Walmart Mini Haul

I went to Walmart today and picked up a few things. I wanted to try the True Match Lumi Health Luminous Makeup. It is suppose to be a dupe for the Armani Luminous Silk. I haven’t tried either but after trying the very matte Wet n Wild Photo Ready foundation I thought it would be nice to have a dewy finish foundation. I got it in W3 which ended up being too dark for my winter color. I will have to take it back. I still wanted to share it with you and show the color and finish.

The website describes it as…

“Medium coverage. Skin-improving. Luminous finish.

Finally, makeup that creates skin so healthy – it’s luminous! True Match™ Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup combines 3 powerful ingredients that work to improve your complexion the more you wear them. 40% pure water for all-day hydration. Antioxidants and Vitamins C and E for improved clarity and skin tone. And Liquid Light Technology for an instant, luminous glow. Isn’t it time you met your match?

See the Results:
Instantly: skins illuminated.
In 1 Month: skin is clearer, healthier, more luminous

Finish: Luminous
SPF: 20
Coverage: Lightweight, buildable coverage that lasts up to 8 hours
Skin Type: For all skin types. Safe for sensitive skin.

Available in 15 true-to-skin shades in warms, neutrals, and cools.”

I liked the finish on me but like I said the color was off. It applied easily and left a luminous finish. I will have a picture below with me wearing it with no powder. It was a first impression so I can’t attest to the longevity of the foundation.

Next I bought L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Silky Eyeliner in Plum/Prune. It is creamy and the color was very pigmented. When I used it in the picture below it did seem to skip on my eyes. I will need to play with it some more as it could have been user error. It does smudge for a smoky look then not budge once set.

The website describes it as smudge proof with sixteen hour wear. It comes in six shades. I was not wow’d by this and won’t buy another one.

Next I bought two Real Technique sponges. I have a Beauty Blender that I am not actually fond of but I LOVED using the real technique sponge. I felt it really helped the makeup glide on seemlessly and effortlessly. I will totally repurchase this. I plan on doing a comparison post so look forward to that. 🙂

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Lastly, I needed to purchase my favorite cleanser I was out of. Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser. I swear by this for removing makeup. I use this to remove it then a different cleanser to double clean the face. It is just how I do it. I plan on doing a skin care routine post in the future as well. It is non greasy and non irritating.

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Here is a picture of the eyeliner and the foundation with a little concealer, eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush on. I did not powder the foundation as I wanted you to see the finish.

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As you can see the eyeliner is very vibrant and a beautiful purple color while the foundation is a nice finish (I think anyway) it doesn’t match my neck. I will be getting it in a lighter shade and maybe a more neutral undertone. That is the problem with buying at the drugstore you have to guess what shade you are. Thankfully here in the US with your receipt you can return or exchange it.

Have you tried any of these products do you like them? Do you have any thoughts on the foundation or what I should try next?

Wet N Wild Haul

I recently put in an order in at the wet n wild cosmetics website. There is free shipping for purchasing 35.00 in the US. I purchased a couple of makeup items and mostly their brushes which are very inexpensive but of good quality. I purchased these items myself and the opinions in this review and haul are of my own.

I’ll start with the new foundation Photo Focus Foundation. The website describes it as… “Your skin, only better. Our new high-performing, skin-perfecting foundation underwent major road testing under seven different photo lighting conditions to deliver flawless camera-ready makeup every time. Specially made with a matte, light-diffusing complex to give your skin #nofilter perfection.

  • High-performing, breakthrough formula
  • Featuring light-adjusting complex to help prevent white cast in photos
  • Tested under 7 light conditions with and without the use of flash”

– See more at: Here It retails for 5.99

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I purchased Soft Ivory which the bottle said is a light warm shade and Soft Beige which the bottle says is a light-medium warm shade. then there is the colors on my skin and then blended out. Soft Ivory looks like a good match blended out but in the photo I share soon you can tell it sort of washes me out a bit. I ended up mixing the two which I feel is a better color match for me. It is a very matte finish and I didn’t need to powder with it. You can get up to a medium coverage without it looking cakey.

I also got the new highlighter. It’s called the MegaCusion Highlight. THe website states… “Once you try cushion, you will never go back! This soft and bouncy cushion compact is a dream to use. Build your own coverage with the no mess, no-fuss application. The Mega Cushion Highlight, lets you light up your best features exactly how you want, with the added bonus of a fresh and dewy finish.” – See more at: here It retails for 5.99

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It’s a soft sheen that gives a natural look without being glittery at all. I do think if you powder over it with regular powder you lose the sheen quickly.

The rest of the order was brushes. I am obsessed with brushes and I have all different brands. I have a couple wet n wild brand and they are good quality and have a good grip.

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The first picture is of the ten dollar set and the website describes them as… “Wet n Wild’s cruelty-free brush set is perfect for applying your favorite cosmetics with style. Set includes six of our high-quality brushes for the eyes, cheeks, and complexion. SET INCLUDES: (1) Angled Liner Brush, (1) Crease Brush, (1) Small Eyeshadow Brush, (1) Large Concealer Brush, (1) Foundation Brush (1) Blush Brush” – See more at: here

I also purchased five crease brushes, two smoky liner brushes, and two angled liner brushes. They retail for 99 cents a piece. The angled liner and smoky liner are perfect. The crease brush is good but a little on the loose side.

Wet n Wild also had a special running where you got a mystery gift worth fifteen dollars. It was a holiday kit.

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Here is a break down of the products individually.

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So on to what the products look like on the face. The first picture is makeup less. Then with the Soft Ivory and the au natural palette on the eyes and one of the lipsticks then my makeup today where I mixed the two shades together. Which shade do you think looks better?

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Here is an up close of how my pores look with the foundation. I have large pores and it looks flawless I feel. What do you think?

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Have you used any wet n wild products recently if so please share a comment or link in my comments. I’d love to check them out. Have a Blessed Day.

 

Milk Cosmetics/Sephora Goodies

I put in a small order into Sephora. I bought these items with my own money and this review is my own thoughts. First off is the item I purchased to get to free shipping. Don’t you hate it when your only three dollars away and you don’t have anything else you super want or at least nothing that is in stock or fits your budget 🙂

I picked up a Sephora Collection Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream. It comes in three shades: Wonderful Magenta, Wonderful Purple, Wonderful Red. I went with the Wonderful Magenta. Here are the pictures.

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I love the color BUT I am forty years old and I am just not sure I can pull it off. I am all down for make up is art and do what you want but I don’t think I would feel comfortable wearing this bright of a color. The formula appeared nice and not too drying. I didn’t put it on my lips though. Even thought it was only five dollars on sale I think I will return it.

Next I purchased Milk cosmetics. I purchased the Milk Makeup Vibes Vibes Vibes kit. It consists of: A free sample of their skin tint foundation…
– 0.11 oz/ 3.11 g Lip + Cheek
– 0.21 oz/ 5.95 g Cooling Water
– 0.23 oz/ 6.5 g Matte Bronzer
– 0.22 oz/ 6.23 g Mini Blur Stick

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The Bronzer is a little on the orange side and the cheek lip tint is a pretty flush color. The blurring stick doesn’t leave a color though it has a tint and the cooling stick is refreshing.

The kit retails for 48.00 dollars. This makes each item twelve dollars plus the bag. I am not sure it is worth it unless you want to try out all the products like I did.

I also got some free samples. Sephora is really great at letting you pick what samples you wanted and I kept with the Milk theme plus two more.

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I did go ahead and swatch all the colors of the foundation.

I felt the samples blended out beautifully. As soon in this picture below. This is the three lightest shades blended together and leaving a dewy hydrated look.

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Here is a before and after of having the foundation on. The samples are small so I mixed the three lightest shades to get enough product.

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As you can see it cancelled out most of the redness but didn’t the pimple I have. It worked well on my dark spots though and gave me an even dewy look to the skin. It retails for 42.00 and you get .7 oz.

That is all for my Sephora Goody… Milk Cosmetics haul. I will play around some more with the Milk products and hopefully tell you how they work and if I feel they are worth getting for the full sizes. Have you tried Milk Makeup and if so did you enjoy it?

Feather River Body Review

I recently purchased from Etsy a setting powder for makeup and two eye shadows from Feather River Body. The shipping was super fast and there is a discount code in the company description for first time buyers.

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The setting powder is suppose to be high definition. The store describes it as …

“Our invisible setting powder sets your foundation beautifully without adding any color. Packed full of skin loving ingredients like silk, pearls and allatoin to help soothe and restore your skin. Silica helps to blur your pores so you have the airbrushes / photo shopped look in person!

Our setting powders come in a 30 gram sifter jar filled to the brim with product.

Silica, Silk Powder, Pearl Powder and Allatoin.”

I agree it is super soft and melts away to nothing on the skin but sets your makeup. I do not find a white cast with this powder at all.

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The powder is on the left and blended on the right.

It cost 12.00 and was in fact filled to the brim with an easy to use sifter.

The two eyeshadows I chose were Taffy and Queen of Hearts and are listed as pressed pigments. I agree they are very pigmented yet smooth.

The site states…

“These eye shadows work BEST when used over a primer and when applied with either your finger or a wet brush. This is not to say they don’t work great with a dry brush because they do, they just will be more vibrant if you apply them with a wet brush or your finger.

This eye shadow is sold pressed in a 26mm pan which holds approximately 1.8 grams of product. These are sold individually so they can easily be placed into a z palette for easy palette customization.”

It also warns that they are made of oil so may be a problem for oily lids. I thought that was great and honest reporting.

These are sold for 6.00 a piece.

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Queen of Hearts is on the top and listed as a red with a hint of burgundy. Taffy is on the bottom and is described as peach. I found it to be more of a cotton candy color. I let the owner know and she said she would correct the website. I have looked for it just now and it is not listed so she might be doing just that. She also asked if I wanted to return the product for a refund. I told her the shadow is still creamy and beautiful and I would rather keep it.

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Here is the colors on the eyes with MAC’s soft brown in the crease. The right side is with Urban Decay Primer potion and the left is with NYX white primer. They worked better over the Urban Decay in my opinion but it could have been the primer not the shadows.

All in all what do you think? When I am in the market for some new shades of eyeshadow or setting powder I will use this indie brand again.