Lets face it!

Lets face it, buying makeup can be tricky. Hopefully this post on some of the different face make up that I`ve tried can help you determine which products to add to your makeup bag.

My Favorites:

bareMinerals matte foundation

I have this in “fairly light”. I love how many shades and variations they have. The “fair” was too pale for my complexion and the “light” was too yellow so I was really happy to find something in the middle that matches my skin well. It has built in sun protection with broad spectrum SPF 15 and is priced at $28.50 at Sephora.  I apply it with the bareMinerals full flawless face brush.Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 3.52.22 PM


Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional face primer

This stuff makes your face feel SO silky smooth! I only wish that you got more for the price. The mini tube is $12 and the larger tube is $31 but its still pretty small in my opinion, and I went through it quickly. I tired some of their other face makeup in the Benefit Foundation Kit kit but this was the only thing I would buy again. FWIW I do like their mascara but I’ll leave eye makeup for another post.

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bareMinerals prime time foundation primer – brightening 

This also makes  your face feel smooth, but not as much so as the Benefit POREfessional. It does last awhile though and applies more evenly. I have the “brightening” but I like that it also comes in other specialities like oil control, and neutralizer, and of course the original. This is $24.00 at Sephora.


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My not-so favorites:  

Kat Von D shade + light contour palette

Ok, maybe this was user error but I got this on a day that I was apparently feeling overambitious and didn’t think the instagram videos on contouring seemed too hard. I was shamefully wrong 😦 I use it occasionally but it doesn`t look anything like the pretty highlights and shadows that I see the on makeup tutorials. Definitely not worth the $46 I spent. The real kicker was when I brought this over for my cousin to do my makeup one day for a wedding and her husband asked “What is that? a chocolate bar?!”

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

I tried this as part of a kit. It was ok… just ok. And that’s pretty much how I have felt about the other Laur Mercier products I`ve tried.  I switched to the Sephora collection foundation which is less than half the price and works just fine.

BECCA resurfacing primer

Luckily I didn’t spend money on this. Its $40 for a full size primer but I just got the free mini sample as a perk with my insider beauty reward points. This has good reviews but my experience was that it applied thick and almost felt sticky. Not what I want my face to feel like, yuck!


So my fab fashionistas, what face makeup have you tried?