Beauty Must Haves, ULTA

Beauty Must Haves: Drugstore Foundation

It’s been years since I liked a drugstore foundation enough to repurchase it. In fact, I’m not sure I even liked the last drugstore foundation I repurchased. I was just ignorant to the fact that others existed and continuously bought the same one because it was safe bet and I didn’t want to waste my money on something I absolutely hated.

I have recently repurchased the L’Oreal Infallibable Pro-Matte 24 hour and Pro-Glow foundations and can confidently state that these are my favorite drugstore foundations.

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I love to mix these 2 foundations together. By using the matte formula, I get coverage and longevity. By using the glow formula, I avoid the cake-y look and add some hydration.  With using 2 different shades I am able to customize the color I need and can use this combination year round.

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My favorite way to apply these (and most foundations) is to use this metal palette I purchased from Make Up For Ever to mix the shades first (use code ALLURE2018 to get free shipping and choose a free sample 2 of which are deluxe lipsticks).  I used to use the back of my hand like so many YouTube tutorials show but I’d often forget to remove the remaining product from my hand and notice it later in the day. I also think that using the back of one’s hand the product starts to absorb and it changes the formula before you can get it on to your face.  I use this Estee Lauder paddle style foundation brush to apply the foundation to my face and then use a beautyblender to blend it in.

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I always use a primer. One of my favorites is from Laura Geller. I always set my makeup with a powder.  One of my favorites is from Laura Mercier.  I’m sure I will feature these 2 products in an upcoming Beauty Must Haves post.

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L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation

 

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L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation & Concealer

I recently purchased Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer to give it a try.  I like it well enough to use it but don’t find that it gives as much coverage as I would like from a concealer.

And since I always like to throw in a deal on the products I’m recommending, this week at ULTA if you purchase $15 of L’Oreal, Maybelline or NYX products you can get a $5 reward card. Reference above for a deal on the metal palette.

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**UPDATED 2/2** Also currently available as freebies from ULTA with any purchase:

Deluxe Potion 10 Miracle Styling Potion

Deluxe House 99 Moisturizer

Deluxe Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion Serum

Deluxe Huge Mascara

Deluxe Butter London Lipgloss

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And don’t forget to use your ULTA coupon valid on non-prestige products.

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So what’s your favorite drugstore foundation?  Have you tried these from L’Oreal?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

 

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Beauty Must Haves

Beauty Must Haves: Lip Balm

Part of what I’d like to do on my blog is share some of my Beauty Must Haves. These will include products I have repurchased over and over again, ‘holy grail’ products that I highly recommend. (This will reference back to a no-buy/spending reduction post I have coming in the future on which I have not finished my thoughts. It’s coming soon.)

I plan to make this a series on my blog throughout the year as I share all of my beauty favorites. If you have followed me on Instagram, some of these might not come as a surprise, but I hope to be able to elaborate more on why I love a product or how I use it, and offer a good purchase opportunity to go along with the product.

As dry cold winter weather has taken over in my area, I noticed I’ve been reaching for this product a bit more.  My favorite lip balm:

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It’s the Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment ($29).  From the website:

“This intensive lip treatment by Clinique helps repair the look of wrinkles on and around the lips. It provides antioxidant protection against the environment and boosts natural collagen production, too. Your natural moisture barrier is replenished so lips stay soft and hydrated.”

I have used this product for so many years and gone through countless tubes.  It’s expensive, but I find myself missing it when it’s gone.  I usually only use it at night before bed but use a bit more frequently in the winter (and lately because I’ve had a bit of a cold).  It lasts throughout the night.  I never have chapped lips when I’m using this product.  It’s not greasy feeling on the lips. My lips feel smoother and more plump after applying but it’s not tingly or uncomfortable. Instead it’s rather soothing.

This is the last tube that I have so I have been browsing to find a good deal on it.  I usually buy this when there is a GWP which is currently happening at Nordstrom.

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Nordstrom always has free shipping on any purchase plus you can choose 3 free samples at checkout.

So what’s your favorite lip balm or lip treatment product?  Have you tried this one from Clinique?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

 

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