Stocking up at Sephora

Its no secret that I love makeup and I have lots of it! But I do like to have a natural looking glow. I went to get my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer but my tan from this past summer did not fade  much. The change in my pigmentation required me to get some new colors. There were no colors to match the darker me in the Laura Mercier line.  The darker the color in that line the redder the undertones. Unfortunately for me my undertone is yellow, so I struggled to find something that I liked in a light finish in many products.  A sales associate who saw me struggling to search through the different lines offered to help me. The makeup artist tried to persuade me to get items that provided  a heavier coverage than I need.  I don't have any blemishes or scarring and I only have mild hyperpigmentation on my chin.  So, I do have a working knowledge of the types of coverage and mediums to use for my skin.  What I did not know and the makeup artist hipped me to is how many items are on the shelves now with my favorite skincare ingredient "peptides'.  After putting my skin type and coloring into the computer the items that matched popped up on the screen.   Aah technology is my friend, this process made shopping so much easier.  After trying on several items I finally settled on

1.  Cover/ FX- a Paraben, Fragrance, Mineral Oil, Talc and Gluten free foundation.  This vegan item has a light weight feel and creamy texture with no dull or ashy finish.  I am happy with this foundation and I'm so glad I listened to the makeup artist recommendation and got out my comfort zone.

2.  Urban Decay Naked Palette-  All I can say about this palette is "I love it!" After putting off purchasing this palette for so long because I already own  numerous palettes.  I cannot believe how much I use it. The colors fit my golden skin tone perfectly and the velvety texture glide right over your skin.  The colors can work with a variety of skin tones and are vibrant and long wearing. An added bonus is the shadows never creased with a primer or without.  My go to colors in this palette are Buck, Darkhorse, Halfbaked and Smog.

3.   Tarte Best in Faux lash extending fibers and Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 mascara-  So my two brother's are the recipients of the long lashes award in the family. My short sparse lashes were not in the running.  To make my peepers more noticeable I have been using the Best In Faux lash fibers along with the Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara.  You use the fibers first and then follow up with two coats of mascara.  The downside to the fibers is if you apply it too close to your lash line it can irritate your eyes.  These products have not made my lashes any longer, but they are more noticeable and look fuller. 

4.  Beauty blender/ Blendercleanser- Normally I use a brush to apply my foundation or tinted moisturizer but this little blender gets all those hard to reach areas easily. The foundation  goes on with even coverage and no brush strokes.  The hair and jaw lines can also blend seamlessly to achieve a flawless finish. The final plus of this tool is its tiny size, it fits perfectly in my small hand. The blendercleanser is not only hygienic but has save me time and money.  When I used my cosmetic brushes to apply my liquid makeup I was washing them every week.  The wear and tear from the constant washing caused me to replace them often.

*Disregard the Tightline mascara primer in the photo below. A review for this Ulta product is coming soon*

Well I'm done with blogging for the day and I'm ready to play in my makeup.  I guess you can go back to your childhood, up next... dress up!

Until next time Loves!

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