Products of the Month – June 2020

Hey guys! Today I am back with my June products of the month! I took the past two weeks off in support of Black Lives Matter. You can check out my Instagram if you want more information on what I have done for the past two weeks. With that being said, I have decided to pick three products by black-owned beauty brands! Before that let me share my thoughts on my May products.

The first product I picked was  the Alamar Cosmetics Colorette Blush Trio in Medium/Tan. I liked using this palette! The three colours are all distinct but all wearable. They are very pigmented, so it’s pretty easy to accidentally apply too much. I always tap off the excess and sometimes swipe my brush on the back of my hand before applying it to my cheeks. The blushes have a slight sheen that looks very healthy on the cheeks. I like this palette and will continue to reach for it.

The other two products were both lippies. The first was the MAC Cremesheen Glass. I find there are two types of glosses – those that you can wear alone and those that look better over top of lipstick. This MAC one is the latter. I think it’s because it’s a lighter colour, it just looks funny with nothing underneath. I liked applying it over top of the second lip product, the Maybelline Color Sensational The Mattes. For being a matte lipstick, it’s creamy and feels so comfortable on the lips. The shade is also my perfect nude. The combo is great for everyday wear. I will continue to use both of these lippies.

Now for June’s products! The first product is the Fenty Gloss Bomb. I knew I wanted to use a Fenty product. But since the other products I own are foundation and bronzer, and I am testing out a foundation and bronzer currently, I thought it best to pick the gloss. Plus I haven’t used it in a while so I thought it would be great to revisit it.

The other brand I picked is Ace Beaute. I’ve received two of their palettes in my Boxycharm, but didn’t know until recently they were a black-owned brand! I’ve decided to use both of my eyeshadows palettes because I want to highlight the brand, not one specific palette. The two I own are the Vintage Dawn and Grandiose Palette. I am so excited to great some fun, colourful looks with these palettes!

And those are my products! Let me know in the comments some of your favourite black-owned brands – doesn’t have to be beauty related either!

xoxo

Lea

Comparing the NEW Fenty Foundation to the Original

Hey guys! When I saw that Fenty Beauty came out with a new foundation I knew I wanted to test it out. I loved the original, but recently I’ve been liking dewy foundations more. So I have decided to test out both foundations and see which one I like more!

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The original Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is a full coverage, long wearing, matte foundation. The new foundation, the Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation, is full coverage, long wearing but hydrating instead of matte. Both have 50 shades and retail for C$45.

I decided to do a full day wear test for both foundations. To keep the testing fair, I used the same primer and powder, the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer and the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder. I love both of these products and I know how they preform. For my testing, I took photos right after I applied the foundation and six hours after application.

I definitely forgot how full coverage the Soft Matte foundation is. I had some acne spots and it covered them no problem. I found that it did last longer throughout the day. At six hours later by foundation was still on. From far away it looked good, but up close my t-zone was oily and my under eyes looked and felt dry.

The Hydrating foundation didn’t conceal my acne as much as the Soft Matte foundation, but still had more coverage than I anticipated for a hydrating foundation. My skin looked more natural. After six hours my foundation had faded and my skin was peaking through. It might bother some people to have the foundation fade away, I like that it didn’t look as dry and cakey as the matte foundation.

My winner is the Hydrating foundation. I think it looks more natural and I prefer the way it wears through the day. I will be keeping the Soft Matte for those times I do want more coverage. Have you tried either of the foundations? Which do you like more? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo

Lea