Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

For years I had an extremely difficult time finding the right foundation. My skin is incredibly pale, so finding a foundation that works with my complexion has never been easy. Thanks to Sephora, I’ve finally discovered a foundation that matches my skin tone and meets all of my needs.

Sephora’s Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation comes in a tall can and is sprayed onto the face. After spraying it on, you’ll have to smooth it out with either a brush or a sponge. In this collection, Sephora offers more than ten shades and a formula that is perfect for year-round wear.

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Stock image courtesy of Sephora

Coverage: This spray-on foundation provides excellent coverage. After blending it in, you’ll have full coverage with a matte finish. Occasionally I have to spray a little extra foundation around my eyes to cover my dark circles, but I’m also working on finding a decent concealer to go with this product, so I’ll let that slide. This foundation is great for concealing blemishes and evening skin tone.

Feel: By feel, I mean the way that this feels on my face. With such full coverage, you’d expect this foundation to have a very caked-on feel. I’ve not had this experience at all; once it’s on I hardly notice it’s there. This foundation doesn’t feel heavy at all, so you can even wear it on hot summer days.

Lasting Power: This foundation easily lasts all day long. If you’ve got a reaaallly long day to get through, you may have to reapply after about 10-12 hours. Even in hot weather, this foundation won’t melt off your face, which makes it perfect for year-round use

Here I am wearing Sephora’s Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation

The Verdict – if you haven’t found your perfect foundation yet, you need to try this one. It packs everything I want from a foundation into one can. My only complaint is that I run out of it quickly and then have to drive forty minutes to get more, but for the quality of the product this is absolutely worth it.

Have you tried this product before? Let me know what you think in the comments!

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Battle of the Brows: Benefit Brow Pencils

With their extensive collection of eyebrow products, Benefit Cosmetics takes care of all of our eyebrow needs. Benefit offers two types of eyebrow pencils – the Goof Proof pencil and Precisely, My Brow. After trying both products, I can honestly say that each pencil is fabulous and deserving of a 5-star rating, but the two pencils cater to different areas. With six different shades available, you’re sure to find the pencil that’s right for you.

Let’s start with the Goof Proof eyebrow pencil.

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Stock image courtesy of Benefit Cosmetics

With its squared tip, the Goof Proof pencil is designed for shaping eyebrows. If your eyebrows are already pretty full but need more definition and shape (like mine), go with this pencil. As the name implies, this pencil is incredibly easy to use. The formula glides right on and the included eyebrow brush makes shaping your brows even easier.

Now on to Precisely, My Brow.

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Stock image courtesy of Benefit Cosmetics

If fullness if more of a concern for you than squaring and shaping, you’ll probably want to try this pencil instead of the Goof Proof pencil. The super-fine tip allows you to draw individual strands throughout your brows, making it the ideal tool for filling in and creating definition. This double-ended pencil also includes an eyebrow brush to clean up your brows even more.

So is one pencil better than the other? Not really – I’d have to say this one is a draw (bad pun definitely intended). Both pencils are incredibly easy to use and will keep your brows looking great all day long. Depending on your needs, one of the two pencils will work better for you than the other. Without a doubt, Benefit’s brow pencils are worthy of your attention.

Which side are you on? Let me know below!

 

 

 

 

The Truth About ‘Revealed’, Revealed: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Okay, so just by looking at the name you can tell that this is an imitation Naked palette. But honestly, it’s a pretty good imitation. The Revealed palette by Coastal Scents comes with 20 eye shadow shades and is available through Birchbox.com. Each of the Revealed palettes comes with a variety of shades, including pinks, browns, purples, and grays. Below is an image of the palette I tried, Revealed 2:

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Stock photo courtesy of Birchbox

Color Choice: I am a huge fan of the colors included in the Revealed 2 palette. My one complaint with Naked palettes is that there are way too many browns and not enough pinks and purples. Coastal Scents fulfills my need for girly colors with this palette. Plus, I can honestly say that every single color in this palette is gorgeous. Because there are so many color families included, you can create a wide variety of looks with just one palette. If you aren’t a fan of pinks and purples, the other Revealed palettes might be more to your liking.

Longevity: These eye shadows last just as long, if not longer, than Urban Decay’s Naked eye shadows. I can put these on for school at 8am and they’ll still be in place when I get home from work at midnight. Unless you’re in some pretty strenuous conditions, these eye shadows will last all day (or night) long.

Value: The Naked palettes come in with a hefty price tag of $54. Through Birchbox.com, Coastal Scents offers the Revealed palette for $19.95. Less than $20 for a palette of beautiful shades that are just as nice as Naked eye shadows? Hell yeah I’ll take one!

The Verdict: Hands down, 5 out of 5 stars from me. Coastal Scents has really done us a huge favor by offering Revealed, a fabulous palette at a fabulous price. Even if you’re not a Birchbox subscriber, you can still get your hands on one today at Birchbox.com.