Sunday, May 8, 2011

L'oreal Magic Smooth Souffle Foundation

Hey everyone! So I purchased this foundation about 3 months ago. Its a newer foundation, and you can purchase it at most drugstores. I love the dream matte mousse, so I thought I should try this to see if its similar. The texture is really unique. The dream matte mousse is more clumpy, while this is very fluffy, creamy & soft. It really feels like a souffle. Now when I first started using this foundation my skin was very oily all over. This went over my skin nicely, gave me medium coverage and my skin looked very smooth. I feel like you really don't need to set it with a powder, because it has a very powder like finish. I have set it with powder before and it does make it last longer. It controlled my oil pretty well, but it only lasted around 6 hours. Recently though I've started getting dry patches on my skin, I'm still very oily on my t-zone area but I have horrible dry patches around my cheeks. I tried this foundation and it was HORRIBLE! I gripped to those dry patches awfully. I looked nasty. Therefore if you have very oily skin this is a great foundation but if you have the slightest dry patch don't waste the money, as this is a pricey drugstore foundation. 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sigma Brushes Review!

Hi my loves! I know it seems like every time I do a blog post I'm apologizing for not  posting anything but I'm going to do it again. I'm sorry! I've been out of town for the past two weeks and haven't been able to post. I'm back and my goal is to post everyday this week! Alright so today I'm reviewing a couple brushes I have. I ordered from Sigma Makeup about a month and a half ago and got the F80(flat top kabuki) and the F40(MAC 224 Dupe). The shipping was fast & everything came great. I had been using those brushes for about a month, they were working great! I didn't have any problems with shedding, and I washed them about once a week. So two weeks ago, it was a tuesday night, I was washing all my brushes. When I started washing the F40 I noticed it was shedding, (which it had shed one or two hairs before then but that wasn't a problem). When I say shedding I mean it was SHEDDING! I have seriously 30-40 hairs in my hand. I sent Sigma an email that night and they replied to me by 11:00 the next day! They said I had received a defective brush and that they would be sending me a new one asap. I got an email at 2:00 the same day saying that it had been shipped and I received the brush that friday! Therefore I'm SUPER impressed with their customer service and will be ordering from them again. 

  The brush quality themselves is amazing! They are cheap brushes & great quality. Since I received the new E40 its amazing! I love the F80 for foundation. I you love the ELF powder brush get this! Its a shorter more denser version of it and I like it better! The E40 is a great blending brush for eyeshadow. Its my favorite. If you have smaller eyes I wouldn't recommend it though because it is quite big! Overall I think these brushes are amazing! I think everyone should try them. 

<3 haley