A while back when I instagramed a picture of my latest Ulta finds, a few of you asked me to review some of the products. And what my readers want, my readers get.
First up is the Urban Decay Naked foundation. I went with the intention of getting my regular Makeup For Ever HD foundation, but when I got there, they didn't carry it. Apparently, it's a Sephora only product. So I decided to try something new. I love Urban Decay products. I live by their finishing powder (seriously, read the reviews, it's all true) and of course, we all love their cult product, the Naked Palette. So I was excited about trying the Naked foundation.
I hate it. I've used it for over a week and I'm giving it away. I have oily skin to start with, and this stuff? After a half hour, my skin looks like an oil field. Not pretty. Powder fixes the problem for about five minutes and then it's back to the shine.
When I went back a few days ago, I tried the Stila Perfect & Correct foundation. Same exact story. Grease city. So I finally resorted back to my tried and true Makeup For Ever HD foundation. It covers so well and does not make my skin oily whatsoever. If we're keeping score, that's upwards of $100 spent on wasted makeup. I digress.
Oh, but the Urban Decay Optical Blurring brush? Hell to the yes. My favorite foundation brush to date.
Next is the bronzer. I've made it no secret that I am a slave to bronzer. Never leave the house without it. I have been a diehard fan of the Too Faced Sun Bunny bronzer, and I run out of it so often that I thought why not try something a little less pricey since I use it so much. I spotted the $20 cheaper Prestige Cosmetics Sunflower bronzer and decided to try it out.
Don't like it. It's not pigmented enough. And after a few hours, it doesn't look like I'm wearing anything at all. Which is why I will always believe that you get what you pay for. Things are more expensive for a reason. Back to my trusty ol' Sun Bunny.
And finally, mascara. I'm always, always on the hunt for a bigger, better mascara. I want those butterfly eyes, and when I spotted Too Faced Lash Injection, which promised "extreme thickening," I threw it in the basket. Needless to say? I hate it. It is so thick and so clumpy, even after I would wash it off at night, I would have black flakes on my face in the morning.
Believe me when I say that I have tried tons and tons of different mascaras, and I always end up back with Diorshow. I first tried it back in 2008 and it's been a staple ever since.
And thus concludes another fluffy post on makeup. Do you miss my political rants? Wink face.
ps. I hate my bangs. Like, despise. You would think after the fiftieth time of getting them cut, and after the fiftieth time of hating them, I would learn my lesson. Yes, you would think.
pps. Are there any beauty products out there you absolutely swear by that I need to know about?