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NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

I’m just a girl on the hunt for her perfect foundation, and for the past few months my go-to has been the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.  NARS is one of my favorite luxury brands, and their products both high quality and sleek. I […]

Wet n Wild Highlighters Review and Swatches

Wet n Wild Highlighters Review and Swatches

The Wet n Wild highlighters are probably the most sought-after drugstore highlighters. These highlighters, particularly the Precious Petals highlight, put Wet n Wild back on the map for me. A brand that formally represented the super-cheap makeup of my childhood suddenly became one of the the […]

Which Maybelline Concealer is Best?

Which Maybelline Concealer is Best?

Many drugstore brands manufacture concealers, but Maybelline seems to dominate the drugstore concealer playing field. The Fit Me and Age Rewind concealers are popular among internet beauty obsessives, and I have to say, I’m on the Maybelline concealer bandwagon. I’ve sampled three of their formulas: Fit Me, Age Rewind, and Better Skin, but which Maybelline concealer is best?

Maybelline Concealer Swatches
left to right: Age Rewind, Better Skin, Fit Me

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: This concealer is popular in the beauty community, which means it will probably show up in your Instagram feed or on Youtube if you consume enough makeup media. However, I have to say it isn’t my number one. It is creamy and medium coverage, but it will crease if you don’t set it. My eyes are sensitive, and sometimes if they are irritated from allergies or rubbing, this concealer will irritate them even more. I also don’t love the shade selection. I have the shade “Light,” but it isn’t as brightening as I like my concealer to be. I like that the Fit Me has shades for fair to deep skin tones, but only 7 options seems inadequate to cover the wide range of skin tones that exist in the world.

Maybelline Better Skin Concealer: This was just meh for me: not bad, but not great. I found it to be drying, especially if you didn’t blend it in quickly. It could occasionally get cake on me, and I didn’t notice any skin-improving effects (despite the product’s claims). It wasn’t bad, but I wouldn’t repurchase this concealer.

And the winner is . . . 

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer: As far as drugstore concealers go, this is the best I’ve tried to date. It is creamy, and I like the colors (though I admit the shade selection caters to light skin tones). The product dispenser is a no-fuss twist top, and I appreciate how easy it is to use this concealer. I find the Maybelline Age Rewind to be more comfortable than the other Maybelline concealers. The Maybelline Age Rewind concealer gets a lot of press, and with good reason. It is a medium coverage concealer with a great formula and an affordable price.

 

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bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer & bareSkin Concealer

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer & bareSkin Concealer

I was introduced to Bare Minerals a little over a year ago, when I started using the bareSkin Serum foundation. That foundation was my first foundation-love, and I’m thinking about returning to it sometime soon. Because I loved that foundation, I also tried out the bareMinerals Complexion […]

Liquid Lipsticks vs. Traditional Lipsticks

Liquid Lipsticks vs. Traditional Lipsticks

It seems like just yesterday there was only one type of lipstick on the market. Then suddenly, liquid lipsticks took the world by storm. Most every line has some type of liquid lipstick now, but I have yet to find one I really love. Sometimes, liquid […]

The Truth About Facial Spray

The Truth About Facial Spray

When did facial sprays start hitting the shelves? Cleansers, toners, eye creams, masks, and moisturizers have been around for as long as I can remember, but as far as I am concerned facial spray is brand new. Brand new and very enticing.

Here’s the truth about facial spray : it is 100% non-essential. And that is coming from me, who considers face cleanser and moisturizer to be essentials (something with which most of the male population would likely disagree). Don’t get me wrong, facial spray is quite the luxury. But if you are going to go out and buy it, keep in mind that it is a luxury.

The Definitive Facial Spray Ranking:

  1. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rose Water: The first facial spray I ever purchased was the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rose Water. I loved this facial spray, because it was refreshing and lightly moisturizing, perfect for a summer day spritz. I liked that it was appropriate to use at all times: before makeup, after makeup, after washing my face, whenever. And at $7, I didn’t feel like I was being totally ripped off. A few squirts give your face a lot of moisture, all while engulfing your senses in a light and refreshing scent.
  2. Caudalie Beauty Elixir: The best part about this facial spray is easily its unique, slightly minty scent, which leaves an equally minty tingle on the skin. It is a luxurious spray, somewhat reasonably priced in France, but quite expensive in my home country of the United States. I bought it while abroad, but I would never pay the American price tag for this product. The spray bottle diffuses the product, so it doesn’t feel like it hydrates your skin as directly as other facial sprays. I didn’t like using it with makeup as much as the Mario Badescu Facial Spray, though it was a nice addition to my skincare routine. Overall, it takes a backseat to the Mario Badescu Facial spray, particularly given the hefty price tag.
  3. Evian Mineral Water Spray: This is literally water in a fancy spray bottle. Granted, it is probably nicer than any DIY water-in-a-bottle facial sprays that I could whip up, but there is no hiding the fact that there is only one ingredient, and it’s H2O. Does it qualify as a beauty product? Not in my book. Could it be great for a trip to the Grand Canyon or Disneyworld in July? That’s probably the Evian facial spray’s best use.