Hey Guys, Girls, Everyone!
It’s been a while and I decided what better way to return than to start where I began, with makeup! I decided that with this year fast approaching its close, I would feature some of the makeup I’ve recently discovered and been loving this year.
I was a big fan of Tarte’s Amazonian Clay powder foundation. I loved the way it looked on my skin and I never felt like I was wearing any foundation. However, when I ran out of that and in need for a new foundation, I decided instead of purchasing another container I would change things up and go liquid. So, like any girl in need of some makeup assistance, I went to my local Sephora store. There, I tried several different samples of every kind of liquid foundation they had. I knew I wanted a foundation that wouldn’t cling to my dry spots (it’s winter now and my skin is not happy about it), would include SPF and would provide light to medium coverage.
Funny enough, after my store-wide search, I found myself back at the Tarte section and staring at a bottle of the Rainforest of the Sea foundation. Upon trying it on, I was in love. It is a water base foundation which is a definite a plus for me since it didn’t feel heavy or suffocating on my skin and it was a perfect match to my skin tone. Being on the paler side, I sometimes find it hard to get a foundation that doesn’t add to the paleness of my skin and wash me out entirely so purchasing a light shade that still allowed me to maintain my natural skin color was yet another bonus. Although, I haven’t been using this foundation for long, I do know that every time I wear it it makes my skin look like just the right amount of dewy and not in the just got done at the gym way or in the i”s it hot in here?” way but in the hey girl hey way … you know? Anyways … I also feel like it gives great coverage and lasts the whole day. All in all I give it 8/10 stars
I guess I should have mentioned this first since it is a primer but hey, we’re here now. With this face primer all I can say is why didn’t I jump on the band wagon earlier. I would literally hear every beauty guru on YouTube rave about this stuff and read it in every fashion magazine. But me being me, I ignored it. Finally, while at Sephora during my thousand foundation hunt, I was persuaded to buy it. As I mentioned before, having dry skin during the winter is never a fun or pretty thing so getting a hold of this is a life saver. Not only does this stuff smell amazing! (if you like coconuts, which I do.) It also really feels hydrating and soothing on the skin. When I wear this stuff in combination with my Tarte foundation, my skin in honest the best I’ve ever seen it. There is active ingredients like coconut water and probiotics that provide much needed moisture to the skin leaving it feeling primed, refreshed, and rejuvenated to apply you makeup. 10/10 stars!
This baby has been my “go to” for a pretty good portion of the year. As you may know, I did a post a while back talking about all the highlighters I’ve used/own so I am no stranger to the game. However, I will admit, that this should have been one in my collection. The stick applicator makes it ridiculously easy to apply to just about anywhere on your face, while the creamy consistency allows you to glide it over your skin like butter. It adds just the right amount of glow and is perfect for a not so “in your face” highlighter option. 10/10 stars!
Benefit Cheekathon Blush and Bronzer Palette ($59)
I really hope you all enjoyed this review of my 2016 makeup essentials. Please let me know if you have tried any of the products I mentioned above or if you decide to go out and purchases them for yourself. But as always, don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe for more of me 🙂