Friday, July 8, 2011

My Makeup Collection: Face

Hello there! I thought that I'd share my tiny makeup collection with you all! I feel like I have an essential amount of makeup, but I'd love to add to it! I'm going to do separate posts for each category: Face, Eyes, Lips, and Brushes. Keep in mind, I've owned previous products, this is just what I have at the moment! I will sort of do a mini review of each product. So, let's do this!!! Don't forget to click on images to enlarge them & see details! =)

Foundation, Concealer, & Powder:

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation in 103 True Ivory. This the only liquid foundation I've ever used in my life! I've always used powders until this baby came into my life! I love it because it is perfect for my dry skin. I love that it has minerals in it. It blends nicely into my skin. The color I have is slightly off, but I can work with it. This foundation really does last all day for me! I also love the cheap price tag of only about $6 at Walmart!
Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Powder Foundation in Natural Ivory Light 3. This is my second container of this product. I really enjoy it! However, the color I have now is so orange on me, and it's summertime! I'm going to have to go back to the first shade I purchased, which I think is one shade lighter than this one. I like this product because it provides great coverage, is fast to apply, and I love minerals!

Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in Ivory Light 2-3.5. This is the only concealer I've ever owned! If you can't tell, I'm not very big on face products. hehe. I love the mousse texture of this product, and how well it covers under eye problems. But this shade is far too light for my skin. Also, I'm pretty positive this product is being discontinued, so I need to find a new concealer!

Rimel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 001 Transparent. I bought this powder to set my liquid foudation, and I think it does a pretty good job. It claims to minimize the appearance of pores, and I think it actually does. A few things that might turn you away from this product: powdery scent & cheap packaging.

Elf Translucent Mattifying Powder. This is a much better setting powder than the Rimmel Stay Matte. I already reviewed this in my ELF Collection post. But I highly recommend this powder. I just wish that the whole pan was full of powder. The sponge is pretty pointless.

Blush & Bronzer:

Milani Baked Blush in 04 Terra Sole. I actually received this blush from a giveaway I entered on the Milani Facebook fan page. The first 25,000 that entered all won a free full sized sample of this blush. I'll be doing a full review on this blush in the next few days. The blush houses a mirror and brush underneath the actual product. This blush is very powdery when you dip your brush in, but it is so pigmented and blends well. The color is a little too dark for me, but I find ways to wear it.

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in 720A Sunny. This is a nice matte bronzer that won't hurt your wallet. I like the cute sun pattern embedded in the bronzer, but the compact is so cheap and could break easily during travel. This color is a tad too orange for my skin, but it still gives a nice sun-kissed look.

Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Rock N' Rose. This is a nice rosey blush that I love to wear in the colder months. It is pretty sheer, but I like that I can build this color up if I want. It isn't quite as shimmery as it looks in the picture. It has a pretty strong perfume scent to it, so if that bothers you, don't get it!

NYC Blushable Creme Stick in 644U Plaza Pink. This is a great cream blush for the summertime. It is in a twist up stick form, like a jumbo lip balm. You get a decent amount of product, and a little seriously goes a long way! It is so creamy and blends out so nicely! The color is a nice peachy pink shade.

Hard Candy Fox In a Box Blush in Hot Flash. As soon as I saw these in my Walmart, I had to get one! I kind of wish I had picked out a different, less pigmented one! As you can see, this blush is bright! The 2 muted colors help to tone down the bright hot pink colors, but it is still so flashy on my cheeks. I think I'll pick up another one of these blushes, but a more natural one!!

Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Blushed/Bronzed. I already reviewed this product in my Elf Collection post. But this is a great product to own, and it's only $3! The blush is a pretty peachy, pink color, reminds me of the NYC Creme Stick in Plaza Pink. The bronzer is a deep bronzy brown. Both have shimmer in them, but it's not crazy shimmery.

Clinique Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in Pink Blush & True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer in Sunkissed. This came as a sample with a gift of purchase. The blush is pretty sheer and hardly shows up. It gives a nice, sheer glow to the face. I really like the bronzer side. It gives a nice, tan glow to my face.

That's all the face cosmetics I own currently! I hope you liked this post and maybe found it helpful in some way! =)


  1. I love that Maybelline mineral powder! I used that before trying Bare Minerals, and the only real difference I could tell was that the Maybelline is more matte. Great products. :)

  2. I can't wait to get the right shade of the mineral powder so I can wear it again! lol Thank you so much for reading my post! =)

  3. does the rimmel foundation have a yellow or pink undertone? thanks!!

    1. The rimmel foundation in True Ivory has a yellow undertone. :)

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