Thursday, August 12, 2010

Brace Yourself!

I'm serious guys, there is a shock ahead. . . . 

This is what I look like first thing in the morning.  Ta da!  
The reason I'm subjecting you to this sight, is because I wanted to show you all some new products that I've been using, and what better way than to show some before and after shots?

First up is Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Bisque.

(Sorry the pictures aren't great. I was using my phone because my camera battery died on me.)

I have heard so many rave reviews for this stuff, that I finally gave into the hype and bought it.  I usually wear a mineral foundation, especially when it's hot outside because I don't like the feeling of a heavy foundation.  This stuff feels great on, and it isn't heavy at all.  It doesn't provide the best coverage, but it's great if you want to let your freckles peek through. It's also got an SPF of 30, so it's perfect for wearing if you're going to be outside in the sun.  It's also a little pricey (at least for me - luckily I had a gift card) at $42. 
I give it a 4 out of 5. 

The other new product that I picked up is the Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder.
This is a one-shade-suits-all type product, and even though it looks white in the jar, it goes on without any color.  It feels amazing on my skin.  It has silica in it, and it leaves my face feeling velvety soft.  It also seems to set my makeup really well, and provides a sort of luminous look.  This product is also a little on the pricey side at $30, but a tiny amount goes a long way. 
I give this a 4.5 out of 5.

And now for the after photos: 

So there you have it.  Now you belong to a very select group of people who have seen me without makeup on (my husband, parents, sister, and sister-in-law).  You should feel honored. . . . or horrified.  : ) 


  1. I feel honored ;) you look still cute without makeup

  2. You look great! Thanks for the product post.....Im always on the lookout for new things...its so much harder to just 'randomly' pick something out in the store....have a great day!

  3. I need to hire you to give me some makeup lessons, lady!

  4. Ooh, you look gorgeous and you're a true beauty even without the makeup.

  5. Mary and Michaniya - Thanks, you are both very sweet. I think I get so used to putting on "my face" before I leave the house, that I've become afraid to let people see me without it.

    Collette - I'm the same way! I love seeing reviews for products that I'm interested in.

    Sal - Anytime! No charge. ; )

  6. Stop playing, you don't look bad without makeup - that's your God given beauty :D

    You look cute with make-up too! :D I love your hair colour as well.

  7. You look terrific without makeup but wow, the after! Definitely sold me on it!

  8. OMG MY EYES!!! Just kidding, you look great with or without makeup... I have the MUFE HD foundation set and I love love love it... you do great makeup... you diva you!!! ~besitos~

  9. wow, you look so pretty, even without the makeup. I've posted pictures of me without makeup too, but I really don't look so good.

  10. Eve - Thank you! I missed being a redhead.

    Linda & Maria - I appreciate your sweet comments. Thanks so much!

    Queen - You called me a diva?! I am honored. ;)

  11. What are you talking about, you look BEAUTIFUL without makeup! Now my face, well thats a different story! haha i look a hot mess before i "put on my face" and do my hair! >.< lol

    -Christina <3