Happy Friday! If you didn't know, I am majoring in Retail Merchandising and Management in college. So after graduation, I plan on working in corporate. I want to work for a company that is serious but also is fun and goofs off. I recently found out that Dia & Co, has what they call a "Try-Friday". Every Friday they rock an outfit that puts them outside of their comfort zone. How awesome is that!? That's the kind of company I would want to work for. I can just imagine them commenting all day about how cute people's outfits are. Anyways, I wanted to do my own version of "Try-Friday", but instead I wanted to apply the concept to my makeup.
I am that kind of girl that gets up practically thirty minutes to an hour early just so I can get ready. I love doing a full face of makeup: foundation, blush, winged eyeliner, smokey eye-shadow, mascara, and lipgloss. I just feel more "me" if I do. I feel put together and just more confident if I do. On the other hand, I envy those girls that look incredibly cute in a ponytail, no/minimal makeup, and a sweatshirt. So I wanted to come up with a more "natural" look for spring. Something that is fresh and light.
*Side note, my boyfriend shot these photos of me, and I forgot to turn the focus on auto for him. So he was using manual focus except he didn't know it. So I am just thankful that these two turned out* Anyways, ever since I started wearing makeup, I've used liquid foundation. First it was to cover my freckles. Now, it's to cover break outs. Ever since the past year and a half, I've been breaking out. Last year, they were nasty ones. They've pretty much gone away minus a couple of small ones. However, they've left some nasty scars. Like I said, I've never had this happen to me. I now know what it feels like for all those teenagers in high school that suffered with breakouts. I feel the need to cover up the scars as best as I can. For me, I found liquid foundation did the trick. I always loved the idea though of a powder foundation. To me, it seemed more "natural" and less "fake". So I gave it a shot.
The powder that I ended up using is L'eclisse Pressed Mineral Foundation. For shade reference, I am in the shade Creamy Pearl. The fact that the makeup is made more naturally, no synthetic dyes, talc etc., really made me love it that much more. I realize that all the harmful chemicals I've been putting in and on my body can cause nasty side effects down the road. So I feel more comfortable using a product like this.
The product itself was amazing ( and no I'm not getting paid to say any of this). I was worried that the shade wouldn't match me since I am quite fair. But it blended in so smoothly and left no harsh lines like my liquid foundation does. My favorite part about it is how easy it is to apply. I can go in with a brush and apply it ever so quickly. This will become my go to when I'm in a hurry. Plus, it doesn't leave my hands feeling messy like my liquid foundation does.
The foundation doesn't quite cover my breakouts and my scars. They still peak through a little. I expected that though. And like I said, I wanted a more natural look, so I'm okay with it. Overall this "Try it Friday" was a success! I'm excited to add this foundation to my collection. I think it's going to be awesome for summer when I need just a quick, easy look for going to the beach. Oh and if you're wondering what's on my lips, it's Bronze Shimmer. The perfect dark nude. This week, I challenge you to try a trend that is outside of your comfort zone.
SHOP MY LIPGLOSS ||SHOP MY FOUNDATION
, by Kate