First impressions: L’Oréal Infaillable Longwear Shaping Stick foundation

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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.

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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.

Bronze and dark grey

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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)

Collective Sephora haul

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Tribe and triggered

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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)