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?

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?