Sarah M.'s Beauty Product Reviews
My new go-to!
I've actually been meaning to review this for a while! About 2 months ago, I was getting really fed up with my skin. I've been having horrible break outs seemingly out of nowhere, I have combo/oily skin, but I've always taken pretty good care of it. My foundations (drugstore brands) weren't cutting it as far as coverage went. I went to MAC one day on my lunch break and explained the skin problems I was having, that I wanted a nearly full coverage matte foundation, and the artist suggested matchmaster. She did a swatch of 1.5 on my skin and gave me a sample to use over a few days to see what I thought. 1.5 ended up being a little too dark, but after a week I decided to go back and get 1.0 and ever since it's been amazing! I usually prime, apply matchmaster, and set with Elf's HD translucent powder, and it stays all day! I even wore it to a theme park a week ago, in 110 degree weather and it held up relatively nicely for about half the day! Amazing amazing foundation.
I heard a lot of negatives about this product and the Maybelline Dream Nude Foam foundation. I decided I was going to try one or the other, so I ventured out to my local WalMart. I found a can of the Maybelline foundation that'd been opened and tested, so I swatched it on my hand and there was barely any coverage. I found the same with this foundation (only a LOT darker than my shade) and I fell in love! The texture is wonderful, and the coverage is even and buildable. I did some guesswork and found that my shade was 002 Shell. I wore it out for the first time today under Revlon's Color Stay powder, and it held up incredibly well. I heard a lot of stories about this product oxidizing and turning orange during the day, and luckily that didn't happen in my case. A little also goes a VERY long way with this product. I only used maybe 1.5 nickel sized amounts and it gave great coverage for my whole face. Didn't make my Combination/Oily skin anymore greasy or shiny which is a suuuper plus for me! Definitely happy with my purchase and I would totally recommend it.
Great way to get unique nails!
Some of us aren't naturally blessed with a steady hand or artistic talent, but that doesn't mean you can't have a ridiculously cute DIY manicure! I got my first set of Konad products about a year ago and I've been in love with it ever since! The only cons are that you do have to have a special top coat to avoid smearing and you have to work (very!) quickly.