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Got my makeup stash.. review time!!

I can barely lift my fingers to type, I am sooo tired. It was my fiance’s birthday, went to a Giants game, did family stuff.. it was non-stop action and I am drained! BUT.. I still managed to stay perfectly matte despite the running around. Keep reading…

Revlon Colorstay Mineral Mousse Makeup

This makeup is my newest best friend! I LOVE it (so far). I’ve talked so much smack about minerals, especially those of the “bare” kind. I have mentioned in my blog before that mineral makeup of a certain famous brand gave me huge cystic acne issues. My dermatologist was pretty familiar with other cases like mine and she told me to stay away from powder foundation mineral makeup from that brand. She told me that the makeup works well for a few months, then your skin starts clogging up with the minerals and you get blackheads, cysts and much more. I quickly discontinued my use of the powder and started going back to liquid, I was using Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation for a long time, then the original formula was discontinued. It was never the same! I saw the ad for the Revlon Colorstay Mineral Mousse foundation (with Halle Berry) and I just had to try it.

The foundation LASTS and I didn’t need to touch up with powder once! It went on pretty dry, and I used a foundation buffer brush. This foundation seems to only work well on oily skin because it even looked a little dry on my oily skin at first. I also used the Revlon Colorstay Mineral Foundation powder (gasp!) over the top for extra coverage and it worked wonderfully. I did not use the wimpy brush that comes in the container, I used one of my nice ones for application.

Revlon Colorstay Mineral foundation

So, these new mineral Colorstay products work hand in hand and I am satisfied. I have had NO breakouts at all. The foundation does not turn colors on me, it stays true because it controls the oil that would otherwise seep into the makeup and darken the pigment of the makeup. Eww!

So let’s recap :

Mousse Foundation –
Pros – Stays matte, stays true to its color, fills in pores and imperfections. Stays on all day!

Cons – Very dry at first, but when it warms up to your skin, that dry look goes away.

Mineral Powder –
Pros – Nice matte look, stays true to color, controls oil!

Cons – Not sure if I like how it is packaged. I don’t want my brush inside of my product like that since I like to keep my stuff clean. I use the brush for touch ups, but I will not use it as my applicator in the morning.

Next item: CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara

CoverGirl Lash Blast Length Mascara

This is the product everyone was excited about?? Ughh.. horrible!!! I can’t believe that CoverGirl took pre-orders for this crap. Yeah, umm.. it lengthens lashes.. but nothing else. It doesn’t thicken them or add any volume. My lashes were so wimpy and thin! I ended up sticking the brush into another mascara just to coat the brush because there was barely anything on it. I guess this would be nice if you already had thick lashes to begin with.. but wow.. this was pure disappointment.

Next item: Barbie Loves Stila Smudgepot

Barbie Loves Stila Smudge Pot

Uhhh Ooops. I ordered BLACK and ended up getting Cobalt Blue. Something happened to the website I guess and they gave me the wrong thing. I wasn’t too impressed with this product. The packaging was amazing.. but the stuff inside was okay. I used it as an eyeshadow with a flat synthetic brush and it was super bright and bold, no creasing, etc… but I don’t wear blue eyeshadow all the time, so I really find this product of little use to me. I might try it as a base with purple or other bold colors to see if it brings them out more. When I used the product on my lower waterline inside of my eye, it would not stick and it ended up surfing right into my eye. It didn’t want to stay there at all.

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor, Madison Mauve

Next item: Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor, Madison Mauve

I usually stay away from drug store lipstick since I can’t try them on.. but I had to try these! This color, Madison Mauve, is amazing. It’s got a very slight iridescent look to it, but the feel is so nice. It stayed on for quite a while, too. I didn’t want frost, and this is a little frosty, but still cute. I saw a color on Christy Turlington called Make me Pink and I need to get it. Check out the site about the lipstick here, and watch the Flash movie play the Christy Turlington color.. it’s pink and SO adorable.

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I am Krista, the author of I started a career as a pro makeup artist in 2001 for Benefit Cosmetics in the San Francisco bay area, and transitioned in 2006 to pursue jobs in the Silicon Valley. I am currently working as an editor in the media industry, where I contribute to original content that includes beauty articles. I am occasionally doing freelance makeup jobs, but spend most of my time working on improving my health and wellbeing. I have Hashimoto's and PCOS, and plan on contributing articles that touch on these areas, as well as weight loss and Paleo Diet recipes.

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