7.28.2015

Loving Lately: Raspberry Lips

Raspberry lips are totally having a moment. And I'm in love. Think: more wearable than red or fuchsia, and not as dark as berry. The latest beauty trend has a bit more purple or blue mixed in to give a fresh look to the traditional raspberry red. Raspberry lips are a perfect color to finish the summer with and work for every skin tone, just choose a shade that works for you. I've got a few options that will work for you (and budget)!



For the matte lip lover:
1-MAC Flat Out Fabulous--one of my favorite lipsticks and is what you'll see the most of in this post! This is a matte that is such a beautiful color. Not into MAC prices? Try NYX for a comparable shade.

For those who don't wear makeup:
2-Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Lovesick--Want the easiest way to apply this color? Try a lip crayon. Jordana Cosmetics has an even cheaper version--look for that at Walgreens or online.

For those who want intense color:
3-Two Faced Melted in Jelly--This has a metallic finish but there are also the original Melted Lipsticks that pack a punch in pigmentation. Say that three times fast! ;)

For the gloss lover:
4-NYX Butter Gloss in Sugar Cookie--This is another favorite of mine. It can be built up for maximum color or worn lightly. It is so pretty on. If this is too purple for you, try Strawberry Parfait.

For the beauty collector:
5-Mirabella Colour Vinyl Lipstick in Lavender Lustre--Not only does this look great on darker skin tones, but it is full of quality products, including raspberry extract! This color lasts all day and is worthy of the $26 price tag.

Which one did you like the best?

Extra Elle:
  • My friends and I set out to try a new burger place recently. It wasn't that great, so we had a "do-over" at another new place, and it was great. I'm officially burgered-out for a few months, I think! The four of us split a s'mores shake that was heavenly. Did you see the pic on Insta?


7.27.2015

Reviews: 5 New Drugstore Foundations You Need To Try

Hey you! I hope you had a great weekend, the last one for July! This year has been flying by--and there have been plenty of new drugstore makeup releases to try. Among this year's offerings are several new foundations. After thoroughly testing these foundations released around January-June, I'm ready to share my thoughts and learned that what's old is new again. Check out my reviews of these 5 New Drugstore Foundations.

Prices and availability vary depending on the store.

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy+Smooth foundation review
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy+Smooth
  • $7.99
  • 16 shades
  • SPF 18
  • BEST FOR:
    • normal
    • dry skin 
  • COVERAGE AND FINISH:
    • light-slightly medium
    • dewy
  • OVERALL:
    • Gives that dewy, natural look that dry-combo will love
    • However, this is simply a "new look" for this foundation, and I totally fell for the repackaging. I told y'all I'm a sucker for anything with "new" on it! There is a matte+poreless version I didn't try, so if you have, please let me know your thoughts in the comments.

rimmel lasting finish review

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hr With Comfort Serum
  • $7.99
  • 10 shades
  • recently used in my Sweat-Proof Makeup Tutorial
  • SPF 20
  • BEST FOR:
    • normal 
    • oily
    • combo skin
  • COVERAGE AND FINISH:
    • light-medium
    • matte
  • OVERALL:
    • This is another case of repackaging--you might remember it came in a tube with black cap--but it's now in a glass bottle with the added comfort serum.
    • I liked this foundation and found it to last. It wasn't too drying for my dry skin and has been used often this summer. I would repurchase.

maybelline superstay better skin foundation review
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin
  • $11.99
  • SPF 15
  • 12 shades
  • BEST FOR:
    • combo
    • oily
  • COVERAGE AND FINISH:
    • medium
    • matte
  • OVERALL:
    • I love that this has a pump! 
    • I didn't detect my skin looking any better or worse.
    • If you have large pores and/or fine lines, skip or use with primer.

loreal infallible pro-matte foundation review
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte
  • $12.99
  • 12 shades
  • BEST FOR:
    • combo
    • oily skin
  • COVERAGE:
    • demi-matte finish that is medium to full coverage
  • OVERALL:
    • I have dry skin but love using this in blog pics and videos. It really is matte and lasts all day. 
    • This is my fave of the 5 I tested and would repurchase. 

covergirl outlast stay luminous foundation review
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous
  • $11.30
  • 7 shades
  • BEST FOR:
    • dry
    • normal
    • oily can use but this stays tacky all day
  • COVERAGE:
    • light to slightly medium
    • Dewy finish
  • OVERALL:
    • This also has a pump and I love that!
    • While this is advertised as oil-free, I found that it worked well on my dry skin.
    • The "luminous" aspect is that it stayed tacky all day, so it was very moisturizing and looked great on skin. This is not a sparkly or glittery foundation, so the glow comes from the foundation consistency.

Have you tried any of these foundations?

Extra Elle:
  • I also finished a few audiobooks recently, including How to Make Friends and Influence People (really long, with old-school advice), Martin Short's autobio (very sweet and funny), and Holly Madison's autobio (she seemed so miserable that is was almost unbelievable). 



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