I actually didn’t have anything planned after the ADDICTION post but after getting an awesome package today I decided to do my makeup anyway… I have a lot of stuff I’ve only swatched but never worn (plus I *AM* trying to use up my Bourjois foundation so…)
Today was an experiment in (mostly) foundation application!
My dear, lovely Old Cow sent me a bomb of a package! I won her blog contest for a foaming milk face wash, and she tucked in WAY too many goodies (as per usual) so I’m going to write about them one at a time… since I’ve only used one of them!! I was super excited about everything But most of all, this little beauty.
This is the Cosmpolotian Blend Perfection Sponge, the latest in a line of Beauty Blender dupes… only this one is a similar shade of hot pink! I’ve wanted to try the BeautyBlender since I started using liquid foundation, but it’s hard to find in Calgary and extremely expensive – so when I found a ‘cheap’ drugstore dupe I jumped on it… only it turns out it’s only available in the UK at Superdrug. >__<; I’m so grateful my Old Cow managed to find this and was kind enough to send it to me.
I forgot to take a picture of it totally dry (this is still a bit damp and drying) but it just about doubled in size (I will take a comparison pic and post it to my twitter at some point). Wet the sponge, squeeze out the water, and stipple it over your face (with a boing-boing motion).
I LOVED the finish of this sponge! No streaky marks, even coverage, and it was fast! And soft The only downside (other than needing someone from the UK to get me one) is that it used 2 pumps of foundation instead of my normal 1… I don’t think the coverage looks any heavier, but a bit does get soaked into the sponge. I didn’t mind so much since I am trying to finish this foundation (and have several to go)!
I washed afterwards with the Daiso sponge cleaning soap and water
Version 1 of this look uses one of the new L’Oreal Infalliable Le Rouge Lipsticks in 130 Enduring Berry – this didn’t quite last the 10 hrs of wear (I’d say a good 6) but the lipstick wasn’t drying at all.
Version 2 uses a lipstick from the same line but this time in 138 Forever Fuschia. I need to do a close-up of this lip look at some point, but there is an almost duo-chrome sparkle to this lipstick… I love it!
Other products used:
And the Euro/Asia/Canada version of Chanel Regard Perle – from my dear Nunu
I really love the sponge – will use it as much as possible – and I am still loving my spring Chanel stuff! Now just to finish off some of my stash… I think another month and I’ll be done my Bourjois foundation!