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Make-up Battle: Drugstore vs Counter Foundation for Combination Skin!

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backyardbeauty
❣️Background For someone with combination skin, if I can avoid foundations, I probably would. Unfortunately, some occasions still call for a fuller foundation coverage, and I have exprimented with a few brands that work for me without clogging pores. ❣️Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation – 1 oz 🔍Lightweight?  Yes, it is a silky and fluid foundation that glides across my face easily 🔍Mattify?  If you are looking for a foundation that controls your T-zone, this may not be the best choice for you. As it is a very light foundation, it may melt off pretty easily, especially in warmer months. However, I find that layering some loose powder over the foundaton helps with staying power. 🔍Give natural-looking coverage?  Yup, with about 40 shades in this series, you can find the closest shade that will “fit you”. With its reasonable price, you can also mix and match two colors to find one that best suits you, especially when seasons transition.  🔍Easy to remove? Pretty much so! I use Micellar Water as a gentle makeup remover at night to make sure it is removed completely before I moisurize.  🔍USD5.39 on Target ❣️Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation – 1.2 oz Pictured here is a smaller tester version  🔍Lightweight?  Water-based foundation that feels ultra-silky and weightless on my skin throughout the day 🔍Mattify?  It stays on my face throughout the day and leaves my face looking fresh and glowy, even until the end of the day. A light powder touch-up on my face before I leave for my evening date usually sufficies. A little goes on a long way. For more casual looks, I apply sparingly on my face, especially on my problem areas.  🔍Give natural-looking coverage?  The foundation is promoted to “offer the most extreme coverage in a Dior foundation yet.” Compared to other foundations I used, the luxurious texture provides more concealing power over my dark eye circles and darker areas around my mouth and under my nose. The results are natural and I find myself skipping the concealer. It is easy to pick your exact match with 24 shades in this series.  🔍Easy to remove? Compared to a drugstore foundation, I will need to use a more heavy-duty make-up remover and cleanser to ensure that the foundation is removed completely. As its richer formula provides more coverage, I am cool with a stricter cleansing process.  🔍USD52 on Sephora ❣️Conclusion: Maybelline has an edge for its lighter texture and value-for -money factor. If you prefer to experiment different make-up products, feel free to give this a go. If I were to pick one foundation to travel everywhere with, I would go with Dior’s for its heavier coverage and staying power.
Apr. 16
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I’ve been testing the products from my most recent sephora haul and have been loving a few standout products. diormakeup Diorskin Forever Foundation was love at first swipe! I’ve heard such amazing things about this product, but as everyone’s skin is different, I sometimes find foundation reviews to be somewhat misleading. This product, however, ended up being the foundation that dreams are made of. For reference, my skin is super dry and prone to redness. I would definitely recommend picking up a sample from Sephora and trying it for yourself. hourglasscosmetics can do no wrong! I picked up their Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Gold Flash, which is equally as amazing! This highlight applies like a cream and sets like a powder. It blends like a dream and gives the most beautiful “lit from within” glow or can be built up. Because I have dry, dehydrated skin, a good powder can be difficult to find. So many powders cling to dry patches or look too heavy on the skin, making my face look cakey. I found a gem in the Soft Focus Finishing Powder by iliabeauty. It melts into the skin and just disappears, giving a soft focus effect (just as the name suggests). I still love my glossier Wowder and the coverfx Perfect Setting Powder for winter, but Ilia’s powder is most certainly in my top 3 now. If anyone has a powder that they love for dry skin, I’d love to hear your recommendations.
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seewantwear
My favorite foundation & concealer combo - Dior skin Forever Foundation & ysl beauty All Hours Concealer. I couldn’t resist this foundation after hearing so many rave reviews. I’m always nervous about matte foundations with my dry skin, but the Forever Foundation gives the most beautiful, velvety matte, airbrushed look to my skin. I rarely need touch ups when I wear it, nor does it get cakey or cling to dry patches. On the flip side, I hadn’t heard much about YSL’s All Hours Concealer, but I ordered it on a whim and am so glad that I did. It’s lightweight, medium to full coverage and has quickly become my concealer of choice. Side note - is anyone else obsessed with the clarisonic foundation brush? I really didn’t think I would love it as much as I do, because I generally prefer a beauty blender over a foundation brush, but this brush head attachment is genius!
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seewantwear
🍁fall inspired makeup look🍁🍁 i love fall season what is your favourite season comment down below 🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁 products are @smashboxcanada photo finished primer @soldejaneiro bumbum cream @niveacanada lipbalm @maybelline fitme concealer in shade 25 medium @maybelline fitme foundation in shade 230 naturalbuff @milanicosmetics brow gel in shade 03 medium brown @morphebrushes 35m the boss mood eyeshadow pallete @nyxcosmetics_canada matte bronzer mbb03 medium @toofaced papa dont peach blush @maybelline masterchrome highlighter 100 @entice.cosmetics liquid lipstick in shade sunnydip @becute_cosmetics_official pen eyeliner black @anastasiabeverlyhills faux lashes in so hollywood @lorealparis voluminous lashes masscara
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AyeshaKhan92
My Makeup Journey - 1st satisfying full glam
I've been on a makeup journey for the past few months and I've been peaking in the last 2 weeks. I've become obsessed watching JuicyJas videos and buying lots of makeup! Some makeup was given to me from friends' ipsy bags, bought as Sephora with help from an associate (very beginning of journey) and a bulk was bought from Ulta, Walmart and Target based on reviews by JuicyJas and my own curiosity. This is my first really good, satisfying full glam look. I've had huge trouble with acne from one particular break out induced by stress about a month ago which really kickstarted my makeup experimentation. I used to wear barely anything but this breakout was super distracting and embarrassing as I am a scab picker and cannot leave things alone. My face has big red spots from picked scabs and dark scars. I have been doing this all my life and know they will go away and fade eventually. The skin finally almost healed. This whole look took about two hours which included my skin care routine, letting moisturizers and primers set, and washing sponges and cleaning brushes. As you can see I used a huge amount of products. They worked well to cover my acne and it was my first time doing a pink eyeshadow look. I loved it!! I only use a small amount of NARS foundation because it's pretty heavy which I don't like much but I do love adding a small amount over my troubled areas over my Maybelline foundation. I also used e.l.f. eyeliner tape to do the wing for the first time. It worked so well! I have been doing winged eyeliner for years and I'm still not very good at it so I was so happy to find out this product existed. I can do winged eyeliner but it takes much longer to get it just right without the tape. I'm excited for when I better at doing makeup and have less acne to cover up so I don't have to spend so much time getting ready but still get the same results. I am a very expressive person and would love to do full glam everyday! I love coordinating my eyes and lips with my outfits. I went to the movies with this look and wore a pastel pink beanie and pastel pink sneakers to match it. My next project is figuring out how to do my eyebrows!
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