Tis about that time kids! Summer is coming, very slowly, but it is coming. As Summer approaches I tend to haul out lighter coverage and look out for anything that will make me look flawless but isn’t incredibly heavy. Of course tinted moisturizers are a great way to even out your skin tone, make you look flawless, plus most include some sort of SPF for sun protection.
They aren’t always cheap! Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a shocking $42. I’ve always found it a little crazy that tinted moisturizer costs so much and in some cases more than run of the mill foundation.
Anyway, here’s some affordable, cheaper tinted moisturizers to keep your beauty budget in shape this season so at least you’ll have some left over cash for a bikini after purchasing your TM.
Dudes, I somehow got fraked up at CVS and paid $11.99 for the new Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Mineral Correcting Concealer and it’s listed as $8.95 on their site. Not cool CVS, not cool at all.
Totally in a bad mood about that but I’ll survive as it was worth the extra moolah because I likey ALOT!
Check it after the jump!
Around the time I was turning 30, oh shut it, I so did not admit to being over 30….
A-hem….around this time I was a firm believer in NO powder under the eyes. I swear when I hit 30 it was scary good times under my eyes, so dry, Sahara Desert dry, possibility of no water on Mars dry, someone did not fill up the Pur Water Pitcher dry…..you get the point right?
So yes no powder was allowed anywhere near my eyes around this time, it was bad. Anytime I attempted getting powder near the area or tried setting my concealer with it, I’d end up aging myself 20 years or more. All that dryness really made for a terrible time.
The good news is I discovered how to treat my aging eyes correctly and suddenly I’m a firm believer in powders especially brightening powders for under my eye area.
That’s why I got excited when I recently came across the new Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Perfecting Mineral Concentrate.
Check it after the jump!
Physicians Formula has a brand new organic range of cleansers for removing makeup. I ran across the line recently while I was in Harmon’s and snatched up one or two items to review here.
Take the jump for the word on Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Eye Make Remover Liquid and Pads.
The Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Collection consists of two eye makeup removers, a cleansing makeup remover, and makeup remover Towelettes. The line is priced at $9.95 on the Physicians Formula site but I got my items for $7.99 each plus a $3 coupon which was stuck on the packaging thus bringing the price down to $4.99 per an item. I suppose $7.99 is a reasonable price but $4.99 felt even better, particularly because I was so disappointed with the items I did haul.
If you’re a lover of organic makeup these should appeal. Physicians Formula says they are 100% Free of Harsh Chemicals, 100% Paraben-Free, and 100% Cruelty Free. I honestly did not buy them because they were organic I was simply yearning for a cheap eye makeup remover which led me to purchase the two removers offered.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Eye Makeup Remover comes in a liquid form and in a pad form. Although it didn’t promise to remove waterproof mascara I was stupidly hopeful by some small miracle it would. Both products have a fresh, herbal lavender scent which is quite pleasant. For basic eye makeup remover, sans waterproof mascara, or mascara in general, they do a decent job but if you wear heavy makeup including waterproof mascara these aren’t going to get you very far. So you see why I was feeling shut down and disappointed. Why aren’t there any decent eye makeup removers at the drugstore?
Although it failed to remove my mascara and didn’t do much good on pigmented aqua eye shadow I still can’t trash it completely as it is an ideal product for those that wear minimal eye makeup and need a gentle makeup remover or prefer products that are both green friendly and free of harsh chemicals.
Overall, I’ll probably refrain from purchasing any more of this collection but I am every so slightly curious about the cleanser but since I was a tad hohum about these two removers I’ll safely skip. These should be at your local drugstore as I found them locally if you’re interested. My final verdict, no likey.
Along with the $3 instant coupon on each product there was a $5 mail in rebate so it’s virtually like getting the products free if you don’t mind the leg work of rebates.
Anyone try this line?
Anyone interested in it?
Ok, are you listening?
Make sure your listening.
This is important.
For $10 USD or less you can have awesome flawless skin.
Are you in?
If you like the way my skin looks in my photos you can thank my secret weapon which I’ve been using for at least 10 years now.
It creates flawless perfection.
Seriously the best stuff I ever used in my life.
Now you know I HATE drugstore cosmetics within the US however this stuff deserves some serious props.
I discovered this when I was a wee lass and on a student budget and since I started using it I never looked back.
It can be used as my sole foundation, as a quick touch up, as a finishing powder, to hide dullness, to refresh my skin, to create the illusion of pure perfection.
Sounds too good to be true right?
But it’s true.
WHAT IS IT MUSE!?
Physicians Formula Multi-Colored Pressed Powder Palette.
Go figure right?
I’ve seriously used this stuff since I was a teen and I just love it. I recently had to purchase a new one and I thought gee I need to share this with the world.
See? Told you I needed a new one!
So here I am telling you all about my secret weapon that creates the flawlessness you see in all my photos.
The powder comes in a few different color selections but I use Creamy Natural. I think it’s safe to say that Creamy Natural should work on fair, medium, and yellow tone skin. I think this should be flattering on Asian skin but I can’t completely guarantee it as I haven’t yet convinced any of my Asian girl friends to take the dive (they are just as snobby as me when it comes to drugstore beauty brands!). However, it has so many variations of beige in it that I think it should even out yellows very nicely!
The palette is made up of several colors including white, darker, lighter, and medium shades of beige. Each color combines to create this rather amazing shade that’s completely flattering to my skin tone.
I’ve used the product as a finishing powder mostly but I can easily get away with using it as foundation. It’s truly pure perfection. It works amazing well at creating this soft focused look that I’ve never been able to duplicate with expensive powders I’ve tried. It evens out my skin tone, removes dullness, and just makes my skin look beautifully flawless.
I love the packaging too by the way! It’s a two way compact with the powder on top and a small compartment underneath for tucking in the super soft puff application it comes with.
Sadly, it does contain talc and parabens. Parabens are definately a no for many people but I don’t mind them as much and talc has been known to cause break outs however I’ve never experienced that problem with this.
Is it love?
If I had to pick three products to take with me on a deserted island would this be one?
This one is holy grail material.
I love it and I’m kindly sharing it with you!
Go out, grab some, and try it out! I bet you’ll be hooked!
This is by far the best Beauty Budget purchase I ever made in my life and if they ever axe this from the line I might as well jump out a window! Can’t live without it!
The Muse Approves it big time!
Want to try it?
What’s your holy grail powder?
Tell the Muse!
Enjoy some past Beauty on a Budget posts!
Rimmel Underground Spring Collection 2008: Rock, Spark and Spin
Physicians Formula Plump Potion Review
Latest Obsession: Aquafina Advanced Hydrating Facial Spray Review
Beauty on a Budget: Twice as Clean Gift Set
Physicians Formula Flawless Complexion Kit Review
Shiseido Kesho Wakusei Summer Collection Line Up
Terra Eyeshadow Review
When Beauty on a Budget, Goes Wrong: Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Review