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Review: Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation

20 Jan

Hello everyone! A stick foundation that I’ve been using lately and thought I should review it before it ends up in an empties post.

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Description: A stick foundation with a oil control core to prevent oiliness from breaking through.

Review: I love the idea of just taking 1 minute to do my foundation and this product allows me to do that. I just swipe on the product and blend with a brush and I’m done. It had an interesting texture of a gel/cream and blended like a powder. The finish is a very dewy/glowy look which is great all year around I didn’t mind it as much as I thought I would. Staying power was unfortunately only 4 hours and then it faded away the coverage is light-medium it covered some of my acne scars but not the new or deeply pigmented ones. The foundation glides on smoothly over the skin and I don’t notice any sort of oil control from the core. There is no scent and the packaging makes it easy to bring it along for touch ups throughout the day. What sucks about this foundation is that there is only 9g of product in it a regular foundation give at least 30g of product so if you are planning on purchasing this note the difference in the amount of foundation you receive. Overall, a quick and easy foundation for those who don’t have a lot of time and not so finnick-y skin.

Cost: $8-10 @ local drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? This is a very convenient/easy product to use but for those with extremely oily skin it might not be the best.

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Review: Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder

22 Mar

Hello everyone! A fun Tarte post today this is one of my first Tarte items and it was courtesy of Sephora’s 500 point perk.

Description: A natural loose powder which will mattify and smooth out the look of pores on your skin. Translucent is the only shade available.

Review: I really wanted to love this powder as I do with other products that are considered natural but I really dislike this powder. To me it feels like I’m putting baking powder all over my face not a pleasant feeling but it felt extremely smooth gliding across my face. I wore it for a full day and only had to touch up once 8:00pm rolled around (makeup all applied by 7:00) which is darn impressive. But it’s the texture that puts me away from purchasing a full-sized version of this. The packaging is nice and compact  with a nice design it’s simple but has a nice touch to it. I was glad that despite how white it looks in the pot it is transparent so no Casper looking faces were made. My sister tried this (because she was curious) and over-applied and that really accentuated the dry flakes on her skin which was interesting. So a little goes a long way with this. There are only 5 ingrediants in this product: silica, kaolin, lecithin, lysophosphatidic acid, and lysolecithin. Silica explains the smoothness of the powder while kaolin helps control oil. Overall, I think it would be a great product if I didn’t dislike the texture and the method of application.

Cost: Free with 500 point perk @ Sephora; full sized – $28USD/$36CDN

Would I recommend this product? I would recommend to try this product out first through a sample to see if you like it. If you absolutely adore it feel free to pick it up but if you didn’t like it you won’t end up wasting money on a full-sized product.