Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My website got a facelift!!!

Hi Friends!

I’m happy to announce… website has a complete new look.  Go check it out!! 

Thank you for your support :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Product Review: COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

I recently discovered this product by hearing the buzz in the makeup community.  So I thought why not, give it a try.  Let me just say…..the drugstore brands have really changed their formulas and are now truly competing with the higher brands out there.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a high end quality type foundation, but picking up a drugstore brand for just a quick every day look is not a shabby idea (plus.  And that’s what I’ve been using the Covergirl foundation for, is just during the week when I’m on the go and wearing a simple look.

The in’s and out’s
·         It says 3-1, but it’s truly not that – I’d say 2-1.  Yes you don’t need a primer really, and yes it does cover.  But does it cover enough where you need no concealer – WRONG!  You do need a concealer if you really want those dark circles concealed. 
·         It doesn’t oxidize and the color is about spot on to match my skin tone
·         I find using a buffing brush gives you a better finish
·         I have normal/oily skin and I set the foundation using minimal translucent powder
·         It lasts roughly 10-12 hours
·         It comes in a PUMP!! J
·         The color range isn’t that wide for the warmer/darker skin tones (although I recently heard there’s a new range called the Queen collection that offers more colors for dark skin, however it’s not available in my local drugstore so I can’t give my opinion on those particular shades)
·         Consistency is a bit on the thicker side (but it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin)
·         For sensitive skin, I hear it can tend to lead to a few breakouts, so use accordingly.  (I haven’t broken out, but my friend has – she said after 2 weeks of using the foundation she noticed tiny bumps surfacing)

I hope that you enjoyed reading my review…..I’ll have more products to share that I either been loving, hating, or newly discovered – so stay tuned!

Have a great day. J xo

(Note: Photo on the left is taken indoors under hot lights; the center photo is taken outdoors)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Makeup back!!

Hi Friends!!  I’m back with Makeup Monday… J

Since we’re a few days stepping into the Spring season, I thought I’d share with you my favorite lip color combo.  I pair MAC lipstick in Vegas Volt with YSL lipgloss in #2 Golden Praline.  You can never go wrong with a pop of color to brighten your I'm obsessed with coral! 

Tell me your favorites…I’d love to hear so I can try out your recommendations. J

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Got Facebook? Got Instagram?

Hi Lovelies!!

On Facebook or Instagram.....OR both - come follow me.  I post more frequently on both of those social network sites when I'm on the go.  You'll see more of what's going on in my beauty world, what projects I'm working on and/or behind the scenes, and even quick snaps of products I may have discovered while out and about.  

Instagram: purdyfaces

I'm back....and it's finally Spring Season!!!

Hello Friends......I’m back!!

I took a very long break, and I’m sorry for being gone.  I have been very busy with work and my personal life the past few months, and posting my updates sorta took the back burner.  BUT no more excuses this year – it’s a clean fresh slate and why not get back on track on the first day of Spring.  J

So with that said……since it’s officially Spring Season, what is one of your favorite makeup products? 

        - Mine is MAC’s Mineralized Skinfinish in Gold Deposit. It’s my go to product when I want to add that illuminating look to my skin.

Share with me your favorite spring products….I’d love to see what you have! J