Due to the lovely Grey at LeGothique’s Pick of the Week last week, I wanted to try L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base. When I happened to head into Walmart on Friday, I saw it there and it came home with me. Today is the first day I’ve tried wearing it, and I decided to try it without any foundation. I used only a very light dusting of Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder in clear.
I also put together that look I mentioned wanting to try with Alima Pure’s Fairy Tale Holiday Collection. I’m not 100% pleased with it. I feel like I look weird since I didn’t use a gel liner. I also feel like Magic Wand is probably a tad too dark to be used alone as a highlighter on my browbone. It’s a good transitional shade though.
Dreamy – gold-glittered pink
Glass Slipper – soft silvery yellow
Spun Gold – deeper golden shade
Magic Wand – a magical, nude shimmer
Fairy Godmother – medium purple with silver sparkle
Zen – warm pink
Poison Apple – rosy blush with peachy shimmer
The End – an almost-black eyeliner with diamond-like silver shimmer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Alima Pure Glass Slipper – inner lid, inner v, inner lower lash line
Alima Pure Spun Gold – outer lid
Alima Pure Magic Wand – from crease to eyebrows
Alima Pure Fairy Godmother – applied widely in crease, then I applied some Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy to the outer crease, and then I applied more Fairy Godmother
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy – in outer crease on top of first layer of Fairy Godmother, along upper lash line
Alima Pure The End – on top of Pixie Epoxy along upper lash line, outer lower lash line
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero – to define brows
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Yeyo – lower water line
Hard Candy 1000 Lashes Primer
Flirt! It Curls Mascara
L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
Aromaleigh Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder in Clear
Alima Pure Blush in Poison Apple
Alima Pure Magic Wand – to highlight
Hard Candy blush in Bombshell – to contour
Honeybee Garden Lip Liner in Zen – lined and filled in lips
MAC Lipglass in Dreamy
I’m not sure if Fairy Godmother was so hard to work with initially because I put down a layer of Magic Wand or what. Adding just a touch of Pixie Epoxy was great, but then I had to blend a ton. Finally I added more Fairy Godmother on top of it and blended it out and then my crease looked ok. It was way more work than I normally do!
I feel kinda kinda naked without having any foundation on my face, especially because I have a few blemishes. However, it seems like the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base doesn’t look bad, especially with the Aromaleigh Ultra Resolution Finishing powder. Unfortunately, my T-zone does feel just a touch oily, so I don’t know if I should try some sort of mattifying finishing powder (is there one? if so, who makes it?) or just try a light dusting of my normal foundation on top. I actually feel like my skin, aside from the blemishes, looks really good with this face combination.
What do you think?
Tags: FOTD, Gold Look, Purple Look
I love it, the colors r very pretty: )
Your skin looks gorgeous without foundation, I only wish mine looked as mine!
Thank you Mai! I get nervous about it, but I’m trying it more often.
This is a very pretty look and your skin looks great even without foundation.
Thank you so much Gio! I appreciate the vote of confidence!
I love this purple and gold look! I agree that Magic Wand may be a tad dark as a highlighter. But the overall look is beautiful! And you don’t look weird without any gel liner!
Thank you Peach! Yeah, I think I’m just so darn pale that a highlighter that may work for most people, may not work on me. That’s probably why I tend to prefer more extreme/whiter highlighters.
SoBe makes a reallllly nice Oil Control face powder that you should check out. I’ve been dusting that on my T when I use the L’oreal stuff, which I love completely.
I will definitely check it out
Grey, I can’t thank you enough for your review on the L’Oreal primer. I REALLY like the results of it on my face with just a bit of powder or foundation dusted over. I haven’t felt confident enough to be ‘naked’ skin color in a long time, because I always worry about my natural pink overtone.
Very pretty loves it!
Thank you Amber!
I think this is a soft, pretty look. Loving the purple and gold, it’s one of my favorite combos. Might have to check out Alima now for this collection…thanks!
You’re quite welcome Michelle! I think Alima put together a fantastic Holiday collection!