My favorite month is coming to a close, and my makeup collection has slightly dwindled during this time. An abundance of my facial product have been used up, so I'm on the hunt for a new foundation. If you have any recommendations for normal to dry skin, please let me know!



The Face Shop Pore Care Face Mask: I found this mask to be very hydrating immediately after taking it off. However, I didn't notice any improvement in my skin once the solution absorbed into my skin. I wouldn't purchase this exact mask again, which I found at Urban Outfitters.

Tony Moly I'm Real Makgeolli Mask: My favorite sheet mask. It's very hydrating and nourishing, and one of the only masks I've found to really improve the look of my skin.

LUSH Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask: My tried and true LUSH fresh mask. The tea tree and garlic really help to combat any breakouts, so I like to have this when I feel one coming on. I highly recommend this above any other fresh mask from LUSH, though I have only tried a handful.



Coach Poppy Blossom: I rarely wear perfume, so to use one up had to be brought to everyone's attention. This was a great spring/summer perfume, a mix of fruity and floral undertones. I'm not one to stick to a regular perfume, but I would like to keep looking for others I enjoy, preferably a warm scent for the fall and winter.



Essence All About Matt! Compact Powder: This powder was a fine setting powder. It's translucent, inexpensive, and has a good lasting powder. I have plenty of powders left in my collection, so I won't be running out to pick this up again. I will keep it in mind when the time arises, though!

Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Base: This primer was surprisingly good! It didn't crease on me, and really extended the longevity of any eyeshadow. This is such a hidden gem in Ulta, it's fantastic, especially for the price of only $3-4. I'm currently using a MAC paint pot, which I also love and is much thicker than this product, but I foresee myself picking this up again in the future.


MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NC20): My first bottle of this concealer and it's fantastic! I initially used it under the eyes, but it also works well to spot conceal. I wish I knew how to open up the bottle and scoop more out, because I feel like it's not completely empty, which is the only downside to this product.

Clinique Stay-Matte Oil Free Makeup (02): This was a good foundation, a light to medium coverage. It didn't clog my pores, or appear too heavy on the skin. However, I found it oxidized a bit so the coloring was a bit off.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation (Buff): I remember loving this foundation when it first came out. The coverage was really great, no redness could be detected on my face. However, using it again I noticed it caked up easily around my nose and emphasized the size of my pores. The coverage is still good, and can be applied with both a brush and beauty blender for a great application. However, I would rather try the original Revlon Colorstay  Foundation next time I walk by the Revlon display.

Hope you have a great end of September, and have a cozy start to autumn!


Published by Sarah Polech