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Medium Coverage Foundation- Great Budget Buy
Like most foundations it took a few tries to find the right shade for my skin, but the Sandy Beige melts into my skin and evens out my skin tone. I have pretty good skin with only occasional dry spots when I don't follow my usual skin care routine, and I have freckles which I personally love. This foundation gave me medium coverage without covering my freckles, and blends very well without feeling too heavy. You really only need 1 pump to cover your entire face. I've used this product with and without a primer, but I prefer it with a primer for a flawless look. I've also played around with different ways to apply it. It looked best and felt the lightest when applied with a slightly damp sponge. When I used my fingers I had to buff out the color with a kabuki brush get the airbrushed look I love. Using a foundation brush gave a pretty smooth look, and I used the least amount of foundation with this method. I had no problems with breakouts either. For about $13 at your local drugstore this is a very good buy if you are looking for a light-medium coverage foundation. Only downside is it might take a few tries to find your perfect shade.
April 28, 2009
Nice Creamy Blush
I picked up Beaming at ULTA due to their very small slim selection. The color in the container is a very bright pink. From the name, I thought that this product would be a lot sheerer and give me pinky a post-workout flush. When you apply this product use a very light hand. Also, start with a very small amount first and build up to the desired color. I used 2 swirls around the pot on my middle and ring finger for my first application, and it was more than enough to do both my cheeks and I had to do a lot of blending to tone down the color. I feel like beaming was too pink for my medium colored skin, and next time I will go a shade or two deeper. I didn't set the color with powder because I was looking for a dewy summer look. It lasted for about 6 hours before fading. Overall a very good product. The texture is very smooth and creamy, and it blends very well. The colors are fairly pigmented, so use caution on your first try so you don't over do the color. I've layered bronzer over this blush, and it gives me a great sun kissed look. For under $10 you get a great quality product that will probably be your go to summer blush.
April 28, 2009
Good Setting Powder
This powder has a very silky finish to it with a slight shimmer highlighter in it. It set my foundation without making my face look cakey. The only problem I have with this product is the packaging. It comes with a sponge in the lid that is intended for use in the application of the powder. Personally, I like using a brush to apply my powder because I feel it gives a sheer even application. The sponge in the lid required a lot of patting in order to get an even dusting. In order to be able to use a brush with this product, I tapped the powder off the sponge and then was able to swirl my brush in the powder. Overall this is great quality for under $10.
April 28, 2009