New Drugstore Gems - Summer Beauty
For the base, 3 things. First the Colorstay Whipped foundation by Revlon. It's almost custard feeling in texture but boy does this stay on and look the same throughout the day, even on long sweaty walks through tourist spots. One trick that helped me find my color was to look at the original Colorstay line, the names and colors of both lines seem similar but the whipped version is hard to see though the thick glass. Something else that's a must try/pack is Revlon's Photoready color correcting primer (light lavender one) which literally blurs imperfections as if a Photoshop brush was being used yet skin still looks naked. It keeps things matte all day too. Surreal! Next, Covergirl & Olay's Simply Ageless eye corrector which actually does just that while feeling moisturizing. To set it all, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind powder. What's really helpful about this is it has SPF 20 sunblock in it and does not make my face look powdered or cakey. The tiny shimmer is weird in an eyeshadow fallout sort of way but it works so nice that can be overlooked.
A few more to toss in is Glam'Eyes mascara by Rimmel London. Mascara is always such a personal thing and depends on ones particular lashes but this is almost the same as 2 mascaras in one so it seemed there would be more of a chance of liking it. No flaking or tarantula lashes has been the best part. Another quick eye pick-me-up is the Nude Eyes eyeliner set by Physicians Formula. They're a tad shimmery, creamy and do not budge once set... and it comes with 3! Sally Hansen's Color Quick nail polish pen is one of the few that actually works and keeps working. Perfect for fixing trashed, from the pool, mani's on the fly before dinner. Lastly, a little protection in the sweltering heat, Secret Clinical Strength which comes in travel sizes too.
Image: mam & Magda for Gave That