Favorite Foundation – FIT Me by Maybelline NY

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HEY GUYS!

So for this post I just wanted to share with you my favorite foundation. I have always struggled with foundation because when I buy from drugstores or big department stores like Walmart I can’t find the perfect shade! It became very stressful for me so I decided to shop at places like Sephora, where I would have the opportunity to test the product before I purchased. The only issue with that is that IS EXPENSIVEEEE! *in one of my thousand accents* I went through a phase where I really liked the NARS brand, but it took me some time to realize that some products are simply NOT for me, and that I should move away from only purchasing a brand because I like it to actually purchasing products that are for me (skin tone, skin type, formula, etc).

(I’m not saying NARS is a bad product, it just isn’t for me. I do love their pencil lipsticks A LOT. I will do a review on my favorite lipstick soon!)

I had used Maybelline’s FIT Me foundation once before because I needed something ASAP and the closest Sephora to me is about 40 min away. I stopped by Walmart and I grabbed this because, well it was less than $6! I believe it runs for $5.94 at Walmart and I honestly couldn’t pass on it! I really liked it the first time I used it, but I got the wrong color. This second time around I grabbed the perfect color for my skin and lemme tell ya… I’VE BEEN BLESSED WITH THE PERFECT EVERYDAY FOUNDATION.

I am on the fair skin side with some olive tones (arms, legs, and basically the rest of my body), but I do have some red on my cheeks and on my nose. Because of this I was told that I needed to get something with a more pink undertone for my foundation.

I have found it to be really good on my skin because my skin is usually dry when I come out of the shower. I moisturize after the shower and allow it to set before applying any products on my face. My face tends to get really oily after a few hours of wearing makeup and it is sooooo annoying. I have to constantly tap some of the oil off and it’s really inconvenient. When I apply it I use either a brush or recently I’ve been applying with the EcoTools Blending Sponge and it is AH-MAZINGGGGG! I’ve found that my face doesn’t look as oily since it is a matte foundation.

I also started using the setting powder with the foundation. I used to not use this but I went ahead and tried it since I was told it could help with the oiliness..(is that a word?? it is now! HA!).

Here is a picture of me with the product on!

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“Nude Beige, 125.”

I applied the foundation with a foundation brush this day, but I do prefer using the sponge when applying liquid foundation!

This is a product that I will definitely be repurchasing. It is hard for me to let go of my favorite brands, but ladies & gents, sometimes just because it costs more does not mean it’s better. Everyone has different types of skin and it’s important for you to find something that goes well with your skin type. I had to learn the hard way by purchasing expensive foundations, but I have found that this foundation is for me!

Thanks for reading!

 

xoxo,

lesli

ECOTOOLS – Perfecting Blender Duo

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Hey guys!

Hope you are all doing great!

Today I wanted to talk to you guys about these new EcoTools blending tools. Now, I’m not a makeup artist. I’m not an expert in these but I saw these that many makeup artist that I follow are going crazy about these blending sponges. Some are saying that it’s better than…well, ya know! Because everyone is talking about these, I went ahead and bought some so that I could give them a try.

I have never used the Beauty Blender (cuz das really expensive!!), but I have used the Real Techniques sponge and I loved that one! I didn’t have any issues with the Real Techniques sponge, I actually really like it, but I figured, why not try something new right?

The first thing that I noticed about the EcoTools sponge is the fact that there are TWO sponges! I instantly became excited to see that you can get two in a package. I bought mine at Walmart and the price was $9.98. DAS NOT BAD! Now the RT does have two full size sponges for the same price, but there are a few differences between the two.

Here are some of the details on the EcoTools blending sponges:

It has two flat sides, a flat edge, and a round bottom.

The smaller sponge is perfect for concealing and baking underneath the eyes (more precise coverage). While the larger sponge is idea for the rest of the face.

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dry sponges 

Both of the sponges increase in size when they are wet (similarly to the other sponges). The packages does say that you can use these both wet and dry.

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wet sponges 

My thoughts:

“Wow…these are super soft!”

“Aww a baby sponge! How cute”

“I like the color.”

“Baby sponge is definitely a lot firmer than the mama sponge.”

I really like the sponges. I tend to have very dry skin when I come out of the shower so I really like items that help apply my makeup on smoothly and that cover the cracking that can happen if you have really drive skin and I found that the sponges do a good job of covering my face very well. I thought it applied my foundation beautifully and smoothly. I would definitely recommend you give it a try!

Leave your thoughts on the sponges below if you’ve tried them! I’d love to hear your experience with them or any tips on how you use them! 🙂

 

xoxo,

lesli

Life Update!!

Hey guys!

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted. I got really busy with my senior year of college and was not able to be as involved with my blog as I wanted to. Here’s a quick update on what I’ve done and what my plans are. Hopefully now I will have more time to share some of the products that I really enjoy as I originally intended to do.

In the last year I became a mom to two precious babies. The black labs name is Lucy and the German Shepard’s name is Leonidas. They are both the sweetest pups anyone could ask for! They are about five months apart and Leo just turned one last month. They are very loving and are so inseparable. Lucy is extremely hyper and people tend to be intimidated by her because of her energy, but she is very sweet and wouldn’t hurt a fly.

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Last week I graduated college. I attended a private Christian university and in Arkansas and it was quite the journey! During my senior year I worked at Tyson as a marketing intern and I got to learn a lot about the industry.  I graduated with a major in Marketing and a minor in Spanish. I am currently waiting to hear back on a job offer and hopefully I will be starting my career soon!

Here’s a picture of me on my graduation date!

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I have recently picked up new habits and hobbies. I am trying to live a balanced life-style of both eating healthy, yet [[treating ma self]], cause ya know. It’s hard for some to go full on and be healthy! I have gone to a few yoga sessions recently and would like to make this a new hobby (as time permits).

For this blog I had originally intended sharing products that I love using. I will still continue to talk about those things but I also want to do some outfit inspiration posts as well as some motivational posts or stories that I hear from other people. I also have visited a few places (Chicago, New York, Branson) in the last few months and would like to share how I went about planning for those trips as well as including how I made these trips affordable.

Thanks for reading!

See you guys soon!