InTruBeauty: August 2016



                                                                                                               

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Recent Drugstore Picks



 Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smoth in 115, $5
I've been on an exhaustive hunt for the pefect natural looking foundation. Ideally, I'm looking for full to medium coverage that covers my redness, evens my skintone and looks very natural. I would say this foundation is light to medium coverage. It can be built up. There are a wide range of shades available and I found 115 to have the pefect pinky undertone that I needed. I find this foundation to be very creamy and very easy to apply and blend out. I also like the slighly dewy appearance on my skin. For $5 I am incredibly impressed with this foundation and it's been my go to favorite lately. The only complaint I would have about this is that it doesn't quite dry down or set completely and so if you touch your hands to your face during the day, some product will come off. This foundation lasts throughout a work day for me but doesn't have all day staying power.

e.l.f. Studio Illuminating Palette, $6
The last thing I needed was more highlighters, but I just couldn't help myself when I saw this. I've been wearing less and less sparkly highlight type products as I find that as I get older, they are not as flattering as they once were. However, the shades in this palette really spoke to me and they are very subtle when applied.  The only complaint I would have is that a couple of the shades are similar to each other when swatched, however, at this price point it didn't really bother me especially for a highlight type of product.

L'oreal Infallible Pro-Matte, $13
I kept hearing about how great this line of foundation was and lately I've been on the hunt for the pefect foundation. Unfortunately, this was not it! I purchased this in 103 which was too dark and too yellow for me. I may try a shade lighter to see if I like it, although I wasn't wowed by the formula. I thought this looked just fine on my skin and I did like the semi matte finish. However, since my Maybelline Fit has worked out so well and is only $5, I will probably stick with that one as far as drugstore foundation goes.

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Liquid Eye Chrome in Beige Shadow, $10 

I love Maybelline's Color Tattoo's that come in the glass pots so I was excited to see this product in a different format. The colors looked really pretty as well. However, this was an epic fail on me.  In the bottle, this shade appeared a little more pink to me but applied more brown. I could not get this to apply evenly or with much pigment. I tried to wear this shade alone and it applied sheer and patchy. I also noticed this creased almost immediately. I was so frustrated with it that I haven't tried it again, but maybe it would be okay on the center of the little to add a little shimmer to an existing shadow.  The product promises: "Heavy metal hues saturate your lids in liquid chrome shine for up to 24 hours. Metallic intensity and high tenacity color." I did not find these claims to be remotely true. Definitely a drugstore purchase regret.
       Note: I have read a review where some colors seem to perform better than others, so maybe I     
       would've had more luck with a different shade. 

What are your recent drugstore favorites? Comment and let me know, I'd love to hear from you!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

POPSUGAR July Must Have Box

POPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try. #Sponsored #MustHaveBox

It's so much fun to get monthly subscription boxes in the mail, however, you can also find yourself overwhelmed with samples that may not be the best fit for you. I use to subscribe to multiple beauty boxes but found I just had too many unused products laying around. That is one of the reasons I like PopSugar's Must Have Box. I find them to have a really great variety of items from fashion items to beauty to household. Check out what I got in my July Must Have Box! This retails for $39.95/month, or save $10 to $25 by purchasing the 3 or 6 month plan. 

Find more information here:  http://bit.ly/2a5VA3Z

Inspired by our favorite emoji and summery, retro vibes, this playful box is a splendid companion for your days by the water.

About this box:
Saccharin Hair in the Sun
House of Pom Emoji Cocktail Napkins
Michael Stars Porcelain Skinny Scarf
Pintrill Pineapple Pin
Sunnylife® Inflatable Swan Drink Holder
European Wax Center® Oh My Brow!™ Brow Highlighter in Pearl
Joe Chips Classic Sea Salt Retro Potato Chips


Have you tried the POPSUGAR Must Have Box? What are your thoughts? Comment below, I'd love to hear from you! If you aren't subscribed yet or want more information, click here.



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