Recently I've picked up some new beauty products & I wanted to share with you my thoughts on them. I've included some more pricey products & some very affordable ones and I'm loving both equally!
Too Faced Born This Way:
This foundation claims to be undetectable on the skin providing medium to full coverage and I can promise you that those claims are true. The foundation dries to a very nice skin like finish not being too matte or too luminous. The shade range of this foundation is great if you have medium skin tones. If you have a lighter complexion you might have trouble using this foundation as the lightest shade isn't very light in my opinion. The upsides of this foundation are that it provides good coverage without being cakey and it feels fresh and clean on the skin. The downfalls on this foundation for me are that it doesn't blend in as easily as I would hope, I'm going to continue trying out different brushes and sponges with it and find a way that makes it blend in easier. The other downfall for me is that I find it makes me oily after about 3 hours and start to slide around on the face, this can be prevented with a good primer and setting powder but without those the staying power isn't that great.
Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer:
I've never really been into primers before because I didn't feel like they did anything, until I tried this one. This primer is great, it fills in ALL of my pores and makes my skin look flawless. It also keeps my foundation in place all day so this is perfect to pair with the Born This Way foundation. The other thing I love about this primer is that it doesn't have that slippery silicone feel to it & as an added bonus it has a nice floral scent to it.
e.l.f. Contour Palette:
For the price of this palette you can't go wrong. The quality is great, not too powdery and the product blends out well. I'm pretty sure the palette only comes in one color range which is a downfall. If you are light skinned or have darker skin this palette probably won't work for you, but I'm sure they will come out with more shades eventually.
e.l.f. Matte Eye Shadow Palette:
This is the best matte eye shadow palette I've seen in a while. The shade range is great including both warm and cool tones and there are shades that will look great on many different skin tones. This palette is great for everyday looks. The price of this palette is under 10 dollars so you really can't beat it.
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