Friday, December 12, 2014

Maybelline (liquid) Fit Me Foundation Review

Wow it has been so long since I've written a review! Today's review will be on Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation (if you couldn't already tell!) I've been on a foundation "kick" lately and I never actually had any intentions of trying this until I decided to see what people were saying on makeupalley(.com).

Well, apparently a lot of people were really loving this, enough to go as far as saying this was their "holy grail" product, which of course, you know what that means!! I've been trying this out for over a week now using different techniques, and now I'm ready to share my thoughts/opinions with you!

(Lightest shade in 110 Porcelain)

From Maybelline's Website:


Product Details:
Flawless. Fresh, breathing, natural skin.
Shade-true gel-liquid foundation. SPF 18*. New shades formuladed for woman of color, with 5D Pigment Technology.

Why you'll Love it:

It’s face makeup that fits you.

-No oils, no waxes, no nonsense
-Natural, Light to medium coverage that leaves skin the way it was meant to be. Fresh, breathing, flawless.
-Exclusive transluscent base and lightweight pigments allow skin’s natural highs and lows to show through.
-New shades formulated specifically for women of color contain revolutionary 5-D pigment technology to balance your skin’s authentic tones and highlights.
-Available in 18 Breathable Shades. SPF 18*

The Packaging:

Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation is a liquid formula withen a glass bottle, that unfortunately does not include a pump. I wish everyone would just make the pump a habbit already. But none the less, a part from that, the packaging is pretty. Just remember, it is glass and it will break if you drop it!

The consistency of this formla is runny but not so bad that it's going to slight right off your hand. Be careful when pouring however for it does come out of the bottle a tad too fast. The rim alwaaays gets messy. If only there were a pump :/ 

This is what the foundation looks like spread out a bit. It definitely has shine to it and dries with shine. I have very oily skin myself, so right away I thought I wasn't going to like this. Yet, I bit my tongue and tried a few different ways of wearing it and so far my favorite is using a matte primer.

Using a matte primer helped to keep the shine at bay a bit but not completely. I felt this helped the foundation last longer on my skin throughout the day, without breaking down withen a few hours. After several hours though, my face started to feel pretty cakey as more shine was breaking through. Using a regular primer, I was an oily mess after just a couple of hours. 


Since the side view is so small, I provied a larger picture so you can see the difference better. The first picture is with no primer while the bottom picture is with the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer. The shine is still there but not nearly as much as it was. I highly recommend staying away from this one during the summet months.

My favorite tool to use for application is the beauty blender! (Now that I finally gave it a chance(; ) I can't say for brushes since I have not tried one yet, but I'm there is one that does a beautiful job.

My Overall Thoughts/Opinions

- I feel this foundation would be better suited for those with dry skin. Maybe combination as well.
- But you can definitely make this work if you use some kind of matte primer!
- It doesn't last very long and after a few hours it starts to feel really heavy and cakey.
- You have to be careful about touching your face because this does transfer very easily.
- It's inexpensive and has many shades to choose from!
- It matched my skin pretty good.
- I don't love this but I don't hate it either. I really haven't decided if I will repurchase or not.

Well that's it for today's review, I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!

Have you tried this foundation yet?
 Will you?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Oil Cleansing Method Update

I know know, it has been way more than two weeks! BUT on the plus side, this you will actually see results. 

When the end of my two week challenge was up, my skin was worse than before I had started. I almost did not want to continue because of it. Ultimately, I decided to do some more research and found that the new breakouts I was having were not because my pores were clogged, but that my skin was purging itself of everything I've put on my face from before. About two weeks after that, my skin started improving. I know that for me, my skin takes about a month to get used to something before I start to see progress or not. 

**Keep in mind that we all have different skin types. So what works or doesn't work for me, does not necessarily mean it will or will not work for you.

   The picture that you see here is from my first cleansing post (which you can read here). As you can see, I have pretty pronounced breakouts on the contours of my cheeks, as well as some cystic acne on my chin. 

I forgot to take a picture of my chin, but so far that is the only spot that has completely cleared. Both sides of my cheeks have definitely improved, though not entirely clear. As you can see however, the progress is certainly there!

Another thing that I had noticed while doing the OCM, my super oily skin, is not so oily anymore! My skin got sooo used to me using harsh oil stripping cleansers, toners and even moisturizers, my glands had to work harder everyday and night to produce enough oil to keep up with me stripping them squeaky clean. 

They worked so much they were overproducing far more oil than my skin actually needed, causing my face to become a grease ball. Eventually, causing horrible breakouts.  The OCM  has allowed my skin to slow down on production, leading to more of a proper amount.  Now half way through the day, my skin for once does not feel like I slathered grease all over it (ironic right?) 

I am still working on the perfect ratio blend of oils but I plan on sticking with this for awhile! 

Did you take the challenge? 
What was your outcome?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

November E.l.f Beauty Bundle!

Hello everyone! I apologize I haven't been blogging on a regular basis lately. After moving, I really just had no motivation. I hadn't blogged in so long (or so it feels), I forgot how much I enjoyed it. Also, my *new phone is a cheaper alternative to my galaxy, which in terms, means it's much slower ::sigh::. I promise, after the holidays I will have internet on and I will be posting on the regular again! 

Now that I got that long intro out of the way, let's get to the fun stuff!

**I still have yet to find a place to take pictures, so the scene in the next few posts may change. For now, I'm using my vanity. Also, the lighting is poor, until I find the right bulbs!

This month ia a holiday theme, of ocourse! 

Have a Happy Holidy Glow! 

"Happy holidays elfettes! Sparkle at any celebration with our Essential Glitter Nail Polish and Mineral Glow. Indulge in the rich shades of our Studio Matte Lip Color and our Studio Blush Palette that features four winter-perfect shades! It's time to celebrate the end of another beautiful year, and a beautiful one to come!"

First in this months bundle is the Studio Prism Eyeshado in Smoke. This palette retails for $10, almost half the price of the box! I forgot to take pictures of swatches, but the pigmentation is so gorgeous! 

The next thing I received was the Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Black Bandit. Although the color says black, in person I couldn't help but think that it looks brown. Oh well, I'm not complaining! 

The last product I got was the Cream Eyeliner Black. So far this was the only product I've tried and let me say, this is true to it's name. Sooo creamy and soo black! 

This is the second time I recieved false lashes in my bundle. I don't wear false lashes and I don't have any friends or family that do, so unfortunetly these will be tossed. These are the Essential Dramatic Lash kit and even though they only retail for $1, I still would have preferred something else. But I guess they do fit the theme. 

The Glitter Nail Polish is another dud for me. I don't wear nail polish, hardly ever and when I do, I typically stray away from anything with chunky glitter. Thankfully though, I have a sister who loves it! 

For lippies, these were definitely a hit for me! I've been wanting to try their Matte Lip Color, especially the one in Rich Red, which is what I got! However though, when I swatched it on my hand, the color was more pink than red. But still beautiful none the less! 

The other lip product is the Studio Lip Stain. I found these to be interesting because as you can see, it has two ends. The first being shown, the lip stain and the other side being the gloss. Be warned though, these do not smell good. At all. But on the plus side, the smell does go away after being applied. 

One thing I really love from e.l.f are their Studio Brushes. They are not the greatest quality, but for someone just starting with either makeup or getting a feel for brushes, these are a great start. This one here is the Studio Complextion brush. The bristles are sooo soft on the skin and very easy to use.

The powder is from e.l.f's Mineral line, featuring their Mineral Glow powder in Shimmer. This powder is sheer and lightly pigmented that is supposed to leave your skin healthy and radiant. I definitely can't wait to try this out! 

The last product I recieved in this months beauty bundle is the Blush Palette in Dark. I actually already own this and the light, but considering the fact I love them so much, I am completely okay with a back up! I tried getting a good view in the first picture but the colors were off. The second picture is more true to what the colors actually are. The cool part about these palettes though, each individual square pops out so you can interchange them between this and the light. I hope they come out with more palettes for this reason! 

All in all, I was very pleased with this months bundle. I did have plans on cancelling my subscription after this month, but I think I may actually wait! Thank you guys so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed! 

Have you tried anything from e.l.f?
What are your favorite products? !