Hello cupcakes! I really hope you had a lovely weekend! I had two wonderful days involving massive amounts of homemade apple pie (I used this yummy recipe), hanging out with the girls and catching up on some of my favorite blogs. Now that I’m nicely refreshed I need to sit down and finish my essay that’s been tormenting me for the past two weeks. Exciting huh? On a brighter note though – I went shopping recently and picked up some lovely products that I wanted to share with you. I bought a few fall-appropriate bits, which I will talk about next week. As for today’s post, I wanted to show you some gems that I picked up in the hopes of achieving the perfect, flawless complexion. :) Hope you’ll enjoy!
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($42)
Naturally, the first place I went to was Sephora. This time, however, I knew exactly what I was looking for and didn’t go much overboard. Yay! I will talk about this in-depth in an upcoming post but to make a long story short – I was in a desperate need of a new full-coverage foundation. It turned out that my beloved Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation (even saying its name makes me sick now) is breaking me out like crazy and by the time I realized it was because of it, my skin got SO bad I definitely needed some heavy-duty stuff. After two-day research I decided to go with the MUFE HD foundation, which is a full coverage foundation that is supposed to look ‘invisible’ on the skin. I am still trying it out so I can’t say anything final but so far I really do like it. It gives amazing coverage and covers most imperfections I have, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Now, I wouldn’t say it looks very ‘invisible’ on the skin and I’m still able to see that I’m wearing some foundation. It looks natural enough though so it’s fine by me. The HD foundation has a nice finish, which is somewhere between matte and dewy but I feel like it leans more toward the matte side. I am yet to decide if I like that look on me or not but if you are not crazy about the whole ‘dewy finish’ thing I am sure you’ll love this. I got the shade N115, which is a perfect match for me (I am MAC NW 20 for reference). A little warning though – if you have dry skin do not get this foundation, it would probably look awful on you. This stuff accentuates dry patches like crazy and thank God I don’t have many, otherwise it would’ve been absolutely impossible to use! I will do a proper review of the MUFE HD foundation as soon as I form a final opinion about it, so keep your eyes peeled if you’re interested. :)
MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer ($32)
One more thing I was interested in buying at Sephora was the MUFE Full CoverConcealer. As I mentioned, my skin was in terrible condition and I wasn’t sure if the HD foundation would be enough to cover everything that was going on on my face. After a long consideration of whether this product is worth the ridiculously high price tag, I figured that if it would help me feel a bit more confident then I should get it. And let me tell you – it was the best decision I’ve made beauty wise. This gem covers absolutely everything! And when I say everything, I mean everything! Any breakouts, scars or redness are long gone with this concealer and I am overly impressed! It doesn’t look flaky, cakey or heavy in the slightest and it is also waterproof! I also wanted to see how the product would perform as an under eye concealer and it does a great job at covering, but I feel like it is a bit dry for my skin so I’ll probably stick to wearing it over imperfections. You only need the tiniest amount of product and I think this tube will last me absolute ages, so it’s worth every penny! I got shade number 3 and it matches the MUFE foundation rather well. The combination of the two MUFE goodies gives me a beautiful flawless base and I am so pleased about that. <3
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (£8.99)
I am probably the last beauty blogger alive who tried the Rimmel Wake Me UpFoundation. I cannot believe I hadn’t considered buying it until now because I love trying out different foundations, especially drugstore ones. What drew my attention to this babe though was actually me best friend who said it’s the best foundation she has ever tried. Her skin always looks flawless, so I figured I need to finally give it a whirl. The Wake Me Up Foundation is branded as ‘anti-fatigue’, awakening foundation that gives beautiful healthy glow to the skin while covering any blemishes and imperfections. It is safe to say that it does exactly this to my skin and it looks absolutely lovely on. The foundation has some very finely milled shimmer particles in it, which definitely don’t make me look like a disco ball and just add nice luminosity and dewiness to my face. I suppose that if you have oily skin you’ll hate that but it is perfectly okay for my normal to dry skin. What I adore about Wake Me Up is that if feels really moisturizing on the skin and doesn’t accentuate dry patches, which at the moment is my biggest concern. Also, I was so surprised to discover that this foundation actually looks like second layer of skin; it is really natural and almost undetectable. I would say that this product has medium coverage but it could be build up or down, which is always great. I like to apply Wake Me Up with my Real Techniques Stippling brush and it gives a flawless, airbrushed finish. I got the shade Ivory, which is a nice match for my skin so if you are NW20 in MAC this is your best bet shade wise. :)
Overall, I am really happy with all three purchases. For me, having flawless base is the most important thing in my makeup routine and I am happy to say that these gems really do make this happen for me. So far I really love them all and I will be reviewing and swatching them some time next month so be sure to check back if you’re interested. I really hope you enjoyed this ‘first impressions’ + haul post! Have a fantastic week loves! <3
Have you tried any of these products before? How do you like them? Which is your all time favorite foundation?
Lots of love,