It’s not every day that I wear makeup anymore since I’m at home with the little one full time right now but when I do wear it I’m often left wanting more from my beauty products. Every women wants the pore-less picture perfect skin advertised in the glossy full length ads of our girly magazines, complimented by flawless air brush applied makeup that takes years of our faces and many of the featured products promise to do just that. We get our hopes up and our wallets out in pursuit of the unbelievable but two makeup products are finally making good on their claims.
Take it from a woman that’s tried nearly every product line, a good foundation is hard to find for numerous reasons. Beginning with the search for the correct correlating shade for your complexion, to the desired coverage effects ranging from sheer to full, and finally the length of coverage throughout the day or night picking the right foundation can be frustrating for the average make up novice. Although it disheartened me to find Rimmel’s Lasting Finish 25H Foundation with Comfort Serum seriously lacking in ethnic skin shade diversity, making it unwearable for myself, the 201 Classic Beige foundation color was the perfect match for my Caucasian husband who graciously sampled the beauty product for me with wonderful results. Being a man the last thing my husband does to complete his “beauty” routine is apply foundation to his face but he’s always had the opinion that most foundation-wearing women tend to have dry looking and dull skin with strange lifeless pigmentation. He was pleasantly surprised to find that Rimmel’s Lasting Finish 25H Foundation went on smoothly, covered his red areas whilst retaining his natural appearance, and even felt just as comfortable as wearing nothing due to Rimmel’s built-in Comfort Serum.
Although I wasn’t able to wear the foundation outside of the house due to the ill-fated color match, I did apply the foundation to my cheek for a 24hr period inside my home and found that even though I was running after a fast crawling 11 month baby, Sweating to the oldies during a workout routine, and cleaning my house like a mad woman the proof was in the foundation as it did live up to its claim of lasting for up to 25 hours on the face without much need for reapplication. Best of all I didn’t have that tight or greasy feeling left on my face by most foundations. Should Rimmel decide to become more inclusive in its foundation color wheel selection, they’ll certainly have a loyal customer out of me. All Rimmel products are available for purchase at your local Walmart, Target, CVS, Ulta Beauty, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Meijer. For more Rimmel beauty products, news, and fan photos join Rimmel on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Another stay-put beauty product that I was thrilled to discover was New York Color’s HD Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner. And when they say HD, they mean HD! I tried out the race neutral and eye catching colors of Deep Purple, and Turquoise, but they also have traditional black and brown eyeliner shades. Due to my darker complexion I have the hardest time finding eyeliners that really pop against my skin so I was thrilled to find that NYC’s eyeliner really lit up my eyelids for a bright cheery look. So in love with the results, I actually used all three colors to create one “peacock” inspired look, using the built-in blending brushes to flawlessly layer each color. I also wore this liner for a 24hr period whilst completing rigorous activities and hours late found the eye liner right where I placed it hours before. I especially loved the super skinny color crayon of the liner that made creating the perfect ca eye wing tip look painlessly. I’ve never been to New York but the NYC HD Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner makes for the perfect handbag size substitute that packs a mighty punch to the eyes but not the wallet for just $2! Eyeliner available for purchase at your local Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. Check out NYC’s best beauty tips and photos on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.