I've been acquiring an almost troubling number of foundations recently. Not intentionally of course, but companies just keep releasing things I'm interested in. I'm still searching for that holy grail, ride or die product, so when there are new releases that catch my eye, I can't help thinking, "This could be the one." Of course,... Continue Reading →
I missed a pretty important piece of news yesterday
Morphe is releasing a foundation later this month. In 60 shades. SIXTY. SHADES. OF FOUNDATION. They're calling it Fluidity Foundation and it's supposed to be matte and full coverage with 24-hour transfer and water resistant wear for all skin types. And it's $18. Um. Wut. I don't understand. Am I dreaming? This is like everything... Continue Reading →
Q & A: How do I find my foundation shade?
Hey, remember when I was going to do Q & A posts on the regular? Instead of discussing my many failings as a blogger and "influencer" (even typing that word makes me feel icky), let's focus on the issue at hand: finding the right shade of foundation. This is the makeup equivalent of rocket science,... Continue Reading →
beautyblender foundation: *sigh*
By now I'm sure you've heard that beautyblender launched a foundation. It's vegan and (supposedly) full coverage, matte, long wearing and good for all skin types. It's also exclusive to Sephora. I have some thoughts. Because I'm me, and of course. First of all, why are there 25 shades of light/medium, and 7 tan/deep shades?... Continue Reading →
Foundation for people who hate foundation?
Recently I've been all about reading PopSugar for makeup and beauty news. Some of it is terrible and PopSugar doesn't have the best writers; they remind me a lot of C.S. Lewis in that they give the reader very little detail and we're left to make the rest up on our own. Using my imagination... Continue Reading →
Is Lush is taking their ‘naked’ products a little too far?
I think my love for Lush has been well established at this point. I've only found a handful of products that I didn't love immediately and I kind of love that they're so eco-conscious. When they introducted their Naked Shower Gels I thought the idea was really cool, and less plastic ending up in landfills... Continue Reading →
Q & A: What’s the best kind of foundation?
I was planning to do Q & A posts more often, but, you know, life happens. This is another question I've been asked pretty frequently and like most simple questions about makeup, it's not actually simple. Short question, long answer. There are some factors we all need to consider when we're talking about the "best"... Continue Reading →
Ulta’s Foundation Quiz – where have you been all my life?
Ulta has a three-question foundation quiz that (supposedly) will give you the perfect product for your needs. The options are coverage, finish, and benefit (anti-aging, long wearing, etc.). You make your choices, and Ulta gives you options from various brands at different price points. Is this new? Did I miss when this was launched? WHY... Continue Reading →
Good on you CoverGirl
CoverGirl recently announced that they're launching a new line of foundation: the TruBlend Matte Made Foundation. The most notable thing about this launch is that it will include 40 shades at launch. On the first day this product is available, there will be 40 shades. This is unheard of with a drugstore launch, and I'm... Continue Reading →
Review: Wet ‘n Wild Mega Cushion Foundation
Guys. This is good. So if you've read my blog for any length of time you know that I love Wet 'n Wild. LOVE IT. I can count the number of products I haven't liked on one hand. If you're interested in those, and some things that I love, I posted about it back in... Continue Reading →
Review: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Loose Powder SPF 30
I don't normally wear powder foundations. I've tried several different brands, loose and pressed, and it just doesn't give me the coverage I like. Knowing this about myself, I still bought this foundation when I saw it on clearance at Walgreens. I don't know why; I guess because it was a deal? This is supposed... Continue Reading →
First impression: bareMinerals Made-2-Fit Liquid Foundation
This is a cool concept and a good foundation, but I'm super disappointed. So, this came from my first Virtual VoxBox from Influenster. If you're not familiar with Virtual VoxBoxes (I sure wasn't), it's an additional campaign that you can participate it right away. With this one, Influenster sent a promo code, and the first... Continue Reading →
My favorite foundations under $10
I've been trying out a lot of foundations lately. A. Lot. Most of the foundations I've tried have been ok. A few have been really good. Here are some really good and inexpensive foundations, grouped by brand, in no particular order. Rimmel Back in the day, I was a huge snob about Rimmel, as I've... Continue Reading →
Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
Ok guys, it's time for me to eat crow. Back in the day, I was a pretty hardcore makeup snob, which I've mentioned before. I wouldn't wear anything that couldn't be purchased at Sephora, except maybe Burt's Bees lip balm. I was vehemently anti-drug store when it came to my makeup, and I was convinced... Continue Reading →
Review: Rimmel Stay Matte primer and foundation
This post could also be titled "I completely missed the boat on this one. Oops". When this came out a few years ago I was still staunchly anti-drugstore makeup. I was particularly turned off by Rimmel because their commercials were so ridiculous. I've since changed my tune about the brand and the price point. I... Continue Reading →