Sephora Cushion Foundation and Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder | Hit or Miss?

Today I am sharing my first impressions of Sephora’s Wonderful Cushion Foundation and Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder.

Overall, I liked the formula of the cushion foundation. However, the shade was NOT a match for me and I was extremely disappointed since the shade I purchased is the deepest shade they offer. I was VERY pleased with the setting powder. It’s nice that it comes in a shade for deeper skintones. It even warmed up the foundation. It just wasn’t able to warm it up enough to take the ash away.

I recommend both products, but only if you can find the foundation in a shade that matches your skin tone. If you are fairer, you won’t have an issue with that.

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Makeup Used:

1. Sephora Wonderful Cushion Foundation (35 Bronze), $11:
2. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Warm Deep):

Makeup I’m Wearing in addition to the above:

1. Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Lipstick (Cherry Pop), $18.50:
2. Andrea 5-of-a-Kind Lash #53, $11.99:

Nail Polish I’m Wearing:

SquareHue Nail Polish (Ling)


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My Beauty Addiction Fall Lippie Review + Swatches!!

Earlier this year, I was introduced to the wonder that is My Beauty Addiction (MBA). They sell a variety of beauty products, such as lipsticks, lip glazes, lip scrubs, eyeshadows, lashes, make up brushes. You name it, they more than likely sell it! I am a HUGE fan of all of their lipsticks. The quality is amazing, the color selection is vast, and the prices are super affordable! Also, it’s a huge bonus that their products are handmade and they even offer samples of their lippies and eyeshadows. So, what’s not to love! They also sell other brands on their site, such as LA Girl Cosmetics. Get into my most recent lipstick purchase below!

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LA Girl Matte Velvet Lipstick in Relentless, $4.00
 This is the second LA Girl lippie I have purchased from MBA. The color is really pretty. However, I think it takes quite a few layers to get the opacity that I prefer. Also, this product really doesn’t have much staying power. It lasts for a couple of hours before it starts to fade…that’s without eating or drinking. So, I would really only recommend wearing this if you are just running out to the grocery store or something quick.

MBA Luxury Matte Lipstick in Salsa, $9.50
 OMG this color is EVERYTHING! Salsa is a warm red; the perfect red, fall lipstick. The color payoff is amazing! Although this is a matte formula, it is actually very moisturizing in comparison to other matte formulas. It glides on very smooth and isn’t patchy once applied to the lips. Definitely another go to red for me! I highly recommend this lipstick to anybody looking for the perfect go to red!

MBA Color Rich Lipstick in Violetta, $5.50
I am a huge fan of the color rich lipsticks and have been since I first started purchasing from MBA. This is the first time I purchased lipstick from MBA in the jar formula. Normally I purchase their lipstick in the tube. However, I wanted to try the jars because the color payoff is a little richer when I apply from the jar versus the tube. But, that is just my opinion. Anyway, Violetta is the perfect shade of purple for an evening out when you are not trying to be super bold with your lips. It is described as “a deep, red purple with a shimmer” on the website and that is the perfect description for the color.

MBA Sugar Babies Jojoba Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar, $5.50

This is my first time trying the lip glazes and I am trying to figure out why I have waited so long. I am usually not a huge fan of super glossy lipsticks, so maybe that’s why I never tried it. However, this formula is glossy, but it’s not extremely shiny. It’s moisturizing and it isn’t sticky. An added bonus, it tastes like sugar! YUM! The only issue you will run into with this lip glaze is trying not to lick it off your lips!  

Which of these lippies will you be trying out? 

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