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Monday, March 20, 2017

Drugstore Makeup First Impressions

Drugstore Makeup First Impressions

Last Monday I shared I had picked up these drugstore makeup items to test out, hence the title “Drugstore Makeup First Impressions.” I ran out of what felt like everything and didn’t want to spend a million bucks to replace them with items from Sephora or cosmetic counters. Last week I tried each of these products so I thought I would give you a first impressions review. The prices listed are what I paid at Target.

L’Oréal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

Description: Medium coverage. Skin-improving. Luminous finish.
SPF: Yes, 20
Color Range: 15 in warm, neutral, and cool
Price: $10.99

I love there is a good range of color options in warm, neutral, and cool tones. I first noticed the product was really watery. The full description says it contains 40% water for hydration, but this means the coverage is thin unless I doubled the product. After about 8 hours the coverage is blotchy. Overall I wasn’t impressed and I don’t think it will be repurchased.

L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

Description: Up to 24 hour wear with a hydrating glow. Lightweight and creamy, goes on smooth with a glow that lasts. Medium coverage.
SPF: Yes
Color Range: 12
Price: $11.99

Last summer I shared my favorite drugstore foundations and this one definitely makes the list now. The coverage is great! With a minimum amount of product I was able to cover my full face with an even layer. It didn’t feel heavy and provided a luminous finish (before I added a matte powder). Sometimes foundations look blotchy on my skin by the end of the day, but this one did not. Overall this is a win in my book and a I will repurchase!

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer

Description: The oil-free concealer helps cover up imperfections and dark circles instantly. The lightweight formula blends easily for all day coverage.
Color Range: 6
Price: $5.99

This product was recommended to me, but I am not impressed. I have blueish/purple under eye circles and felt no matter how much product I used it wouldn’t camouflage them. I applied this product with a beautyblender, maybe a concealer brush would work better. Overall I will pass on repurchasing this product.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Powder

Description: Mattifies and leaves a poreless-looking finish with long-lasting shine control. Skin stays poreless and perfectly matte for up to 16 hours.
Color Range: 12
Price: $5.99

I was impressed by this product. Even though two of the foundations I picked up were glowy/luminous I still like a matte finish. This product really did make me matte and poreless. On Friday I only applied moisturizer and this powder and my face instantly had a smooth look. It didn’t hid any discoloration or imperfections, but it also doesn’t claim too. The description says it leaves you matte for up to 16 hours. This I don’t believe. After 8 hours at work, shine was starting to show through, but re-powdering doesn’t take that much effort so I’m fine with it. Overall I would probably repurchase this product.

I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great week. Until next post…xoxo Becca

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Loving Lately: Fitness, Fashion, and Beauty

I go through phases where I find products or trends I’m loving. Here are a few I’m embracing lately.


Under Armour Studio Rave Racer Back

FitBit One


Shirts with interest | Loft
Classy and sexy dresses | Bebe
Slim fitting ankle pants | Express


beautyblender | Sephora

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation | Sephora

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette | Sephora

What are you loving lately? Until next post…xoxo Becca

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