Ulta & Sephora!!!!!!!!!!!
Since I had time, I inquired about the new color match technology at Sephora & if I needed an appt. Nope - Miss Candance had me seated immediately and explained so much - how this technique was designed for Sephora and once you are color matched you have a wide range of choices - do you prefer liquid or powder foundation - matte, natural etc. The info is then sent to your email so you don't have to remember all the choices. It was a great experience. I don't think I have had the correct color of foundation in my lifetime. But with this little tool we found the right color for me in powder which is what I prefer this time of year. She was very knowledgeable and lovely to work with. By the way, my color is 1R06. I chose a Laura Mercier powder foundation - a line I have never tried.
While there, I also bought another Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light - this has just the sheerest hint of pink. This is not shimmery but produces a lovely glow - I am crazy for this product. There is also a light bronzer color that would just give the sheerest color in winter.
Ok, I am crazy for some high end brands as much as the next girl but I am NOT spending $100 for blush - yep, that is my line in the sand. And you know in the back of your mind there is a similar/replica out there somewhere. I want this economy to straighten up & fly right but my spending astronomical amounts on products that I will probably not use every day is not the way to go - come on honestly, do you not have other blushes that you thought you could not live without?? We all have done it - and we are wiser for it.
Rant off !
So on this note, let me give a shout out to NYX Cosmetics - I found this eye shadow at my drugstore & it has been sitting around unused - no reason other than I just have not taken the time to play with it. So of course, I had to knock it off my vanity & it fell flat on the floor. Before I picked it up I assumed I would be throwing it away since it would be a smashed powdery mess. NO!!!!!!!!!! Not one little edge flaked off!
I was nicely surprised that it was well made because it was not expensive. I plan on trying other products simply because I had a good experience with this brand.