For some reason, this is only available at Big W at the moment, and so I’m not sure what their sale will be. however, just keep this in mind because they often do 30-50% this range at other times throughout the year. It’s a shitty shade range (what’s new agh) but I was able to find a match and it’s a beautiful light to medium foundation. Read my full review here.
This Cica mask is my actual favourite thing ever. It is so hydrating and soothing on the skin. I’ve only used it a few times since I got it in my Sephora Haul, but already I am in love. If you have dry-ish or problematic-ish skin you need this.
We all know about the famous Cream Skin toner, but I am lazy with toners so didn’t see how it could fit into my routine. Enter, the mist. I get the hype. It’s beautiful and is kinda putting my beloved Avene Thermal water to shame because of it’s added hydrating benefits. Big fan.
This second half of 2020, Sephora has been pumping out regular, enticing sales. I’ve shopped at three of them so far.
Their latest sale was 20% orders over $150, or 15% with no minimum spend. I decided to take advantage of this because usually I only qualify for 15% when they do membership sales.
I’ve been keeping a very long Sephora wishlist and planned on shopping at Black Friday, but this sale was a good way for me to split my haul across the two sales.
Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask
Initially, I thought I was going to buy the original Water Sleeping Mask, however, I watched this video and it made me realise that the Cica mask can do everything the water mask can and more! They also have this mini set which I plan on getting next sale so I can trial it!
Laneige Cream Skin Mist
I also planned on buying the toner version of this, however this mist was released the day before the sale and I thought I would try it instead. I think I can incorporate a mist into my routine a bit more easily (read: be bothered to do it) rather than a toner. I tried an Andalou naturals face mist and was like ‘oh my gosh I will never fall for this again’ however you know I love my Avene Thermal Spring Water Mist so turns out I am a sucker for the convenience of the application.
Fresh Beauty Lip Balm in Peach
I wanted the caramel scent but it was sold out, so I took to IG to see if you guys recommended coconut or peach. Survey says, peach! It smells delish, holy moly. Caramel is still on my wishlist though!
Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’R Luscious Lip Balm in Latte Lips and Pinch Me
These are the only makeup items I purchased! I’ve heard great things about these balms, and have even heard they’re comparable to Lanolips. However, I like the stick applicator on these. And the colours! Also, I love Lanolips for the colour but I don’t find them necessarily hydrating. These, however, are very nourishing on the lips.
The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid
I first received this product in PR and oh my gosh, you guys need it! It claims to ‘hold four times more moisture than hyaluronic acid.’ Whenever my skin is feeling lack-lsutre, I can rust this will fix it. It’s often out of stock, so when I saw this was available, I added two to my cart!
Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum
In this episode of You Beauty, Leigh Campbell recommends this serum as a dupe for a high end one. I’m not sure which one she was referencing, maybe the Sand and Sky Glow Drops? If so, the formula of the two is noticeably different, this one an oil whilst the S&S is a bi-phase oil so is less ‘oil-like’ on the skin. It contains vitamin E and C and marine algae and is suggested to be used as a base for makeup. Whilst I use it in the morning, I haven’t used it under makeup yet (lockdown life) and so can’t say if I like to apply it like that, but I can certainly see how it would be nice!
I was really excited about this haul, lots of things I’ve wanted to try for quite a while.
As for the next sale, here’s my wishlist.
Laneige Mini Set
For reasons explained above 🙂 I’m not sure which one to go for…
Nudestix x Pony Park
I really like the blush and lip gloss in this set, but the highlight and eye product aren’t things I can see myself using regularly. That’s why I decided to hold off on purchasing it… I’m going to think about it some more.
Ultra Violette Lean Screen
This is new to the UV family, so whilst I know it’s coming to Sephora, I’m not sure when. Depends what the Sephora sale is too, to be honest. Otherwise I’ll buy directly from the site with @ms_hannah_e’s code ‘HANNAH20’
Sephora Collection All Day Hydrator Moisturiser
@beauty_withlauren recommended this, and it sounds like a hydrating and glowy product. I’m not sure if my combo skin could handle it in the warm weather but I would still like to add it to my collection. Lauren did use it in her PM routine so maybe it has a place there.
Fenty Beauty Cream Blush in Rose Latte
I really don’t need this, and when I saw how tiny they are IRL I thought ‘no way’. However, this colour is just so me.
Fenty Beauty Primer
@minniemakeup_ recommended getting the mini of this, and I think that’s a great idea 😉 I haven’t been wearing makeup, let alone primer, but it sounds like a great option for combo skin. (Minnie said it plays nice with all skin types!)
Fenty Beauty Lip in Glazed
I have this formula but in the shade ‘Retro Rose’ and it’s divine. Glazed is not too different in colour. But naturally, I still want it. It’s just so me, ya know.
Bite Beauty Foundation
This product was recommended by @biancaehill and honestly, even if she didn’t say she emptied it (a sign of true lover for me and fellow beauty junkies) the aesthetic is enough to intrigue me. However! I do not need anymore ANYTHING, especially not foundation. This is a one-day-in-the-very-distant-future purchase. But if YOU need a new foundation, maybe this is a good place to start?
What did you guys pick up from the Sephora Sale? I would love to see your hauls!
PS. This order arrived very promptly however, it also arrived MISSING the hero product, the Laneige Mist. So I waited about two weeks for that problem to be addressed and the replacement to arrive.
Saying goodbye to some products who I once loved, or never worked for me!
This was my first ever cream blush and I honestly think it is why I disliked them for so long. It’s a really tricky formula to work with, it blends out really patchy and even then, you barely get any colour payoff. Big no from me. Goodbye!
Sukin Coffee and Coconut exfoliating mask
This was sitting in my collection smelling yummy but being unused. I tend to go for a chemical exfoliant nowadays, or if I do use a physical one, I use the Innisfree Clay or the Neutrogena Bright Polish.
Garnier Micellar Milk
I don’t even know why I bought this in the first place. I barely use micellar water as it is. I hate the slimy consistency of this and don’t find it works very well at all. When it comes to the OG formula of this, if it ain’t broke…
Iryna Skin Foaming Cleanser
I was using this everyday as my morning cleanse, but as lockdown went on, I was doing less and less skincare. This easily fell out of my routine. It is heavily fragranced which Ii don’t enjoy either. If I want a foaming cleanser, I reach for 11 Pearls. (Won in giveaway)
Medik8 Physical Sunscreen
I am sad to report that this Medik8 has found a new home. I tried it and was really enjoying it. It was my first ever physical sunscreen. It had a semi-matte finish and applied well. But having to wear mandatory masks in Melbourne, all I can smell under my mask is this sunscreen. It’s sort of a ‘metallic’ scent. That’s the only way I can describe it. I think if you were to wear this without a mask, and under makeup, the scent wouldn’t be noticeable. But for me right now, it doesn’t work #just2020things. (PR SAMPLE)
Elizabeth Mott Eyebrow Mascara
This was a fave of mine when I first received it in a Bellabox but I’ve since discovered that I prefer other ways of applying brows. It was quick and easy for iso brows. However, I prefer to fill in my brows with a pencil/crayon/pomade and then set with clear gel. I’ve used this technique in the past, but only recently have I realised it’s actually my preferred method! I also found this wasn’t lasting a full day of wear in terms of hold, although it did in colour. So, does this mean it’s the end of my beloved Mco More Brows too? I’m not calling it quits on More Brows just yet, as I find that is just a great product anyways. We will see how much wear it gets in my collection now that I’ve discovered this ‘new’ technique though! (PR Sample)
Spooky szn has come and gone, Melbourne is opening up and I personally feel that this month has lasted years. Anyone else?
As promised last month, I wanted to give an update on The Space Between – the book written by the two women behind the Shameless podcast.
It was wonderful! Insightful, introspective and funny. And as cliche as it sounds – real and raw. I particularly found the chapter on friendship not only heart-aching but relatable. Losing your best friend sucks. But that kind of platonic love is not often explored in both media, or ourselves.
Not only this book, but I think also the pandemic, has taught me a lot about friendships and how I will really strive to nurture them.
The book did take me a little while to read though because it’s composed of essays. You’re not getting lost in a fictional story.
And whilst it was enjoyable to read, it wasn’t addictive. I quite liked reading it little by little.
I would recommend this book to everyone, but particularly women like me who are in their late teens but not yet thirty. I think this book kind of acts like a warning – your twenties may not be what you imagined. But at the same time, it will teach you how to be okay with that, and relish in it.
The first few days of October I watched A LOT of TV.
Selling Sunset at the end of September kind of kicked it all off.
Then I went on to Julie and The Phantoms. This show is directed by Kenny Ortega, the mastermind behind High School Musical. It definitely had West High vibes. In a really good way. HSM is like my favourite thing ever so this was so up my street. But I can certainly feel myse;f getting older when this show is probably aimed at those younger than me. Nonetheless, I fangirled hard! My whole Tik Tok feed is JATP now- wooooo!
Next I watched The Duchess, which was a random choice. It was pretty easy and quick, and the fashion and interiors were INCREDIBLE! However the actual story line was about motherhood and so didn’t really relate to me and so I probably wouldn’t recommend it.
It is genuinely a goal of mine to watch TV more regularly. I really want to be one of those people who has watched full series of shows, and finishes their day with an episode or two. I guess I do this, in the way and amount that I watch Youtube. But I’m trying to rewatch The Hills before I watch the new version (Roxane told me it’s on Stan and I’m like how have I been hiding under this rock!!)
I started watching Emily in Paris because there was so much talk about. I tried to go in with an open mind and ignore the unanimous comments that it was so incredibly cliche and a mindless watch.
Didn’t take me long to realise, that’s true! I got through one and a half episodes. It was just utter trash. And I love trash. But this was too much for me. It felt like an early 2000s movie, it was young and naive and didn’t represent ANY social changes or movements that women have worked so hard for. The bitchy boss and the women competing with women in the office storyline. The ‘oops I went to the wrong floor of my building, French count in such weird ways. I’m American and so how we count floors is the only right way.’ Honestly, it felt obnoxious. I am only speaking for the first 1.5 episodes here, but I couldn’t take it. Would not recommend it. Not even for the pretty setting of Paris.
I watched Deaf U on Netflix and oh my gosh, it was so good. really funny, heart warming and eye opening. Very short and quick too- if you watch anything, watch this!!
I got McDonalds bacon and egg muffins twice this month. I had a craving for them lol. Delish!
Real clothes! With the weather warming up, my iso uniform of tracksuit and hoodies isn’t cutting it anymore. I realise how easy winter dressing was this year. I’m genuinely like, how do you put together an outfit? What is a razor lol?
Shockingly to me- trust me- I started consistently working out this month. During lockdown I completed Couch to 5K and was really proud of myself. However, once I reached 5K I did it a few times by myself (without the app guiding me) and then I fell off the horse. Running for that long was boring, mostly. It was still a challenge, but I was bored. So I just didn’t workout for a few weeks.
For a few weeks, I promised myself I’d start tomorrow. Of course, tomorrow never came.
But the first Sunday of October, I woke up FULL of motivation. And so I started the Sydney Cummings challenge on YouTube.
This first day of this challenge was a lower body workout. The next day, I could hardly walk. I think it was because I hadn’t moved my body like that in so long.
I was on a roll! It was a 30 day challenge and I completed it on my own terms, working out 2-3 times a week. My motivation died three weeks in sadly lol.
I would really recommend this channel if you’re looking to start home workouts. She isn’t in your face intense or enthusiastic (sorry, I hate that ‘you’re doing AHMAZING!’ You can’t see me and this hurts!!!)
Why haven’t I had a ‘listen to’ segment in this post yet???
These posts are a work-in-process over the month, but dang this one came up on me quickly. Life is hectic. I’m tired lol.
But instead of talking about that haha let me tell you that the past week and a half I’ve been so good in term so buying things. Okay, ‘so good’ is an exaggeration. But I’ve definitely been better than my frenzied spending spree at the start of the month.
In saying that…
I’m so keen for Black Friday sales!!!!!!!!
Enjoy the links x
Posts that inspired me:
Jayde did a fabulous, in depth review on Function of Beauty which was so interesting. I have the hair serum and mask on my wishlist, but think I could happily pass on the shampoo and conditioner (despite them being so cute).
This discourse about being brave is so interesting – I read something similar a few years ago and I wish I could remember it correctly. But basically, wearing a bikini to the beach isn’t being brave… it’s none of your business. Nurses and doctors and teachers are brave.
Why Your Morning Routine Isn’t Working… I am obsessed with hearing other people’s morning routines, one of my niche interests lol. This video was really unique, particularly the tip to theme your routine each day. I definitely want to implement this!
I stumbled across this post on Pinterest and it’s got some great, practical tips for helping you do a spending ban. I like the phrase ‘project 10 pan.’ We’ve hear of project pan before, right? Hitting pan on a product… I tried this and failed for many reasons but basically it left me feeling overwhelmed. But I like this idea of using a product 10 times before you buy another product in the same category etc. Sounds achievable!
I had been anticipating making a ColourPop order at Black Friday, but they announced a 25% off sale in late October and so I decided to jump on and buy a few things in the meantime. I hope to also buy some things come November, but am waiting on stock.
Lip Tint in Shade A Go Go
There were only two shades in stock on the website and this is the one I don’t have out of them. This formula is heavenly, but has a strong peachy scent (I like it but it might be overwhelming for others?) I really hope the full range is restocked.
Luxe Lip Oil in Shade Skinny Dip
These were high on my wishlist and I very easily could’ve purchased the full set of 5 but I thought that may be excessive? Lol I hate when I’m reasonable!
Lux Gloss in Shades Dream Queen and Figgy With It
Another item high on my wishlist was this gloss. I actually wanted to buy the entire mauve collection, but once again, my good old logic came back to play and I just purchased one shade from this collection.
Mauve collection blushes in Catch My Vibe
As I said above, I wanted the whole collection. But I figured, I have the Flutterby palette (sitting untouched mind you) so I didn’t need another mauve palette. I did want to pick up both blushes from this collection but only one was in stock. Allie Glines and Juudy both made such a good case for both shades so I’ll definitely be picking up Coast to Coast when I can.
Wild Nothing Palette
This palette really excited me when it launched, so I was very pleased that I was able to get it when it was in stock. I have nothing like this in my collection so am excited to play!
Pretty Fresh Tinted Moisturiser in 4N MINI
I had done extensive research to find a shade that would suit me, and ended up choosing 4N because that’s what @maddies.makeupmess wears too (I think, lol? Or maybe it was Jessica Braun. Either way, Maddie has been very influential in my CP purchases hah!) Just before the sale, they released mini sizes making it much less scary to commit to a shade. I’m so glad they’ve done this, it is also available in the pretty fresh primer and mist (the mist is amazing, would recommend)
Coral Collection Blush
SIKE! It was out of stock… pleaseeeee be available at Black Friday.
I’m not sure if this coral tone will really suit my fair skin but I’m excited to try. I love this compact and honestly that’s what draws me to it the most.
Clear Brow Gel
Because the coral blush was out of stock, I had to bulk up my cart with other products to reach free shipping over $60USD. So I added this. I’ve heard good things, and you always need clear brow gel, right?
Liquid Illuminator in Soft Ivory
Who knows how this will go but I’m excited nonetheless. I don’t own anything like this (does MAC Strobe Scream count?) so will have to have a play with how I like to apply it. Mixed with foundation? On top of foundation as highlight?
Face mask mini set: mainly for the aesthetic, I won’t lie
Lip tints: for some reason these haven’t restocked in a really long time and it makes me SO sad because this formula is just heaven
Pretty Fresh Foundation: I’m hoping this order arrives before Black Friday so I can test the TM for a shade match and then buy the foundation, but otherwise I’ll probably just bite the bullet and get it. It looks so pretty! Maybe even the concealer if I’m feeling crazy.
Things to note
I have ordered from Colourpop twice in the past (or three times, I can’t remember?)
The first time, it arrived in like three weeks which was equally incredible as it was shocking. I mentally prepared for a long wait time.
The second time I ordered, it arrived in about four weeks, but half my order was missing. Excuse me what???
It was relatively easy to follow up with Colourpop and they sent out my missing items. But like how does that even happen? It wasn’t just one item… it was like 10!!!
Anyways it was resolved easily, but I’m always cautious now.
Also, always add a few extra dollars onto what you think your total will be.
I used a USD to AUD convertor on Google, but my bank must use a different one. I thought I would be paying $100 AUD but it was atcually about $106 AUD.
I have the shade ‘light’ (there are only 3 shades in the range, booo). I was worried it would be too dark for me, and whilst it’s not my perfect match, it is definitely wearable. If you are any fairer than me, I wouldn’t recommend this.
I first applied it with a brush and enjoyed that application. It is quite glowy, and did a good job at covering up redness but blemishes still came through. It didn’t quite last all day, I would say it gave about 5-6 hours of wear. Keep in mind I didn’t set it either. I did however, enjoy how it wore. For me, it looked it’s best after 2-3 hours of wear. I can definitely see myself incorporating this into my routine more often. It’s perfect for a little bit of no-fuss coverage.
You know when you get a new car, and you start seeing it everywhere? That’s kind of how I feel about EP. I got a few of their products in the Vital + Pharmacy Supplies sale, and then was sent a few products in PR. And now I’m seeing them all of my feed! After a bunch of bloggers said they loved the foundation – see here and here- I decided to buy it for myself.
I got the lightest shade ‘latte’, which is a little bit too light for me. So already not a massive fan of the shade match. However, the brand has recently bought out two new shades, with a promise to keep developing.
The founder of EP herself recommends using your hands to apply the fountain. So that’s what I did. I agree that this is a really good application technique for this foundation. I did use a beauty sponge to apply a second layer which worked okay.
It is definitely medium, buildable coverage. It looked pretty good overall but did cling to dry patches and a few breakouts I had. However, I found that the longer I wore the foundation, the better it looked.
To be honest, I don’t really see the fuss about this foundation after just one use. Especially because – for ‘everyday’- I tend to go for less coverage and something more glowy.
This was quite high coverage (for me), semi-matte and not the right shade – so that was hard to look past.
I can imagine this could be a good foundation if you have oily skin or you like something with medium coverage. If this was my match, I think it would be the perfect ‘night out’ foundation.
But as we know, I’m not a fan of mixing shades to get my perfect match. I want to be able to buy one shade and be done with it.
Also, there is the issue that when you first squeeze the tube, heaps of air comes out and it significantly reduces the amount of product that appears to be in the tube. My friend @byamygee pointed this out and many other online reviews reflect this. Interesting… @showmetheglow compared this to chip packet! You still get the intended amount of product (or chips) but it’s a bit deflating (literally!)
I was a bit stressed because I ordered a Mac Face and Body foundation off Amuse Beauty, only using the Internet to help me pick a shade!
I chose C1 because on the Mac Australia website it is described as “fair beige with neutral undertone for light skin.” I also used the foundation match tool in Adore Beauty and the site Findation. Both of these matched me to C1.
I was tossing up between C1 and N1. I know someone online who uses N1 and they look to be the same skin tone-ish as me but the reason I didn’t choose that is because the Mac site describes it as “rosy beige with neutral undertone for light to medium skin.” All sounds good except I am not light to medium, I would say I’m fair to light. That’s the reason I didn’t choose that. However, in my research since purchasing, Temptalia describes C1 as for “very light or light skin tones with yellow, moderately yellow undertones.” And N1 they describe as for “very light to light skin tones with neutral undertones.”
However, when I tried this, it was clearly a VERY yellow undertone.
I’m so disappointed and confused about how there could be such a discrepancy in the description.
Nonetheless, I persisted and gave this a chance. The coverage is honestly so sheer that you could almost get away with the wrong shade match. BUt my neck is very pale so that was throwing everything off a bit.
Instead, I used a bit of moisturiser to mix in with the foundation to tone it down a bit.
I applied this was a buffing brush, and really blended it into the skin. I’ve heard that if you keep buffing, it builds coverage.
I liked this application.
The coverage is barely there, but buildable. I really liked how no fuss this was, it looked natural, like your skin but better, and it had a day-long wear time too. I was thoroughly impressed by this.
I was very excited to try this! It’s described as a ‘hybrid foundation for healthy-looking and visibly perfected skin.’
I used a damp beauty sponge to apply this and really liked it. This is my preferred type of application (I should probs mention this four foundations in lol) but I would be interested to see how this goes with fingers or a brush.
I would say this rings true to all the claims.
it is light weight
looks like second skin as in it’s very natural looking
luminous but not ‘wet glowy’
I think this would work nicely for dry skin types, which the foundation claims too. It also has skincare benefits but I honestly overlook that because I don’t look for that in a foundation. There isn’t a very big shade range, and whilst this was a close match, it definitely leans more yellow on me. It wore well, and honestly looked good straight away. That was something I didn’t find with the Bourjois or EP. Also I like the pump on this tube, that’s my fave type of packaging.
For an everyday look, I am obsessed. I think this is my fave so far.
This foundation is lucky last, and because I am so late to the party with this, I did have other people’s opinions swirling around in my head as I tried it.
I first used a wet beauty sponge to apply it but that was NOT the one.
So I went back in with my trusty makeup brush to blend it in.
The reason I hadn’t tried this sooner is because the shades all looked too yellow for me. And I was correct. However, I do think it is more wearable, unlike the Mco Beauty. And whilst it’s more wearable, I still don’t think I would wear it out of my house which is a shame.
As I was applying it, I thought it was a matte finish. However, as it sat on my skin it is definitely a natural finish, and I can understand the ‘luminous’ claim too.
It offers medium coverage, evens skin tone and imperfections. Yet, it felt super light and comfortable on the skin.
If I were to wear this IRL, I would definitely set it with some powder because it was quite glowy even upon first application.
Also, the packaging on this is just delightful!
Like many of this foundations, I enjoyed it, but I can’t look past the poor shade range. Sadness.
I wanted to mention too that I have the concealer from this range and really enjoy it.
OMG! As the day went it, this was getting so glowy. If you are oily, proceed with lots of caution! For these foundation trials I haven’t used primer or powder but I did end up setting my face after a few hours of wear because I had to leave my house and I knew wearing a mask this would just transfer immediately.
GUYS! This has been sitting my drafts since April… omg. But I’m working on the second instalments so figured should probably post this hey 😉
For reference, my skin type is combination x
Revlon Colour Stay: I’ve used this foundation once or twice before and don’t remember enjoying it all that much. But I gave it another shot. The colour 110 Ivory is perfect for me. I used a buffing brush to put the majority of the product on, and then added some more product to a wet beauty sponge to finish up around my eyes and nose. At first, I wasn’t overly happy with how it looked, but as it settled down, it gave quite a flawless look to the skin. I didn’t use a primer or setting powder (like I usually would) and I found this had disappeared off my face within about 6 hours. I’ll have to test it with both of those things, but otherwise I’m quite happy!
Maybelline Superstay: It claims to be a full coverage foundation and I agree it has the potential to do that. However, it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin- woo! I noticed it didn’t sit very well on the sides of my nose where my pores are the largest. So in future I will use a silicone primer in this area to help minimise the appearance for a more flawless finish. I used a wet Mco Beauty sponge and was really happy with how it applied. A light, matte finish. Unfortunately, it did oxidise a bit within about 2 hours of wear.
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define: I applied this with a wet beauty sponge, and my first impression was how good the colour match was! Definitely has the ability to build up to full coverage. Didn’t emphasise my pores which is what I’m most impressed by! So far, this foundation has lasted the best out of the others I’ve tried this week. It has a light-matte finish. I also really like the large, doe foot applicator. I’ve never used a foundation like this before but think it’s potentially more practical than a pump. Really happy! I was gifted this by @katiescosmopolitan in our beauty swap!
Thin Lizzy Flawless Complexion: I’ve actually tried this before this week. I tested it out on my IG stories, after I bought it in the Priceline half price sale. It applied best with a wet beauty sponge, rather than a brush. It was beautiful and glowy on the skin, with buildable coverage. Initially, I had applied it as a medium coverage and didn’t set it. Because of this, it creased horrendously under my eyes! So next time I tried it at medium coverage, I set it and it lasted really well and the glow still came through. However, this week, I applied it 4 minutes before my uni Zoom class- lol. So I did very light coverage, applied with a wet beuaty sponge and I didn’t set it. I was so impressed with it! Evened out my skin tone and gave me a bit of glow. So nice!! So whilst my first impressions were a bit ‘meh’, I have really grown to love this foundation.
Revlon Candid Glow: This foundation is the one I’ve actually tested the best, because I wore it for about two weeks straight. I had a really busy period at work and so needed a streamlined and quick makeup routine. I liked using this foundation because I could apply it with my fingers, and it never really went wrong. The coverage is extremely light. It evens the appearance of your skin tone but it certainly doesn’t do much more than that. Blemishes and coloured spots still come through. But, that does make for a very natural finish which I don’t mind for an everyday basis. The foundation claims to ‘glow’…. if this is the glow formula I would hate to see the matte! Forget everything you associate with ‘glow’- dewy, fresh, glassy etc. Because you don’t get that. The best way I can describe this is a natural finish. Not a ‘natural glow’, but natural. I also didn’t find this lasted a whole day of wear. And another thing, yes I’ve been wearing it pretty consistently, but I seem to be going through it soooo quickly. It is a smaller packaging than other foundations on the market (only 22ml). So whilst I did keep reaching for it, and I enjoyed it, I’m not sure where I sit. If I could pick it up half price, then I think I would repurchase it because it’s an easy addition to my makeup routine, but nothing groundbreaking in comparisons to the other ones I tried this week.
Have you tried any of these foundations? What do you think?
I was binging YouTube, and came across an incredible series of videos by Colourpop featuring professional makeup artists. They create a makeup look live and talk you through their tips and tricks using a variety of CP and other brands. It was soooo cool! And a very generous thing for both CP and the artists to do.
Here’s my fave tips from Patrick Ta!
Moisturising the skin is key
Focus eyeshadow primer where the blending is going to occur- on the brow bone and a little bit on the lid
Then put foundation all over the eye with a beauty sponge
Set the eyeshadow base with a powder
Apply foundation with a brush first, you can follow up with a sponge if you need more coverage
Use face oil instead of primer for glowy skin
However, use primer instead of oil for oily skin. Fenty primer is recommended for oily skin
Contour before concealer
NYX number 17 brush recommended for concealer
Fluff excess powder into palm before applying to space with a sponge
Apply cream blush over powder because it’s the first thing to go on your face so by adding two textures, it extends wear