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Hi everyone! Welcome to Sally’s Foundations, Part II.
(Sorry about the dust. They’re WELL LOVED! This is not the kit, only what I use on a daily basis.)
Since my last comparison post on MakeUpForever’s foundations, I’ve fully shifted gears to mineral makeup. I use BareMinerals since I purchased their starter kit (now 20% off until 1/1/14 for $49 at Sephora). I got my kit two years ago, so it’s different from the one on sale right now. Mine came with two mineral foundations (not full-sized but much larger than a deluxe sample), two brushes, a small tube of PrimeTime primer, and the Mineral Veil.
What will you be wearing to the new year’s eve party? Take a look at what I have picked!
One of the biggest trends of this year is embellishments. I love the bright colors and the bold gems on these dresses. This style is most suitable for ladies in their teens and 20s.
If first set of dresses are a little too bold for your taste, these dresses offer a slightly more conservative take on embellishments. These are more appropriate for office parties and professional occasions.
Although sequins are not as big this year, they still give a very festive vibe. I’d stick with dark or neutral color sequin dresses because they look more classy and sophisticated.
Thanks for all of your support this year, my lovely readers! :) I wish everyone a very happy new year!!
Photo credits: Polyvore
MUFE Mat Velvet+ vs. MUFE HD Foundation
The MUFE HD foundation was my first HG product. The Sephora salesgirl helped match me to my perfect shade, which is 127 Dark Sand (sounds like a movie sequel). It has medium to full-coverage and hides blemishes as well the L’Oreal and CoverGirl concealer creams I’ve previously bought. It is creamier than the drugstore foundations I’ve tried and once I went MUFE I couldn’t go back. I really, really loved this foundation except for the fact that without proper prep and powder, it kind of floats on top of my oily face by midafternoon and slicks off. But still, it is the first cosmetic product (not including skincare) that I’ve finished fully. At first I thought, $40 a bottle? You’re KIDDING me. But it’s a product that I used nearly every day (except weekends) for 10 months and worth every penny. I love it, I need the coverage, and it stays put for about 5-6 hours (or at least post-lunch), no problem.
To continue the saga after finishing Dark Sand, I bought the MUF Mat Velvet foundation thinking it would be better suited to my oily skin. Alas, twas not so. I really feel like this product clogs my pores more than the HD foundation and more difficult to apply evenly and naturally. The coverage was about the same, but on my oily face the end result was not as good as the HD foundation which really dries to a powdery finish after application. I use this sparingly because this breaks me out MORE than the HD foundation. However, nowadays I am using predominantly the bareMinerals foundation I bought 3 YEARS ago as a set. I finished my shade, Medium Beige, as of last week! *huzzah* I promise a review on the kit I bought. Later.
Which brings me to my rant about mattifying products. It has become such a catchphrase in recent new products from toner to moisturizer to makeup, and yet I have to see one that worked better than the original in this department (except for the Murad Mattifying moisturizer. That stuff is DOPE.) I bought the oil-control mattifying Prime Time from bareMinerals in full-size because I liked Prime Time, and hated it. It smelled like cornstarch gel and it didn’t play well with MUFE HD foundation; applying foundation was basically sloughing off the gel and foundation. Why you advertise it as such if it no work?! The beauty industry? Lying/exaggerating/making up magical beauty cures to consumers? Never!
Anyways. I also received 2 samples of each of the three Hourglass foundation/tinted moisturizer line, and I may be purchasing one of theirs soon. It sucks that I don’t remember which one I liked best, but I believe that it was the Immaculate that worked the best for me. The tinted moisturizer was also distinctively okay, but at $55 a pop it’d better be okay. I might also purchase Jouer Tinted Moisturizer since I loved the sample that I received from my BirchBox in September 2013, since it’s also cheaper. We will see, especially since I’ve switched to my bareMinerals foundation.
- MUFE HD Invisible Cover Foundation: Love it. 4.5/5. Would be perfect if it stayed on my face, and sometimes can be too drying, but overall awesome HG product.
- MUFE Mat Velvet Foundation: 3.5/5, not a bad product, but I don’t think it’s worth the price tag. Does not fulfill expectations and for some indescribable reason, I quite dislike it and is reluctant to put it on because I can just FEEL my pores getting clogged.
Stayed tuned for my BareMinerals review! :D
Photo credit: Polyvore