Face powder is one of those products I’ve always carried with me. In high school, I would always ask my BFF Zoe if my face was shiny. My face was always shiny, today less so than it was back then, but I still keep a powder compact on hand. The one kind of powder I never really used was setting powder because I thought it was pointless and a scheme. While you can use any type of powder to set your makeup, I just thought it was an extra step that I really didn’t need. I was wrong. Continue reading
Want v. Need, the struggle is real. Continue reading
I got a sample of this a while ago, and after I received it, I still had no idea what it was supposed to do. I looked it up on Sephora.com, and it claimed the following: “This lightweight, quick-absorbing oil features a luxurious blend of six oils and two extracts that soften tame flyaways, and add shine immediately and over time. Hair looks and feels healthy, smooth, silky, and conditioned.” Continue reading
I’ve been cleaning and purging my apartment, and it goes without saying that this includes beauty products. I have a whole legal box filled with goodies for friends when they come over to just go through. As my mom would say, “you have enough products for three lifetimes.” Anyway, while going through stuff, I came across this unsuspecting gem. Continue reading
This lipstick is the seasonal candy corn of my life right now. Continue reading
At this point at had been trying to get to the bottom of this perplexing foundation problem for about a month. I reached out to two members of the tribal council, Zoe and Allison. Both recommended things I had already tried, so I was sort of back at GO. Interestingly, they both shared what they were using, Laura Mercier Mineral Powder and Bare Minerals Foundation respectively, both mineral powder foundations. They each had awesome things to say about staying power and coverage. Nevertheless, I was still hesitant because I had used mineral powder foundation in the past from Bare Minerals both original and matte with results that were rather mask like and prompted comments from friends along the lines of “Oh, you look great, wearing makeup today, huh?” Really, not what I want to hear, I don’t ever want my makeup to be obvious or a conversation starter. So I found myself in a Sephora.
After two weeks of trying varying combinations of Laura Mericer Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer , Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, and various primers I reached for one of my faves, Vapour Organic Atmosphere Luminous Foundation. I love this foundation from Vapour, its great for travel (TSA be dammed, more room other products) and you can layer it throughout the day without having your face feeling restricted or mask-like, oh, and it’s non-toxic. Follow after the jump for how it held up.
I went back to one of my longstanding favorite foundations, Laura Mericer Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer. I’ve reviewed it before, and I’ve bought about a dozen bottles of this stuff over the years. It is pretty amazing in the summer, for brunch and for when you just want to be low key.
Without primer, this just does not stay on your face. It absorbs somewhere and leaves you looking like you just had sex in a closet, somewhere between winded and glow-y, not terrible and sexy in that way that leftover eyeliner speaks volumes about how you spent the last twelve hours, but entirely not work appropriate. Follow after the jump to see how it performed on a 12 hour day with a few primers.