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?

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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.