy this on my own. I have many other foundations I enjoy more but I didn’t dislike this one. I’ll continue to use the foundation and will try to remember to provide an update once I’ve gotten more use of it, especially in the warmer summer months.

Have you used this foundation? Are you interested in trying it?

Don’t forget the Sephora sale is coming up soon and it would be a great time to pick this up!

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Sephora Squad

I wasn’t going to apply for the Sephora Squad because I was scared I wouldn’t make it but, I accepted I’d never know if I don’t try.

As a woman in a male dominated industry it took me a while to find my femininity. I didn’t think beauty and success could coincide but now I focus on feeling both.

My goal has always been to set an example as someone who focuses on feeling and looking confident in everyday settings.

I love being able to share my experiences with others in the same work setting or anyone who didn’t grow up wearing makeup or having a skincare routine.

If you’d like to help me make the squad, a testimonal would be a great help and I would much appreciate it!

Sephora Squad Testimoniahttps://www.sephorasquad.com/leave_testimonial/90086l

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.