So L'oreal just dropped a killer new Glam Bronzer in 3 shades for the face and body. It's not matte it's got a bit of a golden sheen while being very cool toned. All three shades that it comes in seem to have a more cooler undertone and I really really love that. FINALLY a bronzer that's cool toned yet looks like a natural tan because of the golden overlay.
There is Light, Medium, and Tan I believe. There were only 3 shades at my local drugstore and this isn't the first "Glam Bronze" to be put out there, looks to be tons in this line. I will say that the price tag is disappointing for this. I have looked, plenty, all over the internet to find a price difference, but I can't find one that is like mine (Like I said there are many different releases of this) in the designs that were at my store. So the price was $15 or something around there. The good thing was they did have $3 off coupons. I'm not saying this isn't a good product because it absolutely 100% is and it's large too. However, the beauty of drugstore products is the price point. Drugstore makeup is affordable and, for the most part, quality beauty. This is getting a bit out of that realm just like the foundation price points that are going up. Like I said before, the quality is there but I don't like the price. This is about the size of the Wet and Wild big bronzers that are also really nice for the most part and cost a lot less.
So here it is. It's big and beautiful, it reminds me of a rope pattern in a rug or like a weave in a quilt. It's really big it's about twice the size of my regular bronzers. I got the lightest shade, 01 Light. Which I would normally grab that darkest shade because I like darker bronzers because they tend to be so warm and almost orange, so darker is better for me. Above you can see how cool toned it actually looks, below is a swatch of it and you can seen the golden feel that it has as well when it's on the skin.
It applies really well. It feels nice, It's not as soft as I thought it would be but the pigment is there.
Here I am wearing it, I apologize for the closet being open in the back. Just keeping it real. It looks really nice, it lightly contours the face. I've not been contouring since I got this. Its a really nice glow and believable looking sun kissed look. Rather than you have a bunch of bronzer on.
So there you have it. One beautiful bronzer with very few cons. Check it out if you want to. There are multiple versions of Glam Bronze, like I said, but this one has the intertwining rope or maybe a wave like design, I'm not exactly sure what they were going for design wise. Look for some coupons for L'oreal makeup and try to get you some dollars off.
Alright settle in, I'm about to tell you about an awesome product. Get your popcorn and Cherry Coke or whatever your poison is and relax.
This beauty above is the new powder from Algenist. It's a color correcting setting powder basically. I got this purely on a whim. I didn't really expect much, I'm not a huge fan of pressed powders, but this is awesome. I wanted to try it just from all the claims it had and just to see if it could actually color correct. However, when reading the description it was basically a powder for everyone and skin tone, that made your skin look better instead of correcting major discolorations. Which makes more sense. It claims to: "This lightweight finishing powder for all skintones enhances the look of foundation, or bare skin, in any light. AlgaCorrecting complex plus an algae-derived ingredient combine for glowing, luminous-looking skin, while optical diffusers blur the appearance of pores and fine lines and wrinkles—visibly smoothing skin. Perfect for on-the-go touch ups, Color Correcting Finishing Powder absorbs excess oil and keeps skin looking fresh and radiant all day." That is from the Sephora site. So upon reading that I was actually really intrigued. Plus it looks very cool.
I got this and the packaging was super sleek and nice. It was heavy it closes magnetically and it's just feels very well made and sturdy so I loved that. It's simple yes, but it's nice.
When you swatch it you don't see much of anything and it doesn't feel like it's crazy soft or anything more than a pressed powder until you put this on.
I'm here to tell you that, I am not a person who likes pressed powder and I only use powder under my eyes in general. I don't set my face with powder or anything.....until now. This absolutely makes your skin look smoother. I am not kidding, this is by far the BEST powder I have ever used that has made such a difference. I was getting compliments all day on how NICE and smooth my SKIN looked. Not my "makeup" looked good, people were actually noticing my skin looking really smooth, almost airbrushed. Now there are little specs of shimmer or glitter in it by no means is it shimmery like a highlighter but you do see a few specs from time to time. Some people don't like that, personally it doesn't bother me because it just makes my skin look more radiant. My under eye area especially was so smooth, no lines, no creasing in the concealer or anything. It really made a difference on me. Of course not every pore was gone or line removed but my skin looked BETTER.
It may be different for you, but for me it's my go to powder and I put it all over my face. So that my entire face looks airbrushed. I love this powder I can not stress it enough. It's $38 and worth every penny in my opinion of course if you didn't like it you could always return it. I want you to realize though that this isn't gonna be a major color corrector for you. It's not going to cancel out your sallow skin, redness, dark circle, etc, all that much. Maybe it will some but what this powder does is ENHANCES the overall look of your skin. Not even your makeup really but your skin. It's makes your skin look like it's smoother, tighter, healthier, glowing, so on so forth.
Below are some pictures of the first day I used it. I had nothing else on except foundation and winged liner obviously. Cause I wanted to see what this could do. In the close up you should see some of the small sparkles I mentioned earlier. Not entirely noticeable. Not like "oh you have glitter on your face". Not to me anyway. So hopefully this might be a holy grail powder for you as well.
I'll leave the link to it here. Remember to use Ebates and get some cash back on your online purchases.
Here are some promos for Sephora right now, for purchases over $25 or $35.
Promo Code: LETSMASK choose 1 of 4 face masks
Promo Code: YUZAYUZA for new Korean brand liquid lotion
Promo Code: GETGLOSSY for deluxe sample lipgloss
Promo Code: BRAZILLIANCE for deluxe sample of Tarte self tanner
Sephora recently had a sale, which is a big deal seeing as they only do 2 sales a year. This was the first sale of the year and while I did get some things, I didn't get as excited as I normally do about these Sephora sales. I usually will wait for these types of sales to get more "bang for my buck" but this time there just wasn't a lot that I was interested in, I did however stumble on some great finds and get some things that I actually had been meaning to and needed to get for a while. So lets get into it.
First I knew I was going to get the new Kat Von D Shade+Light quad in Rust. I have an entire review on this. Its the previous post actually.
Then I went on to get these things:
Ardency Inn Punker waterproof liquid liner. It's supposed to be matte and awesome. I will be doing a test to see if it's better than my inexpensive Jessie's Girl liquid liner. I do like it but I will say it's not as great as I thought it would be. It's a good basic liquid liner though.
Clinique Take The Day Off Towelettes. These are new and a GREAT find. This is the Clinique "Take The Day Off" remover in a towelette, that's easy on your eyes and takes off EVERYTHING. It has 50 towelettes in it for just $15! Standard wipes are 30 count but this is 50 and I think the price is very reasonable. I'm super excited about it. Way to go Clinique.
Smashbox X Rated Mascara Sample. This seems very nice and thin which I tend to like. It coats each lash individually without clumping them and makes them look much nicer maybe even a little longer by keeping them separated and noticeably darker.
Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Perfume. I have very few perfumes (about 4 or 5) and I recently ran out of one. I can't wear a lot of scents, they give me headaches and don't work with my body chemistry but this one I can wear and I get excited when I actually find one I can wear. I wait till I can get some money off or extra points before buying one because truthfully, I hate buying perfume. I really really hate it but I like wearing it. It's a viscous cycle.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #4. This isn't new. I know. I'm late to the game on this. I just wanted to try it. So far it's a nice foundation with about a medium coverage I think. I have other foundations that go on better surprisingly. I expected to love this like everyone else but I don't feel it's necessary right now. I'm going to keep trying it though. Luckily they have come out with a smaller size bottle for $20 less for people who either want to give it a shot or like me have a ton of foundation and have a hard time getting through a full foundation. So that is a really awesome perk.
Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder travel size. Another thing that I have very little of is pressed powder. I'm not a powder type person and I prefer loose powder over all but that's not ideal for traveling so I quickly realized that I needed a travel sized powder because I've been away from home a lot so far this year. I got this strictly for setting the under eye, and it works very nice. I'm glad I have it. Again though, it's not something I enjoy buying.
Lastly, Algenist Color Correcting Finishing Powder. This was a hidden gem. It's new and so far I'm loving the Algenist makeup line. I'm going to do a full review on this. Check my Instagram (@lovemascara) for pictures of what the powder actually looks like cause it's crazy looking but I'm not lying when I say my skin has never looked better. I've never gotten compliments on my skin being smooth or whatever until I used this. Sure you hear stuff about your makeup looking nice but people were actually saying that my skin looked and smooth and almost airbrushed. This stuff is wonderful and I can't wait to do a review on it.
So that's everything. It's not all that exciting but I don't do very many hauls and I always like seeing what people get and why they got it so I hope this might help some of you too. If you're looking for something specific that is. I have a lot of posts coming up so get ready for that and if you want daily rambles and early thoughts on products then follow me on snapchat (loveandmascara). I'm always swatching stuff, talking about products, or even testing out makeup along with venting my frustrations. So come hang out with me.
This past week was the Sephora VIB sale and we also hit 225,000 total views! (insert cheers and applause) They have 2 sales a year and November is the big one but this one is always nice too. Instead of 20% off it's 15% off for VIB Rouge and then 10% of for VIB and Beauty Insiders, I think. November is the Friends and Family event and it's 20% off for pretty much everyone. So I picked up, surprisingly, not very much. There wasn't much I needed or was interested in, even though companies were dropping new products and lines every day. The one thing I knew I wanted to try though was the Contour Quads from Kat Von D. There are 4 quad options and they are $26. That's actually a really good price in my opinion, especially since Kat Von usually has such great formulas. Plus her Shade+Light Eye Contour palette, which is all matte or mostly matte, was a huge hit so I was really excited for this.
I was going to do a Sephora haul first and show all the things I got but I actually am still waiting on a couple things. Plus, I wanted to try more of the stuff I got from the sale so I could give you a bit of a first impression /mini review before posting about them.
The packaging as always is adorable. It's a coffin style compact and that's just so true to the line. It's not very heavy, it's actually quite light as far as weight goes so it may feel a little cheap or less sturdy but none the less I love it and would still travel with it. It's not super sleek like a small z palette, the Make Up Forever metal quad palette, or the ABH quad you get when you order 4 shadows, which I seen on UIta they're offering the ABH empty quads for $10 which is a good deal. So it could seem bulky and perhaps it is somewhat, but it's still a good size. It's pretty much the size, length wise, of an iPhone.
So I got the quad "Rust". From the name you can probably tell it's gonna be very orangey and warm palette and it is. It has 4 matte shades in it. 1 larger shade being the "base" for the eye and other shade to contour and highlight the eye socket and brow bone. The smaller shades are still standard size from her other palettes so you still get a normal sized shadows. I got Rust because I knew I would use it and it would be easy for me to travel with and they're my "go to" colors.
The quads are:
Sage: which is a green pop of color and the some yellow based ivorys and a grayish beige
Plum: which is matte plum shades with a bright purple, muted mauve/plum, and white
Smoke: which is matte cool grays. A grey base, black, blueish grey and white.
Rust: which is matte brownish reds, with a peach base, neutral/wamrer dark brown, orange/rust, and ivory
These quads are getting some mixed reviews, I know the Sage quad, I've heard, is a little difficult to get your pigment to stay on or vibrant and I understand how that could be because these are so INSANELY pigmented and soft they almost don't adhere to the lid or primer because they can be moved and dusted off easily or they almost melt right in to the skin. I HAVEN'T HAD THAT ISSUE THOUGH WITH MINE. I'm just saying that I understand how that is possible and what people are saying makes sense because I've had that happen with other products. Like I said though, I've not had that issue with my quad.
These are the swatches from the quad and automatically you see that excess dust. I had some people ask if they were chalky. No they aren't, they're very soft. I swatched them kinda hard with my finger but also like I said they're so soft that you pick up so much excess powder, which can be both good and bad. So they're all super pigmented of course, the only one that would be dry, if at all, would be the dark brown. It was not as soft as the other shades especially the light shades but that's fine with me because it's not a lot of fall out of dark brown and it blends just fine. It seems similar to Mocha or maybe Americano from Makeup Geek. I'm not entirely sure though I'd need to see them side by side and I don't have them with me at the moment. The base shade which is the peach shade is a pretty similar color to Peach Smoothie from Makeup Geek which is my favorite blending/transition color. The lightest shade is similar to Foxy from Urban Decay which is my favorite brow bone highlight.
The orange/rust shade is just fantastic and I don't really have anything like it in a matte finish. I didn't notice much fall out from it either to tell you the truth. This is also super pigmented, if you know me you know I love Poppy from Makeup Geek but this is a bit more muddy and I LIVE FOR THIS SHADE. Poppy is definitely brighter and a pop of color while this is more wearable and just insanely warm and like a clay mud type color. It's basically what sold me. I love an orange in the crease as you know. It balances out so many looks for me by having a warm crease (not insanely bright crease just warm) and then having like a blue, purple, green or whatever color on the lid. It's so awesome and it doesn't sound like something you would pair off together but just try it, warm crease and a cool based lid. I recommend trying a purple lid and an warm pale orange or coral in the crease and see how you like it because it's so pretty. Of course this also makes a banging warm smokey eye. I also love using the rust shade as a base for the lower lash line, just really blowing it out and making it super smokey bringing it down lower than normal and then using the dark brown over top or just leaving it as is. I even like working a black lid up to a brown crease and then have a orangey brown upper crease as a gradient effect and a super smokey eye that incorporates black but not gray's really and keeps you from looking punched or bruised.
So that's my thoughts if you wanted to try something from Kat Von but weren't sure if you'd like it, try these. You can add shimmers to it from other palettes or what not but still get a feel for the formula and shades before going all in and buying one of the bigger palettes. They usually are in the mid $40 range. Of course you can return anything you aren't please with to Sephora as always. They have a very nice return policy.
I'll leave the link for it here. If you're going to shop online then use Ebates and get some cash back for your purchases. I believe by just signing up for Ebates you get a gift card or something but I'm not 100% sure. Also look for promo codes that way you can get some extra samples with your order for free.
Here's a few that I know of:
9 piece fragrance bag (2 choices of bags) "SCENTME"
Bare Minerals Face Trio "BARESERUM"
Deluxe Lip Gloss "GETGLOSSY"
Dr Brandt Needles No More Mask "NNMMASK"
Smashbox XRated Mini Mascara "XRATEDLASH"
7 packets of the Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask "OVERNIGHT"
**the codes usually have to have no less than a $25 purchase and some have to have a $35. I think all of these were $25 purchases though. You can always use the code "YOURGIFT" as well and see what they have in the Mystery Gifts. Codes go in the "promotional code" box, so you can still use a promo code, redeem points and choose 3 samples at checkout if you want. If it's your birthday month then you can also throw that in there too.
I hope this was helpful in some way and happy shopping!
I recently got some new stuff from Colourpop. As you know I'm a huge fan of Colourpop. I just picked up some new stuff from newer collections. Not just one specific collection.
I got 3 of the Satin Liquid Lipsticks. 2 are the new ones from the spring collection and 1 from the first line.
1 Sculpting Stix from the Jaime King collab
Brow Color and Dope Taupe.
I also got another Dare eye shadow since mine bit the dust. (not pictured)
The most exciting thing I think is the lip sticks. Especially the shade Naked Ladies. It's like that perfect bright Coral. It looks red when swatched with other Reds but it's definitely gonna be my summer shade cause it's that intense Coral-y Red.
Second is Botanical which always seems so much lighter in person. It's like a good brighter sherbet color. It's very similar in my opinion to Retro Coral from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It doesn't look so much like it in the swatches but it really is similar in person.
Bad Habit is a color I definitely didn't have. It's a blue based bright pink. It's a bit more of a duo chrome since there seems to be a metallic color shift.
So for the other swatches with the new colors to see what are similar.
Top Right picture left to right:
Bad Habit CP, Srooge CP, Enchanted LA Splash
Bottom Left pic left to right
Naked Ladies CP, Succulent CP, Cozy CP
Bottom Right pic top to bottom
Botanical CP, Pacific CP, Retro Coral ABH, Cocos Island Ofra Cosmetics
Next is the Sculpting stix and Brow Color. The sculpting stick is really similar to Tarte's cream contour stick. Bottom line if you like cream contour I think you should try it. It blends well. I only use it under foundation so I can speak for what it does on top of foundation. However, it's not expensive so I really do think it's a deal.
In the picture above Top to Bottom:
New Renaissance CP, Tarte Sculptor in Park Avenue Princess #3, Tarte Sculptor in Park Avenue Princess.
Lastly is the Brow Color. This is basically a pomade. I got Dope Taupe and I really really like it. If you like sculpting your brows I would pick one of these up in a heart beat. It goes on really well and stays on well. They are also offering brow pencils too and they look similar to the Brow Wiz from ABH but I'm not sure.
The pic below:
Top left: Bad Habit
Top Right: Naked Ladies
Bottom Left: Botanical
So that's it. As always I love everything I got. Colourpop very rarely lets me down. They're inexpensive and they're pretty fast with their shipping. So check them out if you've not. I'll leave their link here. Also sign up for emails and get a $5 off coupon.
Prom season is here and I've put together some looks that should suit most everyone. From intense color, to classic makeup, smokey eyes, and of course glitter!
This look is a blue smokey eye with glitter. You could of course not use the glitter though. It's warmed up in the crease with orange tones to keep it from looking like a bruise.
Products are as follows:
Makeup Geek: Boo Berry as the navy base. Pegasus in the inner corner. Corrupt as definition in the outer corner. Curfew a purple in the low crease, then Poppy an orange shade for warmth with a big fluffy brush so that it's just a touch of warmth. Poolside is the lower lash line and then Boo Berry on the outer half.
Glitter is Glitter Injections in Peacock. You could use almost any glitter though that has blue along other colors of glitter in them.
House of Lashes Smokey Muse lashes.
This look is super dark with chunky glitter and a harsh wing. You could use tape to get that harsh line but I don't like that method. I prefer to sketch it out with an angled brush and then liner. If there are any mistakes I use the angled brush to clean them up by dipping it in makeup remover.
Makeup Geek Corrupt on the lid. Mocha and Cocoa Bear in the crease which are browns and then Chickadee which is a very light orange is the transition shade.
Beauty Bar Baby glitter in Champagne Cocktail on he inner part of the lid.
Lips are Colour Pop Rayezor
This is a timeless, classic look. With the red lip and matte grey smokey eye. It's beefed up some with the winged liner.
Smashbox Cosmetics Art. Love. Color. (I think that's how it goes. lol) all matte grey shadows.
Colour Pop gel liner in Swerve
Violet Voss Vamptress lashes
Colour Pop Succulent on the lips
This look is a smokey neutral halo eye. It's dramatic but not incredibly uniform and clean cut. There is no liner with this and you don't have to be so careful blending because not a lot of colors are being used. It's still a great neutral brown smokey eye that works for anything. You could easily change the center color to whatever you want like a more yellow gold, a duo chrome peachy pink, an orange. Something foiled would also be very pretty. Or even glitter.
Makeup Geek: Americano on the inner and outer corners and up in the crease some. Preppy as the blending shade in the crease and transition shade. Light Year Sparkler in the center of the lid. Which is a pigment/glitter hybrid that has a peachy pink opalescent color to it.
House of Lashes Boudoir Lashes
Dose of Colors Stone on the lips
This is a very colorful peach, pink, orange and purple. It's super foiled and bright looking which I love and then glittery with the purple. With a nude pink lip. Also the skin is much warmer as well.
Makeup Geek: Chickadee as the transition shade in the crease. Poppy heavily in the crease for it's orange color. Cherry Cola low on the outer crease for definition. Mai Tai on the majority of the lid, inner corner, and lower lash line. Light Year is then put over top of Mai Tai to make it pop more and look more foiled.
MBA Cosmetics Pressed Glitter in Amethyst Moon on the outer half of the lid. Pressed Glitter is tricky you have to make sure you have the look exactly where you want it because once you add he primer and pressed glitter (which is more opaque than loose glitter) there is no changing it.
Lena Lashes Monroe lashes
Melt Cosmetics Sext lipstick
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronzed.
Ofra Cosmetics You Dew You highlight
The last and final look which is like a sunset. It'd be gorgeous with red, orange, yellow and maybe even a warm pink dress. It's mainly foiled which I love.
Makeup Geek: Poppy in the crease, Bitten lower in the crease and outer corner, Razzleberry in the center, Fortune Teller foiled shadow inner part of the lid and on the lower lash line. Hologram on the inner half over the shadows. Light Year in the inner corner.
Violet Voss Sexy and Eye Know It 3d Faux Mink lashes
Color Pop Cake on the lips
So these are all looks I think would be great for prom. Hopefully I've put something in for every color dress or ensemble out there. I hope you find one to your liking. If you're doing makeup yourself be sure to play around about 2 weeks in advance to perfect and find what you like. If you're on a budget check out etsy for glitters like Beauty Bar Baby, or Fairy Vibez for pressed glitters. Also the drugstore has come a long way as well. NYX has a great concealer out right now called Gotcha Covered which is full coverage as can be. Milani 2 in 1 foundation is a great full coverage foundation. Lashes are super easy to find, I recommend Ardell Wispies everytime or a half strip of lashes. Physicians formula has good bronzers and of course NYX contour kit is good as well.
Good luck and be safe!!
Sorry for two foundation reviews back to back but I had to talk about this foundation right here. The Milani Conceal + Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation + Concealer. So like the title says it's a concealer and foundation which basically translates to: it's highly pigmented, and full coverage.
The shade I have is 01 Creamy Vanilla, it's the lightest shade in the line. It's not light though it's actually about 2 shades darker than what I would prefer. Now in the summer when I'm more tan it will be good but it's just not a light shade. So for my fair girls out there I'm sorry but right now there doesn't seem to be a shade that's geared for "fair" complected skin.
This is $9.99 and there are 14 shades. I had to order mine online because no where around me carries Milani.
This is the shade 01 Creamy Vanilla. As you can see it's very warm. I thoroughly love yellow based foundations but this is a touch darker yellow than I like. None the less though it can work for my skin with a little blending and that is what really matters. As you can see it's very pigmented and full coverage.
The top two pictures is no makeup obviously, also no primer, no moisturizer and so on. The bottom two pictures are of the Milani foundation, underneath that is Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer, there is some Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector but no concealer or anything else....obviously....again.
So from this point I am incredibly pleased. I honestly am impressed with how this looks. I do use concealer to brighten up the under eye area but this really is great coverage and I feel like lots of blemishes and pigment issues could be covered by this foundation.
This is me wearing the Milani foundation. I wore it for 3 days. Applied different ways, with a sponge, with a kabuki brush, without primer, with primer, with dewy setting sprays and with no setting sprays.
I find that with primer and a non luminous setting spray is the best option if you are gonna be super active that day or have combination-oily skin. Wearing it on it's own without any extra staying power like primer or setting sprays it may require some touch ups. I wore it for about 4 hours and was outside with my husband planting flowers, not sweating, and it required a lot of touching up before going out to eat. Then when I came home 2 hours later I noted that it wouldn't have hurt to touch it up again. Today I wore it with a smoothing primer, not a super strength primer and it stayed on much better but I also was less active today mainly just working and swatching so there's that. I have normal skin. Sometimes it's normal-dry, sometimes it's normal-combination. The warmer it gets the more dewy I get naturally.
I at first thought that by the coverage of this it was similar to the Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Foundation Concentrate only this being more luminous where MJ is definitely matte. It's not because the Marc Jacobs stays on for a very long time.
That does not mean this is not a good foundation. It's a great foundation, and personally I feel like it's the best drugstore foundation available as far as coverage. I wish the shade range included some lighter colors, so hopefully they'll expand. I think the price is really good, especially with the rising prices at the drugstore these days that are usually over $12 everytime. I'm very pleased with this and will continue to use this until I'm too oily not to in the dead of summer.
Pretty sure you can find this on Amazon and obviously Milani website. Hopefully it's easily accessible at a drugstore near you.
Recently Josie Maran released a new foundation called Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid. I have mine in the shade "Dynamic" which is the lightest shade and it is very very light. The line has 14 shades and it looks to be pretty wide spread from palest of pale to deeper skin tones. It's 1 oz and $45.
It has 100% pure Argan Oil in it which I would expect no less coming from Josie Maran and it's medium to full coverage. I think it's a little more full coverage than medium which I was very pleased about. According to Sephora.com "Like a fresh squeezed juice, Vibrancy utilizes a revolutionary cold-pressed process that preserves the powerful, hand-selected ingredients for the freshest, most effective skin care foundation. Vibrancy energizes your skin with the essential nutrients it craves and is designed to interact and adapt to the movements of your skin with delicate fluidity for a radiant, dimensional finish." Which sounds amazing and like something you WANT to put on your face.
It's lightweight on the skin and gives the skin some luminosity. I wouldn't say it's a dewy foundation or anything but you have a very healthy look about you. I was concerned wearing this at first because I thought it would slide right off but it held up really well. I gave it the ultimate test with no primer and no setting spray and it done a really good job. I only had to powder it some before doing my bronzer and blush just to make sure it wouldn't get patch on me but I fell asleep in it for 2 hours and I woke up and it looks really good still.
This is the swatch of Dynamic above. As you can see it is quite pale. It's actually lighter than most of my concealers except one and that is my Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer in Y21. Which is the other swatch. Make Up For Ever concealer being on the top and Vibrancy on the bottom.
Here I am wearing it on two separate days . I have on some bronzer, blush and highlight. The shade Dynamic worked out fine but I actually could probably wear up to Cosmic. Which is the 3rd shade in the line. I don't mind super light foundations though because they're so easy to wear by just adding in some bronzer and you don't really have to highlight or anything because it kinda does the job for you.
Bottom line, I really like this. I will probably by a different shade in it. I'm very impressed by it and its a "healthier" foundation for your skin than some that are out there with all the nutrients it provides the skin. I feel like dry all the way to combination could wear this. I don't know for sure but I'm normal to dry and it did really well with my skin so I would try it at Sephora or request a sample maybe and see if it does well with your skin.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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