Maybelline Pure Dream BB Cream

Hello Ladies!

So today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on a product I bought a few weeks ago, Maybelline Pure Dream BB Cream. I bought it because I wanted something I could wear on down days with a little coverage but wouldn’t further aggravate my skin.

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Here’s what it claims:

  • Clears acne
  • Conceals imperfections
  • Minimizes look of pores
  • Reduces appearance of redness
  • Adjusts to skin tone
  • Hydrates and soothes
  • Enhances and clarifies
  • 0% Oils and lightweight feelHere’s how these stacked up for me in reality:
  • Clears acne- Over the past few weeks of wearing this at least 3 times a week I have noticed that my skin has calmed down as far as breakouts. I would describe my skin as normal/dry with hormonal breakouts (chin and sometimes jaw line about a week before the Aunt comes to visit). My skin isn’t perfect; I still break out on my chin. But instead of it being HUGE its much smaller and heals quicker.
  • Conceals imperfections- Maybe if you have minimal imperfections this will be true, but honestly it doesn’t completely conceal my imperfections. With it’s sheer coverage I could still see some of my acne scarring. This was a claim I didn’t have too much faith in to begin with.
  • Minimizes look of pores- Unfortunately I don’t have naturally large pores so I can’t you with this one.
  • Reduces appearance of redness- If dealing with more severe redness this may not work, but for my main issue of redness (acne) this definitely works.
  • Adjusts to skin tone- Also true. I bought this in medium-dark tint, and before, during and after my beach trip is was able to adjust to match.
  • Hydrates and soothes- Despite this product containing salicylic acid, it leaves my skin hydrated but not to the point of being dewy
  • Enhances and clarifies- Not really sure about this claim (a little vague) but my skin quality has improved since using it…
  • 0% Oils and lightweight feel- Its has the consistency of a tinted moisturizer so because of it’s lack of coverage, it’s lightweight on the face

My skin is normal-to-dry, with a habit if breaking out hormonally.  I’ve never used a BB cream before, and overall I’m happy with this one. My expectations overall were met with the product. This almost makes me want to update my 5 Minute Face routine…as you can guess this booted out the concealer/powder routine almost immediately. Any type of liquid is typically a Go for me.

I hope this helps you guys out!

XOXO

Brittani

Status

Late Summer Vaca!

This past week I was on vacation in Sunny Destin, Florida…had an AMAZING time but I’m back and will be back on our regular scheduled programing this Thursday. I haven’t put many pics up yet, but in the next fews days I’ll start posting on Instragram. Much love!

Late Summer Beauty Goodies!!

Hey Girlies,

I was out of a few things and looking to try some others so I took a couple trips to Ulta (yay!). My first trip was and was not successful. My main goal was to get a good contour powder and Urban Decay Perversion mascara. A makeup rep tried a great powder that I liked but the color I needed was out of stock…and this location was out of Perversion :-(. However, on this trip I did manage to pick up a couple things.

If you remember in my last post I told you guys that I’m not too crazy about the brow pencil I had from Cover Girl and that I picked up Anastasia Dip Brow pomade. I also bought Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream. I’m going to the beach next week and wanted to try something I could wear out without having that “made up” look during the day. I’ve been wearing it but I’ll save a review for another day.

Summer Haul

Ok so I went to another Ulta and hit the jackpot! Not only did they have the contour powder, but Pur Minerals had a buy one get one free sale on their face products! So for contour I grabbed Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Powder in Deeper and chose their Dark Spot Corrector for my freebie. I also bought their Hydrate and Set Spray and a contour brush. The last thing I got was the Perversion mascara. I want to do review the Pur Minerals products just because its a new brand to me and maybe I can help you girls out if its new to you as well. Ulta gave them good reviews though.

This is Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Powder in Deeper. I'm planning to use it as a contour powder.

This is Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Powder in Deeper. I’m planning to use it as a contour powder.

This was my freebie :-). The Pur Minerals Correcting Primer. It claims to help blur redness, scars, darkspots, etc.

This was my freebie :-). The Pur Minerals Correcting Primer. It claims to help blur redness, scars, darkspots, etc.

This is the Pur Minerals Hydrate & Set Mist. It can actually be used after the shower as well as after your makeup!

This is the Pur Minerals Hydrate & Set Mist. It can actually be used after the shower as well as after your makeup!

Urban Decay's Perversion with the Subversion Primer

Urban Decay’s Perversion with the Subversion Primer

Check out my Instagram (@BeAmazingB) if you want to see how I’m using and liking my new goodies. Have you tried any of these products? What did you think about them? Let me know in a comment below!

XOXO

Brittani

All About Brows

Hello my dears! I hope you’re doing well and ready for the weekend. So today we’re going to talk about eyebrows. They don’t take up much real estate but they make big difference in how your face is framed. There are a million methods to shaping and maintaining your brows and I just want to share my method and some tips I’ve learned along the way. I hope that this helps you and stirs up some new ideas for your own brows!

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I use the dual sided brush that came with the Naked 3 palette, MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW30, and currently using Cover Girl brow pencil in Midnight Brown. This is a pencil I bought in a pinch; it’s ok, but I wish it weren’t so hard. After hearing great reviews, I just purchased Anastasia Dip Brow in Dark Brown. I’m obviously not ready to review it or really talk in depth about it, but in my finished result pic I tried it with one of my brows for comparison. Once I’m ready I’ll give you full details on Dip Brow :-).  Anyway, back to the current tutorial at hand.

1. I brush through my brows to remove any strays and to move the hairs into the shape I want them to lay.

2. I take my brow pencil and starting in the arch I start adding color to the sparcer areas. The key here is to use light small strokes. You don’t want them to look literally drawn on.

3. From here I take concealer on a concealer brush and starting below the arch, I use it to clean up my lines on the bottom. I take what’s left on my brush and and lightly line the top.

 

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The eye on the left was filled with the pencil and they eye on the right filled with the pomade.

Until next time!

XOXO

Brittani