I really wanted to put it to the test so I wore it in 90 degree heat through long bike rides and some serious, hat free block by block shopping. Looking in the mirror afterwards it looked dewy but held together amazingly well. When I took it off no sun burns or signs of sun poisoning which gives it major props. The only downfall is this is not a foundation that is friendly to dry or Retin A treated skin and during the colder months, I doubt I'll be able to use it. This is definitely worth a try and a good foundation to pick up when in a pinch.
For the eyes I have three things, one this cute black padded Little Black Beauty Book warm edition by E.L.F. (eyes, lips, face). It's filled with really pretty bronzes, rose golds and a few pops of blue and green. It reminds me a bit of my Napoleon Perdis' one from ages ago, the shadows are not as fine but I was surprised how good they are and the padding helps keep them safe. The other is the new clump crusher lashblast mascara by Cover Girl. No clumping? It lives up to that and gives a natural effect, flake free, easy to wash off with soap experience which is nice while on vacay but I have to admit to linking this glossy Jordana one better for volume. Then something I really have come to adore, the warm Nude eye palette from Physicians Formula. There are many versions of this nude palette now but the "warm" one is filled with shimmery golds and bronzes that add a sheen as opposed to chunky glitter. Plus they work wet as eyeliner too.
For the lips I have this cute little tube with the high heel dangling off of it by Physicians Formula called sexy booster lip stain in their red shade. Boy is it red and classic! Dabbing it on lightly and rubbing it in makes a really nice, rosy effect that lasts all day too plus it smells of vanilla and is delicious.
Lastly some color for the nails. One is my new favorite blue called Trendy by Revlon from their summer 2013 collection. One of the best applying Revlon's I've encountered yet and takes me back to the good old days of loving their polishes. Dried quick and is surprisingly chip resistant sans top coat. Even on sandy toes. What was really surprising was how good these new Cover Girl nail polishes are, every single one I've tried so far has come out the exact color you see in the bottle. How rare! My favorite, favorite is their bright go-go mango (lives up to name), a beautiful peacock feather teal by the name of constant Caribbean and one that looks surprisingly similar (a dupe?) to Butter London's rosie lee called timeless rubies. 3 of these together make such a sweet gift. The best part is they dry so fast, do not chip and stay shinny which is incredible on my constantly tapping fingers.
All of these can be found in most drugstores, supermarkets and big box stores here in the US. For more drugstore beauty finds this year see my previous post here.
Image: mam for Gave That