Almay True Lasting Color Liquid Makeup
I learned about this product from xteeener on YouTube as this is one of her go-to foundations and she has recommended it for people with oily/combination skin. Normally, I prefer BB cream over liquid foundation for everyday face makeup. But this foundation is perfect for everyday use because it provides a natural finish and it doesn’t make make my skin look flat. It has a light to medium coverage and it’s buidable.
- Lightweight: doesn’t feel heavy or thick on my skin
- A lot of light coverage products don’t last very long on the skin. But this product actually stays on pretty well throughout the day.
- Doesn’t break me out or make me more oily than normal
- I’ve a nearly perfect match for my skin tone (Sand)
- Great packaging: has a pump, weighs less than Revlon ColorStay bottle
- The foundation looks natural, not overly done, on the skin
- Affordable: about $10 at the drugstore
- Doesn’t cover redness very well: not a big issue since I can use my Dermablend green concealer underneath
- It takes quite a bit of products to build it up to a medium coverage
- Emphasize dry patches on combination/dry skin: I mix this foundation with a BB cream to create a more satin finish
Overall, this is a great foundation for combination/oily skin. In terms of comparing with Revlon ColorStay, I’d say these two products are very different and I use them for different occassions. I prefer the Almay tlc for a casual day or a school day. But I reach for the Revlon ColorStay when I’m attending an important event or when I’ll be outdoors for a long time. The coverage provided by Revlon ColorStay can last through weather conditions such as wind and rain.
This product is available at: Drugstore.com, Ulta, Target, Walmart, and your local drugstores
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I had the honor of being a guest blogger on Amanda’s amazing lifestyle blog, FeastFashionFaves. In this post, I shared 5 of my favorite beauty products and talked about how to put together a beauty gift set for your friends and family (or yourself) this holiday season. Check it it out on Amanda’s blog!
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Hi everyone! Today I’ll be showing you how I store my beauty products on a budget. Currently, all of my beauty products are stored in my bathroom because it has a giant mirror and lots of countertop space. I don’t shower in this bathroom so it’s fine to put everything here. But if you shower in your bathroom, then you need to move your products to your bedroom or another location that doesn’t get too humid. Let’s start!
Here’s a view of my bathroom countertop from the door. I have 4 main organizers: green basket, red caddy, silver rack, and small blue containers. While clear acrylic containers are the most popular makeup organizers (at least according to Pinterest), they tend to be really expensive. Who wants to spend more money on organizers than the beauty products themselves?! Most of the containers I’m using were found in the dollar section or clearance section.
As you can see above, I don’t really sort my products strictly by type. Most of the time, I organize them by the size of the container and then similar products would cluster together.
Green basket (~$4 at Target): This one holds mostly bottles that are tall and skinny. I also have my yellow Clarisonic Mia 2 here since the height is perfect. There’s a small round blue container ($1 or $2 at Walmart) that holds hair ties, pins, and clips. I think I found this round container in the dollar section at Walmart.
Red caddy ($1 or $2 at Target): These caddies not only great for holding school supplies at elementary schools, but they are also awesome makeup organizers! On the right side, I put my face brushes in the back section and eye products in the front section. On the left, there’s my makeup remover, BB cream, primer, eyelash curler, and other small products with pointy ends that don’t stand up straight (like this eye cream).
Silver rack (~$15 at K-Mart): I put some blue rectangular containers ($1 for 2 at Target) on the rack so they can hold small items such as acne spot treatments, concealers, lip products, etc. Some of the products with bulky packaging also go on here. The clear tray at the bottom is actually half of the a Ferrero Rocher box! Putting these items in the tray (instead of directly underneath the track) makes it easier to reach the items in the back.
For nail polishes, contact lenses, and other small items that I don’t reach for on a regular basis, I keep them in little baskets ($1 for 2 at Walmart) that fit perfectly in my drawer.
The second drawer is a bit taller and I use it to store backups and products that I’m not currently using. Here, I’m using another green basket (~$4 at Target) to keep the products from shifting around.
Total cost: $28-$30 for 11 storage containers. This is definitely a better deal than buying ONE acrylic container for about the same price.
When I used to live in a dorm, I didn’t have as much room for my products. So I put my most-used skin care and makeup products in a Sterilite box (about the size of a shoe box). I like this better than using a makeup bag because everything is out in the open and it’s easy to keep things organized.
The only thing I haven’t figured out is how to organize my hair styling tools and hair accessories. If you have any suggestions, leave a comment below! Hope you find my beauty storage tips to be helpful!
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