Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Morphe 9B Blush Palette-Review and Swatches

I have wanted to talk about this palette for a while, but it was sold out for so long! It's back now, and if you can get your hands on it, I would definitely advise you do so. Get it here. Plus, now it's on sale! You get 9 pans for $19.99, and they are good sized pans. Below I put a MAC blush next to the palette, and you can see how big they really are, especially for a palette.

MAC Margin and 9B
The formula is amazing. They are so smooth, and holy crap are they pigmented! The swatches on the right are literally one swipe. That excellent color payoff means your money goes even further too, because you can use so little. Sometimes highly pigmented blushes kind of scare me because it can be really easy to overdose and end up looking scary or clownish. And we all know that once you've applied too much, it can be hard to correct. These blushes are so blendable though. They are super pigmented, but not in the way where you apply one dab and look psycho.

The shades are great too. There is a nice range of warm and cool, matte and shimmer, peaches, pinks, and mauves. A few of the shades could be very close dupes for the cult favorite NARS Orgasm. Below I swatched Orgasm across all of the 9B shades, and you can see a few are very close. In the photo you can also barely see Orgasm, but you can really see the 9B swatches and see how much more pigment they have than the NARS.

NARS Orgasm and 9B
NARS Orgasm across the top of 9B
Overall, it is a great palette. If you don't have a large blush collection, or if you like to wear a variety of shades or want to experiment, you need this. The price is definitely right and the product is good. I just love that the quality of the blushes is great, there is such a wide range of shades (and all are nice, not like some palettes where you only use half of them), and they are all in one palette. Everyone loves eyeshadow palettes, but I feel like it's not very often we see a blush palette. Love it!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Best Foundations for Pale Skin

It's Winter! And for some of us, that means that our complexion starts to match the snow outside (if you live somewhere like I do). I'm not exactly tan ever, in the Summer I might get to an NW20 in MAC, if I've gotten a pretty good tan. I used to fake tan, but the last couple of years I just couldn't be bothered and I embraced my Snow White skin.

I have had trouble finding foundations that were the right shade since I started wearing foundation. A lot of brands don't even make a shade light enough, let alone in a formula I like. This list is not necessarily my favorite foundations or favorite formulas, this is a list of the lightest, fairest, palest, milkiest, most porcelain shades out there. There is a variety of price points, formulas, and finishes so you can pick which one works for you within the list of the lightest and fairest foundations I've found.

NARS Foundation in Mont Blanc

Cover FX in N0 and N10

Lancome Tient Miracle in 2C

MAC Foundation in NC15

L'Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in N1-2

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in Y205-Alabaster

Maybelline Foundation in Porcelain Ivory

Dior Nude Air in 010 Ivory

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Gel Cream in Opal 01

Maybelline Fit Me in Porcelain 110

NYX Mineral Stick Foundation in Porcelain

And if you like powder, here are the fairest of them all. From drugstore to high-end, sheer to powder foundation, mineral and not.

Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in 110 Pink Porcelain

Maybelline Fit Me Powder in 110

bareMinerals Original Foundation in Fair

Lancome Dual Finish Powder Foundation in Matte Porcelaine I

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Powder in Porcelain 100

Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder in Fair

Monday, January 4, 2016

December Favorites

December flew by like it always does, but one reason it always goes so fast is because of all the festivities. With so much going on-friends and family in town to see, holiday parties, and lots of places to be and people to see all leading up to New Year's Eve, it's a busy month. I feel like I wore a lot of makeup in December. I was either going full out glam and rocking a party