Today I use the Revlon nearly naked foundation. I find a sound ation to be really light, I really do we, and just a beautiful finish overall. I really like this foundation because I have dry skin and it is perfect for my dry skin. Revlon also came out with a matching power to the foundation but I didn’t purchase it because I have so many already. I’ve been wearing just found a shin for about a week I bought it last Saturday at CVS Pharmacy. The price was 10 dollars and 99 cents. I use an extra bucks coupon for 5 dollars off so it only cost me 6 dollars. When I put on the first layer of foundation I thought that maybe it wouldn’t be enough so I only put on for my second layer about half of what I put on for the first layer and it was perfect. My first impressions on the foundation is that it has a beautiful finish. It applies like a dream it is so creamy and smooth any gifts you ski in a beautiful glow but not with shimmer and you don’t look Wally. It makes your skin look so beautiful in daylight in the inside light in artificial light you just look so beautiful I cannot compare the foundation to anything else that I have it is so gorgeous I’ve never seen a foundation do so well on your skin. I absolutely love this. The foundation covers to a medium coverage with 2 layers. What the foundation didn’t cover I only use a light layer of concealer for. I am pleasantly surprised at how light the foundation is. Revlon didn’t awesome job and I love this foundation. I think this foundation is best suited for normal to dry combination skin. I set my foundation with Mac mineralize skinfinish. This foundation gets at least 6 to 8 hours of wear. With a good primer I’m sure it will get you more time. If you are thinking about trying this foundation I recommend you do. It is an awesome foundation and it has an excellent price. It is about 20 dollars less than the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation. I have heard it compare to that foundation many times but I do not have that foundation to compare it to. I love this foundation and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a medium coverage with the light feel.
Today I ordered some products for mac and I am so anticipating my package is in the mail. I haven’t ordered anything from experience Christmas and it was a mineralize skinfinish natural. Like I said before that powder last me a whole year. This time when I place my order I ordered some blushes and lipsticks which I desperately need. As I’ve said in the past I know that Mac products are expensive but, the are well worth the money. Mac has amazing foundations, blush, lipstick, and skin. I only own 6 products from Mac. And I tend to use them everyday. The new collections that they have are beautiful products I unfortunstely have not been able to get my hands on any. Take advantage of the free shipping and order now. If you love Mac the way I do you are going to be so upset when you cannot get any of the new collections. Now is the time. We have always taken care of our families ladies, now it is time to take care of our self. what better way to take care of us then to treat ourselves to something new.
My son will be a year old on May 21. I have had one hell of a ride this past year with him. He has made me pray for more patience and peace than the Pope. I love my son very much but I never thought that it would be so hard. I have taken care of everyone else’s kids and now that I have my own I almost lost my mind. I didn’t have much outside help. My husband and I figured it out on our own.
I had to make a budget, keep a list, and inventory baby supplies by the week for the first three months. After that, all that was left was to learn the baby and what his different crys meant and what he wanted. Now my little angel has a personality of his own and he likes to have his things a certain way. I don’t regret a minute of my life with my son and I thank God for him and will celebrate his birthday with a bang.
I want my son to have a wonderful first birthday. I just wish that someone would have given me a fair warning of what I was about to get into.
Foundation has been a tricky thing for me. I have been searching for a long time for a good foundation. I have tried many from high end to dollar store and I have found a few that actually make the cut. My foundation journey started when I was eighteen. I had a little acne in high school. I never really wore much makeup besides eyeliner and mascara and a little lip gloss. Back then I didn’t feel like I needed any coverage I mostly used a tinted moisturizer and call it a day. Then I suddenly got interested in foundation and what it does for you. I researched a lot of magazines and Internet to find out the truth about foundation. There wasn’t much then on the subject. When I turned 25 I really wanted more. I wanted my skin to look flawless and I knew I was missing something. So I went to the library and checked out books on the subject of makeup. My favorite book is “The Power of Makeup” by Trish McEvoy. I still read this book over and over and each time it refreshes my mind about makeup. We always wonder about what society and trends we never take the time to be realistic about our lifestyles and how makeup fits into that.
Finally I found the solution to my dilemma. I started with Covergirl. I tried every foundation and none did what I wanted and most of all they weren’t my color.(before the queen collection).The deepest shade I could find was tawny and I was darker than that. Then I tried Black Opal. It was too red and I am and olive/ yellow tone. So that made me turn away from them. Then I tried what was at my beauty supply at the time and I thought it was the right shade until one day, I got all made up to go somewhere and looked at myself in the rear-view, (the one mirror that will never lie) and I looked like a ghost. I was ready to give up.
I saw an infomercial about Bare Minerals. The next day I was watching QVC and there it was, a nine piece grand collection. I ordered two. One for a friend at the time. I fell in love. I used that collection down to the last drop. A girlfriend of mine told me about a Sephora that had just opened and I looked them up in the phone book. I called my local Sephora and asked if they carried it. They said yes and the next day I had my starter kit. I used that until the bottom of the jar, which, by the way, lasted me a year and a half. I was hooked and the most addicting thing is the Buxom lip polishes. They feel so good on your lips. You will crave them when you don’t have them. I love everything Bare Minerals.
I wasn’t quite converted from liquid foundation yet though. I was still searching for the right one for me. I felt it was unfair to convert to minerals when I hadn’t had a true liquid. I had to at least give it a try. I found out about MAC. I was fascinated with all the products they offered. I carefully did my research and followed the advice of many of my fellow you tubers telling me to go with a list because MAC’s makeup artists will sell you the whole store if you let them. So I went in got color matched and then pulled out my list. I was in love with Studio Fix powder and liquid foundation. A first because powder usually makes me drier since I have dry skin. I also bought a primer, moisturizer and a mineralized blush. Have used then all up except for the blush, and I went back and purchased a mineralized skin finish. I will repurchase MAC products. I love them, they wear great and stand up to my hectic schedule.
Later on I heard a little buzz about Revlon Color stay and people were comparing it to Studio Fix fluid. So I had to try it and I must say it does give it a run for it’s money. You can achieve the same coverage and result without the price or the hard core matte formulation. I use Revlon Color stay daily. It is my every day foundation and I love it.
A few honorable mentions are Covergirl queen collection and Iman stick foundation. Whatever foundation you choose for every day or special occasion make sure it is right for you and blend, blend, blend. Work it honey. You only live once.
XOXO Ms. Dee
Happy New Year to all my friends, family, and Internet friends. Let’s talk makeup to begin with. I noticed that I was being a little daring during the end of the year. I went out a bunch of times without makeup. I mean really without a stitch of makeup at all. Sometimes I was so busy I went out with my hair tied up a lot too. What I realized is that I needed to break down my makeup routine so that I could look good and get out of the house, with a 7 month old. I am a new mother and I generally am doing the same makeup I was doing before I was pregnant and I just don’t have the time. When I was awake until 2 a.m. trying to figure out how to fit my old routine that required 30 minutes into the 10 minutes I had. So I broke it down to the bare necessities:
Primer with some brightening or light reflecting quality to play with the light.
Liquid foundation or a creamy concealer for a even quick fix.
MAC mineralize skin finish natural to set everything with. That created a perfect bare canvas.
For dimension I use elf cool bronze for highlighting and contouring.
NARS Dulce Vita blush for a pop of color
Maybelline great lash big on my lashes, color sensational Nearly There on my lips with clear gloss and instead of liquid liner I switched to a pencil on the top lashes only for day to day wear.
This was a hard decision for me because I always like a lot of options and always want to change up my look. I realize that my life no longer offers me the luxury of time for that. I use these products daily and I only change them from week to week. The only products I switch are my blush and lipstick, which I have never worn until now.This saves me a ton of time and keeps me sane at the same time.
Now, about the lipstick thing. I never was a lipstick girl. I was always liner and gloss but one day I decided to try a red lip. I bought Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in Bordeaux and loved it. I wore it until the end of the tube. I was hooked on Rimmel London Lipstick until I tried Maybelline Color Sensational in Plum Paradise. I was in love all over again. I loved the feel of this lipstick and the color was amazing I used it also until the end of the tube and now have a collection of not only Maybelline but Rimmel and NYC lipsticks as well. And to think all of this started when I wanted to try a red lip.These are all great lippies to try if you want to get started with a lipstick.
Another product I have converted to is Maybelline Great Lash “Big”. I never liked Maybelline great lash until now. They have given it a bigger fuller brush which was my only complaint about the mascara. Now I am in love. The maybelline great lash we all love now with a volume building brush I love it.
I am so glad to share all of this with you guys let me know what your favorites are and leave a comment. I want to hear your opinion. I will accept any and all requests also. XOXO Dee