Mid-Range Makeup Brands
Higher levels of SPF are typically found in tinted moisturizers. Seems like SPF remains the most stable in tinted moisturizers and wears the best. I notice anything with a high level of SPF in a foundation either gives my face a white cast or ends up separating the foundation formula.
I do think that, what I dubbed the “year of the SPF”, will continue this Summer with foundations sporting higher and higher sun protection. Last Summer, SPF took front seat and we saw SPF products with levels of 50 and above. The year before, it seemed 30 and under were the trend. Granted, this is within the US of course.
Lucky enough, someone finally woke up, and last Summer we saw some great products with higher levels of SPF than ever before.
That’s why I’m quite excited to check out the new Philosophy Divine Flawless Foundation which sports a whooping SPF 50. This is possibly the highest level of SPF I’ve ever seen in a foundation product here in the US market.
Take a look!
As I suspected, I’m so damn good at predictions, Bare Escentuals has introduced several shades of pressed blush. Bare Escentuals Ready Powder Blush isn’t a great surprise as the introduction of the Ready Eyeshadows was a brief prologue of things to come.
Of course, it is an exciting release simply because people generally enjoy the BE experience but not the messy application so a pressed format of the blush will make application run a bit smoother. Buxom has new pressed blushes as well but I wasn’t particularly keen on them, dare I say they were a little too vibrant for me but I’m quite curious about these.
Take a look, see if any shades call your name! As for me, I’m hoping for a pressed version of Fruit Cocktail, my HG (holy grail) BE blush of choice!
I braved the jungle of Walgreens yesterday because I needed pick something up really quick. Stupid, I know. People were jammed packed into a single aisle snatching up chocolate hearts and anything else they could get their hands on like the world was coming to an end or a snow storm was coming, either of those two.
Of course, I had to make a quick pit stop into the cosmetic aisles and what do my eyes behold? A Liplicious Lipgloss sitting, sealed, in a small bin in one of the center aisles that houses newly released makeup displays. I wanted to snap a picture of it but there was employees milling around and they get their panties literally in a bunch when you whip out the old iPhone and start taking photos of makeup. I think it’s against the law, either that or they think I’m some sort of secret shopper.
I’m pretty sure it was some sort of sign of approval telling me it’s ok to buy more Liplicious Lipgloss.
I swear to the makeup gods this really happened.
Needless to say my current lemming is the new Liplicious Glass Collection which according to Bath & Body Works are lip essentials for our makeup bags.
I imagine some of you are excited as I am about the next Tarte QVC Today Special Value. It’s coming shortly.
March 16th to be exact.
Here’s some details!
Ooo the MAC Vera Crushed Metallic Pigments are dazzling darlin’! So incredibly vibrant, so beautiful, and oh my god such a mess to use.
Ha…but I guess we have to make some sacrifices for gorgeous pigments eh?