Saturday, August 01, 2009

Monthly Favourites: July

Another month... another set of favourites... unfortunately, much like the month of June, I have been extremely busy with my school schedule and haven't really had the opportunity (or enthusiasm) to wear any make-up. This month's favourites list is short and I would like to put it out there that I will be MIA for the next week. I am currently in the middle of writing 2 essays (due back-to-back) and have a final exam on Aug. 10th.
After school I will have FOUR weeks off before the next semester starts in the fall -- I am so excited because I haven't had THAT much time off in such a long time. Hopefully, I can be more active on this blog after that as well as make more videos!!!

On to the favourites (everything on this list has been pretty much my go-to look for the month):

Face:
Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation (#34)
I was really intrigued with all of the Makeupally.com reviews on this product recently and really just wanted to see what this foundation was all about. I. LOVE. THIS. STUFF.
Although my HG foundation is MAC's Studio Tech, it's a little heavy for everyday, summer use.
I thought about how to describe the formula of this foundation exactly: For those of you who've ever tried MAC's See Thru Lip Colour -- It's gel-like and sinks into your lips. It leaves a bit of colour or stain but your lips feel bare. This is what the foundation is like. It really does just LOOK like your skin and it feels like there is NOTHING on. The formula SINKS into your skin leaving it looking radiant. It's pricey... but for the amount you get, (50ml compared to the typical 30ml), it's actually quite a deal since the consistancy requires you to use VERY LITTLE product. I have never applied my foundation using my fingers (I never understood how people did so)... but I can with this foundation.

Prep+Prime Face Protect SPF 50
I've always been on the look-out for a good face SPF... I hate the stuff because it's normally really thick and sticky and it usually creates a white cast. This is thick and sticky at first as well, but once set, it actually dries to a very smooth matte finish leaving a great canvas for make-up application. However, since MAC has increased it's prices, I'm not 100% sure if I'd repurchase again.
$36.50 for 30ml is just a tad steep.

Sunbasque
This was my first love, but I had neglected it for a while and decided to try it again this summer. Because I haven't really been wearing make-up a lot, when I do, I have kept my look very simple. Sunbasque is a bronzer-blush hybrid in my books and it just looks super natural and makes my skin look sun-kissed.

Lips:
Miss Marble Lipglass
From the Colour Craft Collection, this is a very pretty pinky-peach colour that is so easy to wear. I especially like the non-sticky formulation of this compared to the traditional MAC lipglasses.

Eyes:
Painterly Paintpot
This paintpot is so hard to find and I actually picked it up at one of the warehouse sales. It's a great neutral base colour and probably the one I reach for the most (other than Quite Natural for my brows). This does crease on me though if I don't use an eye primer (udpp/TFSI) underneath.

Satin Taupe Eyeshadow
This is a cult favourite but I've actually never used it even though I've had it since the holidays (from the holiday collection smokey palette). I think I might pick up an individual pot of this since I've been using this almost daily in my crease with Painterly. I can see why eveyone likes this colour so much -- I LOVE taupe-y colours and I really have no idea why I've waited so long to use this.

2 comments:

Clarissa said...

Hi Sandy! thumbs up to sunbasque blush ... it's great for the summer :)

Shizra said...

hey where can i get the makeup forever foundation in Canada?
thanks