Can I get a HOLLA from my on-the-go girls? Why does it seem like there’s never enough time for, well, anything? If “summarize it” is your mantra, I got yo’ back, holmes. Here are four lickity split looks at new face products from MAC, Stila and Tarte.
Shade: NC 35
I really wanted to love MAC Mineralize SPF 15, the company’s latest foundation. It blew me away with its creamy, weightless formula, soft focus finish and medium coverage. My combination dry/oily skin couldn’t wait to give it a try.
But, alas, it breaks me out like a mo’ fo’…
Some ladies love it, though, so I’d say it’s worth a try if your skin plays well with other MAC foundations. Performance-wise, it’s great stuff, offering buildable coverage that doesn’t settle into fine lines. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Shade: Agent 14
When Tarte re-packaged their oil-free Smooth Operator line, they were cool enough to spruce it up with five new shades.
I’ve been wearing sheer Agent 14 on the weekends (I love the names; they also have Agents 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 00). It’s a lightweight tinted moisturizer with just a hint of color, but it still manages to eliminate any redness I might have while evening out my skin tone.
It’s a little expensive, but you get a lightweight, natural look that l a s t s. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Shade: Honey 12
Top your Smooth Operator with this pressed powder for a faboo “non-makeupy” makeup look. I like that it doesn’t settle into pores or fine lines, earning a big fat YAY from this 30-something gal.
I also like how light it feels on my skin and that the finish doesn’t look cakey… But TOO BAD it isn’t cheaper. Come on, Tarte! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Now, I’m up for anything that saves me time (since time is of the essence), and Stila One Step Foundation does just that, combining the benefits of a primer, foundation, concealer and powder. A little bit of this light mousse (so smooth!) goes a long way, and it does a super job of standing up to water and sweat. Unfortunately, it also seeks out larger pores and acne scars, where it makes itself at home (drawing attention to ‘em), gah! I don’t think I have the skin to really take advantage of this, but you might give it a try if you have skin that’s in tip-top shape. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,