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Bare Minerals bareSkin Serum Foundation: Working 9 to 5!

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Ok, y’all. I’m sorry, but I totally have to brag on this foundation again. It has once again blown my mind!

So, yesterday was Easter Sunday. For me, that meant church service plus a mid-afternoon brunch with my extended family. It’s truly one of my favorite days of the year. But because this day is not about me, I didn’t want to have to wonder about my makeup all day. Turns out, thanks to Bare Minerals and Rimmel, I didn’t have to!

Now, while I’m still mad Rimmel refuses to acknowledge ANY deep skin tones with their foundations, their Stay Matte Primer is bomb.com/forrealyall.htm! I used it underneath my “Mineral Veil sandwich” and it worked wonders on my T-zone! I usually have to blot a few times, which isn’t the end of the world, but yesterday, I did not blot once!

I also applied my Bronzing Mineral Veil, using a patting method I saw in one of Wayne Goss’ YouTube videos. I usually use a powder brush, which apparently isn’t the best method for really setting your makeup. I learn so much from his YouTube channel!

So, anyway, I put my makeup on 9:30AM, and returned home to take it off at 5:30PM. I looked in the mirror and I wasn’t shiny! Not even around my nose! I was just slightly dewy, which my skin doesn’t ever do. Ever. I’m either extremely matte (right after application) or shiny, at the end of the day. There isn’t an in between.

I liked the dewy look on my skin. I could get used to it, but I’m not going to hold my breath! Humid season hasn’t hit the Midwest yet, so I won’t get ahead of myself just yet. All I know is that I just may have stumbled upon a method to help control my oily spots, and it’s mostly because of the new Bare Minerals bareSkin serum foundation, which continues to impress me!

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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Review: Bare Minerals bareSkin Serum Foundation

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I had high hopes when it was announced that Bare Minerals was finally going to dip its toe in the liquid foundation pool. While I have their matte mineral foundation (and earlier tried the pressed Ready formula, which I didn’t like), part of me has always preferred liquid foundations. Revlon’s Colorstay and Cover Girl’s Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation are my two favorite options. They’re about as close to “Holy Grail” status as any foundation has gotten for me… that is, until this new Bare Minerals liquid foundation came along.

I’ve been trying to pump the breaks — ever since I got it — and not get too ahead of myself when it comes to this product, but I’m just so darn impressed so far! I pre-ordered the darkest shade available (more on that later) via QVC back in February. It shipped 2 days early and got here last Wednesday. I couldn’t wait to try it out!

After shaking, and just letting 2 drops fall into the brush’s custom reservoir (seriously, this brush is cool!), I scoffed at the idea that it could cover half of my face, but let me tell you that it totally did! I was amazed. I said “WOW!” out loud. No wonder that bottle is supposed to last forever!

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Review: Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup

Ahhhh, so months later, I finally get around to sharing my thoughts on Revlon’s newish foundation, the Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup. All any of you really know about my feelings on this product is that it’s really not WOC-friendly. FYI, every time I go to drugstores around town, the darkest shade is still Caramel. * continues to side eye Revlon*

Anyway, before I dive into my review, let me sum it up quickly: I LOVE IT!

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Knee Jerk: Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation

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I’ve been curious about this product since I first saw it. Well, to be fair, I learned of the Revlon version (PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup) first, but after reading so many negative reviews of it (especially for us oily skinned chicas), I decided to pass. Then I heard there was a Maybelline version, called Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation.

Naturally I gravitated towards the Revlon version since they have just owned me lately. That includes their Colorstay Liquid Makeup, which I’ve been using exclusively, in terms of base foundation, for the past year and a half. But hearing the Revlon Airbrush foundation had sparklies immediately turned me off. No, it doesn’t mean there are big chunks or anything, but those don’t look the best on those of us who tend to get oily. I, for one, sometimes end up looking like a shiny penny. Don’t need to add sparkles to that! But aside from that, I also ready other reviews and pretty much none of them came off that impressed, so I didn’t even bother. Maybe some day I will, but it’s not likely.

So, I read and watched a few reviews from women of color (I usually look to them first) and they were surprisingly favorable. So, I decided once I got my hands on some coupons, I’d give it a shot!

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