Think BEautifully

Makeup, life, and random thoughts

You’ve come a long way baby! April 24, 2011

Filed under: Foundation,Makeup — thinkbeautifully1 @ 7:04 pm
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We all remember the days of Cover Girl, the “clean” makeup, when we were younger don’t we?  Many of us started on drugstore brands like cover girl, which – for better or worse – were not exactly the epitome of great makeup.  Given that less than illustrious history, I have steered clear of most drugstore brands,, but things are really starting to change.

I recently received a sample of Cover Girl’s new NatureLuxe line from BzzzAgent, and was really pleased with the results.  My sample was in 310-Flax and considering that I had to pretty much guess at the color, it was a really good match.

According to Pat McGrath, the Global Creative Design Direction at Cover Girl, “In make-up, we’re seeing Luxe-Simplicity influence a light, fresh, yet flawless look which is both luxurious and radiant.  I call this the natural polished look.” .   I love the texture of this liquid; as someone who rarely wears liquid foundation because of the heavy, masky feeling, this product uses natural jojoba oil, rosehip extracts, and cucumber water in stead of oils.  As a result, it is very light to the tough and on the skin.  It gives what I’d call a medium full coverage, not quite sheer, which i love for days when I just need a little more help with my face.  Another great feature is the build in SPF 10.  Granted it’s not a high SPF but for those of us who are office hermits, it’s typically sufficient for daytime wear.

Since it’s available in 14 shades, there is a good bet that you can find the one that’s right for you.  What’s more, Walgreen’s is currently having a buy one get one 50% sale on Cover Girl products.  This foundation retails for $12.99, but with a $2 off coupon available in this weekend’s Parada Magazine  (or ask me, I have a few) you can get it for $10.99.  Buy the companion lipbalm (to be reviewed) at $7.49, which you could get at 50% off, and you have a nice $14 deal.  Considering the price of some other foundations these days, this is a great deal, and worth a try.

I received this sample free of charge by participating in BzzAgent


ULTA is the Ultimate! March 15, 2011

Filed under: Bare Escentuals,BareMinerals,Shopping,Skin Care,Ulta — thinkbeautifully1 @ 6:25 pm
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So, I get about a zillion emails everyday, and several are from makeup companies with the latest trends.

Today, I received this from ULTA, as a part of their 21 Days fo Beauty campaign:



I already use the skincare from Bare Escentuals, and LOVE it, but I’m tempted to order a backup stash, to get my free lippie!  PS if you sign up for the emails you periodically get discounts, and mine came with a $10 off coupon.