Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation in Pearl

Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation
A breathable liquid foundation that claims to cover and conceal while also improving your skin? I was instantly intrigued and couldn’t wait to test out the Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation.

Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation was developed with plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and scientists. It contains a patented Ceravitae Complex which claims to support new skin cell production and aids in the healing process. It also contains Vitamin E, grape seed extract, and salix alba extract which work together to create a breathable protective ‘second skin’.

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maybelline skin-transforming powder

Maybelline Better Skin Skin-Transforming PowderI haven’t used powder foundation in years… Any that I’ve tried have always left my skin looking very… well… powdery. So I wasn’t expecting much when I first tried the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, my skin has some hyper-pigmentation from my pregnancy with Cordelia which thankfully has started to fade, as well as some redness and acne scarring. I was sent two shades: 80 – Rich Tan and 20 – Classic Ivory. Classic Ivory was almost a perfect match for my summer skin tone.

The packaging is perfect for tossing in my purse to do touch ups throughout the day, though I really don’t need to unless I am touching my face a lot. The sponge applicator works great and applies the powder wonderfully… and I’ve been able to wash it multiple times without it losing shape or falling apart.

The powder is oil-free, and containes salicylic acid which they say will help you achieve better-looking skin in just three weeks. I can’t say that my skin has improved from using it, but I also haven’t had any real breakouts so maybe it has. As you can see in the shots below, it does eliminate shine and unevenness, and gives a nice matte finish. It doesn’t completely cover everything, so on the darker hyperpigmentation (left side of photo) I usually apply some Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer before applying the powder.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder is Dermatologist and allergy tested, non-comedogenic, is suitable for sensitive skin and all skin types, and comes in eight shades.

My skin feels like I’m not wearing foundation at all when I have this on and it’s still in place at the end of my work day. It really is amazing. I have already hit pan on this one, so I’ll be picking up another soon!

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Eyes: Too Faced Peach Palette | KVD Tattoo Liner | Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara | Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil
Face: Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder | Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette | Too Faced Champagne Truffle
Lips: Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait

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All comments and opinions are honest and my own.

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maybelline dream velvet foundation

maybelline dream velvet foundationMy holy grail foundation for a couple years now has been Maybelline’s Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation, so I was excited to test out their new Dream Velvet Foundation. I was sent 3 of the 12 shades: 10 – Porcelain Ivory, 60 – Sandy Beige, and 95 Coconut.

Maybelline’s first hydrating matte foundation for 100% velvet-smooth perfection. Unique gel-whipped formula. Ideal for normal to combination skin, medium coverage

Why You’ll Love It: This refreshing gel-whipped foundation leaves complexion perfected and smooth with a velvety, soft-matte finish while skin stays hydrated for 12 hours.

The consistency is quite thick, like mousse, and I found the best way to apply it was to put a bit on the back of my hand, dip my flat top kabuki brush in, dab it all over my face, and then blend. I always apply a base layer and then go in and add a bit more to blemishes and spots where I need a bit more coverage. With using the new Maybelline Master Fix setting spray it typically lasts all day for me, but the reviews are extremely mixed – with some people loving it and having no issues, and others experiencing oxidization throughout the day and problems blending.

Porcelain Ivory is closest to my winter skintone so that’s what I’m wearing below. Outside of adjusting levels to brighten the images a bit the photos are untouched (the before and after is a composite) and in the final pic I have used a bit of IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye under my eyes.

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