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Sunday, February 19, 2012

OOTD & FOTD: Think Spring

Blouse: The Limited
Skirt: Express
Necklace: Mark 


Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation: Rich Ginger
Cheeks: Avon True Color Blush Soft Plum, Benefit "10" Bronzer/Highlighter Duo
Eyes: Wet N Wild color stick (green), Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Liner & Covergirl Perfect Point Plus Liner (both in black) on waterline, Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Black mascara
Lips: MAC Kissable Lipcolour Enchantee

Sunday, February 5, 2012

January *2012* Favorites

*Revlon Photoready Airbrush *Rich Ginger*- My "go-to" Foundation.  Now that I've gotten the correct shade, I no longer dislike this foundation.  I've been wearing this almost everyday day for work.  It's just enough coverage for the "natural" look that I like, while still covering imperfections & evening out skintone.  This covers well, and it's buildable.  (Light-Medium, depending on how much you use).  This doesn't cling to dry patches or look cakey.  This applies like a foam mousse, but it blends out into a liquid texture.  This blends really well (no foundation lines) & looks natural. *LOVE*
*Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab*Classic Tan*- Still a favorite of mine.  Has great coverage (light-medium, once again depending on how much you use. Buildable). This looks so natural, and it glides on/blends like an absolute dream! The shade that I chose is darker than the my face, but it matches my neck to a t.  So, the overall picture, it looks super natural when applied.  Demi/matte finish.  It's not overly "dewy" like some foundations, but it's not completely "matte" either.  This doesn't cling to dry patches, which is awesome.  I'd highly recommend this for normal/dry skin & mature skintypes.  If you want decent coverage, without the cakiness or patchiness, try this.  You'll love it.  Covergirl really stepped their A game up with this one. 

Other favorites that I've been loving throughout Dec '11 & Jan '12:

*Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder *Bronze* (discontinued shade)
*MAC My Highland Honey Blush (*limited edition-now discontinued MAC Holiday '10*) (
perfect everyday shade for a neutral look. also great for a neutral, peachy cheek, with a bold cat eye or bold lip)
*Covergirl LashBlast 24HR Mascara *Very Black- super dramatic & stays put. awesome- enough said
Maybelline Eye Studio MasterDrama Cream Liner *Midnight*
Sephora Glitter Liner *Gold* (looks awesome over top the the Maybelline Cream Liner! just enough sparkle to be daytime or nighttime appropriate!)
Revlon Lip Butters *Strawberry Shortcake & Cotton Candy*
Ed Hardy for Women Original Perfume 
NARS Illuminator *Super Orgasm*

Favorite 2012 on Youtube!

MAC Studio Moisture Tint Review

I want to start off my saying that this isn't my first time trying this.  I also want to say that this was my first "real" foundation/face product.  I was looking for a foundation at the MAC counter about 3 yrs ago in MACYS, and I was originally recommended & sold one of there fuller coverage foundations.  However, after showing my gram how it looked and asking her advice, I went back & immediately exchanged it.  I told the girl that I wanted something with lighter coverage & she recommended this in the shade Dark.  At that time, I believe this only came in 3 shades (light, medium, & dark) & Dark was the darkest avail.  Now, MAC has expanded their shade range.  This is now avail in 6 shades, ranging from light to dark plus, which is great. This is sheer enough that if you're a little off by a shade, you will be fine. I've worn this in medium as well, and it worked too.  (I'm NC40 for reference in Studio Fix Fluid & NC42 in Mineralize Satinfinish.)  

This is a great starter "foundation" product for younger ladies/gents or those of us who don't want/need a ton of coverage.  I think tinted moisturizers are great for beginners and for every day use.  Tinted moisturizers are usually great for the Summer, when it's extremely hot, and heavy foundations will just melt off.  However, this one in particular isn't 100% "humidity-proof".  With my experiences, this isn't sweat or waterproof at all.  (I'd recommend the MUFE Face & Body for a good Summer foundation, because it's super light & truly is waterproof just like it is marketed as.  That one is great for working out in too, if you still want to look polished at the gym. Tarte's Smooth Operator SPF 20 is a good TM too that doesn't budge easily.)  I wore this in the pool & just barely got my face splashed, and this ran right off.  Also, I was caught in the rain yesterday, and a little bit of this ran off of my forehead.  This isn't something that I'd recommend wearing while working out or being in the hot sun, where you're going to sweat.  This isn't something that doesn't budge.  However, I would recommend this as something to wear for light coverage, to give a nice polished look in the Fall/Winter.  My skin is dry right now, and this stuff doesn't cling to dry patches.  It is moisturizing, but not overly moisturizing or greasy like some tinted moisturizers.  This does a good job of evening skin tone & gives light coverage.  It's not as sheer as Benefit's You Rebel, but it doesn't have as much coverage as Tarte's Smooth Operator, which covers quite well for a TM.  

Ultimately, I ended up swapping out my original tube of this, as well as the medium shade that I tried too.  Not because I didn't like it, but I wanted something that wouldn't budge in hot weather.  I just got my hands on this again in dark, which seems to be working well for me (& lately, I've been liking my foundations to match my neck, more so than my face, which is lighter).  I just tried this again yesterday, and it did a good job of evening out skintone.  It worked well for just going out & running errands, which is exactly what I did, and relaxing around the house.  I've been so used to wearing "light/medium" coverage foundations lately, that it was kind of wearing when I first applied this. I was like "This doesn't really cover anything!".  My "go-to" foundations for work at my Revlon Photoready Airbrush & Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab, which have decent, but not completely "Full" coverage.  They both cover well, but still look natural (medium coverage i'd say).  When I want full coverage, MAC's Matchmaster does the trick for me. The sheerness of the Studio Moisturize tint took a little getting used to, but overall I'm happy with it.  I just wouldn't wear it when I know my face is going to get wet or if I know I'll be sweating.  I'm sure this may stay put a little better if set with a powder, such as the Studio Careblend.  It would probably give more coverage too.  I just didn't set it with anything. 

Overall: B
Younger Girls & Beginners who are just starting to wear makeup
 Those who want light coverage, just enough to even out skintone or a polished look. 
This is also great for guys, who want to even out skintone and want a polished look, without looking like they are wearing any makeup. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FOTD & Red Hot Fashion: 2/1/12

Face: Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Foundation *Rich Ginger*
Cheeks: NARS Super Orgasm Illuminator
Eyes: Mark iMark Metallics Moonshine Eyeshadow (lid), Maybelline MasterDrama Cream Liner Midnight (top & bottom), Sephora Glitter Liner Gold (top & added it to the bottom)
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake

Headband: Forever 21
Dress: Express


Added Avon Be Blushed (cream blush stick) in Powder Pink & Avon True Color Blush Soft Plum (powder blush), Avon Shine Attract Lipstick Nude (new Campaign 3 Demo Haul)