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Day 45. Accutane vs. makeup; e.l.f. haul to the rescue?



So in my quest to find the perfect foundation for my Accutane'd skin, I pulled out an old enemy from amongst the mess on my dresser: Revlon PhotoReady.

Oil-slicked, pre-'tane moi hated this foundation. I bought it at CVS a while ago thinking "hm, I like Revlon's ColorStay, so maybe this (new) thing is even better!" Oh how WRONG I was. The color was too light for my skin, it blended horribly, it didn't cover my acne at all, and I really disliked the shiny stuff in it.

Well, I tried it today out of desperation and two things happened:

1. It matched nearly perfectly (blame winter and 'tane for me being super pale!) and

2. It went on smoothly, covered nicely, and stayed put all day.

The only complaint I have is that I can't stipple it on. I have to swipe it on with my fingers because the formula is weird. :)

On top of this magnificent find, my local Target re-set a bunch of their cosmetics aisles today (FYI, your local Target is likely to have done the same!) and saw that E.L.F. PRODUCTS WERE OUT! I had such a hard time not grabbing everything I saw, and the display wasn't even finished before I grabbed a few things I've been dying to try. I ended up getting a set of false lashes, a waterproof eyeliner pen, their makeup mist & set (never tried a makeup setter spray before; so excited!), and some cream eyeliner. On top of this I grabbed... wait for it... tinted moisturizer, in porcelain, "for very fair skin tones with yellow undertones" (GOSH IF THAT DOESN'T DESCRIBE ME!

All this for less than 10 dollars (with Target Red Card discount)!!!!!

So even though I'm really liking the PhotoReady, I'm really excited to try e.l.f.'s tinted moisturizer. Beyond excited. Like the exclamation marks didn't tip you off already. :D

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I know you said you don't have the funds to buy a more expensive base, but MAC liquid full coverage foundation is AMAZING! It works wonders and they have so many shades that is easy for them to find one that will match. It has worked great with my accutane treatment... The cost is 25 dollars a bottle but it will last 6 months. If you do purchase I recommend you get the pump with it....It makes it last longer. I hope this helps! And by the way my derm up my accutane to 80 mg a day...I'm freaking out! LOL

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