Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

I’m always looking for a great foundation that will give me flawless skin. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD foundation is one of my long time favorites that I’ve been using off and on for probably the last 10 years. I haven’t had a bottle of it for a while, so I was so happy to have the chance to try it out again.

I love that this foundation comes in 40 shades, so everyone can find their perfect match! The foundation has a medium coverage, and I would say that it is a natural finish, and not too matte or dewy. It applies easily, and blends out effortlessly (I like using a brush). It evens out my skin tone, but still lets my skin peek through.

While I do like this foundation, it isn’t my favorite anymore, and there are a few reasons why I won’t reach for it regularly (and probably why I haven’t for a while). MUFE HD has a natural matte finish, but I tend to prefer a little more of a dewy finish since my skin tends to be more on the dry/normal side, and I just like the look of dewy skin. I don’t like wearing heavy makeup on the daily, but I do like more of a medium to full coverage foundation that will cover most of my freckles. MUFE is nice for when I just want my skin tone evened out, but it doesn’t have enough coverage to cover my freckles, which are pretty dark and I have a lot of them.

Overall, I do still like this foundation and will use it for times I only want a light makeup look, but it won’t be in my every day makeup routine. I would recommend this foundation to someone looking to even out their skin tone, but doesn’t need a ton of coverage because it has a beautiful finish and lasts for a decent amount of time on the skin.

What is your favorite foundation?

💗Ashley

*I received this product complementary for testing purposes from Influenster.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

Shade: Y375

Brush: Sigma F80

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Favorite YSL Lip Products

IMG_2240Lip products are some of my favorite makeup items, especially from YSL, so I thought I would share them with you today.

There are many high end makeup products that I just don’t think are worth the money, but I really think YSL makes amazing lip products (and mascaras!) and really are worth the high price tag. Their packaging is so beautiful and luxurious, and the products also feel that way on the lips.  All of these products make my lips feel so soft and hydrated, and really feel unlike any other lip products I’ve ever tried.

IMG_2241(Left to Right: Rouge Volupte #1, Rouge Volupte Shine #47, Volupte Tint-In-Balm #1, Volupte Tint-In-Oil #6)

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Rouge Volupte is a very creamy, full color lipstick. It feels like silk on your lips!

Rouge Volupte Shine is a medium coverage lipstick that gives a good amount of color, but feels very moisturizing like a lip balm.

Volupte Tint-In-Balm is a sheer coverage color that is more like a tinted lip balm. I love this on days where I’m only wearing light makeup, or even no makeup days.

Volupte Tint-In-Oil is a sheer coverage lip oil. This is probably my favorite out of all four. I normally don’t wear lip gloss because I don’t like the feel of it, but this is an oil that completely moisturizes your lips and is not sticky at all. I love wearing this on light makeup days, especially in the spring and summer. The swatch looks like it might not show up with any color, but on the lips you can definitely see color, although it is sheer.

Have you tried any YSL lip products?  What is your favorite luxury lip product? I’d love to know!

💗Ashley

Favorite Beauty Products of 2015

IMG_6998Today I want to share some of my favorite beauty products from last year.  These are things that I liked to use for the majority of 2015 and couldn’t live without!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

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This mascara is amazing!  In mascara I usually look for something to add a little length and a lot of volume.  I actually kinda like my lashes to be a little clumpy!  The wand is a very chubby, hourglass shaped brush that adds tons on volume and the blackest black pigment.  It’s easily buildable to get the thickest lashes possible and the pretty pink packaging just makes it that much better!

Buy it here!

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

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To me, eyeshadow primers are a must.  They help to prolong the wear time of your shadows and prevent creasing.  I have normal skin, but for some reason my eyelids are super oily so I really need a primer that will not only help my eyeshadow stay on all day, but also keep my lids matte and that’s just what this does.  This one has no color and goes on completely clear, so I love wearing it even if I’m not wearing eyeshadow, just to keep my eyelids from getting oily.

Buy it here!

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil

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I’m really not a fan of lip gloss.  I much prefer lipstick or even a balm, but that all changed when I received a sample of this one from YSL.  That may be because its really not a gloss, but an oil.  It feels like a really nice moisturizing oil.  It has a sheer tint that stains your lips and it also smells amazing!  I love love colors Cherry My Cherie 5, and Peach Me Love 6.

Buy it here!

Essence Lip Liner, Satin Mauve

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I absolutely love how smooth, creamy, and pigmented this lip liner is, and the color is perfection!  Mauve was the hottest lip color of 2015 and I think I found the perfect shade with this lip pencil.  Its so smooth and creamy that I can fill in my entire lip with it not skipping or pulling and have a seamless application.  And if it can’t get any better, its under $2.00!

But it here!

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed, Champagne Pop

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Everyone talks about this highlighter, and for good reason.  Its a unique color compared to many highlighters with it being a light champagne with peachy undertones.  It really reminds me of MAC Melon Pigment which I love!  The application is so creamy and smooth and looks gorgeous on the top of your cheekbones or anywhere else you like to highlight.  I also love using it as an eyeshadow!  Its been out for a while, but it says its limited edition.  I would pick one up while you can!

Buy it here!

MAC Eyeshadow, Saddle

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This is one of my favorite eyeshadows ever!  Its a warm, matte brown that I love to put in the crease and it pairs nicely with so many other colors.  Its a color that I can’t live without and I use it in most eyeshadow looks.  I love to pair it with Champagne Pop on the lid!

Buy it here!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder, Havana

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I bought the Anastasia Contour Kit after I heard everyone raving about it but I ended up not loving it so much.  I use all of the colors occasionally on the face or eyes, but the only color I really love is Havana.  I love to use this color as a bronzer on the outer edges of my face.  Its matte but I love the warm tan it gives to my face.  It’s nicely pigmented and blends out easily.  I’m glad you can buy the colors individually because when I run out of Havana, I really don’t want to buy the whole kit.

Buy it here!

❤ Ashley

 

Favorite Beauty Products of the Moment

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This is a little bit of a different kind of post for me.  Today I thought it would be fun to share the beauty products that I’ve been loving lately.  Here are my top 5 of the moment:

Too Faced Natural Matte eyeshadow palette

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This palette is a collection of 9 neutral toned matte shadows.  Neutral colored shadows are my favorite so that’s what really caught my attention.  Many brands have been putting out all matte palettes lately, but I really love every single color in this one.   They are buttery smooth and blend amazingly.  There is a good range of light to deeper colors, and cool and warm, which really makes it easy to get complete looks only using this one palette.  I originally bought this because I thought it would be great for traveling since its so compact.  I like to pack this and one single shimmery shadow, or even just use my highlight if I want to add shimmer.  And if it can get even better, I think the packaging is so cute!  Buy it here!

NYX Color Correcting Powder in Banana

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I’ve been on the hunt for a good concealer setting powder for under my eyes for a while now.  I really like using yellow powders to help brighten, but I haven’t found one I love until now.  This one from NYX works so well to keep my concealer from creasing and brightening under my eyes, way better than even higher end powders like Anastasia’s.  The only thing I do not like about this is that’s a loose powder, but that’s just preference.  I believe there is a pressed powder version, so I’ll probably give that a try once this runs out.  Buy it here!

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Amaze

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If you haven’t tried ColourPop, you are seriously missing out!  The texture of their eye shadows is amazing.  They have a very unique bouncy texture that almost feels wet, but when you apply it to your eyes its like a powder.  They have tons of shades to choose from, and the best part is that they’re only $5!  I’ve been loving the color Amaze which is a rose gold with mulit-colored glitter in a metallic finish.  Buy it here!

ColourPop Lippie Stix

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Another amazing ColourPop product is their Lippie Stix.  These lipsticks are great quality and again, are only $5!  They have an extensive array of colors and finishes, and they all have coordinating lip pencils that match.  I honestly couldn’t pick a favorite color because I’ve been loving all of the ones I have.  Pictured here is the color Tootsi, a matte cool toned greige.  The formulas are very comfortable on the lips, even the matte shades don’t feel drying.  Buy it here!

Velour Lashes in CarliLash

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I love lashes for a fun night out to amp up my look.  With my hooded lids, its sometimes hard to find false lashes that don’t overwhelm my eyes and look too long.  These are my favorite lashes I’ve ever used!  They are definitely long, but not too long, and have just the right amount of volume.  I love the look of them with clusters of lashes that flare out.  These are on the pricey side, but they can be used an average of 25 times, or even more if they’re taken care of.  Buy it here!

Hope you enjoyed!  What are some of your favorite beauty products?