Here is a look at a few items for Spring from Giorgio Armani Beauty. I love the palette!
Below is a guest review of Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation.
Recently, I ran out of foundation, and ran frantically to Target, sans make-up and in my pajamas to get some. After what seemed like thirty minutes of testing and reading labels of foundations, attempting to match my skin color and skin type, I finally decided on Maybelline Instant Age Rewind. (You can find it here!).
This liquid foundation matched my skin color near flawlessly. It was also very easy to find a color that matched, as there were many options available. Additionally, it blended easily, not drying out before it was spread and not being overly greasy. While I do not yet have wrinkles or signs of aging affecting my skin, I found that Maybelline Instant Age Rewind makes me look a few years younger by giving my skin a bit of a healthy "glow". This foundation also reduced the severity of darkness under my eyes, and covered some of my facial imperfections such as chicken pox scars, acne scars, and minor skin discolorations. I use this foundation as part of my daily make-up routine, after my concealer.
The best way I have found to apply it has been with a cosmetic sponge, dabbing gently and spreading the coverage evenly across my face. With how wonderful this product makes my face look, I am also very excited that it helps me keep my face looking healthy; protecting it from the sun's harmful rays. This foundation has sunscreen included in it so I don't have to spend time putting any on. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 18! It also contains Goji Berry and caffeine which help keep my skin looking young and refreshed every day. I recommend this product to all my friends and family members. My grandmother even recently started using Maybelline Instant Age Rewind liquid foundation. While she is always beautiful in my eyes, I have never seen her look more radiant!
Stila Stay All Day Foundation is a liquid foundation and concealer combo that also comes with an application brush. I was sent a set to try in Fair and I came away quite happy with the product.
The foundation is packaged in a glass bottle with the concealer in the cap.
The concealer cap also has a mirror, which I like.
The foundation applied quite well for me using a stippling brush. In particular, it buffed out really nice. I did not use the brush that came with the set for foundation application. It really is too small for that, but it is rather effective as a concealer brush. The foundation feels silky and indeed did wear all day for me. The concealer is also a quality item, with good coverage and wear time. At $44 for the set, it is one of the pricier foundations, but once the concealer and brush are considered with that, it is a decent value.
My one complaint about the product, which might be a blessing in disguise later is this spoon on the bottle end of the cap. It is rather goopy and drippy when removed from a full bottle. However, I suspect I will appreciate it when the bottle is nearly empty. So I suppose I shouldn’t complain much!
Here I am wearing shade Fair of the Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer which is their level 2 shade. I am quite pale and Fair was about right for me. I normally wear level 2 or 3 of most foundations and have fairly neutral skin tones. For example I usually can wear MAC NC 20 and NW 20 equally well.