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Bronze-y eye and Bold Lip Tutorial for fall

I am loving all the fall colors and palettes in makeup right now. As rich as the salted caramel latte I ordered, so is the new palette from Sephora by MAKE UP FOR EVER.

Frugie Bronzey Eye and Bold lip tutorial for mature faces, makeup over 40, autumn looks, beauty

I dig in and throw caution to the wind, playing with shiny shades and dark lips. Ooh. Want to see?

And as always, I’ve tailored this for a ‘mature’ face, so nothing too over the top.

Check it out:

Summer Drugstore Makeup Favorites

It’s officially summer. Well, okay June 21st is a few weeks away, but with Memorial Day weekend upon us, it’s the unofficial official start of summer. White shoes people. You can wear white now.

 

Now you need to head to the drug store, find the longwear makeup that will stick to you like fly paper and head to the beach.

You want your makeup to wear like a tattoo. Think of the hot and sweaty days ahead. All that boob sweat. Okay, I can’t help you with that.

But upper lip sweat? I can help you with that.

I picked the following based on the fact that they are 1) a good value 2) wear all day 3) stay true to color 4) perform as well as some of their higher priced counterparts

 

Cover Girl Insta Glam Foundation

Revlon Colorstay Blemish Concealer

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow

Maybelline 24 Hour Eyeshadow

Jane Cosmetics Multi-Colored Cheek Powder

L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinare Lip Color

Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara By Lashblast

Jane Cosmetics Water-Resistant Eye Liner


Summer drugstore makeup favorites by Frugalista Blog

 

Beauty Box 5 Subscription Box- May

May day! May day! This isn’t an emergency, it’s a happy dance for the warmer weather! Can you believe May is almost over? How is THAT possible?

But before we start freaking out about 2014 being almost half way done, let’s jump in to this month’s Beauty Box 5 package of goodies!

Beauty Box 5 May review by Frugalista Blog

 

The smart folks at Beauty Box 5 know that the temperatures are rising and with that comes sweaty pits. Well, mine anyway. Also, shiny complexions. Again. Me. I have dry skin but as soon as my Weather Bug app tells me the day will see temps past 70 degrees, I get ‘luminous’.

 

Let’s begin:

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths – Woo! I love these. They are like cloth wipes but with antiperspirant in them. I rubbed them on my pits and my feet. They feel like velvet and cool. I will be keeping these in my purse for when I feel stinky. Trust me. I will.

MaskerAide Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask – Since there’s only one of these, I haven’t tried it yet. I’m saving it for a fancy occasion when I need to look fresh and perky. Also they are biodegradable and that makes me happy. Each mask contains Argan oil and vegan-friendly hydrating ingredients. Put this on after a day at the beach when you feel all dried up and pruney.

H2O Plus Aqualibrium Marine Cleansing Gel – An oil-free cleanser that uses sea salt and marine botanicals to wash off all that sunscreen you wear every day. I like the smell of this.

Harvey Prince Hello – I don’t always like fragrance samples that come in sample boxes, but I’m somewhat in love with this one. Citrusy with flowery tones like plumeria, it’s so sunny. A perfect happy fragrance to wear in the warmer months. Heat activates fragrance, so just a spritz is all you need this time of year.

CATTIVA Precisione Eye Liner – This retractable eye liner says it’s waterproof. So I did my test where I swatch it on the back of my hand and try to rub it off. It wouldn’t come off. So then I washed my hands several times. It stayed put. I’m guessing that when they say waterproof, they mean waterproof.

And there you have it. If you haven’t subscribed already, what are you waiting for?

And if you have- tell me your faves, I want to hear!

 

5 luxury foundations you will love

5 luxury foundations you will love by Frugalista Blog

You know I’m a frugal gal by nature (ahem). But every now and then, make that kinda often, I like to buy a premium product when it comes to cosmetics. I am one to try just about anything, department store to drug store brand, to find just the right one!

The old adage, ‘you get what you pay for’, does ring true for the following products. You really do get your money’s worth, in my opinion, for wearability, color matching, color trueness, and beneficial ingredients.

Some of these are pricey- be warned! So in contrast, I will soon post my top 5 drugstore foundations. Bargain hunters- not to worry.

Diorskin Airflash by Dior

Don’t be concerned by the spray mechanism. It’s a fine mist that is so even and light, you won’t get it everywhere. I pull my hair back and wear my bathrobe while applying this. It does have some fall-out. But the end result is a light, second-skin look that is dewy. Medium to full buildable coverage.

Chanel VitaLumiere Aqua

I kept hearing about this foundation all over YouTube. The first time I tried it I wasn’t convinced. Because it goes on so light, I felt like I didn’t see much improvement in my skin. But then I realized how the light caught my skin and flaws were blurred and my skin looked healthy. This is a great foundation to layer over other foundations or BB creams if you want to play with coverage and finish. Transparent to medium coverage.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau

I’m curious why this foundation doesn’t get more buzz.  Honestly, it is such a reliable product. Apparently there’s silk fibers and linen in the actual foundation. Hmm, well whatever it is, it wears true and flawless. Medium to full coverage.

Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation

What I love about this product is that it is convenient to travel with, has skin friendly good for your complexion- ingredients, and even though it is satin finish, oilier skins can wear it too. Medium coverage.

it Cosmetics IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation

The it Cosmetics line is designed for people with skin issues (which is everyone, right?!). Whether you have acne, rosacea or aging concerns, they are developed to provide skin care ingredients within their cosmetics so you get double duty. This foundation was another one I wasn’t sure about the first time I used it. But my skin really likes it. It seems to look fresher and less lined. The product doesn’t get in my little creases. It’s perfect if you like light coverage that blends easily.

 

There’s my list of luxury foundations. If I might add a disclaimer- I am not endorsed or sponsored by any of the above brands. I chose these based on personal use and preference. There’s a lot to choose from at the department store and some formulas work better for some than others.

If you have a favorite I didn’t mention, I’d love to hear about it. Remember, like Marilyn Monroe said, “a smile is the best makeup a girl could wear.”