Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Makeup of the day

I had some extra time on my hands this week and I really just wanted to play around with my makeup. Ah, it's such a stress reliever for me. I stuck to using my usual but none the less, amazing favorite makeup products and created the following look below. I also felt like dolling up and curled my hair. Oh, if only I could have the time to have this much fun on my regular school days.

Products used:
Garner Miracle Blur primer
Maybelline Fit Me Smooth + Dewy Foundation (shade 120)
Maybelline Age Rewind concealer
Mac Whisper of Guilt highlighter
Rimmel Stay Matte powder
Revlon bronzer (shade bronzilla)
Milani blush (shade tea rose)
Milani pencil eyeliner (black)
N.Y.C liquid eyeliner (black)
L'oreal butterfly mascara (black)
Revlon growlucious mascara (black)
Ardell eyelashes 
Duo eyelash adhesive
Makeup Revolution 100 awesome eyeshadow palette
Every product and tool used pictured below.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Review of the new Maybelline Dewy + Smooth foundation

Let me begin by saying that I have tried the original Maybelline Fit Me foundation formula and I completely dislike it. I purchased this new version of the foundation on a whim, along with the new matte formula. I just had to write a post about this Dewy + Smooth Fit Me foundation because it has blown my mind this whole month. It is a light to medium coverage foundation. You can definitely build it up to full coverage easily. It has such a beautiful finish. It's smooth but not oily. Nothing dewy or greasy looking, it's just perfect in my opinion. It's lasting power is what completely blew me away. I wore this yesterday from 8:30 am to almost midnight (it was a long day!), and I even took a 3 hour nap in it. I did not intend no fall asleep with this on, but I must say that when I woke up, despite the tossing and turning and humid/hot Los Angeles weather, this stayed on beautifully. I tend to get pretty oily throughout the day but this held up amazingly the entire day. The finish reminded me a lot of the Giorigio Armani Lasting Silk foundation, but its staying power is better. This product is worth a try and is a keeper in my book.
For reference, I am in shade 120.
If you're Mac user, I use shade NC 20.