Archive for the ‘Smashbox’ Category
It’s a little known secret that I loooooove me some candy canes. Most people are kind of indifferent towards them, thinking of them as nothing more than the part of their stocking they throw away. But no, not to me. For I am a die hard fan of peppermint and candy canes are made from peppermint. So naturally I had to dedicate an entire tutorial to my favorite minty holiday treat. With a little extra glitter of course.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation – Syracuse
Stila Sheer Pressed Powder – Dark
Urban Decay Primer Potion – Original
NYX Eyeshadow Base – White w/ pearl
Forever Glam 88 Palette – White color in upper right hand corner
Urban Decay Naked Palette- Smog
Sally Girl Glitter Glue
LA Splash Mineral Eyeshadow Glitter – Swarovski
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner – Silver
L’Oreal Lineur Intense Eye Liner – Carbon Black
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner – Blackest Black
Benefit Cheek Color – Dallas
NYX Lipliner – Currant
MAC Lipstick – Russian Red
Eman Luxury Lip Shimmer – Decadent
MUFE Glitter #7 – Red
This product reminded me of one of the cardinal rules of beauty – NEVER try a new product the day of a big event. I know, I know, a beauty guru should be smarter about what she puts on her face. Especially when it’s just a mere 4 hours before her birthday bash, where many a cute boy will be in attendance. But with a dwindling supply of my precious MAKE UP FOREVER foundation and no time to get to Sephora, I took a risk with Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation. And it was all bad.
Before I get into the epic fail that occurred on my face, I’ll tell you a little more about the product. It’s a light to medium coverage liquid foundation, which is pretty much what I go for since I’m not a fan of the ‘I put my make-up on with a putty knife look.’ When I tested the product – on my entire face – I noticed it was a lot thicker than most liquid foundations, which made it really easy to blend. They also offer a good assortment of shades; I went for M2, a darker medium that looks really lovely on tan skin like mine. Since all signs pointed to this being a winner, I went ahead and bought the stuff, despite it’s hefty $38 price tag.
In retrospect, I should have seen the red flag right away, considering I immediately felt a slight stinging sensation on my face. But being the genius that I am, I attributed my discomfort to the sweltering heat outside and ignored the warning the universe had just sent me. Once I got home and took a shower however, I noticed my entire face was covered in teeny little bumps, almost like a basketball. Since the bumps were small and there was no redness, I was able to cover it up with my regular foundation, but it felt weird to the touch. Which particularly sucked because I had cute boys kissing me on the cheek and wishing me a happy birthday all night. Thankfully I was wearing a really slutty dress so I doubt they noticed, but still!
So I took this crap foundation of fail back to Ulta the very next day, and the girl who did the return for me said several women had returned it for the same reason. So bottom line, stay away from it!
Final Verdict: HATED IT!
Get it at: DON’T!