Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation (N123)
This was the first ever bottle of the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation I ever bought. It was a bit too light for me so I bought another one (in shade 153) that I’ve already finished. I mainly just used this one to mix with other foundations that needed to be lightened.
Regardless, I absolutely love this foundation. It was the first foundation I ever bought that I had zero complaints about. It’s feels light-weight, it has great coverage, and looks really natural. I’ve applied it using a foundation brush, a stippling brush, and a Beauty Blender, and it looks great no matter what.
Would I repurchase? Absolutely.
Sephora Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner
I use this to clean my makeup brushes only when I don’t have time to deep clean my makeup brushes before I use them again. It’s easy to use and does a nice job of cleaning my brushes quickly, and doesn’t take too long to dry.
Would I repurchase? I do have one more bottle of this to go through, but after that I think I’ll just try to do my best to deep clean my brushes whenever I need to.
Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel with Aloe Vera (Sensitive Skin)
I’ve made it a habit to shave my legs every time I’m in the shower. That does mean that I’m often shaving my bare legs, but I do it anyway because it keeps me from having to worry about whether or not my legs are hairy.
This is the brand of shaving gel I use most often. When I run out of shaving gel I usually just look around the house for an alternative (usually men’s shaving cream). It’s a nice one, but I don’t notice any real difference when it comes to using different shaving gels or creams.
Would I repurchase? Most likely.
Bath & Body Works Shea & Vitamin E Body Lotion (Japanese Cherry Blossom)
I included one of these in my last ‘Empties’ post. I much prefer the scent of this one. I really enjoyed using this. I love the little size of the bottle. It’s great for carrying around in your bag.
Would I repurchase? Probably not. I don’t usually purchase hand creams. I just use whatever I find around my house.
Alien Eau De Parfum by Thierry Mugler
I got this little sample from Sephora. It was nice, but not my favourite. The scent is on the more powdery side, and I usually prefer flowery and/or fruity scents.
Would I repurchase? No.
What beauty products have you used up this month?
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
The $32 CAD price tag for the Benefit Sun Beam can seem like a bit much for a highlighting product, so I’ve found a very inexpensive alternative. The e.l.f. Shimmering Facial Whip in Golden Peach is practically identical and costs only $1! I mean you can not go wrong.
Friday, March 21st, 2014
Price: $58 CAD at Sephora
First off, 10 out of 10 for the packaging. It’s beautiful, elegant, and it has a pump! There are so many high-end foundations that don’t come with a pump and I can’t understand why.
This is the first water-based foundation I’ve tried, and I’m super impressed. It’s a bit more runny than what I’m used to, but the formula feels very lightweight, and still has great coverage. It has a natural finish, which I was a bit concerned about because I have combination-oily skin, but after setting it with powder and using makeup setting sprays it did not wear away at all. I wore it for about 8 hours.
This is definitely one for my favourite foundations. I can’t think of one negative thing to say about it at all– actually it has a weird fragrance, but it’s nothing that doesn’t go away after a while.
The Verdict: Buy It!
FYI: My shade is Golden Medium.