Currently I’m obsessed with J.Cat Beauty Liptitude 24/7 Hydrating Lip Stain ($5.99). This semi-matte lip stain or liquid lipstick according to moi has intense color pay off and has a lovely, lightweight formula that doesn’t try lips out.
Maybelline Dream Blender Foundation Blending Sponge ($5.99) is a blending sponge created for use with the brand new Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation that released with the Maybelline Spring 2016 Collection.
If you read my blog you’re likely intimately associated with my love of the Elizabeth Arden Makeup Blender Brush! I love that sponge so much. It’s a simple precise point sponge with an attached handle that you can use with creams, liquids, BB Creams, etc…it gives any and all foundations a perfectly flawless finish.
The new Maybelline Dream Blender Foundation Blending Sponge is just as awesome and way more budget friendly.
Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation ($10.99) is a new hydrating matte foundation. Wait, what? Hydrating and matte? Is that even possible? That’s exactly what Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation is though! This is a new hydrating matte finish foundation that promises to keep skin moist yet still manages to provide a smooth, matte finish.
Dry skin is a pain to deal with but oily skin can can be both rewarding and equally as troublesome as dry skin sometimes. Controlling oil and shine and curbing dryness and keeping skin moist is incredibly difficult sometimes. When skin is dry we tend to want to add as much moisture as possible but we risk creating unnecessary shine. With oily skin our first instinct is to to control shine and we’re reaching for powders to mattify but there is such a thing as over mattifying which in turns leads to dullness, tightness, and even flakiness that’s because you may be curing shine but you’re also not providing enough moisture to skin. The question is how does one get the perfect balance?
That’s where Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation comes into play. Soft, matte, and hydrating enough for drier types without sucking moisture from skin yet gentle, matte, and lightly hydrating for oily skin to curb shine yet still provide a bit of moisture that won’t make you more oily or greasy. So yes, hydrating matte is totally a thing and Maybelline harnessed the power of it and put it into a foundation that both dry and oily skin users can enjoy.
Benefit Shy Beam Matte Liquid Highlighter ($26) is officially available at Sephora.com yay! This is a nude pink matte highlighter in a soft shade of baby pink that’s completely shimmer free. I got a chance to try this out Benefit Operation Pore-Proof Kit recently and I loved it and couldn’t wait for Benefit to release it all its own.
This is fabulous using above cheek bones right below the wells of your eyes to contour with as it lifts and adds brightness to the area! It’s also great to use on the brow bone for a hint of brightness! There’s no end to the ways you can use this to add a little light (but not shimmer) to your complexion!
Love this stuff!
See swatches below!