It’s been a while since the last time I did a first impressions post on a foundation, so I wanted to try out this stick foundation from L’Oréal.
I’m not familiar with stick foundations, but I’ve always thought that they would be easy and quick to use. I don’t think that’s the case with this one. I applied it directly on to my face and blended it out with a sponge, which is how I usually blend out my foundation. It was so difficult though, and it took a really long time. The stick doesn’t contain that much product, and I found that the coverage is very light, so you have to use quite a bit of product to cover your entire face. As you can see it has quite a dewy finish (I’m wearing a regular none-glowy primer underneath), which is okay though I personally prefer a more matte foundation. Concealers blend in fine with the foundation, but not great. I wore the foundation for about 9,5 hours and it looked okay at the end of the day; it had separated around the nose area and my face looked slightly more shiny than right after application (the photo above was taking shorty after applying the foundation). A positive thing to say about this product is that it removed very easily, but overall I’m not a fan of this foundation. I might give it a second change, but based on my first impressions, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Bronze and dark grey is quite an unusual colour combo, but I kind of like it.
(Base: primers – Wet n Wild CoverAll primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation (shade: Soft Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Wet n Wild Photofocus pressed powder (shade: Warm Light). Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cold, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighters – the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer + MAC powder blush in Always One Jump Ahead (highlighter). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Juvia’s Place The Magic Mini palette (shade: Kesi) + Juvia’s Place The Saharan palette (shades: Katsina + Senegal) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence Invisible Kiss transparent lipliner in 01 Multitalent Wonder + MAC Gwendolyn lipstick)
Here’s what I wore Tuesday September 17. I built my outfit around the H&M x Richard Allan roll neck top, and I love how this outfit turned out. How awesome are those fringe boots!
(Blazer + boots – second hand, trousers + roll neck top + belt – H&M)
I actually don’t order things from Sephora very often, but I’ve been craving the Huda Beauty Amethyst Obsessions palette for months and months, so when I found it on sale I had to have plus a few more things.
I’ve been wanting to try the Huda Beauty Obsessions palettes for a while, especially the Amethyst one, and when I found several of them on sale, I also decided to get Ruby Obsessions and Emerald Obsessions. I’ve only worn Emerald Obsessions so far, and I really liked the looks I created with it.
Another product I’ve been wanting to try for so long is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders. I decided to get a palette (Etherial Edit) with an Ambient Lighting powder, blush, and strobe lighting powder.
I also (finally) bought some new eyelash curlers from Sephora Collection, and then I decided to try these Marc Jacobs Glitter Glam Crayons in (Gem)Stoned and Glam Jam. I’ve heard many good things about Marc Jacobs eyeliners, and so far I’m impressed.
Here’s what I wore Saturday September 14. I went for lunch and a bit of shopping with a friend, so I wanted to be really comfortable.
(Jeans + sweatshirt – H&M, belt – Asos, bag – Topshop, sneakers – Nike)
Here’s the make-up I wore Friday September 13. I used the Tribe palette by Juvia’s Place for the first time, and I really like how my eye look turned out. It’s also nice to get back into dark lip colours.
(Base: primers – MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage Makeup face primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation (shade: Soft Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser concealer (shade: 00 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Wet n Wild Photofocus pressed powder (shade: Warm Light). Face make-up: bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighter – Milani Strobe Light Instant Glow Powder (shade: Afterglow). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence Must Haves single eyeshadow in 09 Chilli Vanilli + Juvia’s Place The Tribe palette (shades: Ashanti + Chaga + Koro) + Jeffree Star Alien palette (shade: Pluto), mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Triggered)
Here’s what I wore Tuesday September 10. These jeans are a flared dream, and they look great paired with my favourite button-up shirt.
(Jeans – H&M, shirt + belt – second hand, headband + boots – Topshop)