Thursday, May 8, 2014

Samples: Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer

I received this sample in the packaging with the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW Brightening Sunscreen Makeup Foundation in “I’m pure 4 sure” Ivory that my husband got me for my birthday last year. It has taken me this long to actually use it, nearly nine months.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sample: M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid in NW 10

I received this sample of M.A.C’s Studio Fix Fluid in NW 10 when I was at the mall one day before starting this blog, but I had been thinking about starting it. I told my husband it would be a good idea to get shade matched before I started the blog because M.A.C’s foundation shades seem to be commonly used to tell how close someone’s skin tone is to your own so I wanted to know in order to make this blog more useful to anyone who might end up reading it.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Keep In Mind: April 2014

This is probably going to seem like something of a “yeah, dud” kind of Keep in Mind, but because of my personality, if someone gives me something, I am going to try and make the best of it, even if it doesn’t really work for my skin tone. The only way I would not use something is if I turn out to be allergic to it and then I would try and find someone to give it to that can make use of it.

So for this month’s Keep In Mind:

Foundation that actually matches your skin tone!

I have a lot of foundations, most from the drug store, all generally the lightest shade in the line because my husband knows that if the lightest shade doesn’t match me it is probably because it is too dark and there isn’t going to be a shade in the line to match me. I have yet to find a foundation that is actually too light for me which is probably why I got shade matched to M.A.C’s NW10.

I have spent what seems like the last whole year using up two Sheer Cover Mineral foundations because my husband’s parents bought a Sheer Cover starter kit for me when I first started getting back into makeup. I don’t know if this kit was in the lightest shade or if it was a medium shade, all I know is that both of the foundations and concealers that came with it are all too dark, but me being the “I can make it work” kind of person that I am, used them anyway. It probably helped that initially I wasn’t wearing the makeup out of the house so the only person seeing it on me was my husband and he is a little too kind and always said it looked fine. No matter how much I tried to convince him that it would be better to let me know if something doesn’t look right than it would be to have me leave the house with funky makeup going on, he always says it looks fine, no matter what.