Lancome Idôle Ultra Wear Foundation Stick

I’m the type of person who feels most confident while wearing foundation. A good foundation can even skin tone, hide any imperfections and most importantly, get glowing skin. There are so many foundations out there that work so well and lately I have been loving the Lancome Idôle Ultra Wear Foundation Stick because of its convenience. The foundation is creamy and easy to blend leaving a nice matte finish. If I want more of a glow, I will dab a bit of bronzer and highlighter on my cheeks since they blend nicely. The best part is that it comes with a built-in kabuki brush making it easy to apply on the go or in a hurry. The Lancome Idôle Ultra Wear Foundation Stick has been my go-to lately because it lasts all day and works well with my oily skin looking like I just applied my makeup. I often go back and forth between drugstore and higher end foundations and I always come back to Lancome because the quality is always amazing.

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Lancome Idôle Ultra Wear Foundation Stick // block sandal heels // dress (old Ann Taylor) // headband (old Target)

Thank you to Influenster and Lancome for contributing to todays post. Products were received complimentary, all opinions are my own.

Spring Beauty with Charlotte Tilbury

There is just something about those first few warm summer days when I get a pep in my step and want to spend every minute outdoors. In the mornings, I have been getting dressed in cute outfits that have been neglected in my closet for too long and putting on some makeup even if I don’t leave the house. I’m most excited about using my Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. It’s a new to me product and I’ve had some time to play around with it. Great for those barely there makeup days… which is honestly, most days! Applying it doesn’t take much time and is an easy way to get glowing skin that makes me look awake like a highlighter but a more natural glow. The Hollywood Flawless Filter is designed to use under your foundation to blur imperfections and get glowing skin. While looking at reviews, it seems like everyone is in love with this flawless filter and is ideal for barely there makeup days.

Most days I apply it sparingly on my face with a damp beauty blender. With just a little bit on my T Zone and cheeks, I’ll blend it out until it leaves a light layer of product on my face leaving a luminous look with good coverage without a full face of makeup.

Since I want to get ready in under 5 minutes, I love using the Flawless Filter because it gives me good coverage without a lot of product on my face and the eyeshadow pencil is a game changer to add some color to the eyes without any eyeshadow blending. The Charlotte Tilbury Kim K W lipstick has a cult following for a good reason because it’s that good! A bit pricey but I’ve noticed I always grab this lipstick over the dozens of drugstore options I have because it is such a natural great lip color and lasts a long time. I wore it for my passport photo recently and it photographed so nicely without looking like I had a bold lip color on. It’s such a timeless lipstick!

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Hollywood Flawless Filter // eyeshadow pencil // lipstick // Magic Cream

love all night long

 

You know when you tell yourself that you are not going to buy anything for a week…and then you see something that you neeeed. Many of you know that I work retail part time and on my breaks I like to walk around the shopping center to get my steps in for the day. It is also a nice break to get away from the store for a bit. I will walk around a few stores and just browse, and I am usually really good at only browsing and not shopping! Recently, I was browsing and it turned into shopping because at the makeup store they had a big sale and I noticed that the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray was on sale. And I mean on *major* sale… I asked the girl working at the counter if Urban Decay was going out of business because the Setting Spray was only $15, a lot cheaper than it usually is! I got the scoop— Urban Decay is doing a rebranding of the product, same product just different packaging and they want to get all of the old style bottles off of the shelves. So run, don’t walk and pick one up! Right now online shopping only shows the newer styled bottles, so definitely visit Sephora or Ulta to get the marked down bottles.

I wear a lot of makeup and it is something I like to invest in because it is fun for me. I have heard numerous reviews of it and stole my college roommates on more than one occasion, but couldn’t spend the money on a setting spray. I mean, I take my makeup off in 12 hours so why does it matter? Or I can just reapply some powder if my makeup runs. I know it works, but I needed an incentive to go out and buy it. And at this price, it was an easy purchase.

The first day I used it, I was a bit skeptical if my makeup would look this good after a long day at work. I purposely wore it on a day I was working a busy Saturday at J. Crew because those days are crazy causing me to run around, get sweaty and work long hours. I am happy to report that after a long and tiring work day, my makeup was still intact!

 

If you have used it, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!