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Covergirl NatureLuxe Liquid Silk Foundation – A Review

27 May

WOW, it has been a long time since I last blogged… I sincerely apologize.

Okay, let me start at the beginning.

I recently made a trip to Sephora and purchased Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 in 05 Neutral and Clinique Blended Face Powder and Brush in 08 Transparency Neutral, both of which have gotten rave reviews and both of which I really like.

HOWEVER, these products cost me about 30 dollars Canadian… EACH. That’s a whopping 60 dollars for just two measly containers of makeup!!!

Since I cannot afford to wear about $5.00 on my face all the time, I decided to buy a drugstore foundation for the not-so-important days of my life.

On a whim (and after much colour swatching from different brands of foundation) I decided to try Covergirl NatureLuxe Liquid Silk Foundation which I bought in 320 Aspen. I have used Covergirl’s foundations in the past, so I didn’t mind trying a different one this time around. And a bonus: it was on sale! So, what the heck!

I put it on for the first time this morning (about 7 hours ago) and it still appears to be covering nicely. It is a lightweight foundation, so I definitely wouldn’t recommend it for wintertime (unless you live somewhere in which it DOESN’T get to -40 in the dead of January). I made the stupid mistake of rushing this morning, and skipped putting on powder, so my face does appear to be a bit oily, but that is normal for my skin type (combination/dry-combination/oily). When I first put it on in the morning, I looked ghostly pale and was worried that everyone would be able to tell I was wearing makeup (I hate that feeling), but after a few minutes of settling into my skin, it looked quite nice and matched well. As for red marks, I only have a few, but since mine are quite noticeable, it didn’t cover them as well as I had hoped. Had I added another layer or built it up, it probably would have covered them. The nice thing about this makeup is that it doesn’t really feel like you are wearing anything on your face.

Overall, I would give it an 7.5 or 8 out of ten. I would recommend this foundation to others, but only to those who are not severely acne prone and only wish for a light to medium coverage. Otherwise it has a beautiful radiant-looking finish, and it seems to last quite a while.

Thanks for reading, my dears!

– Sam

Keep calm and swag on!

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It’s Almost My Birthday!

11 Mar

I am turning 21 in exactly 9 days! Too bad I don’t live in the United States, then it would probably be a bigger deal.

Here are some old swatches I’ve done in the past that I’ve actually had time to take pictures of, as well as some nail polishes I bought.

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This was done at a friend’s house and I’ve completely forgotten the names of the colours. I know for sure that they were both Sally Hansen InstaDry nail polishes though. I had this wild idea to paint my nails entirely one colour, put a piece of scotch tape over them diagonally, and paint another colour overtop. This is how it turned out! I got complements on my nails every day after wearing it out!

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These are three China Glaze polishes I bought at Sally’s one day after I first heard of shatter/crackle nail polish. I was sooo excited to try them out. They do work really well, but I’m not as big a fan of the crackle as I thought I would be. From left to right we have China Glaze Crackle Glaze in “Tarnished Gold”, China Glaze Crackle Glaze in “Crushed Candy”, and the last one is just a regular black polish, also China Glaze.

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After Christmas (whence I had been given a Sephora giftcard) I decided to go to Sephora and buy the one and only thing I will never get tired of; nail polish. These two are both beautiful colours. The first is a medium cool grey called Sephora by OPI, “Frankly, I Don’t Give A-dam”. The second is a red jelly-based, bright crimson and silver sparkle polish called Sephora by OPI, “What’s Your Poison?”. In order to get a good coverage in the red, it does require at least two coats, preferably three.

This is what “What’s Your Poison?” looks like in natural sunlight:
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Alright everyone, hope you enjoyed this post! There are many more to come.

 

-Sammy

Keep calm and swag on!