Sunday, September 19, 2010

Carpe Diem. Sieze the day

Hola my beauty lovers. I called this carpe diem because I have so much to share with you all! So I'm seizing the day with this blog post. Hope you don't mind. So I have some goodies I'd like to share with you all.
I wore MAC Pro Longwear Foundation for 14 full hours. I applied it at 11am, went out later at night without reapplying the foundation, and washed it off a little after 2am. Christine on temptalia said testing out foundation is a longer process which I agree. So far this is my first impression and I am very impressed.
The pump locks
You get a good amount with one pump
A little goes a long way
I think of it as a face stain in my opinion
Very natural finish
Nontransferable! I had this problem with Studio Fix and Sculpt
Doesn't feel heavy
If you apply to much, it easily looks cakey
Still need to blot, but not as much. My face wasn't as shiny as it would get with Studio Sculpt
Overall, I'm very, very happy with this foundation and I wanted to show you all how I looked at 2am. I was a little shiny but I was out partying so it was kind of expected, but I'm still impressed with the lasting power. For reference, I am NW45.

Next, I wanted to try a Fall look.

I wanted something to match my nails, so I went to my Coastal Scents palette but didn't really have the colors I wanted. I wanted some pigmented oranges and yellows which CS kind of lacked, but I still gave it a go. I'm not 100% happy with it. Personally, I think I needed some darker versions of these colors in my collection, like the CS Fall Festival Palette.

Next...I wanted to talk about Revlon PhotoReady. (I'm wearing it above) I remembered looking at Temptalia's foundation matrix and my match was supposedly Cappucino. I picked it up and am wearing it right now. I wanted to show you all the comparisons with my Pro Longwear.
Here are the bottles taken with flash, as you can see, the colors are very similar.
without flash, pro longwear on top, revlon on bottom
with flash, pro longwear on top, revlon on bottom
with flash, pro longwear on top, revlon on bottom
w/o flash, pro longwear on top, revlon on bottom
I don't know how many hours PhotoReady is supposed to last so I'll have a better review on it next time, but right now it feels lightweight and gives a nice finish. Very pleased to find a drugstore foundation I can go to. It was $12 at Target!
Also, since I'm running low on Fresh Brew l/s and Tuesday I'm gona spend all my$ on VV, I tried looking for a dupe. I had no idea how hard dupes are to find! I picked up Revlon l/s in Champagne on Ice and NYC Liquid lip shine in Cappucino.

Revlon and NYC are no match for my MAC, but I ended up liking how the two work together even though its not nude
in natural sunlight by my window

with flash
& lastly, yes I'm almost done, I bought Crest White Strips. This is day two wearing them so I'll keep you all posted by the end of the week.
Okay I'm done! Thank you all for taking the time to read, comment, stop by, check out my goodies, everything. I'm almost at 50 followers! :)
xoxo If you have any good drugstore finds, let me know!


  1. you look GORGEOUS pretty girl :)
    Your makeup always look so pretty :)

    xo Christine

  2. I really like your nails! They are so pretty! :)

  3. Hi KayKay,
    now you make me wanna try Mac foundation! It look so great on you!You look gorgeous! and thank you for sharing with us (doing the comaprison). and your nails is so pretty!

  4. i love your makeup look. and i love the fact that you called this post carpe diem. so inspiring. :)

  5. love the lip color your wearing and your nails are to cute
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  6. u really are beautiful gal,ur nails r so pretty&ur hair is fab as well..both foundations look perfect on ya

  7. whoa, awesome nails! and you look beautiful!

  8. Thanks for the review! I was wondering about the pro long wear foundation. It may be my next purchase.

  9. Wow I wanna try that new MAC foundation Ive seen some 2 reviews already. For myself the Photo ready foundation doesnt work as I have large pores and it accdentuates them. I really like your nails and how your e/s look.

  10. You look pretty!
    It's a shame MAC foundations doesn't work for me, they are too yellow for my skin tone!

    Confessions of a Beautyholic

  11. I want to try that foundation, but I don't have any MAC stores near so...I'll have to wait

  12. Love the eyeshadow and your nails look great! I've heard great things about the MAC concealer too, I'll definitely have to give it a try! :)

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