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Japonesque Velvet Touch Foundation Review:

Ulta did a fine job pulling the wool over my eyes glamour babes, I had no idea Japonesque made cosmetics. I thought they were about makeup brushes, brush cleansers, and beauty tools, nothing more. So, when I spotted their Velvet Touch Foundation at T.J. Maxx for $7.99 I was quite intrigued to try the high end makeup brand. This normally retails for $36 and you can find it on several sites such as BeautyBar, Beauty Expert, HQHair, Amazon, and Jet.com. Ulta does carry the Japonesque Velvet Touch collection on their site, but I don’t see this foundation in particular, which is leading me to believe it could be discontinued. Big mistake on Japoneque’s part if this is the case. The Velvet Touch Foundation is amazing! I knew I should have bought two! Lol. I am completely in love with it. Now there’s a first. Japonesque’s Velvet Touch Foundation comes available in eight different shades; 1 being the lightest, 8 being the darkest. Shade 2/Light was the perfect match for my skin tone surprisingly. It had nice warmth to it. Something I prefer over cool, chalky tones.Why do I love it?! Because the formulation of this solid jar foundation has a lighter than air whipped creamy texture that melts right into the skin, creating a weightless airbrushed finish providing medium coverage. It applies evenly and easily with zero streaking, oxidizing, or patchy areas. What’s that phrase/term makeup junkies use? Blend dat s**t baby! And it takes very little effort to do so. You don’t need much product either when constructing a flawless face. The little white spatula that comes with the jar determines the perfect amount of product for application. I’d say to start off with a pea size scoop full as shown in the photo and work from there.The foundation is buildable. For best results, I would definitely use a setting spray afterwards. It helped keep the foundation in place and kept my skin looking gorgeous during an eight hour work day.The oils along my t-zone did not build up as per usual when using a foundation in general, and no extra breakouts or clogged pores formed. Oh my fairy godmother how I love this stuff! You already know that though. It’s super comfortable to wear too! It felt like I had nothing on the whole day. I am so proud to say this, I no longer fear foundation. I finally found something that works for me not against me! Yay! I think Japonesque’s Velvet Touch Foundation is one of those HG products I can’t possibly live without. I barely put a dent in the jar and I’m already panicking as to where I’ll find it again for the price I paid. Lol. 

There’s always eBay right?

What’s your favorite Japonesque product?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Flower Beauty Skincognito Stick Foundation Review:

Disguise your skins identity glamour babes with the Flower Beauty Skincognito Stick available at Walmart. Each stick retails for the very reasonable price of $8.98 and comes in eight natural shades that will work for any complexion. I know I always say that I do not care for foundations because of there heaviness and pore clogging disadvantages to my skin, but I was curious to see how Drew’s foundation worked due to it being cruelty free, paraben free, and the line is partially vegan! (please read labels). I must admit, it was a little hard for me to choose a shade because they go by a number system (SF1, SF2, etc…) and there was no nice lady at the Walmart counter to help me find my correct shade. I had to do this all on my own (ba ba bum) but I figured most of my concealers, BB’s, CC’s and foundations run in the light/medium family, so I went with SF2, which is a warm light medium foundation stick with a yellow undertone (jackpot!). The stick foundation comes in a standard swivel tube making it ideal for on the go.

 It has a creamy lighter than air finish that glides onto your skin smoothly, blends easily (for best results use a face blending brush, this will prevent streaks) and creates a natural finish. I would not call this stick a foundation since foundation does tend to run on the heavier side and provides more coverage. This goes on sheer, more like a BB or CC stick that helped take care of my minor flaws (blotchiness, subtle acne scars, uneven skin tone) and made my skin look dewy and gorgeous. This had me beaming with utter joy. For a “foundation” product that is not oil-free I was shocked to see that it did not make my skin anymore oilier than it already is. I wore this for an 8 hour day and my skin remained in tact with just the usual oily t-zone and no flare ups of any kind. I know everyone’s skin can react differently to a face product, but I totally think this is worth giving some attention to the next time you drop by and visit Flower Beauty . And, if your sensitive there is a natural anti-inflammatory (Gotu-Kola) infused in each stick to help soothe any irritations or inflammation your skin may have. Drew’s goal was to make “high end cosmetics at drugstore prices” giving you the quality cosmetics you want and deserve. I’m starting to think this is going to be the beginning of a flowerful relationship. Stay beautiful! xo.