Friday, September 22, 2017

Product Review -- Laura Geller Filter Finish Setting Powder


I have a love/hate relationship with setting powders.

I know I need them if I want my makeup to stay in place, because even though my skin is more normal to dry these days, it can still eat up foundation like nobody's business.

But because my skin leans more toward dry, I don't love a matte finish my makeup -- I prefer a glow or dewy look, which isn't always compatible with powder.

For years, I've been a big fan of the Laura Geller Balance and Brighten, which is a baked powder foundation -- it doesn't really provide that glowy look that I'm after, but my skin never looks cakey and the porcelain shade is perfect for my pale skin.

So I was intrigued by another powder from the Laura Geller line -- I've had my eye on the Filter Finish Setting Powder for a while now, and when I finished my last Balance and Brighten (which is one of the few makeup products that I've gone through multiple times), I decided to give it a try.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Product Review -- Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette


I've been a big fan of Too Faced's matte eyeshadow formula for years -- all the way back to their original matte shadow palette in the little square box that I believe has long since been discontinued.

The Natural Matte Eye Shadow Collection, which is still available, is another favorite of mine, though, so I'm pretty much always willing to give a Too Faced matte palette a try.

Especially when it's part of the Sweet Peach collection.

I am such as sucker for peach makeup products.

So I knew that I had to have the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette from the first moment I saw a photo of it on Instagram.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Product Review -- bareMinerals Bare Pro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation



bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation was one of the first "high end" foundations that I ever bought for myself.

I was in college, and after seeing a few too many presentations of it on QVC, I ordered it, and for a few years, I wore it pretty much exclusively.

So a few years ago when they came out with their first liquid foundation, Bare Skin Serum Foundation, I couldn't wait to try -- and it's a pretty good foundation. I still wear it quite a bit, though the coverage is more natural to light, so there are times when it isn't quite enough.

Which is why I was super excited to hear that they were coming out with another liquid foundation, the bareMinerals Bare Pro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Product Review -- Maybelline The City Mini Palettes


These days, it seems like Maybelline is putting out new products all the time.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

While Maybelline has hits and misses like any brand, I'm always willing to at least give their stuff a try because I feel like there's a good chance I'll enjoy it.

I was excited to see that they'd come out with the new City Mini Palettes a couple of months back because eye shadow is one area where I feel like the brand falters quite a bit. 

I haven't had much luck with their single shadows, their quads have been very hit or miss, and the larger Nudes palettes have all been something of a disappointment.

The only shadow product I've consistently enjoyed from them are the Eye Studio Color Plush Quads, which have decent pigmentation and a nice smooth, creamy texture. 

In a lot of ways, the City Mini Palettes remind me of the Color Plush Quads.
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