REVIEW: Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

2016-11-15_15-30-11I recently purchased the new Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation. I LOVE their Naked Foundation and use it all the time as my go-to daily wear foundation.  I have oily skin and the All Nighter is a full coverage (very full coverage!!) matte foundation perfect for oily skin.  I watched tons of YouTube videos about the foundation from those beauty vloggers with all different combination of skin and almost everyone loved it.  I had my doubts that everyone was telling the truth since how can everyone love the same foundation when everyone’s skin and wants are so different.  But I figured, I’ll give it a chance.


The formula is very opaque and full coverage.  I found I needed to make sure I used a small amount and built up coverage in order not to look cakey.  There is also no need to set it with a powder as it does dry down matte. I found the longer I wore the foundation on my oily skin, the better it ended up looking.  I did find that if I used a moisturizing primer (I used TooFaced HangoveRx) that the foundation applied better and didn’t cling to any dry patches around breakouts or my nose.


While it can be difficult to match your shade initially once you find the right shade its a perfect match.  Since the formula does oxidize you need to really make sure you give it time in store when picking a correct color.  Urban Decay has it broken out into quarters for their numbering system.  Anything ending in .0 is a warm undertone, .25 is a neutral undertone, .5 is a pink undertone, and .75 is a golden undertone.  Not major color tone has all the different breakouts.  I wear 3.25 which works really well with my skin tone.


When they say 24 hour wear, they really do mean it.  It sticks to your skin and doesn’t budge.  I didn’t find I needed to touch up my foundation due to my oil breaking through but I will say if you blow your nose it does break it down faster.


This is now one of my top 3 foundations which I rotate through. I recommend this product to normal, combo and oily skin folks.  If you have dry skin, you may not like it as much.

4.5 STARS!!!

REVIEW: Estee Edit Inside Track Eye Kajal

I love a great eyeliner and prefer to use pencils versus a gel or liquid liner.  Typically I only line my upper and lower waterlines so to find one that is long wearing and does not bother my contacts is difficult.  The Estee Edit Inside Track Eye Kajal retails for $22 and comes in four shades.img_0919

Formula – The formula is creamy and easy to glide on both the lid and waterline.  I did find with the darker colors, if you line your upper waterline, once you blink it transfers to the lower line.

Wear – The best thing about this eye pencil is that it lasts a long time.  I checked my makeup throughout the day and even at the 8 hrs mark it was still going strong.  That is the sign of a great long wearing kajal liner.

img_09191Shade – The color payoff is amazing.  I tried Extreme Black/Gunmetal and Navy Brat/Baby Blue and both were true to color.  With 4 shades to choose from, each having a duel end, you get a great variety of basic colors.  I would love to see them come out with some great statement colors next.

Rating – Overall this is a wonderful eye pencil which I can’t wait to continue to use on a daily basis.  I recommend this product to all, especially those with contacts.

4 STARS!!!

REVIEW: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin

I LOVE Maybelline products and have been a devoted user since my teen years.  So when I decided to give the Better Skin line a

I purchased the foundation in 25 Nude Beige which is slightly pink on me but I made it work. I like the way it blends into the skin and let the natural finish of my skin come through.  I have tried it with and without primer (since I am typically not one to wear primer) and found that it worked well both ways.  I applied it with my Morphe M439 and sponge and liked the application better with a brush. It is build able to a medium coverage and doesn’t get cakey on the skin. The packaging is great since it has a pump but I did find it got kind of messy in the cap after a few uses. Overall I think this is a great daily wear foundation but typically I do like something a little more full coverage

concealerI like my concealer a little lighter than my foundation to highlight under my eyes so I choose shade 20 Light. The consistency is lightweight and oil free.  It blends out easily and provides just the right amount of coverage to help conceal my dark circles.  It does need to be set with a powder to avoid creasing under the eyes.  I did also use this to highlight the middle part of my face along my nose, forehead, and chin.  It features a standard doe foot applicator wand for easy application.

powderSince I have oily skin, 99% of the time I use an all over face powder.  I picked up the shade 50 Natural Beige.  This shade is slightly too dark for me under the eyes but perfect for all over the face.  This powder is finely milled and a great setting or touch up powder.  If I’m at home, I typically prefer a large dome powder brush but for on the go, the sponge in the compact works just fine.  It does give you a little more coverage so I do find when used in combination with the foundation, I can obtain a more full coverage finish.

Maybelline is an awesome brand and I can’t wait to try more new products from their line.

Don’t forget to check out my last makeup review on the Marc Jacobs Remarkable.

REVIEW: Marc Jacobs Remarkable

I think foundation is one of my favorite makeup items to try.  It can be so different depending upon how my skin is acting, so testing each foundation out takes time.  I typically like a demi-matte to matte full coverage finish.  I also find I go through phases with foundation where they will look awesome for awhile and then all of a sudden I can’t make them work for the life of me.  I never count something out though because as stated previously, my skin plays such a big role in my foundation routine.

I have decided to start trying more foundations and give my reviews. Its been awhile since I branched out so here I go.

I kept hearingRemarkable.jpg everyone with oily skin rave about the Marc Jacobs Remarkable foundations so I decided to give it a try. Retail cost is $55.o0 for 1 fl oz. It is available on the Marc Jacob’s website as well as Sephora. I have the color Bisque Neutral 27 which was a perfect match. There are 22 shades to choose from which is pretty good.

I really like this foundation but if I am noticing my skin is more on the combination side, I must use a luminous moisturizer or primer or it will cake up on the dry areas of my face.  I like to apply it with my makeup sponge (prefer the Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge) over a brush.  You only need a small amount to cover your face and neck with medium coverage and I use my concealer to add any additional coverage as needed.  I do set any areas I conceal with a powder especially under my eyes otherwise I will get creasing.  My whole face doesn’t need a powder but if you are extra oily, then I would suggest it.

I do suggest this foundation and will continue to keep it in my foundation rotation.

Do you have any suggestions on what I should try next?

My FAVORITE Morphe Brushes – Specifically For The Face

Welcome, to my current favorite Morphe face brushes.  During our normal makeup routine we use so many different types of brushes depending upon products, I have decided to split this into multiple post so that you don’t get bored reading over and over about every brush I love and use regularly.  If you want to find out my TOP FIVE brushes for the face, keep reading.

M439 – Deluxe Buffer which I use for Liquid Foundation
The M439 is a synthetic bristle brush densely packed and perfect for liquid foundation.  No matter if it’s a light weight or heavy coverage consistency, this brush evenly distributes product without soaking the foundation into the brush.
Retail cost $13.99


G5 – Pointed Powder which I use for Powder
The G5 is from the Gunmetal series and is perfect for any kind of powder application.  I love it the most for powdering under my eyes or around my face with a pressed powder.
Retail cost $17.99

E1 – Deluxe Powder Brush which I use for Bronzer

The E1 is the best bronzer brush I have found.  The new Elite series is even better than before.  This brush gives a light dusting of bronzer all over without clumping it up in one area.  Easy to blend out and with such a large brush head it makes it fast and easy.

Retail cost $22.99

E4 – Angled Contour which I use for Blush

Synthetic angled bristles make it easy to sweep a light dusting of blush on the apples of your checks up through your check bones. Before I found the E4, I had been using the same ELF brush for years as nothing compared….this brush completely replaced my ELF brush.
Retail cost $13.99

M529 – Precision Pointed Contour which I use for Highlight

This is a goat hair brush with soft bristles perfect for a light sweep of highlight on my check bones at the top of the cupids bow.

Retail cost $9.99

I am not an affiliate of Morphe Brushes but if you want a discount code to purchase just google and you can easily find one from a beauty youtube guru.  While I use many brands and types of brushes, Morphe is by far my favorite.

Stay tuned for my favorite eye brushes…

REVIEW: Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil

As a beloved user of the Anastasia brow products, the brow wiz, brow definer, dipbrow, I am hesitant to try anything new.  I have thinker eyebrows with only a slight arch therefore I need to give them definition to create a more defined arch daily.  I love using the Gimme Brow from Benefit when I am not filling in my brows completely so I figured I would give their new pencil a try.

I was pleasantly surprised. Benefit‘s Precisely My Brow Pencil is slightly harder in consistency than Anastasia’s products but it still glides on smooth and doesn’t jump or apply patchy.  I used color #2 which is similar to Anastasia’s taupe and worked well with my brow color. The spoolie is a little small but worked well for the purpose of combing my brows out and evening out product if needed.  I found that if I made a mistake, it was easy to correct with a q-tip or concealer.

Precisely My Brow retails for $24 and can be purchased directly from Benefit, Sephora, or Ulta.

I would highly recommend this product and give it 5 STARS.

** This review is not sponsored and no compensation has been given in exchanged for this review.