I wanted to share a few new items to my makeup kit that I’m absolutely loving. As most of you know, I addicted to finding the perfect foundation. It’s a constant battle. I’m 34, I have fine lines, I have enlarged pores around my nose and unfortunately with age comes the dreaded sun (age!) spots.
For myself, I prefer a full coverage foundation that makes my skin appear youthful. I do not like foundations, primers and concealers that illuminate my skins imperfections and make it appear older than what it really is. Along with a new foundation and primer, I’m ALSO sharing a new mascara, setting powder and contour stick!
I’m super excited about these new products that I’ve been using this month and absolutely loving.
I will say… I’m normally NOT a BareMinerals fan! In the past the powder based foundation formula, left my skin cakey… that being said, I’m IN LOVE with this new liquid formula. A huge thank you to Nordstrom for always providing the best beauty products and fast (and FREE!) shipping!
We’ll start with the first image and work our way down!
(this is my skin bare, with only the primer)
BareMinerals Good Hydrations: A rich, plush formula with a silky feel that keeps your makeup in check throughout the day.
What it does: It features a built-in soft-focus filter so that fine lines and pores virtually disappear. Hyaluronic acid, glycerin and coconut alkanes provide immediate and lasting hydration, while a blend of minerals creates an opalescent hint of luminosity. Your skin is comforted and makeup glides on smoothly and lasts longer throughout the day.
I use my fingers
(color, Light Natural, 09)
BareMinerals BarePro: A good-for-skin, high-performance liquid foundation that blurs pores and imperfections while improving the appearance of skin texture over time.
Who it’s for: Anyone who wants full coverage and a natural matte finish.
What it does: The photo-friendly, lightweight foundation provides 24-hour wear. It’s powered by specially developed Mineral Lock™ Long-Wear Technology, which blends mineral pigments with lipids naturally found in skin to lock in all-day full-coverage wear. Natural bamboo stem extract provides a smooth, soft-focus finish, while papaya enzymes gently improve skin’s texture both immediately and over time. This self-setting foundation is transfer resistant and color true, and available in a wide range of shades.
Sigma Tapered Kabuki (my favorite brush I own)
EASY CONTOUR STICK
(You can see where I apply (very messy) the easy contour stick. Normally, I use a Beauty Blender to blend, however, mine was extremely dirty when I did this post)
Benefit Hoola Cream-to-Powder Quickie Contour Stick: A soft bronze cream-to-powder contour stick.
What it does: This matte formula gives you defined cheekbones, a slimmer-looking nose and an overall sculpted look with just a few swipes. Its dome-shaped tip ensures smooth, targeted application every time, and its long-wearing formula will keep you looking gorgeously contoured for hours. It’s buildable and blendable.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder: A sheer, silky powder that sets your makeup.
Who it’s for: Anyone with normal to oily skin types.
What it does: This best-seller feels luxuriously dense in the jar and silky-light and refined on your skin. It applies evenly and blends effortlessly, leaving behind a modern matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage. The translucent shade works on virtually all skin types. Like all Laura Mercier setting powders, it has a soft-focus effect that subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. It won’t settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey.
(I’ve been using this for years! Great as we transition into fall)
MAC Mineralize | Global Glow: Mineralize Skinfinish is a luxurious, slow-baked, velvety soft domed face powder that gives your skin a radiant finish. Featuring the brand’s 77-Mineral Complex and vitamin E, it can be strategically buffed onto skin to add highlights to the high points of your face or blended all over for a sheer, luminous polish.
Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara: A mascara so good it should be illegal with a formula that gives you super-fat, super-long lashes.
What it does: Urban Decay’s Troublemaker Mascara delivers over 13 times lash volume for sexy, fluttery, intensely black lashes. The fail-safe formula volumizes and lengthens as it separates, while UD’s custom brush grabs onto lashes, curling as it coats. UD loaded up this mascara with insane benefits for thicker, impossibly long, perfectly fanned-out lashes.
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