What's On My Face Today

  • Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin in 150 Buff: I don't normally use long-wear foundations, but I've got some travel coming up and I think there will be some long days ahead. It's been years since I've really used a drugstore brand, at least for foundation - I've had some bad experiences with oxidizing and orange skin is not a good look on me. But I know that drugstore foundations have improved a lot over the last few years, so I'm auditioning a few of them before my trip. This one, unfortunately, is not going to make the cut. It's a good color match for me, but I think it sets too quickly and that makes it really hard to blend. It also doesn't have great coverage - I had to use a lot more foundation than I normally would just to even out a little redness in my skin tone, and now I feel like I'm wearing a mask.
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (concealer) in SX01: When my skin is clear, I don't normally use a concealer at all, but the foundation left me with no choice to even out some of the redness on my chin.
  • Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder in Mousseline Pastel
  • Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette in 01 Pink Play: My eyeshadow today is really taking center stage, so I've got just a whisper of cheek color from this blush palette. I'm really happy with it, though. The pigmentation is good, the color is good, it's easy to blend. I used to think of Milani as a lesser brand, even among drugstore brands, but I've gotten a few blushers and eye products from them in the past year that I just love, so I think that's changed.
  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly (eyelid primer)
  • Almay Shadow Squad Holographics in 290 Pegasus: This stuff is amazing! I came across a new drugstore display yesterday when I was picking up these other products and immediately grabbed three of the four quads they had out. Pegasus is a collection of greens, like varying shades of electric seafoam. I'm using one of the darker colors on my lid, with the lightest one as a
  • Benefit They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black
  • Sisley Phyto-Sourcils Fix Brow Gel in 2
  • Dior Addict Lip Glow in 001 Pink
  • Today's fragrance: Glossier You EDP: I love how much this smells like a cross between clean skin and fresh notebook paper. I wear this when I don't want to feel too "perfumey".

What's On My Face Today

  • Wet'n'Wild MegaCushion Color Corrector in Green - Lately I've been seeing a little redness on my chin and around my nose. I wanted a corrector that was sheer, not too pigmented, and this fits the bill - the cushion lets me apply as little or as much as I want, and the texture is undetectable under my foundation. I like it.
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream in 01 Light
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme in Light 1 - I've had some unusually severe breakouts this past week, so I'm forgoing my regular cream concealer for this lighter but sturdier one. Despite being called a 'Creme', it's actually more liquid than what I usually use, so it doesn't add much texture to what I'm trying to cover. The doe foot applicator helps me be more precise in my application, and once this concealer sets it doesn't budge, so I don't have to worry about my red marks reappearing in the middle of the day.
  • Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder in Mousseline Pastel
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in 500 Lush & Libido
  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly (eyelid primer)
  • Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo in 7daywknd/ Poolside - I've been using this palette as an eyeshadow duo for the past few days. The colors are so gorgeous, and they last all day without fading or moving. Today I'm just wearing the pink color - 7daywknd - on my lid.
  • Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings Tame & Shape Kit in 6 Deep - This kit has a wax for shaping and a powder for darkening, each with their own tiny application brushes. The wax is tinted, so I often find that that's enough. I do have one brow that's slightly shorter than the other, so when I want to fill in some of the empty space I definitely use the wax with little strokes of powder on top. Once it sets, it holds all day - it's the best brow product I have for surviving sweaty summer days. This is one of my favorite kits for travel, too. I've occasionally had liquid brow mascaras separate on me when I fly - I suspect it has something to do with extreme temperatures at elevation? But with the solid wax and powder in this kit, I don't have that issue.
  • Buxom PowerPlump Lip Balm in Flushed

What's On My Face Today