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LOOK AIRBRUSHED: THE PERFECT FOUNDATION

I’m not personally a fan of foundation, especially on a daily basis. I think my powder gives me enough coverage (without looking caked on). That being said, there are some occasions where it’s fun to add a little more makeup on your face! I was in search for the perfect foundation. I wanted something that 1) was light 2) provided full coverage 3) matched my skin tone 4) made my skin look flawless/airbrushed. Here are a few that I went through: 

      

1. MAC Satin Finish 2. L'Oreal Paris True Match 3. Origins Stay Tuned 4. YSL Perfect Touch

When I worked at L'Oreal last summer in NYC, I got the opportunity to experiment with so many different brands and products that I had never tried before. That is when I came across my favorite foundation. Here it is: 

MY FOUNDATION OF CHOICE: GIORGIO ARMANI FACE FABRIC

                                              

This foundation feels like a mousse and blends unbelievably well with my skin. It feels SO light and easy to apply with your fingers. I know that’s probably against the makeup gurus rules, but I love using my fingers to apply makeup. It does what no brush can do for me (and is more affordable!). I love the matte finish, and the coverage is phenomenal. When I look at pictures of myself the nights I wear this foundation, I really do feel like I’ve been airbrushed. The downside of the product is that it is pricey, but because I only wear foundation on rare occasions, I still have the original bottle I got last summer in NYC! 

Do you wear foundation?

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BOBBI MAKES THE BAGS GO AWAY: BEST CONCEALER

A problem area for many girls is dark circles or bags under their eye. Personally, the area around my eye is darker than the rest of my face. I have been in search for a great concealers. What I look for in a concealer is 1. coverage 2. glow 3. texture. I have extremely dry skin, so when I am in search for a good concealer, I prefer those that are liquidy and feel moisturizing (for those who have oily skin may prefer a stick). I have tried EVERY concealer out there. Here are a few:

YSL Touche EclatLancome Maquicomplet CoverageMAC Liquid ConcealerMAC Concealer

1. YSL Touche Eclat 2. Lancôme Maquicomplet 3. Mac Select Cover-up 4. Mac Studio Finish

I would get disappointed because none would have all three things I was looking for. If it made the bottom of my eyes glow, it didn’t give full coverage or if it did give full coverage, it dried up my skin. I heard AMAZING things about YSL Touche Eclat and was ecstatic to try it. It wasn’t working for me, but I have heard others disagree with me. It has received great reviews (not to mention the packaging is perf).

Last summer when I was in NYC, a friend asked me to do her make up. Since our complexion was so different, I couldn’t use my make up on her so she brought hers. This is where I discovered my new favorite concealer. It gave her the most amazing glow (due to the loose powder attached on the bottom), coverage, and had the most creamy texture. I went to the mall THAT day to try it on myself, and I discovered they had different shades to match my complexion #truelove

MY CONCEALER OF CHOICE: BOBBI BROWN CREAMY CONCEALER KIT

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UPDATE: THE PACKAGING FOR THIS PRODUCT HAS CHANGED BUT IT WORKS THE SAME WAY. IF YOU GO TO A BOBBI BROWN COUNTER AND THE CONCEALER LOOKS AS THOUGH IT DOES NOT HAVE THE ATTACHED POWDER, DON’T BE TRICKED. THE NEWLY PACKAGED VERSION IS ACTUALLY MORE PRACTICAL FOR THE GIRL ON THE GO!


Which concealer works best for you?

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