laura mercier silk creme foundation

Birthday Wish-List :)

So my birthday is on Monday, and I’m going to be 24 years old! I can’t even believe it…time flies. I know that I may be a little too old  to make a birthday wish-list, but hey- why not. It’s always fun to compile an assortment of things that you’d like to have (remember my want-list?) just so you have goals, and something to look forward to in general 🙂

Here is my most recent want-list…birthday edition!

From left to right:

1) I am dying for a nice camera- ever since I started blogging, (and religiously reading other blogs) I’ve been itching to up my photo game. I love the Cannon EOS Rebel t3i digital camera, and I believe it shoots video too…which would be amazing!

2) I love the Dogeared Karma necklace- I believe in treating everyone kindly, and fair because at the end of the day what goes around, come right back around- and that’s the truth! It’s a nice reminder…and I’ve been dying for a necklace just like that for years 🙂

3) I’m always looking to expand my Gelish collection!

4) I would love a cute pair of lady loafers or Sperrys in a cute color…maybe red!

5) Calvin Klein Euphoria perfume- I’ve been obsessed with this scent since I sampled it in Cosmopolitan a couple of months ago.

6) I’ve been so in love with the peachy/pink Maryanne Kate Spade quilted tote, but the gold one is my new favorite!

7) Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer

8) Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

My friends and family always get me the sweetest, most amazing gifts without even asking- they are the most thoughtful bunch, and I am a very lucky girl!

I’m really looking forward to spending some time with my best girlfriends, my boyfriend, and my family this weekend- that’s the best way to celebrate a birthday!

XXOO

Foundation Favorites

My skin has had it’s ups and downs. I never had problems with acne until I got to college. My sophomore year was the worst, I honestly spent weekends locked inside my dorm room, refusing to go a-n-y-wh-e-r-e! (I’ll have to post about how I beat acne, and my skincare routine soon!)

I’ve been lucky that past couple of years, I’ve found a way to maintain a clear complexion. However, I am still concerned when selecting new makeup to put on my face.

I don’t like feeling, or looking like a cake face, nor do I like to wear a lot of makeup. Luckily, after much trial and error I’ve found the perfect foundation products, and wanted to share!

Full Coverage:

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Liquid Foundation (Beige). $13 CVS

This foundation applies perfectly even and has amazing all-day coverage.  I’ve used it for about 7 months, and just had to pick up a new bottle! I love that the liquid dispenses through a pump & I feel that I get the best coverage when I apply it with my hands as opposed to a brush or sponge.

Benefit's "Some Kind-a Gorgeous" (Medium) $30 Sephora

I love this oil to cream powder foundation for daytime, or weekends… any time I’m running out quickly and don’t want to apply a full face of make up. It’s applied with a sponge and has phenomenal coverage, however, it does not hold up well for a full day.

While it is fairly pricey, I’ve heard rave reviews from dozens of people about the Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation, I have yet to try it, but I definitely want to pick it up at some point.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation $42 Sephora

Light Coverage:

Benefit "You Rebel" tinted moisturizer $30 Sephora

I absolutely love tinted moisturizers, and Benefit’s “You Rebel” is perfect for the Summer months when I have a natural tan and just need to even out my skin. Clearly I’ve worked my way through a tube of this stuff as well!

Now don’t be fooled, not all tinted moisturizers work that well, “You Rebel” is $30.00 but it is worth every penny! When I ran out, I tried to find a cheap drugstore brand to tide me over until I made a trip to Sephora, so I picked this up…

CoverGirl's CG Smoothers tinted moisturizer

It was only $8.00 but it was HORRIBLE! It’s basically a tint-less moisturizer…no coverage what-so-ever, and it appears very streaky on my face.

Sometimes it’s worth spending a little more money…especially when it comes to makeup.

What are your favorite foundations?

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