The three things I'm loving most this week are:
Benefit Fake Up Concealer
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder
This powder had quickly become my go-to powder for setting my foundation. It is so finely milled and lightweight, and it makes any foundation I wear look flawless. It comes in eight shades, from translucent to toffee, so there is a moderately good color range (I use translucent, as it works whether I am pale-as-a-ghost or I have a summer glow). While the website says this powder offers up to 12 hours of wear time, I realistically get 4-6...which isn't bad for me! I notice some oil breakthrough in my t-zone first, and then the rest of my face catches up within another couple of hours. I typically apply the powder with a large, fluffy brush, tapping it onto my skin vs. sweeping it. Recently, I've experimented with stippling it on with a damp Beauty blender, and that gives me such a beautiful finish that it may become my main technique! Both methods seem to last an equal amount of time. This has replaced several other setting powders I was using, and I will continue to reach for it until something even better comes on the market.
|Sweet Nothing Nail Wraps|
|Mad Mod accent nail|
|Natural Leopard accent nail|
|Black & White Stripe accent nail|
While I love the look of a well-manicured nail, I don't always have the time (or money) to dedicate to keeping my nails looking pretty. I would go through phases where I'd polish my nails for a couple of weeks straight, and then I'd go bare-nailed for a few months before polishing them again. I get very frustrated with nail polish; I take such care when applying the polish, I wait for what seems like an exorbitant amount of time for them to dry...then the next thing I know they are smeared and smudged, and it was all for nothing. Even on the rare occasion that the polish fully dries with a smooth finish, it is only a matter of days (or even hours!) before the chips start ruining my beautiful manicure. The anguish! I was at the point where I decided to never paint my nails again...and then I discovered Jamberry. They are these nifty little stickers for you nails that are heat activated and last for days. DAAYYYS!! I have a full review of the product in the works, so I won't get into too much detail, but I will say they are (fairly) easy to apply, they last
That brings us to the end of this week's Three Things Thursday. Have you tried any of the products I've mentioned? What are your three favorite things this week?
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