Don't get me wrong, Florida sunshine is great. But today I needed it not to feel like 100 degrees. I wanted to go check out makeup to try and figure out what I wanted. So, I caked on the makeup this morning - knowing I would be in stores like ULTA, Sephora, and MAC. Well shoot, you walk to your car and your sweating already and your makeup just feels like its going to fall off. It was so gross.
Anyways my adventure. ULTA, blah didn't find much, and I think I was still on my toes about my acne showing through my makeup. I of course wanted to look flawless at a makeup store filled with other flawless skin. Slipped out of there quickly.
Next comes Sephora. After shooing away the clerks long enough, I finally gave in to one woman's advances (Hmm... that doesn't sound quite right ). I said listen, "I HAVE ACNE", and of course what did she say... "Well have you tried any cleansing products?", YES I'VE TRIED PRODUCTS! What kind of question was that, anyways I told her I wasn't looking for cleansing products that I was using Acne.org and had faith - I want makeup. I had two older woman helping me out, they were truly so helpful. I wanted a coraly blush and realized the NARS & Benefit (Look at my makeup list from a previous post) was just too shimmery for me. They also answered tons of questions I had. What did I get?
Makeup Forever Sculpting Blush in 20 -
Sample of Bare Minerals Matte in Medium Beige (not in stores yet)
Sample of Cover FX in E40 (liquid foundation)
I also ordered my samples of Everyday Mineral and The All Natural Face minerals. Hopefully I find a match.
Now let's talk MAC (counter @ a department store). All the stores I went to were all about trying to get me to put the makeup on and I was like "heck no". I don't want to add any other factors into me breaking out and I thought it sounded icky. Well... I totally tried the makeup! Shame on me. But here's the thing, I was thinking about using MAC makeup if I didn't like the minerals. So this was the only way to try the makeup out. I was only going to buy eyeliner, but then the lady convinced me to do a makeover. I was like"Ahhhh, I've never done this before I'm nervous." She was like don't worry we clean everything and blah blah blah." I was like, "ya know what let's just do it." Ummm.... I didn't even think about it, but she totally took makeup wipes and removed all my face makeup - my acne was hanging all out in the middle of the department store! So here is what went on:
Bought Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Stubborn Brown - so smudge proof!
Prep + Prime Skin Base
Studio Fix Fluid in NW30
Select Coverup NW20
Select Sheer Press Powder in NW30
This was my first time in so long with intense liquid foundation. I hated how it looked right after she put it on - one word cake. Then the powder went on > better, but not great, still cake-like. However, once I got home 1-2 hours later, I actually really liked how it looked. A LOT better coverage than Bare Minerals, color matched really good, and it doesn't feel heavy or greasy at all. It honestly looked really nice. Want to see a picture of me? So... we will have to see. Maybe I will become a MAC girl?
Well that was my day. Can't wait to update you on my face tomorrow.