InstaBeauty No. 2: Holiday Red

InstaBeauty No. 2: Holiday Red

Some Fun Facts:

  1. Sooooo, I’m ready for the holidays.
  2. And also, I bought myself a beautiful new red sweater. I had to use it as my prop for the ‘gram. 😉

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This was first time cutting my crease! I struggled and had to redo the makeup a couple of times until it turned out passable. Haha. To make it more interesting, I took L’oreal’s blue liner to line my crease.

Items Used: 

BASE: Bareminerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation in Golden Ivory 08
Bareminerals Perfecting Veil BareSkin pressed powder in the shade “Medium”
Smashbox High Definition Concealer in “Light”

BROWS: Estee Lauder The Brow Multitasker in “04 Dark Brunette”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in “Dark Brown”

BLUSH: 3ConceptEyes Bold Blush in “French Lilac”

CONTOUR: KatVonD Shade and Light Contour Palette in Light/Medium

EYES: Anastastia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
“Golden Ochre” and “Warm Taupe” and “Realgar” in the crease
“Realgar” on the lower lashline
“Primavera” on the eyelid
Smashbox High Definition Concealer in “Light” used to cut crease
L’oreal Infallible Paints Liquid Eyeliner in “Intrepid Teal” in the crease
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Waterproof in “Trooper”

FALSE LASHES: Ardell Demi Wispies

LIPS: Mac Cosmetics Viva Glam Rihanna Frost Lipstick in BB3

Cheers,
Alice

InstaBeauty No. 1: Orange Lips

InstaBeauty No. 1: Orange Lips

Hey guys!

Here are some pics that I uploaded on Instagram. I know the winter trend for lips is usually darker and more vampy, but I thought I would go against the grain for a warm, orange lip!

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Items Used:

Base Makeup: Bareminerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation in Golden Ivory 08
Pressed Powder: Bareminerals Perfecting Veil BareSkin Pressed Powder in the shade “Medium”
Contour: KatVonD Shade and Light Contour palette in Light/Medium
Highlight: Becca Shimmering Skin Pressed Perfector in “Moonstone”
Blush: Benefit Cosmetics Dallas face blush
Brows: Estee Lauder The Brow Multitasker in “04 Dark Brunette”
Anastastia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in “Dark Brown”
Lips: NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “LSCL05 Orange County”

What are some of your favorite lip colors you’ve been rocking out lately? 🙂

Cheers,
Alice

Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation Review

Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation Review

For the past couple of years, I’ve been a loyal cushion compact gal. I loved how low maintenance it was to reapply throughout the day and the natural dewy finish was perfect for me.

Lately though, I noticed my needs changed. I wanted more coverage to conceal my sun spots and blemishes. I was getting older and my dark circles became darker. I needed more support to pull off that vibrant, glowing-from-within skin. I also wasn’t a fan of the dewy finish anymore – I craved a matte.

I begrudgingly made a trip to my nearest Ulta Beauty store, bidding farewell to my cushion compacts.

Lo and behold, my new discovery – Bareminerals BarePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation. I got the shade in Golden Ivory 08, and I have been LOVING it.

The Bareminerals website claims this foundation will “redefin[e] what long wear means. The skin-loving, high-performance formula blurs pores and imperfections while improving your skin’s condition, all with a soft-focus natural matte finish. With up to 24-hour wear in a range of 30 true-to-you shades, it works and plays as hard as you do. Just one pump delivers lightweight, oil-free, photo-friendly full-coverage.”

I haven’t tested the 24-hour long wear claim because this girl doesn’t have time to allow foundation sit on her face for that long. I did try the foundation (without face primer) for eight hours though, and it definitely lived up to the long wear. My T-zone got a little oily, but with a little pressed powder, it was all good.

I also wanted to test out was the claim that the “formula blurs pores and imperfections…all with a soft-focus natural matte finish.” The watery consistency of the foundation made me hesitant. Was this really going to cover all the blemishes on my face?

After the first application, I did see some blemishes and sun spots peeking through. For daytime, one layer of foundation would suffice to cover my imperfections. For nighttime, however, I did apply another thin layer of foundation to my cheeks, my nose, and the area around my mouth. The coverage is better with a second layer. It’s definitely a buildable foundation. Kudos on that!

I also love how the two layers didn’t leave my skin looking cakey. Another big plus. Instead I was left with a natural yet finish, like I literally woke up with really healthy, glowy skin.

I also bought the Bareminerals Luxe Performance brush and bareSkin PERFECTING VEIL pressed powder as well.

The brush is dense and compact, perfect for a foundation brush. It’s not symmetrical; one side has tapered fibers growing on an angle while the other side has bristles of all equal length. According to the Bareminerals, they claim that “its dense, tapered fibers mimic the shape of your fingertips to provide smooth, flawless coverage, while the compact head size allows for fast and easy blending around hard-to-reach areas like the nose and eyes.” It definitely lives up to that claim and does a wonderful job blending the foundation out. I do find myself using the tapered side more to blend out my foundation.

The pressed powder is great as well, though I think the Ulta makeup artist recommended me a shade too dark. I noticed I have to be more conservative with the amount of finishing powder I use, because if I used too much, the powder would start emphasizing any wrinkles or creases on my face. It’s not my HG finishing powder.

For that reason, I think I’ll be reaching more often for Laura Mercier’s finely milled translucent powder.

 

And that concludes my review of Bareminerals’ foundation, brush, and pressed powder. Have you guys tried out Bareminerals new line before? If not, what foundations are you loving right now as we go into the chilly, wintery seasons of 2017?

Xoxo,
Alice