My Favorites This Week

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday! I have been spending much needed fun time with my little ones and making Christmas cookies! I have also been trying out a bunch of new products so I will have reviews and posts up soon! Today I wanted to talk about a few if my favorite things this week. I have been really into playing with my current foundations to get the texture and finish I want from them. I love all my foundations but find not all do everything I want. The finish I look for is luminous and glowy and also full coverage. Most luminous make up is not full coverage and it’s frustrating! I started mixing and playing around and this is what I have been loving!
Revlon Color Stay Liquid Foundation, e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation and L’Oreal Magic Lumi Illuminating Primer.. I mix everything together on my hand then smear it all over my face, then take my e.l.f. Powder Brush and blend it all together. It gives me this nice luminous, finish and lasts all day long. I wasn’t loving the way the Revlon sat on my skin anymore and really wanted more of a glow but I really love the coverage this gives. I love the finish of the e.l.f. but it’s a little too dark and it doesn’t last super long on its own. I’m really happy with this combination and hope I inspire you to mix your foundations at home to come up with the perfect finish for you!

P.S. I wrote this on my phone, been having computer difficulties, hopefully it turns out well!

Favorites of the Week

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Welcome to the first installment of My Favorites of the Week.  I have been trying a lot of new products lately, some hits some misses and instead of reviewing every single last one I thought I would tell you what I have been loving each week!  I will do reviews of products that I think are really great or not so really great, just thought this would be fun, especially since I change up my beauty routine often.  To start things off:

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1. Wet n Wild Vicious Varnish Highshine Lip Stain in Global Fierceness– This product is from the Fergie line and I picked it up at Walgreens on clearance for $1.50 and thought I would give it a try.  I don’t really own any red shades so I thought this would be fun to try, especially for Christmas.  This color is a deep, cranberry color which I really like because it’s not too red, it’s more of a deeper wine color.  I had no idea this was a lip stain, I really didn’t read the label until after I bought it.  When I see clearance it’s as if everything else is blocked out, I just know I need it because it’s super cheap (consumerism at its finest).  It definitely stained my lips, and they didn’t really feel tacky at all after about 5 minutes, but they still looked glossy.  But beware, if you do not reapply, your lips will be stained bright pink for a little while after.  They had a bunch of colors, so I am sure there is something for everyone!

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(left to right:e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer  and Hard Candy Lite Bright)

2. Concealer– This is one I am excited about because I am  mixing 2 different products!  I bought this Hard Candy Lite Bright Whipped Brightening Concealer in Fair (504) a few weeks ago and I REALLY didn’t like it.  When I applied it went on thick and hard to blend, like paint as well as settling in my little lines and pores on my cheeks.   I was so bummed because it cost $8 at Walmart and I needed to now justify my purchase.  That’s when I had the bright idea to mix it with my e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer in Porcelain!  The e.l.f. concealer is a little yellow so this brightened and thickened it up!  Now, I get a full coverage concealer that also highlight and blends really well.

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3. Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream in Light Pale– I have tried a couple of BB Creams in the past and I really didn’t understand what all the fuss was about, I am usually a full coverage foundation kind of girl or no makeup at all.  I had coupons and CVS had a sale so I bought it!  I have been really impressed with this!  It says on the bottle skin perfector but I didn’t think much of it until I noticed it totally covers up the pores on my nose.  As in gone, no more, adios amigo.  It also really evens out my skin tone and gives a nice matte finish.  I top with concealer, powder and blush but would be just as comfortable by itself while I am out running my errands.

Those were my favorites this week!  Check back every Monday if you want to see what I am loving!  Thanks for reading, comments are welcome and appreciated!