Hello beautiful people! I’ve now eliminated “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “American Sniper” from my list of Oscar nominated films to see. I enjoyed them both, but for completely different reasons. I’ve got three down, and four to go! I believe “The Imitation Game” will be next. I really love movies, and need take more time to just sit still and watch a few.
I have really been on a foundation kick lately, and am happy to report that everything I’ve tried, I’ve loved. The BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme is no exception.
To be perfectly honest, I have never been a fan of full coverage foundations. In fact, this is the FIRST full coverage formula I have ever tried. I’ve always preferred a light to medium finish, but as I’ve gotten older, I realize that I got a good bit of stuff that needs covering!!! And sometimes, you just might want a bit more of an “air-brushed” look for an event.
This baby offers 20 shades; from the fairest of fair to the deliciously chocolate. My perfect match is “Olive”. For comparison purposes, I am NC40 in MAC.
This foundation has a pump (yay!). Honestly, a full pump is a bit too much. I do the “funky finger, just a half pump please” dance with when trying to dispense. Wish I could provide a video. Really. It’s a real thing.
As much as I love the BECCA One Perfecting Brush, it is not the best applicator for this foundation (as you can see, this brush has gotten a lot of love from me!). This brush tends to grab too much of this product, and can cause a full coverage disaster.
The key to beautiful application of this foundation is to use small amounts, and BLEND as quickly as possible. I mean work Ninja fast – one section of your face at a time. I prefer my Shiseido Foundation Brush for this formula.
As you can see, the formula is a bit thick (and above is the half-pump I just described). I barely touched the left side to swatch. So, while it is a thicker formula, if you are diligent with application (blend, blend, blend), you will get a gorgeous finish. No cake face. Aside from under eye concealer, I did not have to use any other camouflage on my face. It covered my redness and hyper-pigmentation perfectly. For my fellow mature ladies, as long as you don’t over-apply, it does not settle into lines/wrinkles.
If you follow me on social media, you know I lost one of my beloved cats. Few more words about my cats, they just had new friends, 2 cute bunnies, they all live in a same house – a very large outdoor rabbit hutch – with happiness.
In memory of my sweet rescue kitty, Atticus (January 20, 2015). RIP. He always made time to make us stop and be loving.
Again, thanks for reading!