My new favorite foundation is Bobbi Brown’s new cushion compact foundation. I have it in two shades: light-medium and medium (one for when I’m tan).
When I’m looking for foundation, I look for one that doesn’t feel thick or greasy. I like a “dewy” finish verses matte. I like pretty good coverage and I also gravitate toward department store brands verses drugstore. I’ve also noticed that lately a bunch of brands are coming out with foundations with high SPFs. I’m a huge fan of this. I will take all the extra SPF I can get. I wear the Obagi SPF 50 matte under this and it makes for the perfect base. No need for a fancy primer.
You might notice the funky little brush here too. It’s the O Wow Brush from ElementsBeautyShop.com (named by users for the awe-inspiring feel of the bristles and the airbrush effect, gives a streak-free, seamless makeup finish). It is THE best foundation brush. It’s SO soft and makes foundation go on super fast. The foundation comes with this little puff but I don’t like to use it at all. I press the brush into the cushion to pick up the product and glide it on. I carry it with me for touchups through out the day, along with this concealer.
Like several other Bobbi products, it pops out of it’s case for refills. So you pay $50 for the compact and the foundation the first time you buy it, and then only $35 to refill it. It’s Nordstrom exclusive, so you can only get it here.
Have you tried it? What did you think what’s your favorite foundation?
In no particular order…..
1.learning new things
2.how much my dad loves the GEICO gecko.
3.spray tans – an instant mood- booster
5.Playing peekaboo with my cat
7.wearing a gown
8.the prettiest dog I’ve ever seen
9.coconut la croix
10.the perfect manicure/pedicure shades
11.sliders – especially the tiny burgers at Pippin Hill (the view doesn’t hurt either)
13.listening to books on audible
15.leopard print shoes (…and coats, and dresses and blouses and everything)
15.fancy skincare products
18.teaching at VCU
19.my bow shoes
24.interspecies animal friendships
I ordered “Always Stunning Convertible Dress” from Lulus for my little brother’s wedding last month and it turned out to be absolutely perfect. I was initially skeptical about shopping at Lulus because it’s so cheap ($58), but you couldn’t tell at all by the fabric and the way it fit.
There are a bunch of different ways to wear the dress, and I opted for crossing it over in the front and wearing it as a halter. My aunt helped me tie a bow in the back so the fabric wouldn’t drag. If there was one con about the dress, it’s that the back can come untied easily. I had to fix it once or twice throughout the night.
The dress was SO comfortable and I washed it in the washing machine (cold water) and nothing terrible happened to it. Super low maintenance and it looks so nice. This would be a perfect dress for traveling because the fabric doesn’t get wrinkled.
Here’s me with my little brother Davey.
And here it is from the back:
Here are some of the other ways the website suggests wearing it. I almost wore it how it’s pictured on the left.
Bonus: Here’s our brother-sister dance.😭