For the Holidays, we are sharing our wishlists for this edition of “Makeup Wars”.
Now, I’m a horrible person to shop for – I’ve been told that time and time again. It’s true. If I want something, I go get it, or I don’t need it and don’t want to bother anyone to get it for me. So, if I’m going to make a wishlist, it’s going to include things that I would never buy myself, and are too costly for anyone to gift me with, so this really should be called my “If I win the lottery, I still may think these things are too expensive to buy, but I might buy them anyway because I just won the lottery after all” list. But “wishlist” is shorter.
I thought I would be able to make a simple video talking about a few new tinted moisturizers that I am liking, but, after digging thru my stash, I knew that wasn’t possible. See, I have a tinted moisturizer habit. I have lots of them, some I am sure I overlooked in my stuff, but I use different ones for different things.
Let’s talk about the ones I pulled out tonight:
I think I’ll start talking about these in separate, individual posts, and include ones that I may have missed this go-round. Products mentioned in this video:
Milani Tinted Moisturizer – Uhm, oops! Apparently this is discontinued. I saw that it *can* be located on ebay, but by now it’s old enough that we should all get rid of our tubes. My bad, sorry for mentioning it!
Are you tinted moisturizer fans? Have I missed one of your favorites? Let me know what you are using, in case I overlooked it in my stash or I need to hunt it down new.
*Disclaimer: I purchased the e.l.f. and Milani, and received the other products from their PR for editorial consideration.
Foundation Meltdown?Give Us 5 Minutes.We’ll Make It Last All Day.
“This oil-free formula give skin a soft-matte finish that looks healthy and natural—never heavy. And it’s buildable, so you can customize your level of coverage.”– Bobbi Brown
The Problem: You want a foundation that lasts and gives you shine-free, even-looking skin, but yours never looks natural—and it starts to fade by lunch.
The Fix: This oil-free, long-wearing foundation balances oily and combination skin, so you’ll have a soft-matte, even-looking complexion without needing to pile on powder throughout the day. And like all of Bobbi’s foundations, the shades are yellow- based for a natural look.
Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 offers multiple benefits:BalancingThis oil-free formula hydrates and controls shine where you need it. Sponge-like powders absorb excess oil on the surface of the skin, while emollients lock in moisture to ensure skin stays perfectly balanced.All Day WearTransfer-resistant formula helps create a barrier against heat and humidity for 8 hours of wear. Even in the most humid climates, makeup stays in place.Natural, Soft-Matte FinishThis new formula contains an oil-free emulsion system that delivers a blend of finely milled pigments, spherical powders, and mica for natural-looking coverage.
Perfect for oily and normal/combination skin. Available in 20 Shades at counters and online now for $45.
I am so ready for Spring. I much prefer a constant stream of warm temps as opposed to this 70 one day and tornados/ice storms the next day. (Welcome to Oklahoma weather, ya’ll!)
Anyway….It’s not like I want to lay out in the sun – I am a pale freckled lovely that gets pink when the tv stays on me too long. But that doesn’t mean I wanna be all ghostly pale all the time. Enter the “Shimmer Brick”:
So, while we are all cutting back on our spending, I find it hard to justify spending $38 for something I can get a damn close dupe of for almost 1/3rd the price. I understand brand loyalty, and the lure of the Platinum Pink Brick, but I gotta admit I love saving the $$ to treat myself to many little things, if possible. And if I can do that, and avoid a sunburn, then all the better.
What are you looking for?
What am I missing?
Have I overlooked something I should try? Do you know a secret that you want to share? Or have a product you think I should really try? Send me an email with info for consideration.