Because, obviously, the most logical thing to do with that new Real Techniques Contour Brush you just picked up on sale on Ulta is use it to pretend you’re contouring your cat’s cheekbones.
Yeah, um, my brush stash is looking a little more robust these days — robust like my tabby! — because I went to Ulta last weekend and the Real Techniques brushes and brush kits were on sale.
They still are, too (buy one get the second one 50% off), and you know me and the word, “sale.”
I’m definitely my mother’s daughter. 🙂
I’ve been wanting to try these forever because Ive heard so many good things about them. Plus, not gonna lie, I’m kind of a Sam and Nic fangirl.
I grabbed a couple of face and eye brushes, and I’m very excited about using them. I’ve been wanting to step up my drugstore makeup game.
While I love the fancy-schmancy stuff, as in high-end/department store makeup, there’s also a lot to love at the drugstore, and I’m hoping these brushes live up to the hype.
Speaking of bodacious bargains that perform well, I may already be in lust with one of the foundations I snagged, L’Oreal’s True Match Lumi.
My friend Miss Marisol recommended it, and even went so far as to say that she keeps backups of her backups.
Yes, it’s THAT serious.
So of course I had to try it.
I grabbed two shades, Sand Beige and Sun Beige, because, honestly, it is so difficult to figure out which shade to get in a store when there are no testers.
I’m always tempted to open the bottles and swatch them on myself right there…but then I’m afraid that somebody’s going to notice and be all, “GROSS! Oh, my gosh, Becky! That girl just opened that bottle of foundation over there!”
I don’t want to be that person (although I am ALWAYS tempted).
So I ended up getting the two closest shades, and after trying them at home, apparently, I am not Sand Beige.
Sand Beige must have been secret code for, “There is a lot of pink in this foundation.” FYI.
So Sun Beige it is! — and Sand Beige is going back to Ulta.
I’ve been wearing and testing it for the past couple days, and I’m liking it so far. It sits on the skin beautifully, doesn’t settle into my pores or fine lines, and looks fairly natural.
I have yet to see how it looks in pics, but so far, so good.
I also grabbed a few other face products to try. Last week I asked the Twitter-verse for drugstore makeup recs, and a lot of peeps raved about the Maybelline Fit Me line, notably their Fit Me Concealer.
I remember trying the Fit Me line a long time ago when it first came out, and to be honest, I wasn’t wowed, but that was a while ago, so I thought I’d give it another try.
Well, Fit Me Concealer? I can see why people like it. It totally reminds me of Diorskin Nude Skin Perfection Hydrating Concealer by Dior ($34). Like Diorskin, it’s easy to blend and doesn’t look heavy or fake, not even on the dry areas of my skin or around my fine lines.
The only thing is…I’m afraid it might not be opaque enough for my under-eye sitch. I’ve only used it once, so I haven’t really tried to make it work, but as of now, the jury’s still out.
I swear, sometimes it’s really hard to gauge shades accurately under those fluorescent store lights…
I also stocked up on some things I just generally needed (haha, “needed”), like this CND Solar Oil.
I got a bottle for me and a bottle for my mom because, honestly, she’s so funny… OK, we both suffer from RCS (otherwise known as Raggedy Cuticle Syndrome), and so for Mother’s Day last year, I got her a Dior cuticle cream, thinking, ya know, that it would be something she’d never buy for herself.
So I called her before going to Ulta and asked if she needed anything. Since I had cuticle oil on my list of things to get for myself, I mentioned it to her and asked if she’d ever used the Dior cuticle cream I got her as a gift. She was like, “No, I just put it on a shelf for decoration. It’s so pretty! I just want to look at it.”
I was like, “MOM! It’s not just for display. I wanted you to use it… OK, I will get you a different cuticle oil from Ulta that you can actually use.”
LOL! Moms are so funny sometimes.
Last, but not least, I also grabbed a couple boxes of my favorite Eylure lashes. 🙂
So, uh…I’ve been stuck in front (and behind) a video camera, which I am this close to throwing across the room, for two days.
See, I tried to record a new kind of video tutorial, thinking, “Oh, this is gonna be easy. It’s only gonna take a few hours.”
Famous last words…
Next thing you know, it’s two days later, I’m ready to rip my hair out, and the video isn’t even done.
So that’s where I’ve been.
Everything’s fine. I just get absorbed in projects sometimes and have a hard time finding my way out.
What’s going on with you?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,