Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Maybelline Dream Matte - My Thoughts

Hola! Let's get right to it.

Ok, let me reiterate once again that I am not a regular foundation wearer, however on the occasion that I do wear it, I want it to last all day and look as fresh as possible throughout the day. Usually I have dry skin but due to the recent increase in temperatures and humidity I become oily and shiny in my t-zone after a few hours. The problem is that the foundations that I own for personal use (not to be used on clients) are formulated for dry skin and are intended to leave skin looking moisturized…not good for me during this time of year.

I decided that I needed blow some money and get a summertime foundation to control my oilies. Enter Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. The website states:
  • Revolutionary air-soft mousse provides perfecting coverage for 100% velvet-matte perfection
  • Ideal for normal to oily skin
  • Fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores, safe for sensitive skin
First off, the texture is not something that I’m used to seeing or feeling on my skin. It’s a light mousse consistency that spreads over the skin like buttah. I’ve worn it a few times on the hottest of days and can attest to all the claims. It definitely kept me matte all day, did not cause breakouts on my sensitive skin, and did not look cakey or heavy at all. I really love this foundation for the summer months. I also love that there is a good selection of darker colors in the line.

Take a look below.




5:30pm and still matte with the exception of my cheek area
 As you can see, after almost 10 hours of wear with NO blotting or reapplying throughout the day, my face is still matte. As you can tell by the hair there was a considerable amount of humidity, and based on the sweat where my sunglasses were, it was hot as Haites. This foundation performed excellently.

Other products used on face:
Wet N Wild bronzer
NYX Terra Cotta blush
Buxom mascara
Revlon lip Butter in Sweet Tart

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Joise Moran Tinted Moisturizer

Hey Guys! Found this SUUUUUPER old post from way back when my hair was colored lol.

I picked up a Josie Moran tinted moisturizer around a year ago. I was super excited because all of her products are infused with Argan oil but was sorely disappointed by the lack of coverage it provided. I am well versed in tinted moisturizers as I wear them/test new ones all the time, but this?...nah. I'll pass. I'm wearing it here with powder.

What is nice about this product is that it contains Agran Oil which is great for the skin. It also makes the product very moisturizing which is nice in cooler months.

**UPDATE** To date, this product has sat unused since this time. Maybe I will use it as moisturizer in the future.
I'm thinking of revisiting this hair color. What do you guys think?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Recent Favorites

Hi MakeupLovers!

Just a quick post to show you guys a few of my summer favorites. Hope you enjoy!


Curls Whipped Cream - Great, lightweight moisturizer. This is perfect for the summer because it is not too heavy but still provides  tons of moisture while aiding in the detangling process. I've been using it non - stop for the past few months.
Curls Unleashed No Boundaries Leave-In Conditioner - with - Curls Unleashed Set It Off Curl Boosting Jelly - I get LIFE from my hair when I use these two products together. Moisture and hold for days! 


Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf - I cannot say enough about the sexiness that it this perfume. It was love at first sniff. I got this little gift set from Sephora for around $35, however this perfume can be pricey if you purchase a full size bottle. 
Clarosonic Mia - I've had this for a year now and I use it every. single. day. Love! After using this for the first time, I was AMAZED by how soft and clean my face felt. It works great with every face wash I've tried so far.


MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural (not pictured) - This can be used to set liquid or cream foundations or by itself to provide light coverage. I usually wear this alone on an everyday basis to provide a slight amount of coverage; it also feels very lightweight and comfortable on the skin and allows the skin to breathe in the summer heat.
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in #14- This is the perfect nude lipstick for women of color. Since this is a part of a collaboration between Rimmel and Kate Moss, I'm not sure if it's limited edition however I've already purchased a back up tube...I have a ton of pics while wearing this lipstick.
NYC Sun 2 Sun bronzer- provides great summer bronzy glow. For a quick, everyday face, I apply this to my cheekbones on top of my MAC Mineralized Skin Finish with  a bit of gloss.
MAC Creamsheen in Richer, Lusher - A recent MAC acquisition that gives a great peachy-pink tint to my lips. Perfect for the summer months when I need something light, quick, and easy, which is usually everyday!


Gel manicures (not pictured) - Theee absolute most convenient creation know to man...well, me. No fuss, no chips, no drying time. Love! Love! Love!
iPad - I purchased an iPad for myself as a birthday gift in March and I've been using it nonstop. Initially I was hesitant to purchase such an expensive toy, but I literally take this thing everywhere and it comes in handy when traveling, working, for school etc.

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NARS Laguna Illuminator... so Illuminating! Love the glow it gives.