Benefit PORE fessional

This is one of my absolute FAVORITE products. This is the one thing (besides my mascara) that I always keep stocked and ready. It works so well at covering my big pores for a smooth, soft looking face. Its a creamy, lightweight formula that is super easy to cover with foundation or to wear alone for a natural look.

I love Benefit products but this is my favorite by far, I think it is worth every penny and I think it lasts a decent amount of time for the little bit it is. If you have large pores, TRY THIS OUT ASAP!! You will not regret it. 🙂



Make Up Forever- Mat Velvet+ Foundation

I’m SO behind on my blog posts, but anyway, here’s one from a while ago.

Makeup Forever’s Mat Velvet+ Foundation. It’s a matifying foundation (obv.), oil-free, and water resistant. This foundation wasn’t for me… I don’t know if it was the ingredients or the oils from my skin or a combination of both, but whatever the issue was it did not agree with my skin. It didn’t last NEARLY long enough for a foundation I would use and it would crease and basically melt in some spots.

With that being said, it was a very lightweight foundation and I loved how it looked right after application, which is why I think it was probably just the oil in my skin that didn’t agree with the formula.

It wasn’t extremely outrageous at Sephora, so I’m sure Ulta would probably be an even better price. I would recommend trying a sample if you have oily skin like I do because it might work better with your skin type!



Laura Mercier Lipstick

Almost done reviewing my last Sephora haul! 

Anyway, this is another lipstick that was included in the nude lips thing I bought from Sephora. I’ve never tried another Laura Mercier product, so this was a decent first experience with the brand. 

(also, ignore my green face mask, didn’t plan on trying lipsticks until after 🙃).

Laura Mercier Lipstick
The color is Crème Smooth, since the picture is a little blurry. It’s more of a brown nude color. It is definitely a smooth lipstick, creamy formula and it went on easy. 

Laura Mercier
my lips look awkward in these

I think I would like this lipstick more if the color was matte and not shiny. I just don’t know how to wear brown lipsticks but maybe I’ll figure it out this fall? Hopefully anyway, I love nude colors! 

Kay Von D studded lipstick 

I was super excited about this! I bought this in addition to the nude lip box, but I was really excited to try the liquid eyeliner too. However, due to my awful experience with liquid eye liner, I’m not going to review that product. I’m not good enough with liquid eye liner to review a post for everyone to judge on. 

I love the bright pink color of this lipstick. However, I’m not too crazy about the glitter in it. It’s not as gritty feeling as some lipsticks with glitter, but I’m still not a huge fan. BUT the color is great and it’s definitely a long lasting lipstick. 

Kat Von D, studded lipstick in Magick

I would love to have this lipstick in a different shade though. It’s very bright and I tend to stay with darker shades. I still love the color though.  

Tarte Lip Paint

nude lip box

Part of my most recent purchase from Sephora, I picked this sample box of different shades and brands of nude lip products. There were a total of five different products in the lip box. 

This post is focused on the Tarte lip paint.  I really like the shade of the lip paint. The texture is sort of different, but it isn’t something that would push me away from the product. It’s a very creamy formula, I think. 

Tarte Lip Paint
tarte lip paint

It lasts a very long time, even with eating and drinking. I was impressed. Overall, the color is my favorite. I’m not a huge fan of the creaminess of the lip paint, but that’s my personal preference. (there’s no name on the sample and I didn’t take a picture of the box…..Opps.😅)  *UPDATE: It’s called Namaste.” 😊

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Rose Face Mask

If you’ve ever ordered from Sephora, you know you get 3 free samples with your purchase, which is where these came from. 

THANK GOSH I didn’t pay money for these! Given that everyone’s different and I’m sure some people love these products, and truthfully I’m sure I’d like different products from this brand, but I did not like these at all. 

First, the soy cleanser. It was clear and sort of runny. It did make my face really soft, but I didn’t like the smell. It also didn’t impress me with clearing my skin or anything, but I did only have a sample size so I didn’t use it very long either. 

Second, the rose face mask. I love face masks, so I was really excited to try this when I chose it from the samples. My biggest turn off from this was the color and texture. Look at it….


Rose face mask…

It was brown and had real rose petals which might be okay for some people, but to me it just made me feel like I was wiping mud all over my face. It didn’t smell great either. 😩 These were both total let downs for me, but as you can tell it was mainly aesthetic features for me. 

First up…

Urban Decay’s Mattifying Powder! Let me start off by saying that I LOVE Urban Decay products. I haven’t found a product I haven’t liked of theirs, so maybe I am a little biased. Anyway, I was a little sceptical of buying this because my skin gets so oily so fast, and all the products that claim to be “oil absorbing” or something of the sort, never ever work. 

I started by wearing the Mattifying powder over my foundation to work a few times, but that’s a little too hopeful to keep my skin non-shiney after 8 hours of being around grease in a hot little building. 😩 So anyway, I finally tried the powder in a realistic setting today! 

*Keep in mind, I’m not exaggerating when I say my skin is super oily.*

I applied the powder over my foundation again today around 9:30am, by 1:00pm my face looked like an oil spill, which is normal for me. So I applied the mattifying powder again, as a ‘touch up’ kind of thing. The packaging says you can apply to your bare skin, over foundation or as a on-the-go touch up, sort of like blotting papers, so I would try all the various ways to see what works for you. I personally think it works best as a touch up during the middle of the day kind of thing. I would definitely recommend this product, especially if your T-Zone gets oily like mine does.  

Before applying the powder…(this picture does not do justice for how oily my face gets🙄)


After applying the powder!
Hope this helps!