Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m ok today. My R.A. is really acting up today. I’m extremely stiff and my joints hurt pretty darn bad but I still was able to dye my hair today so that’s an ok day for me.
Whilst I am unable to sit down and do my makeup today I was still able to play with makeup… I received some more goodies in the mail and wanted to haul them for you….
I purchased a few things at Walgreens, Beautylish and Ulta….
Let’s take a look at what I purchased this week…. *remember as always, all hyperlinks provided are simply for fast location of the products used and not affiliate links… I just did the research so you didn’t have to. The hyperlinks are no longer in color since WordPress took that feature away, they will be in bold print. all swatches are done on clean, bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass to give you the best representation of the product’s performance*
The first few things I purchased at Walgreens… they were having a buy 2 get 1 free sale on L’Oréal and I had been wanting to test out their Age Perfect line, so I purchased both foundation and the concealer…. the links and prices I’ll give are for Ulta or Walmart since not ever place has a Walgreens Pharmacy….
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect 4-in-1 Tinted Face Balm Foundation ($12.97 for 0.609 fl oz, 18.01 ml of product at Walmart… $15.99 at Walgreens) is offered in 8 shades, I chose the shade 10 Fair and is billed as a skincare-inspired formula that is infused with skin firming serum and claims overtime to firm, smooth lines, conceal imperfections and even skin tone.
First Impression: I don’t often do first impression because it’s harder to know how a product will actually preform until you get it on the face, however… the shade range and tones of this product is abysmal. This is the lightest shade and it’s super orange and super warm for a light tone. It also feels a bit heavy on the swatch… I’ll have to test it out a few different ways before I give my final opinion.
L’Oréal Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation ($16.99 for 1 fl oz, 30 ml of product at Ulta, $15.99 at Walgreens) is offered in 15 shades and I purchased the shade 10 fair and is billed as makeup specially designed for mature skin formulated with SPF 50, Hydrating Serum and Vitamin B3 and claims to be a carefully formulated foundation, lightweight and won’t settle into lines and provides all day hydration.
What I learned from this swatch: This foundation is creamy and lightweight and has a healthy glow to it. Unlike the foundation balm… this one has the perfect undertones. It’s not warm or orange and did not oxidize.
L’Oréal Age Perfect Radiant Concealer ($13.99 for 0.23 fl oz / 6.8 ml of product at Ulta, $12.99 at Walgreens) is offered in 14 shades and I purchased the shade 200 fair and is billed as formulated with Hydrating Serum and minimizes imperfections. It claims to minimize the appearance of imperfections, dark circles, hydrates skin and creates a radiant complexion that doesn’t settle into fine lines.
What I learned from this swatch: This is a super pigmented full coverage concealer… I used only 1 swipe and was able to cover all the way to my knuckles without losing pigmentation or coverage and as you can see it didn’t emphasize the fine lines of my hand.
The next 6 items I purchased from Beautylish….
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Primer ($44 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product on the Beautylish website) is billed as a silky primer that creates a smooth canvas for makeup and doubles as a mixing medium for The Sensual Skin Enhancer.
I did test this primer on the back of my hand. It’s super hydrating and left my hand feeling smooth. I’m definitely looking forward to testing this one out.
Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation ($58 for 0.95 fl oz / 28 ml of product on the Beautylish website) is offered in 16 shades and I purchased the shade Porcelain – light skin with pink undertones and is billed as a weightless, skin-perfecting foundation that delivers an ethereal glow with built-in skincare benefits and claims to be a natural semi satin medium coverage.
What I learned from this swatch: While it looks like it would be too yellow when you first pump this one out.. as you blend it into the skin it truly is a soft neutral undertone. It really is medium coverage but can be built up and does not oxidize nor settle into fine lines.
Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer ($30 for 0.15 fl oz / 4.4 ml on the Beautylish website) is offered in 9 shades and I purchased the shade EC01 – light neutral beige and is billed as a luminous concealer that looks and feels so natural, it’s virtually invisible and claims to be a demi satin medium coverage concealer.
What I learned from this swatch: This concealer is a heavy light to light medium coverage concealer with the most stunning finish. It did not oxidize and it did not sink into the fine lines of my hand.
Kevyn Aucoin The Liquid Contour Wand ($48 for 0.39 fl oz / 11.53 ml of product on the Beautylish website) is offered in 3 shades and I purchased the shade Deep – deep tan with a luminous finish and is billed as the first-ever sculpting wand that claims to be a natural second skin finish.
What I learned from this swatch: First the swatch provided is much deeper and more grey based than the actual product. I don’t think this one will work as a contour for me… It’s too red based but it’s super creamy and blends in so well that it truly looks like second skin.
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation ($44 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product on the Beautylish website, also sold at Sephora) is offered in 30 shades and I purchased the shade 3 neutral and is billed as a medium-coverage foundation with skincare benefits for a hydrated, healthy-looking glow. It claims to be a formula that is flexible, intensely hydrating, smoothing, and pore-minimizing with 16 hours of a dewy natural medium coverage.
What I learned from this swatch: This is at best high light coverage… with buildable possibilities, the finish is satin and stunning on the skin.
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic Swish and Pop Blusher ($40 for 0.28 oz / 8 g on the Beautylish website, also available at Sephora) is offered in 9 shades and I purchased the shade Ecstasy – warn coral outer and golden peach inner and is billed as a healthy, youthful flush with just a “swish” and a “pop” of this two-shade blush.
In this swatch the first stripe is the outer shade the middle is the inner shade and the last is the 2 shades combined.
What I learned from this swatch: This is a very subtle shade, I think on the face I will need to build up the color a bit but it is a pretty shade and finish.
The last 9 items are from Ulta….
L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour ($9.49 for 0.13 oz / 3.69 g of product at Ulta, currently having a buy 2 get 1 free sale) is offered in 34 shades and I purchased it in the shade Peach Fuzz (sot peachy coral – pearl) and is billed as colors that enrich your lips in luxuriously creamy colors infused with pure caring ingredients for rich hydration.
I am familiar with this formula so I don’t have a first impression, it’s just a really great lip formula and a reasonable price point that offers a wide range of shades.
L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour ($9.49 for 0.13 oz / 3.69 g of product at Ulta, currently having a buy 2 get 1 free sale) is offered in 34 shades and I purchased it in the shade Divine Wine (deep wine – satin) and is billed as colors that enrich your lips in luxuriously creamy colors infused with pure caring ingredients for rich hydration.
For some reason this shade photographed super light in shade… I enclosed a picture from the web of the actual tone of this shade.
L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour ($9.49 for 0.13 oz / 3.69 g of product at Ulta, currently having a buy 2 get 1 free sale) is offered in 34 shades and I purchased it in the shade British Red (true blue based red) and is billed as colors that enrich your lips in luxuriously creamy colors infused with pure caring ingredients for rich hydration.
This is the quintessential red lip.
J Cat Beauty Instant Skin Brightening Tone-Up Ultra Brightening Primer ($14.99 for 2.7 oz / 60 ml of product at Ulta) is billed as immediately brightens & tones dull skin with its refresh formulation. With natural toning, the skin is left soft, fresh & hydrated without being sticky and claims to be able to use on the face, elbow, knee and other body areas texture is non-sticky yet hydrating to the skin.
What I learned from this swatch: I thought this was going to be one of the glowy primers and it’s not… it’s just using K Beauty techniques (which it claims to be a k beauty product) to brighten the face. It feels light weight, non greasy and sets down to a satin finish.
Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Foundation SPF 45 ($48 for 1.18 fl oz / 34.9 ml of product at Ulta, also sold at Sephora) is offered in 28 shades and I purchased the shade 1N2 Ecru – light with rosy neutral undertones and is billed as flawless makeup with serious skincare and claims to be a hydrating liquid foundation that helps to soothe and nourish skin for a lasting radiant glow.
What I learned from this swatch: This is a medium, demi-matte coverage with light pigmentation and does not oxidize, but does emphasize some texture.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder ($34 for 0.98 oz / 27.78 g of product at Ulta, also sold at Sephora) is offered in 8 shades and I purchased the shade Lavender – light with cool undertones, great for brightening and is billed as a superfine, weightless loose setting powder curated in 8 sheer shades to perfect and extend makeup wear for that filtered, photo-ready finish on lock.
I don’t have a first impression because I already use, and love this powder in the shade Butta – light medium to medium with warm undertones. I purchased this shade after seeing how brightening on the under eyes this powder can be on TikTok…. I can say however that from this swatch the possibilities for this to be my new go to under eye powder are super high.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color ($26 for 0.13 fl oz / 3.85 ml of product at Ulta, also available at Sephora) is offered in 6 shades and I purchased the shade Unveil (chocolate brown nude) and is billed as a lightweight, longwear liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish and claims to be one stroke intensity with high impact color.
I don’t have a first impression of this lippie because I already have all 7 shades created and absolutely love the formula, shade range and longevity of this lippie.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color ($26 for 0.13 fl oz / 3.85 ml of product at Ulta, also available at Sephora) is offered in 6 shades and I purchased the shade Uncuffed (rosy mauve nude) and is billed as a lightweight, longwear liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish and claims to be one stroke intensity with high impact color.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminizer + Plumper ($24 for 0.30 fl oz / 8.87 ml of product at Ulta, also sold at Sephora) is offered in 5 shades and I received the shade Hot Cherry (sheer red) as a gift with purchase and is billed as a lip luminizer and plumper hybrid that delivers a hint of tint, and fuller-looking lips.
I tested it on my lips today and it does a really great job of plumping up the lips. The word heat in the title of this lippie is out-and-out the best way to describe this plumper. There is a sensation that isn’t quite a tingle or stinging sensation, it’s more of a heat… like when you bite into a chili pepper. It doesn’t burn enough to be bothersome and seems to dissipate with time. This one has a wild cherry scent to it…. I did not dare taste it because I didn’t want to burn my tongue, nor did I want it to swell up… as you can see from the before an after it did a nice job and giving my that juicy plump pout, which lasted for about an hour or so.
That’s all the products I purchased this week… I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits ang health.
Don’t forget to save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.