So I had the best intentions over the last 3 weeks to blog a ton, but I was away enjoying a family vacation to Orlando, Florida. Disneyworld being the big ticket attraction, of course. I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old, so they had a great time and so did me and daddy. lol.
I plan to do a what I beauty items I packed on my trip and what I should have packed post. Haha, I packed too much! I do that everytime though :)
When I got home, I was in need of some items so I nipped over to Sephora before work one day and came away with these:
I picked up the Laura Mercier Secret Camoflage concealer duo in SC-5, the Kat Von D eyeshadow palette in Saint, a UDPP and as a 100 point perk I grabbed the Korres Mattifying Face Primer.
I had 600+ points but wasn't too keen on the Sephora pack they were offering as a 500 point perk. So I opted for this primer since I've been looking for a new one. I've been having a bit of a hard time finding one I really like for my skin right now. Last year I was loving the Illamasqua Satin Primer in the winter and the Illamasqua Matt Primer in the summer but my skin seems to have changed quite a bit because I'm finding my skin gets oily with both of them lately, which is strange because my skin is usually dry but not lately.
Today is my second day using it and I love the way it works for me so far. It has quite a lemony scent which is took a minute to get used to, but I quite like lemony smells so it doesn't bother me. It isn't silicone based, thank god, because they make me break out. Boo. This feels like a tacky moisturizer going on and then dries so I don't feel so much of the tackiness. I find it works amazingly well with my Illamasqua Skin Base foundation so I'm happy about that. I think that I might purchase a full size of this when my sample runs out. I had my heart set on the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light cuz of all the good reviews so I might have to try that out first before I make my decision but I'm definitely happy with this one so far. Oh and I don't know if it's my new moisturizer which I started using at the same time (Clean & Clear Morning Burst Morning Glow moisturizer) or this primer but my skin is feeling sooooo soft. I'm not gonna question it, just gonna enjoy it!
This Laura Mercier camo duo is so amazing. Again, only been using it for 2 days now but I love it. If you guys have been following me for a while now you know that I have some pigmentation issues (hyperpigmentation) and I've been using the pro longwear concealer from MAC to conceal it but I've been finding that with all the sun from Florida, the spots have gotten darker and it's I'm using too much product for my liking to conceal them. (read:$$$$) As a warning, if you haven't used this concealer before it is SO SO dry. But for me and for what I need it for, this is bomb. Seriously. I don't need as much, but I can build it up to full coverage and it lasts all day. All day. Plus it doesn't feel like I'm caked with concealer.
It's been really cold lately so it feels like this concealer is rock hard. So I
either warm it up under a lamp bulb or use my blowdryer for a minute to warm it up. It dries like it would if you didn't warm it up. I'll do a post on application hopefully soon.
UDPP, well I'm sure the majority of you know about this anyway. There are so many reviews out there on this and I'm sure my feelings on it are quite similar to those. Love it.
Let me know if you have any questions about any of these products and I can try to answer them once I've had the chance to try them out a bit more :)
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