This time I did something very different eye-makeup. I know this would not be new for many of you but for me. I have always loved warm or brown eyes n still like it as it is a great choice for everyday look.
Keeping my ideal preferences aside I thought I should try something distinctive look. Let me know what do you think about it.
Please forgive me if my brows or any other make-up application is not up to the point as I am still learning it. However, I would like to mention products I have used just in case if you might find it helpful.
Hello Friends! Today I am going to review a powder foundation. I personally feel powder foundations are best as they are so quick to apply and mess-free. But of course, liquid foundations are always going to be on the top hierarchy as they provide a flawless canvas and hence, are simply irreplaceable.
Important things to mention is, my skin is Normal/combination. I love to wear matte natural-looking foundations with medium coverage. And I don’t mind if some nasty acne/spots peek through it.
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
On website it says, “a one-step pressed powder and foundation that gives skin a 12-hour ultra-matte finish while controlling shine and without causing acne.” So yes! that’s true. It is such an amazing product by MAC. It is a beautiful matte press powder foundation & lightweight. It indeed feels like your second skin if you get the exact color match. Although it has 53 shades to choose from, one should know what shade to choose without any doubt as even if the light application can give you the desired result.
So my shade is NC 42 – TANNED PEACH WITH GOLDEN UNDERTONES FOR MEDIUM TO DARK SKIN (NEUTRAL-COOL). And unknowingly if I go overboard with it like even 2 layers, instantly my face looks like an orange. Well reason is, I was recommended a wrong shade by the Mac Rep. When I contacted MAC again they suggest NC40. After that, I did not dare to spend money blindly unless I go to the store and try it personally.
I use it during hot/summer days, as I know my skin easily get tanned so NC42 works good if I use it mindfully.
Anyways, yes it is easily buildable and flawless. Definitely wearable on its own if you wish to skip a liquid foundation like I do (No-makeup look) or can be used as a setting powder.
Here, I am going to validate few points as to what MAC says and what I think after using powder as a foundation without any liquid foundation.
Long-wearing, 12 hours – I don’t think so it is true as I can see after wearing it for 7-8 hrs, I can feel my skin getting little bit oily and foundation starts to wear off so touch-up is needed.
Immediately reduces the appearance of pores – Yes, skin looks even-toned and since it is a powder it blends well into the skin so apparently pores might look smaller.
Controls oil and shine, 8 hours – Yes, true but touch-up is needed.
For all skin types, especially oily skin – Yes, for combination/normal like mine.
Stay-true color, 12 hours – Not sure as I never tried it for 12 hrs.
Does not cause acne – Yes, very true.
Non-streaking/non-caking/non-settling, 12 hours – Yes true but not sure for 12 hrs.
Sweat- and humidity-resistant – Yes, up to a few hrs in hot summer. .
Photo-friendly – Yes, true!
Price – 15 G / 0.52 US OZ $33.00 (USD)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Estee Lauder double wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder Foundation
Best seller and flawless matte pressed powder foundation. Sink into the skin beautifully and I really like the way it blends into the skin with minimum effort. Coverage is buildable to full coverage and can wear as a foundation or over it.
My shade is 3W1 TAWNY. It is a good match for me. But at least it does not make me look clownish. I use it with my Tarte powder brush to sweep over the face and voila! I get a gorgeous natural finish without any hustle.
It offers 41 shades. I hope there is something for pretty much every skin tone except a few as there is scope for improvement in terms of making more variety of shades.
On EL website it says,”Versatile formula is silky soft, weightless, flawless. Controls oil and shine. Stays color true.”
So, yes! Double wear by EL is a game-changer compact totally Worth a try. It does not cause acne, better version of compact, non-caking and it surely controls oil and shine but roughly for 5-6 hrs after that touch-up might be needed.
It is a matte powder (but not ultra-matte) and it has just the right amount of softness in it. Once applied, it gives a very natural look without being heavy on the skin.
I use it as a foundation, I like to wear sheer/medium coverage finish and never tried to achieve full coverage. I must say I am pretty much happy with what I get from a small compact.
I have been using it for the last 4 years in a row, I always go back to EL no matter how many compacts I try.
Price – 0.42 oz. $43.00 (USD)
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Mac and Estee Lauder (EL) both are beautiful compacts. Having said that, the Mac formula is a little bit thicker than EL. This is the only reason always be watchful while using it.
Use it as a foundation or setting powder/touch-ups. However, Mac studio fix would be a better choice during sunny summer days as it provides an ultra-matte finish.
I would say go for EL Double wear Stay-in-Place matte Powder foundation if you want to use it as a foundation for those easy days to get the natural finish during winter or summer.
Today, I am going to review the most beautiful eye shadow palette by Tarte. I know, it has been out there for quite a long time. But I could not stop myself to share it with you all. I do not own a lot of eye shadow palette as I am very particular about it so mostly end up buying single shadows n place it in my magnetic pallets. This way I try to customize it. I always wanted something different eye palette so that I can use it for every day, for any special occasion all in one. And when I saw it, I had to buy it.
This palette has 20 shades to play with including mattes too !!! This is so cool that we don’t have to run to get the mattes for a transition color. Now again it depends on what kind of look you want to create. However, this one has versatile colors and super blendable. Believe me! It is so so pigmented and opaque. There are six finishes Matte, Luster, Metallic, Duo-chrome, Shimmer, and floating glitter.. (So much of Mica …lol…..ha ha ha !!!!!) but it is a really good one to experiment with various eye looks. You can either use your fingertips to apply or can use multiple colors to create a unique look.
You can see the hand swatches below so that you will get an idea of how intense colors are!
If you really would like to get your hand on this eyeshadow palette! then you should…Christmas is just around the corner!!! I am sure you will fall in love with every color in it…In a hurry!! just sweep it across (Single eye shadow) and ready to go…….Wish I could show you all the colors on me right now but work is in progress 🙂 as there are a lot of colors to work with!!! If someone asks me to pick one color it would be “Create”…such a gorgeous color and whenever I open it, tip of my finger just want to touch it as if it is on Auto-pilot mode..ha ha ha ha !!!!!
I generally do not spend much on eye shadows and searched for something which literally has all in one and I found it. I ordered it from Tartecosmetics.com at a discounted/sale price.
This one is pricey !!!! Make sure you get a good deal or discount so you can bring this beauty home unless you are ready to spend $49 (US Dollar).
Rating: 5 out of 5.
I am going to give it full 5 Stars. Yes ! I would recommend it to my friends and family…..Really good one to gift your loved ones too!!!….Thank you so much guys !!
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