I am SO glad my family decided to go to Puerto Rico this month! Totally needed a vacation before school starts up again! Puerto Rico is beautiful, even though it’s just as hot (if not hotter) than Florida. The flight was about 2 and a half hours. It got delayed which was a bummer because it cut into our plans but that’s okay. It was still an amazing trip nonetheless.
I talk about makeup a lot on my blog, but I never really talk about removal! My friend requested this post and I thought it was such a good idea! Good skin is the key to good makeup!
So many brands have setting powders – how do you know which ones to choose?! From watching a bagillion reviews on Youtube, I narrowed it down to these two: the Ben Nye setting powder and the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder.
I think they are both high quality products. I ordered my Ben Nye powder from Amazon and the sifter didn’t work, but that was the only problem I had quality wise. They both feel like very luxurious products
They are both pretty finely milled. However, I do find the Laura Mercier to be a bit more finely milled. It’s so smooth and almost silly, if that makes sense. When I bake with the Ben Nye Powder, I can actually feel the product on my skin, and the product being “baked” in (which is good – it kinda feels “tight”). I don’t feel that with the Laura Mercier powder and I think it’s because of the finely milled-ness. I also like that the Ben Nye Powder has a slightly pink sheen. The pink is not even noticeable, it’s more of “undertone” type of look.
I think the Ben Nye powder lasts longer on oily skin than the Laura Mercier does. My face doesn’t really get too shiny when I bake with the Ben Nye. However, it DOES get shiny with the Laura Mercier powder like I normally would.
They are both great powders but the Ben Nye seems to be less finely milled, although it does last longer for oily skin. If you have dry skin, the Laura Mercier is probably not an issue. My skin is REALLY oily by the way so think about that before making a decision. I also really like the color with Ben Nye setting powder (they have other colors as well as a translucent color).
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A special person in my life planned a super cute surprise for me! I knew it was something Disney but I wasn’t sure where! Turns out we were going to the cinderella castle! It was such an awesome experience! Since it was a pretty big occasion, I was seriously excited to get all dolled up for this look (I live for the days I get to be extra)!
Here’s what I wore:
Pink is such a feminine and gorgeous color! A lot of us shy away from pink thinking it’ll make us look like a younger girl, BUT done the right way, it can look really nice and mature! Check out my take on a pretty pink makeup look!
Everyone that uses this foundation claims it’s so full coverage – like the queen of all full coverage foundations! That’s why I was so excited to finally try it! I’m late to the game, I know, but better late then never, right?