Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation Review and More!

Hi all!  I have been testing out some new Urban Decay products that were sent for my honest review!

I love Urban Decay (I have also just purchased the Urban Decay Naked Honey palette and will be reviewing it next week).  Their products are innovative and cruelty free, and the ingredients are good for you! Here’s what I received:

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The main product I wanted to review is the Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation ($39 USD) — The claims for this foundation are:

This lineup of 50 shades with 9 shade intensities, 3 mastertones, and 7 undertones to dial in precise color match. The waterproof, longwear foundation feels like wearing nothing, thanks to a breathable, flexible formula that moves with you (all day and all night, up to 24 hours!). It not only feels better, it even looks better with its stay-true color, which minimizes the appearance of pores—so you always look like you.

My shade is 20CP, so it is light with a cool pink undertone.  It might be a little light for me, but I make it work with bronzer and blush.  I LOVE the finish of this foundation on me.  At 51 (yep), it’s important that I achieve a natural finish that doesn’t settle in wrinkles and pores.  This glides on my skin and makes me look flawless, but not like I’m wearing makeup. And it feels so light on (I hate greasy feeling foundation).  It’s so good and I’ve been wearing it everyday.  I need to start reviewing another foundation, but I only want to wear this.  LOL!

I also really love the The Ultimate Brush Off Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($36 USD)  — a finely-milled vegan powder that blends seamlessly to extend the wear of your foundation without adding any weight or texture (forget that old-school cakey feel). It sets makeup while absorbing oil and shine for a totally blurred-out effect, blending seamlessly without causing flashback, so you can take as many selfies as you want. Touch-ups on the go are easy thanks to the portable powder and its built-in, cruelty-free brush.

This powder is so good, it really is smooth and doesn’t cake at all.  I like using a sponge for my under eye area, but I do use this brush on the rest of my face.  It buffs in the powder and makes everything smooth and even.  I sometimes use a fluffier brush for a lighter application.  It’s lovely either way.

The last two items are lippies — Vice Lip Chemistry Lasting Glassy Tint in Pink Slip ($22 USD) and the Lip Plumper in Honey.

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On the left is the Lip Chemistry and on the right is the lip plumper.  Here’s more info about the lippies:

Vice Lip Chemistry is a vegan, high-gloss lip tint that reacts to your pH and creates a custom shade unique to your tone. Its lightweight, balm-like texture gives your lips a hit of hydration, so they feel moisturized. The lasting glassy tint adjusts to you; the color fully develops and reveals itself after just a few minutes and lasts up to 5 hours. Vice Lip Chemistry’s vegan formula goes on smooth and glossy (never sticky!) and does not transfer.

The vegan lip plumper gloss combines high shine with microfine, multidimensional glitter and a tantalizing scent. This formula has an almost-instant, refreshing tingly effect, creating fuller-looking lips minus that sticky feel. Caffeine, jojoba oil, and sunflower oil combine to give you smooth, intense shine with a cooling and plumping sensation.

My favorite of the two formulas is the lip plumper.  It’s a little tingly, but doesn’t hurt. It’s glittery, but will be nice for the holidays. It tastes like honey, too! The Lip Chemistry is cool.  It does change color and it feels really comfortable on.  I don’t think I will wear it everyday, but I’m having fun testing it out.

Purchase these at https://www.urbandecay.com/, Ulta, Sephora and other great beauty stores and websites.

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Have you tried any of these Urban Decay products?  What do you think?

My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 9-15, 2017

It’s been a good but busy week!  I have lots of work and have been trying to fit in blog posts, too.  Maybe not as many as I’d like, but I got a few in this week!

This week, I’ve been loving a MUA favorite loose powder, a toothbrush that’s bristles floss and ponytail ties in a fun tin:

Maybelline New York Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder

Maybelline New York Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder ($7.99 USD) –provides the perfect finishing touch to your makeup base. Mineral-based formula helps to control shine and smooth skin’s texture and helps keep foundation set. Gives a sheer hint of color and is available in 8 shades to fit any skin tone.

What I think: This is a nice, light powder that doesn’t settle in my pores. It’s really great for setting my makeup, even under my eyes.  I can wear the fair and fair/light shades, since the color is sheer.  I really like that.  This is a great drugstore powder and is really affordable, too!

Learn more at http://www.maybelline.com

Doctor Plotka’s Toothbrush

Doctor Plotka’s Toothbrush ($4.99 USD) — As we head into a new season, it’s time for an upgrade to your traditional toothbrush. Complete with a sleek, NEW packaging and name, Doctor Plotka is the leading toothbrush for better health! With naturally antimicrobial, soft flossing bristles that are ultra thin at the tip to properly reach and brush away food and plaque in normally missed areas, you’ll keep the dentist away and sport a stunning smile!

What I think: When I first got this toothbrush, I thought that the bristles were going to be too soft to clean properly.  But, it cleaned my teeth so well and leaved them smooth (just like going to the dentist)!  I could feel the flossing bristles getting between my teeth, too.

Purchase at http://www.mouthwatchers.com

The Cricket Co. Fix Your Ponytail Ties Tin

The Cricket Co. Fix Your Ponytail Ties Tin ($8.99 USD) — Cricket’s Fix Your Ponytail Ties Tin gives you 50 reasons to breathe a sigh of relief after you’ve searched high and low for your last “good” hair tie. In classic black, no metal (no ouch), conveniently packed in a retro style tin case that fits in the palm of your hand, handbag, gym bag, glove box, etc.

What I think:  This is a fun idea!  I really love the packaging.  The fact that their are 50 hair ties is awesome.  They are so easy to lose that it’s great to have back ups.  These don’t have metal so they won’t catch in hair. This is a fun gift ideas for teenagers and young adults, too!

Purchase at http://www.ulta.com

What have you been loving this week?

 

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