Sunday, April 22, 2012

April Favourites and Empties!

…’s it really almost May?! I can't believe it. Anyway....

Instead of making two separate posts that are closely related, here's one giant post!!

Here's everything I've been loving this month! Listed clockwise, from top right:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Concealer Conundrum

To put concealer on before or after foundation, that is the question.

Unfortunately, nobody seems to have a clear answer. What are beauty newbies to do? Industry professional, Bobbi Brown, writes in her book “The Makeup Manual” to put concealer on before foundation, citing that this way you will end up using less foundation in the long run.

Others say to put concealer on after foundation, because if you have a good enough foundation, then you’ll use less concealer since the foundation will have already covered up some of the things you needed to conceal.

Both sides say you’ll lose less of one product in favour of using the other. Which camp do you fall into?

I’m a bit of both. I use under-eye concealer (MAC Select Cover-up in NW15 or Hard Candy Glamouflage in Light) before my foundation, and a blemish concealer (MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 in NW15 or  Hard Candy “Nobody’s Perfect palette in Light) after foundation. My dark circles have been horrible lately, and so before foundation seems like the best time for me to try and conceal that area. I’ve also noticed that with my dry skin, if I try to cake on concealer under my eyes after foundation is there, it just goes right into my fine lines and becomes very obvious that it’s there. And nothing screams “too much makeup” like concealer under your eyes going “hey. hey. psst. guess what? you’re trying to hide something. everyone knows it.”


Except maybe the hard line of foundation ending at your jaw.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

5 Beauty Products I Regret Buying

From the YouTube tag, "5 Products I Regret Buying" I present to you, my version, from the beauty world!  

Click "Read More" to see the video! 

Apologies in advance for the timestamp in the corner, my incessant rambling and ranting, and my inability to edit well. This IS my first video I've ever publicly posted, so there's really nowhere to go but up, right?

Monday, April 16, 2012

L’Oréal Color Riche Balm Review

Here it is! My first review! It’s actually the fourth I’ve done, but the first one I am posting. I’m so excited! Let’s get to it:

L’Oréal Color Riche Balm in 418 Caring Coral
CVS $7.99 (had $5 in ExtraBucks so I only paid $2.99 + tax)

These came out in what, December? Probably earlier than that, and I am on the Late Train. I hardly ever buy new lip things, aside from Burt's Bees, so no wonder this took me so long.

From L’Oréal’s website:
“Instantly smooths and nurtures lips, providing 8 hours of continuous hydration. Lips feel softer and more supple all day long. Even when removed, it leaves lips feeling conditioned for an additional 2.5 hours.”