Yesterday I road tested the Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous foundation and I have to say that I like it much better than the 3 in 1 foundation I used a few days ago.
While this is the same shade as I used in the 3 in 1, this version is maybe half a shade darker.
While I did only have it on for about 5 hours before I took it off, it was enough for me to know that this foundation will be very wearable for me. It did not settle into my pores at all. Wrinkles - maybe a bit by the time I took it off but that may have been my misuse of powder. I am finding out that I need to use a very light hand when it comes to powder. I follow Wayne Goss on YouTube and he shared a tip about powdering before applying foundation and believe it or not, it actually works. I just didn't do it this time.
One layer seemed to be more medium coverage while two layers was just about perfect to cover up the redness of my cheeks. The pink that you see here is actually the blush I used out of my NYX palette. And if you look really closely, there's a baby wing on my eyes!
I'm still a little nervous about winged eyeliner. It looks so good on other girls but when I played around with a full wing - not so much on me. The baby wing looks much better. I used eyeshadow to create it so it's not as defined as it would have been had I used liquid liner. Baby steps, people.
Instead of using a brush to put this foundation on, I used my new Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
Can I just say that I love this sponge? I've seen the original Beauty Blender but just can't bring myself to shell out $20 for it. I got this sponge on Amazon for around $8 - and yes, I do realize I could have gotten it directly from Real Techniques for $6 and even cheaper elsewhere but I didn't see that until after I'd already bought mine. At least I know I can get a replacement much more cheaply.
The flat end is perfect for applying foundation. I put a couple of pumps on the back of my hand and dabbed away.
The sponge expands and becomes very squishy after a good dousing of water. I don't feel like it sucks up too much product either. I even used the sides to blend in my contour, blush and highlight all at once. While it was still damp, I used it after powder to take away the powdery look. Worked like a charm. Won't have to do that if I follow Wayne's advice.
I've also added a couple of products to the skin care collection.
Since I have been having trouble getting a straight, unstuttered line on my eyes, I decided I needed to add an eye cream to the arsenal. Keeping in mind that the more natural and simpler the better when it comes to my skin, I chose the Say Yes to Blueberries version.
The box says it will reduce the look of fine lines in 7 days! I'll just be happy if I can run an eye pencil over my lash line without it looking like skid marks, thank you.
The other product is Almay's Lash Care Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads.
I do like these. They take off the eye makeup without irritating my eyes. And since I'm dealing with sparse lashes at the moment, I like that it specifies lash care. I'm still trying the lash accelerator, though. Used it again the other night a few hours before bedtime, which gave it time to dry so I didn't wake up irritated the next morning. I think every other night will suffice until my eyes adjust to it. If it works, I'll feature it here.
That's it for now. Want to know what that is on my nails? Check out the blog tomorrow.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned!