review: l’oreal pro glow foundation

Happy Monday, loves! If you follow the beauty community even in the slightest capacity then I’m sure you have seen that L’oreal recently released a new foundation in their infallible line. The first foundation, the infallible pro matte, was a raging success with beauty bloggers and novices alike. I never tested out the pro matte because the last thing my already dry, flaky skin needs is mattifying. So when I saw they were releasing a glowing version, I was breathing down the employees neck as they stocked the shelves.

prices range:

$10.97 at walmart.com

$11.99 at target.com

$12.99 at lorealparisusa.com

$12.99 at ulta.com

$12.99 at walgreens.com

I’ve been using this foundation just over a month and it has easily made its way to the front of my collection. As you may know, I don’t often have strong feelings about a foundation but this may be my all time favorite. The finish is just as it claims, a radiant glow. Most glowing foundations tend to have less coverage than their matte counterparts but this foundation blurs every imperfection while still looking like skin.

The foundation is a very liquid almost water-like texture that keeps it from looking cakey & like you just poured a plaster mold over your face. It is so lightweight that you don’t feel it at all during the day and I’ve never seen any transfer (even though I tend to touch my face a lot & have taken quite a few naps while wearing it). It has even remained looking fresh through intensely hot days and my broken car air conditioning.

Lately I have been using this with the nivea mens shave balm and setting it with a shiseido powder (discontinued). Even when I set the foundation with a powder & bake my skin looks dewy and moisturized! The only thing I would improve would be the packaging. I wish that it was more like the true match lumi with a pump but I can deal with it since it is so great for so cheap.

This foundation is a normal to dry skin dream! I may never find a true holy grail foundation (and Ill certainly always be on the quest) but this one is a pretty great place holder and definitely my go to (at least for nowūüėú). If any of you have recommendations of foundations you would like to see reviews of or that you are currently loving please comment below!

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review: milani conceal & perfect foundation

Happy Wednesday, loves! We are continuing our feature of Milani Cosmetics with a look at their latest sensation blowing up the beauty world. The new Milani Conceal and Perfect Foundation has been all the rave on the beauty blogging circuit as the foundation with perfect coverage that works as concealer as well. So with all the hype, I (the foundation cynic) decided to put it to the test!

prices range:

$8.52 at walmart.com

$9.99 at cvs.com

$9.99 at milanicosmetics.com

$9.99 at walgreens.com

I have owned the shade 02 natural (there are 14 shades in total) for a couple of months and been testing it out for quite a while. I had to get pretty tan for this shade to not look incredibly orange on me. I definitely would be more on the 01 creamy vanilla shade if that had been available. One of my favorite things about this foundation is the undertone. It is more on the neutral side than most¬†other drugstore foundation I’ve used. I always find that the lighter shades are super pink and even though I am pretty fair I am yellow-neutral undertoned.

I really enjoy the coverage of this foundation. Anytime I have redness or imperfections I think this foundation makes my skin look better than most in my unreasonably large collection. I still have to use under eye concealer because I find that my face lacks dimension and feels really flat without highlighting the under eye area. However, I don’t have to add extra concealer to any blemishes or discoloration.

This foundation is one of the longest wear foundations on my skin. I have a really hard time finding a foundation that lasts on me even though my skin produces practically no oil. I love the natural finish it gives because often full coverage foundations have a matte finish which doesn’t suit my dry skin.¬†The foundation is also very easy to layer and build up coverage without looking cakey or bunching up.

This is definitely in the top 5 foundations Ive tried from the drugstore. I love the glass bottle with a pump that keeps everything sanitary and stops you from wasting product. If you are on the hunt for a budget friendly medium-full coverage foundation, check out the Milani Conceal and Perfect!

As always please recommend any other products you would like to see me test out! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of the page, so you receive updates when I post. Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to you tomorrow with the last review of our Milani feature, loves.
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