When it comes to makeup, I can be fickle. Have a looksie at my lipstick supply. I try so many different things and the products collect until I toss some in fear of making a TLC hoarders’ show. True, I have some standbys like my skincare and my new fav full coverage makeup, Beyond Perfecting. However I will always have the curiosity to try something new. Perhaps I like playing Russian roulette with my skin or maybe I am just a true Gemini. Either way, I was recently curious to try this:
What I told myself was that I wanted a lightweight foundation on the days I didn’t feel like full coverage. I already had a go-to powder from Clinique and bb cream (from Tarte), but this lightweight moussey matte tube had me curious. A makeup that hydrates and mattifies? Well that’s just crazy talk.
I first went with Pure Beige because the only tester color, Natural Beige 75 was sold out at one location. Pure Beige was a tad light so I brought myself over to the Ulta in Clifton, NJ and luckily they had Natural Beige. Here’s how it looks:
Disregard the bad lighting.
I likey. I likey a lot. It feels a lot like an old foundation color tint from Clinique called Moisture Tint. How I miss that product.
Let’s look at ingredients:
Ah yes, sodium hyaluronate. That seals moisture in. Plus water is the first ingredient.
But what does Ulta.com say about it?:
As you can see it is for normal to combo skin so I guess super oily types are not invited. Sorry.
Now when I try a new foundation here are my concerns:
- Will it make me break-out?
- Will it activate my manageable Rosacea?
- Will it last throughout the day?
Answers: 1. No, 2. No, and 3.Sort of
No bumps or redness by the end of day 1 and the color lasted long enough for a light tint.
*Currently Ulta has a buy one get one half promo so I got this and their new mascara plus used a 3.50 off 10 coupon. Both together came to around 12.
Who should try this?
- Normal to combo types
- Those who like a no-makeup look (yet want to look fresh)
- Beauty on a budget folks
- People who feel the need to try new things. (Me).
- Who can’t let well enough alone. (Me)
This velvet makeup feels good on the skin and certainly does not disappoint. I will keep you posted if a delayed breakout happens. I know you’ll be at the edge of your seats waiting to hear. Or not.
Till next time…