Love BB Cream in the Summer!

Sorry-  I have been so busy lately- and have not been posting enough! I am ready to start again! I love BB cream in the summer- it is the perfect amount of coverage and includes SPF and moisturizer.

This is my BB cream process: I apply the BB cream with my finger or foundation sponge. Then I add some concealer under my eyes, MAC studio fix powder all over my face and finish with bronzer and blush. I find that the BB cream is a great foundation for the studio fix. Then through out the day I just add more powder as needed. This takes like three minutes- and I am ready to go!

I have four BB creams. Covergirl, Urban Decay, SmashBox and Tarte. I really like them all, but believe it or not my favorite is Covergirl. It is very moisturizing and great for sensitive skin.

All great BB creams. Also great for primer!
All great BB creams. Also great for primer!
My favorite BB cream- Covergirl! And it is under seven dollars! So worth the buy. Also it is a much larger container than the other ones.
My favorite BB cream- Covergirl! And it is under seven dollars! So worth the buy. Also it is a much larger container than the other ones.
The Covergirl BB cream has a great consistency. It is thick- but very moisturizing!
The Covergirl BB cream has a great consistency. It is thick- but very moisturizing!
With the BB cream, MAC studio fix and bareMinerals warmth bronzer!
With the BB cream, MAC studio fix and bareMinerals warmth bronzer!

I also love the shade of the covergirl BB cream. The fair to light one is great for my skin. The other BB creams weren’t the right color for my skin. Go buy this great product! I love to find a good drugstore deal.

There are several BB creams I want to try. Always looking for a great one- and Sephora has tons of options!

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This Benefit bb cream has one that has a lot more coverage than a normal BB. It is a foundation but has the benefits of a BB cream. 
Love bareMinerals products! This one is supposed to be great for sensitive skin- so need to try!
Love bareMinerals products! This one is supposed to be great for sensitive skin- so need to try!
Boscia is also great for sensitive skin. I have used there skin products and love them- that is what has me interested!
Boscia is also great for sensitive skin. I have used there skin products and love them- that is what has me interested!
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I have heard great things about Cover FX. Supposed to be great for sensitive skin. Also this BB cream mattifys skin- definitely worth trying!

So many BB creams to try! I am excited. My old favorite before BB cream was Aveeno tinted moisturizer which I can’t find anymore. Hate it when a company stops selling a product! Hope this helps you find a great BB cream!

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I Love Me a Bright Lip!

Lately one of my favorite looks is a neutral eye and a bright lip. It is an easy look. I recommend it for anyone in a hurry! You can just lightly line your eyes and add a light shadow and mascara. Then add your lip and you are done!

I have found great bright lipsticks, pigments, stains, etc. from drug stores and expensive ones! Here are some of my bright lip products and my review of them:

Surprisingly I really like Forever 21- ultra pigmented lip color. It is bright and beautiful. It stays on for a long time- almost too long! It is hard to get off once on but worth it for this color!
Surprisingly I really like Forever 21- ultra pigmented lip color. It is bright and beautiful. It stays on for a long time- almost too long! It is hard to get off once on but worth it for this color!
I love a MAC lip! The colors are all beautiful and Amplified doesn't disappoint. A bright, dark color. I also wear put a neutral color on top for a light look!
I love a MAC lip! The colors are all beautiful and Amplified doesn’t disappoint. A purply pink- that is bold. I also wear put a neutral color on top for a light look!
This is Maybelline Color Sensational in Hot Plum. It is brighter than it looks!  Pretty electric! Very moisturizing and feels good for your lips. Only wear it if you want a very bright color- but great product!
This is Maybelline Color Sensational in Hot Plum. It is brighter than it looks! Pretty electric! Very moisturizing and feels good for your lips. Only wear it if you want a very bright color- but great product!
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This is a great bright red/pink! NYX in Chaos. It is one of my favorites. Love the boldness of the color. It is hard to get off when you get it on the skin, as most reds- but so pretty! Packaging is not well made! A couple days after I bought it the case started cracking- but it works!
I love NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. I got it for free free as part of my birthday gift from Sephora. It is a beautiful bright red that glides on.
I love NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. I got it for free free as part of my birthday gift from Sephora. It is a beautiful bright red that glides on.
I am wearing the NARS lip color here. Love it with my pale skin!
I am wearing the NARS lip color here. Love it with my pale skin!

I can’t wait to buy more bright lipsticks. There are so many great colors out there! What’s your favorite bright lip product?

It’s that time of the year…Bronzer Time

I am pale. Very pale. All through the year I use blush and bronzer- but during the summer I amp up the bronzer. I don’t get tan- I use SPF 85! So I fake it with bronzer.

One of my favorite ones is a bareMinerals product. Not surprising- I love their products. Warmth is one of my favorites. One of the best things about it is it is layerable. You can wear it lightly to just provide a little sun to your face. Or you can amp it up. It is great for my sensitive skin. Also one $20 container lasts forever.  I love, love, love this product.

I also love their cheek colors. I have Giddy Pink, Laughter and Aubergine and they are all great. They provide beautiful color without irritation. I can’t rave enough about them. Also, as I talked about in my post Breaking the bareMinerals rules, you can mix and match them with any foundation!

The beautiful Bare Minerals I have- Warmth,  Laughter, Aubergine and Giddy Pink. I recommend them all for a touch of color or more intense if you layer them.
The beautiful bareMinerals I have- Warmth, Laughter, Aubergine and Giddy Pink. I recommend them all for a touch of color or more intense if you layer them.

Another bronzer that I just found that doesn’t bother my skin is Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends in Natural Radiance Bronzer. It provides a pretty light color- it is subtle. But if you are looking for a more natural hint of color- this is what you need. It is great no matter how sensitive your skin in. And for around $11- it is a great price.

The Neutrogena bronzer. I swirl my BareMinerals brush around all of the colors and apply.
The Neutrogena bronzer. I swirl my bareMinerals brush around all of the colors and apply.
Me with the Neutrogena bronzer- subtle but I love the color.
Me with the Neutrogena bronzer- subtle but I love the color.

Some bronzers I would love to get are:

Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in milk chocolate.  So pretty - I love so I like that this bronzer doesn't look too sparkly. Just Matte- need it!
Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in milk chocolate. So pretty – I love so I like that this bronzer doesn’t look too sparkly. Just Matte- need it!
I want this so badly! Urban Decay Naked Flushed. The combination of three colors- all that are so pretty. And for $32 not too expensive.
I want this so badly! Urban Decay Naked Flushed. The combination of three colors- all that are so pretty. And for $32 not too expensive.
This Laura Mercier Primer  looks really interesting. It goes on under your foundation and provides color. Would love to try it.
This Laura Mercier Primer looks really interesting. It goes on under your foundation and provides color. Would love to try it.
Lancome Star Bronzer- how convenient! The bronzer and brush in one. Great to just take in your purse and go!
Lancome Star Bronzer Magic Bronzing Brush– how convenient! The bronzer and brush in one. Great to just take in your purse and go!

What’s your favorite bronzer? I am always looking for a good one- and I am telling your bareMinerals Warmth is one of them!

Make Up Forever Foundation Is As Good As They Say

Ever since high school- which was a long time ago for me! I have heard about how great Make Up Forever makeup was. I remember hearing it was what all of the make up artists used and I dreamed about using all of the products.

Fast forward many years and now I am a wife and mommy- my life is so different- and I am still dreaming of a Make Up Forever! Through the years I have tried a couple items and loved them.

Their concealer is great- covers well. My sister loved it so much she took it from me!

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I LOVE using their star powder. The light colors are so good for highlighting. I put it in the inner and out corners of my eyes and below the eye brow. It is great and there are so many pretty colors to chose from.

The gorgeous powder in Iridescent pale peach.
The gorgeous powder in Iridescent pale peach.

Up until now somehow I had never tried the Make Up Forever foundation! It seems impossible but I haven’t! I got it a couple days ago and am loving the coverage. I got the Mat Velvet foundation– and it really goes on like velvet! So smooth it blends in. You get full amazing coverage- put it on when you wake up and set with your favorite powder. It will be on and look great at the end of the day! It also doesn’t feel too heavy. I think it would be great for people who don’t like the feel of wearing make up.

The foundation I got in No. 25
The foundation I got in No. 25
My face- half with just the Mat Velvet foundation and half with nothing. GREAT coverage!
My face- half with just the Mat Velvet foundation and half with nothing. GREAT coverage!

Next time I want to treat myself I am getting two more Make Up Forever products:

I want this so much! 5 different shades- for different imperfections! Want to try it!
5 Camouflage Cream Palette– I want this so much! Different shades- for different imperfections! Want to try it!
Super matte loose powder!  With how good the foundation is- the powder has got to be great too!
Super matte loose powder! With how good the foundation is- the powder has got to be great too!

What Make Up Forever products do you love? I for one am so impressed with the brand quality and can’t wait to get more goodies =)