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Do you wear pressed powder? Loose Powder?  Translucent powder? No powder?

loreal true match powder n2

 

I’ve long been devoted to L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder but lately it is just not working.  It gets cakey and fills my pores.  It looks awful just a couple of hours into the day and I end up just wiping everything off my face.  I don’t know if my skin changed or if it’s the product but I don’t know where to turn….

Smashbox Photo Set Pressed Powder

 

I absolutely LOVE my Smashbox Photo Ready BB Cream and was at the counter to pickup some more when I spotted this little compact and decided to pick it up.  I figured it might work since the BB Cream is so great.  I found that this was a little cakey and way too yellow for my complexion.  I also can’t justify the cost for so little product.

 

laura mercier Mineral Pressed Powder SPF 15

 

 

 

 

I’ve never tried the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizers that everyone raves about but I figured I might try the mineral powder.  This was beyond cakey… It looked like I had rubbed chalk all over my face.  It immediately went back to Sephora.

 

Clinique Perfectly Real

 

A friend of mine swears by the Clinique Perfectly Real Compact so I decided to give it a try.  This provided decent coverage but is not readily available at the Clinique counters (only Macy’s seems to carry it).  It also was a little too yellow for my complexion.

Moving on…

bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

 

 

A few years ago I was devoted to bareMinerals products.  I found that after a few hours, the product would gather around my nose and start to look cakey even with minimal application.  I also found that it was hard to transport for touch-ups during the day and it is messy.  The boyfriend got a little irritated on more than one occasion when the powder was flying all over his bathroom.

 

Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder

 

Last night I was going through boxes of makeup that need to be organized and found this little guy… Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder; a translucent finishing powder.  I pulled it out and set it aside to use this morning.  After applying serum and moisturizer, I applied my Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation and then using a fluffy brush, applied a thin layer of this finishing powder. I’m five hours in, no touch-ups required, no cakiness spotted, dewy but not shiny. Do we have a winner?

What’s your holy grail foundation/powder combination?

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Despite the above picture, my everyday makeup routine takes me less than 10 minutes.  I value my sleep in the morning more than anything so I get ready in 30 minutes.  Shower, dress, makeup, hair and out the door!

Benefit the POREfessional / Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer / Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 / bareMinerals SPF 20 Correcting Concealer / L’Oreal True Match Powder / Nars Blush – Bronzer Duo / theBalm Put a Lid On It / Nars Eyeshadows / Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner / Nars Dolce Vita Lipstick

Last weekend I headed out of the city to visit my guy for a long weekend.  We had a big night planned to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Saturday morning I woke up, took a shower and then panicked!  My makeup bag was nowhere to be found.  Not only was I miles from home but I also had a big date night and wanted to look pulled together! Unfortunately, there is no mall or department store in this town so I ended up at CVS for a makeup haul. This is what I ended up with. 

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Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in Vanilla

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Revlon Colorstay Concealer in Fair

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L’Oreal Paris True Match blendable powder in N2

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Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso (dup of Nars Orgasm!)

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Revlon Photoready Eyeshadow – Impressionist

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Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black

ImageRevlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara in Black

I have actually used a few of these products before which was a relief.  When I went to CVS,  Revlon products were actually on sale for Buy 1 get 50% off which certainly influenced my purchases.  I knew I was going to be spending quite a bit of money to purchase everything I needed so I went with products that were on sale and I knew would tide me over for the weekend.  I spent $65 and now have an extra set of makeup that works!  In fact, I’m loving that foundation more than my beloved Smashbox!

What are your favorite drugstore makeup products?