Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation.

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I’ve been doing a lot of foundation samples lately. Sephora has been throwing them at me and I’ve just been out here catching them like, yep, ok thanks. Because I’m a foundation hoarder and hey, if I don’t have to buy before I try without going into a store? Yeah I’m there for that. The thing about foundation samples though, at least the deluxe ones often offered by Sephora and other places, is that usually they don’t go beyond tan. So a dusky girl like myself, is often SOL.

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Sephora Cool Neutral + Editorial Pro Palettes

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Y’all, I went and did a whole a$$ Sephora collection haul in the last few weeks. That’s what I seemed to be in the mood for. I got some lip stuff. Some face stuff. Some eye stuff. Just a whole lot of stuff. One of the first items that I purchased was two of the new Pro Palettes. I got the Neutral Cool palette and the Editorial. I almost got all three and picked up the Warm Palette as well, but a little voice of reason prevailed reminding me that I look trash in warm shades that aren’t foundation.

Now everyone is losing their minds over the warm palette. Just about every review I’ve seen features that palette or the Editorial, but surprisingly enough, not the cool. This is really a shame because once I got past the initial dissatisfaction of the seemingly boring colours, that palette is stellar.

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This Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation is A Hot Mess.

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In keeping with searching for foundations with Summer Staying Power, I’d meant to purchase the new Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion foundation as soon as it dropped. I was super stoked though, that about two weeks before it dropped I received it from Influenster. As many years as I’ve been an Influenster member this is my first time getting a good makeup box. But PR for this box was a nightmare for darker skinned ladies. Everyone got too light shades, and it had everything to do with the matching photos.

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New Foundations With Summer Staying Power Just Dropped & Now Your Life Is Better.

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Y’all…I got about five minutes so lets do this thing. I don’t think anyone hates summer more that I do. Most people look forward to summer, I look forward to the end of it. It’s just yuck, especially if you live in the hothouse south where the season should just be called humidity, not summer. I’m a chick that loves her makeup, and also stockpiles foundation for the apocalypse. Now imagine living in Humidityville and having combo-oily skin. It ain’t cute, nope.

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Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil Balm.

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I’ve been kind of skin care crushing lately. Not for any particular reason, since my skin has been phenomenal lately. The reason for that? I recently went freelance, that means that I’m no longer wearing makeup to work everyday. It also means sadly that I have less time dedicated to writing on the blog since now I’m writing other peoples stuff. Because I’m not wearing makeup daily though, it means that my skin has more time to recover when something goes wrong and the odd issue crops up. So I’m basically crushing on maintenance items like scrubs, masks, serums and such.

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When The Hype is Meh…

Skin care samples can save a life.

I mean it, skin care samples can literally be a way to save face sometimes. Particularly when you happen to get deluxe sizes that you can use for a week or more, so you can get  decent idea of how well a product will or won’t work for you. I’m lucky that my skin is very reactive and will let me know within a use or two if something is for me, others aren’t so fortunate.

Maybe you’ve been eyeing the newest hot skin care items on the market, but you’re reluctant to pull the trigger on purchasing because they’re hella expensive. For me this is a good route to take because I rarely return things, so I’d rather not get stuck with a hundred dollar jar of something that I can’t use. Usually Sephora point perks do not excite me, but when I got the Becca x Chrissy Teigen Palette there were a few from brands that I had wanted to try, so trigger pulled.

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