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No Foundation Serum

Im on the market for a no foundation base. I have tried BB creams but even the ones that are targeted for oily skin did not help my skin. The formulas just did not set right. I then tried tinted sunscreens, because as a woman in her mid-30s, I need to protect what I have left! Alas, those options did not work out well for me either. They still felt off on my skin.

I was sure that I would have to put up with the least offensive one and just carry blotting papers on my person at all times and be ready to wash my face clean as soon as possible at the end of the day.

Then I heard about Dr. perricone's un-makeup makeup line. I scoffed at it initially. Oh please, no foundation foundation? Pffft!

I ended up at the mall a few days later, attending a birthday party at Build a Bear. side note, omg, what a racket that place is! While my child did enjoy a keepsake bear, I had to buy another outfit and my other child who did not attend the part also needed to have a keepsake with an outfit. Now my kids are asking end for More bears and outfits! Don't they know that are cutting into mama's makeup fund, lol?! anyways, back my to story, I grab a few things at Sephora and decide to request a sample of the No Foundation Serum. I was secretly hoping they wouldn't be able to give me a sample but the super helpful sales associate gave me a generous sample.

I had a last minute errand to run today and decided to try the serum. Today was HOT! low 90s but I run hot anyways so I was already melting! I put a little bit on my cheek and as I patted it on, I loved how it initially felt going on. So soft and my skin just loved it. It melted into my skin and transformed the appearance into a softer focus one. And it felt like I wasn't wearing anything! I put some on myy other cheek and the rest of my face. oh my goodness, it felt like the most luxurious serum, just pampering my skin! It was absolutely divine!!

Now I ran to Target with two kids in to, hot sun, hot car, kids pulling on me and begging me to get them this and get them that and feeling myself just being hot and annoyed in general. I finally arrived back home 2 hours later, feeling hot and sticky and when I glanced at my face I the rear view mirror, I still looked fabulous! What?!? It's true, really true! This ish really worked! I wasn't even dying to wash my face yet!

Now I still have to put it through my work test but I am very hopeful that I have a winner here!

 

Becca The One Perfecting Brush

Becca The One Perfecting Brush

  I love make up.  Ever since I had kids, I have not had the time to play with it like I used to BEFORE kids.  What I like to do to relax is browse the Sephora website and imaging what I would do with all that product! I was looking through the website recently… Continue Reading

Ben Nye Essential Eye Shadow Palette

Picture courtesy of camerareadycosmetics.com I love makeup.  I love playing with all the colors and pretending I know what I’m doing, lol! I have taken some makeup classes in the past and I actually put a kit together but never did anything with it. I am toying with the idea of getting back to makeup… Continue Reading

Time to Face It

Time to Face It

It’s time I faced it, I am getting older!  While I appreciate the wisdom I have gained, I dislike seeing how my skin has aged! When I was a teen, I had horribly oily skin.  I tried everything I could to “dry” it out and mop up the oil.  I used blotters, powder and anything… Continue Reading

Tightline Your Eyes

  Back in the early 2000, I went with my friend, who was about to get married, to the Laura Mercier makeup counter.  My friend was planning on doing her own wedding makeup and I tagged along because I LOVE makeup!  I also had my makeup done and the one thing that really impressed me… Continue Reading

L’Oreal EverSleek

So in a previous post, I mentioned trying L’Oreal’s sulfate free line, specifically the Hydrate.  This time, I tried the Smooth line.  Holy smokes, this is almost as good as Redken! I only purchased the shampoo and conditioner.  My hair is highlighted but I am not really that cautious about maintaining the color.  I wanted… Continue Reading

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

I am a lip balm fanatic.  I have very full lips that have a tendency to dry out.   I also tend to lick my lips frequently, which I know does NOT help the situation! I can not have naked lips.  I NEED something on them, preferably with a little bit of color.  While I… Continue Reading

Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil

I have straight brownish black hair. The ends are processed but 95% of the hair on my head is unprocessed. My hair is pretty thick. I can use one ponytail elastic to hold it up but if I will be exercising, I need to use two elastic and to use the kind that is no… Continue Reading

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