Oh my gosh, hi. *hiding face* I know, it's been months. I mean, I'm not even sure what I've been waiting for to post an update--my son's college graduation? Let's just pretend that break was some sort of post-pregnancy sabbatical. Even though I'm pretty sure I had a beginning, middle, and end-of-pregnancy sabbatical (lame!). I have about three thousand things to chat about with you lovely people, and around ten minutes each day to compose it. Thank you for being so patient. I haven't stopped testing, fawning over, or (shockingly) wearing makeup...so there is lots to cover.
So how about we start with a couple of things that I picked up over the weekend? I'm experiencing a major foundation kick--which is sort of ridiculous since I rarely wear any. Last week, I swore no more foundation until I've used up a bottle. Well, oops.
Josie Maran came out with a new powder foundation, the Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation (SPF 20). And let me tell you, the finish is creamy and light. Nothing like the heavy cakey things that promise extra coverage..more like, the kind of product that will reach in and pull out your inner-argan glow. The shade adjusts to your skin tone, which means I chose the light/medium shade. So far so good, however this must be applied with a sponge. Using a brush results in a huge powdery mess.
As I'm not a fan of products which claim to adapt to your mood, body heat, sexiness, etc. I didn't think that I'd be very interested in Dior's Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush. It really didn't matter anyway, because every time I went to have a look, it was sold out. Until the day I came across that darned Josie foundation. I swatched what seemed like a too-powdery bright pink over the back of my hand...only to look down minutes later, and find a warm sunset coral. Sold. The trick is to swipe and wait. If you don't give it some time to develop, you risk ending up with serious dolly cheeks.
I'll be back to give you the pros and cons of the foundation, but have any of you been on a foundation binge lately? Also, please leave a link if you have a swatch of how the Rosy Glow developed on your skin. I'm excited to be back ladies!