Hello friends! It’s been forever since I’ve sat down and shared a makeup review with you. I was looking through this blog of mine recently and just felt like something was missing. So in an effort to fill that void, I’ve decided to start sharing more makeup and (hopefully!) fashion posts with you. Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d love to hear about and I will get started on it! xo, Missy

In today’s post I’m excited to be sharing four foundations I’ve been using and loving (or not loving) recently. Over the past few years I’ve become converted to wearing full coverage foundations. Of course, there’s a time and place for a lighter coverage and I do still love BB & CC creams but these four today all have a medium to full coverage so let’s get started!  

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup

This has been my tried and true foundation forever. I’ve gone through 3 bottles already and just reordered my fourth. The coverage of this foundation is absolutely amazing. I come from a family of blondes and redheads, which means freckles, and this makeup covers them all up without flinching. Don’t get me wrong I really loved my freckles but now that I’m getting older I appreciate the look of a flawless coverage.

Point #2 is the lasting power of this makeup. We’re talking all.day.long without any touchups. This is definitely my foundation of choice when I’m going for a full coverage makeup day especially when I’m filming a hair tutorial. I wear shade 1N1 Ivory.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

I’ve used this foundation several times and every time I do, I get so frustrated. While it has great coverage, I can’t seem to keep it from breaking apart when I add products on top of it. Maybe I am not letting it dry or something but I really don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

I usually combine two different shades, Y205 and Y225, to get a close match to my skintone. While it applies evenly, and great staying power, I always notice right around when I’m applying blush and highlighter that the makeup starts to separate. If you wear and love this foundation please let me know your experience with it and I’ll continue to give it a try.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation

I received this foundation recently in a pr package and was anxious to use it right away. Anything that says goodbye to lines is something I am always willing to try. Of course, I had my doubts about whether or not it would actually diminish the appearance of lines and while I never actually noticed if it did, it’s still a great foundation to use on an everyday basis.

This makeup has a lighter coverage, more medium than full, and I mix the Fair and Light shades together. Surprise, surprise that a ‘fair’ shade foundation would actually be too light for me, haha! I would also like to mention that this makeup doesn’t seem to last as long throughout the day. I always noticed later in the afternoon and evening that my foundation could’ve used a little revamp if I was going out.


Clarins Everlasting Foundation

Out of all four of these foundations, this one is my second favorite. It’s comparable to the Estee Lauder foundation in coverage and lasting power and even matches my skin tone better. I wear the shade Ivory. On most days, I switch back and forth between this foundation and the Double wear.

A close runner up to this foundation is the Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation. It has a lighter coverage, more medium, but leaves my skin soft and glowy. It’s definitely a favorite throughout the summer months when I want a more radiant, natural-ish looking finish.

*A few years ago I was sent both of these foundations to try and feature in a sponsored post. Fast forward two years and I am still wearing and loving both of these foundations.

So that wraps up my review on these four foundations. I’d love to hear which foundations you’ve tried and loved or refuse to buy again. Please share in the comments section so we can all help each other out. Don’t forget to also let me know what other topics you’d love to hear about! Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

PRODUCT DETAILS:

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup | Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation | It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation | Clarins  Everlasting Foundation | Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation | Beauty Blender Black | Real Techniques Expert Face Brush | It Cosmetics Brush #201 | It Cosmetics Brush #704

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I know it’s past Thanksgiving which means it’s officially the Christmas season but I wanted to quickly share one last fall inspired makeup look.

Recently, I got a hold of the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette and was so obsessed with all of shades in the palette that I couldn’t resist creating this look warm toned complexion. This is a really simple makeup look that can easily be worn during the day especially with a more neutral lip.

As always, be sure to let me know what you think down below in the comment sections! Thanks so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Easy Everyday Fall Makeup Supplies:

Eye Makeup

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Now that it’s Fall I’ve been wanting to share a Fall inspired makeup look. For this tutorial I used warm toned shadows to create a halo eye which is one of my favorite techniques since I have hooded eyes. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and linked all of the products I used down below.

Be sure to let me know if you enjoy seeing makeup tutorials and would like to see more in the future! Thanks for watching! xoxo, Missy

Fall Halo Eye Makeup Product List:

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Can you believe it? Today’s tutorial is a makeup tutorial, gasp! I know, I haven’t posted a proper makeup tutorial in ages. I have had a bunch of requests to share how I do my makeup for my hair tutorials lately. Since it’s usually the same game I thought I’d sit down and film this video for you.

I am a little out of my element with this but it’s fun to do something different every now and then. I’d love to throw in some new types of videos whenever possible so let me know if there are any other specific videos you’d love to see in the future. Thanks so much for reading and watching! xo, Missy

Natural Glam Filming Makeup Supplies ~

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EYES

CONTOUR

BROWS

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Contouring and highlighting has become an everyday makeup essential. While a great contour enhances your natural face shape, highlighting makes it more luminous and glowy, both a necessary step to making your makeup look more youthful and flawless.

For a more subtle contour I like to skip bronzer and use a taupe colored powder. For blush, I love using a rose o berry shade for a more natural looking flush. For this tutorial, I’ve already applied my foundation, concealer, powder, and eye makeup.

How to Soft Contour and Highlight Products Used:

How to Soft Contour and Highlight Instructions:
Step 1 / Using an angled brush, begin by applying the soft contour shade from this palette directly under the cheekbones, from the ear to about 2″ from the edges of the lips.

Step 2 / Next add the contour shade under the jawline, tracing downwards along the sides of the neck. I love to put the color here instead of along the jawline because this can easily transfer upwards creating a shadow on the chin.

Step 3 / Next trace the color on the temples, across the top of the forehead along the hairline, blending the color gently downwards. 

Step 4 / Using a blending brush, add the contour shade along the sides of the nose and under the tip. Be sure to keep the ridge of the nose clear of any of the contour color since keeping this area light is what helps slim the nose.

Step 5 / Next trace the color down underneath the bottom lip. I make sure to keep this very light but feel it’s a necessary step to keeping the color even throughout the face.

Step 6 / Use a powder brush to go back over the contour shade to blend it into the skin. It’s important not to skip this step so there aren’t any harsh lines and the color merely enhances the natural shadows of the face.

Step 7 / Once the contour shade is applied and blended, dust your favorite blush shade onto the cheeks using an angled blush brush. I am applying this blush in ‘natural beauty’ to the apples of the cheeks blending upwards, toward the tops of the ears.

Step 8 / Apply your favorite highlighter to the tops of the cheekbones, blending outwards towards the hairline. I am using this highlighter and brush and am also applying a tiny bit under my brows, on the tip of my nose, along the cupids bow, on my chin and the center of my forehead.

Step 9 / Lastly, apply your favorite lipstick, lip balm, or lip gloss to finish off the look. My favorites at the moment are this lip pencil in ‘Dervish’ and this lipstick in ‘Modesty.’

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